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LG - 2.3 cu.ft. 14-Cycle Front-Loading Compact Washer and 7-Cycle Dryer Combo with Steam - White-Front_Standard
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    • Best answerThe W x H x D dimensions for the LG - 2.3 cu.ft. 14-Cycle Front-Loading Compact Washer and 7-Cycle Dryer Combo with Steam - White, Model # WM3488HW are: 24" x 33 1/2" x 25 1/4" (45" D with door open). Standard Kitchen cabinets have a height of 34.5" (i.e. the toe kick has a height of 3.5" and the cabinet is 31" tall), so the height is not an issue. The width for kitchen cabinets will vary, but most dishwashers have a width of 23 3/4" to 24". This washer also has a width of 24". Kitchen cabinets have a depth of 24" and this is where the WM3488HW is different from dishwashers. Typically, dishwashers have a cabinet that has a depth of 24" so that it can sit flush within the kitchen cabinet and only the door handles will protrude past the kitchen cabinet. This washer has a cabinet that is 25.2" and the washer requires sufficient space in the back to allow for the waterline and for airflow around the unit (1" on the sides). So the washer will protrude past your cabinets more than a dishwasher does and you also will need 19.8 inches at the least in front of the unit so that the door can be opened...^IFV

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  • Q: does it have a removable lint filter?  (2 Answers)

    By lynn 

    • Best answerHi Lynn. The LG - 2.3 cu.ft. 14-Cycle Front-Loading Compact Washer and 7-Cycle Dryer Combo with Steam, Model # WM3488HW is a ventless dryer so it does not need a filter. Any lint from the wash is expelled along with the drain water and the unit has a drain pump filter that catches any foreign objects that don't go through the filter. It is recommended that you check that filter periodically to ensure that it is not clogged...^IFV

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    • Best answerThe LG - 2.3 cu.ft. 14-Cycle Front-Loading Compact Washer and 7-Cycle Dryer Combo with Steam - White, Model # WM3488HW must be plugged into its' own dedicated standard, grounded, 3-prong outlet rated at 120V, protected by a 15 Amp time delay fuse or 15 Amp. circuit breaker, what you are referring to as a normal house outlet. The power outlet must be within 60 inches of either side of the washer. The drain hose should be properly secured with the supplied elbow bracket. The Hot and Cold inlet hoses have 3/4" connectors on them. Depending on the faucets you intend to connect them to, you may or may not need adapters. Check to ensure that your kitchen sink will be able to handle the drainage water so it does not overflow and flood your kitchen...^IFV

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    • Best answerI've read a lot of comments on concerns about the smell the dryer leaves on clothes. Good news! I think I've found a solution, and I also live in an apartment. The first weekend I had the machine I washed about 4 or 5 loads. The rubber-like smell was very strong in-spite of using liquid fabric softener. I found something at the store, a product called Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. I opened one pouch, put it in the drum (NOT the soap dispenser), and set the washer to "Tub Clean" mode. As per the instructions on the cleaner, I left the door open to let it air out (overnight as it was late). There was still a slight rubbery smell along with the fragrance of the cleaner in the air. I ended up being gone last weekend, but this weekend (about two weeks later) I'm doing laundry and finding a marked difference in the amount of the rubber-like smell on my clothes. I'm still using liquid fabric softener with each load. My plan was to use the three packets of cleaner once a week for the first three weeks. (As recommended on the box for strong odors). Having missed last week, I plan to run another "Tub Clean" mode after my last load today. I really think this stuff might just be working. I've uploaded two pictures of the front and back of the box containing 3 packets of cleaner. I'll let you know if there's any change for the worse, but after today's loads I doubt there'll need be any other updates. -- The machine is still a strong 5-stars in my book.

      By JCinNYC 

  • Q: Can this be permanently installed or do you have to connect/reconnect the hoses each time you use it?  (4 Answers)

    By cag 

    • Best answerit is permanent,hooked up like a regular washer

      By shar 

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    • Best answerIt takes two hours to complete dry so total about 3hours. and this washer machine is very small... I like it thou

      By HelenaK 

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    • Best answerI have mine installed in the kitchen of my apartment under a countertop in a space about 24.75" W x 25" D x 34.75" H. I can tell you that it's recommended with more clearance space, but I haven't had any issues. This was a replacement of a previous, similarly sized machine. I WOULD MAKE TWO NOTES: 1.) The machine sticks out from the space about 3" at it's furthest point which is the door front (the actual top of the machine sticks out about 1" in the front from this space.) and 2.) You will need to purchase alternate intake water hoses with a 90º connection to the machine. The machine does come with two 5-ft hoses but they do not have that 90º connection needed for close quarters. I'd also recommend getting the woven steel covered hoses to resist kinking -- your number 1 enemy when attempting close quarter installation of washing machines.

      By JCinNYC 

    • Best answerThis is a washer and dryer in one combo ítem, it does not need to be stacked because is a single piece. I have a very big concern, the wash and dry program takes 3 hours and 32 min. This is too much and, at the end, I never use the drier facility because the drying cannot be programmed separately. Even I paid a washer and dryer I can only use it as a washer. Big problem !!!!!!

      By JfromF 

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  • Q: do you make a pedestal base for this 24 inch model?  (2 Answers)

    By Anonymous 

    • Best answerUnfortunately, there is no LG Laundry Pedestal available for the LG 2.3 cu. ft. High Efficiency All-in-one Front Load Washer & Dryer in White, Model # WM3488HW. ^CP

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  • Q: Can you hook this to a sink faucet, and does it require a 220 volt plug?  (2 Answers)

    By suepatoo 

    • Best answerYes, you can hook this unit to a sink faucet. However, depending on what type of faucets you have for the hot and cold water hookup, you may or may not need faucet adapters.

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