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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
  • AAFA Certified
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • Steam Technology
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty on Direct Drive Motor
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Front-Load Washers”

LG Front Loaders were Evaluated
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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 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.

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
UPC 048231017466

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better then a new car...almost! Purchased the set with pedestals with sidekick almost one month ago. I had wanted this set for over a year and finally was able to purchase. LG makes an incredible product. The set is good looking and remarkably quiet to the point I keep checking to see if it’s running. It’s Star rating for energy is one of the highest for efficiency I have seen. It does a multitude of tasks from bright whites, to small loads. It can handle a large amount of volume (I purchased the mega wash/dry) so your dry cleaning bills may become close to non-existent as mine has. I use the Sidekick for delicate/hand wash items and am still amazed I can use it simultaneously while the main washer is running. The dryer is efficient and quiet and has a catchy upbeat tune to let you know how the drying is progressing or finished. I look forward to using them and do on a daily basis so there is no pile up. The task is done in no time. So glad I made this purchase!
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my Maytag front loader and impressed Owned these for about a month now and my favorite feature is the tub clean. Dogs blankets accidentally got washed and the machine was a mess. Ran the cleaning cycle and was able to wash my clothes without dog hair. The size of the tubs are equally impressive.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large capacity is great. Laundry done in half the time
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and quiet washing machine I recently had to buy a new washer and after reviewing the many different machines and what all the offered I went with an lg. This machine is extremely efficient, my clothes smell great, it doesn't require much laundry detergent and very quiet. I couldn't have asked for a better washer.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the bigger size Everything I was hoping for , glad I waited and did the research . Make sure you measure where you plan to put it . I had to slide it farther away from the door in order to get the door to shut . It's that much bigger .
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Machine: I highly recommend it! I bought this machine 5 months ago. I am so pleased with this washing machine. I had a top loader before and I can never go back to that. This mega front load washer is so guiet and easy to use. I love this machine. The loads are done quickly even if you don't use the turbo speed because of the load sensing technology. I use less detergent, the clothes is cleaner and fresher, and it used less water. The internal heater helps the white clothes be brighter. I didn't buy the pedestal my husband built a metal pedestal post to position the washer and dryer to my height so that I don't have to bend to do take the laundry in and out. It used to take my two full days and a trip to the local laundry mat to wash but now I'm done in six hours and I stay home. So happy I get my weekend back.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have never owned a LG product before but after seeing the commericals we decided to checkout the product since my washer had died. There are alot of features of this washer but the turbo clean is the best.It gets out the really tough stains. My husband works in construction and his work clothes get really dirty and the turbo clean get his clothes really clean. This is a great feature hope it gets included on all the washers that you make.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This would be our first front loading washing machine. Up until now we used an older top loader that my wife owned for a long time. Once it started making weird noises we decided it was time to get a new pair sooner rather than later. The machine tub is big enough to allow us to wash a duvet, couple of pillows and some extra clothes all together. It has load sensing so it will use correct amount of water for the load. The tub is connected to the motor directly with no belts which means machine can do crazy things while washing not just tumble clothes left or right but depending on the load size it can toss (literally) clothes around in the tub, make sure all garments are soaked well by applying a short spin cycle (presses clothes against drum sides while spraying water on) etc, etc. It will let you know how long cycle will take to complete (after load sensing) and will alert you with the chime (not to be mistaken with a ring) once it is done. As with all front loaders spin cycle is extremely "violent" however machine itself does not vibrate as much as older types I've used back in UK. It has diagnostics capability (through what sounds like an old 56K modem) which gets sent to LG in case of an issue. Should help with letting you know what might be the cause (haven't yet had the need to use it so untested). There's a large number of settings including steam (yes it's actual steam, machine has on-board water heater). It is pretty quiet during load sensing and wash cycles and spin cycle is not loud as such but you can hear it and depending on your floor/house construction even possibly feel it (in essence machine vibrates less then the house vibrations it causes). In our house (wood) which is quite old (built sometime in mid 1900's) we can definitely feel spin cycle up on the second floor (can't hear it though). Anyhow machine is great and definitely happy we got it (and the matching dryer).
Date published: 2017-09-23
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Can please specify the clearances on a stacked washer & dryer and especially to the top of a cabinet? The manual shows a clearance to top of a countertop with 0" clearance and height of 40.8" while the specs for the washer shown are height of 41 1/4" .

Asked by: enight
Hi enight. Our apologies for the incorrect specifications for the height of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. The correct height for this washer should be 40 3/4" (i.e. 40.75" - rounded off to 40.8" in the manual). The height for its matching electric or gas dryer, is 40 4/5" (i.e. 40.8"), so the measurements given in the owner's manual are correct. When stacked, their combined height will be 81 11/20" (i.e. 81.55" - rounded off to 81.60" in the manual). The diagram for installing just the washer under a Countertop has the right height for thee washing machine and is showing you that if just the washer is installed under your Countertop, you only need an inch clearance on either side of the washing machine and no clearance is required for the top. Recommended Installation Spacing for recessed or closet installation with a stacked washer and dryer and for cabinet installation for just the dryer are given in page 15 of the owner's manual for the compatible electric or gas dryer...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-08

My current LG has a hand wash cycle which i use often. Does this model offer a washcycle for handwash?

Asked by: LauraBelle
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HWA does have a Handwash/Wool cycle for washing shrinkable woolen or hand-washable items that require gentle care...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-28

My washer door will not open it is locked shut

Asked by: Moe78
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the door is stuck locked, it is recommended to try pressing it in, that it might release the lock, should it have been opened before the lock released. If this does not resolve the matter, then the unit 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: 2017-05-05

How to deactivate child lock on washer ?

Asked by: santiago262817
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the information listed on page 28 of the owner’s manual, press and hold the RINSE&SPIN button for 3 seconds in order to disable the Child Lock feature.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-24

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
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