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  • LG phased out the WM3900H and replaced it with the WM4000H, which we have made our top pick.

  • LG phased out the WM3900H and replaced it with the WM4000H, which we have made our top pick.

    We have not tested the WM4000H, but there are no mechanical differences between this model and the WM3900H, our previous top pick—just changes in some supplemental wash programs and wash options. Like the WM3900H, the WM4000H (so far) has received positive reviews. Many reviewers note that the new washer cleans well, and has ample capacity, and they also like how connecting the washer to the app via Wifi allows them to see how much time is left in the cycle and to receive a notification when the cycle finishes (note that some people found it difficult to connect the LG to their Wifi.) The most common complaint regarding the 4000H is it’s louder than people wanted.

    We’ve also noted in the guide that some washers may have a tendency to trip GFCI and AFCI outlets and breakers. These types of circuit protection are common in newer homes, and if your washer isn’t working as expected, this could be one reason why. Unfortunately, we haven’t found a straightforward solution for this specific issue.

    Our office is still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we plan to test the LG WM4000H, LG WT7305C, GE GFW650, and the Maytag MVW6230 once it reopens and update the guide accordingly.

June 4, 2021

After washing hundreds of dollars’ worth of fabric stained with pig blood and body oils of mysterious origin, visiting some washer brands’ quality-testing labs (and one factory), investigating the sorry state of appliance reliability, and trying to unravel some urban legends about laundry, we’ve found a handful of great washing machines to suit different budgets and ways of washing clothes (and the best dryers to match). At the top of our list: the LG WM4000H front-loader.

Our pick

LG WM4000H Black Steel

LG WM4000H Black Steel

Fast, gentle, effective, reliable

This front-loader is quicker, gentler, and better at removing all types of stains than almost any other washer we’ve tested, and it has a solid reputation for reliability from multiple expert sources.

The LG WM4000H is an excellent cleaner. Although we didn’t test this specific model, we did test the nearly identical WM3900H, which was better at removing all types of stains than almost any other washer we tested, while also handling fabrics more gently. The WM4000H can wash a typical load almost twice as fast as a typical high-efficiency washer, and it has one of the widest varieties of wash settings, including a stain-loosening prewash option, super-hot temps, and extra rinses. Like most front-load washers, the WM4000H has a huge capacity, runs quietly, and is very efficient with water and energy. It even has a unique door-prop feature to help prevent the dreaded mildew smell. Reliability is tough to predict, but in recent years, LG front-loaders have proved to have some of the lowest repair rates among mainstream washers, according to multiple sources. (They still won’t last as long as your parents’ old Maytag, though.) The matching LG DLEX4000 dryer runs with an ineffective energy saver mode on by default, but that option is easily switched off.

The big downsides to the LG washer and dryer are that the control panels are hard to use in dim lighting, and LG’s customer service stinks, so in the unlikely event that you need a repair under warranty, it might be a hassle.

The WM4000H and its matching dryers (available in electric or gas) are stackable—in fact, you can stack any 27-inch LG dryer (new or old) on top of the WM4000H. LG makes a couple of similar models, the WM3700H, which is missing some useful features but costs less, as well as the WM4370H, which has a different door and control-panel design.


The Electrolux EFLS627U front-loader is the best stain remover we’ve tested by a wide margin, and other reviewers have found the same thing. It has a few unusual features that might be important for some people, including a reversible door and a special compartment that helps evenly dissolve detergent pods. The downsides are that it might beat up your clothes more than a typical front-loader will, the cycles take longer than the LG’s, and the washer could be more likely to need repairs than our other picks. The EFME627U dryer does a good job even on its default setting, and without getting too hot. Note, however, that Electrolux dryers have a known reliability problem stemming from narrow vent lines (you can pair this washer with another brand’s dryer as long as you don’t need to stack the machines).

Upgrade pick

Miele W1

Miele W1

Compact and durable

Although the Miele W1 holds only half as much laundry as most front-loaders, you can expect it to last at least twice as long. It’s also great at removing stains, and it’s one of the gentlest on fabrics.

Miele T1

Miele T1

The matching Miele dryer

The matching, stackable dryer for the Miele W1 washer is a ventless heat-pump model, so it takes twice as long to dry a load as a vented model. But it can plug into a standard 120-volt outlet and is much more efficient.

Only a few brands make durable washers anymore, and some of those heavy-duty machines are essentially laundromat washers—often loud, rough on fabric, inefficient, and not so great at cleaning. The Miele W1 is the opposite of all those things, and still somehow built to last for 20 years. In our tests, it was just as effective at removing stains and gently handling fabrics as the LG WM4000H—but it should last twice as long, and it costs only a few hundred dollars more. The catch is that it’s a compact washer: It has about half the capacity of a typical 27-inch model. Finding Miele models and technicians in some parts of the country can be hard, too. Another quirk is that its matching dryer, the Miele T1, is a ventless heat-pump model. As a result, the T1 takes about twice as long as a standard vented dryer to dry clothes but is much more energy-efficient, and you can hook it up wherever you have a standard 120-volt outlet.

Top-loaders don’t clean quite as thoroughly, gently, or efficiently as front-loaders. But it’s rare that they smell like mildew, and some people find them more comfortable to unload. Still others just prefer the style. If you prefer a top-loader, we recommend the LG WT7300C. This high-efficiency, no-agitator model removed more stains than any other top-loader we tested, using less water by default, and with a relatively short cycle time. It’s even good at cleaning large loads, something that other top-loaders (particularly HE models) can struggle with. And, yes, it has an "Add Water" option, if that’s important to you (but it won’t actually get your clothes any cleaner). We don’t know what to expect in terms of reliability or longevity, but LG’s front-loaders are widely respected as one of the better options you can find in a big-box store. Customer service is crummy, however.

If you can’t or won’t spend much on a washer, you could consider a top-loader with an agitator from Whirlpool or Maytag (they’re the same basic machines, with slightly different features) that’s somewhere in the range of $600. We tested the Maytag MVWC465HW and found that it was a decent cleaner. Although it’s pretty efficient and not too rough on its default Normal cycle, the MVWC465HW has some settings that can make it act more like the traditional washers some people are more comfortable with, including a Deep Water Wash option for additional water and a Powerwash setting, if you want stronger agitation. We don’t know if it will be especially reliable or long-lasting—this isn’t the Maytag of old, and Whirlpool’s reputation isn’t what it used to be. (We actually broke one part of the washer during testing, though we weren’t using it as it was intended to be used.) You might also end up spending more on utilities and new clothes than you would using a gentler, more efficient machine (such as a front-loader, which can sometimes cost as little as $600). But if your priority is to save cash on the purchase, we think something like this Maytag is your best bet. Look around for sales on similar Whirlpool and Maytag models while you’re shopping.

