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Green Choice

Green Choice designates washers with a lower environmental impact, based on the machine's water and energy use; its predicted reliability; and how gentle it is on your laundry.

LG WM1388HW Washing Machine
WM1388HW
This LG compact front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
External Dimensions
dimensions Height: 34 in Width: 24 in Depth: 27 in
Description
This LG compact front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased compact washers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their compact washer brand to their friends and family. 

 /  5

Test Results

Washing performance

Washing performance

This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

 /  5
Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two freezers with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

 /  5
Water efficiency

Water efficiency

This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.

 /  5
Gentleness

Gentleness

Models that earned lower scores for gentleness are more likely to treat your clothes roughly, causing wear and tear.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

This score was determined by a panel of judges who listened while machines dried a 6-pound load, judging both sound quality and volume.

 /  5
Vibration

Vibration

Reflects usage on a suspended wooden floor.

 /  5
Claimed capacity

Claimed capacity

Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior storage space.

 /  5
Cycle time

Cycle time

Our measurements of the time, rounded to the nearest five minutes, to complete the most aggressive normal cycle with our 8 lb. load. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

 /  5
Height

Height

Height is measured to the nearest tenth of an inch, excluding the antenna (folding phones are measured closed).

 /  5
Width

Width

The width of the router measured to the nearest tenth of an inch.

 /  5
Depth

Depth

The exterior depth of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch. If the washer has a door in the front, the measurement is performed with the door closed. Be sure to allow a few extra inches of clearance in the rear for hoses and connections.

 /  5

About

The LG WM1388HW is part of the Washing Machines test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Compact Washers models like the WM1388HW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Washing performance This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two freezers with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Water efficiency This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.

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