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Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo

  • WM3997HWA

  • White

Key Features

  • TrueBalance™ Anti Vibration System
  • Direct Drive Motor, 10 Year Warranty
  • Ultra Large 4.3 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Ventless Condensing Drying System

Laundry At the Speed of Life

LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 20 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

More free time

More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.3 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That’s time saved and sore backs avoided.

Experience Steam Cleaning

There's no clean like a steam clean. Our Steam™ technology gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to virtually eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles.

Count on it

When you buy a washer, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty.

The hottest thing in cold clean

Using the cold cycle on your washer doesn’t have to mean compromising. ColdWash™ technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.

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 / Front Control
Type of Display LED
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27” x 38 11/16” x 29 3/4”
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.3
Drying System Ventless Condensing
Color White
Number of Wash Programs 14
Number of Dry Programs 5
Number of Wash/Rinse Temps 5
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Easy Loading Tilt Tub Yes
Delay Wash Yes
Spin Speed (Max) 1300 RPM
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
Width 27"
Height 38 11/16"
Depth 29 3/4"
Depth with Door Open 51"
Weight (Product) 211 lbs.
Weight (Shipping) 225.8 lbs
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Large, Perm .Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Speed Wash, Tub Clean, Sanitary, Allergiene™, Heavy Duty, Bright Whites™, Towels, Drain+Spin, Small Load
Dry Programs: Manual Times Dry 30, 60, 90, 120 mins
Dry Programs: Sensor Dry More Dry, Normal Dry, Damp Dry, Low Temp Dry
Wash/Rinse Temps Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
No. of Soil Level 5
Options Prewash, Rinse+Spin, Delay Wash (up to 19 hours), Extra Rinse, Child Lock, ColdWash™, FreshCare™, Steam, TurboWash™, Custom Program, Drum Light
No. of Water Levels Auto-adjusts to load size
SenseClean™ System Yes
Sensor Dry Yes
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
Drum NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted Metal
Transparent Door Glass Yes
Door Rim Chrome
Motor Type / Motor Speed Direct Drive / Variable
Axis Horizontal
Ratings UL Listed
CEE Tier Rating CEE Tier 3
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 12 Amps / Electric

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Should have done this a long time ago! Purchased from Home Depot in Nov. 2015. They delivered and set it up on pedestal. Had plumber add water and drain lines in our kitchen so we now have first floor laundry. Machine gets clothes really clean and they dry fine on a normal dry cycle. Steam damp when you take them out of dryer but a quick shake and they are ready to put away. We will be getting anti vibration cups for the feet. Love this machine! The long drying time estimates for dryer only use self adjust down as the clothes dry.
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great features with one problem I bought this all-in-one washer and electric ventless dryer machine 3 months ago, washer good but the dryer only dry at the first time, then never dry and made the machine and the room hot, then I searched the you tube, lucky found a guy had solution, this guy spent 2 years to figure it out the reason and solution: reason: drain hole position is higher than the machine, when the dryer is working, every movement will have little water come out, but did not have enough strength to drain out through the drain hose to the high position drain hole, then the water stuck in the machine and cannot dry the clothes. The drain hole should be on or near the ground/floor. Solution: I follow this guy's idea, put a bucket on the floor then move/put the drain hose in it when I use the dryer then the dryer can do the job. other than this problem, this is a wonderful machine, fit in the small laundry closet, save some money in the electric bill, no more cleaning fee of dryer vent (it is Ventless) and my daughter's allergy symptoms almost gone, finally, we found the reason of her allergy, it is LINT. Please solve the problem of the drain hole in the high position which cannot drain the water when the dryer is working - in the future model, so I do not need to watch the bucket and empty it when it is full, thanks.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Anybody wanna buy it, CHEAP? A month ago my husband bought a new heat pump water heater. Unfortunately it didn't leave enough room in our utility room for my large capacity full sized front load machines(4 years old) so we bought this machine. I tried. I really really tried to adjust to using it. A week ago I stopped trying to deal with this terrible piece of machinery. I have since made painstaking arrangements to stack my full sized machines on top of a custom made platform to overcome the lack of space to fit my old machines. This machine leaves my clothes covered in lint even though we followed the directions for purging the lint several times. I also have to use a wet paper towel to wipe the rubber seal after every wash to remove pet hair. It did a terrible job of washing my king sized comforter that my old machines handle with ease. It is terribly inefficient when it comes to how long it takes to run a full wash/dry cycle. Often hours for a single load. It also gets very very hot on top during a cycle. It makes me nervous. This machine was a complete waste of money. My daughter is in the process of moving into her first apartment and she refused to accept this machine as a gift.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad combination This machine turned out to be a washer only for which a paid dearly to have both. This machine will never dry your clothes. There is no heating element in this machine. Don't waste your money, it won't dry your clothes
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy Washer! I bought this machine a week ago and have used just about every cycle. Our decision to purchase this machine was to increase space in our mixed-use pantry / laundry room. I really like the machine. Two features missing that would move machine from a 4 to 5 star are 1.) add a chime in between wash and dry cycles so that dryer sheet could be added; 2.) add a cool down cycle for dryer to minimize wrinkles. You do have to get used to the time it takes to do a load of wash. I have found it important to remove clothes as soon as you can to minimize wrinkles. The clothes can feel damp when you initially take them out of the dryer. However, when you start folding you realize they are dry. I even washed our queen size bedspread and a queen size quilt. Both washed and dried great! Very happy overall with this machine and would recommend it.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wife ha MS Purchased our washer/ dryer combo about 6 years ago after finding out my wife had MS, researched and found this washer / dryer combo so she would not have to pull wet heavy clothes out of the washer. It has performed as advertised with minimum issues or repairs.
Date published: 2015-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Lurve We've had this unit for about six weeks. I was skeptical after reading reviews about drying time, but I've not had any problem with it. We generally do smallish loads (family of three) and use the speed wash setting and normal dry for stuff we don't hang. It is good-looking, quiet, easy to use, and the size is perfect. Even my husband, who rarely gets excited about household appliances, raves about this machine everytime he uses it.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Clothes never get dry I should say the concept of having washer and dryer together is good but practically you never get what you want. Due to the nearly only 50% of capacity compared to a regular dryer, you have to load really very little of clothes if you want to get them really dry when done! It is very very inconvenient for us after using a few month that every time after we take out the cloth, they are still damp. I have to throw them back and dry another 30-60min or so. You can only load half of what MFG has suggest. Never load more. You need to spend 3X more time (2hrs or so) in drying a load compared to a regular dryer load (45min). Think about it before you purchase.
Date published: 2015-09-16
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How do I get all the lint from around the rubber door seal without slicing my fingers open?

