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Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On

  • WM8500HVA

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer Compatible
  • Mega Capacity
  • Saves Wash Time on Larger Loads
  • Uses Steam to Deeply Penetrate Fabrics for Gentle Cleansing
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Made for Each Other

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

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.

    5.2 CU.FT.
    with LCD Display
The mega-capacity, front-loading LG WM8500 washer
  • Save money. Save energy.

    The ENERGY STAR® logo

    When your washer uses about 30% less energy and half the amount of water used by regular washers, you’re making an impact on your utility bills, your energy and water consumption, and the environment.

  • 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.

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 load² – 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 LCD 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.

The LG WM8500HVA is twenty-nine inches wide and with pedestal, forty and four-fifths inches high.
Design Style Front Loader
TurboWash™ Yes
Steam 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 Graphite Steel (V)
Capacity 5.2 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with 3.9" Monochromatic LCD 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/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
TurboWash™ Yes
Steam™ Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
Allergiene™ Cycle Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
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 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 Graphite Steel (V)
Hose Included Yes
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Pedestal 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 014281

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Versatile This washer is so versatile. The number of wash settings, and the ability to override certain settings is very handy. It works perfectly, and we save on detergent and softener compared to the last washer we had.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best washer I have ever owned Worth every penny Although a little pric
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 ;)
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like design I have only owned this for 4 months. I like the design, very classy and it works great.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-04-10
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What is NFC Tag on?

Asked by: Gabroney
The NFC Tag On feature you see on the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA can also be found on select LG Dryers. It allows you to conveniently add on new cycles, check the status of your appliance or diagnose your appliance all from your phone. Your phone needs to support NFC, most newer Android phones have this feature. iPhones do not support NFC. The feature can be activated on your phone through settings, usually under the "Wireless & Networks" menu, but your phone may be different so you would have to refer to the manual to find out where it is and how to activate it properly...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-05-01

What is the design limit for this machine? i.e. How many loads per day (or per week or per year) was this machine engineered and tested for?

Asked by: HowLong
The design limits for the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA would either be in the Engineering notes or in the service manual, neither of which do we have access to. You can try contacting LG's Customer Interactive Center at (800) 243-0000 and see if a product specialist has access to the requested information...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-04-16

Does it clean itself?

I want to know if the machine tub cleans itself? Does it have the self clean option?
Asked by: MrsAV
The Tub Clean cycle does not clean itself and there isn't a self clean option for it on the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA. For an effective clean, it is recommended that you add tub cleaner or lime scale remover to the detergent dispenser drawer, then after turning the unit on, to turn the cycle selector knob to Tub Clean. A 't cL' message appears in the display then after the indicator light for Tub Clean turns on, you would push the Start/Pause button to initiate the cycle...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-02-22


Are there rebates offered with this Mega Washer and Dryer?
Asked by: organgrinder777
To encourage customers to buy energy efficient products, ENERGY STAR partners occasionally sponsor special offers, such as sales tax exemptions or credits, or rebates on certified products. To find out if the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA is eligible for any rebates you can either inquire from the retailer from where you purchase the unit or inquire about that from your local Electric Supply Company. You can also visit the Energy Star rebate finder site where there is a search that is provided as a service to consumers to find such special offers or rebates where they exist, based on information that partners submit to ENERGY STAR. Please note that EPA does not sponsor rebates or special offers, nor do all ENERGY STAR partners...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-07-15

Is the end of cycle alert a buzz or a chime?

I can't stand annoying buzz noises. Is this a chime or a buzz?
Asked by: RealtorAmy
Answered by: WBB3
Date published: 2015-09-02

How do I get the drum light to stay on longer?

Is there a way to get the drum light to stay on? I assume it does not stay on the during the entire cycle? Also when it spins there is a clicking noise. Is that normal?
Asked by: cowgirlup
The drum light is designed to automatically turn off when the door is closed and the cycle starts. Press and hold the EXTRA RINSE/DRUM LIGHT button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle for a 4 minute illumination during operations. There is no method for increasing this time frame.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-08-31

Washer filling

Washer keeps cutting off and on several times in quick succession when filling to wash. Is this normal? It washes great but the filling is a bit annoying.
Asked by: 2727
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to our product specialists, this filling method is normal for our washers.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-06-03

What is the required spacing between a front load LG washer & dryer?

Asked by: Construction
Your inquiry on the required spacing between the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA and a Dryer is appreciated. The required spacing between the washer and the wall is 1 inch and that will also be sufficient spacing between the washer and the dryer...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-08-31
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