4.5 cu.ft Front Load Washer with ColorLast™, 11 cycles

4.5 cu.ft Front Load Washer with ColorLast™, 11 cycles is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 223.
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Model #: WFW8540FW



  • TumbleFresh™ Option
  • ColorLast™ Cycle
  • Presoak Option

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ColorLast™ Cycle

ColorLast™ Cycle

Adaptive Wash Technology

Additional Features

TumbleFresh™ Option

Keep clothes fresh without having to immediately transfer them to the dryer. This option activates after the wash cycle is finished and rolls clean clothes periodically to help prevent wrinkles from setting in.

Presoak Option

You won't have to spend time soaking clothes in the sink with the Presoak option that soaks clothes right in the washer3 , helping to remove stains, and then starting the wash cycle automatically.

EcoBoost™ Option

Get additional energy efficiency with great cleaning performance. Lower water temperatures and increased wash action allow this option to use less energy while still delivering effective cleaning4 .

Precision Dispense

This feature automatically provides well-balanced cleaning by releasing detergent at the correct time to mix with water, penetrate fabrics and deliver optimal fabric care.

Steam Clean Option

This option penetrates fabrics using increased wash action and heat for even more help in removing everyday stains.

Smooth Wave Stainless Steel Wash Basket

Give clothes the care and protection they need with the sleek pattern of this stainless steel wash basket that gently guides them and helps prevent fabrics from fraying and snagging.

4.5 cu. ft. Capacity

Wash over three baskets of clothing1 in a single load. Finish laundry faster with 4.5 cu. ft. washer capacity that offers enough space to handle larger loads.

Undercounter Installation

Able to be installed under a standard countertop, this washer provides the flexible installation to easily fit in your laundry space.5


Add clothes to your wash load while the indicator light is on and still get optimal fabric care.

ENERGY STAR® Certified

ENERGY STAR® certified models exceed government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on your utility bills.

Tier 3

CEE Tier 36 standard is based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualifying product list. Visit cee1.org for more information.

Sanitize Cycle with Heater

The Sanitize cycle with Heater eliminates 99.9% of common household bacteria7 . Bacteria tested were S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, and K. pneumoniae.

Quick Wash Cycle

Wash a small, lightly soiled load in just 25 minutes using the Quick Wash cycle.

Visible Ball Balancer

Install your front load washer on a second floor and be assured of great out-of-balance performance and vibration control.

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  • Capacity
    4.50 cu. ft.
  • Depth
    33-5/16 in
  • Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
    53-1/4 in
  • Height
    39-3/4 in
  • Maximum Height
    39-3/4 in
  • Minimum Height
    38-3/4 in
  • Width
    27.0 in


  • Window

Configuration and Overview

  • ADA Compliant
    ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
  • Advanced Vibration Control
  • CEE Tier
    Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
  • Energy Factor
  • Energy Star® Certified
    ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Hoses Included
  • Pedestal Options
  • Size
    27 in
  • Sound Package
  • Stackable
  • UL
  • Water Factor


  • Auto Load Size Sensing Technology
  • Automated Dispenser
    Precision Dispense
  • Dispense System
    Detergent, Fabric Softener & Bleach
  • Drum Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Internal Heater
  • Maximum Spin Speed RPM
  • Out of Balance Sensing
  • Spin Speed Selections
    Fast, Medium, Slow, Off
  • Spin Speeds

Cycles and Options

  • Delay Start
    Up to 8 hours
  • Eco Monitor/Efficiency Monitor
  • Number of Soil Levels
  • Number of Wash Cycles
  • Number of Wash/Rinse Temperatures
  • Rinse Temperature
  • Soil Selections
    Heavy, Normal, Light
  • Temperature Selections
    Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot, Extra Hot


  • Hz
  • Power Cord Included


  • Control Location
    Front Panel
  • 1 Based on 7-lb per basket.
  • 2 Compared to our pre-2009 agitator washer.
  • 3 Based on a 2-lb load of lightweight fabrics.
  • 4 Savings may vary across load type.
  • 5 Based on counter height of 39 inches.
  • 6 Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product ratings. Visit cee1.org for more information.
  • 7 Bacteria tested were S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, and K. pneumoniae.
  • 8 Compared to our pre-2009 agitator washer.