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

  • WM8000HWA

  • White

Key Features

  • LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer Compatible
  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Steam Technology
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Made for Each Other

The LG SideKick™ is compatible with all new LG Front Load Washers.

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
TwinWash™ Compatible Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) 5.2 cu. ft.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 29" x 40 4/5" x 32 3/10" (57" D with door open)
Available Colors White (W)
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
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 5 out of 5 by from Large and works great for a family of 5 We wanted a new washer so that we could get away with doing less loads of laundry and it does just that. Cleans the close and helps us make those baseball uni's look new again.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Over rated I upgraded to these machines and they have been a disappointment other than that they are quiet. First - the lights go out too quickly so you can't see inside to remove clothes. Second - The clothes especially workout clothes soaked with sweat time and again do not come out clean smelling. Even clothes that are lightly soiled often don't smell fresh. I keep looking for the perfect cycle to wash items that will give the results I want. Towels have been a big challenge to wash and stay clean smelling even after a couple of uses. If there was an odor to begin with it seems to come back right away. Third, the panel lights are really hard to read. The design really needs work as the lighting has to be just right or you have to keep moving around to see settings. I also think you should be entitled to use or change settings if you want to for desired temperature. Overall, while my old machines were VERY OLD the cleaned the clothes much better!
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ok not happy with this appliance after 3 days of used the waher started to leaking through the door..
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After a lot of reading, I picked the best washer! This washer rocks it out! Huge capacity plus turbo wash and steam cleaning. Clothes come out fresh and clean every time. Super large capacity has reduced our wash loads by about a third (four people household including two teens that never wear anything twice). No problems after about six months. Highly recommend this washer.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Washes a lot in one load So glad I bought this product. Only drawback is keeping it clean. Need to drain every two weeks and use bleach on the inner lining every month. Love how much I can wash and how clean clothes come out! Can wash my king size comforter and comes out smelling great and clean!
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Energy savings great performance We bought this about a little over a month ago we are impressed with the energy savings in water and electricity. We have notice the performance on cleaning clothes. The variety of setting is outstanding for different fabrics.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleans Awesome! I got this for Christmas and while that might not seem like a great present when it cuts the number of loads, reduces detergent and clothes get clean with less shout its the best present ever. Very happy mom of twin boys.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Watch the doors! After ordering what I thought was a washer with Right Hand open door (hinges on right), and after Sears attempted unsuccessfully to deliver a right hand open washer (more than twice), I inquired directly with LG support, and learned that the washer door on this particular model are manufactured to open ONLY TO THE LEFT. For most washer/dryers, the rule is that while dryer doors can be flipped on site upon delivery, the washer doors cannot (b/c of leak issues) and must be ordered properly. For stackable W/D sets, you would think the right hand or left hand options would be available. They are not in this model! This is annoying because the door is now in the middle of my washroom walkway causing me to dodge the door everytime I'm loading clothes. Good washer except for the lack of door opening direction to the right.
Date published: 2016-01-07
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Can I select the hottest water temperature in any cycle? My washer hookup is next to the water heater and I really want a tap hot wash for any cycle. 

Asked by: Dave72703
I apologize, but no; this washing machine is not capable of Extra Hot wash cycles on all cycles and settings. According to the information listed in the owner’s manual, to protect your garments, not every wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil level or option is available on every cycle. Please review the CYCLE GUIDE for details. This guide can be found on page 23 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-29

need the model number for just plain pedestal for gas drier and washer WM8000 grey color match.

Asked by: sina
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its accessories. The model number requested is the WHITE washer, which is designed for compatibility with the WDP5W pedestal, or it can also operate with WD200CW Pedestal Washer accessory.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-20

Can we make this Smart thinkQ compatible

Asked by: BalaK
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model has not been designed with the Smart Thinq technology, nor can it be added to the design.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-20

I just bought my 5.2 cubic feet LG washer.  It shakes terrible when spinning.  What is the solution

Asked by: Audreydoll
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Vibrations during a spin cycle are most common when the machine has not been properly leveled, or if the flooring beneath the cabinet is not sufficiently stable. If there are additional questions about the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-13

Could you please tell me the model number for the matching dryer. Life sucks without a dryer! Thank you!

Asked by: Kickle76
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This device is designed to match either the DLEX8000W Electric Dryer, or the DLGX8001W Gas Dryer. These can be found on our website at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-09

Just got my 5.2 turbo washer when you put your wash in and the water starts it go on and then off then keeps repeating that is that normal? Also the top lid that you move back and forth th put your soap in does not lay flat why is that?

Asked by: Denise58
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. It is normal for the drum to tumble the clothing one direction, stop, and then start rotating the other direction intermittently. This is a method for weight distribution and measurement. This is normal operation. If there are additional concerns regarding this product, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-04

I purchased both LG washer(wm8500HVA) & dryer(dlex8500v) in May 2015.   Will the Sidekick work w/ my washer?

Asked by: clc5466
We appreciate your interest in the new Sidekick Washer. The SideKick washer is compatible with washing machine model WM8500HVA. For more information you may check out the information on our website for your washer. Please visit
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-02-19

We bought this model in 2012... Can our older model WM8000HWA be stacked? 

Asked by: JewellieA
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model is designed to be stacked with a similar dryer. The stacking kit is sold separately.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-03
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