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4.5 | 35 Reviews

2.3 cu. ft. Capacity 24" Compact Front Load Washer w/ NFC Tag On

LG WM1388HW

Features

  • 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • 6Motion Technology
  • TubClean Cycle
  • SmartDiagnosis

Quick Specs

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 24"
  • Height: 33 1/2"
  • Depth: 25 1/4"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 2.3 cu. ft.
  • Steam Cycle: No

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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.

Features

  • 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • 6Motion Technology
  • TubClean Cycle
  • SmartDiagnosis
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
SUMMARY
Design Style Front Loader
CAPACITY
Capacity 2.3 cu. ft.
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
APPEARANCE
Touch LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle Yes
WASH/DRY PROGRAMS
No. of Programs 14
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Large, Baby Wear, Perm. Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Speed Wash, Tub Clean, Sanitary, Heavy Duty, Drain+Spin, Color Care, Sports Wear, Downloaded Course
No. of Options 10
Options Prewash, Rinse+Spin, Delay Wash(Time Delay), Water Plus, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, Signal (Beeper) On/Off, Custom PGM, PGM Save, Signal
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps (5) Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,400 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 3
Internal Heater Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System Yes
4 Tray Dispenser Yes
LoDecibel Quiet Operation Yes
End of Cycle Beeper Yes
LoadSense Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
SMART THINQ® TECHNOLOGY
SmartDiagnosis Yes
NFC Tag On Technology Yes
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Inverter Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,400
Axis Horizontal
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate TBD
Door Rim Glass/Chrome
Door Cover Black Tinted Cover
Door Opening 13.8"
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings TBD
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
ACCESSORIES
Hose Included Yes
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 24" x 33 1/2" x 25 1/4" (45"D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 26" x 35 3/4" x 27 3/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 147.7 lbs / 156.5 lbs
WARRANTY
UPC 048231016971

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Fuel: Electric

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 24"
  • Height: 33 1/2"
  • Depth: 25 1/4"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 2.3 cu. ft.
  • Steam Cycle: No

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4.5 out of 5

91% of reviewers recommend this product.

Easy to use

DBCx 8/16/2018

We bought this model because of space considerations but have been happy with it so far. The settings are clear and simple to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So relieved

audreyr 8/11/2018

I was forced into this purchase because of venting issues in our condo when we had to move to a vent-less dryer. I had been told to hold on to our old combo-top-loading washer as long as we could because it was a dependable workhorse. So I faced this washer with trepidation. I have been relieved and surprised with how nicely this unit operates. I know this sounds luke-warm and I dont mean that as I have given it an excellent rating. The clothes are clean the cycles are no longer than my old unit and I like the multiple setting options much better than my old limited machine.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Smart Washer great buy

FranRod 7/30/2018

Ive had this about a few weeks and so far its been a great buy. The washing seems superb and Ive had no issue with it. Its a huge upgrade from my old washer. I now have the matching set and Im satisfied.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very Quiet

chungs168 7/16/2018

I bought this machine less than a month and so far im very happy. Its very quiet and fits perfect for tight space. Looks great and easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love My New Washer

Devlin66 7/5/2018

Ive had this washer a few weeks now and Im very happy with it. Its smaller than I expected but that works fine for me because I live in a condo and have limited space. My clothes come out fresh and clean every time. And I like that it has an extra hot water setting as well as a small load cycle. I leave the washer door open when not in use to avoid the mildew smell that others complain about. If I had to say anything negative about it it would be that it vibrates during the faster spin cycles even with it being level and that causes the floor and walls to rattle a bit. But I live on the 2nd floor so it wouldnt be a problem if it was on a cement floor like in a garage. But still I think its hardly worth complaining about given how happy I am with the washer overall.

Yes, I recommend this product

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All of the Bells and whistles plus more

Igt2bme 6/24/2018

We bought this washer to fit into a small space and I absolutely Love this washer. It has all of the bells and whistles one would want and more. It even plays a tune when the wash is done. How convenient

Yes, I recommend this product

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A wonderful washer

bester2 6/6/2018

Ever since we got our new LG washer we have put it to use almost everyday. We couldnt be happier.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good washer for RV

ja1800 5/14/2018

I bought this to replace the washer in my RV. Like all front-loaders it shakes during spin but is much better than the one it replaced. Seems to do a good job cleaning the clothes using very little water. It has a good selection of cycles and options. There arent many choices at this size but I would still buy this one. It is slightly deeper than the original washer which required me to modify the cabinet it is in but it was worth the work.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent compact washer

Phil C 5/12/2018

Bought this washer in April of 2018 so far its been excellent. The washer takes up the same space as a dishwasher. Its efficient and relatively quiet. It can make a little bit of noise and vibrate during the spin cycle so it is essential to make sure the machine is level and that the load is balanced. The spin cycle gets a lot of the water out so it doesnt take too long to dry your clothes. Its also important to dry any water on the door and gasket which you dont have to do with a top loader but that can be done at the end of the day and its worth doing it to prevent any moldy smell.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good machine - well made

slamin sam 5/12/2018

machine runs very well but must be leveled to exact tolerance - if this is done you will be very happy. washer runs quietly and very well when all set-up instructions are followed.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful Machine

John5861 4/19/2018

What an amazing little machine this is. I was nervous going from a full-size washer and large vented dryer to this unit but the capacity is remarkable. I can wash 4-6 pairs of jeans 4-6 towels or a normal load of color or white laundry. A couple of my shirts do come out a bit more wrinkled than before but thats what an iron is for. The vast majority of clothes come out soft and wrinkle free. The ability to set this machine to run and then come home to clean dry laundry is amazing. Thanks for another great product LG

