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5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam Technology

  • WM8000HWA

  • White

Key Features

  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Steam Technology
  • ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2015

Laundry At the Speed of Life

LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 20 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

More room to clean

When it comes to laundry capacity big is good, but bigger is better. Now you can wash a king size comforter and full set of bedding in a single load! At 5.2 cu ft of mega capacity, you'll definitely have more room to clean.

Experience Steam Cleaning

Experience Steam Cleaning

There's no clean like a steam clean. Our Steam technology gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to virtually eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles.

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.

The hottest thing in cold clean

Using the cold cycle on your washer doesn’t have to mean compromising. ColdWash™ technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.

Measure First

You found the LG washer that fits your lifestyle- now make sure it fits in your space. These LG models are larger than typical washers, measure to ensure your purchase can be successfully delivered and installed.

Design Style Front Loader
Steam Yes
TurboWash™ Yes
Stackable Yes
Capacity 5.2 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
2015 ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Yes
No. of Programs 14
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Large, Perm. Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool,Speed Wash, Sanitary, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Towels, Allergiene™, Tub Clean, Small Load, Jumbo Wash
No. of Options 12
Options Prewash, Rinse+Spin, Delay Wash, Custom Program, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, ColdWash™, Signal On/Off, Steam, FreshCare™, TurboWash™, Drum Light
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™ Yes
Steam Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
Allergiene™ Cycle Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
4 Tray Dispenser Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Softener
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
Internal Water Heater Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Easy Loading TilTub™ Yes
Motor Type 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
Transparent Glass Door Yes
Door Rim Large Square Chrome Rimmed Glass Door with Dark Blue Tinted Cover
Available Colors White (W), Graphite Steel (V)
Hose Included Yes
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Stackable Yes
Pedestal WDP5W, WDP5V
Pedestal (WxHxD) 29" x 13 9/10" x 29 2/5"
Stacking Kit KSTK2
Product (WxHxD) 29" x 40 4/5" x 32 3/10" (57" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 31 3/10" x 44 2/3" x 33 3/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 227.1 lbs / 233.7 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 012454

What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fickle I have owned this washer for 2.5 years. I made this purchase b/c of the size (largest on the market for home use) and it had the stainless steel tub. I wanted to love this product but soon after purchasing it, the computer brain was replaced, followed by the setting control. Today I have scheduled another service repair for the setting control again. If it wasn't for all the repairs I would have rated this much higher as it washes clothes very well, using a small amount of water as well as HE detergent and bleach. That is a money saver. However, all in all, I would not purchase this LG washer again. Reading all of the other reviews, I think I got a lemon. Wish there was a return possibility for a replacement.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Leaks! I have had this washer for almost 2 years. A couple of months after we bought it, we would find water on the floor coming from the bottom of the machine. This happens every 2-5 months. It will leak, then we will do another load right after, and it won't leak again for a few months. We had a few technicians come out when it was under warranty to check it out, but because it happens very intermittently, they were not able to fix it or figure out what is going on. So, I call every time it leaks just to have a record of it. We use HE powder detergent, and I only put a small or medium amount in, even if I am doing a very large load. I also clean the tub faithfully every month, and it still happens. Other than the leak, I do love the machine, as I can now wash all my comforters at home - the capacity is great.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my LG Mega washer and dryer I'll only write a review if I feel strongly about a product and believe in it. I bought the mega combo's in August 2015... I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM. I don't have any complaints about these machines. They wash my clothes very well. Even though I know I could stuff the heck out of it...I DONT. I take very good care of them and I get great results with all my washings. For my husband and son's T-shirts I always use the sanitize cycle. I use that cycle to get rid of the brown and yellow stains under the arm works wonderfully. Learned that in a review prior to buying them...thanks for the tip. No more yukky stains for my for my guys. Love the fact that could customize the washes. The most important thing for me to have done is study my owners manual, for me that's key. I clean off any water like it says to do on the glass door and wipe off any water around the gasket, keep the door open/ajar to prevent smells or mildew. I also empty out the water pump / filter after I'm done for the weekend washing clothes. It says to empty every two months. I don't, it's emptied ASAP. The dryer is just good as the washer. Love that the dryer sensor will detect if your clothes are getting dyer and it will lessen the time from the original time you selected automatically. You could custom program the dryer as well. Bottom line, these machines are GREAT for me and my family. I really don't have any complaints. Love both my machines, money well spent. I got a spectacular price on them. I did a lot of researching as well. Online and on you tube. Liked what I heard and saw. The rest is history my friends. You won't be disappointed. One other thing, buy water arrestors this will keep the pipes from knocking. Very simple to put on your water faucet /valve.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Quite!! I both the mega washer and the matching dryer and I just Love it
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new Upgrade I have only had my new washer less than a week and Love it. I had gotten a weeks worth of laundry done for a family of four in less than one day. (usually took me two or three) I can't believe how many options I have now. I have used many of the options already and so far no issues. I will update my review if I do run into any issues, but for now I'm loving my new washer.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great works great so far (6 months) handles the clothes for our family of 6 children with one on the way with ease. only thing missing is a maid to keep it running while we homeschool the children :)
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grate futures I have bought this for in June 1015. I am very happy with product very quite .
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using it for over 2 years! Purchased it over two years ago and it has been great! Only thing is that it is possible to put too much in it. I stuffed it with towels and it could not spin well. That was my fault. Had to divide the load and rewash because they dryer would not dry the soaking wet towels. It washes my king size comforter fine. I do the wash about every other week and that's enough for two people who change clothes often. If I wash weekly it seems like a waste because it's half full. The front inside the rubber part does need to get wiped down occasionally and if you don't leave the door open to air out the inside, it does start to smell gross.
Date published: 2015-09-06
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I have a new WM8000HWA washer that I hear a clicking noise especially during the spin. Not sure if this is normal or should I have Lowes bring a replacement. 

