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WM3997HWA

Key Features

  • 4.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • Ventless Condensing Drying
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • LG Steam Technology
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible
Suggested Price

$1999.99

Suggested Price

Largest Capacity All-In-One Washer/Dryer

Enjoy the convenience of an all-in-one washer/dryer combo without giving up on capacity. The largest capacity (4.3 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.

Fast Forward Your Wash

Give big loads the same great clean while cutting your wash time by up to 30 minutes* with LG’s enhanced TurboWash® technology.

*1. Compared to an LG front load washer without TurboWash®. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.

Deep Clean With Steam

Our steam technology gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to virtually eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles.

For Small Loads
that Can’t Wait

Whether it’s your kids’ favorite shirt, yoga pants or a school uniform, washing a full load seems wasteful for just a few pieces. Now you can wash small loads that just can’t wait with the LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer or wash two loads at once to save time.

Learn more about LG SideKick™

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6 Customer Care Cycles

LG SideKick™ offers six distinct wash cycles, including a special setting for active wear.

Simultaneous or Independent Operation

LG SideKick™ saves time by washing two loads at once or get it all done by washing a small load separately.    

Raises Your Washer

LG SideKick™ allows you to easily access laundry for more comfortable loading and unloading in the main washer. Compatible with all new LG Front Load Washers.

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.

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What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Washer/Dryer Combo Unit I bought the combo unit to give us more room in the laundry room for a shower. The unit works fine, just takes 3-4 hrs to complete a load wash & dry. Unit uses less power and less water which is great and reduces the operating cost.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All in one (washer/dryer) works well. I was worried about the drying of my clothes. I was told by family that because of the bad drying I should not buy this machine. She was wrong. The dryer works better than any dryer I ever used, even in the laundromat.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best decision i ever made before i bought this washer i made sure i read all the reviews and i liked what i saw when i finally went to purchase it i had to explain to the sales person how this washer and dryer combo worked because he wanted to sell me a hose with it delivery was easy just plug it in and hook it up on the water so awesome i used it the same day and omg its was very easy make sure you read the instruction first just to get some understanding but if you like me im a hands on kind a girl and it was nothing to it super quiet and no switching over to the dryer if you need to take something out just hit the pause button take it out and hit play :o) on the bottom is a small drain hose that you need to empty every couple days i do it after every wash and i found out if you empty the water first and then unscrew the filter next to it you dont have water every where overall if you looking for quality this is it you spent just as much for two machines ( washer and dryer)
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my combo. I don’t think I’ve ever researched an appliance purchase more than this one. It seemed like people gave it 5 stars or 1. I decided to buy it because I’ve had good experiences with LG products and figured they probably didn’t create a machine that worked as poorly as the 1 star people would lead you to believe. I was right. This machine is wonderful. Does it take longer to dry? For some stuff (like big blankets) “yes.” But apparently that does not mean more energy expense, and without a vent, you can leave your house without fear it will catch on fire! (Happened to two people I know). It does get clothes clean, it does dry them, it does not leave then wrinkled. I couldn’t be happier.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Even beyond my expectations! It is even more convenient than I expected to put clothes in at night and find them clean and dry in the morning! I could never go back! Suggestions: the timer should be “time when finished “ rather than “hours until start”. 2. The tumble after finished mode should have its own selection button 3. LG should burn these in at the factory to reduce the burned plastic smell everyone complains about 4. Light should have a button so I can check what’s going on
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from JUNK ! I purchased the washer dryer combo back in 2014 when I built a new house. great idea if it worked for more than 6 months at a time its amazing. its basically the same issue all the time....water POURS into the machine regardless if its running or not. the bathroom has flooded twice. If you are luck enough for the water not to come out of the door when you open it half of the clothes are sitting in water. Home Depot keeps sending service techs to the house and keeps insisting they understand .....they don't understand nor does it appear that they care. I would not only not recommend this as a purchase I would also not recommend Home Depot for any support
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from no need to bend back my wife is very happy with the set, no need to bend back to do laundry. looks strong and pretty.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing machine! I absolutely love my LG washer/dryer combo. The machine works great. It does take longer to dry clothes than a vented machine, but the convenience of having a combo unit makes up for the longer dry time. The machine drys my clothes completely every time and the washing cycle does a fantastic job and cleaning.
Date published: 2018-04-19
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ASK & ANSWER

