LG SteamWasher Series WM3988HWA
27" Steam Washer/Dryer Combo with 4.2 cu. ft. Capacity, 9 Wash & 5 Dry Programs, Spin Speed of 1320 RPMs and Allergiene Cycle


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Innovative digital products and services offered by LG Electronics enrich your life, making it more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable. Through strong research and development in appliances and information technologies, LG Electronics has elevated the way appliances are used in daily life. Saving time, enhancing organization, improving food preservation, lengthening fabric life, and optimizing valuable space are just some of the many ways that our products benefit consumers. It's no wonder that LG Electronics is the top seller of appliances in over twenty countries.

LG's Washer/Dryer Combo doesn't require an exterior vent, so you can place anywhere in your home that a water hookup and 115v electricity can be installed. WM3988HWA is a full size steam washer and dryer with Allergiene and SteamFresh cycle. LG's innovative SteamFresh cycle makes it possible for you to refresh and reduce wrinkles in up to 5 garments at one time. Running late for work with no time to iron Load a cotton blend shirt into the SteamWasher and select the SteamFresh cycle. You'll be ready to go in just 20 minutes.
Product Width: 27"
Product Height: 38 11/16"
Product Depth: 29 3/4"
Product Depth with Door Open: 51"
Weight (lbs) (Net / Gross): 201 / 227
Front Loader: Yes
Design Look: Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dial-A-Cycle: Yes
Drying System: Ventless Condensing
Total Capacity: 4.2 cu. ft. (IEC)
Dry Linen Capacity: >10.1kg
Energy Star: Yes
9 Wash Programs: SteamFresh, Sanitary (158°F), Bulky/Large, Perm Press, Cotton/Normal, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Speed Wash, Allergiene
5 Wash/Dry Programs: Sanitary, Perm Press, Cotton/Normal, Allergiene, Speed Wash
5 Wash/Rinse Temperature Levels: Extra Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold, Warm/Warm, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold
5 Spin Speeds: 1320 RPM, 1150/1000 RPM, 1000/950/600 RPM, 950/600/400 RPM, No Spin
4 Dry Times: 120 min, 90 min, 60 min, 30 min
No. of Water Levels: Automatically adjusts to size of load
No. of Soil Levels: 5
Options: Prewash, Rinse and Spin, Extra Rinse, Stain Cycle, Water Plus, Drum Light, Tub Clean, SpinSense, Delay Wash up to 19 Hours, Steam, Language Selection
Fabric Care Features
SenseClean: Yes
Sensor Dry: Yes
RollerJets and Forced Water Circulation: Yes
Precise Temperature Control with a variable heater: Yes
Convenience Features
4 Tray Dispenser: Prewash, Wash, Bleach, Softener
End of Cycle Beeper: Yes
Child Lock: Yes
Self Diagnosis: Yes
Auto-Balancing: Yes
Auto Suds Removal: Yes
Forced Drain System: Yes
Remaining Time Display/Status Indicator: Yes
Water Heater: Yes
TrueSteam Generator: Yes
Leveling Legs: 4 Adjustable
LoDecibel Quiet Operation: Yes
Motor and Agitator
Motor Type / Motor Speed: Direct Drive / Variable
Agitator Type: Horizontal Axis
Materials and Finishes
NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum: Yes
Easy Loading TilTub: Yes
Cabinet Top: Porcelain
Transparent Glass Window Door: Yes
Door Rim: Chrome
Cabinet: Painted Steel
Control Panel: Plastic
Colors: White
Power Source
Ratings/Electrical Requirements: UL Listed/120V, 60Hz, 12 Amps
Type: Electric
Pedestal: WDP3W (Drawer with Handle)
Parts and Labor: 1 Year
Control Board: 2 Years
Motor: 7 Years
Drum: Lifetime
  • SteamFresh
  • LG's innovative SteamFresh cycle makes it possible for you to refresh and reduce wrinkles in up to 5 garments at one time
  • Running late for work with no time to iron Load a cotton blend shirt into the SteamWasher and select the SteamFresh cycle. You'll be ready to go in just 20 minutes.
  • Allergiene
  • Allergiene cycle is proven to reduce certain allergens such as house dust mites and domestic animal dander
  • Electronic Control Panel with Dial-A-Cycle
  • Intuitive controls allow you to "set it and go".
  • You can also save your favorite wash cycle by pressing Custom Program
  • Direct Drive
  • Power is delivered right to the drum from the motor without belts, resulting in a highly durable, powerful and quiet washing machine
  • SenseClean System
  • The water level and wash time are set automatically based on the weight and size of each load for optimal washing care
  • RollerJets and Forced Water Circulation
  • Clothes glide over the RollerJets while sprinklers encourage the removal of soil, reducing pilling, fraying and snags for longer lasting clothing
  • Sanitary Cycle
  • Get tough stains and bacteria out of dirty clothes with this special cycle that boosts water to 158 Degrees F
  • LoDecibel Quiet System
  • Anti-vibration motor and one-piece cabinet structure reduce unnecessary noises
  • Performance
  • Largest Capacity Front Load Combo (4.2 cu.ft. IEC) with NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum
  • Direct Drive Motor for the ultimate in durability and reliability
  • TilTub is designed with a 10 degree tilt for easy reach of clothing in the rear of the drum
  • 1320 RPM powerful spin for efficient water extraction
