A portable washing machine is where a compact ventless washer dryer combo, like the LG WM3455HW, is converted from a stand-alone model into one which has wheels on it. Besides wheels, the appliance requires a kitchen conversion with specific hoses and adapters. Once it has been properly attached and installed, you are able to roll your washer right up to your kitchen sink and use the kitchen faucet for the hot and cold water. The washer pumps all discharge water right down the kitchen sink.
Since the portable washing machine includes a ventless dryer, no drying vents are required. However, you do have to switch to cold water for the dry cycle, because the dryer uses water condensation drying. This types of drying heats the air so the water in the clothes is turned into water vapor and moved out of the drum to another area of the machine. In this area, cold water cools the water vapor and turns it back into water. This process repeats numerous times during the drying cycle, with all water that is removed from the clothing being pumped out of the appliance and down the kitchen sink.
There is no assembly of the conversion kit required when you order it at the same time as your LG WM3455HW. All hoses and adapters are preinstalled before the model is shipped to your home or business. You will have to replace the standard legs on the bottom of the appliance with the wheels after you unpack it. The legs are left on for shipping purposes because it keeps the unit more stable and secure.