Everything we recommend

Our pick

LG WM4000H Black Steel

LG WM4000H Black Steel

Fast, gentle, effective, reliable

This front-loader is quicker, gentler, and better at removing all types of stains than almost any other washer we’ve tested, and it has a solid reputation for reliability from multiple expert sources.


Upgrade pick

Miele W1

Miele W1

Compact and durable

Although the Miele W1 holds only half as much laundry as most front-loaders, you can expect it to last at least twice as long. It’s also great at removing stains, and it’s one of the gentlest on fabrics.

Miele T1

Miele T1

The matching Miele dryer

The matching, stackable dryer for the Miele W1 washer is a ventless heat-pump model, so it takes twice as long to dry a load as a vented model. But it can plug into a standard 120-volt outlet and is much more efficient.

Why you should trust us

Senior staff writer Liam McCabe has covered home appliances since 2011, including a stint at Reviewed, and has worked on this Wirecutter guide since 2015.

Staff writer Sarah Bogdan did most of the hands-on testing for this guide. She joined the Wirecutter staff in 2019 after spending three years testing appliances and home goods (including detergents) at the Good Housekeeping Institute.

For research, we did the following:

  • We interviewed repair technicians from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington, South Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan. They told us about the most common repairs they make and the root causes of some breakdowns. Some of them recommended brands that they found to be the most reliable, simple to fix, and easy to find parts for.
  • We spoke with representatives from just about all of the major washing machine brands: LG, Samsung, GE, Whirlpool (which also makes Maytag and Amana), Electrolux, Speed Queen, and Miele.
  • We talked to representatives from P&G, maker of Tide and other detergents. They shared some info about the mechanics and chemistry of what goes on inside a washing machine while it works, and why the type of washer affects the cleaning performance.
  • We read most of the washing machine reviews from the major editorial testing labs in the US, including Reviewed, Good Housekeeping, and CNET, and we talked to some of the writers and editors behind those reviews. We looked into their procedures, and as far as we can tell, they all run similar tests, though each lab weighs the results differently.
  • We toured LG’s research and development facility in Illinois, Electrolux’s R&D testing and design facility in North Carolina, and Speed Queen’s headquarters and washer and dryer factory in Wisconsin. These visits gave us some clues about each brand’s priorities, as well as some context for the challenges of designing and building large machinery on such a massive scale.
  • We looked at reliability info from Consumer Reports (“Appliance Reliability: How Brands Stack Up,” Consumer Reports, August 2019, pp. 28–29), the Boston-based Yale Appliance blog, and the J.D. Power 2019 Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study.
  • We combed through thousands of owner reviews posted on the websites of Home Depot, Lowe’s, AJ Madison, and other major appliance retailers. (Amazon is not a major appliance retailer, and the overall customer ratings posted there aren’t an accurate representation of owner satisfaction.) These reviews provide great insight into near-term reliability problems or defects and the real-world frustrations of living with these machines.
  • We read loads of emails, comments, message board posts, and tweets from our readers and pretty much anyone else who cared enough to weigh in on washing machines over the past few years. We’ve made big changes to our coverage based on this kind of feedback.

How we picked

A selection of washing machines tested for our review of the best washing machine.

We focused on finding the washers with the best overall combination of the following:

  • Fabric care: A good washing machine should be able to remove stains and odors while minimizing wear or damage to fabric. In our tests, we’ve found that front-loaders almost always accomplish this better than top-loaders (though plenty of top-loaders still do a fine job). Other features that can help with cleaning performance include a water-recirculating system (the washer pumps some water out of the drum and then shoots or dribbles it back in), extra-hot temperature settings, automatic soak or prewash options, and, to a lesser degree, add-water options.
  • Reliability and longevity: After talking to regular washing-machine owners and experts around the industry, including retailers, repair technicians, and brand representatives, as well as looking at data from Consumer Reports (“Appliance Reliability: How Brands Stack Up,” Consumer Reports, August 2019, pp. 28–29), the Yale Appliance blog, and the J.D. Power Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study, we concluded that you’re lucky if a washer lasts for 10 years with no major repairs. Unfortunately it’s common for washers to break down sooner than that. No brand is safe, though some ship fewer duds and do a better job of resolving problems than others. And a couple of brands (namely Miele and Speed Queen) make especially durable washers that are designed to last for 20 years or longer.
  • Convenience and ease of use: Some people like to just push some buttons and let the washer do its thing uninterrupted, while others want to be able to open the lid while it’s running or control the amount of water it uses. It’s a personal preference, and we have picks to suit either style. But we do think most people prefer shorter cycle times, less noise and vibration, and minimal maintenance, so we favored models with those features. As far as capacity, standard front- and top-loaders are all big enough for most people’s laundry needs. We don’t think connectivity (which generally means getting end-of-cycle notifications on your smartphone) works well enough yet in the models that offer it to offset the potential downsides and frustrations.
  • Water and energy efficiency: Although we set out to find efficient machines, this didn’t end up being a major factor in our recommendations. Most of our favorite washing machines turned out to be some of the most efficient models anyway—front-loaders almost always use less water and save energy. That said, there are still some thirsty washers, which will cost you more to operate, though the amount varies greatly depending on your circumstances.

You’ll notice that our favorite washers are mostly front-loaders. That’s because in almost every test we’ve run, and tests we’ve seen from other publications, front-loaders remove more stains, cause less damage to fabrics, and still manage to use less water and, often, energy than almost any top-loader.

That said, lots of people still prefer top-loaders, whether it’s because they find such models more comfortable to use, they’re just more familiar with how they work, they need to save money (top-loaders can cost hundreds less), or there’s just something they don’t like about front-loaders (though a lot of this skepticism is based on outdated info, misconceptions, or myths). So we’ve recommended a few top-loaders, too.

Most brands, particularly the ones you’ll find for sale in big-box stores—like Samsung, Whirlpool/Maytag, GE, and LG—sell a dozen or more different washer models. But it’s really more like three or four basic “platforms,” which they load up with different features and market as separate models. When you look at other washer reviews, you can see a pattern where most of the models on a given platform perform pretty similarly. So we decided that it would be fair to test one model from each worthwhile platform.

We ended up testing 12 models that we think represent lots of points along the spectrum of washing machines. You can read more about how we tested them later in this guide.

