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Key Features

  • 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity
  • Saves Wash Time on Larger Loads
  • Uses Steam to Deeply Penetrate Fabrics for Gentle Cleansing
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible
The LG WM8500HVA is twenty-nine inches wide and with pedestal, forty and four-fifths inches high.

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best appliance purchase I've ever made I bought the washer & dryer a couple of years ago and I am still excited by the load capacity of these machines. I almost choked when I first purchased them due to their cost but we literally due half as many loads as we did with our older front loaders. My wife does hair so we do a LOT of towels, etc.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large and Very Flexible The unit has worked flawlessly so far, and offers many relatively easy to use options, including Cold Wash, which I value a lot.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gently cleaning This washing machine has lowered our water usage, and the amount or detergent we use per wash. The washing machine is huge and allows very large loads. The washing machine cleans small loads and very large loads very well. With different settings it's easy to do our laundry. This washing machine is very gentle on our clothes, our linens and lingerie.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible!! the sensors on this machine are so sensitive that if i walk by or reach over the machine it just stops mid cycle. i literally cannot be anywhere near the machine once i push start. this issue is huge! I have had to start my load 7 times because me or a family member unknowingly shut the machine off!! ridiculous feature. i would not recommend the product for this reason. on the other hand, the machine cleans beautifully and quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful washing machine Bought this a few months ago. So many features to choose from, easy to use cheat sheet.. very quiet and does a wonderful job cleaning
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed mega Capacity Needed a large capacity front loader for horse barn to wash blankets and large horse items. Works wonderfully and gets items extremely clean. Use it for work clothes as well. Couldn't be happier. I have gotten an unbalanced load error a few occasions when doing a very small load and it can be difficult to get it to clear. But that may just be operator error.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Versatile This washer is so versatile. The number of wash settings, and the ability to override certain settings is very handy. It works perfectly, and we save on detergent and softener compared to the last washer we had.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best washer I have ever owned Worth every penny Although a little pric
Date published: 2015-10-25
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What is the maximum water supply temp to connect this washer too?

Asked by: Rob2014
The maximum water supply temperature that your can connect the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA to will depend on what your water heater is set to. Whether you have a gas or electric water heater, the default temperature set from the factory will be between 120ºF to 140ºF. It is estimated that the average water heater temperature is set to 130ºF in the United States. 130ºF is the best temperature to set your water heater as it will reduce the risk of scalding while showering but also be hot enough to meet your dishwasher and washing machines recommended temperature for an optimum wash cycle. The owner's manual for this washer also recommends that to provide optimum washing performance the hot water temperature should be set at 120-135°F (48-57°C) and the cold at 60°F (15°C)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-23

What was the dryer for this model? Or is there multiple models to compliment the washing machine? I would like to buy a dryer that matches the color and size of the wm8500hva.. discontinued or a current model. Thanks.

Asked by: Randy40
The Mega Capacity High Efficiency Electric SteamDryer™ with NFC Tag On, Model # DLEX8500V or the Mega Capacity High Efficiency Gas SteamDryer™ w/ NFC Tag On, Model # DLGX8501V are the matching dryers for the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.2 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-02-08

What is NFC Tag on?

Asked by: Gabroney
The NFC Tag On feature you see on the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA can also be found on select LG Dryers. It allows you to conveniently add on new cycles, check the status of your appliance or diagnose your appliance all from your phone. Your phone needs to support NFC, most newer Android phones have this feature. iPhones do not support NFC. The feature can be activated on your phone through settings, usually under the "Wireless & Networks" menu, but your phone may be different so you would have to refer to the manual to find out where it is and how to activate it properly...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-05-01

What is the design limit for this machine? i.e. How many loads per day (or per week or per year) was this machine engineered and tested for?

Asked by: HowLong
The design limits for the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA would either be in the Engineering notes or in the service manual, neither of which do we have access to. You can try contacting LG's Customer Interactive Center at (800) 243-0000 and see if a product specialist has access to the requested information...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-04-16

Does it clean itself?

I want to know if the machine tub cleans itself? Does it have the self clean option?
Asked by: MrsAV
The Tub Clean cycle does not clean itself and there isn't a self clean option for it on the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA. For an effective clean, it is recommended that you add tub cleaner or lime scale remover to the detergent dispenser drawer, then after turning the unit on, to turn the cycle selector knob to Tub Clean. A 't cL' message appears in the display then after the indicator light for Tub Clean turns on, you would push the Start/Pause button to initiate the cycle...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-02-22


Are there rebates offered with this Mega Washer and Dryer?
Asked by: organgrinder777
To encourage customers to buy energy efficient products, ENERGY STAR partners occasionally sponsor special offers, such as sales tax exemptions or credits, or rebates on certified products. To find out if the LG Mega Capacity TurboWash™ Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM8500HVA is eligible for any rebates you can either inquire from the retailer from where you purchase the unit or inquire about that from your local Electric Supply Company. You can also visit the Energy Star rebate finder site where there is a search that is provided as a service to consumers to find such special offers or rebates where they exist, based on information that partners submit to ENERGY STAR. Please note that EPA does not sponsor rebates or special offers, nor do all ENERGY STAR partners...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-07-15

Is the end of cycle alert a buzz or a chime?

I can't stand annoying buzz noises. Is this a chime or a buzz?
Asked by: RealtorAmy
Answered by: WBB3
Date published: 2015-09-02

How do I get the drum light to stay on longer?

Is there a way to get the drum light to stay on? I assume it does not stay on the during the entire cycle? Also when it spins there is a clicking noise. Is that normal?
Asked by: cowgirlup
The drum light is designed to automatically turn off when the door is closed and the cycle starts. Press and hold the EXTRA RINSE/DRUM LIGHT button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle for a 4 minute illumination during operations. There is no method for increasing this time frame.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-08-31
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