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4.5 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity w/ On-Door Control Panel & TurboWash®

  • WM5000HWA

  • White

Key Features

  • 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • SmartThinQ™ Technology
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • LG Steam Technology
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible

LG Front Loaders
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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.

Think you can’t do laundry on the go? Think Again.

Expand the limits of your laundry room with the LG SmartThinQ™ app. Select a cycle, start or stop the wash and get notifications about when your laundry will be done, all from your smartphone. It even works with the Google Assistant, so you can manage your laundry with simple voice commands.

Fast Forward Your Wash

Give big loads the same great clean while cutting your wash time by up to 30 minutes* with LG’s enhanced TurboWash® technology.

*1. Compared to an LG front load washer without TurboWash®. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.

Deep Clean With Steam

Our steam technology gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to virtually eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles.

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.

Take Control in Style.

We’ve integrated the electronic control panel into the door for a sleek, distinctive look and intuitive functionality you expect from an LG washer.

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.

Warranty / Certifications



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Design Style Front Loader
Capacity (cu.ft.) 4.5 cu. ft.
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 38 13/16" x 32 13/16" (54" D with door open)
TurboWash™ Yes
Steam Yes
TWINWash(TM) Compatible Yes
Wi-Fi Compatible Yes
Energy Star® MOST EFFICIENT 2016 Yes
Available Colors White (W)
SmartThinQ™ Yes
Capacity 4.5 cu. ft.
On-Door Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016 Yes
CEE Tier Rating 1
No. of Programs 14
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press/Casual, Delicates, Speed Wash, TubClean™, Sanitary, Allergiene™, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Towels, Rinse+Spin, Download, Sportswear, Bedding
No. of Options 12
Options Prewash, Delay Wash, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, ColdWash™, FreshCare™, Steam, TurboWash™, Custom Program, Drum Light, Smart Grid, Remote Start, Wi-Fi Connect
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Extra Hot, Hot, 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
TurboWash® 2.0 Technology Yes
Steam Technology Yes
Allergiene™ Cycle Yes
Sanitary Cycle Yes
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
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes (v 3.0)
Smart ThinQ™ (Wi-Fi) Remote Start, Smart Grid, Download Cycle, Smart Diagnosis, Cycle Set, Laundry Starts, Smart Message, Energy Monitor
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 Dark Black Tinted Round Cover
Door Opening 40 1/2"
Available Colors White (W), Graphite Steel (V)
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Hose Included Yes
Pedestal WDP4V & WDP4W
Pedestal (WxHxD) 27" x 13 3/5" x 28 2/5"
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 38 13/16" x 32 13/16" (54" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 43 5/16" x 31 5/16"
Weight (Product/Carton) 227.1 lbs / 233.7 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231015295

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big drum, nice electronics Great open drum, range of settings and slick look and right height
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the place to put detergent We bought this a couple of weeks ago. The major reason we picked this one due to where the detergent goes in. But I really like it's quiet operation and ability to turn the interior light on during the cycle is great.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love the front loader and the level of clean ! We switched from a top load to this , and immediately noticed our clothes were much cleaner! The loading features in front are really nice too , especially being shorter . We love it !!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the app features My husband, will tell me when laundry is complete when his cell is notified, he will be at work and he let's me know. (jokingly )This washer is so much faster, larger and very easy to use. My loads have been cut in half now, because of the size. Loving all the features and the fact that my laundry gets cleaner with the steam cylce. Thank you!!!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG WM5000HVA Have had this washer for 9 months with no problems.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Every wash option you could ever need. I have had this washer for nearly 1 year and am very pleased with its performance.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features We selected this model because of the steam feature. It's awesome
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best wash machine that I have owned so far
Date published: 2017-09-22
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Can I stack the washer and dryer and still have the sidekick. 

Asked by: TheTbak
No, it would not be recommend to stack a washer and dryer onto a pedestal or pedestal washer.
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-12-01

i am interested in the LG WM5000HWA washer. Is there a storage drawer available to stack underneath the machine? thank you

Asked by: leslie413
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity w/ On-Door Control Panel & TurboWash®, Model # WM5000HWA is compatible with the 27" LG Laundry Pedestal with Storage, Model # WDP4W that you can install under the washer...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-14

I bought lg front load washer wm5000hva had it a week and it leaked. Lowes brought me a new one had it less that 3 weeks n this one leaked  are they hooking this washer up wrong ??? Or what is going on ?

We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Can it be determine where these leaks originate? Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-06

I just purchased this washer 2 days ago. I noticed that there is an orange nozzel on top of the rubber seal of the door. I never seen it work and only noticr that it drips water at some points during the washing process. What does it do and used when.

Asked by: Banditione
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The nozzle in question is a water circulation valve. Due to its placement, its operation is not supposed to be obvious. For additional information about this feature, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-12

Hello, I would like to know whether I can use the WDP5V pedestal with the DLEX5000V dryer? I currently have the WM5000HVA Washer and sidekick WD100CV.

Asked by: Durga
We appreciate your interest in these appliances. The dryer cannot be stacked, with or without a stacking kit, when the washing machine is installed atop a pedestal.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-10

Love our washer and dryer. Can you make it so the power button isn't so sensitive? The start button has to be held for 3 second, that's fine but, the if you walk by the washer dryer to close they turn on and off.

Asked by: Troykatt
I apologize, but no; this washing machine does not have a feature available to adjust the sensitivity of the START button.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-12-31

Why do the LG front load washers have the drain pump filters that need to be cleaned and other brands do not need this to be done?

Asked by: mondaymonday
The drain pump filter is designed to catch larger items which may escape the wash tub, such as coins, keys, etc. and prevent them from running through and damaging the drain pump. While it is true that many other manufacturers do not have such a pump, those will likely be the same who have a large number of damaged drain pumps and items lost down the drain. This pump filter is to your benefit, as well as to prevent damage to the machine.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-01

What is the estimated life expectancy of these units? We just had them installed today and the delivery guy said 6 years?! We may have to consider returning if that's the case. 

Asked by: Britt3179
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. These machines can last indefinitely, depending upon usage and proper care and maintenance. We have been advised of many which have lasted much longer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-15
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