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2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer

  • WM3488HS

  • Silver

Key Features

  • 2.3 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer Combo
  • 14 Wash Programs
AddPause Laundry

Forget Something? No Problem.

This LG Washer has a built-in pause button that lets you pause your wash after it starts and drop in a stray piece of clothing

More free time

More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. Large capacity (2.3 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That’s time saved and sore backs avoided.

the perfect fit

The Perfect Fit

This compact washer is perfect for apartments, condos or small spaces. And at just 24 inches in width, it's the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

All the right moves

All the right moves

Get your clothes clean and experience a smarter way to wash with our innovative 6Motion™ technology. Each wash cycle combines up to 6 different wash motions to provide a revolutionary cleaning experience.

Design Style Front Loader
Color Silver
Capacity 2.3 cu. ft.
Touch LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
No. of Programs 14
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Large, Baby Wear, Perm. Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Speed Wash, Tub Clean, Sanitary, Heavy Duty, Drain+Spin, Wash+Dry, Sports Wear, Downloaded Course
No. of Options 10
Options Prewash, Rinse+Spin, Delay Wash(Time Delay), Water Plus, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, Signal (Beeper) On/Off, Steam, Custom PGM, PGM Save
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps (5) Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,400 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 3
Internal Heater Yes
Ventless Condensing Dryer Yes
Drying Levels More Dry, Normal Dry, Damp Dry, Low Temp Dry
Manual Dry Times 120, 60., 30 minutes
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
4 Tray Dispenser Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Fabric Softener
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
End of Cycle Beeper Yes
LoadSense Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
NFC Tag On Yes
Motor Type Inverter Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,400
Axis Horizontal
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate TBD
Door Rim Glass/Chrome
Door Cover Black Tinted Cover
Door Opening 13.8"
Available Colors White (W), Silver (S)
Ratings TBD
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Hose Included Yes
Product ( WxHxD) 24" x 33 1/2" x 25 1/4" (45" D with door open)
Carton ( WxHxD) 26" x 35 3/4" x 27 3/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 156.5 lbs / 165.3 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231016995

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Space Saver Bought the LG washer/dryer combo but decided after reading reviews to order the 2.2 cu.ft instead of larger machine. Tried it 3 times and very happy with performance and drying time, nothing like some of the reviews
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed. Installed today and ran test load first. Went well, so I decided to do a load of laundry. It took almost 4 hours, but clothes were clean and completely dry. So far, so good.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for small apartments This washer/dryer is very convinient if you are tight on space. I have done many wahses and it works perfectly. The drying cycles does take longer than usual but if they loads are small you can even remove the clothes before the expected time. I live in 2 floor of an apartment building and the spin makes everything vibrate a lot. I usually only spin my clothes in medium, if it is a heavy load of towels. Jeans etc i do an extra spin. I had the machine for a month and i am very happy with it. It is worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Godsend I have been researching combo washer units for about 2 years now. I chose LG after watching video reviews because these are never on showroom floors to inspect. I must say these units perform flawlessly! I am very impressed with the low water levels needed to operate, the major spin cycle is amazingly quiet, and the drying is awesome! I purchased an appliance "carriage" with locking wheels for portability. This unit is totally state of the art. The drum spins in alternate directions with various speeds of tumbling and does a great job of spinning the water out. It fits right in a corner in my kitchen and looks marvelous. This was definitely worth the cost. If you are short on space and and don't have permanent hook-ups, this is definitely a must have.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it i love my new washer, but there is one thing that would make this machine much better is a pedestal. LG please make one....
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great So Far! I bought this a week ago and did several loads. Its been great so far and dries really well. I've had to end cycles early by close to an hour to prevent over-drying. Product is worth it for the size and convenience!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I may be in love! I absolutely LOVE this washer and dryer combo! The customer service I received from LG Chat was fantastic, too! (They walked me through a dry only cycle, since the manual isn't all that clear on the process.) Seriously, this machine is magic! There is a bit of a learning curve, but I have washed 10+ loads of laundry, trying out different cycle combos, and every one of them turned out perfect. There is a slight odor (that is NOT transferred to your clothes) the first few cycles, but this goes away. There is one thing that would make this machine better: a pedestal! I beg you LG, make a pedestal for the smaller units ... this thing is very low to the ground, while I'm pretty tall; and, due to the location it is in, right behind my bathroom door, it's admittedly a tad difficult to load/unload. If this were elevated, it would make my life much easier. All the negative reviews on this machine (and those like it) must be strictly due to user error and overloading it. You do need to ensure your loads are smaller if you're doing the automatic wash/dry ... but, you can wash more clothes if you're doing wash only. I've pulled a few things out that didn't need to be dried per se, and ran the dry cycle for a few others. If you run the extra spin, the clothes you pull out do not take very long to dry anyway. It's really not that complicated. I was hesitant about my purchase, but I am so glad I went with this machine. Only time will tell how it holds up, but as of right now, I am quite happy! Now, work on that pedestal LG! :)
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent All-in-One I bought this product a couple weeks ago. Although the product is not as widely available in the shops like Home Depot or Lowes as you hope, I was able to order one online. It worked for me, as sometime you get better deals online than at store!! My initial impression of product was 'Excellent in a Small Package'. The build quality is really good. It comes with all the necessary accessories including the anti-skid pad so you don't have buy anything extra. The pedestal stand may be a good addition if you are constrained from bending to reach the door as the machine is short compared to a full sized washer. The installation took less than 45 min to complete. The instructions are pretty easy to understand. Apart from the spanner provided with the machine, no additional tools are required. Connecting the right inlet to right water outlet is paramount for the machine to work properly. Reversing it will have undesired effect (more later). In terms of the performance, it works exactly the way it is advertised online. The dryer is as effective as, if not more, any vented dryer albeit it takes double the time. The machine can be very hot to touch on the sides during the drying cycle depending the setting. Exercise caution!! Because condenser tumble dryers work on the principle of condensing saturated hot air to extract moisture by passing through a condenser, it is important to have the cold water pass over the condenser. Reversing the inlets results in hot water passing over the condenser resulting in poor dryer performance. The only reason why I have gave 4 stars of 5 is because there is a major anomaly in terms of the feature between Owner's Manual available online and what is actually available in the product. The manual says the unit is equipped with both the magnetic door plunger and LED drum light. In reality both are not available. Interestingly, the owner's manual that came with the product did not mention either of them. So I was disappointed to see both the features missing as my wife was particularly interested in the magnetic door plunger. Otherwise, it has one of the nicest control layouts I have seen in a front loading washer. All the buttons, except the on/off and start/pause, are capacitive touch enabled just like modern smartphones. Because there are fewer push buttons, the hope is that control panel will last longer (longevity!!)
Date published: 2016-07-06
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I understand that it is a ventless dryer. So is there a lint trap I need to empty. Or does lint just get flushed out with the dirty water? Just wondering if the pipes in my building can handle all the lint.

