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OWNER'S MANUAL

WASHING MACHINE

Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before operating and
keep it handy for reference at all times.
WM3488H*
MFL63288674
www.lg.com

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  • Page 1: Washing Machine

    OWNER’S MANUAL WASHING MACHINE Please read this owner’s manual thoroughly before operating and keep it handy for reference at all times. WM3488H* www.lg.com MFL63288674...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS - Wash+Dry: A Small Load which Can Be PRODUCT FEATURES Tumble Dried - Drain+Spin: Drain and Spin Only IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Cycle Modifier Buttons BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Setting Options Before Cycle GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS - Soil Level SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION - Temp.
  • Page 3: Product Features

    PRODUCT FEATURES PRODUCT FEATURES INVERTER DIRECT-DRIVE MOTOR The inverter direct drive motor, which is directly connected to the drum, is capable of producing multiple distinct motions for optimal wash performance with very little noise and vibration. The motor assembly also contains fewer moving parts, resulting in fewer repairs. SMART DIAGNOSIS™...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE WARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, or electric shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death. Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
  • Page 5: Grounding Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE WARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, or electric shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded.
  • Page 6: Safety Instructions For Installation

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE WARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, or electric shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic...
  • Page 7: Safety Instructions For Use, Care, Cleaning, And Disposal

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE WARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, or electric shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE, CARE, CLEANING, AND DISPOSAL WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic...
  • Page 8: Product Overview

    Tie strap (for securing drain hose) NOTE Contact LG Customer Service at 1-800-243-0000 (1-888-542-2623 in Canada) if any accessories are missing. For your safety and for extended product life, use only authorized components. The manufacturer is not responsible for product malfunction or accidents caused by the use of separately purchased unauthorized components or parts.
  • Page 9: Control Panel Features

    PRODUCT OVERVIEW Control Panel Features Operation Custom PGM Button Display Cycle selector Soil Spin Pre Wash Power Start/ Water Level Speed Selection Button Button Pause Temperature Selection Selection Button Button Selection Button Button Button Operation Button Description Turns the washing machine on and off. (During the wash cycle) stops operation, and cancels the settings.
  • Page 10 PRODUCT OVERVIEW Operation (continued) Button Description Set the delay time of starting the cycle (see page 27). Use this option to add extra water to the wash and rinse cycles for better wash performance with large or bulky items. Use this option to save a special combination of settings that you use frequently.
  • Page 11: Installation

    INSTALLATION INSTALLATION Installation Overview Choosing the proper Unpacking and removing Connecting location shipping bolts the water line Connecting Leveling the washer Connecting to the the drain line power supply Testing the washer WARNING Washer is heavy! Two or more people are required when moving and unpacking the washer. Failure to follow this warning can result in back or other injury.
  • Page 12: Choosing The Proper Location

    INSTALLATION Choosing the Proper Location NOTE The floor must be strong and rigid enough to Install the washing machine on a solid floor that support the weight of the washer, when fully is strong and rigid enough to support the weight loaded, without flexing or bouncing.
  • Page 13: Unpacking And Removing Shipping Bolts

    INSTALLATION Unpacking and Removing Shipping Starting with the bottom two shipping bolts, use the wrench (included) to fully loosen all four Bolts shipping bolts by turning them counterclockwise. Remove the bolt assemblies by wiggling them Remove the washer from the carton base. slightly while pulling them out.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Water Lines

    Use new hoses when installing the washing machine. Do not reuse old hoses. Contact LG Customer Service for Assistance in buying hoses : 1-800-243-0000. Periodically check the hoses for cracks, leaks and wear, and replace the hoses every 5 years.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Drain Line

    INSTALLATION Connecting the Drain Line Using a Laundry Tub Secure the drain hose in place to prevent moving Clip the end of the hose into the elbow bracket. and leaking. - Connect the elbow bracket within 4 inches (10 cm) of the end of the drain hose. If the drain NOTE hose is extended more than 4 inches (10 cm) beyond the end of the elbow bracket, mold or...
  • Page 16: Leveling The Washer

    INSTALLATION Leveling the Washer Check again to make sure the machine is level. - Push or rock the top edges of the washing The drum of your new washing machine spins at machine gently to make sure that the washing very high speeds.
  • Page 17: Connecting To The Power Supply

