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Author Topic: I am thinking of purchasing  (Read 5913 times)

Offline Sherrye

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I am thinking of purchasing
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:50:16 PM »

It is the all in one LG WM3988HWA 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.

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Re: I am thinking of purchasing
« Reply #1 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:
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Offline Icehouse

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Re: I am thinking of purchasing
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 08:54:07 AM »
 ??? Maytag and Norge had a similar unit in the seventies.
Biggest POS.  :tickedoff:
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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: I am thinking of purchasing
« Reply #3 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 ...
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Offline BrntToast

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Re: I am thinking of purchasing
« Reply #4 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
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Offline AJ

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Re: I am thinking of purchasing
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 05:34:51 PM »
Hi Sherrye,

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