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GE Profile UltraFast vs. LG WashCombo vs. Samsung Bespoke AI Combo Washers & Dryers

May 10th, 2024 | 10 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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GE Profile UltraFast vs. LG WashCombo vs. Samsung Bespoke AI Combo Washers & Dryers

You've probably seen our individual articles and videos on the GE Profile Ultrafast, LG WashCombo, and Samsung Bespoke AI all-in-one washers and dryers.

Now, it's time to test all three and make some final recommendations - for now.

In this article, you will learn how long each machine takes to wash and dry various loads of laundry, as well as how easy they are to break down and repair.

We'll also share the dimensions, saving you from having to read the fine print in the spec sheet.

This will help you decide which machine suits your needs best, including which ones fell short in removing lint - a huge problem.

Ultimately, we will compare the benefits and drawbacks of these machines against those of conventional yet reliable washers and dryers.


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GE Profile UltraFast vs. LG WashCombo vs. Samsung Bespoke AI Combo Washers & Dryers

All three machines are a combo washer and a dryer, meaning you will never have to transfer your clothes from a washer to a dryer again. 

All you have to do is pop your dirty clothes in, select your cycles, and they will finish clean and dry.

1 GE UltraFast Combo Washer & Dryer
2 LG WashCombo Washer & Dryer
3 Samsung Bespoke AI Combo Washer & Dryer

You don't have to rewash a load you forgot to place in your dryer, like I did this morning. I will be rewashing my clothes when I return home tonight.

However, the problem with past combo washers and dryers is that they didn’t effectively remove the lint. Instead, the lint stayed in the machine and caused the motor to seize, leading to an expensive and impossible service call.

Reread the previous paragraph.

We didn't sell the old combos because they were so problematic.

All three combos—the GE Profile UltraFast, LG WashCombo, and Samsung Bespoke—have filters to trap lint before it reaches the heat exchanger and other critical areas of the machine.

Let me show you.

Samsung, LG, and GE Profile Lint Filters

In the GE Profile UltraFast, the lint filter is next to the air exchanger's heat sync in the front, so you must be extremely careful when cleaning it.


In the LG, the lint filter is located on top of the machine. Lifting it up and out, rather than pulling it out, helps eliminate the risk of scratching or denting the heat sink.

A heat sink is a device used to prevent overheating. It absorbs heat from other parts of a device, like an appliance, and disperses it to keep everything cool and working well.



Samsung's lint trap is the best of both worlds: it combines the ease of use that the LG allows and GE's superior placement on the front making it ideal.


They removed the lint, as shown in the pictures below. Use the arrow buttons to slide through the photos and see for yourself:

1 Lint Build-Up in the GE Profile UltraFast Combo Washer & Dryer
2 Lint Build-Up in the LG WashCombo Washer & Dryer
3 Lint Build-Up in the Samsung Bespoke AI Combo Washer & Dryer

However, one brand still has lint in the machine... but don't worry, we'll share all the details on that later in the article.

GE Profile, LG, and Samsung Specifications (Important)

The specifications and dimensions of these combo washers and dryers are really important.

You must read through the manuals to ensure they fit in your space.

GE Profile Ultrafast Combo Measurements


The GE Profile UltraFast is 46.07 inches tall, 28 inches wide, and 32 inches deep.

LG WashCombo Measurements

LG-WashCombo-DimensionsThe LG WashCombo is 39 inches tall, 27 inches wide, and 33.125 inches deep.

But that's not all: more importantly, the LG requires 4 inches of clearance at the back and an additional inch on each side, whereas the GE Profile UltraFast needs no clearance.

Samsung Bepoke AI Combo Measurements


Samsung has a depth of 34.4 inches, but you will need an extra two inches of clearance behind the unit, so a total of 36.4 inches of depth is needed. 

Efficiency of GE Profile, LG, and Samsung Combo Washers & Dryers

First, all three models are incredibly efficient due to their heat pump design.

This design utilizes a compressor to heat the air, which is then circulated through an exchanger. Additionally, an evaporator removes moisture, operating within a closed-loop system.

Heat pump dryers are more efficient than traditional dryers, which pull in air and heat it using heating elements.

Unlike traditional models, heat pumps do not vent heated air through the home.


Think of vented laundry as a giant hair dryer: it takes in air, heats it with elements, and then pushes the hot air out.

Capacities of the GE Profile, LG, and Samsung Combo Washers & Dryers

All these machines have plenty of capacity.

