Instruction manual: Using your duo Korean washing machine/dryer

We were SOOOO happy when 1) we figured out that indeed, our front-loading Korean washing machine is also a dryer and 2) when we actually figured out how to make that magic happen.

To help others along in their quest for soft clothes (rather than the crusty krinkly air-dry variety) here is what to do.  Caveat: We are no experts here.  I’m merely providing you the instructions of what to do if you have the same machine as us.  There’s no guarantee this will work for you. 

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1. Power button – turn it on

2. Turn the knob so the farthest light on the right side is lit

3 – 6. Press each of these buttons so the lights above them are NOT lit up.

7. Only this button should have the light lit – this is the “dryer” option.  We always do the “30 minute” option – just to be on the safe side. 

Often, a big load will take longer than 30 minutes to dry.  So some stuff we still hang, but things like towels (which I like nice and soft) I’m using the dryer. 

When all the settings are complete – press the “start” button.  Voila!

Now, the first time we tried this – it sounded like the machine was filling with water and starting another wash cycle.  But…it just makes those sounds.  Ours definitely dried and didn’t wash again.

Good luck!

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6 Responses to “Instruction manual: Using your duo Korean washing machine/dryer”


  1. 1 sharon October 13, 2009 at 2:10 am

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  2. 2 marielynn December 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Your dryer actually dries? Awesome 🙂 At my bf’s house I’ve got to take about half the load out and then set it for whatever the max time is to get them mostly dry. Otherwise I have hot, wet, clothes.

    My washer, on the other hand, doesn’t have a dryer option 😦

  3. 3 Jeanette July 24, 2010 at 9:35 am

    mine does fill with water. just alitte. it takes about 2 hrs so i decided to take them out when it sounded like water was loading. indeed it was.. :/ so im just hanging mine out of my windows for now.

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