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

  • WM8100HVA

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • 5.2 cu. ft. Mega capacity
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • Steam Technology
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty on Direct Drive Motor
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible

LG Front Loaders are rated by Consumer Reports

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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

Laundry At the Speed of Life

Soccer practice. Groceries. Dinner. Dishes. Shouldn't your laundry move as fast as you? Now it can, with LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 30 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. Innovation that keeps up with your family calendar? That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

*Compared to an LG top 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.

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.

Get wise

Get wise

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 smart phone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

This LG washer has been awarded the ENERGY STAR® most efficient mark in 2016. Products that are recognized as the most efficient of ENERGY STAR® in 2016 help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Design Style Front Loader
Capacity 5.2 cu. ft.
On-Door Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
CEE Tier 2
ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016 Yes
No. of Programs 14
Wash Programs Normal, Perm. Press, Delicates, Speed Wash, TubClean™, Sanitary, Allergiene™, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Towels, Rinse+Spin, Download, Jumbo Wash, Bedding
No. of Options 13
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 5 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® Technology Yes
Steam Technology Yes
Allergiene™ 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
Internal Water Heater Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ (v1.0) 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 Dark Blue Tinted Square Cover
Door Opening 42 1/8"
Available Colors White (W), Graphite Steel (V)
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Pedestal WDP5W, WDP5V
Pedestal (WxHxD) 29" x 13 9/10" x 29 2/5"
LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer WD200CW, WD200CV
LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (WxHxD) 29" x 14 1/10" x 30 4/5"
Stacking Kit KSTK2
Hose Included Yes
Product ( WxHxD) 29" x 41 1/4" x 33 3/4" (55 15/16" W with door open)
Carton ( WxHxD) 31 5/16" x 44 19/64" x 35 5/8"
Weight (Product/Carton) 239 lbs / 263.3 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
WM8100HVA Washer (Graphite Steel) 048231 017466

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG FRONT LOADING WASHER MODEL WM8100HWA I ordered my LG Model WM8100HWA thru Best Buy online on 11/20/16, and it was delivered & installed on 11/25/16 (this is a replacement for a 7 year old Whirlpool Duet w/Pedestal when the bearings seized, washer became so out of balance it exploded sending plastic pieces into my laundry!). When my LG washer was delivered & installed, the delivery/installation crew were somewhat clueless as to the leveling adjustment using the supplied adjustment wrench. I ended up supplying my own open end SnapOn wrench in order for the machine to be leveled on the concrete basement floor. Once the washer was leveled, I have not had to adjust it again. I chose not to purchase the Pedestal as I feel this may be part of the reason my other washing machine failed (allowed machine to wobble & wrack thus causing bearings to wear). In the months to follow, I have done countless loads of laundry (including King size comforters, sheets, insulated winter coveralls & delicates) using all settings of the machine. Although I will agree with some of the previous reviews as to the length of the cycles, I have been very pleased with the performance of this washing machine.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not real happy. Out of the box, brand new, it did not work. Had to call service & 2 days later finally got it fixed.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT I bought 1 month ago and I am very satisfied ... I love my washing machine
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Washer I needed a washer that could wash a king size comforter. I was told by salesmans and I believe your descriptions says a 5.2 washer would be fin for that size. I've never had a front door washer but I heard they wash better than a front loader. I immediately grabbed my king size comforter and I had a difficult time getting it in. In fact, I almost didn't wash it because there was no room, I really had to push the comforter inside the machine.The plastic bubble takes up so much room I have to assume it takes up some of the 5.2 cubic feet. I end up washing twice so that it's so wet the from the first time that there will be some room to wash the comforter. I was extremely disappointed as that was the only reason I bought that size. There are many options to wash your items but I manly use the cotton size and the largest option for the comforter. It washers other items ok
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice washer Nice washer but hard to read the settings they are printed very dim need a flashlight to see the settings if the light is not bright enough the dryer is the same hard to read the settings.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This washer was purchased as a set. Works great. We bought this washer as a set. It is very quiet and has a wealth of features. We decided to make this purchase based on much research. We are still learning the numerous cycles and options within each cycle.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great machine but not as quiet as others after a couple of uses the washer vibrates and makes a clicking noise every time goes to spin and try to level tie down good to pedestal and same and found out that it was a discontinue model other than that washes pretty good and all extras.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this washer I bought this washer around black Friday not knowing if it would fit in my laundry room it fits barely but got it in and it works great especially on large loads I am still trying to learn all features it has like the steam feature.
Date published: 2016-12-29
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How to use remote start and wifi connect.This washer has these features listed here and so I purchased this machine but neither the manual nor the washer has anything about this

Asked by: Rkmail
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model does not appear to have these options available. Thank you for bringing this incorrect information to our attention. We will inform the proper contacts to correct this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-17

How to change door open from left to right. 

Asked by: Texnj
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. While it may be possible, on a LG Dryer, to change the direction of the opening of the door, the washing machines are shaped differently, and cannot be reversed.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-01-05

What does it mean when the screen flashes "dE" and the washer is not cycling?

Asked by: Prini
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. There are 2 dE codes listed in the Troubleshooting guide, on page 35 of the manual. These generally refer to the Tub being unable to turn, likely related to the Door not being securely fastened. If securing the door does not resolve the matter, then the washer 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: 2017-01-30

Does it come with the power cord? If not what so I need to buy?

Asked by: Hide
The ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016 LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HWA comes with a power cord attached...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-10-21

 I have a new  LG steam front loading washer dryer combo.  I have a few questions .. 1)  why do my clothes have a strange smell? 2)  why does it take all day to  wash and dry one load? 3)  can it be faster? 4)  why are my clothes extremely wrinkly?

Asked by: JenL
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Combination machines will often take longer to dry clothing, as they normally do not use a standard heating element to perform the drying operations. The smell could be related to the use of too much detergent or the wrong type of detergent (HE only). Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot this matter, as well as that of the wrinkles.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-10-11

Where can i download a manuel for my washer.

Asked by: Lbriones
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. A copy of the owner’s manual can be downloaded from our website at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-15

Were will I find the series number on my washer 

Asked by: Babyboo3
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. If the information label, with the serial number, is not found in the door frame, then it will be on a label on the back of the washer cabinet.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-30

I turned on my washer and I heard a click now I have no power is there a reset button somewhere?

Asked by: Ivan Watson
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. This model has not been designed with a reset button. It is first recommended to check the circuit breaker box to see if the breaker has tripped. If the breaker is in order, then the washer 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: 2016-08-24
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