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2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On

  • WM1388HW

  • White

Key Features

  • 2.3 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Compact Front Load Washer
  • NFC Tag On
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Front-Load Washers”

LG Front Loaders were Evaluated
by ConsumerReports

*Consumer Reports does not endorse products or services.

AddPause Laundry

Forget Something? No Problem.

This LG Washer has a built-in pause button that lets you pause your wash after it starts and drop in a stray piece of clothing

More free time

More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. Large capacity (2.3 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That’s time saved and sore backs avoided.

the perfect fit

The Perfect Fit

This compact washer is perfect for apartments, condos or small spaces. And at just 24 inches in width, it's the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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 Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

Our NFC Tag-On lets you download new cycles to your LG washer & dryer. Download the LG Smart ThinQ app to your Android smart device, select the cycle & ‘tag’ the appliance. From one-touch cycle options that help choose the right setting to answering questions, LG puts simpler & smarter laundry in the palm of your hand.

Save money. Save energy.

Save money. Save energy.

When your washer uses about 30% less energy and half the amount of water used by regular washers, you’re going to make an impact—on your utility bills, your energy and water consumption, and most importantly, the environment.

Get wise

Get wise

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 smart phone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

Design Style Front Loader
Capacity 2.3 cu. ft.
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
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, Color Care, 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, Custom PGM, PGM Save, Signal
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
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
4 Tray Dispenser Yes
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)
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) 147.7 lbs / 156.5 lbs
UPC 048231016971

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleans! I've had my washer for quite sometime now and enjoy most of the different cycles to choose from. I would like the high spin cycle to spin dry more and to have a spin cycle only. The rubber gasket needs much attention because of the high humidity here so once my wash cycle is complete, I dry out the tub and gasket and occasionally use a chlorine solution to clean out the gaskets of black gunk.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I love it wonderful product I am so so so so happy I purchased the front loader washer I have not one complaint about it
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love doing my laundry!! I am saving on electricity. The W/D is so good looking. It is perfect for my vacation home in FL
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible Smell left on clothes We have had this machine for 11 years. Unfortunately, I think we bought when front-loaders were somewhat new to the industry, because it leaves our clothes with a bad-smell...Like a moldy, damp odor. We have to leave the door open when not in use, so the interior can dry out. I have tried many solutions to remove the build-up on the outside of the interior tunnel, but nothing seems to work. I will say that switching to a powder detergent has cut back on the bad odor.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine Bought a year ago , excellent performance , sturdy and energy efficient
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Front loader This is my second one in 3 years and not very happy. Have to wipe rim and rubber basket after every wash to prevent mold. Have to stand and wait for spin cycle to prevent damaging drum which is what happened before.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I bought this washer and dryer 4 years ago. I am very happy with them.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as well as the larger washers I had another brand front load 24"machine that gave me nothing but trouble. Since acquiring my LG several months ago I have not had one problem and for a small machine it can handle almost any load. It's perfect for my small condo.
Date published: 2017-09-22
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Can this washer with its fellow dryer be stacked? and if so what stacking kit would work for this 24" unit. 

Asked by: Zero3
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW can be stacked. The stacking kit is an included accessory with its matching dryer, the LG 4.2 cu.ft. Compact Electric Condensing Front Load Dryer, Model # DLEC888W...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-27

Thank you for the previous answer. Do the LG WM1377HW, WM1388HW compact washers require both hot and cold water supply?

Asked by: sdtk
Both the hot and cold water inlet valves on the LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, have to Model # WM1388HW have be connected to a water supply, but if you if you only wash in cold water then you don't have to connect the hot water inlet valve to hot water, you can just split the cold water source to feed both the hot and cold water valves. You can't leave the hot water valve unconnected even if you are not using hot water. You also will not get other temperature settings like Warm and Cold. You'll only get Tap Cold for all your washes and rinses...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-05-17

re: LG WM1377HW, WM1388HW compact washers, What are the minimum space requirements back of machine to wall? Do they require a hot water supply? What advice does LG have regarding negative comments with vibration in the 1388 model?

Asked by: sdtk
There isn't a minimum recommended installation clearance spacing for the back of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW. You should allow sufficient space for water lines, the drain line and airflow and you may need to make allowances for wall, door or floor moldings that may increase the required clearances. Installing the washing machine on a solid floor that is strong and rigid enough to support the weight of the washing machine, even when fully loaded, without flexing and bouncing will prevent severe vibration and noise. If your floor has too much flex, you may need to reinforce it to make it more rigid. A floor that is adequate for a top-loading washer may not be rigid enough for a front loading washer, due to the difference in the spin speed and direction. If the floor is not solid, your washer may vibrate and you may hear and feel the vibration throughout your house. Before installing the washer, make sure the floor is clean, dry and free of dust, dirt, water and oils so the washer feet can not slide easily. Leveling feet that can move or slide on the floor can contribute to excess vibration and noise due to poor contact with the floor. If a drip pan must be used, take extra care to follow the instructions provided with the drip pan and make sure the leveling feet are adjusted for firm and even contact with the pan. Use of drip pans and failure to properly level the machine may result in increased vibration and noise during operation. Make sure that all four of the shipping bolts in the back of the machine are removed and saved for future use. Failure to remove shipping bolts and retainers may cause severe vibration and noise, which can lead to permanent damage to the washer...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-23

what is a NFC Tag?

Asked by: Gerr
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The label NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows instant pairing between this device and your NFC-enabled Smart Phone. This will generally make a pairing process unnecessary. It is this which provides access to the LG Smart Diagnosis, Cycle Download, Laundry Stats and Cycle Set, according to the information listed on page 39 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-31

I'm trying to find the stacking kit for this model. Do you know the size/model number for it?

Asked by: Sam184
Only the LG 4.2 cu.ft. Compact Electric Condensing Front Load Dryer, Model # DLEC888HW can be stacked onto the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW and the Stacking Kit is only included with the dryer. Products vary by region so you will want to verify this with our subsidiary in Canada,^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-02-21

how do you set it to only dry?

Asked by: Danceydance
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model has not been designed with a DRY cycle available.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-14

The sound does not chime when I turn the washer on and I have checked to make sure the sound is on.

Asked by: Samban
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The chime noise can be activated or deactivated by depressing the SIGNAL ON/OFF button.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-02

I need model # for dryer that will stack with washer model WM138HW

Asked by: Aprilatlowes
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