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

  • WM8100HWA

  • White

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
by ConsumerReports

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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
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
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 048231017459

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! We received our new LG washer yesterday. Although there are many different settings, the washer is really easy to use. We had to replace our old LG washer, but this one is so much nicer. What we do like, is that it is a relatively quiet washer.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Storage Just bought unit with storage drawer accessory. Upon delivery and after installation I discovered Standard Detergent or Bleach Container cannot be placed in the storage drawer. The drawer is tooo shallow by about one inch to allow drawer to close. Wish I had not purchased this unit.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Washer Ever!! I bought this washer in November of 2016. It is an awesome washer! Takes huge loads. Is super quiet. Uses very little water. The wash cycles are quick. It looks great too. I would buy it again without question. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-04-28
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
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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: 2017-08-24

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: 2017-05-09

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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