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3.6 | 34 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
ACCESSORIES
Hose Included Yes
APPEARANCE
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Touch LED Display Yes
CAPACITY
Capacity 2.3 cu. ft.
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
4-Tray Dispenser Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
LoadSense Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
DIMENSIONS/CLEARANCES/WEIGHTS
Carton (WxHxD) 26" x 35 3/4" x 27 3/4"
Product (WxHxD) 24" x 33 1/2" x 25 1/4" (45"D with door open)
Weight (Product/Carton) 147.7 lbs / 156.5 lbs
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Available Colors White (W)
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Door Cover Black Tinted Cover
Door Opening 13.8"
Door Rim Glass/Chrome
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Top Plate TBD
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Axis Horizontal
Max RPM 1,400
Motor Speed Variable
Motor Type Inverter Direct Drive Motor
POWER SOURCE
Ratings TBD
SMARTTHINQ® TECHNOLOGY
NFC Tag On Technology Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
SUMMARY
Design Style Front Loader
WARRANTY/UPC
UPC 048231016971
WASH PROGRAMS
No. of Soil Levels 3
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,400 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps (5) Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
Internal Heater Yes
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

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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3.6 out of 5

58% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Washed clothes = DIRTY CLOTHES

LoGarf 7/17/2020

I concur with a fellow reviewer - Ive had this washer machine for almost a year and Im very unhappy. My experience has been a bit different - 1 It does NOT DO an adequate job cleaning the laundry 2 it DOES NOT DO a good for removing odors and stains. 3 Because the drum is small this model is not good for cleaning bath and bed linen. 4 This washer machine is loud 5 The stackable dryer door opens opposite to the washer door with no option to relocate the door to the other side of the opening so when stacked the washer door open opposite from the dryer which I could deal with -- if the washer cleaned clothes.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Lighted dial or not

Imarriedamonkee 7/5/2020

This is the second machine Ive been delivered in two weeks by Home Depot. The first one would only work on the cotton cycle it would not select any other cycle. Spoke with an LG tech on the phone and they said indeed there was a problem with that machine. That machine was returned and I received a new one. On this latest machine when I turn the dial only some of the lights illuminate the cycles. Is this normal for this model? I read nothing in the manual about this. I was on the phone with Home Depot for over two hours yesterday - on hold and finally just gave up.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Avoid This Model

MizKaynice 4/30/2020

This is my second LG front loading washer machine. My previous one is model #LG WM3170CW. I loved my first LG washer machine however I could not take it with me because I moved from an apartment to a house. My current laundry room space is limited therefore I thought this compact LG washer machine would be the best fit. Ive had this washer machine for almost a 1 1/2 years and Im very unhappy with it for the following reasons: 1 It does an adequate job cleaning the laundry it is not good for removing odors and stains. 2 Because the drum is small this model is not good for cleaning bath and bed linen. 3 During the spin cycle if the load is not a certain weight the machine dances across the floor. 4 This washer machine is loud I can hear it on the second floor of my home. The laundry room is located on the first floor. 5 This particular model does not have a pedestal therefore the user almost have to get down on their knees to add/remove a load which is very uncomfortable. I called Home Depot 2 weeks after my purchase inquiring about exchanging the compact washer machine for a larger model. Because I was given misinformation by a Home Depot representative I missed my opportunity to exchange my current LG washer machine for a larger machine. I am now on the market for a larger LG washer machine.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Replacing a large top loader

Rereader 3/19/2020

Weve only been using this washer for a week replacing a large top loader. This is smaller--it fits neatly under the countertop and doesnt protrude into the room--but although it is slower than the top loader it is much quieter it lets me know when its done it lets me customize the settings which I love and so far hasnt given me any trouble. I do see that I will need to take care to wipe out both the drum/gasket and the detergent dispenser but otherwise we are happy so far
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Smart Washer

Vivywho 1/24/2020

I had to buy a new washer as my old belt driven washer finally had a fatal breakdown. Timing was not good but I sprung for a brand new machine. It is state of the art and beautiful as well as very efficient
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

still leaning about the features

queens person 1/17/2020

i am touching the screen and nothing happens. please help.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Working well.

Melinda1 1/11/2020

Bought a few weeks ago I wanted a small compact washer for under the counter.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

makes so much noise on spin

Nanou 12/7/2019

on high spin cycle the machine shakes and rattles a lot. The drain pump is made of plastic and most of the noise on the last spin comes from there as per video attached. On the video the spin level is on high but there is a level up that I dont even want to try. I added a felt piece to isolate the pipe line from the plastic ceiling and a sheet of bubble wrap that kind of help isolate the sound but it helps only a little. If you have a house and your laundry area is in the basement yes I will recommend the machine for its easy to use and multi functions but if you live in a small apartment I absolutely do not recommend this washer unless you dont mind 10 mns of racket..
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

small in size

Dpel 12/4/2019

Purchased to replace a failed washer of another brand . Needed compact size to fit in space. Works better than old unit amazingly quiet. Great value for the price
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great machine for an apartment

BrucetheBuilder 11/8/2019

We have owned this machine over a year and absolutely love it. We got the condensing dryer as well. It does an amazing job and is quiet. We live in a small apartment and I built a closet area to stack the 2 machines.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