The GE Profile UltraFast combo has a capacity of 4.8 cubic feet, the LG WashCombo has a capacity of 5.0 cubic feet, and Samsung's Bespoke combo has the largest capacity at 5.3 cubic feet.

Best Features of the GE Profile, LG, and Samsung Combo Washers & Dryers

It's hard to believe our parents washed with three cycles, two temperatures, and 2.5 cubic feet of usable capacity.

All have plenty of cycles; all are Wi-Fi enabled with good smart functionality, but two stand out:

Samsung Bespoke AI Combo Washer & Dryer Cycles


Samsung has the most cycles and options and is almost completely customizable.

You can even change the options in the cycles, like rinse time and temperature, even in the presets.

However, you can't change the dryer setting from the washer.

GE Profile UltraFast Washer & Dryer Service Feature


The GE Profile Ultrafast has the best functionality for service.

So, if there are problems, the technicians can diagnose them more effectively through the SmartHQ app.

That will be key in the future.

Comparison of Washing and Drying Performance: GE Profile UltraFast, LG WashCombo, and Samsung Bespoke AI All-in-One Machines

Now let's look at how long they took to wash and dry.

All three dried the laundry to the same degree. But, which is the fastest?

Below are our test results for each combo washer and dryer:

Performance Results for the GE Profile UltraFast Combo Washer & Dryer

  Colors Blankets/Sheets Whites Comforter
Cycle Used Towels Bedding Whites Bulky/Bedding
Time Indicated 3 hours and 25 mins 2 hours and 2 mins 2 hours and 50 mins 2 hours and 12 mins
Time Completed 2 hours and 51 mins 2 hours and 8 mins 2 hours and 48 mins 2 hours and 1 min
Was It Dry? Yes Yes Yes Mostly
Notes Washed 6 extra large men's t-shirts and four beach towels Washed a king-size sheet set and a king-size blanket Washed 8 men's large dress shirts, four towels, and 8 men's large t-shirts Washed a king-size comforter

Performance Results for the LG WashCombo Washer & Dryer

  Colors Blankets & Sheets Whites Comforter
Cycle Used Wash & Dry Wash & Dry Wash & Dry Wash & Dry
Time Indicated 2 hrs & 19 mins 3 hrs & 38 mins 2 hrs & 19 mins 2 hrs & 25 mins
Time Completed 2 hrs & 17 mins 3 hrs & 29 mins 3 hrs & 8 mins 2 hrs & 32 mins
Was it dry? Yes Mostly Yes Mostly
Notes Washed 6 extra-large men's t-shirts and 4 beach towels Washed a king-size sheet set and king-size blanket Washed 8 men's large dress shirts, 4 towels, and 8 men's large t-shirts Washed a king-size comforter

Performance Results for the Samsung Bespoke AI Combo Washer & Dryer

  Colors Blankets & Sheets Whites Comforter
Cycle Used Wash & Dry Wash & Dry Wash & Dry Wash & Dry
Time Indicated 2 hrs & 6 mins 3 hrs & 3 mins 2 hrs & 50 mins 4 hrs & 49 mins
Time Completed 2 hrs & 29 mins 6 hrs & 10 mins 2 hrs & 54 mins 5 hrs & 26 mins
Was it dry? Yes Yes Yes Mostly
Notes Washed 6 XL men's t-shirts and 4 beach towels Washed a king size sheet set and a king size blanket  Washed 8 men's large dress shirts, 4 towels, and 8 men's large t-shirts Washed a king size comforter 

Washing Colors


The first load we tested was a mixed load of colors, which consisted of 6 men's t-shirts and four beach towels.

GE took 2 hours and 51 minutes vs. LG, which took 2 hours and 17 minutes. Samsung took 2 hours and 29 minutes.

Washing Whites

Then, we tested a load of whites containing eight men's dress shirts, four white towels, and eight white undershirts.

GE took 2 hours and 48 minutes vs. 3 hours and 8 minutes for the LG vs. 2 hours and 54 minutes for the Samsung.

Once again, all three dried the laundry to the same degree.

Washing Comforters


Next, we washed and dried a king-size comforter.

GE took 2 hours and 1 minute, compared to 2 hours and 32 minutes for LG and 5 hours and 26 minutes for Samsung.

The comforter came out slightly damp from all units, which is expected from any washer and dryer.

Washing Sheets and Blankets

Last, we tested king-size sheets and a king-size blanket.

It took 2 hours and 8 minutes for GE, 3 hours and 29 minutes for LG, and 6 hours and 10 minutes for Samsung.

The blankets and sheets were totally dry when they came out of the GE and mostly dry when they came out of the LG.