    INSTALLATION Connecting to the Power Supply Testing the Washer Make sure to ground the washing machine to Check if the washing machine is properly installed prevent a short circuit or an electric shock when and run a test cycle. plugging in. Load the washing machine with 6 pounds of laundry (approximately 14 shirts).
  • Page 18: Preparation

    PREPARATION PREPARATION Sorting Wash Loads Read and observe the following to prevent shrinkage or damage to clothes. Check all pockets to make sure that they are Brush heavy soil, dust, or hair off fabrics before empty. washing. -Items such as clips, matches, pens, coins, and - Laundry may not wash clean if there is dirt or keys can damage both your washer and your sand on the fabrics, or items may be damaged...
  • Page 19: Fabric Care Labels

    PREPARATION Fabric Care Labels Most articles of clothing feature fabric care labels that include instructions for proper care. Category Label Directions Hand Wash Machine Wash, Normal Cycle Use Permanent Press/ Wrinkle Resistant washing machine setting (which has a cool down or cold spray before the reduced spin) Washing...
  • Page 20: Using Detergent/Fabric Softener

    PREPARATION Using Detergent/Fabric Softener Loading the Dispenser The detergent dispenser drawer of the washing Recommended Detergent machine has a dispenser compartment for each detergent type. Add each detergent to its Make sure to use HE (High-Efficiency) detergent appropriate compartment. for front-loading washing machines. HE detergents dissolve more efficiently and produce fewer suds Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer.
  • Page 21 PREPARATION Pre-Wash Detergent Compartment Fabric Softener Compartment Add liquid or powdered detergent to this This compartment holds liquid fabric softener, compartment when using the Pre-Wash option. which will be automatically dispensed during the Always use HE (High-Efficiency) detergent with your final rinse cycle.
  • Page 22: Operation

    OPERATION OPERATION Using the Washer Load the laundry into the washing machine and close the door. Press the Power button. - The lights around the cycle selector knob will illuminate and a chime will sound. Turn the cycle selector knob in either direction to select the desired cycle. - The proper default option is automatically set according to the wash cycle.
  • Page 23: Cycle Guide

    OPERATION Cycle Guide The cycle guide below shows the options and recommended fabric types for each cycle. = Available option  BASIC OPTION ( =DEFAULT) ADDITIONAL OPTIONS  CYCLE FABRIC TYPE Soil Spin Delay Water Rinse+ Extra Temp. Level Speed Wash Plus Spin...
  • Page 24: Wash Cycles

    OPERATION Wash Cycles Hand Wash/Wool: Items Labeled Wool or Hand-Wash You can wash laundry items more thoroughly by This cycle is for washing shrinkable woolen or selecting the wash cycle that best suits the type hand-washable items requiring delicate care. of items to be washed.
  • Page 25: Cycle Modifier Buttons

    OPERATION Cycle Modifier Buttons Temp. Set the water temperature for the wash cycle. Set Each cycle has preset settings that are selected the appropriate temperature, as specified in the automatically. You may also customize the settings fabric care label. using the cycle modifier buttons. Press the button Press the Power button and turn the cycle for that option to view and select other settings.
  • Page 26: Dry

    OPERATION Drying Tips Press the Dry button to select drying options. Woolen Articles • For consistently dry loads, all articles in the load Do not tumble dry woolen articles. Block them should be similar in material and thickness. (pull them to their original shape) and dry them •...
  • Page 27: Delay Wash

    OPERATION Delay Wash Extra Rinse Set the desired start time for the cycle. You can add an extra rinse cycle to the default rinse cycle. Press the Power button and turn the cycle Press the Power button and turn the cycle selector knob in either direction to select the desired cycle.
  • Page 28: Setting Options During Cycle

    OPERATION Setting Options During Cycle Custom PGM Recall the previously saved wash cycle and settings. You can add the desired options during the wash cycle. Recalling a Cycle Child Lock Press the Power button, then press the Custom You can lock the washing machine to prevent PGM button.
  • Page 29: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Regular Cleaning Press the Start/Pause button. - Drain the water from the washing machine for 1 minute. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be Care After Wash expelled. After the cycle is finished, wipe the door and the Press the Power button to turn off the washing inside of the door seal to remove any moisture.
  • Page 30: Cleaning