Asked by: fredg
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is difficult to determine the cause of such a sound without troubleshooting the matter. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-11-22

What are the differences other than price between the white and graphite steel versions? 

Asked by: BigBobS
There aren't any other differences between the white and graphite steel versions of the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2015 LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam™ Technology, Model # WM8000HVA. Units that have the same model number will all have the same features and functions. Once any feature differs, the model number changes to reflect that it is not the same model...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-11-14

Boosters (Oxyclean)

Just got my LG8000HWA. I am used to using detergent boosters like oxyclean with my laundry. I can't figure a way to add it to my cycles. Suggestions?
Asked by: ehobeho
I contacted LG with the same question (Oxyclean powder booster), and they said to put it in the drum, but not too much, because this model doesn't use a lot of water.  
Answered by: Miaz
Date published: 2015-11-14

I am moving and will put my washer in storage for at least 6 months.  I know about reinstalling the shipping bolts and draining the water from the drain pump filter.  What can I do to prevent the washer from developing stagnant and musty odors?

Asked by: Big Daddy Lynn
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. It is recommended to leave the door slightly ajar to allow for air circulation inside the cabinet. This should help to prevent the development of musty odors. If there are additional questions, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-10-21

What does the message on the washing machine LE mean?

Asked by: qwer
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The LE Error Code, for a washing machine, indicates that the Wash Tub is not rotating properly. This could potentially be caused by the machine being overloaded. Troubleshooting steps can be located in the owner’s manual on page 35.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-09-12

Using a washer overflow pan and space needed.

I need to place a new washer pan before delivery of this washer. I'm looking to determine the correct distance to place this 29x33 ID washer pan from my back wall. Anyone have any experience with this? When measuring off the back of the unit for 5" of space needed is it off the back of the cabinet or off the widest part of the back of the washer?
Asked by: Rj111
The use of drip pans can potentially result in increased vibration and noise during operation. However, if a drip pan must be used, take extra care to follow the instructions provided with the drip pan and be certain the leveling feet are adjusted for firm and even contact with the pan. We do not have a particular accessory to recommend in this regard. Wherever the pan is located, the back of the washer should be positioned about 5” from the back wall, according to the installation instructions on page 12 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-09-12

supplied hoses

In the manual it states that the water supply hoses are supplied and to only use the supplied hoses. Anyone know the length of these hoses and why must you only use the ones supplied? I believe the ones supplied are also a rubber hose and not the stainless braided hose sold in store. Also when purchasing the machine you're told that you must buy hoses from them or the machine will not be connected by installers. Thoughts on this subject please.
Asked by: RJ11
The length of the supplied inlet hoses for the LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam™ Technology, Model # WM8000HVA is about 5 1/2 feet long. The manual recommends using the supplied hoses over existing hoses for 2 reasons, the first being to ensure that if the pressure coming from the taps is correct, it is maintained so you do not get burst hoses and secondly, it is a warranty issue. It is also recommended that you replace rubber hoses every 5 years because rubber loses its flexibility...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-08-10

What is the minimum time to run a load?

I saw that you have a speed cycle. How fast is it?
Asked by: Lannand
The least time I have seen is 26 minutes. The type of load both weight and fabric content is factored into the time. I have not used the 'speed' cycle.
Answered by: mombeau
Date published: 2015-11-23
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