That group included five front-loaders, one model each from most of the major brands: the LG WM3900H (the previous version of the LG WM4000H), Electrolux EFLS627U, Samsung WF45R6300, Miele W1, and Maytag MHW5630H (essentially the same machine as the Whirlpool WFW5620H). We had planned to bring in a GE front-loader, but brand representatives told us that the model we wanted was about to be discontinued and replaced by something new. (We also would’ve liked to test the Speed Queen FR7 and a Whirlpool Commercial model, but we had to pass due to space limitations in our testing facility.)

Once we identified our washer picks, we tested the dryers that matched the front-loaders to confirm that they operated as expected.

What about matching dryers?

For almost every washer, manufacturers make a matching dryer. We tested dryers that match a few of our picks, and we’ve noted the others in this guide as well. Some people like to buy matched pairs for aesthetic reasons and the guarantee you’ll be able to stack the machines. But matched pairs don’t magically work any better together, so don’t feel pressured to buy the set. If your old dryer still works, feel free to keep it. If you’re buying a new pair, it’s reasonable to spend most of your budget on a washer and then get a cheaper dryer. Even if you need to stack your machines, you can often put a lower-end dryer on top of a nicer front-loader, as long as it’s from the same brand and of the same width and depth.

The dryers themselves barely influenced our washer picks, because dryers are usually very similar to one another. “It’s all about the washer,” said Steve Sheinkopf, CEO of Yale Appliance and Lighting in Boston and one of the industry’s most prolific bloggers. “The dryer is almost like a toss-in.” Features such as steam-freshen cycles and energy-saver modes on vented dryers, in our experience, are not useful. One exception: If you need a ventless dryer, you could consider picking your dryer first and then getting the matching washer.

Our pick: LG WM4000H

The LG WM3900H, our pick for best washing machine.

Our pick

LG WM4000H Black Steel

LG WM4000H Black Steel

Fast, gentle, effective, reliable

This front-loader is quicker, gentler, and better at removing all types of stains than almost any other washer we’ve tested, and it has a solid reputation for reliability from multiple expert sources.

The LG WM4000H is our favorite washing machine because it takes great care of clothes, works quickly, and has the right features to handle just about any load of laundry your household could throw at it. We have not tested the WM4000H, but there are no mechanical differences between it and the model we did test, the WM3900H—just changes in some supplemental wash programs and wash options. We can’t make any guarantees about its reliability or durability, but based on our best research, LG seems to make the sturdiest front-loader for less than $1,000. This model has a few features that make maintenance (and mildew prevention) a little easier than with most front-loaders, too. Of course, it has a few problems: The control panel is hard to use in the dark, the “smart” features aren’t working well for some people so far, and LG’s customer service sucks a bit more than most brands’ often-sucky customer service. But for our money, the WM4000H is the most well-rounded and effective washer you can buy.

In our tests, the LG WM3900H was one of the best stain removers and gentlest fabric handlers. It removed more of the cocoa, pig’s blood, and collar grime from our stain strips than anything besides the Electrolux EFLS627U, and about the same amount as the Miele W1. Gentleness is trickier to measure, but in our fraying and abrasion test, the WM3900H performed a little better than most front-loaders and better than any top-loader.

A selection of fabric stain strips tested in each of our washers.

The TurboWash 360 feature on the WM4000H is the main reason we’re recommending this model instead of a cheaper LG. This water-recirculation feature keeps water moving around the drum with a pump and five spray jets (an improvement over the two jets in previous LG TurboWash models and the current Samsung SuperSpeed feature). Its most obvious upside is that it makes the cycle times much shorter than with a typical HE washer. In our tests, the WM3900H washed a big, 12-pound load in about 35 minutes on Normal, about half the time the Electrolux, Maytag/Whirlpool, and Miele models needed, and still a bit quicker than the Samsung with the SuperSpeed feature (which is similar to TurboWash). With smaller loads, the wash times will be even quicker.

We think the spraying action allows this model to remove stains faster and helps it to rinse clothes faster and more thoroughly than front-loaders usually do. Plus, if you need to see a lot of water moving around the washer to feel like the machine is actually working, this might give you that visual satisfaction that most front-loaders are missing.

The WM4000H works great if you just stuff your clothes in, select Normal, and hit the start button. It has an enormous capacity, as almost all front-loaders do, big enough to wash a king-size comforter, so you can wash something like a week’s worth of clothes in a single cycle if you really feel like it. This model also has a wider range of settings to experiment with than most washers, which might help with some extremely dirty loads of laundry, whether they’re heavily stained or covered in hair or in need of sanitizing. One of the key features is that it can hit temperatures that are much hotter than the water that comes out of your tap, thanks to an internal heater: It has a cycle that gets hot enough to sanitize fabric without using harsh chemicals like bleach, and one that gets even hotter so that it can annihilate dust mites. Some people find the steam option helpful for stubborn-stain removal (we haven’t spent much time testing this feature). A handful of other front-loaders have similar high-temperature features, though the LG can reach higher temps than some of them. And like a lot of washers, the WM4000H has options for a prewash, multiple rinses, and a post-wash tumbling setting that may help prevent clothes from getting mildewy if you leave them in the washer for too long.

A person's hand clearing the drain of the LG washing machine.

As for the fraught topic of reliability and durability, our best guess is that LG is the safest bet among the mainstream brands. In 2020, Yale Appliance sold 2,270 LG front-loaders and made 161 service calls on them—that’s less than 7 percent, compared with an average of 12.94 percent among other brands’ front-loaders. Those figures are just for the first year that the washer is in service, but it’s a good start. Consumer Reports rated LG’s five-year expected reliability as Excellent based on an extensive reader survey—it was one of only two brands to earn that mark, along with Miele (“Appliance Reliability: How Brands Stack Up,” Consumer Reports, August 2019, pp. 28–29). LG’s dryers also earned a Very Good reliability rating, again in the top three of all brands. Among the repair technicians we’ve talked to, LG front-loaders seem to have an okay reputation; some techs like them a lot, and others find them hard to work with. At best, we’re making an educated guess here, and we can’t promise that a machine is going to work flawlessly for everyone or prove over time to last longer than other new washers. But the evidence that’s available paints a favorable short-term and longer-term picture for LG compared with that of other brands you can buy at a big-box store.

The WM4000H also has a few maintenance features that might make it easier to live with than other washers. We think its magnetic door prop is a clever way to help prevent the dreaded mildew stench from taking root without having to leave the door wide open. In addition, you can access the drain trap clean-out right from the front of the washer without having to disassemble any part of the cabinet, so if something is blocking the drain pump you can pull it out yourself without moving the washer.

