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Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
Good Features
A Less Popular Choice
Value for Money
Running Costs
$250 Over 10 Years
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A staggeringly economical to run and top-value 6kg capacity washing machine, with a good spec.
6kg 53dB 1,400 RPM Yes Jan 2018
Drum Capacity Noise Level Maximum Spin Speed Load Balancing System Release Date
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With very low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the LG WM1388HW number 9 across all washing machines.


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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 77?

LG is a very good washing machine brand.
With it being less than a year since it was released by LG, this washing machine features some of the latest washing machine technology. View the latest washing machines 2019.
It has running costs of $250 over 10 years, which puts it in the cheapest 1% of all 2,000+ washing machines that we have compared it to. View all energy saving washing machines.
This washing machine has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average drum volume
Quieter than average noise level
For small spaces with large loads<br>
A smarter way to wash<br>
Easily maintain & keep fresh<br>
Troubleshoot easy as 1-2-3<br>
Smaller than average drum capacity
Only 14 washing programs

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each washing machine by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the washing machine is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec washing machines come to market, the older washing machines will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.


Key Reasons For and Against

Quieter than average noise level
Bigger than average drum volume
Has a child lock
Energy Star certified
Has a load balancing system
Has a Rinse Plus function
Average maximum spin speed
Smaller than average drum capacity
Only 14 washing programs
Smaller Than Average Drum Capacity

Washing machines have drum capacities of between 1.5kg and 45kg, and the average drum capacity is 7.8kg. The WM1388HW's drum capacity of only 6kg is smaller than average when compared to most other washing machines. It is in the smallest 5% of all washing machines when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum Spin Speed
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The maximum spin speed of the LG WM1388HW of 1,400 RPM is fairly standard compared to most other washing machines. It is in the fastest 52% of all washing machines when ranked by this feature.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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The WM1388HW's noise level of only 53dB is in the quietest 33% of all washing machines when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of washing machines range from 39dB to 86dB, and the average noise level is 58dB.

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Bigger Than Average Drum Volume

The LG WM1388HW's drum volume of 65L is bigger than average when compared to most other washing machines. It is in the biggest 20% of all washing machines when ordered by this feature. The smallest drum volume of washing machines is 19L, the biggest is 150L, and the average drum volume is 58L.

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Has a Child Lock
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The WM1388HW has a child lock. 54% of washing machines also have a child lock.

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Energy Star Certified

The WM1388HW is Energy Star certified, unlike 98% of washing machines which are not Energy Star certified.

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Has a Load Balancing System
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The WM1388HW has a load balancing system, which is unusual. 69% of washing machines do not have a load balancing system.

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Has a Rinse Plus Function

The WM1388HW has a Rinse Plus function, which is unusual. 74% of washing machines do not have a Rinse Plus function.

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Only 14 Washing Programs

The WM1388HW is a 14 washing program washing machine.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A washing machine with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the LG WM1388HW, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This washing machine is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

Product Quality Score
High End Good Value for Money
Kitchen Objects - 036 - Washing Machine
Poor Value for Money Budget Choice

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Value for Money of Similar Washing Machines

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LG WM1388HW Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 10 year running cost of the WM1388HW is $250, which makes it one of the cheapest to run washing machines.

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Electricity cost when switched on $251
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Running this washing machine over 10 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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LG WM1388HW Manuals and Brochures

Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the LG WM1388HW. However we have checked the rating of all LG washing machines and the average score is 78.8%.

LG WM1388HW Specification

Key Features
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
Load Balancing System
Washing Program
Adjustable Temperature
Adjustable Spin Speed
Rinse Plus Function
Delayed Start Timer
Washing Programs
Quick Washing Program
Hand/wool Washing Program
Sport Washing Program
Pre-Wash Program
Delicate/silk Washing Program
Cotton Washing Program
Baby Care Washing Program
Drum Volume
Loading Type
Built-in Display
Case Design
Dispenser Tray Type
Door Hinge
Door Colour
Control Type
Display Type
Direct Drive
Drum Material
Inverter Technology
Viewing Window
Child Lock
Annual Energy Consumption (Washing)
Energy Star Certified
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth (With Door Open)
Door Opening Diameter
Packaging Data
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

lg dlec888w, lg wm1388hw


 00048231016971,  00083871894176

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