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

  • WM3180CW

  • White

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

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Front-Load Washers”

LG Front Loaders were Evaluated
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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 2017. Products that are recognized as the most efficient of ENERGY STAR® in 2017 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.

Design Style Front Loader
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
LG SideKick™ Compatible Yes
Capacity 4.5 cu.ft.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 14 1/8" x 30 3/4" (50 9/16 with drawer open)
Color White
Design Look Front Control
Hard Buttons Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017 Yes
CEE Tier 3
IMEF 2.92
IWF 3.2
No. of Programs 9
Wash Programs Normal, Perm. Press, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Towels, Speed Wash, Bulky / Large, Tub Clean, Downloaded
No. of Options 9
Options 9 Water Plus, Fresh Care, Prewash, Delay Wash, Extra Rinse, ColdWash™, Child Lock, Add Garments, Rinse+Spin
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps 5 Hot, Warm, Semi-Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,300 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
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
4 Tray Dispenser Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Fabric Softener
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
LoadSense Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Easy Loading TilTub™ Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes (v 3.0)
NFC Tag On Technology Yes
Motor Type Inverter Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,300
Axis Horizontal
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted
Door Rim Glass/Silver Spray
Door Cover Clear Round Cover
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric, 60 Hz
Pedestal WDP4W
Pedestal (WxHxD) 27" x 14 1/8" x 30 3/4"
Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer WD100CW
Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (WxHxD) 27" x 14 1/8" x 30 3/4" (50 9/16 with drawer open)
Stacking Kit KSTK1
Hose Included No
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 38 11/16" x 29 3/4" (52" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 43 5/16" x 31 5/16"
Weight (Product/Carton) 169.2 lbs / 219.2 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231024013

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I needed a new washer and I'm happy that I selected this one. No complaints!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Issue with weights falling off Failed in 3 months the support bolts for the bottom tub weights hit the hinge plat and break the tub support and then the weight falls off. LG has a service bullentin and the fix is to order the same part that failed and hacksaw to modify.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first front loader type washer. I'm pleased! I've only had this washer for several months now. But I have been very pleased so far. This is my first front loader type washer and so I talked to co-workers about theirs did some research when looking for a new washer and quite frankly I kind of heard similar things for front loaders. For one example, they can smell --okay, so I leave the door open after I'm done washing, not a big deal. I've heard other brand(s) have been known to vibrate noisily when spinning, but this one is very quiet (It's located in the basement and our old washer you could hear upstairs, but for this washer I'd have to go down to the basement to see if its running.). It seems to be able to wash both large loads and small loads and bulky loads and delicate loads all just fine. But the tub clean cycle comes in handy after washing the dog stuff otherwise the next load (especially if its a delicate load) may come out with some dog fur on it. I also like how it plays a tune when it's done.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work Brand new and it doesn't work. It was in the house that I just purchased and the valves are bad on it. Between waiting for the first service call and for the parts to come in, it's been about 2 weeks already. For the amount of money that I'm spending at the laundromat, I could buy a new one. Not very happy.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wash options and auto load size sensor! This machine replaces another LG front loader I have had for almost 10 years. The old one started leaking from the bottom and well, it was time to replace! This washer has so many different washing options and more that you can download. It also have many spin options and appears to leave my clothes dryer after the wash cycle. Highly recommend all LG products as I have owned a kitchen suite as well. My 10 year old LG dryer is still running too!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the detergent despensers I like this machine better than the top loading. It washes a large bedspread and is very quiet.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer I was pleasantly surprised that the clothes wrung out so well that my dryer didn't take such a beating. Drying time was cut in half. Less detergent and less water.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Product So far, so good, although I hate that I can't hear the little jingle that indicates a cycle is completed. Yes, I have it up to the highest volume, and my condo is too small not to hear it in my bedroom with the door open. I'd get laundry done faster if I knew when the cycles ended. Also, am I reading that correctly; I can only communicate with the machine if I have an Android phone?!?
Date published: 2017-10-01
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 What is the name of the compatible dryer for the LG  WM3180CW Top loading washer?

Asked by: KWM55
The DLG3181W is the compatible dryer for the WM3180CW. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-07

Can LG washers be ordered with a right swing door (latch on the left, hinge on the right)?

Asked by: Bernie16
The WM3180CW does not have an available option to have a right swing door at this time. We will use this as feedback however to send to our R&D team for consideration with future products. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-11-28

Can you put them on level ground that is not carpeted without the pedistol?

Asked by: Molaundry
The base opening on the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW must not be obstructed by carpeting if the washer is installed on a carpeted floor. The floor that you install it on must be strong and rigid enough to support the weight of the washer, when fully loaded, without flexing or bouncing. If your floor has too much flex, you may need to reinforce it to make it more rigid. A floor that is adequate for a top-loading washer may not be rigid enough for a front loading washer, due to the difference in the spin speed and direction. If the floor is not solid, your washer may vibrate and you may hear and feel the vibration throughout your house. Before installing the washer, make sure the floor is clean, dry and free of dust, dirt, water, and oils so the washer feet can not slide easily. Leveling feet that can move or slide on the floor can contribute to excess vibration and noise due to poor contact with the floor...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-07

Is there a cleaner that is to be used on the clean tub cycle? How do I use the clean tub cycle? I have never used it before. Am I suppose to drain anything? I have the LG front Inverter Direct Drive. Front loader.

Asked by: Spaulding
Tub Cleaners come as either powdered cleaners or cleaning tablets that you can find in your local supermarket or home improvement store such as LOWE's, the Home Depot etc., You can also use Liquid Chlorine Bleach with the Tub Clean cycle in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW. You will find explicit instructions on how to run the Tub Clean cycle and on how to use Liquid Chlorine Bleach, powdered cleaners or cleaning tablets on page 30 of your owner's manual for the washing machine. If you need a copy of the manual, you can download one from^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-23

Can I stack LG 3850EL30274 Dryer on top of LG MEZ41911003 Washer

Asked by: Angela888
Hi Angela. Unfortunately, the numbers you have given for the Dryer and the Washer that you are inquiring about are not known model numbers for those LG products. Please check for the correct model number so we can better assist you...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-18

Why does the washer smell like something is burning during washing ?

Asked by: TomRay
There should not be a reason for the unit to give off a burning smell during the wash. It would be suggested to clean the drain pump filter on the unit. If the burning smell persist, 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: 2017-10-11

How heavy 4 cu ft lg front load washer is

Asked by: Emvest
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW weighs 169.2 lbs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-04

Can I only download cycles if I have an Android phone?

Asked by: JacyOnTheFly
Currently certain features of the Smart ThinQ app is only compatible with an Android device.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-10-23
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