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WM3488HW

Key Features

  • 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Ventless Condensing Drying
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • TubClean Cycle
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty

available colors:

Smooth White
Suggested Price

$1599.99

Suggested Price
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Largest Capacity Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer

Enjoy the convenience of an all-in-one washer/dryer without giving up on capacity. The largest capacity (2.3 cu. ft.) means you have the room to get it all done.

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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.

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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.

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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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Here to help

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 smartphone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

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Warranty / Certifications

                 

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SUMMARY
APPEARANCE
WASH/DRY PROGRAMS
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
SMART THINQ® TECHNOLOGY
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
POWER SOURCE
ACCESSORIES
DIMENSIONS
WARRANTY

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rated #1 all in one combo I purchased because it was rated number one., about a year after having it is developed a problem it wouldn't stop filling with water. I'm told by repair people this is a known problem, if so why isn't it being fixed!?
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dry Function Not What It Should Be I bought this unit about a year ago. I wash very small loads and initially the washer/dryer combo worked great. Then after several months I went through a period where it wasn’t drying the clothes. Thankfully it somehow fixed itself. But now we are back to not drying clothes consistently for over 2 months now. I clean out the little accessible lint trap regularly and there is generally nothing in it. I have read reviews that say a service person has to come out and unscrew the machine to fix the lint trapped inside, which is completely impractical. I have resorted to drying on a rack after attempting the wash/dry feature.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All in One / Compact I bought this a month ago and very pleased with it's performance. I know it's not for everyone. But for 1 or 2 people it's great and if you have a small space laundry it's the ideal appliance.
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use I have had this for three weeks now and I am pleased with the washerit can be done in a timely fashion,but drying time is not good at all.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My LG I bought this washer dryer combo unit about a month ago as I have a small apartment.. I absolutely love this machine! It's amazing!
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from i have had this for 2 years, it is the worst!!!! you cant just dry clothes. i purchased it for our condo due to small space. we ski and you cant dry wet or damp ski clothes. would love suggestions on how to dry them. I will never recommend this product
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small, handy but lint trap not easily accessible I've had the unit for less than a year and have already had to call service to clean out the internal lint that gets trapped, because it basically stopped drying the clothes. I was told by the service person that this is very common and that it seems to happen with this smaller washer/dryer combo but not so much with the bigger version.I can't emphasize enough how much this inconvenience (and cost) downgrades whatever features of the washer/dryer I am happy with. Unless I learn to open the top of the washer myself and unscrew some parts, and then clean out a bunch of trapped lint in the nooks and crannies of curved plastic parts, I will have to call service to come by about twice a year to do this for me so I can continue to use the dry function. Definitely disappointing. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it. I was aware that drying loads would need to be about half the washing loads and that wasn't a problem for me because I hang clothes to dry and then finish drying them in the dryer the next day (in 2 loads per 1 washer load). But not having an accessible way to clean out lint that gets trapped and affects the drying function puts the number of inconveniences too high for me.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst laundry machine I've used My landlord installed this new in my rental home right before I moved in. I've been living with it over four months now, and I can't think of a single positive thing to say about it. A load of two shirts, a pair of socks, and some socks and underwear takes 4+hours to wash and dry, and comes out so wrinkled it looks like you just dragged them out of the bottom of the hamper. The dryer runs so hot that even on low temp beware of shrinkage - yes, even on clothes that you have owned for years and washed and dried numerous times! I wouldn't even put my towels through this thing on normal heat settings. Even if you hang everything to dry so as not to completely destroy your clothes, expect everything to be extremely wrinkled, not even suitable for casual wear out to the grocery store. I am offended that LG even released this machine to the public. If you live in a NYC closet and don't mind washing your clothes one article at a time, and ironing your jeans to make them wearable, then I'm sure this thing will seem like a godsend. As for me, I'm on my way to the laundromat so that I can start looking like a grown man again.
Date published: 2018-11-11
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ASK & ANSWER

Ask your questions. Share your answers.
Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

Is there a drain hose extension I can buy? If LG does not make it, what diameter size should it be? Thank you.

Asked by: Dave1313
Hi Dave1313. You will need to inquire about extension drain hoses that you can use to extend the drain hose on the LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HS from Home Improvement stores like the Home Depot, LOWEs, etc., They usually carry kits that you can buy for this purpose. You may need to install a vent if the washing machine is more than 4 feet from the vent stack to ensure that the washing machine wil drain properly. You also need to be aware of the building codes where you live. All draining has to conform to your building codes. In some areas, you have to install a washing machine drain air vent in order to be legal, but in other areas, you don’t...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-07-18

Are you SURE that this model supports a "dry only" option? The larger 4.3 unit has a separate "dry" button and this one does not. Previously asked the answer was Power, Dry, Start. There is no "dry" button on the smaller unit and the manual is no help.

