LG Water Plus Front Load Washing Machine

Last updated: November 24, 2021

Living in a small apartment or condo doesn't have to mean weekly visits to a laundromat. This front load washing machine is just 2.3 Cu. Ft. and stacks nicely with the company's matching dryer. Even though it's smaller in size, it doesn't sacrifice where extra features are concerned. You'll still get nine different wash cycles, a sanitary cycle and a SenseClean Sensor.

We looked at the top Front Load Washing Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Front Load Washing Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Save space with this washer, which has 10 different settings and a SenseClean Sensor.

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the LG Water Plus Front Load Washing Machine placed 8th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

2.3 Cu. Ft. White Stackable Front Load Washer – Energy Star

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This LG offers mediocre performance in many of its key areas. Yes, it’s very gentle on fabrics and highly water-efficient.
One thing that we really love about this front load washing machine is that there are 14 different washing programs in it. This includes five different temperature settings which will enable you to clean or soften your fabrics.
Moreover, it comes with 14 different washing programs from which you can choose the one depending upon the fabric you are washing. There are five different temperature settings as well, which allows you to clean or soften your clothes.
My house is very old and the previous owners built a back porch over the basement opening. Since then (47 years) I have had to get small washing machines and dryers. It has become increasingly difficult to get these smaller appliances that can hold at least more than 2-3 shirts. The LG compact washer is great! It has ample room for doing a regular wash load and it fits through our basement door! I do not ordinarily like tons of options on washing machines (I believe I'm a reincarnated Puritan), but this washer is pretty decent.
The LG WM1388HW 2.3 Cu. Ft. White Stackable Front Load Washer - Energy Star is probably more well-liked than your typical washing machine, which can be good because you know that it is most likely a good one.
LG WM1388HW is easy to clean and maintain. The NSF certified sanitary cycle does a great job to keep clean the machine easily.

What reviewers didn't like

Noise is just good.
However, if you don’t have much space to play with, then you may have to give this machine a pass.
This is the noisiest machine in 50 years
The high spin cycles do tend to vibrate
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