Sometimes, there is simply not enough space to have separate washing and drying machines. This is when the LG WM3997HWA becomes a serious option to consider. It has a larger drum than most washer/dryer combos and it offers a lot of useful options for both functions.
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Pro Steam cycles for deep cleaning
Like many advanced LG washing machines, this unit has cycles that use steam to deep clean the laundry, destroy germs and eliminate unwanted odors.
Pro Drying and washing options for every need
This is one of the most complete washer/dryer units available today. While other similar appliances only include the basic washing and drying settings, this unit offers many options. It has 14 different washer cycles and lets you control the temperature and soil level. When it comes to drying, it has various cycles and allows you to set the temperature and drying level: this way, you can safely dry a variety of materials.
Pro You can take care of the laundry in your sleep
Since this machine can both automatically wash and dry your clothes, without your intervention, you can do full laundry cycles while you sleep. You won't even be disturbed by the sound of the machine running, since it has special sensors that detects vibration and, based on their readings, slows down the drum to allow the load to settle out, if needed. Also, sound signals are automatically disabled, so you won’t get woken up unexpectedly.
Con Cannot be filled to full capacity if clothes are to be dried completely
The clothes will not dry completely if the drum is filled to the brim. To get the best results, it should be filled approximately 2/3 of the capacity, allowing clothes to tumble freely.
Con A complete cycle takes a long time
Like with most combo units, it takes a long time to finish a complete cycle from dirty laundry to ready-to-wear clothes. It can take as long as 4 hours for just one load, as it adjusts the time automatically based on how filled the machine is. On the other hand, you don’t need to transfer the wet laundry washer to dryer.