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WM8100HWA

Key Features

  • 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • LG Steam Technology
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible

available colors:

White Discontinued
SUMMARY
CAPACITY
APPEARANCE
ENERGY
WASH PROGRAMS
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
SMART THINQ® TECHNOLOGY
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
POWER SOURCE
OPTIONS
ACCESSORIES
DIMENSIONS
WARRANTY

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT FEATURES I LOVE THE STEAM FEATURE. CLOTHES LOOK LIKE THEY COME OUT SO MUCH CLEANER AND BRIGHTER. THIS WASHER IS THE BEST .
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User friendly! We bought this a few weeks ago and have loved it from the moment it was out of the box. Very quick set up and very user friendly. Love it!
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-designed machine This is the third - and by far the best - front-loader that we’ve owned. We are very pleased with the robust mechanical design as well as the user interface and controls of this LG washer.
Date published: 2019-05-30
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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: 2018-09-26

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: 2018-09-14

On our current LG top loader, about 5years old, I use the eco warm option on some loads. I am looking at the WM8100HVA and I didn’t see that water temp option in the specs.

Asked by: Beth3g
The ECO WARM feature on your washer was designed to be a setting between the WARM and TAP COLD temperatures. It provides the benefits of a warm wash while using less energy. The water will be in the neighborhood of 90°F. On the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA, the warm setting is at 90°F...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-10-14

In the specs for WM8100HVA washer it is stated that the controls are mounted on the door. I believe that is wrong since all photos show the controls mounted above the door on cabinet

Asked by: HawaiianTime
The description that us given for the controls on the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash® Washer with Steam Technology, Model # WM8100HVA is "On-Door Electronic Control Panel with LED Display" which is terminlogy that is used to describe that the controls are above the door. YTou are correct, the controls are not on the door...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-12-21
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