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. 


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!


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

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

    Reca told me about 6 ft under and said it was a good show; she loves it! Only thing it’s on paid TV in the US.

  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.

  4. 4 Daisy March 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Two words: Awesome and Thanks!

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