What I like about LG is that they always try to listen to their users and then simply go ahead and provide a new and always better version of their appliances. It is not any different with this magnificent and time proven reliable series of washer dryer combos. LG WM3488HW is already the third improved model within a few years and gets always better with new features.
The user reviews are great again also for this model and probably the biggest differences of this one vs. the previous model WM3477HW are:
- a touch screen
- improved wash and dry programs
- 2 new soil level settings
- improved minor details based on user suggestions
- NFC Tag On Technology – connection with smartphones
Below are the complete details.
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||24” x 33 1/2” x 25 1/4”|
|Capacity (cu.ft.):||DOE 2.3 (Wash: 15 lb, Dry: 10 lb)|
|Drying System:||Ventless Condensing|
|Number of Wash Programs:||14|
|Number of Dry Programs:||5|
|Spin Speed (Max):||Extra High (1,400 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin|
|Warranty:||1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum|
|Wash Programs:||Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Large, Baby Wear, Perm. Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Speed Wash, Tub Clean, Sanitary, Heavy Duty, Drain+Spin, Wash+Dry, Sports Wear, Downloaded Course|
|Dry Programs:||More Dry, Normal Dry, Damp Dry, Low Temp Dry|
|Wash/Rinse Temps:||Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)|
|Options:||Prewash, Rinse+Spin, Delay Wash(Time Delay), Water Plus, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, Signal (Beeper) On/Off, Steam, Custom PGM, PGM Save|
|Tray Dispenser:||4 Tray Dispenser: Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Fabric Softener|
|Materials:||Drum: NeveRust™ Stainless Steel, Cabinet: Painted Steel, Control Panel: Plastic, Top Plate: LPM Board, Door Rim: Glass/Chrome, Door Cover: Black Tinted Cover, Door Opening: 13.8″|
|Ratings Electrical Requirements:||Runs on standard voltage electricity (UL Listed /120V, 60Hz, 10Amps) – uses the standard 115-120 volt, 15-20 amp wiring.|
Pros and Cons:
|Negatives common to all combos:||
|Features:||10/10||Wash & Dry Programs:||10/10|
|Quality of Wash:||10/10||Quality of Dry:||10/10|
|Total Score: 93|
|Here you can find and compare user comments and prices from different online stores. Just a small advice – if you find a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones, it usually means that the complaining people don’t use the machine properly, or received some defective piece.|
|Amazon (white)||w/ FREE SHIPPING now only: $1,379||Purchase|
|Amazon (silver)||w/ FREE SHIPPING now only: $1,479||Purchase|
Conclusion: This model is a little bit smaller than the huge LG WM3997HW, but provides the same performance and efficiency and is so far the best washer dryer combo I’d recommend to buy. Plus it has a touch screen.
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