LG WM8000HWA Review

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“A washing machine that promotes a unique design and advanced features”

Promoting a unique shape and design, with powerful features and great build quality, the LG WM8000HWA is definitely amongst the best washing machines on the market. It is also among the largest home washers a user could buy as it has a capacity of 5.2 cubic feet.

The LG WM8000HWA stuck with the classic white color, but it comes with a series of features that fit great into the life of a family with high washing needs. The machine is equipped with a lot of options and various cycles that manage to offer a very good cleaning performance. One feature we actually loved about this washing machine is the possibility to create your own cycle using the existing options.

All in all, the washer is very quiet, which is a surprising given its capacity and doesn’t vibrate during the spinning cycles. So, a washer with so many features and options is not going to come cheap. The listing price is $1400, but there are stores where you can find it on sale, at about 40% off.

Type & Size

The LG WM8000HWA is a front-load washer that will occupy a bit more of your space than a regular washer due to its enlarged capacity. It can also be stacked over a dryer (or vice versa) fact that helps in saving space in small laundry rooms.

The physical dimensions of this washer are 29 x 40.8 x 32.3 inches (Width x Height x Depth).


The LG WM8000HWA implements a combination between a futuristic design (the square window with rounded edges and black finish) and the classical white body. The top panel is divided in 3 main areas: the detergent and fabric softener loading tray, the program selector and option customization area, and the LED backlight display that shows valuable information like the time left of a cycle or the stage.


Some of the features that make this washer so popular are:

  • TurboWash Technology – this new washing technology shortens the washing time and improves the performance using high-pressure nozzles that spray soapy water on the laundry inside.
  • The possibility to introduce more laundry in one cycle thus saving both on water, energy and your time.
  • Steam Technology – the LG WM8000HWA has the capacity to gently penetrate the fabric of your clothes and other laundry items destroying the most common allergens like dust mites or pet hair allergens.
  • ColdWash Technology – we all have those fabrics that don’t do well in hot water so, they need to be hand washed in cold water. Well LG thought about this too and introduced a special cycle that cleans even the most stubborn spots using cold water and a few cleverly designed moves.

All these options and an entire variety of options and cycles promote the LG WM8000HWA as being one of the most versatile and easy to use washers on the market.

Capacity & Engine

The LG WM8000HWA may be the largest washing machine on the market, with a capacity of 5.2 cubic feet. This makes it perfect for a family with children or other activities that require a large quantity of laundry every week.

The engine is designed to resist for longer time periods and uses fewer moving parts which can erode or broke over time. This technology is called Direct Drive Motor and allows LG to offer 10-year warranty.

Ease of use

With so many cycles and options, the LG WM8000HWA interface can be a bit complicated. I mean, the user must choose between 14 programs, 12 options, 5 spin settings, and 5 soil level settings in order to make the perfect selection for the load inside.

Energy Efficiency

LG does consider the environment and the users’ pocket so they offer an Energy Star Qualified product. Even more, the LG WM8000HWA was declared 2015 Energy Star Most Efficient.

Final Thoughts

  • Increased capacity that supports more laundry on one cycle
  • Lots of features that improve the cleaning process
  • Great cleaning performance
  • Almost silent and no vibrations
  • Water and energy efficient
  • It is bigger than regular washing machines
  • There have been registered constant problems with the control panel

This product is very efficient and has the capacity to face pretty big challenges so it has to be used accordingly. Its efficiency and true capacity will be felt only when there are big loads to wash so, the LG WM8000HWA is perfect in a big house, with lots of things to wash.

9.8 Total Score

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