Asked by: Fred Farkle
Hello Fred, per the model number you have supplied, WM3488HS, there is a button named "Dry" between "Spin Speed" and "Pre Wash". If you press the Power Button once, then the "Dry" Button to select the option (toggles between: LOW TEMP, DAMP, NORMAL, MORE or TIMED) and then press Start, the unit will Dry only. Should you need more assistance, do not hesitate to connect with us directly via Twitter @LGUSSupport Facebook www.Facebook.com/LGSupportUSA or by phone at 1-800-243-0000 ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-06-15

Is it possible with this unit to run a dry only cycle or do you have to repeat the wash/dry cycle all over again....sometime the clothes are still damp and I would like to RE-run the dryer phase...

Asked by: Dave n
To run just a dry cycle, press Power > Dry> Start. For the most even drying, make sure all articles in the clothes load are similar in material and thickness. Do not overload the washer by placing too many articles into the drum. Items must be able to tumble freely. If you open the door and remove the load before the washer has finished the DRY cycle, remember to press the START/ PAUSE button. The capacity of the machine for washing clothes is twice as much as when drying clothes. If the machine is to be used to dry a load, then the wash load must be reduced by half for effective drying performance. If a full load is washed, remove half the clothes prior to starting the dry cycle. For more information, please see your manual. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-06-12

I have model #wm3488hs.........my question is am I supposed to set the washer cycles & the dryer at the same time & then push the start button?  I’m doing the wash & when it’s done, then I set the dryer!  I think I’m doing it wrong! Help!

Asked by: Nikkiblu
Hello, if you are wanting to wash and dry at the same time, available on select loads, you would do the following: Press Power > Select Cycle: Example Cotton/Normal > Change or Add options like Soil Level, Water Temp, Spin Speed, Water Plus, Extra Rinse, etc. > Press the Dry Button until you have selected you desired option > Press Start Please refer to the chart on page 23 in your manual as to which cycles you can wash and dry in the same cycle. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-05-30

Do you provide Revit models of your products? specifically this one!

Asked by: BenjaminSFCS
Regrettably, we are not aware of the availability of any Revit models for the LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HS or for any of our products. Service manuals may have mechanical or cad diagrams of our products and those would be available to LG Authorized Service Centers or LG Authorized Service Technicians. Unfortunately, we do not have access to them...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-05-23

Since the WM3488HS has the built in water heater, does it require both hot and cold supply lines?

Asked by: Stvnewk
Hello, the internal heater is only there to bring the water up to the sanitary cycles and such. The unit must still be connected to hot and cold water inlets. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-05-14

Is there a stand that I can use for this to elevate it and put storage underneath?

Asked by: stylze1
Regrettably, LG does not manufacture any Laundry Pedestals with Storage that are compatible with this LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HS...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-06-13

How do I work the dryer

Asked by: Beau p
Hello Beau, to run just a dry cycle, press Power > Dry > Start. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-04-11

Good day, From what I read this combo unit uses a Condenser to Dry the clothes. Can you tell me how the condenser works? Do it use cold water to do the condensation ? Any information on how it works would be greatly appreciated.....Thx.

Asked by: Rockazam
The LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HS uses Ventless Condensing Drying. Water is needed in order for this unit to perform thge dry function. This is completely different from how a standard dryer would work. With a combo unit, cold water is used to condense the moisture in the air and dry the clothes. If water is not supplied to the unit, the clothes will not dry...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-05-05

This washer machine need hot and coold water line?

Asked by: Rudyor
Yes this washing machine needs a hot and cold water line. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-03-02

Is it possible to put it where the dish washer is installed..."?

Asked by: DTYB
Hello, the unit requires the same water connections and drain as a standard washing machine. For install information, please see the link to obtain the manual. ^AC http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-WM3488HS
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-27

how much water does this use per load?

Asked by: IanDenchasy
Water consumption varies based on the load sensor, cycle selected and addition option available. It also varies based on the soil level and type of clothing placed in the unit, therefore there is no set amount of water per cycle. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-04-04

Can I use Tide pods?

