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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 were Evaluated
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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.

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 I purchased the Washer/Dryer units back in May & had to wait quite about a month for delivery due to availability... but it certainly was worth the wait...Easy to use, Quiet, they fit perfectly in my condo unit due to the small size. If your considering this unit I definitely recommend for you to purchase!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Compact Washer I couldn't be happier with this compact washer. It’s perfect for one person and an apartment. Operation is quiet, and the spin cycle (even at the highest) is well-balanced and quiet. Clothes come out nearly dry. Features I love include a Drain+Spin — which you will use if you have overloaded the washer and it can’t get the load balanced well enough to spin the contents dry (take out some of the contents and use Drain+Spin to get them rung out). I’ve used several cycles so far, and each works well for the type of load. I’ve been using the Tide pods (one per load, as this is a small washer). I tested with some really dirty clothes, and they came out perfectly clean. The only thing I looked for on this washer was a tub light (like the big LG has). One design consideration for LG is to think about using higher-contrast lettering on the control panel (or to back-light the entire panel). Beneath each selection is the name of the selection (Gray background with black lettering). This might be hard for some folks to read without direct light.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Loud. I bought this machine a week ago. It is very loud, and makes a knocking sound when on Spin, to the point of confusing me that someone was at my door knocking loudly. i will be returning to the store.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good overall, but won't do a hot wash I've had this machine about 2.5 months, so far I like it. I needed a very compact machine and in the USA there aren't a lot of good choices and this one seemed to be the best of what's available. It wrings the clothes so dry that they can hang for just a few hours to finish up drying. It uses VERY LITTLE water and is super energy efficient. But, here's what I don't like - 1) I'm told that newer Energystar machines like this one tend to mix in cold water to lower the cost of a load of laundry (because hot water costs more than cold). That is certainly the case with this machine. Unless you select the VERY LONG sanitary cycle, the machine will only due a lukewarm wash at best. It will always mix in cold water and will not do a true "hot water only" wash cycle. The sanitary cycle uses the internal heater and that allows a hot wash. It would seem to me that if I select HOT as the cycle temp, that is what I should get, but alas, that is not the case with this machine. 2) The machine spins very fast (up to 1400 rpm) in order to really wring the clothes dry, but that can cause the machine to shake and rattle a lot. You can select a lower spin speed, but that leaves more water in the clothes. 3) Lastly, the drain pump on the machine makes a loud rattling noise when it activates, this is annoying as my machine is in a closet in my living room. 4) Because of the limited choices in this size range, the machines are very expensive like this one is. In the full size range, a similar machine could be found for at least $200 less. Supply and demand, I guess. So in short, I find it does a decent job cleaning, and uses very little water, but the cycles are long, it's quite noisy, and you can't get a hot wash w/o choosing the very long sanitary cycle.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Machine We've had this washing machine for about four months and we love it. It's quiet and does a an excellent job cleaning our clothes. It has a number of wash cycle choices for different jobs, but allows you to make changes within those cycles. For instance, I like to wash almost everything with tap water temperature.
Date published: 2017-05-02
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
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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

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

Asked by: marc444
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