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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.

    5.2 CU.FT.
    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.

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 5.2 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with 3.9" Monochromatic LCD Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
2015 ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 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)
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Front Loading Washer - 3 Months in Great results so far. Using much less water with success. We would recommend.
Date published: 2015-03-24
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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: 2015-09-17

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: 2015-09-23


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

Does the Tag On technology work with Android tablets?

The Tag On technology for the DLEX8500V dryer and WM8500HVA washer is advertised as working with "your smartphone." But my smartphone is an iPhone, and the fine print in the instructions states that it works only with certain Android phones. There is an iOS app for LG washers and dryers, but its uses seem limited. I do not want to replace my iPhone, but I might buy an Android tablet someday. Would it work with the Tag On NFC technology in these appliances?
Asked by: IndyGal
Yes, the Tag on Technology on the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA uses NFC (Near Field Communication), a wireless connectivity technology that enables two-way communication between electronic devices which operates over a distance of a few centimeters. You can share your content with an NFC tag or another NFC support device by simply touching it with your device. If you touch an NFC tag with your device, it will display the tag content on your device. Both select Android phones and Tablets have this feature.Any Tablet that supports NFC will work...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-08-31
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