Asked by: Cjhurley
The LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HS 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. Do not place them in the detergent dispenser...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-20

How hot does the dryer get on this unit. And can I get dry heat instead of steam heat.

Asked by: BS60
Electronic sensors in the LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer, Model # WM3488HW measure the temperature of the exhaust to increase or decrease the drying temperature for faster reaction time and tighter temperature control when using the Automatic Dry function and the drying time will vary according to the type of fabric, size of the load, and the selected dryness level affect drying time. This unit does not have any Steam functions on it for drying, it uses a Ventless Condensing Drying system. Cold water is used to condense the moisture in the air. If water is not supplied to the unit, the clothes will not dry...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-05

What does an os error code mean?

Asked by: Victor94
Hello, please see the link for troubleshooting steps. ^AC http://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT00000305-20150140270078-others
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-29

I cannot find the lint trap? Does this washer/dryer combo not have one? 

Asked by: MaintenanceBR
It does not, as the lint flushes out through the drain line since it uses a condensing system and not a heating element. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-12

How to stop the raddle i. The spin cycle

Asked by: Jack gold
Hello, please see the following to help out with noises and vibration troubleshooting. ^AC http://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT10000012-1337722869465-leveling http://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT10000012-1400517829363-vibrations
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-03-24

Can you stack Dryer model: DLEC888W on top of this combo unit? Would you need a stacking kit? I like the ease of the all in one combo, but sometimes I like to have the extra drying capacity when doing multiple loads.

Asked by: Jay76
This dryer is a compact dryer that is specifically designed to stack to the W1388 compact washer. It utilizes a different stacking kit that is not compatible with the WM3488. This compact pair will only stack together with a special stacking kit that cannot be used with any other models.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-01-03

Just purchased this washer/dryer combo and I noticed there is no compartment for bleach. Am I able to add bleach to the wash cycle? — I also wanted to know if we are able to add dryer sheets during the drying cycle?

Asked by: Min14
Liquid or powdered color-safe bleach may be added to the main wash compartment with detergent of the same type. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-29

What is CD on screen mean?

Asked by: Mikmik
CD means Cool Down. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-25

How do you set this machine to self clean 

Asked by: Althea
Information regarding performing a tub clean on this unit can be found on page 30 of the owners manual located here: http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-WM3488HS#manuals ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-16

What does the red key with a slash mean on the washing machine 

Asked by: Ras19
That would be the Door lock indicator. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-14

The foam on top of the components under the top lid looks like it is singed. Is this foam supposed to be there? I'm worried a repairman left it there accidentally at some point. Thanks!

Asked by: Bszy
We hate to hear that, but would love to be able to help. We would be happy to see what's going on. Drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook www.facebook.com/lgusa so we can get more info and see what we can do. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-14

Is this portable? My apartment doesn't have washer/dryer hook-up and I need something that hooks up to the sink.

Asked by: Obetchkin
We are sorry but this is not portable. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-11

How do you dry only without the spin cycle?

Asked by: Boofie
With the unit turned off, power the unit on and hit the dry function until you get to the timed dry setting. Select the time you prefer and press start. This will start a dry only cycle. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-01-07

There is what appears to be a vent on the back of the machine that has lint in it. Can this be cleaned? Is this to be expected?

Asked by: Nikita
The area you are describing can collect dust and lint. If the area looks like it has lint or dust trapped in it this can be cleaned via a vacuum hose to suction it up. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-01-08

Is there a pedestal for this ?

Asked by: Doris G
LG only makes Laundry Pedestals for select Front Load Washers with widths of 27" and 29"/30". Regrettably, there isn't an LG Laundry Pedestal available for the 24" LG 2.3 cu. ft. High Efficiency All-in-one Front Load Washer & Dryer in Stainless Steel, Model # WM3488HS. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-06

How do I use only the dryer function?

Asked by: Jean51
To only use the dryer function power on the unit and press the dry button repeatedly until you get the dry time options. Select your desired dry time and press the start button. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-06

how do i remove lint?

Asked by: oakland
Lint will be removed via the drain hose, however there can be some residual left. Please be sure to follow the MAINTENANCE section of your manual. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-04

Can I use the 27 in pedestal with the LG 24inch ventless washer dryer 

Asked by: KWIWi
The LG 27" Laundry Pedestal, Model # WDP4* is designed for compatibility with select LG Front Load Washers and dryers that have a width of 27". The LG 2.3 cu.ft. Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer has a width of 24" and is not compatible with the pedestal...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-17
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