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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

LG Front Loaders are rated by Consumer Reports

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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.

Capacity 2.3 cu. ft.
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
Design Look Front Control
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
WM1388HW Washer (White) 048231 016971

What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not without major flaw Washes well, doesn't always dissolve laundry pod, wrings clothes nearly dry, but...SHAKES UNCONTROLABLY IN SPIN. Can't have anything on top while running..have anti-vibration pads AND hired a contractor to build extra support walls under the floor it rests on which has stopped the entire house shaking but the machine still rocks. Very very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed -Excessive vibration I bought this a week ago and I was very excited, unfortunately it has an excessive vibration on a spin cycle, the whole house is shaking, we leveled this washer and put it on anti-vibration pads, this did not help. I think about returning this product.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect machine for tight places we have always had good luck with LG and this one did not disappoint ! this machine is small in size but powerful , easy to use and very quiet ! if you have a small spot for a laundry set this is the one you need to look into
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect washer - makes laundry fun Purchased this washer for our small NYC apartment. We love this washer. It's pricy, but worth it. It actually makes me enjoy doing my laundry (what?!) due to the different settings and happy melody that plays when the cycle is done. While I have not used the feature, there is the ability to diagnose problems by having your phone "listen" to the washer. Hopefully this machine holds up and we can get many years of use out of it.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product This machine is fantastic, energy efficient, all of the features are amazing options, lots of wonderful bells and whistles! Perfect for my space.
Date published: 2016-10-31
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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

/which unit is newer, WM1377HW or WM1388HW, and what is the difference.

Asked by: marc444

Can this washer be used in a motorhome? The one I have now is 7 amps and this one is 10 amps.

Asked by: Keyla

Where I can buy it on Hawaii?

Asked by: Yourhoba
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