LG makes a handful of other front-loaders of the same basic design as the WM4000H. If you want to save some money, consider the WM3700H, which doesn’t have TurboWash. The WM4370H is fairly similar to the WM4000H but still uses an older version of TurboWash with fewer jets, and the control panel is built into the door instead of the frame of the machine.

The matching DLEX4000 dryer runs its Normal cycle with Energy Saver mode on by default. Energy Saver makes the dryer heat up more slowly and dry at a lower temperature. It’s useful for getting a dryer Energy Star certification, but not that useful for getting clothes dry—especially if you, like many people, tend to wash everything together. We recommend turning Energy Saver off (by pressing the button). The DLEX4000’s settings are otherwise typical and should run as expected.

When we dried our mixed load on Normal with Energy Saver on in the DLEX3900 (the similarly-made, previous version of the DLEX4000), the cycle took about an hour, the temperature inside reached a mild 117.5° F, and the load emerged at the end a whopping 13.4 percent heavier than it was dry and noticeably damp. We think the moisture sensor came across a fast-drying item that prematurely triggered the end of the cycle. When we ran the mixed load again on Normal, with Energy Saver off, the temperature rose to 139.1° F—the highest we recorded while testing the LG, and still way under any temperature that would damage clothing—and only an especially thick knit dress and the waistband of a pair of jeans were still damp at the end of the 45-minute cycle. We found running the Normal cycle with the Dry Level set to More to be effective too for our mixed load, taking just under an hour to get everything dry, and reaching a peak temperature of 133.7° F.

You may not have any issues if you sort your laundry, though: When we dried a load of just sheets, the Normal cycle (with Energy Saver) got the entire load sufficiently dry in the specified time on the control panel. Getting the results you want may require some trial and error with different settings, but we think that’s true for most dryers.

The LG dryer has a 10-minute Steam Fresh cycle that’s supposed to reduce wrinkles and odors in already-dry fabrics. We found that it worked better on a T-shirt than on a rayon blouse or a flannel button-up. It’s worth noting that the number displayed on the control panel when you select Steam Fresh is not the duration of the cycle but the number of garments (which you enter yourself). You need to hook the dryer up to a cold water tap in order to use the Steam Fresh cycle.

The DLEX4000 has a reversible door and an easy-to-clean lint tray. The upbeat tune it plays to signal the end of the cycle can be turned off.

The WM4000H washer is available in two finishes, white (WM4000HWA) and black (WM4000HBA). The matching dryers come in the same finishes as the washer, in electric (DLEX4000W and DLEX4000B) and gas-powered (DLGX3901W and DLGX3901B) variants, but any LG front-control dryer can stack on top of the washer. If you want to stack the machines, you need the KSTK1 stacking kit. If you want to put them on a pedestal, the WDP4V is the right model. And the WM3900H works with the LG SideKick, a mini washer that doubles as a pedestal for the main machine (we have not tried one out yet). LG also sells a heat pump dryer, the DLHC1455W, which does not require a vent.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The WM4000H has been available for less than a year at this writing (June 2021), so it doesn’t have many owner reviews so far, and we don’t have a great sense of whether it’s prone to certain defects or if the upgraded TurboWash system causes any problems. We read all of Home Depot’s user reviews for this model (as of May 2020) and found that the most common complaint was that the WM4000H was louder than expected. In testing, we did not notice the 3900 being louder than its competitors. If you think the noise is caused by shaking or banging pipes, you might need water hammer arrestors (and though we’ve noticed in our research that this problem is more common among LG washers, it’s not exclusive to this model or brand).

But the WM4000H has a lot in common with the WM3700H and WM3500C models, which have been available for longer. The most repeated complaint about them is that the control panel is hard to use, especially in poor lighting, and the WM4000H uses the same panel. It doesn’t have any physical buttons, just a touch-sensitive surface. It looks slick, but we tend to think that touch-based controls are usually a functional downgrade on appliances because it’s easier to accidentally choose the wrong settings. And LG’s panel is especially frustrating: It has almost no backlighting, so it’s hard to see, and it offers no textures or other physical cues on any of the flat button-surfaces, so it’s also hard to use by muscle memory. We think it’s worth noting that we had the WM3900H and its matching dryer, as well as our runner-up, the Electrolux EFLS627U and its accompanying dryer, in our test space for several months, and Wirecutter staffers who regularly used the machines in that period consistently chose to use the Electrolux because they found the control panel easier to deal with (it also has fewer options than the LG’s, which made it less intimidating). You’ll probably get used to it over time, and you may not even use the panel often if you tend to just pick a default cycle (which you control with the center dial) and let it rip. But it’s just a dumb design.

A close up of the control panel on the LH washer.

We’ve heard that the Wi-Fi connectivity on the WM3900H can be inconsistent or even nonfunctional, and LG customer support doesn’t seem to have a good fix for the problem. If the “smart” features (cycle-end notifications, remote cycle selection, start and stop controls with the SmartThinQ app) are a big part of why you want to buy this washer, you might be disappointed. The WM4000H may have the same problems because its connectivity feature is the same as that of the WM3900H.

Speaking of LG customer service, it’s relatively lousy. No mainstream appliance brand is especially good at customer service, but LG seems to inspire a special type of ire from customers who are unlucky enough to end up with a defective machine. As Steve Sheinkopf of Yale Appliance writes, “The product works. Their logistics need to be beefed up.”

Some LG owners say that phone reps are too quick to brush off problems as user error and suggest that owners watch an educational video as a solution to the problem. Another recurring complaint is that manufacturer-provided service can take a week or more to arrive and won’t always fix the problem on the first try. Tim Abbott, a repair tech from Washington, told us that LG once shipped him a replacement part in a bubble mailer instead of a box, which put the part at greater risk of damage.

You’re not guaranteed to have a bad time; we’ve heard plenty of stories about LG resolving issues quickly. Kevin Harner, a technician from Pennsylvania, even told us that he found LG to be the easiest washer brand to work with. It could be a regional issue, but we haven’t looked into this.

We asked LG for a comment about its service reputation, and a rep replied, “LG is proud to hold the number one spot in a customer satisfaction survey among home appliance brands, according to a report just released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index,” following that comment with the kind of “we take this seriously” speech you’d expect from corporate PR that doesn’t directly address the customer service issue.

If we had faith in any other mainstream brand to deliver a more reliable washer and better customer service, we’d recommend it, but for all the horror stories we’ve heard about LG, we’ve heard similar things about all the other big brands, too.

