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4.0 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology

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Key Features

  • Ultra Large 4.0 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
More free time

More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.0 cu. ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That’s time saved and sore backs avoided.

Count on it

When you buy a washer, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty.

The hottest thing in cold clean

Using the cold cycle on your washer doesn’t have to mean compromising. ColdWash™ technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.

All the right moves

All the right moves

Get your clothes clean and experience a smarter way to wash with our innovative 6Motion™ technology. Each wash cycle combines up to 6 different wash motions to provide a revolutionary cleaning experience.

Wash in peace

You shouldn’t know your washer is on when you're in the next room. The LG TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system is designed to minimize washer noise and vibration for smooth, quiet performance in any room of the house - even on the 2nd floor.

Save money. Save energy.

Save money. Save energy.

When your washer uses about 30% less energy and half the amount of water used by regular washers, you’re going to make an impact—on your utility bills, your energy and water consumption, and most importantly, the environment.

SUMMARY
Design Style Front Loader
Stackable Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.0
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 38 11/16" x 29 3/4"
CAPACITY
Capacity 4.0 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
No. of Programs 7
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Large, Perm. Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Speed Wash, Tub Clean
No. of Options 9
Options Prewash, Rinse+Spin, Delay Wash, Water Plus, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, FreshCare™, ColdWash™, Signal On/Off
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Hot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,200 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 5
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
4 Tray Dispenser Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Fabric Softener
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Easy Loading TilTub™ Yes
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,200
Axis Horizontal
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted
Transparent Glass Door Yes
Door / Rim Silver Rimmed Glass Door
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
OPTIONS
Pedestal WDP4W
Pedestal (WxHxD) 27" x 13 3/5" x 28 2/5"
Stacking Kit KSTK1
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 38 11/16" x 29 3/4" (51" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 42 1/4" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 180.7 lbs/191.8 lbs
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013963
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 27"
Height 38 11/16"
Depth 29 3/4"
Depth with Door Open 51"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 43 5/16" x 31 5/16"
Weight (Product) 180.7 lbs
Weight (Shipping) 191.8 lbs
POWER SOURCE
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 10 Amps / Electric

