Discontinued
WM3180CW

4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology

  • Ultra Large 4.5 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • 10 Wash Programs
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible
4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology

SUMMARY

  • Design Style
    Front Loader
    ENERGY STAR® Qualified
    Yes
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible
    Yes
    Capacity
    4.5 cu.ft.
  • Dimensions (WxHxD)
    27" x 14 1/8" x 30 3/4" (50 9/16 with drawer open)
    Color
    White

APPEARANCE

  • Design Look
    Front Control
    Hard Buttons
    Yes
  • Dial-A-Cycle™
    Yes

ENERGY

  • ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017
    Yes
    CEE Tier
    3
  • IMEF
    2.92
    IWF
    3.2

WASH PROGRAMS

  • No. of Programs
    9
    Wash Programs
    Normal, Perm. Press, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Towels, Speed Wash, Bulky / Large, Tub Clean, Downloaded
  • No. of Options
    9
    Options
    9 Water Plus, Fresh Care, Prewash, Delay Wash, Extra Rinse, ColdWash™, Child Lock, Add Garments, Rinse+Spin
  • No. of Wash/Rinse Temps
    5 Hot, Warm, Semi-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

  • ColdWash™ Option
    Yes
    SenseClean™ System
    Yes

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

  • 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
    Easy Loading TilTub™
    Yes

SMART TECHNOLOGY

  • SmartDiagnosis™
    Yes (v 3.0)
    NFC Tag On Technology
    Yes

MOTOR AND AGITATOR

  • Motor Type
    Inverter 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
  • Door Rim
    Glass/Silver Spray
    Door Cover
    Clear Round Cover
  • Available Colors
    White (W)

POWER SOURCE

  • Ratings
    UL Listed
    Electrical Requirements
    120V, 10 Amps
  • Type
    Electric, 60 Hz

OPTIONS/ACCESSORIES

  • Pedestal
    WDP4W
    Pedestal (WxHxD)
    27" x 14 1/8" x 30 3/4"
  • Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer
    WD100CW
    Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (WxHxD)
    27" x 14 1/8" x 30 3/4" (50 9/16 with drawer open)
  • Stacking Kit
    KSTK1
    Hose Included
    No

DIMENSIONS

  • Product (WxHxD)
    27" x 38 11/16" x 29 3/4" (52" D with door open)
    Carton (WxHxD)
    29 1/2" x 43 5/16" x 31 5/16"
  • Weight (Product/Carton)
    169.2 lbs / 219.2 lbs

LIMITED WARRANTY

  • Limited Warranty
    1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum

UPC CODES

  • UPC
    048231024013

What people are saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smelly Piece of junk! This machine is about a year old. I bought it because my top loader was causing my clothes to smell badly. This machine is far worse! It causes my clothes to smell like gear oil! Not only does it make my clothes smell badly, it is often out of balance and bangs around all over the laundry room. It is impossible to re balance! Finally, on many occasions, it does not spin completely, leaving my clothes soaking wet! I'm about ready to toss it off my balcony! Never again! When I am able, I'll toss it and get another top loader!
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not worth the price Very difficult to use, impossible to program to spin only, without washing load for second time. A separate "extra spin" button is needed because of weak motor. I had a front loader from different manufacturer before-clothes came out of washer almost dry. Operation is made even more difficult by markings on machine which have worn off completely after 4 years. All in all, should have gotten a less costly, less hyped machine with a spin cycle.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not really pleased We purchased this model about 6 months ago. It does clean well however no matter what size of load we put in the unit it gets unbalanced during spin. I have tried filling the washer more, and less. Doing load of all sheets or all towels so everything is of the same weight and still in has troubles spinning, always the load is off balanced. I wish I had chosen a different washer.
Date published: 2018-04-24
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How long does it take to wash a normal load of clothes

Asked by: Cindy61
The cycle time for the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW depends on the type and amount of your load and detergent, water pressure and your chosen additional options. Each cycle has preset settings that are selected automatically. You may also customize the settings using the cycle modifier buttons. These variables may extend the cycle duration time as it may require more water, take more time to absorb the water or take longer to drain and spin. If the water pressure is too low, the machine will take longer to fill which will extend the wash cycle. Added options like the Water Plus will extend the cycle time as they require more time to fill the additional water. This machine also has an Auto Suds Removal which is a feature that is activated if the machine detects excessive suds in the unit. If it is automatically added without selecting an option, the unit will drain then add water to dilute the concentration of detergent. Each activation adds about 12 minutes to the cycle and it is possible for this feature to be activated multiple times within the same cycle...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-09-27

Machine leaking from inside underneath and ue appears

Asked by: Kett 401
We hate to hear you are having issues with your washing machine, but would love to be able to help. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 so we can get more info and see what we can do. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-07-09

My selection knob quit working. It lights up but won't select anything. The entire knob is lit and it won't do anything when I push the start button. This is a 2017

Asked by: Dyan
Hello Dyan, hate to hear, sounds like you might need a technician. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 or drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport/ when you are with the unit. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-07-05

How much should the drum move from front to back?? My drum can move from front to back more than I think it should. As it starts spinning the load can actually bump the door and does the same as the spin is slowing.  I can push my drum back a few inches. 

Asked by: Fiona4
We are sorry; we are only able to support products in the USA. For the proper support channels, please see www.lg.com/ca_en/support ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-07

How high from the drain hose outlet can the drain hose be placed?

Asked by: ed99
The end of the drain hose for this ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW should not be less than 29 inches (73.7 cm) or more than 96 inches (243.8 cm) from the bottom of the washer...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-27

When I select hot water temperature.Is it straight hot water from the tap or a mix of cold?

Asked by: Antos
Hello Antos, the unit will always mix the hot water in the beginning to prevent your clothing from being damaged. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-26

Is there a SPIN ONLY (no rinse with it, just spin)

Asked by: Db23
Hello, as per the manual on page 25, The Spin Speed button also activates the Drain & Spin cycle to drain the tub and spin clothes; for example, if you want to remove clothes before the cycle has ended. Simply press Power > Spin Speed > Start. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-15

What is the duration (in minutes) of the 'speed wash' setting?

Asked by: ADPI
Cycle times in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with ColdWash™ Technology, Model # WM3180CW will depend on the type and amount of the load and detergent, the incoming water pressure and chosen additional options. The Speed Wash is designed for washing lightly soiled clothing and small loads of less that 3 lbs (1.36 Kg) and will take about 15 minutes...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-19
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