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

  • WM3270CW

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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

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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 3 out of 5 by from So far I'm not impressed. Cycles take forever unless you use the quick wash. I stood and watched the entire 15 minute quick wash and the wash part only lasted about 3 minutes with virtually no water didn't even have the clothes all wet so if you just want to rinse and spin your clothes I guess that Cycles fine. I can see my electric bill going up now due to the length of these Cycles. Cleaned okay I guess but the wash Cycles are short short compared to the rinse and spin Cycles. Wash cycle is only about one-quarter of the total time. Not impressed
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I held on to my old washer for as long as I could, repairing this and that but finally I had to buy new. Admittedly I bought this because it was the cheapest front loader in the store but I love it! It's so unbelievably quiet, that the only thing you hear is the water, and a little bit at the end when it spends real fast. It's simple to use, and spins the water out so well that my old dryer takes about twenty minutes less time to dry even though I'm doing bigger loads now because this washer's drum is bigger than my old washer. The washer also seems to wash faster. However the time estimation is usually way off. It says 110minutes and takes closer to 40 or 59 minutes and does it in thirty. Now this wouldn't be such a problem but it's just so quiet I can't tell it's stopped unless I'm right in front of it. The end of cycle signal on high is too low to hear upstairs. Unlike the sharp high beat of my old washer this one has a cute little melody. Don't get me wrong I love this washer! I think it would be really great in a small apartment because you could do your laundry and watch TV in the same room! But it's a little bit of a pain when you can't tell your laundry's done unless you go all the way downstairs. Still I wouldn't trade it for the world. I still have my old dryer to make noise so it all works out. Let's see what else? Oh, I think it cleans my clothes better too and you can actually see your clothes washing through the door. When it first starts adding water it takes a while before their noticeably wet through the door but don't worry it works great. About ten minutes in you can see a bit of soap and everything's wet. By the end the water's so well wrung out that it's almost like their part way to dry. The barrel's large and I can easily do a big load of towels with no problems. I only regret this washer didn't come into my life sooner.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate, love the choices for settings! I've only had this for a few days but am very pleased with it so far.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best washer for the money Bought washer a month ago. Absolutely love it. Quiet operation and clothes come out so clean! Great spin cycle. My old top load never spun clothes dry enough to put in dryer. Had to do it again. Big energy waste. Gentle on clothes too. Love the easy access to adding and removing clothing. Dispensers are well marked....This is a quality washer for the money. LG makes great products. I also bought the coordinating dryer which aI love too! Happy Happy!
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just purchase the machine it is performing beyond my expectations. For the price point LG delivers a solid washer
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Simple: Not enough water and overly-complicated I have no interest in becoming some kind of expert with understanding technology related to washing clothes. We would really like to simply put dirty clothes in, and take clean clothes out. This way we spend out time becoming more in our lives than someone who has to study an overly complicated book to learn how to use a washing machine, which we've been using for decades before, with zero concerns. You've messed up, start using water, and simple "on/off" technology. We don't want to study our clothes, and the cleaning devices, we just want clean clothes. Simple, but, you can, and have, made it like some complex science project. Oh, I know, let's pay someone to do scientifically valid statistical studies on it all. Then we can create some algorithms to determine all the most efficient settings to minimize water and energy use. No one cares about any of that stuff, please, just make a simple washer and dryer that is durable, reliable, simple, and doesn't control what the consumer wants to do to have clean clothes. Help, please!!! Thank you for you time. Your should definitely pay attention to this, as otherwise, there will be alternatives developed that meet what the consumer actually wants, and the entrepreneurial spirit will begin eliminating your market share / influence.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Washes great & vibrates Reliable product that vibrates a little more than I expected on a medium spin cycle.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great This is the 2nd LG washer we bought and absolutely love it! Gets the job done and no wrinkles!
Date published: 2017-06-24
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Can I reverse the door ?

Asked by: Terryanders
The door on the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3270CW is not reversible...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-11

On the tub wash cycle what do you use to clean the tub

Asked by: Nilsa
Add tub cleaner or lime scale remover to the detergent dispenser drawer. Do not exceed the maximum detergent limit line when you add it.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-08

What is the actual temperature (in F or C) for the individual water temperature settings?

Asked by: Louie_NJ
The actual temperatures for the individual water settings on the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3270CW are not specified. However, in general, hot water is 130˚ F(54.4˚ C) or above. Warm water is between 110˚ F and 90˚ F ( 43.3-32.2˚ C). Cold water is generally between 80˚ F and 60˚ F (26.7-15˚ Cs). If cold water is below 60˚ F degrees Fahrenheit (15˚ C), clothes are unlikely to be cleaned very well. The temperature of your water can vary greatly depending on the weather outside, too...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-20

The "0E" is appearing and my washer isn't

Asked by: Kat Way
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The OE error code is configured to advise that the washer is draining slowly, or not at all. Possible causes for this symptom can be that the drain hose is bent, pinched or clogged. If checking this drain does not resolve the matter, then the machine 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: 2017-05-09

How do you replace the pump

Asked by: WM2688HWM
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. As we are not technicians, it will not be possible to provide assistance with the replacement of the pump on this machine. We can, however, assist in locating a service technician who would be able to help. 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: 2017-06-07

why only cold rinse

Asked by: pdibs
We appreciate your interest in this television and its accessories. According to the information on page 8 of the owner’s manual, the stand legs should attach using 4 machine screws with a M4xL14 measurement.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-07

Why would you have to clean a clogged drain? Never heard of that on any of my other washers??

Asked by: pdibs
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model is designed with a filter to prevent items from washing into the drain pump. Many washing machines, of other manufacturers, have experienced damaged drain pumps due to coins or other items from pockets which have escaped the tub and run through the drain lines. This model attempts to prevent such occurrences which can result in the occasional need to clean the drain pump filter. For additional questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-08

My washer was purchased new and has never had a drum light on. Is there a quick fix for a no light inside the drum issue? I am quite handy myself.

Asked by: AAGibson
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to our information, it appears that there is no light in the drum of this washing machine. As such, it is normal for this machine to not have an interior light showing.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-29
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