We saw a few complaints about the WM3900H suds-locking—that is, when the washer senses that a load is too soapy after the rinse cycle finishes, it runs another rinse cycle, repeating the process until the clothes are finally rinsed. Sometimes it takes two, three, or more additional rinses to finally knock down the suds—and it won’t unlock the door until it’s finished. This was a common problem when front-load washers first came out in the US, but you don’t hear about it as often anymore because detergents have been reformulated for HE washers that don’t use much water. But we’ve heard about this happening to a few people, and it happened to us in our testing too. Just a theory, but this washer might be more sensitive than most to detergent overdoses. We haven’t seen this complaint yet about the WM4000H, but we’ll keep an eye out for it.

The other complaints we’ve heard so far about the LG WM4000H (and its similar variants) are the typical things we hear about front-loaders from owners who have just switched from an agitator-style top-loader: They think it can’t work with such a small amount of water, and they don’t think it cleans well (usually because they’re using way too much detergent, as much as they had with their older agitator washers, and it has trouble rinsing out completely).

We’re pretty sure that, over time, we’ll hear about more problems with this washer—it’s the same story with every washing machine and major appliance.

Runner-up: Electrolux EFLS627U

The Electrolux EFLS627U, our runner up pick for best washer.


The Electrolux EFLS627U is the absolute best stain remover we’ve tested, by a wide margin. It also has some unique features that could sway certain buyers, such as a reversible door, an extra-water setting, and a special slot in the detergent tray for laundry pods. It’s not our top pick because Electrolux washers (and especially dryers) don’t have the best reputation for reliability, and they tend to be rougher on fabrics than other front-loaders.

In our tests, the Electrolux EFLS627U stood out as the best cleaner, removing far more of all types of stains than any other washer we tested. The difference was obvious to the naked eye. The testers at Reviewed call it the best stain remover they’ve seen, and they’ve been testing washers a lot longer than we have. The testers at CNET, along with several other reviewers, also found that it was the best cleaner they tested. If you regularly need to clean stubborn stains, such as grass or child effluvia, the EFLS627U will do a better job of removing them without pretreatment than any other washer.

We think the SmartBoost feature is the driver of the EFLS627U’s success. The washer has a separate chamber that premixes detergent with the wash water before adding it to the drum—no other washer has a premixing system like this. In theory, this means that the washing solution is totally homogenized, with no splurts of detergent soaking into certain garments while missing others. Most washers are great cleaners anyway, but the premixing feature makes this Electrolux even better. The EFLS627U also has a recirculating pump, though it dribbles water rather than spraying it, as the LG WM4000H’s jets do.

Sours: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-best-washer-and-dryer/

GE vs. LG Smart Front Load Washers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

If you are looking for a front-load washer, you will probably be considering GE or LG.

Both are great machines. Even better, both are available, which seems to be the deciding feature for many shopping decisions these days.

However, they are both different. One is not better than the other. LG and GE have different features, sizes, and reliability.

In this article, you will discover all the best features of both of their most popular washers. Then we will compare them.

By the end, you will be able to determine which machine is right for you.


ge-smart-front-load-washer-850-seriesGE Front Load Washer with antimicrobial Microban Protection


Haier now owns GE after years of being GE. Haier is based in China and is appliances only.

That's a big benefit to a brand rather than being stuck in a multinational of dissimilar products and services.

Haier has probably invested more in GE in the last four years than GE did in my previous 30 years plus.

Perhaps their biggest improvement was in the laundry. The new GE smart front load washers have tons of unique features within the industry.

GE was the first with mold protection built into the machine and with Smart functionality.

I am not an early adopter of Smart technology. Laundry is an exception.

GE is manufacturing their washers in China, with the dryers being produced in the US.

The GFW850SSNWW is their best machine.

GE Front Load Washer GFW850SSNWW - $1,149


Dimensions: 28 W, 39.75 H, 34 D | Capacity: 5 Cubic Feet | Number of Cycles: 12 Cycles, 10 Options | Spin Speed: 1300 RPM | Reversible Door: Yes | Automatic Dispenser: Yes | Reliability: 8.6%

GE has addressed the most common front load washer problems: mold, mildew, odor issues, and stagnant water in the gasket.

GE did this by integrating Microban antimicrobial surfaces to their gaskets, detergent dispensers, steam ports, and hoses in the back.

GE increased the number of draining ports from three to five in the current models.

The "OdorBlock" fan kicks on after the wash has been swapped over the dryer, so you can shut the door and allow it to dry itself out.

The 850 models from GE have an overnight wash & dry cycle (utilizing the no-heat fan) that is meant for a couple of pieces of clothing.

You can load up to 50 oz or 32 loads of detergent in the automatic dispenser. Auto dispensers release the right amount of detergent at the right time for better cleaning.

You also don't overfill. It's crucial because the suds stay in the machine and slowly become a huge service issue.


GE front load washers are slightly larger at 28" wide than the industry standard 27" width.

GE's control panel is angled up a bit more than the LG. When stacked, it could be difficult for people to reach the controls. 

Depth is deeper than the LG, which could be a problem if you are stacking in a closet.

GE doesn't have a short cycle like LG's most popular front load washer.

Read More: Should You Buy GE Smart Front Load Laundry?


LG-front-load-washer-and-dryerLG Front Load Washers with Laundry Pedestals for more storage and height


LG was the creator of the front load washer design. Before LG, you had the Maytag Neptune with the backguard.

They are a laundry first company. That was their original focus.

LG had consistently manufactured the most innovative washers like the WashTower last year.

The WashTower revolutionized stackable laundry by placing the controls in the middle rather than the top in a beautiful machine.

LG washers are mostly made in Tennessee, while the dryers are made in Korea.

Their most popular washer is the WM4000.

LG Front Load Washer WM4000HWA - $1,049


Dimensions: 27 W, 39 H, 30.25 D | Capacity: 4.5 Cubic Feet | Number of Cycles: 12 Cycles, 13 Options | Spin Speed: 1300 RPM | Reversible Door: No | Automatic Dispenser: No| Reliability: 4.1%

LG's front-load washer depth is 30.25 inches. In a tight closet, size matters. LG is almost 1.5 inches less than a Samsung front load washer without the addition of a pedestal.

LG features their Turbowash or five high-pressure hoses in the front to shorten any cycle to 30 minutes.

Its reliability is stellar at only 4.1% vs. 9.9% for the average appliances in the first year.

