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LG SIGNATURE 5.8 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Washer

  • WM9500HKA

  • Black Stainless Steel

Key Features

  • Black Stainless Steel Finish
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • SmartThinQ®
  • Inverter Direct Drive Motor
  • Integrated Control Panel

LG Front Loaders were Evaluated
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The Art of Essence

The Art of Essence

LG SIGNATURE stays true to the essence,
delivering a new sense of life for the most discerning individual.

Mega Capacity

Now you can wash a king size comforter and full set of bedding in a single load! This LG front load and LG SideKick™ offer a combined* 6.8 cu. ft. so you’ll have more room to clean.

*LG SideKick™ sold separately.

TurboWash® Technology

Give big loads the same great clean while cutting your wash time by up to 30 minutes with LG’s enhanced TurboWash® technology.


Monitor your laundry remotely and conveniently from your smartphone. With SmartThinQ® you can receive notifications, download specialized wash cycles, check the status of your wash and power off your machine.

Inverter Direct Drive Motor

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 limited warranty.

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.

A True Power Wash

The 5.8 cu. ft. LG SIGNATURE Washer was tested with input voltage up to 250 volts – twice the voltage of this product. The UL verification ensures it’s protected from overvoltage input.

Design Style Front Loader
Capacity 5.8 cu. ft.
On-Door Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016 Yes
CEE Tier Rating 3
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® 2.0 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
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Wi-Fi Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ (v3.0) Yes
Smart Grid Ready Yes
Smart Access Yes
Smart Adapt Yes
Energy Monitoring Yes
Laundry Starts Yes
Motor Type Inverter Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed / Max RPM Variable / 1,300
Axis Horizontal
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted
Door Rim Glass/Chrome
Door Cover Dark Black Tinted Square Cover
Door Opening 42 1/8"
Available Colors Black Stainless Steel (K)
Ratings UL Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Hose Included Yes
ACCESSORIES (Sold Separately)
LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer WD205CK
LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer (WxHxD) 29" x 14 1/8" x 30 7/8"
Pedestal WDP5K
Pedestal (WxHxD) 29" x 14 1/8" x 29 2/5"
Product (WxHxD) 29 5/8" x 41 3/16" x 33 1/16" (55 15/16" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 31 5/16" x 44 15/16" x 35 5/8"
Weight (Product/Carton) 239 lbs / 263.3 lbs
UPC 048231017039

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from BAD! BAD! BAD! These washers are the worst! If you buy make sure you buy extended warranty. You will need it. Been trying to get my washer fixed after having it for 6 months. 5 repairs later on the same thing it is out of warranty and have to pay 3\4 the price of washer to get it fixed. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A WASHING REVOLUTION For starters, I own the LG Model WM9000H*A. It features cold wash and turbo wash choices, and I've used both. In fact, I am a certified "dyed-in-the-wool" nerd. Every wash option has been viewed by me.. start to finish. Both wash and rinse technologies are quite impressive. I don't use fabric softener on my underwear, yet my T-Shirts come out of the dryer noticeably softer than they did with the washing machine this LG Washer replaced. Kudos to LG for a premium front loader.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Washer Let me start off with Delivery and installation . Great technicians and Delivery. Trying to connect this to wifi really sucks took about an hour and a half to get the washer to connect to the LG app. There was lots of tiers and hair pulling out. Finally after a hour and a half it connected. Then it was time for the dryer. It's been about 18 hours of trying still it won't connect. I know I'll have to call tech support tomorrow. I really debated just returning them because of how frustrating it is. Lots of tears I mean a lot of them. There are no videos and search engine turns up with no help except everyone with the same problem as me. I decided after countless hours that I would just use the 5.8 washer."I'm so happy I did!" I washed two king fitted sheets two flat sheets and four king pillow cases. " Amazing " So easy and user friendly. They washed beautifully. Then time to dry them. Drying the double set of king sheets was amazing. "we all know fitted sheets ball and everything inside them is still wet." Not in this case everything was dry I mean everything.. I could not believe it this is amazing.. If you are looking for an amazing washer and dryer this is it . Look no further. If you are buying this to connect wifi run away.. you will be bald from tearing your hair out and you will cry just out of frustration.. LG should have waited to launch wifi until there app was complete. They really don't make it user friendly and I am a technical person. I understand computers And very Tech savvy. Needless to say at least the washer is connected to the app.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet, efficient, effective. Check door opening I purchased this unit and had it delivered. First things first. It's big. In and out, check your depths, widths. It is a serious machine that will process the laundry. Also it works. The clothes seem to get very clean, even with our hard Texas water. The spin cycle seems to get a couple extra drips of water out that most machines would not. I like not having to run the dryer anymore than I have to and it works great with athletic gear that is challenging to dry. Downsides--The door mounts one way. We put the washer to the right of the dryer and cannot change the door mount from the left (drier side) to the right to avoid having to swing wet laundry out and around. Also the cycles don't seem to be customizable. I want an efficient cycle for work out gear where i use cold temp wash, high speed spin. I use this several times a week, but I can't get it to be the default or a "special" programmed cycle. Maybe I am not looking hard enough. Anyway, good out weighs the small issues and I would buy another one, but I would plan the water/drain hookups so that I didn't have the door issue!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from State of the art I love the washer and dryer, I bought the sidekick and a pedestal too..I feel like I'm one of the first to have this model..
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can wash all my laundry in one load! My husband and I really enjoy this product. Pros are you can wash a ton at once and it does a great job. The Cons are that they're pretty large, so they dominate the laundry room. I also don't like the washer being a bit high maintenance. There's a lint area that gathers water and has to be emptied. It's not difficult to empty but the tube is short so it's difficult not to get water everywhere while doing it. I also find the softener dispenser a bit finicky. Id prefer a different system since it likes to build residue and doesn't empty the softener completely. These are just nit picks. I'm very happy with our purchase. I like that I get notified by the app when my laundry is finished. Smart home tech is neat
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this washer. Well worth the money. I bought the 5.2cuft sized of this same washer in Sept of 2016 and I am enjoying every bit of it. It has a lot of options that suits my needs and it really washes the clothes very well. The nice thing is that you can load a lot more to wash cutting your wash time. Another good feature is that you can add to the wash once the cycle starts. This was one concern for me when considering between top loader vs front loader. I even love turning the light on in the washer and sit and watch the clothes wash. Such a pretty washer. My one wish though is that the manual was more discriptive as sometimes you would like know what is happening in the cycles. Also the front readout features would say for example second rinse because some cycles do have two rinse but since it does not carry a lot of water you will not see it when rinsing. This is also why I turn on the interior light.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the simplicity, no guess work We love our new washing machine...large capacity and easy to use
Date published: 2017-02-11
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Does LG have plans to come out with a white in the 5.8 capacity washer? Thank you,  Ann

