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

  • WM3488HW

  • White

Key Features

  • 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Ventless Condensing Drying
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • TubClean Cycle
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty

Largest Capacity Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer

Enjoy the convenience of an all-in-one washer/dryer without giving up on capacity. The largest capacity (2.3 cu. ft.) means you have the room to get it all done.

Ventless Drying

No access to external venting? No problem. LG’s all-in-one washer/dryers use ventless condensing to dry your clothes without the need for external venting.

A Smarter Way to Wash

6Motion™ Technology uses up to 6 different wash motions to provide a smart cleaning experience that is gentle on clothes and maximizes washing performance.

Easily Maintain &
Keep Fresh

TubClean Cycle is designed for easy, periodic maintenance to keep your washer fresh. The cycle uses water jets and intense heat (up to 149 degrees) to sterilize the tub and help keep your high-performing washer in tip-top condition.

Troubleshoot Easy as 1-2-3

If you ever experience an issue with your LG washer,  you don’t
have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis™ feature helps the service
center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple
app on your smartphone, helping you minimize costly,
inconvenient service calls.

Warranty / Certifications



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Design Style Front Loader
Capacity 2.3 cu. ft.
Color White
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 Technology 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 048231016988

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cleans great. Drys...NOT One issue after the other! I'm single and do maybe a load a week. Fabric Softener dispenser never drains. Drying is simply NOT a real feature. Clothes come out wet and need to be taken to laundromat or hung up
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wifi Tag-On feature NOT SUPPORTED ON IPHONE I bought this several months ago for my new house. It works okay; the drier feature is weird and doesn't give as good results as a conventional drier, or even a conventional condenser dryer, but it does work if you let it. The Tag-On feature, however, will not work with my Apple iPhone. The machine has a large Wifi symbol on the back but you cannot connect it to your wifi network unless you have an Android phone with NFC, re: page 39 of manual says" "only be used with ... phones ... based on Android OS." There is an iOS app which will listen to the LG SmartDiagnosis modem tones thing and keep a running tally if you use that feature repeatedly. I'm disappointed; I do not recall seeing "Android OS ONLY" in LG marketing material.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for 2 people We've had this machine for well over a year now, and couldn't be happier. I normally don't write reviews, but after reading some of the reviews, I felt compelled to do so. First, keep in mind that this is an all in one machine. You can't put a load of wash in, then transfer it to the larger capacity dryer when finished, and start the next load in the washer. So you have to plan differently. Some complain about the long dry cycle. Yes, the cycle is longer than a conventional dryer, but the wash cycle is shorter, so that is sort of negated. Someone complained there is no plain dry cycle. Actually, there is, it just isn't on the knob. It's a matter of pressing the appropriate selections on the right hand side of the control panel. Someone complained that the clothes never dry, even after hours of running. Because of the technology, the clothes won't feel bone dry like they do when coming out of a conventional dryer. The environment has a high humidity, so therefore the clothes have a slightly "damp" feel to them that quickly dissipates after removal from the dryer. Occasionally, if there are too many clothes being dried, yes you will have to dry for a while longer, but you quickly become acclimated to what is dry and what is not. Someone complained about how hot the clothes are at the end of the cycle. It goes into an automatic cool down cycle after dryer for an anti wrinkle purpose. If you let this run for 15-20 minutes, the clothes will not be quite so hot, and mostly without wrinkles. All in all, this machine is perfect in our 175 year old house for just my wife and I. It replaced a huge, stackable, HE front loading set. I love this machine and would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it! I both this washer dryer combo 3 months ago for my tiny home and love it! Although the machine is tiny, it fits perfect in my space and I can do full loads. Washes in about 40 mins and drys in 2 hours. Very quiet I barely ever know it's running
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great with a few flaws I have owned this machine for over a half year and haven't had an issue with maintenance thus far. Seeing the bad reviews, yes this takes longer than usual to dry clothes, but you must understand its a "set it and forget it" situation. I love that I turn it on and don't need to transfer the clothes. I also love that it is fairly quiet when running the water and has worked flawless every wash. Now for the not so perfect: The noises (chimes, dings, music) are absurdly annoying and loud. When the machine is done with the job it plays like a 30 second song... why?? There is no way of turning this off or set on a lower volume. Also, there is not a setting for a "dry only" setting. This is an obvious setting they missed.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from SUCH A WASTE OF MONEY We got this for our small apartment and it was horrible. The dryer takes forever (3+ hours) and when your clothes come out they still aren’t even dry. Plus you have to take out half of what you washed to be able to dry the clothes. I much rather take up space with both a washer and dryer.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleans clothes great Cleans and drys my clothes well. Easy to clean and care for. No complaints.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very disappointed I bought this combo about two months ago and im very sad that i cant return it. From day one it started vibrating a little and was noisy. The noise has progressively gotten worse and now i need someone to come out and service it. It takes aprx 3 hours to do a load of laundry. I don't have just a dry cycle that i can fluff up my clothes. And when the laundry comes out its piping hot to where i can hardly touch it. and the clothes come out very wrinkled, which really annoys me.
Date published: 2017-11-13
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I cannot find the lint trap? Does this washer/dryer combo not have one? 

Asked by: MaintenanceBR
It does not, as the lint flushes out through the drain line since it uses a condensing system and not a heating element. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-12

How to stop the raddle i. The spin cycle

Asked by: Jack gold
Hello, please see the following to help out with noises and vibration troubleshooting. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-04

Can you stack Dryer model: DLEC888W on top of this combo unit? Would you need a stacking kit? I like the ease of the all in one combo, but sometimes I like to have the extra drying capacity when doing multiple loads.

Asked by: Jay76
This dryer is a compact dryer that is specifically designed to stack to the W1388 compact washer. It utilizes a different stacking kit that is not compatible with the WM3488. This compact pair will only stack together with a special stacking kit that cannot be used with any other models.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-01-03

Just purchased this washer/dryer combo and I noticed there is no compartment for bleach. Am I able to add bleach to the wash cycle? — I also wanted to know if we are able to add dryer sheets during the drying cycle?

Asked by: Min14
Liquid or powdered color-safe bleach may be added to the main wash compartment with detergent of the same type. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-29

What is CD on screen mean?

Asked by: Mikmik
CD means Cool Down. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-25

How do you set this machine to self clean 

Asked by: Althea
Information regarding performing a tub clean on this unit can be found on page 30 of the owners manual located here: ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-16

What does the red key with a slash mean on the washing machine 

Asked by: Ras19
That would be the Door lock indicator. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-14

The foam on top of the components under the top lid looks like it is singed. Is this foam supposed to be there? I'm worried a repairman left it there accidentally at some point. Thanks!

Asked by: Bszy
We hate to hear that, but would love to be able to help. We would be happy to see what's going on. Drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook so we can get more info and see what we can do. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-14
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