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LG WM3470HWA 4.0 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The LG WM3470HWA is an extra-large front-load washer that should handle most clothes-washing needs for a typical family. It comes with a TurboWash feature which uses concentrated sprays to speed up the wash cycle; the ability to delay the start of the wash cycle for up to 19 hours; sanitize and steam cycles; and an extra-fast spin cycle of up to 1,200 rpm to reduce the time in the dryer.

Models: WM3470HWA (White), WM3470NVA (Graphite Steel)


(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
White      Graphite Steel Source
$990$1,080Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$990$1,080Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$990$1,079Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$987$1,077AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$198)
AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$198)

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Additional Costs:

$200-$300Optional Pedestal
$30-$36Optional Stacking Kit
$20-$50+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$70-$550+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 38.67"
Width: 27"
Depth: 29.75"
Weight213.9 lbs.
Depth (door open)51"
PowerElectric, 120V, 10 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$12 with electric water heater, $9 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsWhite, Graphite Steel
Capacity4.0 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPowder-coated metal
ControlsElectronic controls with dual LED display
Wash Cycles12: cotton/normal, bulky/large, permanent press, delicates, hand wash/wool, speed wash, sanitary, heavy duty, bright whites, towels, Allergiene (sanitize), tub clean
Water Temperatures5: extra hot, hot, warm, cold, tap cold (all cold rinses)
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Dispensers4-tray dispenser (prewash, main wash liquid detergent cup, bleach, fabric softener)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed5: extra high (up to 1,200 rpm), high, medium, low, no spin
Other FeaturesTurboWash uses spray nozzles to reduce wash time by up to 20 minutes on large load
Delay start (up to 19 hours)
Options for prewash, rinse & spin, custom programs (to save favorite settings) and extra rinse
Internal water heater
Auto suds removal and forced drain system to drain the tub completely after use
Child lock
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor; 10 years on motor; lifetime on drum

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

The LG WM3470HWA was named a Best Buy (the highest ranking) in 2012 by Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for washing performance, energy efficiency, water efficiency and capacity, and very good for gentleness, noise and vibration. Online user reviews at Consumer Reports are mixed, with less than half recommending this machine. However, user reviews at several retailers are primarily positive, 75%-95% recommending this machine, praising its capacity, quiet operation, variety of cycle choices, ease of use and cleaning ability. Negative reviews cite repeated breakdowns and repair problems, and say clothes don't come out clean.