Asked by: WashnDryGuy
The LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HW does not have a lint filter. Lint gets expelled along with the drain water as you surmised. The washer does have a drain pump filter that you will need to check periodically to make sure that it is not clogged up with foreign objects and lint. As for how much the pipes in your building can handle, you will need to check with your building inspector or your local codes. It will depend on what type of sewage system you have...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-05-15

The all in one is ventless. Where does the condensation go? Does it get pumped out into the drain somehow and does it creat moisture in that area

Asked by: Markgee
Hi Mark. As you have astutely intimated in your question with regards to where the condensation goes and if it gets pumped out into the drain, that is correct. The LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HW is a closed system and any condensation that accumulates within the machine as a result of the drying process does get pumped out through the drain hose. Moisture or condensation will form when cold air comes in contact with the warmer surface of the unit and it is recommended that you install the unit in an area that is not too humid, confined and where it is not exposed to extreme variances in temperature to avoid the moisture issue...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-05-10

What maintenance steps should I take, on a regular basis,  to ensure that my new machine performs at its best?

Asked by: MattB209
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. It is recommended to wipe any excess moisture from the door gasket and tub after each cycle. Periodically clean the machine, with the TUB CLEAN cycle, in order to maintain its performance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-09

Which portability kit works for this model? i head casters, y connector, hose, and kitchen faucet sink adaptor

Asked by: Leo2017
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This device has not been designed for use with a “portability” kit. A caster set will make this washer unstable with the high spin speeds. It is not recommended to use such an installation.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-08

How do you use the dry only on the combo

Asked by: Phillip g
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Australia. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-25

Where can I buy a liquid detergent dispenser cup?

Asked by: MorganMac
I had an online chat session with LG customer support and was informed that LG does not make a liquid detergent dispenser for the WM3488HW washer/dryer. The representative said that LG was aware that the online owner's manual was incorrect. I was told that if I want to use liquid detergent and/or bleach I should add those directly to the drum along with the clothing. Using liquid laundry productions in this way is also against the owners manual, but I was told that the transcript from that chat session would preserve my warranty in case this violation of the owners manual resulted in any issues with the machine.
Answered by: dalet
Date published: 2017-04-22

What kind of laundry detergent should I buy to use with this product? Liquid or can I use pods?

Asked by: newapt
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. We do not recommend the use of Pods, or packaged detergents. The manufacturer recommends the use of a liquid or powdered High Efficiency (HE) detergent in the appropriate detergent cup in order for the unit to be able to dispense the detergent and other additives at the appropriate time during the wash cycle. It is recommended to only use additives labeled specifically for HE washing machines.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-19

I need a Liquid detergent cup for this machine

Asked by: ckey
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Canada. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at You may also contact our Canada offices at 1-888-542-2623.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-04
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