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Options - Front Load Washer

Troubleshooting Laundry Accessories Last Updated 09/02/2015

LG Front Load Washers offer an array of wash options specific to different fabric types and wash cycles. Select an option from the list below to learn more about the specific option:


  • The Rinse+Spin feature allows the washing machine to perform a rinse and then a spin cycle, instead of a full wash cycle.

    To activate the Rinse+Spin cycle:

    1. Press the POWER button to turn the washing machine on.
    2. Press the RINSE+SPIN button to activate the RINSE+SPIN feature.
    3. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the RINSE+SPIN cycle.
  • prewash

    The Pre-Wash feature adds a 15 minute pre-wash cycle before the main wash for clothes that are heavily soiled.

    To activate Pre-Wash:

    1. Press the POWER button and turn the dial to the desired cycle.
    2. Press the PREWASH button to activate the PREWASH feature. The light on the PREWASH button will illuminate.
    3. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the wash cycle.
  • Delay Wash

    The Delay Wash feature allows the start of the wash cycle to be delayed for up to 19 hours. This feature can be used when it is necessary to pre-treat heavily soiled items.

    To activate Delay Wash:

    1. Press the POWER button and turn the dial to the desired cycle.
    2. Press the DELAY WASH button repeatedly to select the desired start time. The light on the DELAY WASH button will illuminate.
    3. Press the START/PAUSE button for the timer to begin.
  • Extra Rinse

    An extra rinse can be added to the wash cycle in addition to a normal rinse.

    To activate the Extra Rinse feature:

    1. Press the POWER button and turn the dial to the desired cycle.
    2. Press the EXTRA RINSE button. The light on the button will illuminate.
    3. Press the START/PAUSE to begin the wash cycle.
  • Child Lock

    The CHILD LOCK feature will lock the control panel to prevent children or others from changing the cycle settings by pressing buttons during the cycle.

    To activate the CHILD LOCK feature:

    1. Press and hold the CHILD LOCK button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. The CHILD LOCK feature is activated by this button.

      NOTE: On some models, the RINSE+SPIN button will be pressed to activate Child Lock.

    2. A CL will appear on the display of the washing machine to indicate that the Child Lock is active.
    3. To deactivate Child Lock, press and hold the PRE-WASH button for 3 seconds again. The CL should disappear from the display.
  • TurboWash
    *Available on select models

    The TurboWash™ feature of the washing machine can save up to 20 minutes per load, even on larger loads, without sacrificing performance.

    To activate the TurboWash™ feature:

    1. Press the POWER button and turn the dial to the desired cycle.
    2. Press the TurboWash™ button. The washer will automatically adjust the cycle settings.
    3. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the wash cycle.
  • Fresh Care
    *Available on select models

    When the FreshCare™ feature is activated, the washer will tumble periodically after the wash cycle ends (up to 8 hours) to help prevent wrinkles and reduce the need for ironing. This is helpful if the wash load will not be unloaded from the washing machine right after the cycle ends.

    To activate the FreshCare™ feature:

    1. Press the POWER button and turn the dial to the desired cycle.
    2. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the wash cycle.
    3. Press and hold the FreshCare™ button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. The washer will automatically adjust the cycle settings.
  • Steam
    *Available on select models

    The steam option can be added to a number or cycles for a super-hot wash and extra cleaning performance. By using a hot steam spray from above and cooler water below, fabrics get the cleaning benefits of a super hot wash, without the energy usage or potential damage to fabrics.

    To activate the Steam feature:

    1. Press the POWER button and turn the dial to the desired cycle.
    2. Press the STEAM button to activate the steam option. The washer will automatically adjust the cycle settings.
    3. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the wash cycle.

    NOTE: The STEAM feature is only available on the Tub Clean, Allergiene™, Sanitary, BrightWhites™, Bulky/Large, Cotton/Normal and Heavy Duty cycles.

  • Adding the ColdWash™ option reduces energy usage and provides the same washing performance as a warm water wash. By using 6 different wash motions (Tumbling, Rolling, Stepping, Scrubbing, Swing, and Filtration), fabrics get the cleaning benefits, without the energy usage.

    To activate the ColdWash™ option:

    1. Press the POWER button and turn the dial to the desired cycle.
    2. Press the COLDWASH button to activate the ColdWash™ option. The washer will automatically adjust the cycle settings.
    3. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the wash cycle.

    NOTE: For high wash efficiency, it is recommended to use less than 8 pounds of clothing for this option.

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