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HELLO TEAM: PLEASE A NEED A SOLUTION SOON, THE MANUAL SAY 120 VAC/60 HZ WHICH IS PROTECTED BY 15-amp CIRCUIT BREAKER, BUT THE WASHER BACK PANEL HAS A DECAL AND SAY IT IS HAS TO BE CONNECTED TO 30-amp CIRCUIT BRAKER. WHAT IS THE TRUE TO PREVENT FIRE.

Asked by: BEST BUY SUPPORT
Hello, it would always be recommended to use the higher amperage for safety reasons. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-04-19

Where is the lint trap in the combo washer dryer?

Asked by: Chkiii
The Washer/Dryer Combo units do not have a lint trap as the lint flushes out through the drain line since it uses a condensing system and not a heating element. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-19

How do I get dryer setting to high it's taking forever to dry one load

Asked by: Calles1994
Hello, the unit washes and then dries the clothing in the same drum. Since the unit is a Ventless Condensing system, it does not heat your clothing like a normal dryer. Because of this, it takes longer and is more efficient, also it can take longer depending on how full the drum is. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-21

Can you use pods? A friend recommended fabric softner pods....my sister told me she uses all in one pod (detergent, bleach,& fabric softner)

Asked by: CAT1923
Yes you can, but if using pods, do not exceed 1 pod per load. Place the pod directly in the drum. Pods may contain too much detergent for small loads. So you may still need to use regular detergent in some cases. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-20

Can I use Tide pod type detergent in this machine? Does it go in dispenser or straight in machine?

Asked by: Cmerrit123
The LG 4.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA is specially designed to use only HE (High-Efficiency) detergent so check to make sure that the Tide Pods that you intend to use are HE detergent. The HE logo will be on their packaging. You would have to add the pods directly into the tub before loading your laundry. It is recommended that you follow the manufacturer's instructions printed on ther packaging. Do not place them in the detergent dispenser...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-20

Can you use dryer sheets?

Asked by: CAT1923
You can use dryer sheets in the LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA. It may be worth noting that for the automatic drying function, electronic sensors measure the temperature of the exhaust to increase or decrease the drying temperature for a faster reaction time and tighter temperature control. On these 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 time. There is a lot of debate about how the use of dryer sheets can affect the electronic sensors. Dryer sheets shred tiny bits of their fabric which can sometimes coat the sensors, causing the dryer to run longer and work harder, which in the long run, can shorten the life of the dryer. This can be avoided with regular maintenance. You can clean the dryer tub to keep it clean...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-18

What is the required drain size for this machine. I generally use a 2 inch drain. Is it possible to use an 1 1/2” drain 

Asked by: Jpacheco
Hi Jpacheco. In the U.S. under the IPC(International Plumbing Code), the trap and standpipe must be 2". You cannot transition to a 1 1/2" pipe as that would cause a restriction point, especially for water discharging under pressure, which is a code violation. Local codes may vary and further restrict national model codes, so you will need to check your building codes. Your drain for the LG 4.3 cu. ft. All-in-One Washer and Electric Ventless Dryer in White, Model # WM3997HWA must be installed in accordance with any applicable local codes and regulations...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-14

We just received out new LG Washer/Dryer Combo WM3997H*A today.  We have run 2 regular size loads and they both took 5+ hours on the display and actually took that long for the cycle to run.  This sounds way to long.  What is the fix?

Asked by: Rob B2018
Hello, that sounds like it is working normal. The unit washes and then dries the clothing in the same drum. Since the unit is a Ventless Condensing system, it does not heat your clothing like a normal dryer. Because of this, it takes longer and is more efficient, also it can take longer depending on how full the drum is. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-13
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