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 268 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Followup to my review of 08/06/2014 I've read many reviews posted by customers during the last year. The majority are like me: 5 stars. I suppose there has to problem machines out of the hundreds made, but some of the comments I found distasteful, although to the writers, their feelings towards a washer was warranted, in their opinion. This machine has performed magnificently in the past year. So much so, that even though my old dryer was working good, as was my old washer, because the Sears outlet store was closing, I found an outstanding deal on a LG DLEX3370W dryer and bought it. I'll post my review on it later. So I have 2 LG machines, side by side, same size, both running great! August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great features at good value. Gets clothes clean. I love my LG washer. It has practical features that I actually use - not a lot of gimmicky fluff like more expense machines. Holds a big load and gets it clean. I left my old similar LG washer behind when I moved. After shopping around, I realized how great a value this model is. I bought another one to replace it. Now I am glad to have my LG front loader back! August 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like Night and Day! I have used the old style, topload, large agitator washing machines all of my life up until a few months ago. This washer is amazing. The many features are extremely helpful, the size and quietness are outstanding. Loading it and adding cleaning products into it is easy. The use of water is limited so that really helps toward the quarterly water bill. I think the best feature is the final spin mode. It spins so long and so fast that the clothes are practically dry when done. That really cuts down on dryer time. This machine IS efficient! July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent value for money My new front loader uses almost no detergent and much less water and energy. It senses the amount of laundry in the machine and adjusts the time for washing automatically. A count-down time lets you know how much time is left on the cycle. Clothes come out much drier than in my old top loaded, and this means less time in the dryer. I would highly recommend this LG washer to anyone looking for good value for money. May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOve love love it. Great product Cannot find anything I do not like about it. Quiet, efficient, got a great price at Home Depot. May 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Noisy, Smelly This LG washes clothes. However, IT STINKS, literally. It is noisy and shakes so hard during the spin cycle that I can feel it in the next room and worry about how it is affecting the structure of our house. Like other reviewers, we have tried to level the legs. I try to clean the rubber seal inside the door--you are supposed to dry it after every wash--but it is very difficult to get it clean and dry. I guess we should buy an extended warranty but it irks me to have to spend the extra money when the LG should be a quality item. I wish I could just get rid of it. What are you going to do about it LG? April 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by garbage So disappointed. The machine will quickly turn the water valves on and off over and over to use as little water as possible. But this creates a water hammering. This resulted in my water pipes bursting. After the pipes were fixed, a water hammer dampener was installed on both water lines, which calmed them down, but did not fix the issue. Second thing is, it shakes bad when it first starts to spin and when it slows down. I've leveled it and checked it over and over again. Even had someone else come out to level it. When it shakes it looks like the door is going to blow right open. Just the damage it is doing to my water pipes makes this machine not worth buying. I've had to double the amount of brackets that secure my water lines to the house. Ridiculous. April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm very Impressed! savings on my water bill and energy bill have been awesome. I save so much on laundry time as well. Very satisfied!! April 20, 2015
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yes, the doors can be reversed on this washer and also the matching dryer
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Yes. I had the doors to my side by side washer & dryer open like café doors, washer to the left & dryer to the right, to enable easy transfer of clothes from washer into dryer. Mine was configured as such upon installation. Yours can still be configured by yourself with proper LG directions and/or outside help if you are not confident in doing so.
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Yes, look up this item and you'll see the stacking kit that's available.
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Yes it is; you can purchase the stacking kit when you buy the set.
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Yes it comes with a stacking kit and it is metal and it screws together to hold the dryer on top.
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yes, but you have to buy the hardware to stack them, sold separately
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Why is there water in the detergent dispenser cup after each load

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Even my old washer did this. I suppose to rinse it out then prevent it from completely drying with detergent in it.
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We have same problem but I noticed one reviewer with same problem called LG and they fixed it.
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this washing machine. It is normal for a small amount of water to remain in the dispenser, as the dispenser is flushed out again after the contents have been used. This can be emptied once the cycle is complete. If this is not the case, or a large amount of water is present, then the unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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The float is sticking or the pump is not working. You need to call LG and have a service repair person come to fix the problem. I had the same issue.
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Is the controlled water level same as High Efficiency rated washers? We want higher water levels than HE machines because they don't rinse well enough. Don't like HE.

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HE machines rinse properly. You probably put in too much detergent. This machine washes and rinses beautifully as long as you follow the instructions properly and you use the correct amount of HE detergent.
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This washer is HE and requires HE detergent. There is an "extra water" button for the wash cycle, as well and an "extra rinse" option.
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You can adjust the water level in both the wash and rinse cycles by simply holding the a water plus button in until the light goes on before the start of the wash cycle otherwise it weighs the load and adds what water you need. My clothes feel cleaner and seem to rinse out just fine. They recommend HE detergent but I haven't bought any. It's all in how much detergent you need, I use the pods and add then directly into the washer. Just don't use a high suds detergent.
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Yes this is an HE washer and only HE detergent is recommended for it.
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I want to know if you can change the load size, similar to top load washing machines.
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my model wm5030cw adjust wash time based on the weight of the clothes.
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The machine automatically sense load size and adjusts the water.
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Yes. The machine has a sensor for load size and regulates water and time of wash accordingly. It also has a speed wash setting that is good for a few items and takes about 15 minutes
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This washing machine has Bulky/Large cycle and normal cycle for load size. The machine weights all loads and you can put a small amount in or medium the washer determines the amount of water. So far I have used bulky/large,normal ,small and medium. It is just my spouse and myself. I used the bulky for a spread and sheets. I am quite happy with the load size and the overall performance of this washing machine.
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