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Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On

  • WM8500HVA

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • Mega Capacity
  • Saves Wash Time on Larger Loads
  • Uses Steam to Deeply Penetrate Fabrics for Gentle Cleansing
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2015
Get more washing done in less time with the LG WM8500

Capacity Fit for a King

The tub has a gigantic capacity of 5.2 cubic feet. That’s large enough to wash a king size comforter – plus a full set of bedding – in a single load.

  • MEGA CAPACITY
    5.2 CU.FT.
  • LIMITED WARRANTY
    10-Year
  • ELECTRONIC CONTROL PANEL
    with LED Display
The mega-capacity, front-loading LG WM8500 washer
  • Award-Winning Efficiency

    The ENERGY STAR® logo

    Awarded a 2015 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Mark

  • 10-year Limited Warranty

    The LG Direct Drive Motor has a 10-year warranty.

    With fewer moving parts, it operates more efficiently, so we confidently back it with a 10-year limited warranty.

LG 6Motion™ Technology includes tumbling, scrubbing, rolling, swinging, filtration and stepping for a better clean.

More Motion More Cleaning Action

LG 6Motion™ technology gets clothes cleaner – deep down to the fiber – with 6 different wash motions that tackle dirt and stains like never before.

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A smiling couple views the 5.2 cubic feet drum of the LG WM8500

Do More in Less Time

With TurboWash™ technology from LG, high-pressure nozzles go to work on even your most challenging loads to cut wash times by 20 minutes per load¹ – all without sacrificing fresh, clean results.

The LG WM8500 has a modern, electronic control panel that’s highly intuitive.

Commanding Performance

Everything on the electronic control panel and LED Display is right where it should be. You’re not just in control, you’re experiencing smart design at its best.

A view inside the LG WM8500 and its 5.2 cubic feet drum

Sends Dirt out in the Cold

Don’t trade savings for deep cleaning. The enhanced washing motions in LG ColdWash™ technology deliver warm water performance with cold water energy efficiency.

CAPACITY
Capacity 5.2 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with 3.9" Monochromatic LCD Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY
2015 ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
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/Download, 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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
TurboWash™ Yes
Steam™ Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
Allergiene™ Cycle Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
4 Tray Dispenser Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Fabric 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 AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,300
Axis Horizontal
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
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 Graphite Steel (V)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
OPTIONS
Pedestal WDP5V
Pedestal (WxHxD) 29" x 13 9/10" x 29 2/5"
Stacking Kit KSTK2
DIMENSIONS
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
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 014281

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delighted Had to buy a new washer, first purchase of a top loader was disastrous. It ruined a new quilt I made. This washer is so large my laundry is done in no time and no more ruined quilts! I love it. Still getting used to how much water is DOESN'T use. The only thing I can't easily do is see the feature controls on the panel as they don't light up and I have a dark laundry room. I have them memorized now though ;) August 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome washer It is huge and has great features. I can do every towel in the house at the same time, and they come out perfectly August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Like design I have only owned this for 4 months. I like the design, very classy and it works great. August 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fantastic Waited a long time to get this product. Well worth the wait. This product has every feature you could ask for. Absolutely easy to operate. July 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great capacity & cleaning. Poor lighting panel. So far, washer seems to be very efficient. Has great capacity and cleaning power. Steam feature on white cycle improves cleaning. I do have a few concerns. The bleach/ detergent/ fabric softener compartments can be awkward to fill, especially bleach. Liquids tend to splatter. I wish drum light would stay on longer for loading and unloading and I wish the ENTIRE control panel would light up to make it easier to read. My biggest issue is NO SOAK CYCLE. Even though you may lengthen the wash cycle by soil level, it is nice to have a soak cycle. May 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Due yo its large capacity I can wash bulk bedding. I purchased the LG washer and dryer combo this past January. I am extremely happy with both. This washer leaves my whites very clean without the bleach. The dryer is very efficient and leaves my clothes wrinkle free. I would recommend this combo washer and dryer to all my friends. April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great volume and excellent cleaning This washing machine rocks! We have a very large family and this LG product has made our life easier and less stressful. We can finally keep up with the amount of laundry that our family produces and simultaneously have very clean clothes. Our previous front loader took a lot longer to complete a cycle and did not clean as well; additionally, our new LG product can hold a lot more clothes. April 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Front Loading Washer - 3 Months in Great results so far. Using much less water with success. We would recommend. March 24, 2015
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Hello,

For the washer or dryer, front loading which way is the door swings. I have in mind the WM8500HVA. What about other models, is interchangeable?

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All LG washer door is not interchangeable, as far as their opening orientation.
The dryers however, can be changed. Door can be opened from left to right, or right to left. Look carefully at the doro hinge and you can do it yourself very easily.
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It can be stacked with the matching dryer. The model number is DLGX8501V for Gas and DLEX8500V for Electric dryer.
You will also need a special stacking kit.
model number is KSTK2.
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Can a check valve be used on the washer drain line?

The washer is located in the basement. I'm concerned I could get water coming back into the washer as it is lower then the main drain line exiting the home. This is the line used on my existing washer. New washer - LG front load WM8000HWA
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. We can offer no recommendations relating to installation other than that which is listed in the owner’s manual. The total height of the drain hose end should not exceed 96 inches from the bottom of the washing machine. This should allow for proper drainage.
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What side is the washer door hinged on

I have ordered this washer but I have not yet seen it
and my contractor has asked me which side the door is hinged on so that we can decide if the washer goes on the left as we face it or on the right?
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The door of this unit is hinged on the left of the door, with the door handle positioned on the right.
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Your ad reads that it will wash a "king" size comforter. The cycle errors out in the spin cycle indicating the load is unbalanced. I tried 3 times.
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. These washers have been tested with these size loads and have been found to operate properly. There can be some variation on capabilities based on the thickness of the materials or the arrangement within the tub. If this cannot be re-adjusted to wash well, then it would be recommended to contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot the matter further.
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