  • SteamWash System for Better Washing Performance and Higher Water and Energy Efficiency
  • Allergiene Cycle
  • SteamFresh Cycle for Reducing Wrinkles and Refreshing Clothes
  • TrueSteam Generator
  • Ventless Condensing Drying System
  • Intelligent Fabric Care
  • SenseClean and Sensor Dry System for intelligent fabric care, water and energy efficiency
  • 9 Washing Programs
  • 5 Wash/Dry Programs
  • 5 Wash/Rinse Temperature Levels
  • RollerJets and Forced Water Circulation
  • Sanitary Cycle / Stain Cycle
  • Delay Wash by 19 hours for washing convenience
  • Style and Design
  • Upfront Electronic Control Panel with Dial-A-Cycle
  • Large Chrome Rimmed Door with Clear Glass
  • Porcelain Top
  • Optional Drawer Pedestal
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • LoDecibel Quiet Operation
  • Highly Energy and Water Efficient
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by [...] The machine's wash and then dry cycle makes things easy. [...] 9/5/08
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not the advertised performance [...] The drying feature is less than usefull. I had to purchase a dryer to get cloths done. 7/31/08
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bad Investment This unit washes clothing extreamly well dryer function does not work clothing comes out not damp but WET. Avoid this purchase at all cost although it looks futuristic and high tech it does not serve. 10/2/08
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME washer/dryer unit! We just got this unit yesterday, so have had it for a little over 24 hours now. We've washed about 4 loads of laundry so far, and we LOVE it!! Load #1 was a mix of jeans (4 pair), shirts, socks, & underwear, load #2 was a sheet set from a king size bed, load #3 was a blanket from a king size bed, and load #4 was about 6 pair of shorts. We also threw 3 wrinkled shirts in to try out the 20-minute steam cycle which removes wrinkles. We've been having problems with our dryer vent. Our house was built in the early 1980's when they were using the flex plastic dryer vents. Due to the way our house is setup, it would have been some major construction and several thousand dollars to replace the dryer vent. We were having to run the dryer through 2 or 3 (sometimes more) cycles to get things thoroughly dry. This was making the electric bill higher than it should be. It also caused the heating element on the dryer to burn out and need to be replaced 3 times due to not being vented well. I did have the dryer vent cleaned out and it helped a little, but it still didn't work great. It takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours from start to finish to wash and dry a load in this LG, but that's not a big deal for us. You just start it up and let it do its thing. There are two people (including myself) in our home, so we don't normally have huge amounts of laundry to do. Instead of doing all the laundry one day a week, we've decided to do smaller loads a couple times a week. This new unit uses MUCH less water than our old washer, so the water bill should go down a little. Also, the electric bill should go down some since we won't be running a dryer two or three times per load. Another plus is that since it's just a single unit, we've put in shelving where the dryer used to be and now have a little more storage space! The only drawback we've found so far is that there is no way to dry only without washing. I would recommend that you thoroughly read the owner's manual before first use if you buy this unit. In our excitement to try it out, we ran a load through without reading the manual and selected a cycle that washes only and doesn't dry. We then had to run the load through a wash cycle again to dry. The owner's manual has a chart in it that clearly shows what each of the cycles does and doesn't do. There are two or three cycles that will only wash and won't dry. Other than no option to dry without washing, I've found no drawbacks/problems with this unit and wish I would have bought it a long time ago. This unit cost me much less (and no construction mess) than it would have cost me to replace my dryer vent, and will end up saving me money on water and electricity. Thank you to LG for an awesome product!! 10/18/08
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  • Type : Front Load
  • Fuel Type : Electric
  • Color : White
  • Stackable : No


  • Width : 27 Inch
  • Depth : 29 3/4 Inch
  • Height : 38 11/16 Inch
  • Capacity : 4.2 Cu. Ft.


  • Control Type : Digital and Knobs
  • Drum Material : Stainless Steel
  • Reversible Door : No
  • Leveling Legs : Yes
  • Wash Cycles : 9
  • Steam Cycle : Yes
  • Washer Temperature Settings : 5
  • Soak Setting : No
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) : 1320
  • Bleach Dispenser : Yes
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser : Yes
  • Water Heater : Yes
  • Self Cleaning Lint Filter : No
  • Drying Cycles : 5
  • Sensor Dry : No
  • Dry Rack : No
  • Extra Large Lint Filter : No
  • Venting Type : Ventless

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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