WM8100HVA
5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology
Graphite Steel
  • 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • LG Steam Technology
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible
5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology
$ 1,110.99
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*1. Compared to an LG front load washer without TurboWash®. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.

For Small Loads that Can’t Wait

Whether it’s your kids’ favorite shirt, yoga pants or a school uniform, washing a full load seems wasteful for just a few pieces. Now you can wash small loads that just can’t wait with the LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer or wash two loads at once to save time.

For Small Loads  that Can’t Wait1 For Small Loads  that Can’t Wait2

6 Customer Care Cycles

LG SideKick™ offers six distinct wash cycles, including a special setting for active wear.
6 Customer Care Cycles1

Simultaneous or Independent Operation

LG SideKick™ saves time by washing two loads at once or get it all done by washing a small load separately.
Simultaneous or Independent Operation2

Raises Your Washer

LG SideKick™ allows you to easily access laundry for more comfortable loading and unloading in the main washer. Compatible with all new LG Front Load Washers.
Raises Your Washer3

COMPLETE YOUR SYSTEM

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SUMMARY

  • Type
    Front Load Washer
    Capacity (cu.ft.)
    5.2 cu. ft.
  • Matching Electric Dryer
    DLEX8100V
    Matching Gas Dryer
    DLGX8101V
  • Color
    Graphite Steel (V)

APPEARANCE

  • Hard Buttons
    Yes
    Touch Buttons
    Yes
  • Dial-A-Cycle™
    Yes

ENERGY

  • ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2019
    Yes
    ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2018
    Yes
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
    Yes
    CEE Tier
    2
  • IMEF
    2.92
    IWF
    3.2

WASH PROGRAMS

  • No. of Programs
    14
    Programs
    Normal, Perm. Press, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Towels, Speed Wash, Hand Wash / Wool, Bulky / Large, Tub Clean, Bright White, Sanitary, Allergiene™, Jumbowash, Small Load

WASH OPTIONS

  • No. of Options
    11
    Options
    TurboWash®, Steam, Fresh Care, Prewash, Delay Wash, Extra Rinse, ColdWash™, Child Lock*, Rinse+Spin, Drum Light, Add Garments

WASH DETAILS

  • No. of Wash/Rinse Temps
    5
    Wash/Rinse Temps
    Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold
  • No. of Spin Speeds
    5
    Spin Speeds
    Extra High, High, Medium, Low, No Spin
  • Max RPM
    1300
    Water Levels
    Load Sensing
  • No. of Soil Levels
    5

FABRIC CARE FEATURES

  • TurboWash® 2.0 Technology
    Yes
    Steam Technology
    Yes
  • Allergiene™ Cycle
    Yes
    Sanitary Cycle
    Yes
  • 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
    Leveling Legs
    4 Adjustable Legs
  • Easy Loading TilTub™
    Yes

SMARTTHINQ® TECHNOLOGY

  • SmartDiagnosis™ (v3.0)
    Yes
    Laundry Starts
    Yes

MOTOR

  • Motor Type
    Inverter Direct Drive Motor
    Axis
    Horizontal

MATERIALS AND FINISHES

  • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
    Yes
    Cabinet
    PCM
  • Control Panel
    Plastic
    Top Plate
    Painted
  • Door / Rim
    Glass/Chrome
    Door Cover
    Dark Blue Tinted Square Cover
  • All Available Colors
    White (W), Graphite Steel (V)

CERTIFICATION

  • AFFA
    Yes
    NSF
    Yes

POWER SOURCE

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

OPTIONS/ACCESSORIES

  • Pedestal
    WDP5V
    Pedestal (WxHxD)
    29 x 14 1/8 x 30 7/8 (50 9/16 D with door open)
  • LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer
    WD200CV
    LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (WxHxD)
    29 x 14 1/8 x 30 7/8 (50 9/16 D with door open)
  • Stacking Kit
    27" x 44 1/2" x 28 3/8" (57 1/5" H with lid open)
    Hose Included
    Yes

DIMENSIONS

  • Product (WxHxD)
    29" x 40 3/4" x 32 14/16"
    Depth with Door Open
    (58 11/16" D with door open)
  • Carton (WxHxD)
    31 21/32" x 44 15/16" x 33 15/16"
    Weight (Product/Carton)
    225 / 251.5 lbs.

LIMITED WARRANTY

  • Parts and Labor
    1 Year
    Direct Drive Motor
    10 Years
  • Drum
    3 Years

UPC CODES

  • UPC
    048231017466

What people are saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy LG washer. I bought this product a year ago as LG had positive reviews. Less than a year the washer is squeeking during wash and after if you turn the drum manually. The drum after washer is hard to turn now. LG sent a technician and even with 3 videos he only said he didn't hear anything and maybe something was in ther and washed away. I am now here in less than a year with a washer I cannot use and LG cannot or will not fix. Do not waste your money
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy LG washer. I bought this product a year ago as LG had positive reviews. Less than a year the washer is squeeking during wash and after if you turn the drum manually. The drum after washer is hard to turn now. LG sent a technician and even with 3 videos he only said he didn't hear anything and maybe something was in ther and washed away. I am now here in less than a year with a washer I cannot use and LG cannot or will not fix. Do not waste your money
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works flawlessly. It has great features large size to wash comforters was a requirement.
Date published: 2019-11-12
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Does the washer come with a left right door opening option?

