A front loading washer and dryer in one provides more effective cleaning and rinsing of your clothes, as well as increases how long your clothes last, compared to traditional top loading machines. Because the clothes are lifted in and out of the water hundreds of times during the wash cycle, this action helps remove dirt while being gentler on your clothing. Additionally, a LG combo unit goes through three rinses on the regular wash cycle to eliminate any detergent residue ordinarily left in your clothing when washed in a top loading model.
A washer and dryer in one operates slightly differently than conventional laundry pairs. The entire wash and dry cycle takes approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete. While this amount of time is similar to conventional pairs, both cycles are completed in a single appliance. As a result, it is recommended you adjust your laundry habits, such as doing one load per day or every other day, instead of attempting to complete all of your laundry in a single day.
Another difference is how your clothes are dried. With a combination appliance, the drying cycle is completely ventless. This means you do not need to connect the dryer to a separate dryer vent. Rather, the unit uses a condensing drying system to extract moisture and pump it down the water discharge drain. Because ventless dryers require no vent, it is normal for them to run for a longer period of time than a conventional dryer. Even though the drying cycle requires an increased amount of time, it uses two-thirds less energy than a standard vented dryer.