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Key Features

  • Ultra Large 4.5 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • 10 Wash Programs
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible
Suggested Price


Suggested Price

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Front-Load Washers”

Made for Each Other

The LG SideKick™ is compatible with all new LG Front Load Washers.

AddPause Laundry

Forget Something? No Problem.

This LG Washer has a built-in pause button that lets you pause your wash after it starts and drop in a stray piece of clothing

More free time

More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.5 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.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

This LG washer has been awarded the ENERGY STAR® most efficient mark in 2018. Products that are recognized as the most efficient of ENERGY STAR® in 2018 help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

Our NFC Tag-On lets you download new cycles to your LG washer & dryer. Download the LG Smart ThinQ app to your Android smart device, select the cycle & ‘tag’ the appliance. From one-touch cycle options that help choose the right setting to answering questions, LG puts simpler & smarter laundry in the palm of your hand.


What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not really pleased We purchased this model about 6 months ago. It does clean well however no matter what size of load we put in the unit it gets unbalanced during spin. I have tried filling the washer more, and less. Doing load of all sheets or all towels so everything is of the same weight and still in has troubles spinning, always the load is off balanced. I wish I had chosen a different washer.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great front loader I bought this washer a month ago, and I still can't switch it to a cold wash cycle, or even a warm wash, when I open the door steam pours out of it at the end of wash cycles, it is not a steam washer, the water when washing seems to be hot water from feeling the front glass door, or when I open the draw to it during wash cycles, I've tried several ways form washing on hot to see if the cold and hot got switched but it makes no difference.. it washes great and spins the clothes nice and dry.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Larger and fewer loads We have a large family and we were doing laundry almost daily. Now with the larger load capacity, we can wash much bigger loads less frequently.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, Great Features Bought this when my last LG decided to quit working. The last one was used but still loved it. Got this one and love it even more. So many more features, easier to use and bigger capacity!
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worse washer I have ever owned. Does not allow enough water in. Way too long cycles.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the features, reminders, and songs. Bought washing machine a little over a year ago. Love it.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with LG I bought my washer about 3 weeks ago and am so happy I did!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great features I bought this washer a month ago and have a few comments. It does vibrate when on the spin cycle, that bothers me. Leveled it as much as possible. Also the extra features are difficult to read unless you use a flashlight. It does hold large loads, needs load leveled but washes very well. Vibrates on spin cycle but almost dries the load very well. rate it a bit noisy also.
Date published: 2018-01-30
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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

How much should the drum move from front to back?? My drum can move from front to back more than I think it should. As it starts spinning the load can actually bump the door and does the same as the spin is slowing.  I can push my drum back a few inches. 

Asked by: Fiona4
We are sorry; we are only able to support products in the USA. For the proper support channels, please see ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-07

How high from the drain hose outlet can the drain hose be placed?

Asked by: ed99
The end of the drain hose for this ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW should not be less than 29 inches (73.7 cm) or more than 96 inches (243.8 cm) from the bottom of the washer...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-27

When I select hot water temperature.Is it straight hot water from the tap or a mix of cold?

Asked by: Antos
Hello Antos, the unit will always mix the hot water in the beginning to prevent your clothing from being damaged. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-26

Is there a SPIN ONLY (no rinse with it, just spin)

Asked by: Db23
Hello, as per the manual on page 25, The Spin Speed button also activates the Drain & Spin cycle to drain the tub and spin clothes; for example, if you want to remove clothes before the cycle has ended. Simply press Power > Spin Speed > Start. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-15

What is the duration (in minutes) of the 'speed wash' setting?

Asked by: ADPI
Cycle times in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW will depend on the type and amount of the load and detergent, the incoming water pressure and chosen additional options. The Speed Wash is designed for washing lightly soiled clothing and small loads of less that 3 lbs (1.36 Kg) and will take about 15 minutes...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-19


Asked by: WEESTER
What we ow on our product page for this ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW is the Suggested Price which is the amount of money the producer of a product recommends the product be sold for in retail stores. The MSRP is not necessarily the price retailers use or the price consumers pay; items may be sold for lower prices so a company can reasonably move inventory off shelves, especially in a sluggish economy. That is why we also include a "Where To Buy" button right next to the Suggested Price that you can use to enter your zip code on a page that opens up when you click the button that will then list all the retailers within a 50-mile radius of your location and online sites that carry this product who in turn, will provide links to their websites where you can see their pricing...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-12

What kind of detergent and is there a certain amount I need to use

Asked by: Liz 1121
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW is specially designed to use only HE (High-Efficiency) detergent. You should always follow the manufacturer's instructions on how much detergent to use and never exceed their recommendations. You will find the instructions on the detergent packaging. The detergent compartment has a maximum fill line that you should not exceed...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-02

What does tap cold mean on my washing machine wash cycle? 

Asked by: Yaya Jones
Tap cold means it will be that water temperature coming from your tap with out any modification. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-25
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