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Product Insight: The LG SideKick Pedestal Washer


LG SideKick Pedestal Washer

The new LG SideKick gives you a new way to do laundry. Conveniently built into the washer pedestal, the SideKick lets you tackle small loads or separate delicates from a regular wash. When you add the SideKick pedestal washer to an LG TWIN Wash-compatible washer, you can simultaneously tackle two loads of laundry - both large and small - to make quicker work of laundry day.

Common Features and Benefits

1.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity: The LG SideKick can hold approximately 3-4 lbs. and is specially designed for small, custom-care laundry loads like delicates, hand washables and workout wear. For example, a 3-lb. load of delicates could equate to 15 panties, nine bras, five camisoles, four slips and one pajama bottom - all in one load.

Six Cycles: In addition to the Normal cycle, there are special cycles for Intimates, Hand Wash and Active Wear that provide proper fabric care. A Rinse & Spin cycle can be used to pre-treat stains and there’s even a convenient Tub Clean cycle to keep the SideKick fresh and in optimal condition.

Glass Lid: The convenient, clear glass lid lets you quickly check on your clothing.

Safety Features: The SideKick features a drawer lock that prevents the pedestal washer from being pulled out while it’s running. The child lock option disables the control panel to keep little hands from changing the settings.

A Perfect Match: The SideKick is discretely styled with a concealed control panel so when it’s closed, it perfectly matches the pedestal below an LG dryer.

Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty: Despite its small size, the SideKick pedestal washer uses the same Direct Drive Motor as full-size LG washers, so it delivers the same cleaning power. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses few moving parts and operates efficiently, LG can confidently back the motor with a 10-year limited warranty.

Big Loads Above, Small Loads Below: The LG TWIN Wash is the ultimate laundry system, giving you the power to simultaneously wash two loads of laundry. You can tackle heavy towels, jeans or king-size comforters in the front-load washer above, and clean smaller or special-care loads in the SideKick pedestal washer below.

Product Specifications

27" LG SideKick - #55972 - White, #55973 - Graphite Steel

Compatible with select LG 27" front-load washers, including the following models: #45342 and #45882/#45883.

29" LG SideKick - #55992 - White, #55993 - Graphite Steel

Compatible with select LG 29" front-load washers, including the following models: #45853 and #45982/#45983.


Need-to-Know Info

A SideKick can be added to most LG front-load washers from 2009 or later. Visit and choose "See Compatible Models" to find out which SideKick pedestal washer will fit on which LG front-load washer. The SideKick pedestal washer is only compatible with LG front-load washers and will not work with other brands.

Ask An Expert

Does the SideKick washer clean as well as a full-size washer?

Yes. Depending on the cycle you choose, the LG SideKick washer automatically employs one of three wash motions: WaveForce, rubbing or swinging. This ensures the optimal cleaning performance for all of your smaller loads.

Can I use the SideKick and my front-load washer at the same time?

Absolutely! LG created the time-saving TWIN Wash to help make laundry day faster and easier. The SideKick and your front-load washer operate independently, so you can wash one load in hot water while washing another in cold water. You can also start or stop a cycle or open the door on either washer without interrupting the other.

What can I wash in the SideKick pedestal washer?

You can wash almost any type of clothing that you wash in a regular washing machine. For example, if you have a small load of t-shirts that you don’t want to wait to wash, you can toss them in the SideKick on Normal. The SideKick washer is also perfect for special-care loads like delicates, hand washables and workout wear.

What items shouldn’t be washed in the SideKick pedestal washer?

The SideKick washer is extremely versatile. Still, it's not recommended to wash bulky or buoyant items like pillows, comforters, cushions, heavy coats, quilts or highly absorbent items. It's also not ideal for washing hats or shoes.

What's required to install a SideKick washer?

The SideKick pedestal washer installs beneath your LG front-load washer, just like a regular pedestal. It has its own power cord that plugs into a standard 120V/60Hz household outlet, so there's no need for special wiring. You also won't need separate water or drain lines; the SideKick washer includes two Y-connectors for the hot and cold water lines, a third Y-connector for the drain and the necessary hoses to install the SideKick with your LG front-load washer.