ThinQ is designed to monitor your washer and be proactive about repairs.

While the introduction has been slow, there will be a time in the future when a repairman will show up to fix your machine before it breaks.


LG has no mold control. However, I don't see mold as a problem in my machine. The best thing you can do to prevent mold is to dry the gasket and leave the door open.

Yet with LG, you do have the high temperature tub clean cycle.

It doesn't have a reversible door, so the doors will not line up when stacked or in certain applications side by side.

GE has the overnight cycle, so you can wash and dry a small load at night.

GE vs. LG Smart Front Load Washers

Capacity5 Cu. Ft. 4.5 Cu. Ft. 
Reversible DoorYesNo
Smart TechnologyYes, load sensing and anti-vibration systemYes, load sensing and anti-vibration system
Number of Cycles1212
Automatic Detergent DispenserYes, holds up to 50 ozNo
Mold and Mildew PreventionYes, Microban and no heat fan to dry out drum after wash switches overNo

What the LG WM4000HWA and the GE GFW850SSNWW Have in Common

As I said, both are great machines with good feature sets. Let's look at what they have in common.

  • 1300 RPM Spin Speed: The average speed is 1000-1200. Both GE and LG will be able to extract more water due to the faster spin.
  • Steam: Steam loosens tough stains like grass, wine, or blood, cleaned with one wash.
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi and smart functionality make sense for laundry. You can turn the machine on or off remotely. You can also see how much time is remaining on your phone. Both machines will even text you when the cycle is completed. You won't trudge to the basement to discover you have 4 minutes and 22 seconds left on the cycle.
  • 12 Cycles, 5 Temperatures, 5 Speeds: It's hard to believe our parents only used three cycles, two speeds, and three temperatures, but you have plenty on either machine along with ten options for GE and 13 options for LG.

Which Is More Reliable, GE or LG?

Both are below the 9.97% for appliances within the first year. GE is good. LG is outstanding. 

Front-load washer reliability based on a minimum of 300 washers sold from December 2019 to November 2020:

 Service Rate
LG Electronics4.14%
GE Appliances8.61%

As a note, Whirlpool is technically higher, but LG is all homes, while Whirlpool is builder type requiring less service.

Read More: Most Reliable Front Load Washers

GE vs. LG Smart Front Load Washers: Which Is Better?


As I said, both are great machines. I don't think size is an issue, with GE being five cubic and LG being 4.5 cubic feet.

  • Depth: Again, it depends on your closet, but LG is 30.25 inches versus GE at 34 inches
  • TurboWash: I don't know why more companies don't copy this design. The high pressure enables a shorter wash time.
  • Auto Dispenser: GE has a large dispenser. It's in the right place at the bottom, where it doesn't collect mold. GE, Whirlpool, and Miele have the dispenser on the top.
  • Maytag has theirs on the top. LG has a smaller auto dispenser on the top as well. In their premium models starting at the WM4500.
  • Mold Control: GE eliminated any guesswork with their Microban surfaces and OdorBlock fan. With LG, you have to dry the surfaces, leave the door open, and use the TybClean cycle.
  • Reversible Door: Again, it depends on where you are placing your machines.
  • Reliability: LG is incredible, but GE has better support when there are issues. LG has been improving since the early days. They now operate their service.

Key Takeaways

Both are good. In times of scarce availability, your number two choice is still a great pick.

That said, which is better for you depends on your laundry room and how you wash your clothes.

Additional Resources

Download our Yale Washer Buying Guide with all the features, terms, and brands of laundry. Over 900,000 people have already found answers in a Yale guide.

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GE or LG Front Load Washer

The GE is brand new, so there really isn't any long term usage or reliability information. I have looked at these new GE washers in person and was impressed with their perceived quality. The vent technology is innovative and definitely addresses concerns users have with front load laundry. What I don't like is these washers are made in China. I don't know if these are based on the old GE design and engineering or the new Haier design and engineering (the Chinese company Haier purchased GE appliances four years ago). I used previous generation GE front load washers and was unimpressed with their ability to balance loads during the spin and they were poor rinsers. As far as I know, these new washers do not have any type of recirculation pump to aid in getting the load saturated and in overall washing ability.

LG makes excellent performing and very reliable laundry appliances. The WM3900 is a top rated washer by Consumer Reports and the Wirecutter. Despite the rumors, LG washers are actually very easy to work on and parts are readily available if something were to happen. They use DC pumps which are more reliable and much quieter than AC pumps used on the competition. This LG has a built in recirculation pump with jets in the four corners that they call turbowash. When the turbowash feature is enabled, it shortens the cycle time to around 35-40 minutes for a normal load of laundry. LGs are excellent at rinsing which in my opinion is equally important as its ability to get laundry clean. And this washer is assembled in the USA.

If it were me, I'd purchase the LG 3900. Use good practices when using the machine, which includes not overdosing detergent, wiping down the boot and leaving the door open between loads. You won't have any odor or mold issues.

Sours: https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5936316/ge-or-lg-front-load-washer
Best front load Washers of 2021

We know that washing machines are a big purchase. And for an appliance that’s supposed to make daily chores a bit easier, it can be a pain to choose the right one that’ll meet all your needs. So, just like a washing machine, we did the work for you.

If you're looking for a high-powered washing machine that'll remove the heaviest of stains and get your clothes looking fresh in no time, these front- and top-loading washing machines are the best you can buy.

Editor's Note: The appliance industry is currently experiencing a supply chain disruption due to the global pandemic. We did our best to find expert-approved models that are in stock at retailers we trust, with reasonable delivery estimates.

Best Washing Machines of 2021

  • Best Overall Washing Machine:LG WM4000HWA
  • Best Budget Washing Machine:Samsung WF45T6000AW
  • Best Washer-Dryer Combo: LG WashTower
  • Best for Large Families:LG WM9000HVA
  • Best Top-Load Washing Machine:LG WT7800CV
  • Largest Capacity:Samsung WV60M9900AV
  • Most Affordable Top-Loader:GE GTW720BSNWS
  • Best Portable Washing Machine:BLACK+DECKER BPWM09W
  • Best-Looking Washer:Samsung WF45R6300AC
  • Best for Small Spaces:Bosch WAT28400UC 300 Series

How We Picked

For this guide, we spent more than 200 hours on washing machine research. We sifted through more than 85 models, comparing functions and reading consumer and editorial reviews of them, and we consulted studies from experts in the field of appliances. We referred to the latest National Appliance Repair Report, which was published by Puls, a company based in San Francisco with more than 4,000 fully vetted appliance technicians across the country.

