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

  • WM3270CW

  • White

Key Features

  • 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • TubClean Cycle
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible

Get it All Done In Less Time

Ultra-large capacity (4.5 cu.ft.) means you have the room to do more laundry in fewer loads.

For Small Loads
that Can’t Wait

Whether it’s your kids’ favorite shirt, yoga pants or a school uniform, washing a full load seems wasteful for just a few pieces. Now you can wash small loads that just can’t wait with the LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer or wash two loads at once to save time.

Learn more about LG SideKick™


6 Customer Care Cycles

LG SideKick™ offers six distinct wash cycles, including a special setting for active wear.

Simultaneous or Independent Operation

LG SideKick™ saves time by washing two loads at once or get it all done by washing a small load separately.    

Raises Your Washer

LG SideKick™ allows you to easily access laundry for more comfortable loading and unloading in the main washer. Compatible with all new LG Front Load Washers.

A Smarter Way to Wash

6Motion™ Technology uses up to 6 different wash motions to provide a smart cleaning experience that is gentle on clothes and maximizes washing performance.

Easily Maintain &
Keep Fresh

TubClean Cycle is designed for easy, periodic maintenance to keep your washer fresh. The cycle uses water jets and intense heat (up to 149 degrees) to sterilize the tub and help keep your high-performing washer in tip-top condition.

Troubleshoot Easy as 1-2-3

If you ever experience an issue with your LG washer,  you don’t
have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis™ feature helps the service
center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple
app on your smartphone, helping you minimize costly,
inconvenient service calls.

Warranty / Certifications



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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/Silver Spray
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 31 1/2" (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 2 out of 5 by from Error code CL My washer is 1 week old. It is giving me an error code of CL. Can't find that one in the owner's manual and the washing machine will not let me choose a cycle or start the machine. Any ideas?
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Want to use both Water Plus and Extra Rinse I bought this model specifically because it had the options to use additional water and extra rinse. I have sensitive skin plus using more water prevents the smell that many front loaders have. Today I called support and learn that I am unable to use both features at the same time and really want to do that. Bummer. If not for that little problem, I would have rated 5 starts. Have been very happy with all LG products that I have owned.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Problems After a repair for an imbalance issue, the technician replaced the front assembly. My wife tried to run the first load and the machine started filling up with water until the water level was half way up the door, the washer will not drain. Called customer service they will try to send the same technician out. My wife has cloth's that has been soaking for three days (ruined) After everything we read about LG I thought this would be a good investment. When working properly my wife said it is one of the best washers she has ever used.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trying it again Bought this machine four months ago from ABT to replace the LG that I had previously for over eleven years. About three months in it broke and was leaking. Repair tech found that one of the balance weights totally broke off and in doing so it also damaged the rear drum. Said he had never seen this before. After ordering the parts and waiting over two weeks we were told that the parts would not arrive until mid or late January. In my opinion waiting that long was not acceptable so I contacted ABT and they were nice enough to bring a brand new washer, remove the old one and install the new one three days later with no extra charges. I will see what happens and hope that there is not a repeat performance in the future.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing The washer had a high review so I bought it trusting the review and for the compact size. However, the washer leaves indentions in the clothing after washing that even a dryer doesn't remove and only ironing will remove the wrinkles. Very disappointed in this washer and will likely return for a refund.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Every garment gets tangled with other garments. I bought this washer 2 or 3 months ago. Even on the gentlest of cycles, garments get seriously tangled. It is a struggle to remove clothes from the washer at the end of the cycle.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Machine!!! Great Washer with Great Features; Has all the basics needed for a Farm Family, dogs, cats, cattle, horses....
Date published: 2017-12-15
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How lpng is a wash cycle cor permanent press witnout extra added to the cycle ?

Asked by: Nicknamefor washer
Cycle time varies based on the load sensor, cycle selected and addition option available. It also varies based on the soil level and type of clothing placed in the unit, therefore there is no set amount of time per cycle. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-08

My washer is making a ridiculous amount of loud noises and i just bought it, why?

Asked by: Kyrosive
Hate to hear, please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 so we can walk through some troubleshooting. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-25

What is the difference between cold and tap cold

Asked by: Mij48
"Tap cold" uses ONLY the incoming cold water, so it's whatever temperature your cold water is at the time. The "Cold" setting mixes the hot and cold water to meet the washer's set temperature for cold. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-22

Hi I have an LG steam dryer and washer...Wm2587h is the water model. If I replace my washer with this one, will the dryer fit on top? Thanks

Asked by: Reggie39
Front Load washing machine model number WT5680HWA is stackable. If you are in need of any assistance, have additional questions, or would just like to see our helpful tips, check us out on Twitter @LGUSSupport ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-20

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
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