Asked by: Ann2017
Regrettably, we currently do not have any information on if LG will make the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG SIGNATURE 5.8 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Washer, Model # WM9500HKA available in any other finish other than Black Stainless Steel...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-12

What is total height with pedestal included?

Asked by: Fats10
The total height for the LG LG SIGNATURE 5.8 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Washer, Model # WM9500HKA when mounted on the LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer, Model # WD205CK, will be their combined heights, (14 1/8 + 41 3/16") which will be 55 5/16"...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-05

How do I make the tub light stay on far longer on my new LG Signature 9500 front load washer. Same issue with matching dryer. Lights go out before I finish processing the items for removal or when I'm loading and the size of the tubs really require light!

Asked by: eeincc
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The Drum Light is designed to activate automatically when the door is opened. The manual activation of the Drum Light, using the EXTRA RINSE button, is for use during the wash cycle. The Light is designed to turn off automatically after 4 minutes. There are no options available to change these times.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-28

The washer's locked door light keeps blinking! Can't open door!

Asked by: Cath C
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the temperature of the interior of the drum is greater than 113 degrees, then the lock is designed to remain engaged. It is suggested to press the door back into place to see if this releases the latch. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional suggestions.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-13

do any LG front load washers have a Fresh Hold feature or a large detergent reservoir for automatic dispensing? Thanks

Asked by: kerdesigns
The "Fresh Hold" feature is a feature used by another brand of washing machine and is not a feature used by LG Washing machines. The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG SIGNATURE 5.8 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Washer, Model # WM9500HKA has a four-compartment dispenser makes it easy to separate the pre-wash detergent, main laundry detergent, liquid bleach, and fabric softener into different compartments. If using a liquid detergent, you would need to make sure that the liquid detergent cup is in place, and if using a powdered detergent, you would need to remove the liquid detergent cup and put the powder in the main wash detergent compartment...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-03-15

My lg front load washer won't drain or spin have cleaned the trap and drain hoses 

Asked by: Sherilynn
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is recommended to check if any error messages or codes have appeared in the display of the washer. This would help to determine the cause of this situation. 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: 2017-03-13

How do I know if my washer has smart diagnostics capable 

Asked by: Sherilynn
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the information listed on page 38, yes, this washer has a Smart Diagnosis option available. This page provides the steps required to properly utilize this feature.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-13

My front load LG washer stopped pumping water out

Asked by: Clem82
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is suggested to check the drain hose for any clogs or obstructions. It is also recommended to check the Drain Pump Filter, such as is described on page 42 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-12
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