Yes, I recommend this product

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So convenient

DeeBee59 4/19/2018

I bought this washer when I wasnt able to fit my old full-sized combo into the little house Id bought. Was concerned that its small size would make me have to wash every day. But it doesnt and I LOVE IT Also am happy that its Energy Star rated. Its very efficient does a great job of cleaning takes loads of 6 pr. jeans or a set of queen sized sheets in its stride. And this is a quiet washer with little or no vibration no thanks to the uneven floors in this old house. It was an expensive set but I think its well worth it. THANK YOU LG

Yes, I recommend this product

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overall satisfaction

ABCDE1234FG 4/10/2018

Purchased this washer for my elderly parent. Older house narrow stairways. Washer is easy to use and does a very good job washing smaller loads. Very little vibration do in part to being on a concrete floor. Parent is very satisfied which in part makes me even more satisfied. Much improvement over older front loader. This washer does exactly what it was designed to do.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It fits

noname19 4/9/2018

Nice machine with a solid range of features for its size. It is on the expensive side but compact options are limited in the US and this was the best value I could find. So far so good.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Compact but Great

Snow72 3/24/2018

I bought this washer 1 month and A half ago for a rental condo. I was very concerned about its compact size and performance but my tenant has assured me that the washer is working excellent for her

Yes, I recommend this product

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Efficient

MNY18 3/3/2018

Overall I am happy with my new LG compact front load washer. Pros: - meets my height limit while providing good capacity for an average load. - very effective final spin for water removal - fairly quiet - easy controls - pleasant sounding alarm - overall nice visual appeal Cons: - too efficient with water. - very loud during water filling step. Borderline scary but not for long - lack of bleach load compartment - has moved forward a bit after a few use

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nothing but problems

Debbie bd 3/2/2018

Ive had this machine two years and am having one problem after another. I will never buy an LG product again

No, I do not recommend this product

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So Far So Good

SDJaebird 2/18/2018

So far I love my new washer. Its compact yet has a pretty good sized drum. Its pretty quiet and I love that it balances its self very well. Its has several washing modes and my clothes come out cleaner with the LG than my last unit.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Debra59 1/28/2018

I have had this less than a month and I love it. The convenience and ease is great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good product

GUyn 1/10/2018

The product is good overall you can only put small loads at a time because of the size. Other than that works fine

Yes, I recommend this product

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Happy

LAR5 12/13/2017

My son bought this washer for me in October 2017 I am very hap holds more than I thought it would.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet Operating Machine

tucker1 12/6/2017

This machine replaced an older front load that had worn out. We had to schedule wash loads around other activities because of the noise. With this machine you can have a conversation beside the machine while it it spinning The machine has lots of features and the clothes are reasonably dry when removed from the machine. Very satisfied.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love this washer

aajad 10/31/2017

I was initially apprehensive about buying a small washing machine but the small space in my new house meant it was my only choice. Im so glad I did. Love this washer. It cleans clothes perfectly is quiet and very little vibration. Highly recommended.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good choice.

drKK 10/29/2017

Bought this washing machine due to space limitations. Smaller load capacity than previous one but still will fit most laundry except probably a couple of items. Overall quiet. Good features to choose from to run the load. But several things that are supposed to be cleaned intermittently that will add time to maintain it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice machine

Tusk 10/20/2017

I bought this machine in March 2017. No problems yet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Cleans

Mushroom 9/22/2017

Ive had my washer for quite sometime now and enjoy most of the different cycles to choose from. I would like the high spin cycle to spin dry more and to have a spin cycle only. The rubber gasket needs much attention because of the high humidity here so once my wash cycle is complete I dry out the tub and gasket and occasionally use a chlorine solution to clean out the gaskets of black gunk.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great I love it wonderful product

Bjknapp 9/22/2017

I am so so so so happy I purchased the front loader washer I have not one complaint about it

Yes, I recommend this product

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I love doing my laundry

DOTSY ANN 9/22/2017

I am saving on electricity. The W/D is so good looking. It is perfect for my vacation home in FL

Yes, I recommend this product

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Horrible Smell left on clothes

LoriJean 9/22/2017

We have had this machine for 11 years. Unfortunately I think we bought when front-loaders were somewhat new to the industry because it leaves our clothes with a bad-smell...Like a moldy damp odor. We have to leave the door open when not in use so the interior can dry out. I have tried many solutions to remove the build-up on the outside of the interior tunnel but nothing seems to work. I will say that switching to a powder detergent has cut back on the bad odor.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Excellent machine

Richmond rd 9/22/2017

Bought a year ago excellent performance sturdy and energy efficient

Yes, I recommend this product

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Front loader

Liner 9/22/2017

This is my second one in 3 years and not very happy. Have to wipe rim and rubber basket after every wash to prevent mold. Have to stand and wait for spin cycle to prevent damaging drum which is what happened before.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Features

Big Ale 9/22/2017

I bought this washer and dryer 4 years ago. I am very happy with them.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works as well as the larger washers

judij 9/22/2017

I had another brand front load 24machine that gave me nothing but trouble. Since acquiring my LG several months ago I have not had one problem and for a small machine it can handle almost any load. Its perfect for my small condo.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome washer.

chemathtry 9/22/2017

This is my second LG washer the previous was in a home that we sold. Extremely happy with the washer. It uses a minimum amount of water yet gets clothes exceptionally clean. Very gentle on my clothes as well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Lg front load washer

pappy 123 9/22/2017

Had this washer for over 7 years. Gets a lot of use. Never had a problem.

Yes, I recommend this product

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