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

  • WM3270CW

  • White

Key Features

  • Ultra Large 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • 9 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
by ConsumerReports

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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.

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.

Design Style Front Loader
Capacity 4.5 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
On-Door Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Hard Buttons Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017 Yes
CEE Tier Rating 3
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 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
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
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
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/Chrome
Door Cover Yes
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 28 2/5"
LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer WD100CW
LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (WxHxD) 27" x 14 1/8" x 30 3/4" (50 1/2 with drawer open)
Stacking Kit KSTK1
Hose Included No
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 38 11/16" x 29 3/4" (51" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 43 5/16" x 31 5/16"
Weight (Product/Carton) 202.8 lbs / 224.8 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 893524450143

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super quite. Love all the features. We just purchased this item so it is too early too really say how it will hold out, but so far we love it. Wife said it is the best washer she has ever had.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and it works great. Purchased 3 weeks ago and it is the best machine we have ever used (first front loader).
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good features and it works very well. The installation went fine. The washing machine works wonderfully, is efficient, and rinses the clothes so well that the drying time is 10 to 20 minutes less then with the old machine. I recommend it highly
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Was a little skeptical about going to a front loader. Sure glad I did. My clothes are so much cleaner and the water bill has gone down.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it is good It is a very good washing machine. The features are really cool.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Step Up This washer is a vast improvement over my old top loading machine. Uses less water, clothes are cleaner and it's never been out of balance. Very quiet too.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Washer Great machine, went out and purchased companion LG dryer.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New technology I did a huge amount of research to find this washer. I do like the size and the appearance. There are some good features, however; the homeowner has very little control! It seems that the majority of cycles have a sensor to decide how long the cycle will run by "sensing" the load size. I do not like that. I ran a cotton load and a minute or so into the cycle it tells me that it is going to run for almost an hour and fifty minutes. I do not have this kind of time. Some of the cycles I would like to run on cold or warm, but they only run on hot. It cannot be changed. There is an option to download "special cycles" but you need to use an android phone. Not only do I not have an android - but I have no cell service where I live. I now mostly use the speed wash is the only one that gives me control to choose the temperature and spin speed. This washer will spin at 1,300 rpm. This was a major factor in purchasing, yet most of the pre-set cycles do not take advantage of is. I called my place of purchase because it was making some loud sounds and appeared to be running the spin cycle off balance (and noisy). I was told that all the new machines run like this - off balance and wobbly until it "senses" properly. I am not happy with this. I purchased a special Eco-friendly, and expensive liquid detergent to protect the drum. Everyone loves this detergent, saying it cleans great. My issue is that the clothes do not come out very clean. Stains that my old washer would take care of are not coming out with this washer. I don't know if it is the 28 minute spin cycle Or the detergent. In my old washer I only used cold water with great results. Overall, this washer looks good, but does not do a good job for me. I often need to do 3 loads of laundry back to back. My time will not allow close to 6 hours of run time for the washer. These are the facts for my situation. Other consumers may not have issue with the lack of control, long cycles and excess noise. I did lots of research and still am not pleased.
Date published: 2017-11-05
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Comes in other colors?

Asked by: Jimbonj
The WM3270CW is only available in white at this time.
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-11-15

just received a new LG front load washer WM3670, on it's first load, it leaks water from the bottom left side. this should not be happening, What is the problem, and what is the fix?

Asked by: ClaytonC
In most cases, a leaking issue can be resolved using simple troubleshooting. Please check out the following tutorial from our help library: If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our support team via Twitter @LGUSSupport or ^ST
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-10-26

How much watts spend??

Asked by: Soisa D
Unfortunately, we are only able to support products in the USA. For the proper support channels, please see ^ST
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-10-20

When you stack the DLE3170 over the WN3270 with the stack kit what is the exact over all height? Also what distance from the left side wall does the unit need to be so that the door can open to a full 90 degree to access cloths?

Asked by: marc robertson
The 27" LG Stacking Kit, Model # KSTK1 doesn't add anything to the height of a stacked ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3270C* and ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 7.4 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Dryer w/ NFC Tag On Technology, Model # DLE3170W. Both have a height of 38 11/16" so their total combined height will be twice that (i.e 77 3/8").The recommended installation clearance spacing for the dryer is 1 inch and 2 inches for the washer. Since the units will be stacked, the 2-inch requirement for the washer dictates the spacing. If you look at the images for either the washer or the dryer, you will notice that the door hinges for either unit are well within the width of their cabinets so your wall will not be an obstacle when opening the door 90°. It will only hinder you if you need to open the door wider than 90°...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-19

Is the door reversible?

Asked by: conmer73
The door on this ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3270CW and on LG Front Loading machines is not reversible...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-04

What is the distance from the door opening to the edge of the washer?

Asked by: SFS345
The measurement from the edge of the door for the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3270CW, to the front of the washer is 22 1/4"...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-03

Are any of your washers ifttt

Asked by: Kelkel66
IFTTT (If This Then That) is a popular automation service made by IF. It is an online tool that basically automates online/digital life by helping two different online services -- a social network, online tool, or email provider -- to talk to each other. We do not have any washers that are IFTTT. We have washers that are either have built-in Wi-Fi or that use the NFC Tag on Function...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-03

Just bought and installed this model. Turned on for test load which is explained in instructions and nothing is happening. Every button I press just beeps 2x and the play/pause is just blinking. Tried multiple times and nothing makes wash start

Asked by: Confused and dirty
We apologize about the issue you are experiencing with the washer. If the buttons are not responding, the unit may not 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: 2017-09-08
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