Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo
  • 4.2 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • Ventless Condensing Drying
  • TurboWash? Technology
  • LG Steam Technology
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • LG SideKick? Compatible
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Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo
$ 1,499.00
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*1. Compared to an LG front load washer without TurboWash?. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.


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  • Capacity
    4.2 cu. ft.
    Design Style
    Front Loader / Front Control
  • Type of Display
    Number of Dry Programs
  • Easy Loading Tilt Tub
    Delay Wash
  • Limited Warranty
    1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    27” x 38 11/16” x 29 3/4”
  • Drying System
    Ventless Condensing
  • Number of Wash Programs
    Number of Wash/Rinse Temps
  • Dial-A-Cycle?
    Spin Speed (Max)
    1300 RPM
  • Capacity (cu.ft.)
    DOE 4.2
    Standard Depth


  • UPC


  • Cabinet
    Painted Steel
    Control Panel
  • Door Rim
    Top Plate
    Painted Metal
  • Drum
    NeveRust? Stainless Steel
    Transparent Door Glass


  • Ratings
    UL Listed
    Electrical Requirements / Type
    120V, 12 Amps / Electric


  • Motor Type / Motor Speed
    Direct Drive / Variable


  • SenseClean? System
    Sensor Dry


  • LoDecibel? Quiet Operation
    Tray Dispenser
    4 --Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Softener
  • Child Lock
    Tub Light
    White LED
  • Auto Suds Removal
    Forced Drain System
  • Status Indicator(s)
    Internal Water Heater
  • End of Cycle Beeper
    TrueBalance? Anti-Vibration System
  • Leveling Legs
    4 Adjustable


  • Wash Programs
    Cotton/Normal, Tub Clean, Bulky/Bedding, Heavy Duty, Speed Wash, Delicates, BrightWhites?, Download
    Wash/Rinse Temps
    Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
  • No. of Water Levels
    Auto-adjusts to load size
    No. of Soil Level
  • Options
    Soak, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash (up to 19 hrs), Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, ColdWash?, StainCare?, Water Plus, Add Garments, PreWash
    Dry Programs: Manual Times Dry
    30, 60, 90, 120 mins
  • Dry Programs: Sensor Dry
    More Dry, Normal Dry, Damp Dry, Low Temp Dry


  • Height
    38 11/16"
    29 3/4"
  • Depth with Door Open
    Weight (Product)
    211 lbs.
  • Weight (Shipping)
    225.8 lbs

What people are saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what we needed! We have limited space in our condo and previously had a stacked combo washer/dryer unit which took up most of the space in our bathroom closet. The LG freed up a lot of space which we have utilized for storage. It works very well and clothes come out clean. There is a chemical smell associated when removing clean clothes but it does not linger, or your nose gets used to it, but it is not a deal breaker. My only real criticism is that some clothes get wrinkled, even if removed quickly, but that again is something we can easily live with. One criticism I have seen in some of the reviews is that the clothes come out wet or damp - I have never found this and in fact I usually adjust the dry setting to "damp" as I think this can help with the wrinkling issue. When I pull the clothes out they feel damp, but it is just the result of the steam drying I believe, and as soon as you shake the items out they feel perfectly dry. I would recommend to anyone needing to free up space and who doesn't mind the wash/dry cycle being longer than normal - a complete wash usually takes about 3-4 hours depending on quantity of clothes.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convenient We've had ours for about a month and I'm glad we made the purchase. Pros: Convenient, quicker (compared to forgetting to move clothes from washer to dryer which we did constantly), washes thoroughly, lots of useful settings, ability to wash only, easy to use, and large capacity (if washing only). Cons: Smell of clothes from drying process (not unpleasant or pleasant, but distracting), takes longer than conventional washer/dryer cycles combined, and can only fill halfway if you are drying and don't want clothes to be super wrinkly. Tips: Wash loads that are similar items (like all towels), remove items immediately upon finish to avoid wrinkles (important for conventional dryers too, but even more important for all-in-ones because of some moisture in the drying process), don't forget to select drying if you want to it to dry (not selected by default), and be patient with the learning process (it's better, but definitely different).
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Machine!! I bought this unit during the Black Friday sale and it is the BEST gift I could possibly have received this year! I live in a very small house and love that this is both a washer and a dryer - and that it has a large load capacity. There is a slight odor that comes from the drying cycle during the first few uses, but it does go away after that. I would buy this unit again in a heartbeat and recommend it highly!! Fabulous!
Date published: 2019-12-30
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Since I already have a vent can I use it with this unit? Also does this unit come in silver or stainless steel exterios color?

Asked by: LaurieMK
The LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA is a Ventless Condensing Drying unit and there is no way to connect it to a vent or for it to work with a vent. It is only available in white...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-10-24

can I use dryer sheets?

Asked by: yiayiaj
Dryer sheets can be used with the LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-10-17

My clothes are really wrinkled after drying, I have tried doing small loads and trying to take them out right after the machine finishes the dry cycle but it is too hot, is there a setting to just tumble dry clothes after the drying cycle?

Asked by: Twee
Press the “Power” button!  Load wet clothes!  Press “Dry” button and close  dryer door!  Dryer button is best in normal position!  Dryer will sense approximate time!  Place Spin Speed to “No Spin” position and activate with >|| button!  Machine will highlight drying time in digital display!
Answered by: Kimbologabong
Date published: 2019-09-13

Does the combo washer dryer allow you to fo a wash without activating the drying feature?  There are occasions where we won’t want to machine dry. 

Asked by: Bob33603
The LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA can be set to just wash without activating the dryer. The unit has a DRY button on it that you press to select a dry cycle and enable drying. If you are not looking to dry, then you need not press the button...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-09-10

What version/generation is this machine currently? Is a newer generation to be released within the next two years?

Asked by: Dude01
There currently isn't a newer version/generation of the LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA and regrettably, LG has not made any official announcements about if a newer generation is to be released within the next two years...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-07-30

Can you use dryer balls with this combo?

Asked by: j1234n
Dryer balls come in a variety of materials and sizes. The most popular type of dryer balls are wool dryer balls, but there are also plastic variants and rubber variants. The theory behind how wool dryer balls work is that they help prevent laundry from clumping in the dryer. The balls also retain the heat they receive on the dryer and boost the drying process. This way, laundry dries more efficiently and faster, thus reducing drying times in your load of laundry. Additionally, wool dryer balls help to soften fabrics when used in the dryer. The balls continually agitate against the fibers in clothes and linens. So, after a (shorter) drying cycle, your clothes would also be soft to the touch. When used properly, dryer balls can even take care of static cling. For them to work properly, they need space; they need room. This means that wool dryer balls work more efficiently with medium to small-sized loads. They can be thrown into the tub with your clothes in the LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA during the drying cycle. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions for their use...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-07-23

Need a replacement drain pump for this machine. Does LG sell the part? 

Asked by: Anonymous
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, Encompass Parts. Their contact number, for placing orders and pricing information, is 866-779-7906. You can also use their website, at https://www.encompassparts.com/ ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-07-10

Is there an option to vent this dryer 

Asked by: Gh12345
Regrettably, there is no option to vent the LG Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo, Model # WM3997HWA...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-06-06
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