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Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo

  • WM3987HW

  • White
  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • TrueBalance™ Anti Vibration System
  • Direct Drive Motor, 10 Year Warranty
  • Ultra Large 3.6 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Ventless Condensing Drying System
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SUMMARY
Design Style Front Loader / Front Control
Type of Display LED
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27” x 38 11/16” x 29 3/4”
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 3.6
Drying System Ventless Condensing
Color White
Number of Wash Programs 9
Number of Dry Programs 6
Number of Wash/Rinse Temps 5
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Easy Loading Tilt Tub Yes
Delay Wash Yes
Spin Speed (Max) 1200 RPM
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 27"
Height 38 11/16"
Depth 29 3/4"
Depth with Door Open 51"
Weight (Product) 201 lbs.
Weight (Shipping) 227 lbs.
PROGRAMS
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Rinse & Spin, Speed Wash, Cotton Quick, Sanitary, Bulky/Large
Dry Programs Speed Dry, Cotton Quick, Sanitary, Cotton/Nomal, Perm. Press, Rinse & Spin
Wash/Rinse Temps Extra Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold, Warm/Warm, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold
No. of Water Levels Auto-adjusts to load size
No. of Soil Level 5
Options Prewash, Extra Rinse, Stain Cycle, Water Plus, Drum Light, Tub Clean, SpinSense™, Delay Wash (up to 19 hours), Child Lock
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SenseClean™ System Yes
Sensor Dry Yes
RollerJets™ and Forced Water Circulation Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Tray Dispenser 4 --Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Softener
End of Cycle Beeper Yes
Child Lock Yes
Tub Light White LED
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
Internal Water Heater Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Drum NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Porcelain (W)
Transparent Door Glass Yes
Door Rim Chrome with Silver Edge
MOTOR
Motor Type / Motor Speed Direct Drive / Variable
Axis Horizontal
POWER SOURCE
Ratings UL Listed
CEE Tier Rating CEE Tier 3
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 12 Amps / Electric

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 131 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Space Saver! Ideal for apartments, condo/towhouse or any residence in which space is limited. Great product for small families that only require light to medium use for washing & drying. The ventless system is extremely efficient, some items may take longer to dry but with features you can program wash/drying cycles before leaving for work or to run weekend errands. Also by adding the pedestal it creates convenient storage capacity; less square footage is used compared to other combination washer/dyer units. April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by What more could you ask for? I set the unit to start at 3 AM and wake up to a finished load of laundry. A little damp, but just the way I want it so nothing wrinkles. Can't imagine why LG discontinued this model??/ It's terrific! April 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Awesome wash/dry combo I didn't need a washer/dryer combo unit since I have an ample room in my house. But I am always interested in saving space. This unit takes up a small footage and I installed in the pantry. Works great. I mostly use this for washing only at speed wash function (20 minutes). Then I just hang dry outside. when one has ample sunlight like in Texas, I see little reason not to use that. I have tried the dryer a few times which worked great but takes a long time (one cycle takes up to 4 hours) since it has no vent. I love it and I would buy this again. Only wish I have on this unit is a function I can just dry without having to go through wash cycle. Sometimes you just want to use a dryer function, but this does not allow. Thanks for making a great product. January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works well. I really like this machine. Just put the dirty cloths in and they come out dry and have a soft feel even without using fabric softener. The one improvement I would like to see is the ability to just dry. With the current design you can only get to the dry cycle by going through a rinse cycle first. November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic... it took me awhile to figure the drying cycle out, but once conquered, there was no turning back. love the feature to run the unit during the early morning hours, to wake up to clean and dry laundry. so convenient. January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the washer part Love this as a washer. I don't have a problem with the damp drying. I always hang my clothes, and don't usually get all my laundry done in one day. October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awsome features The easy to use delayed timer is great ! I can set it before I go to work . When I get home clothes are washed and dry ! October 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by great in small apartment or a husband and wife easy to use takes up half the space of a washer and dryer no vent needed more than half the electric usage delay wash and dry if needed. October 9, 2013
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is it normal for clothes to take 4 hours to dry

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We owned this machine for about 2-3 years. We just got our machine fixed because it has been taking me about all afternoon to dry my laundry. This was happening because the heater was not functioning right anymore. After the machine technician replaced the heater, our machine now dries like when it was brand new :-)
If you wash with only about 1/2 - 1/3 load (depending on the thickness of fabrics), the clothes should come out dry after the drying cycle. However if I wash a full load of laundry, I need to run another drying cycle to dry all the clothes.
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Hi there. I own one of these machines and it doesn't take that long to dry a load. You may be washing / drying a load that is too big. If you read the manual, it will tell you to remove half of a large load to reduce drying time. I would just encourage you to do small loads a little more frequently.

