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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 Greatest washer ever! I purchased this on 12/29/2015 and had to wait until 2/2016 to have it delivered because it was on back order. This must be a popular machine! Once it was installed I immediately started washing and instantly fell in love with the machine. The quiet operation and minimal vibration are a plus. Not to mention how compact and cute it is; it fit perfectly into the small space I have for laundry. Overall, I am totally pleased.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't get over how quiet it is! It gets my clothes clean, I use less soap and It is easy to use!
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sings to my heart! I bought this when I had to replace my "dead" dryer & decided to replace the old washer at that time too. My wife likes this unit very much & has re-taught herself how to "wash" proper loads...not just "throwing everything in once & hoping for the best!" Shows that "old dogs" can learn "new tricks' with proper instruction!
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and cleans well! We replaced an 8 year old Kenmore. So much quieter, great features and washes good. Love my machine!
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute excellent buy. I've read through some of the reviews and am amazed to see anything less than 5 stars. Some of these reviews I believe, as a Residential Remodelor, are by people who've took it upon themselves to set up the washer, level it, replace proper fittings if need be, ensure everything will work together, and so on. A professional plumber or a reputable Appliance Maintenance/Repair man should be used for your "new technology" washer.
Date published: 2015-12-15
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
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I have a red light it's a key with a circle around it w a line thru it. What does this mean. 

Asked by: Kelly1976
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The RED KEY indicator suggests that the door is locked. Press the START/PAUSE button to stop the machine, if necessary, and to see if this will release the latch. If it does not, 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: 2016-01-28

The washer is flashing cl and then the number of minutes of the cycle

Asked by: BrandiT
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The CL code generally denotes the activation of the CHILD LOCK feature. Information about this function can be found on page 27 of the owner’s manual. Press and hold the WATER PLUS button for 5 seconds to deactivate this feature.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-20

How do you know how much detergent to put in for each particular load size?

Asked by: CarolSteve
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The LOAD SIZE indicator shows each line related to the lines on the detergent cup. Most loads will only require about 2 tablespoons of detergent.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-14

What are the actual temperatures of the different wash cycles? Specifically what is hot and warm heated to? 

Asked by: Tgk8
The actual temperatures for the different wash temperatures on the ENERGY STAR® Qualified 4.0 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3050CW will depend on the water coming from your water supply lines. It is recommended that to provide an optimal washing performance, the hot water temperature should be set at 120-135°F (48-57°C) and the cold at 60°F (16°C). Since they are 5 wash temperature settings (Hot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold), you can divide the range from the recommended cold water setting to the hot water setting by 5 to determine the different settings. Keep in mind that for the Tap Cold temperature, cold water is taken directly from your cold water inlet with no adjustment to the temperature and that may vary seasonally and by region depending on the conditions. The temperature for the Cold setting is designed to provide water at a specific minimum temperature and if the incoming water is below that minimum, hot water is added to raise the temperature. The Eco Warm setting offers an option between warm and cold temperatures...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-12-30

What is the recommendation for soap power and detergents innuse with this machine?

Asked by: Jeremy91
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. Our washers typically recommend the use of about 2 tablespoons of detergent for proper washing performance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-18

How do you display the load size after cycle starts?

Asked by: Sami B
At the beginning of the cycle, the washer tumbles the load and detects the weight of the clothes. The display will indicate the approximate load size in the LOAD SIZE display. This allows you to adjust the amount of detergent and other additives for best results and improved efficiency. This reading will be distorted after the cycle begins, as the water weight will skew the readings of the load detector.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-06

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
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