Asked by: Hiddy
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The cleaning of the door seal should be done by a clean towel, or by a vacuum cleaner, if the aforementioned lint is dry.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-18

Can I use tide with a touch of downy

Asked by: ROBY1227
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This washer is designed for use only with detergents formulated for use with High Efficiency washers. Fabric softener should be placed in the separate compartment.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-15

I own this product. Why are smaller items (pillowcases , small towels, t-shirts) come out soaked while larger heavier items come out dry?

Asked by: Arlgal
if you wash same material clothing at once it all drys correctly.
Answered by: colleenmelvin
Date published: 2016-02-10

I'm interested in the LG WM3997HWA Two-In-One washer/dryer. I live in Pittsburgh, PA, area code 15044. Can you please tell me where in the area I can buy this unit.

Asked by: DonnaJZ
You can buy it online at a discount. They deliver for free and tuyere is no sales tax. 
Answered by: Cityplay
Date published: 2015-10-29

clothes are NOT dry!

We took delivery on a REPLACEMENT unit yesterday. I had a unit for 4 years and am used to it's quirks. THIS unit has it's own. yesterday I did a "mixed" wash and it did not dry. I re-did it on dry only and it still did not dry. I put in 2 beach towels this morning with all hope. I set it at Towels...came home and THEY ARE VERY, VERY DAMP like materials (as opposed to mixed) Normal dry.... We had major, major problems with the former machine not drainng AT ALL and this is the replacement....HELP!
Asked by: LoriP
Answered by: Deaconwpc
Date published: 2015-11-28

dose it include the drawer?

the stand
Asked by: Andrew3525
You must be joking. It doesn't even include the hoses you need to hook it up. 
Answered by: gaffe
Date published: 2015-11-01

what is the drying capacity and how long does i take to dry a load

the older models would run for 4+hrs has that inproved with the new 4.3 combo?faster drying ect. thanks
Asked by: abcefd
If you repeat the dry cycle over and over, after a few days the clothes will come out dry. But your living space will smell like wet dog, with moisture on the walls, and if you have allergies like mine your lungs will burn any time you enter the same room as this thing. Enjoy!
Answered by: gaffe
Date published: 2016-02-01

Can I use a laundry pod with this machine rather than liquid or powder detergent?

Asked by: GerriW
The LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA is specially designed to only use HE (High-Efficiency) detergents. HE detergents produce fewer suds, dissolve more efficiently to improve washing and rinsing performance, and help to keep the interior of your washer clean. If the laundry pods you intend to use have the 'HE' identifying logo on them, then they can be used and you should follow the instructions on the use of those laundry pods as indicated on their packaging...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-11-01
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