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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

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 We are very happy with this washer and dryer. The features are easy to use. The price is right. Thanks
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT October 1, 2016 after 7 years of not having a washing machine at home I decided to make a sacrifice and buy the washing machine but 4 MONTHS after purchase the washing machine it broked, started to make a noise like helicopter and Shake and shake the whole house like a quake, After calls and 3 visits of the technicians to repair it, the washing machine is only a holback because they could not fix it, and I have returned to the laundromat very disappointing, I gave a star because there really is no option to give 0 stars I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy I love the various setting options and how quiet the units run.
Date published: 2017-07-27
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My washer is very loud when it is on the spin cycle. What could be the cause of it ? It has been vibrating and shaking loudly since I've bought it

Asked by: Mandy12
We do apologize about the issue you are experiencing with the washer. It is suggested to ensure the unit is installed on a solid and smooth surface and is level. Also ensure that the load is evenly distributed in the tub. If this doesn't correct the vibrating and shaking, then the unit will likely 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: 2017-07-12

How many gallons of water does a regular load use?

Asked by: Jester2225
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW takes variables such as the cycle selected, the load size, load weight, fabric type, fabric thickness, added options, amount of suds and water temperature to determine how much water to use. Some variables may require more water. It has a feature called the Auto Suds Removal which is activated if the machine detects excessive suds in the washer. If this feature is activated without selecting an option, the unit will drain and add water to dilute the concentration of detergent. This feature can be activated multiple times within the same cycle. The machine will rotate the laundry in such a way that allows it to use less water while still fully saturating your clothes. It is normal to not be able to see water during the wash cycle. Its Estimated Annual Water use under typical conditions based on an annual usage of 295 loads per year or around 6 loads per week as referenced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure is 4,220 gallons per year. It has an Integrated Water Factor (IWF) of 3.2 gallons/cycle/cubic feet, so it will have a total weighted per-cycle water consumption of 14.4 gallons...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-11

My washer dosnt seem to be getting enough there a water setting besides just the load size options.

Asked by: Jstred
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The water level typically should be no higher than the level of clothes in the wash tub. If this is not the case, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot the matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-07

Hello, Is the door right hinged or left ? Is that even an option or is it reversible?

Asked by: cliff12
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW has a left swing door (i.e swings from right to left). The door is not reversible...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-01

What does the No Spin option do or not do? How does that effect the washing of clothes?

Asked by: U2marie
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The NO SPIN option does just that: it allows the cycle to run, but without a SPIN Cycle. This is gentler on the clothing, and leaves it damp to reduce wrinkles. This is helpful if one prefers to hang laundry on a line, or to iron clothing while damp. For additional assistance in this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-01


Asked by: Alan J
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The coldest operations of this model would be to set a Wash Cycle using the TAP COLD water temperature, such as on Normal or Bulky/Large. This machine is already designed for COLD RINSE cycles by default.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-01

What is the corresponding dryer for this washer?

Asked by: Bre2500

How many pounds does a regular size washer hold

Asked by: holo74
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