We also looked at repair and reliability data from Yale Appliance and Consumer Reports, in addition to J.D. Power's annual Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study and the ACSI Household Appliance and Electronics Report.

We're also constantly keeping our eye on what’s out there and updating this guide accordingly. Case in point: We updated this guide three times in just a month after our previous top pick was discontinued and newer models were released.

If you're ready for an upgrade, check out our ultimate guide to find the best washing machine for you, your budget, and, ultimately, your laundry room.

Best Overall

LG 4.5-Cubic-Foot Front-Load Washing Machine

LG Electronicslowes.com


  • 12 cycle options
  • Quick wash times
  • Asthma- and allergy-friendly
  • Cluttered control panel
  • Door is not reversible and only opens to the left

Also available at Home Depot, LG

If you're looking for the most bang for your buck, the LG WM4000HWA washing machine won't disappoint. Based on our extensive evaluation, LG is one of the most reliable brands of washers, as it currently holds the number-one spot in both product and service quality in the American Customer Satisfaction Index rankings. It has more J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Awards for appliances than any other manufacturer for 3 years running, and its washing machines require less servicing in this first year of ownership than most other brands. LG was also the second-most recommended brand of washing machine by repair technicians at Puls, coming only behind Whirlpool.

With a spacious 4.5-cubic-foot capacity, this washing machine provides plenty of room for a king-sized comforter or a week’s worth of dirty clothes. If you want to take your laundry to the next level, you even have the option to add a second washer to it, so you can finish two loads at a time.

Using this model is easy — just press the power button, turn its single knob to select your cycle (there are 12, with the option to upload additional ones with a smartphone), then press the start button. There’s an additional touch panel to adjust water temperature, spin speed, and soil-level settings, along with a handful of buttons for triggering specific settings like an extra rinse, steam function, or LG’s exclusive TurboWash setting. We wish the control panel used physical buttons, and editors at Wirecutter also complained that its predecessor’s nearly identical control panel was difficult to use in the dark.

This option tackles large loads in less time by combining the rinse and spin cycles and spraying a detergent/water mixture directly onto your clothes. It can cut washing times in half, and it will clean a regular-sized load in just a half-hour. There's also a steam setting to reduce common household allergens by more than 95%, making it certified asthma- and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. It's equipped with an internal heater for making the water hot enough to kill germs, dust mites, and parasites. We also like that it's equipped with a durable rust-resistant stainless steel drum and premium- and stylish-looking tempered glass door.

You can control the washing machine using your smartphone, Google Home, or Amazon Alexa-powered speaker, too. This functionality comes in handy for starting the laundry while you're out and about. The machine will even send a notification to your phone when your clothes are finished washing.

Another plus is that the washing machine is incredibly energy- and water-efficient — it'll cost you about $10 to run each year. Overall, this washer finds a strong balance for effective stain removal without being too harsh on your clothes, plus it's reliable and priced under $1,000.

Best Budget Washing Machine

Samsung WF45T6000AW 4.5-Cubic-Foot Front-Load Washing Machine




  • Easy to use
  • Effective at removing stains
  • More likely to treat your clothes roughly and cause wear and tear to them

Also available at Samsung, Home Depot and Best Buy

If you’re willing to put up with fewer and louder cycles and forfeit some advanced features for a much more affordable price, this stackable front-loading washing machine from Samsung is a great pick for those on a budget. It features a large 4.5-cubic-foot capacity and an attractive white stainless steel finish.

Samsung front-load washers rank highest in customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Power's laundry appliance satisfaction study, and Samsung was named a most reliable brand by Yale Appliances and Puls repair technicians, as well.

With this washer, you get 10 cycles. There are no sanitize cycles for the allergy-prone, nor speed cycles like Electrolux's or LG's TurboWash cycle we mentioned earlier. There's no built-in steamer for killing bacteria, so it isn't ideal for washing cloth diapers, either. If those features are important for you, opt for the LG WM3600HWA — it lacks the TurboWash feature found on our best overall pick but still has a steam function and costs less.

This Samsung is even cheaper. It's an easy-to-use, energy- and water-efficient washing machine that just works. Its heavy-duty cycle may take an hour, but it'll remove grass stains and grime, no problem. It's worth mentioning that reviewers at Consumer Reports and Reviewed.com remarked that Samsung's washers weren't particularly gentle on clothes. So, we don't recommend this model for folks who have lots of delicates to clean.

Regardless, this washer should meet the needs of most users who'll appreciate its attractive looks and stellar price.

Best Washer-Dryer Combo

LG WashTower


  • Long wash times for heavy loads

Also available at LG, AJ Madison, and Best Buy

Instead of buying your washer and dryer separately, the LG WashTower is a two-for-one solution that consists of a clothes dryer on top and a washing machine underneath — but all in one single unit. The WashTower is more modern and less commercial-looking than laundry centers you’ve likely seen in apartments, but it’s also 3.5 inches shorter than a typical washer-dryer stack. Don’t let its shorter size fool you, because the appliance is still packed with spacious drums — a 4.5 cubic-foot washer and 7.4 cubic-foot dryer. That’s enough space to wash and dry a king-sized comforter.

We like that the WashTower has an easy-to-reach control panel that’s located right in the center of it, so you can quickly make your cycle selection. There’s a normal cycle, one for bedding, delicates, heavily soiled items, and a convenient 15-minute quick wash. Heavy loads take close to 2 hours to complete, while normal cycles finish in just under an hour.

What sets the WashTower apart from other machines is that the washer and dryer communicate with each other to save energy and cut down laundry times. The dryer will even preheat when the washing is near completion. The appliance also has integrated sensors that detect fabric texture and load size, and it can automatically adjust water temperature and wash motions to achieve the perfect clean. The WashTower is the only appliance we know of that can predict the completion time for both washing and drying your clothes.

The washing machine isn’t packed with as many specialized cycles as other appliances we’ve compared it against, but you can download extra features using the free LG ThinQ app. We were happy to see that it still includes LG’s TurboWash 360 cycle, which works wonderfully at removing stains, and LG’s Allergiene cycle to reduce allergens. The dryer also has a built-in steamer, which helps curb wrinkles and sanitize your clothes.