    MAINTENANCE Cleaning Thawing a Frozen Drain Line Pour hot water in the washer tub and close the Periodically clean the washing machine to help door. maintain its performance and to minimize the chance of malfunction. - Leave it for 10 minutes. Press the Power button after 10 minutes.
  • Page 31: Cleaning The Detergent Dispenser Drawer

    MAINTENANCE Automatic Alert Cleaning the Detergent Dispenser Drawer When the power is on and the message blinks, it means the washer tub needs cleaning. Use Tub Leaving detergent in the detergent dispenser Clean to clean the washer tub. The automatic drawer for an extended period of time or using indicator alert for cleaning the washer tub depends the washing machine for a long period of time...
  • Page 32: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filters

    Turn off the faucets connected with the water due to lime buildup. Contact your nearest inlets. LG customer service center if the inlet filter Remove the water inlets. cannot be cleaned or is missing. NOTE...
  • Page 33: Cleaning The Drain Pump Filter

    MAINTENANCE Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter Recap the plug onto the drain hose and reattach the drain hose. The washing machine fails to drain if the drain pump filter is clogged. Periodically clean the drain filter to prevent clogging with foreign objects. Press the Power button to turn off the washing machine and pull out the plug.
  • Page 34: Cleaning The Door Seal

    MAINTENANCE Cleaning the Door Seal Clean the door seal once a month to prevent build- up of dirt in the door seal. Wear rubber gloves and protective goggles. Dilute 3/4 cup (177 ml) of liquid chlorine bleach in 1 gallon (3.8 L) of water. Soak a sponge or a soft cloth in this diluted solution and wipe down all around the door seal.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    Allow the washing machine to stand for a while and restart the cycle. Unplug the power cord and contact your nearest LG service center if the same error message appears. To clean up the tub, please run the TUB Please empty the tub and insert bleach into CLEAN cycle.
  • Page 36: Before Calling For Service

    Unplug the power cord and contact your nearest LG service center if the noise persists. Is the washing machine overloaded? This sound is normal and occurs Thumping sound Is the load out of balance? when the load is out of balance.
  • Page 37 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Did you remove the load immediately Remove the load immediately after it Wrinkling after it finished? finishes. Did you overload the tub? Do not overload the tub. Did you reverse the hot and cold water Hot water rinse can cause garments inlets? to wrinkle.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Problem Possible Causes Solutions Heater in dryer. During the initial phase of operation, Strange odors coming lint from laundry can settle on the from washer heater and cause odors. This is normal and will not affect performance. First time using washer Smell comes from the rubber attached to the washer door.
  • Page 39: Using Smart Diagnosis

    Should you experience any problems with your washer, it has the capability of transmitting data to a smart phone using the LG Smart Laundry Application or via a telephone to the LG call center. Smart Diagnosis™ cannot be activated unless the washer is turned on by pressing the POWER button.
  • Page 40: Using The Tag On Function

    Using the Application Use LG Smart Diagnosis™, Download Cycle, Laundry Stats, Cycle Set, and other functions by touching the LG appliance's Tag On logo with an NFC-equipped smart phone. Cycle Set Choose the best cycle and settings based on laundry needs.
  • Page 41: Warranty

    (90) days, whichever is longer. Please retain dated receipt or delivery ticket as evidence of the Date of Purchase for proof of warranty (you may be required to submit a copy to LG or authorized representative).
  • Page 42 Canada. LG Canada does not authorize any person to create or assume for it any other warranty obligation or liability in connection with the product. To the extent that any warranty or condition is implied by law, it is limited to the express warranty period above. LG...
  • Page 43 Level Level Level Level With regard to damages or failures resulting from misuse, improper installation, maintenance, natural disaster or repair (unauthorized technician or parts, as specified by LG), customer will be charged for the repair. Level Transit Transit Carton Carton...
  • Page 44 WARRANTY Level Level Service trips to deliver, The warranty covers Level pick up, install the product manufacturing defects or for instruction on only. Service resulting product use. The removal from improper Transit and reinstallation of the Installation is not bolt Product.