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2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On
LG's compact washers are designed to save space without compromising capacity. At 2.3 cu. ft., you have the room to get it all done.
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.
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.
Extra High (1,400 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps
(5) Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
No. of Water Levels
Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of 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
Prewash, Rinse+Spin, Delay Wash(Time Delay), Extra Rinse, Child Lock, Signal (Beeper) On/Off, Custom PGM, PGM Save, Signal
End of Cycle Signal
Forced Drain System
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
NFC Tag On Technology
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Inverter Direct Drive Motor
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Black Tinted Cover
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
120V, 10 Amps
26 5/32" x 34 1/2" x 27 7/8"
24” x 33 1/2” x 25 1/4” (45”D with door open)
147.7 lbs / 156.5 lbs
What people are saying
Rated 1 out of
Washed clothes = DIRTY CLOTHESI concur with a fellow reviewer - I've had this washer machine for almost a year and I'm very unhappy. My experience has been a bit different - 1) It does NOT DO an adequate job cleaning the laundry; 2) it DOES NOT DO a good for removing odors and stains. 3) Because the drum is small this model is not good for cleaning bath and bed linen. 4) This washer machine is loud, 5) The stackable dryer door opens opposite to the washer door with no option to relocate the door to the other side of the opening, so when stacked, the washer door open opposite from the dryer, which I could deal with -- if the washer cleaned clothes.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 1 out of
Lighted dial or notThis is the second machine I’ve been delivered in two weeks by Home Depot. The first one would only work on the cotton cycle it would not select any other cycle. Spoke with an LG tech on the phone and they said indeed there was a problem with that machine. That machine was returned and I received a new one. On this latest machine, when I turn the dial only some of the lights illuminate the cycles. Is this normal for this model? I read nothing in the manual about this. I was on the phone with Home Depot for over two hours yesterday - on hold and finally just gave up.
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 2 out of
Avoid This ModelThis is my second LG front loading washer machine. My previous one is model #LG WM3170CW. I loved my first LG washer machine however I could not take it with me because I moved from an apartment to a house. My current laundry room space is limited therefore I thought this compact LG washer machine would be the best fit. I've had this washer machine for almost a 1 1/2 years and I'm very unhappy with it for the following reasons: 1) It does an adequate job cleaning the laundry; it is not good for removing odors and stains. 2) Because the drum is small this model is not good for cleaning bath and bed linen. 3) During the spin cycle, if the load is not a certain weight, the machine dances across the floor. 4) This washer machine is loud, I can hear it on the second floor of my home. The laundry room is located on the first floor. 5) This particular model does not have a pedestal therefore the user almost have to get down on their knees to add/remove a load, which is very uncomfortable. I called Home Depot 2 weeks after my purchase inquiring about exchanging the compact washer machine for a larger model. Because I was given misinformation by a Home Depot representative, I missed my opportunity to exchange my current LG washer machine for a larger machine. I am now on the market for a larger LG washer machine.
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is there a pedestal for this unit
Asked by: WingladyJW
Regrettably, LG does not manufacture a pedestal that is compatible with the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-11-11
is there a pedastool for this unit?
Asked by: AWEBB
Regrettably, there aren't any LG Pedestals available that are compatible with the LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-07-01
Can I supply this washer cold water only? If so do I supply it to both cold and hot water inlets or only to the cold water inlet? Thanks
Asked by: Jagsz
You have to connect the cold water supply to both water inlets on the LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW if you are only intending to use cold water with the washer...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-02-24
Hello, does the washer (WM1388HW) come with a stacking kit? If so, will you please provide me with a product number?
Asked by: katelyn21
I saw the dryer that pairs with this washer includes the stacking kit.
Answered by: Jagsz
Date published: 2020-02-22
I am looking at compact washer model WM1388HW. On the LG website it says this model is 2.3 Cu. Ft. On the Best Buy website it says this same model number is 2.2 Cu. Ft.
Are these the same washer or are they different?
Asked by: I need a new washer
The WM1388HW is the same washer as on the Best Buy site. It is a 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer with NFC Tag On.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-12-11
Does this machine have a pedestal base option?
Asked by: joan222
The LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW is not compatible with any of our Laundry Pedestals and we do not have any available Laundry Pedestals designed for it...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-11-19
does the depth of the LG compact washerWM1388HW include the hoses or is additional depth required?
Asked by: marty rose
The listed depth of 25 1/4" for the LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW does not include the hoses. The machine has been tested with an installation clearance of 1" for the rear and 1" on the sides, but you may require more space for wall, door, or floor moldings...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-11-15
what's the maximum decibels of sound that this machine produces?
Asked by: LoieH
The LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW features LG's LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation which has a decibel rating of 46-48 dBA...^IFV
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LG washing machines feature a streamlined design, come in a wide range of colors and boast user-friendly control panels, as well as the performance you need to keep your family – and your home – looking their best. To help you get even more from your LG washer, just a few of the innovative features available include:
6Motion Technology: By combining up to six different wash motions, you can customize your laundry cycles for perfectly clean clothes.
Direct Drive Motors: LG washing machines feature fewer moving parts creating a longer-lasting product. The Direct Drive motor is coupled with a 10-year warranty for lasting peace of mind.
TurboWash™360: If you're short on time, LG TurboWashTM can help. With the option to power-clean any load in less than 30 minutes, you can keep your favorite clothes ready to wear at a moment's notice.
Large-Capacity Washers: LG washers come in larger capacities, which means you can do more laundry in less time – and makes it easy to clean things like bulky comforters, blankets, large loads of jeans, towels and more.
Steam Technology: Whether you need to freshen up your favorite gym clothes or need a little extra help getting the grime out after tackling a home improvement, gardening, automotive or art project , our steam washer can dissolve dirt and remove odors more efficiently – so your clothes will always look their best.
Smart Technology: Our smart washing machines make it easy to monitor every load – even while you're away. By connecting to your Wi-Fi network, our washing machines make it easy to track or schedule cycles, receive alerts when loads are done, receive error message, get remote help and more.
Remove Common Household Allergens: Select LG washers have been Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly®. These washing machines can help reduce allergen in fabrics by over 95%, so you can breathe easier.
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