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WM3987HW

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Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo

WM3987HW

  • 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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Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo

WM3987HW

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

2 years, 7 months ago
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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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3 years, 8 months ago
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Nicole
Philadelphia, PA
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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!
3 years, 6 months ago
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Answer: 
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!)
3 years, 6 months ago
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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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Answer: 
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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This combination washer / dryer is perfect if you don't have an external venting source, which conventional dryers require, and it runs on standard voltage electricity. Although it is a space-efficient laundry solution, ideal for locations where a separate washer and dryer wouldn't fit, the full-size tub (3.6 cu ft) means you won't be compromising on washing capacity.

Disclaimer: Dry times will take longer than conventional vented dryer.

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