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Title: I am thinking of purchasing
Post by: Sherrye on February 11, 2009, 09:50:16 PM
It is the all in one LG WM3988HWA (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-WM3988HWA-%3d%3d) washer and dryer.  The dryer is ventless which is why I am thinking of this purchase.  Adding space in a small laundry room would be an added plus.  Any thoughts pro and con will be welcomed.


Title: Re: I am thinking of purchasing
Post by: Repair-man on February 12, 2009, 03:27:15 AM
Have you read some of the blogs concerning  ventless dryers?

They require more attention than a normal machine and do not dry as quickly. What you make up for in space you will spend dearly on energy use. I'm not saying LG is necessarily a bad brand, but finding servicers and parts for them can still be a challenge. Having a washer and dryer in the same cabinet means that if one fails, you can't do any laundry, whereas having them separate gives you options in case one goes down..

Here's a good topic to read:

http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-furnishings/compact-washerdryer/
Title: Re: I am thinking of purchasing
Post by: Icehouse on February 12, 2009, 08:54:07 AM
 ??? Maytag and Norge had a similar unit in the seventies.
Biggest POS.  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: I am thinking of purchasing
Post by: RegUS_PatOff on February 12, 2009, 12:58:37 PM
takes longer to dry.. 
and a complete wash/dry load may take a few hours,
and you can't start another wash load until the drying is done ...
Title: Re: I am thinking of purchasing
Post by: BrntToast on February 13, 2009, 07:56:15 PM
combo units mean more in repairs, you would never spend 400 dollars to fix the dryer you have now, but if your dryer in a combo needs 400 dollars you have to pay for the repair or throw away the washer too

the LG ventless tend to plug up alot, so after the 2+ hours you would normally wait to dry one load, you come to find all the clothes still wet, and as reg pointed out, in that 2 or so hours you havn't even washed one more sheet that you could hang to dry
Title: Re: I am thinking of purchasing
Post by: AJ on April 02, 2009, 05:34:51 PM
Hi Sherrye,

Any updates on this topic?
What did you end up buying?