Like the larger LG WM3987HW (*Est. $1,600) , the LG WM3455HW is an all-in-one washer-dryer, combining a front-loading washing machine with a condensing dryer. This 24-inch-wide model can fit into small spaces, and installation is simple: it runs on a standard 110-volt outlet, with no venting required. However, its capacity is only 2.3 cubic feet, which is smaller than a full-sized washer. Like the larger LG, this washer-dryer can take a long time to run a cycle -- anywhere from one to five hours. On the plus side, you don't need to be there during that time: You can just load in the clothes and walk away. While this model earns praise from users for its cleaning and drying performance, we saw several complaints about excessive vibration. Some users say that careful leveling and installing rubber feet under the washer's legs can alleviate this problem. We also saw some complaints that clothes come out wrinkled, although some users say this is only a problem if you overload the machine.
The LG WM3455HW does not get as many reviews from users as the larger LG WM3987HW, but we did find about 55 reviews at sites such as LivingDirect.com and AJMadison.com. However, some of the ratings on both sites are pulled from the LG website, so there is some overlap between them. We found another 10 reviews or so at Sears.com. User comments on all sites are generally positive, though not as wildly enthusiastic as those for the larger LG model.
We found about 20 reviews here for the LG WM3455HW, plus another 15 or so for the WM3455HS (the same machine with a stainless-steel finish). Overall, the washer-dryer combo earns a 4.3-star rating (out of 5) from users, who praise its cleaning and drying performance and the time-saving benefits of being able to load laundry and walk away. However, we did see some complaints about long cycle time and excessive vibration.
Review: WM3455HW - LG 15 lb Capacity Ventless Washer/Dryer Combo - White, Contributors to LivingDirect.com
We found roughly 20 reviews for the LG WM3455HW at AJMadison.com, with an overall rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. While users like this machine's compactness, quietness and cleaning performance, we saw some complaints about long drying times and confusing instructions.
Review: LG WM3455H, Contributors to AJMadison.com
The LG WM3455HW receives about 10 reviews from owners at Sears.com. Users here are less enthusiastic than at other sites, awarding the washer-dryer combo 4 stars out of a possible 5. Although they like its quietness and easy installation requirements, they are disgruntled at its long cycle time and high price tag.
Review: LG White 2.3 cu. ft. All-in-One Washer and Dryer, Contributors to Sears.com