The Drying Problems in the LG and Samsung Combo Washers & Dryers

We're both probably thinking the same thing:

"To speed up the timing, I'll just set these machines to timed dry instead of sensor dry."

If you have the GE Profile UltraFast, you're in luck.

You can indeed set the drying time at the beginning of the cycle. Press the button, and the washer will sense your clothing and dry it when you select it.


However, it's not that simple if you have the LG or Samsung.

You can select a wash cycle and a timed dry cycle, but it won't function as the "all-in-one unit" you thought you purchased.

You won't have to transfer your clothes, but you must return to the machine to select the timed dry cycle.

Neither LG nor Samsung can do a sensor wash that automatically runs into a timed dry cycle. Both units will pause after the wash cycle, so you can manually set the timed dry.

It is worth noting that the LG washed and dried in enough time with the sensor wash and dry cycle, so a timed dry feature on this machine may not be necessary.

Samsung, however, should update this feature if it wants to compete with LG and GE.

Then again, they may have a bigger problem....

How Did GE Profile, LG, and Samsung Combo Washers & Dryers Capture the Lint?

When our service tech of 20 years broke down these machines, two showed no signs of lint collecting inside to cause a future service problem.

But one of them did.

Both LG's and GE Profile's combo washers and dryers seemed to have solved the problem of combo units of years past.

Butch, our Technical Training Supervisor, broke both of them down, and neither had any of the fatal signs of lint collecting within the machine:

The Samsung Bespoke AI combo was disassembled to check if any lint had passed the filter.


However, Samsung did have lint collecting in not one place but two places that it advertises as self-cleaning.

Use the arrow buttons to see the lint build-up in Samsung's new washer/dryer combo:

Lint build up in heat sink of samsung bespoke combo washer dryer
The image displays lint buildup in the heat sink, contradicting the self-cleaning claim of the Samsung Bespoke Combo Washer and Dryer.
samsung bespoke combo washer dryer condenser with lint
Inside view of the machine showing the condenser at the top right. Notice the significant lint build-up after five loads—a concerning sign for maintenance.
Furthermore, lint accumulation in the condenser, only visible after disassembly, is impossible to clean on your own. This issue of lint accumulation was common in older combo washer-dryer models, but has been addressed in current machines.

This was a problem with the older combos, so much so that we would not sell them because lint would inevitably seize the machine.

Comparing Warranties: GE Profile, LG, and Samsung Combo Washers & Dryers

The warranties on these units are generous (Ironically, this may be part of the problem).

The LG has a one year full warranty on the machine but backs it with a 10-year warranty on the motor.

Not to be outdone, Samsung has a one year full warranty on the machine and has 20 years on the motor.

GE has a ten-year warranty on the motor but five years on the drying sealed system.

The Problem With Extended Warranties on Complicated Appliances

Most of these extended warranties are for parts only, so you will likely pay for labor in year one.

In Samsung's case, if the part is free in year 9 or 19, know that the labor to remove the major component and make it free will cost way more than you would expect.

Think about it.

If the service agent is not making money on the part, they will compensate by charging way more for labor.

By the way, GE has its own service network; LG just started theirs, while Samsung works through independent contractors.

Guess how many of those independents will exchange that component at a reasonable price after year two.

Read More: Are Appliance Extended Warranties Worth It?


Should You Buy the Samsung, LG, or GE Profile Combo Washer & Dryer?


I wouldn't buy an all-in-one washer and dryer. I'll tell you why in a bit.

First, let me explain why you should.

It's worth a try if you have limited space or voltage.

There is also some value in never having to clean a vent or even have one in the first place.

A combo is also appealing to add a dirty load of laundry before going to the office and have it clean and dry when you return home.

I understand that.

You will also save at least $150-$200 in electricity annually in places like Massachusetts or California.

Not a fun fact: Your dryer is one of the most expensive appliances.

Now, let's talk about the problems with Samsung's, LG's, and GE Profile's combo washers and dryers.

Even if their cycle times improve, separate washers and dryers still offer a significant advantage: you can wash and dry almost twice as much laundry at the same time.

You can continually reload the washer when it's finished and then load the dryer. In a combo, you have to wait out a whole cycle.

So be mindful if you have a larger family or do a lot of laundry.

I want to see the service stats over a couple of years, but I am encouraged by GE's performance in the first 10 months.

I also think for efficiency, you will see and already have new full-size heat pump dryers on the market with greater efficiency.

How about you....will you buy one, wait, or pass?

You can leave your questions or comments below. Thanks for reading.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

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