|Item Weight||168 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||25.2 x 24 x 33.5 inches|
|Item model number||WM3455HS|
LG WM3455HS 24 Front Load Compact Washer/Dryer Combo , 2.7 cu. ft. Capacity - Silver
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The build quality of this washer/dryer combo is inconsistent: On the plus side, the machine is heavy enough to stay put, and the drum feels so solid that you could wash bricks in it. Giving 10 years warranty on the motor is also a nice touch. On the other side, the entire front (including the secondary "glass" and shiny bezel around it) is made of plastic, the control panel gets hot (can't be good for the electronics), and I have observed kinks, such as a program starting in the middle maybe 1 out of 10 times, requiring an extra off/on.
Front- loaders are only now making inroads in the US market, and if you believe "the internet", they are magical. I can confirm at least some of the claims in this specific incarnation: First, the washer is extremely frugal with all consumables involved: I'm down to 2 tablespoons of detergent and 1 of softener with no adverse effects; water is kept no higher than a puddle at all times, and the 1 hour cold cycle runs on a measly 0.1 kWh (or 3 cents for me). Second, the machine is easy on clothes: there are Delicate and Wool modes to give you an idea, plus I have successfully cleaned neoprene wetsuits (with special detergent), which are said to be shredded by agitators.
The major downside to the design is that the horizontal drum causes vibrations that many US homes cannot easily absorb. Consider my case, top floor of a pre-war walk- up, wood- based building: even on medium spin speed, the contents of the fridge next to the machine would rattle loudly, and I only saw some relief after I bought Sorbothane Silent Feet.Read more ›
As a washer-dryer it functions as you would expect and is really only slightly smaller than a standard sized unit. For a family, I could see the capacity being a problem, but for a couple or a single person living alone - I highly doubt you'd need more capacity than this machine provides.
-As a washer:
It has a number of different wash settings, functions as an HE washer (so use HE detergent), and does a normal sized load in about an hour.
-As a dryer:
I was concerned before I bought this as to how well this would function. It turned out much better than expected.
A key feature is that it is ventless, so no need to run an exhaust vent anywhere. It uses "condensation drying", not really sure as to the mechanics of how it is different, but I think steam builds up in the chamber where the clothes are loaded into, and the steam is slowly 'condensed' and pumped out from the drain line.
Other reviewers may have noted that the clothes come out moist, but this isn't the case at all... Upon removing clothes from the unit, a lot of residual steam is usually in the clothes chamber.
Remove the clothes, give them about 30 seconds for the steam to float away, and you'll notice they are *bone* dry... When I first used this machine, I used the standard drying settings, and noticed that my clothes came out overly dry (at risk of shrinking) because of how well the dryer worked.Read more ›
1. Use the speed wash setting with high spin setting and cold water. It will wash in 24 minutes and use a minimal amount of electricity and water, but still do a good job.
2. USE ONLY THE TIME DRY!!!!! USING THE SENSOR DRY WILL EXTREMELY OVER DRY THE CLOTHES!!!!! CLOTHES MAY FEEL DAMP WHEN TAKEN OUT, BUT WILL DRY IN MINUTES ONCE TAKEN OUT.
3. Dry 30 minutes for synthetics. Dry 60 minutes for cotton clothes (not including jeans). Jeans dry 30-60 minutes then hang dry for 4-24 hours. For mixed load of cotton shirts and jeans dry 30 minutes, hang dry jeans, dry remaining clothes for 30 minutes.
If you have the space I would buy the larger LG Washer Dryer Combo, but if you are limited on space like me this one is great. This is definitely the best looking washer dryer combo on the market.
If you are scared of other stories you read about 4 hour dry times, don't be. They are using the sensor dry and it over dries the clothes. I haven't had to dry anything for more than 120 minutes. If you use the sensor dry jeans will come out wrinkled, better to take them out damp and air dry the rest of the way. If you do this jeans will come out less wrinkled than using a large/normal sized dryer plus it will save a lot of energy. They will air dry quickly because the spin does such a good job of pushing the water out of them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This machine is first and foremost an LG washing machine. If you are familiar with front-load LG washing machines, you will immediately be familiar with this machine as well. Read morePublished 24 months ago by R. Burdt
I only gave it 4 stars because I wish I could lower the temperature for dark clothes but other than that, I love it! Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by kimgon
I have one in my rental apartment. This is the worst product I have ever encountered. You cannot be serious that someone would invent a washer that does not actually perform a... Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by King78
I purchased the LG WM3455HS in June 2012. After nearly a year, I can say that I am truly pleased with this product. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by amdalbert
Single guy who mostly washes gym clothes and towels. This ventless combo unit is perfect for me, once I got used to it's quirks.
Amazingly compact. Read more
I got this LG product thinking it would make my already extremely busy life less complicated. I am horrified I spent so much money for so much stress!!!!!
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I live in a RV, and I had grown really tired of laundry stacking up till my day off...then having to spend the day doing laundry....so I decided to try this LG machine.. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by jeeptjgrl
I have owned two other washer/dryer combos, a Splendide and a Bendix, so I knew the limitations of these machines, especially the dryer component before I bought it. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Technician Pat
Wrinkles badly! I'm a guy, and generally don't care much about a few wrinkles. But we find this machine unacceptable. Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by S. Lee