Lastly, I think "dry" is relative. For some people, they expect the clothes to be absolutely bone dry. For me, the slight dampness actually helps release wrinkles that occur when the clothes bunch together. If I'm washing professional-wear, I just immediately hang everything up when the cycle ends. The dampness is gone very soon.
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It can take as long as 4 hours to dry clothes, but it really depends on how big your load is and what kind material. Sometimes when I am washing a load of towels, it can take 3:40 to dry, but if I take half the load out and set it on top of the machine, while drying the other half, it takes under 2 hours to dry all of it. Like 60 minutes to dry the remaining half in the machine and then 30 minutes to dry the half I took out. You have noticed I'm sure that the top of the machine gets very warm during drying. I use this residual heat to help dry the half load I took out and set on top. This helps a lot. My wife and I have discovered this machine takes a little change in lifestyle. We wash smaller loads more often. The full wash/dry cycle is significantly shorter when you wash yesterdays towels rather than washing every towel in the house. This is a great capacity machine it holds a whole lot of clothes but you really don't have to fill it up to capacity. Hope this helps
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It is not normal to take 4 hours to dry only. The Timed Dry cycles allow, at the most 2 hours. On the automatic dry settings, the estimated drying time may vary from the actual drying time. The type of fabric, size of the load, and the selected dryness level all affect the drying times. The use of dryer sheets can also interfere with the moisture sensors used in the automatic dry cycle. If these are not the case, then the unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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I will be doing an average of 6 loads of laundry per week, is this product able to handle that volume?
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Yes, It will do fine. Just plan on extended drying times and perhaps do your laundry overnight and/or while at work.

Cheers!
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Yes. I have a family of 4 but I was on strike for a washer. Once my washer/dryer was delivered I had to wash 4 huge loads of clothes...it holds large loads. It also has a setting for big/bulky. Just washed my sons heavy comforter last night. Came out fresh, clean and dry.
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Yes it can be used for a family of 3 or 4. It is designed to be used at night or while at work because it takes upto 4 hours to dry. It is a very energy efficient model.

I hope this answers your Question.
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you can purchase a mobile kit that includes them but that would comprimise the spin balance and might roll across the floor just get longer hoses a garden hose would even work
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No. (Though that would be a GREAT addition!)
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No it does not and it is very sturdy and heavy.
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Is there an easy way to clean the lint filter?

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If you mean that opening on the lower left, the fastest way I clean this is put a big towel there to soak the water that will come out then I just rinse the filter in the sink.

To clean the lint around the rubber on the opening of the machine, I use a baby wipe and they come off really easy.
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What lint filter? There isn't one.

TERRIBLE PRODUCT. DO NOT BUY!!!!!
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Hello and thank you for contacting us. I do apologize but there is only one way to access the coin catch filter and that is behind the small door on the bottom, front, left hand side of the unit. I do understand the difficulty when cleaning it due to the water that spills out from the drain hose area.
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I asked the question about lint build up in the heat exchanger. You said, these type of machines need routine maintenance to keep them running.
 
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I would like a better answer to this also. If the lint trap on the bottom left is effective then why is there so much coming from the drain hose? I am getting much more from the drain hose then the filter on the bottom, so that is telling me that there is a possibility for it to clog my drain hose, in which I am being told we have to call service to have it replaced/unclogged. With all the service calls you have to make on this just for proper maintance, adds up to much more then you THOUGHT it would cost you.
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The 'clean out' is so simple you cannot believe it...there is a small door on the lower left front...a small amount of water and any lint trapped comes out of that hose when drained...it takes less than 5 minutes...you also should wipe the big rubber door washer so it is clean too...one swift wipe with a towel does it.
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Lint is not discharged as it would a traditional dryer. All appliances as well as electronics require maintenance from time to time to ensure the longevity of the unit. Another preventative maintenance option is to clean the drain filter.

Lint and other objects may accumulate and clog the drain pump filter. Generally speaking, it is best to clean the drain filter at least once a month. If the unit is used frequently, it may be necessary to clean it more often. The drain pump filter is located on the front lower left hand corner of the unit behind the access panel. The directions are as followed:

1. Open the drain pump filter access panel.
2. Remove the plug from the drain hose, and allow the water to drain completely.
3. Unclip the drain hose and pull it out. Place the end of the drain hose in a pan, bucket, or floor drain to catch water.
4. Twist the pump filter counterclockwise to remove. Remove any lint and foreign objects from the pump filter. Reverse the above steps to reinstall the drain pump filter and drain hose. Be sure to close the cover panel when finished.

Pictures are available in the owner’s manual that can be accessed on our website at www.lg.com.
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