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

  • WM3050CW

  • White

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.

Design Style Front Loader
Stackable Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) 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 4.0 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
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
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
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 Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,200
Axis Horizontal
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)
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Pedestal WDP4W
Pedestal (WxHxD) 27" x 13 3/5" x 28 2/5"
Stacking Kit KSTK1
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
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013963
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
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 10 Amps / Electric

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOve love love it. Great product Cannot find anything I do not like about it. Quiet, efficient, got a great price at Home Depot.
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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?
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2015-04-20
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how long are the cycles?

Asked by: washermom
I find the the times depend on what the machine senses when you load it, and what cycle, and maybe additions you select. The only one that seems constant is speed wash. If you will stay by machine, for about 5 minutes and watch it's gyrations, back and forth, what the load is, according to weight and what you selected, you will be amazed at what the thing is doing. I still don't know exactly, but it works for me. The most time I've had is when I added extra rinse, went to 57 minutes.
Answered by: Lougf
Date published: 2015-08-19

Integrated Water Factor

SoCalWaterSmart requires the "Integrated Water Factor" for the WM3050CW in order to apply for a Water Smart Rebate; and that information is not available. Where can I find it??? Thanks
Asked by: bully722
The LG 4.0 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3050CW is an Energy Star Qualified washer and for it to earn that distinction, it would have been tested by the US Department of Energy and would have had to meet the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications established by the EPA. The Integrated Water Factor (IWF) for this unit can always be found on the Energy Star site and it is listed as having an IWF of 3.0...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-11-26

Washer appears to not complete cycle especially when there are large towels or jeans in washer.

We replaced the pump, and the computer board. It appears that when there are large loads or heavy towels or jeans the cycle where by water is suppose to pump out of machine fails to operate. We have also checks as the trouble shooting booklet suggest. excessive water appear to be in machine, and water forces door to open. Not using detergent from compartment.
Asked by: NMickey
Try using either the Bulky cycle or Normal/Cotton with a med. spin speed. By using a slower spin speed the heavier articles are less likely to cause an unbalanced load condition. This is what is causing your cycle to not complete. If after the cycle is completed and you would like the load to be spun drier, simply run a spin only at either high or extra high. The load will now not go out of balance as the majority of the water has now made the load lighter.
Answered by: samtt1
Date published: 2015-11-26

Clothes are hot at end of cycle???

If all the rinses are cold, why are my clothes very hot when the load is done? This has been like this since I bought the machine. Seems like a cold rinse would make the clothes cold.
Asked by: JLP1
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. This unit is designed to always provide a COLD rinse. As such, if this washer is providing only hot rinse water, then it would seem that the two water lines may have been installed backward, and would need to be switched.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-11-14

Why are white clothes turning pink after washing?

As described in my question, why are white clothes turning pink? I was told that I may need a "washer booster". Why would I need THAT? Please advise Joe Thompson
Asked by: thewahakid
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. There is nothing from the washing machine that would cause such coloration, unless some dye had not been fully rinsed out of a previous wash cycle. If running the TUB CLEAN cycle does not resolve the matter, 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
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-05-19

how to clear CL message error after cleaning pump and use

Asked by: GroovyLu
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its features. The CL designation in the display suggests that the CHILD LOCK function is active. In order to DEACTIVATE this feature, press and hold the PREWASH button for 3 seconds. This function will continue to last after the end of the cycle. This information can be found and reviewed on page 27 of the owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-11-14

Drain pump filter plug

Where can I buy a new plug that fits into the drain pump filter(the little hose in the front bottom left hand corner that you have to drain once a week)? I was cleaning my washer and one of my dogs walked away with the plug and chewed it up. I have checked on the LG site under accessories but it is not listed. Please and Thank You.
Asked by: hazell88
Accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at The Part Number for this Drain Hose and Plug is 5214FR4006L.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-11-14

I purchased an LC WM3050C Washer. I have a pedestal but it is not LG. Can the converter kit be used to attached my washer to the old pedestal?

Asked by: ColleenMarie
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. We have no way to determine if this washer will be compatible with the pedestal of another manufacturer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-03-12
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