Pros / The washer dryer’s 6Motion technology provides a complete washing experience.
Cons / It doesn’t have silencing features or vibration reduction.
Verdict / The LG WM3477HW is a solid machine with a complete set of cycles. It remains compact enough to fit in a tight space, even with all of its features.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
The LG WM3477HW washer dryer combo is a compact unit that fits in small dwellings like apartments, condos and cabins. This all-in-one washer dryer uses LG’s 6Motion technology, which means the drum combines six different motions during a wash cycle. This keeps the drum even and helps the machine eliminate stains in all areas of the load. It also limits the amount of water each load uses, making it one of the best washer dryers in terms of energy use.
This LG has an extensive number of washing cycles, a full range of drying cycles and a bright digital display.
This combination washer dryer had the second largest drum we tested but is still compact enough to store away in a closet. The LG’s length and width is about 2 square feet, and it’s a little less than three feet tall. The front door to the drum is large with a transparent window, making it easy to load and see the machine working.
The LG comes with nine different washer settings. That’s not the highest number of the machines we reviewed, but it’s more than sufficient. One concern you might have is that the unit doesn’t allow you to change the soil level. If you have heavier, soiled clothes, you can choose the proper preprogrammed cycle, but you don’t have the same level of control that the best washer dryer combo we reviewed offers.
The LG WM3477HW has a variety of washing and drying cycles. For washing, it includes the most common cycles and comes with choices for more specific needs. The machine has a self-clean option, so you have one less chore you need to worry about. There is also the option to sanitize a load, which is perfect for a children’s blankets and toys. A special “white” cycle is not available, though a regular load with bleach should still work fine.
The front display on this washer dryer combo has an easy-to-read timer showing you how soon your load will be done. It’s not as complete as other displays, and other features are displayed with small LED lights instead of dynamic words. The unit uses a mix of controls. A large knob does most of the work, but special cycles are set with buttons along the right side of the machine.
The washer dryer combo offers load sense, which is a special function that limits the amount of water the machine uses. When you put a load into the drum, the machine can sense the weight and capacity of the load and change the water level accordingly. It doesn’t have vibration reduction, so it can get loud if you overload it. Still, the 6Motion technology helps to keep the load even in the drum. When the load is complete, you hear a loud beep, which can’t be silenced.
The LG website is full of support options. A full PDF of the manual is available on the main page, and the product support page is easy to find on the right hand side. Customer service is available at all times, and live chat is open on the weekdays.
One major advantage this washer dryer combo offers is an extensive warranty. The motor is covered for 10 years, and the wash drum is covered for the life of the machine. The majority of these appliances are only covered for one year.
The LG WM3477HW is nearly perfect but lacks a few cycles and doesn’t have extra features to limit the noise of a busy machine. The 6Motion technology made it one of our best reviewed machines at pure cleaning, and its large door makes for an easy loading experience. The warranty is by far one of the best available. This is a solid machine for your small apartment or condo and a perfect fit if you’re looking for a compact washer dryer with a small footprint.