Asked by: macccccccccccccc
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA is a left swing door (i.e. swings from right to left). The door is not reversible and the washer is not available with an alternate door swing...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-07-10

how much max load weight. or recommend weight.

Asked by: beriteu
Regrettably, there is no way to convert cubic feet which is a measurement of volume into pounds which is a measurement of weight, and dry clothes weigh a lot more when wet. It is recommended that when loading clothes into the tub of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA that you should fill it up to 3/4 and pack the clothing loosely. The clothing items need to have room to tumble freely...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-07-08

Drip pan? Does anyone know a specific drip pan that will fit under this washer?

Asked by: Miownz28
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA does not have enough clearance to fit a drip pan under the unit so you will need to look for drip pan that the entire washer can sit in. It has a width of 29" and a depth of 32 14/16" so you need a drip pan with those dimensions as a minimum...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-05-28

How is the WM3900HBA different than than the WM8100HVA in terms of features and performance?

Asked by: Masonnyc1
The Energy Star Qualified LG 4.5 cu.ft. Smart wi-fi Enabled Front Load Washer with TurboWash™ 360 Technology, Model # WM3900HBA was just released so you will not find much on it with regards to its performance since there aren't many reviews on it yet. It has a smaller capacity than the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA. The WM3900HBA being a recent release features SmartDiagnosis™ (v3.0) versus SmartDiagnosis™ (v1.0) for the WM8100HVA and it also features Cycle Monitoring and Notification, Energy Monitoring and Wi-Fi. It also features TurboWash™ 360 Technology and an updated version of TurboWash, (TurboWash® 2.0 Technology) and has a lower IWF (Integrated Water Factor) of 2.9 versus 3.2 for the WM8100HVA. Please visit our site at https://www.lg.com/us/front-load-washers where you can do a side by side comparison of the washers by placing a check mark in the 'Add to Compare' checkbox on the product page for each washer so you can see images of the washers to see the differences in their designs and review further details on each...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-02-27

Does this have a soak function?

Asked by: jackieI
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA does not have a soak function. It has a Prewash option that allows you to prewash heavily soiled items for 15 minutes...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-01-04

My husband works in a hospital as a housekeeper. Sometimes he brings home bed bugs on his clothes. Will the deep steam cycle kill bed bugs?

Asked by: Mustang Anne
The Sanitary cycle on the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA is NSF certified under Protocol P172 (Sanitization Performance of Residential and Commercial, Family Sized Clothes Washers) to remove at least 95 percent of house dust mite allergens and feline dander. The wash water must reach 55º C (131º F, the temperature required to kill dust mites) for at least three minutes and the washer must be easily cleanable, corrosion resistant and designed to avoid accumulation of dirt and debris. Similarly, its matching Electric and Gas Dryers, (Model # DLEX8100V and Model # DLGX8101V) have Anti Bacterial cycles that are also NSF certified under Protocol P154 (Sanitization Performance of Residential Clothes Dryers) to reduce 99.9% of bacteria on laundry and that none of the bacteria will carry over onto the next laundry load. The default settings for the Anti Bacterial cycle ate High Temperature and Very Dry. To provide optimum washing performance, it is recommended that you set your water heater at 120-135°F (48-57°C) and the cold at 60°F (15°C). If you have never adjusted your water heater temperature, it will be set at 135°F or 140°F which is the default setting for most water heater manufacturers. Bed bugs exposed to 113°F will die if they receive constant exposure to that temperature for 90 minutes or more. However, they will die within 20 minutes if exposed to 118°F. Interestingly, bed bug eggs must be exposed to 118°F for 90 minutes to reach 100% mortality. Both the hot water temperature settings high temperature settings for the dryers exceed these temperatures and will kill bed bugs and bed bug eggs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-10-18

Can the doors on washer and dryer be switch to open differently. washer to open to right and dryer to open to left?

Asked by: Mama Donna
Typically, the doors on most, if not all of our Front Load Washers are not reversible, but they are reversible on our Front Load Dryers. The door on this ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA is not reversible, but the doors on the matching electric and gas dryers are reversible...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-06-25

Does the WM8100HVA or WM8100HWA have the "custom program" feature? I want to be able to select a frequently used cycle + options, then save them to the custom program feature. If anyone has this washer, can you confirm if it has this feature?

Asked by: JimDalTx
Hi JimDalTx. Regrettably, neither color of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100H*A features 'Custom Program'...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-06-25
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