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Key Features

  • 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • TubClean Cycle
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
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For Small Spaces with Large Loads

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.


Warranty / Certifications




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What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and works beautifully.. My house is very old and the previous owners built a back porch over the basement opening. Since then (47 years) I have had to get small washing machines and dryers. It has become increasingly difficult to get these smaller appliances that can hold at least more than 2-3 shirts. The LG compact washer is great! It has ample room for doing a regular wash load and it fits through our basement door! I do not ordinarily like tons of options on washing machines (I believe I'm a reincarnated Puritan), but this washer is pretty decent.
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it so far! I haven't had my washer very long but so far I am extremely pleased with it! I haven't used all the cycles but for my everyday clothes and towels the washer has done an excellent job. The high spin cycles do tend to vibrate but the medium speed has worked well, even on the towels, so I use the low/medium spin speeds. So far, so good. And for anyone who has used the compact washers in the past, believe me when I say they have gotten so much better! For condo and apartment dwellers with limited space, this washer works great and I am very happy with it and with the LG brand and quality!
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this washer. Although I had to get a small washer that would fit under the counter, it has a good load capacity. I love all the different options and how quietly it operates. As an added bonus, its pretty to look at. I also love the pretty little tune it plays to signal the load is done. Great washer.
Date published: 2019-04-20
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I'd like to buy the nearest equivalent of the WM1388HW in The Netherlands (for 220V service). Can you tell me what the model number of that nearest equivalent would be?

Asked by: pathiel05
Hello pathiel05. Regrettably, our offices in the U.S. will only have information for products that are released in the U.S. and will not have information for products that are released in the Netherlands or in other countries. Model numbers also tend to vary according to the country that they are released in. There is only one version of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW that we have in the U.S. so if this model or a similar model was released in the Netherlands, it would be the only unit they have and would probably have the same features and be designed for use in the Netherlands. You can search their site to see if they have this model or a similar model available and compare the specifications...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-02-07

WM1388HW washer - Does anyone know if you can wash a lightweight queen size quilt in this washer?

Asked by: SusieP
Hello, it can not wash a queen size comforter. This is the compact washer, which means it's washing capacity is half that of a normal washing machine. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-12-14

We have previously purchased the dryer and have lost the stacking kit but now we'd like to buy the dryer and stack them. Is there any way that I can purchase or pay for a stacking kit that is compatible with this model?

Asked by: hotalingna
Stacking kit model KSTK1 is compatible with this unit. Parts are available for purchase at the following link: ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-12-28

How can you change or get rid of he water sensing.  I want to use more water.  

Asked by: Blau12345
Hello, the load sensing is not an option and can not be changed or deactivated. Your machine has many different options you can select to add addition wash time and water. You can use Pre-wash, Water Plus and Extra Rinse to add water and extend the cleaning time of your cycle. You can also use Heavy Duty or Bulky/Large and always select Heavy for the Soil Level. If you need additional help or troubleshooting, give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 or drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at @LGUSSupport when you are with the unit. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-12-29

This washing machine does not show any water level in the tub wile washing, Is that normal?

Asked by: Kalito
The washer automatically adjusts the water level for the type and size of wash load for best results and maximum efficiency. It may seem there is no water inside the drum in some cycles, but this is normal. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-08-24

is there a gas dryer that is stackable on the WM1388HW washer

Asked by: Dennis811
Hi Dennis811. Regrettably, the only stackable dryer 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 which comes with an included stacking kit is the LG 4.2 cu.ft. Compact Electric Condensing Front Load Dryer, Model # DLEC888W...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-12-29

Is there a pedestal available to fit the compact washer?

Asked by: raylene
Hi Raylene. The only LG Laundry Pedestals we currently have are for LG Front Load Washers and Dryers that have a width of 27" or 29". Regrettably, we do not make any that are compatible with the LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW or washers that have a 24" width...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-04-18

Hi, I'm interested in this model with a hand wash option, so what's the " water plus"? It's a kind of deep water wash? Can I set this option with small load? 

Asked by: Bananana
Hi Bananana. Your interest in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24” Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On, Model # WM1388HW is greatly appreciated. As you noted, this washer does have a Hand Wash cycle. As a High-Efficiency washer, this machine rotates laundry in a way that allows it to use less water while still fully saturating your clothing. It is normal to not be able to see water during the wash cycle. The Water Plus option can be used to add extra water to the wash and rinse cycles and it is available in all the cycles on this machine. The Speed Wash cycle is designed for quickly washing lightly soiled clothing and small loads of 2-3 lightly soiled garments...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-07-18
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