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LG - 3.6 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Washer and 6-Cycle Dryer Combo - White

This LG WM3987HW washer and dryer combo is ideal for limited space situations where no external venting source is available, and the full-size 3.6 cu. ft. tub means you won't have to compromise on capacity.
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Questions & Answers for LG - 3.6 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Washer and 6-Cycle Dryer Combo - White

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Is this washer/dryer combo recommended for use with a family of 3 or 4?

I will be doing an average of 6 loads of laundry per week, is this product able to handle that volume?
3 years, 10 months ago
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Nicole
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Yes, It will do fine. Just plan on extended drying times and perhaps do your laundry overnight and/or while at work.

Cheers!
3 years, 9 months ago
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Beks
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San Jose, CA
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Yes. I have a family of 4 but I was on strike for a washer. Once my washer/dryer was delivered I had to wash 4 huge loads of clothes...it holds large loads. It also has a setting for big/bulky. Just washed my sons heavy comforter last night. Came out fresh, clean and dry.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Yes it can be used for a family of 3 or 4. It is designed to be used at night or while at work because it takes upto 4 hours to dry. It is a very energy efficient model.

I hope this answers your Question.
3 years, 10 months ago
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I see that a dryer cord is required , does it have a hook up to hook the washer to the sink?

3 years, 10 months ago
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The dryer cord is actually a standard grounded 110 cord, included and connected to the unit. It does NOT require an additional cord, even though the website says it does.

It does NOT come with special hookups to hook the washer to a sink. It took some fancy and creative thinking, and adapters that could be found at Home Depot or Orchard Supply Hardware, but I hooked mine up like a dishwasher. Basically, I had to "create" new water inlet hoses because the ones included were too short for my needs and wouldn't connect under my sink. We used 10' braided stainless steel hoses intended for ice machines and fittings to make one end fit the washer and the other end fit a splitter under my sink.

I have my washer draining into my garbage disposal, just like a washing machine. Super convenient!
3 years, 9 months ago
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Beks
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San Jose, CA
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If you have an average socket with the extra hole this will suffice for this washer. I live in an apartment bldg and I was told to purchase a 3-prong plug which was too big for my socket...I didn't need it and my washer works fine. Just make sure your home has enough electrical power on the circuit line used.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Does this machine have wheels to move it to the sink for hookup?

3 years, 10 months ago
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you can purchase a mobile kit that includes them but that would comprimise the spin balance and might roll across the floor just get longer hoses a garden hose would even work
3 years, 4 months ago
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wgreegor
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answer 2
No. (Though that would be a GREAT addition!)
3 years, 9 months ago
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Beks
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San Jose, CA
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answer 3
No it does not and it is very sturdy and heavy.
3 years, 10 months ago
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dryer voltage

Is the dryer 120 volt hook-up.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Standard Grounded 110 power cord. Same as most normal household electronics.
3 years, 9 months ago
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San Jose, CA
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answer 2
The Electrical Requirements for the WM3987HW is 120V, 12 Amps
3 years, 9 months ago
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how much water use on largest load?

3 years, 8 months ago
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i use it in my apt and do one very large load a day (fam of four) and my landlord hasnt noticed any extra water usage yet but she knew when i had a leaking faucet and came right over to fix by the way they pay utilities
3 years, 4 months ago
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Most front load washers use appx 10-15 gallons per load. I would guess 15 gallons.
3 years, 5 months ago
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San Jose, CA
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How long does it take to wash and dry?

If I put a normal load of clothes in, how long until they are finished and dry?
3 years, 8 months ago
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emmy111
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ex. i put 7 towels 4 pairs of jeans and two days worth of my kids clothes plus whatever else was around dry and folded two clothes baskets full about 4.5 to 5 hours
3 years, 4 months ago
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If you use the "damp" dry setting, it takes about 2.5 hours to wash and dry. *Most* loads come out slightly damp, but after I shake the clothes out and all the steam evaporates from them, they are usually dry enough to hang up for fold and put away. The "normal" dry setting takes about 5 hours to wash and dry, with plenty of dryness for just about everything. I have never used the "more" dry setting.

One thing that helps is make sure the washer isn't packed full. Make sure the washer is not so full that the clothes can't tumble freely. If its not overloaded, the clothes aren't very wrinkled. If the washer is packed super full, the clothes come out pretty wrinkled and need ironed.
3 years, 5 months ago
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why no measurement higt & lenght,because i like put in kitchen

3 years, 8 months ago
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You can find the dimension on the LG website:

Width
27"
Height
38 11/16"
Depth
29 3/4"
Depth with Door Open
51"
3 years, 8 months ago
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how does the dryer vent and where does the lint go?

3 years, 6 months ago
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no vent at all the heat just radiates from the unit as far as lint it mostly stays with the clothes and around the seal no biggie though just give your clothes a shake and use a wet paper towel around the seal in between loads i guarantee you wont regret this thing had mine for 6 months and ill say this is the best thing ever
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 2
The dryer is listed as "ventless". It does not have standard venting. There is a tiny little vent at the top near the back of the machine, about 2 inches in diameter.

The lint tends to collect around the rubber seal of the washer. I use a rag to clean it off right after every dry cycle. It is much easier to wipe while slightly damp. There is no lint trap like a traditional dryer, but I would love to see one. There is a wet lint trap like standard front load washers that gets emptied once a month.
3 years, 5 months ago
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Sink hookup

I don't have a washer/dryer hookup in my condo. Rather than attach the water hoses to the plumbing permanently, can I attach a hose to my sink's faucet to get the water when I'm doing the wash, and have the drain hose just go into my sink for draining? That way, the washer/dryer would only be attached to a water source when I'm actually doing a load of laundy (which prevents the risk of flooding my downstairs neighbors by having a hose leak or other issue when the washer is unattended).
3 years, 4 months ago
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Wilmington, DE
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yes you can i recomend the lg portable kit it includes an amazing quick connect for your faucet just like an air coupling for an air compressor just make if you use this you set your washer/dryer on cold water and use the faucet for your desired water temp i had the faucet kit now for 3 months no leaks i love it
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3 years, 4 months ago
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wgreegor1
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Difference between LG3987HW and LG3455HW

These two washer/dryer combo units are the same price, but one is 4.2cu, the other 2.7cu. Since they cost the same, it seems to make more sense to get the one that holds the bigger load. Possibly putting less clothes into the larger machine would make drying faster. I don't see any major differences in the features for these two units. Are there any benefits to the smaller unit over the larger one, other than a minor difference in the amount of space it takes up?
3 years, 4 months ago
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no just the actual dimensions you'll be glad you went with the 4.2
3 years, 4 months ago
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wgreegor1
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Check out the Compare Tool on LG.com for an in-depth comparison between models. It can be found on the product page towards the bottom. Click "Add to Compare"

http://www.lg.com/us/appliances/washer-dryer-combos/LG-steam-washer-WM3987HW.jsp
3 years, 4 months ago
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