You will spend more time washing the washer

yourwashingmachinestinks 11/6/2019

There is a reason why top loading washers were invented and this machine is it. If you want mold washed into your laundry buy this one. The soap drawer has to be removed and cleaned frequently when you remove the drawer look into the space it came out of and you will see mold in all the little tracks and crannies in there too water lint and pet hair get trapped between the rubber gasket and the machine rim so water trickles out during the cycles and the machine smells unless it is left open all the time - and sometimes even then - and the door sitting open gets in the way of everything else. I cannot WAIT TO GET RID OF THIS ANNOYING MACHINE. The only nice thing about it is the charming little tune it plays when the cycle is finished but that doesnt make me want to keep it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Bcheers 11/6/2019

Ive owned this washer for 1 year and while washing clothes the glass on the front of the door broke.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great looking great features

Carol A 10/16/2019

Installed in my Redwood 5th Wheel. Ready to go for the winter season. Have not used yet but will file a future review.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Gerry Bush 9/22/2019

I love everything about this washer especially the size.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

My Review

wilbur40 7/25/2019

The overall wash time is too long and after the final spin the clothes are still wet. I have to put extra time on my dryer. I dont see any energy savings
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2 Stars

Leaking water

Bryan1473 5/23/2019

I had this only 6 years and the bottom start leaking water
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

much better than we expected

B and C 5/22/2019

We bought the matched washer and dryer about 10 months ago on special price at Lowes to replace our aging Whirlpool. We love the smaller size for the two of us and they can be hard to find in stores. Both the washer and dryer have out preformed what we expected. They handle any items we have washed it them with excellent results.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Perfect size and works beautifully..

Annie149 5/9/2019

My house is very old and the previous owners built a back porch over the basement opening. Since then 47 years I have had to get small washing machines and dryers. It has become increasingly difficult to get these smaller appliances that can hold at least more than 2-3 shirts. The LG compact washer is great It has ample room for doing a regular wash load and it fits through our basement door I do not ordinarily like tons of options on washing machines I believe Im a reincarnated Puritan but this washer is pretty decent.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Loving it so far

patty321 5/7/2019

I havent had my washer very long but so far I am extremely pleased with it I havent used all the cycles but for my everyday clothes and towels the washer has done an excellent job. The high spin cycles do tend to vibrate but the medium speed has worked well even on the towels so I use the low/medium spin speeds. So far so good. And for anyone who has used the compact washers in the past believe me when I say they have gotten so much better For condo and apartment dwellers with limited space this washer works great and I am very happy with it and with the LG brand and quality
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

reenie68 4/20/2019

I love this washer. Although I had to get a small washer that would fit under the counter it has a good load capacity. I love all the different options and how quietly it operates. As an added bonus its pretty to look at. I also love the pretty little tune it plays to signal the load is done. Great washer.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Nice but want to reverse the doors

Me too 2 4/18/2019

Its a nice set but can the doors be reversed? I have to have the washer on the right side due to the water hook up. When I open the washer door it blocks the dryer door.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great Features Water Hammer at Beginning of Cycle

NONEOFYA 3/26/2019

I have exercised it for a month - almost. Great features and options - cleans clothes well. Water hammerin first minute of cycle is a problem - short bursts of water should be mitigated with longer slower bursts.
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5 Stars

So Far So Good

SLODi 3/20/2019

Ive done about ten washes so far using various wash/temp/spin cycles. The clothes are clean and reasonably wrung out at the end of each cycle although the spin is not any better than the 16-year old machine I left at my last residence dont remember brand but it never had a single problem over those years that included one move. Im hoping this one will last as long. So glad I didnt get one of the large machines because I do not need that much capacity and this one takes up a little less space. I do 2-4 washes at a time and then I carefully remove the drawer for detergent gently dry it and the cavity it sits in and the deep groove in the door seal. Then I leave the door completely open and the drawer on top of the machine for 24 hours. The rest of the time I leave the drawer and the door slightly ajar. All this in the hope I dont get the dreaded mold Ive read about with these new front loaders. The machine is a little noisy when it is spinning but it is not a bother to me. The thing is very heavy and sits solidly on the floor without moving during wash and spin. Now that these machines are digital the cycle end sound is no longer a jarring buzz. This one has a very pleasant little ditty it sings that make me want to do a little dance on my way to take the clothes out. Im pleased with my purchase and have my fingers crossed it will last another 16 years.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love it Effiecent and simple to use.

Nzjf 3/20/2019

Since I bought this machine doing laundry has been a pleasure rather than a chore. Thank you
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Jay305 1/13/2019

I just bought this washer Im a bit confused online it says its a 4 compartment tray for your detergent but mine only has 3 compartments. Prewash main detergent fabric softener only.. I dont see how I can use regular Clorox bleach not color safe bleach. In the manual it only states that I can use color safe bleach.. what if I wanted to bleach my whites how would i do that? I tried calling customer service but I do feel like the person on the other end comprehended the concept of what regular bleach was. He just kept saying color safe bleach could be added in the main detergent compartment. I dont know if anyone else can explain how to use regular bleach in this unit without its own area for bleach to go. So as of right now unsure how Id rate the washer only had it 1 day
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Already leaking

Mmafl 1/7/2019

Less than a month old and the machine is already leaking. Have to wait more than a week for repairs.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

A little disappointed

Finno 1/4/2019

Purchased this product about a month a go and already had a problem. The machine works great but the hoses I purchased already leaked. I was lucky I was home so I could turn off the water. Call LG and the recording started due to problems the line was down please try again. I finally called a local plumber and had the hot water hose replaced. I guess the warranty is a waste. Other than that the machine appears to work great..
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

LG Washer

Kayak 9/8/2018

Great machine Many options quiet and easy to use.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

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.
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5 Stars

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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

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.
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5 Stars

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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

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
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