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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 02:34 am
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I am new to this site and the unit i am asking about. I just got my mom a LG WM3431HW Combo Washer Dryer for a real good price. I was wondering if i have a problem cause the clothes are not coming out dry like a standard dryer does. Also i was wondering if you should be hearing the water turning on and off in the dry cycle ? I was doing some reasearch on a "Cd" error. From what i have been reading it is a cool down process not an error am i correct ? But I was wondering shouldn't the clothes come out dry and not damp to where she has to hang them over a clothes rack to finish drying ?

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<<<<I was wondering if i have a problem cause the clothes are not coming out dry like a standard dryer does.>>>> 
 
 
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 This is a combo washer and dryer all-in-one.
 
The dryer is of the condensate-dry type (no external dryer exhaust vent system).
 
The dry cycle can take (depending on fabric type) 3 to 6 hours to dry laundry.
 
Open the door to the tub---you'll notice a black slash mark near the opening which indicates 2/3rd full.
 
Dry laundry should not be loaded into the tub higher than this mark---or the wet laundry will take an abnormal amount of (for a condensate dryer) time to dry---or not dry completely.
 
If the unit is more than a year old---it may be necessary to clean out the condensate DUCT.
 
Remove the rear access panel. On the left side of the tub---remove the DUCT where it attaches to the bottom of the tub & remove any / all lint accumulation.


 
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<<<<Also i was wondering if you should be hearing the water turning on and off in the dry cycle ?>>>>


 
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Normal.
During the dry cycle---a special cold water misting valve sprays into the condensate DUCT. This converts steam from the wet laundry in the tub back to liquid---to be drained by the drain motor---which turns on & off intermittently.


 
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<<<<I was doing some reasearch on a "Cd" error. From what i have been reading it is a cool down process not an error am i correct ?>>>>

 
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THANKS for all the help. I think i will take the duct apart to see if there is any build up. I seen a document that has all the troubleshooting codes where you push the 2 buttons at once then turn it on then hit the button however many times depending on what you are testing. I got this unit for 400 bucks off E-Bay. I bought it for my my mom so i could move her laundry to the first floor. She is having problems getting up and down steps cause she had her foot ran over by a forklift at her place of employment but never did anything against the company.

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Ouch!

My mother broke her ankle recently---multiple fracture.

I know what you're going thru. We made a number of changes in her home to make her "same-floor" life liveable. Good luck--hope your mom's recovery goes well.

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Just make sure the hot and cold water connections are correct. This unit will dry with hot water connected to the cold inlet but just barely and it will take forever. PS, these things are water hogs when used as a dryer.



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bryondg wrote: .. Combo Washer Dryer for a real good price.

no room for a Washer/Dryer with a "real" Vent ?

Ventless Combo Washers can wash about twice as much as the Dryer can dry...

Only wash small loads ...

 



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