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WM3180CW

Key Features

  • 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
SUMMARY
APPEARANCE
ENERGY
WASH PROGRAMS
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
SMART TECHNOLOGY
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
POWER SOURCE
OPTIONS/ACCESSORIES
DIMENSIONS
LIMITED WARRANTY
UPC CODES

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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great front loader I bought this washer a month ago, and I still can't switch it to a cold wash cycle, or even a warm wash, when I open the door steam pours out of it at the end of wash cycles, it is not a steam washer, the water when washing seems to be hot water from feeling the front glass door, or when I open the draw to it during wash cycles, I've tried several ways form washing on hot to see if the cold and hot got switched but it makes no difference.. it washes great and spins the clothes nice and dry.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Larger and fewer loads We have a large family and we were doing laundry almost daily. Now with the larger load capacity, we can wash much bigger loads less frequently.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, Great Features Bought this when my last LG decided to quit working. The last one was used but still loved it. Got this one and love it even more. So many more features, easier to use and bigger capacity!
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worse washer I have ever owned. Does not allow enough water in. Way too long cycles.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the features, reminders, and songs. Bought washing machine a little over a year ago. Love it.
Date published: 2018-02-24
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ASK & ANSWER

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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: 2018-08-10

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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