Best for Large Families

LG 5.2-Cubic-Foot Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front-Load Washer




  • Intuitive smartphone app
  • 14 wash cycles and five temperature settings
  • Allergiene wash cycle

Also available at LG, Home Depot, AJ Madison, and Best Buy

Standing at 29 inches wide and nearly 34 inches deep, the LG WM9000HVA is an insanely large washing machine. It is equipped with an enormous drum that offers a 5.2-cubic-foot capacity, making it a good option for big families and folks who wash many towels or lots of bedding. This machine tackles large piles of dirty clothes in fewer loads, saving you some time and stress on laundry day. It’s so big that you can fit a king-size comforter and a full set of bedding in a single load.

Besides being huge inside and out, the washing machine delivers impressive performance. It does a great job at removing stains, and it has 14 wash cycles and five temperature settings to cater to your washing needs. We appreciate the addition of the speed, sanitary, and Allergiene wash cycles. The latter two use steam or hot water to get rid of dust mites, pet dander, and bacteria.

This washer is packed with all the bells and whistles you need to make your laundry less of a chore. You can pair your LG with a nifty app to monitor its washing progress, adjust cycles, soil levels, and water temperature, too. The washer is quiet and incredibly speedy — a normal cycle will take a little over a half-hour. It’s even equipped with LG’s TurboWash feature and uses powerful high-pressure sprayer nozzles to help get your clothes cleaned quickly.

It’s worth mentioning LG sells an even larger variant of this washer, dubbed the LG Signature WM9500HKA. We don’t think it’s worth spending the extra money to go for the bigger 5.8-cubic-foot capacity. You’d be better off putting that money toward the compatible SideKick pedestal washer for washing small loads or delicates separately.

Best Top-Load Washing Machine

LG 5.5-Cubic-Foot Top-Load Washing Machine

LG Electronicsamazon.com



  • ColdWash setting to save energy

Also available at Lowes and LG

Top-loading washing machines don't clean as thoroughly as front-loading ones do, and they also use significantly more water and energy. But if you're looking for a top-load washing machine, the LG WT7800CV is the best one you can buy.

If you’re lazy and tend to just dump your laundry basket straight into the machine, the LG will have your back. It’s equipped with a large, 5.5-cubic-foot drum that can tackle the largest of loads. While it has the space and the strength for cleaning large quantities, its standard cycles aren’t the speediest — some will take more than an hour to finish. This can make laundry day much more of a drag when you have several loads to tackle.

To make up for this, the LG has a TurboWash setting, which saves up to 20 minutes. It combines the rinse and spin cycles while using dual nozzles to spray a concentrated detergent solution directly onto your clothes to tackle stains and brings the cycle time down to less than 40 minutes.

Another nifty cycle, called ColdWash, uses cold water and enhanced motions to clean your clothes effectively. The washer's tub and motor rotate independently and in opposite directions, which creates a powerful water flow that causes your clothes to rub against each other. This gives the cleaning performance of warm water, with the added benefit of saving energy. There's no agitator in this washer, either, which lessens the risk of ending up with damaged garments.

For allergy sufferers, we recommend the more expensive LG WT7900HBA top-loader, which is equipped with a trademarked Allergiene cycle and hot water heater that eliminates 95% of pet dander and dust mites. Regardless, we think given this washer's large tub, its quietness, and wide feature set, it's definitely worthy of your consideration.

Largest Capacity

Editor's Note: The Samsung FlexWash is currently out of stock at most online retailers. It will be back in stock at Wayfair on Oct. 1, 2021. You can check Wayfair's current stock of Samsung washers at the link here to see if any alternatives are available for delivery at your ZIP code.

Samsung 6.0-Cubic-Foot FlexWash Washing Machine




  • 12 cycles
  • Has a second washer for delicates
  • Top surface isn't great for folding clothes

Also available at Samsung and Home Depot

With a combined capacity of 6 cubic feet, this dual washing machine from Samsung is sure to please large families that need to conquer mountains of laundry. The Samsung has a large 5-cubic-foot front-loading drum, in addition to a separately controlled mini 1-cubic-foot washer at its top.

This washing machine is quite similar to the LG's TwinWash pedestal washer we mentioned earlier, but rather than being located at the base like the LG, Samsung's small washer is on top instead. The mini washer is ideal for quickly washing delicates or lightly soiled clothes. If you want to use warm water on the top washer and cold on the bottom, you're free to do so, too.

Whether you're washing bedding or activewear, there's sure to be a cycle for your laundry needs — there are 12 total! Some cycles use a built-in steamer to help remove stains, and because the washer is equipped with an internal water heater, your hot water will reach temperatures up to 153 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to kill bacteria. Even hotter: This washer has Wi-Fi and sends push notifications to your smartphone when cycles are done.

Our sister site Good Housekeeping named this washer as a top pick because of its flexibility and excellent cleaning performance. Plus, this washing machine is absolutely stunning, and it comes in a sharp black stainless steel finish or a white color.

Most Affordable Top-Loader

GE 4.8-Cubic-Foot Top-Load Washing Machine

GE Applianceswayfair.com



  • Powerful cleaning performance
  • Spin cycle occasionally leaves clothes damp

Also available at Lowes and Home Depot

The GE is the perfect washer for folks who are always in a hurry. It’s equipped with a slot specifically for detergent pacs and has a fast Normal Cycle that finishes in just 45 minutes. Testers at Reviewed.com even found that its Normal Cycle removed more stains than its Deep Clean Cycle without putting any wear and tear on your clothes — which is more common with top loaders over front-loading machines, especially if they have an agitator. This one doesn’t. If you prefer an agitator over an impeller, GE sells a variant of this machine that uses an agitator instead.

The GTW720BSNWS’ 4.8-cubic-foot drum may not be as large as our best top-loader pick (which has a 5.5-cubic-foot drum), but it still packs enough room for a queen-sized comforter. The motor of the washer is backed by a 10-year warranty, and the entire unit is covered for 1 year.

We love that the GE offers multiple rinse options. There’s even a unique Warm Rinse mode that uses hot water at the end of a cycle — which will come in handy for folks who have arthritis, sensitive skin, or really for anyone who doesn’t like the feeling of handling cold, damp clothes. Another nice touch is its Stain Removal Guide on the control panel, which lets you select from specific stains such as wine, grass, and dirt to ensure that your clothes come out clean.

If you're in search of a top-loading washing machine but are on a budget, we can’t recommend the GE GTW720BSNWS enough. Although our analysis found that GE isn’t as reliable of a brand, this is still an excellent washer that provides users with clever and convenient features, an easy-to-use interface, and, most importantly, impressive cleaning performance.

Best Portable Washing Machine

BLACK+DECKER Portable Washing Machine




  • Doesn't require water hookup
  • Hoses and power cord are on the shorter side

Also available at Lowes

If you're renting and your landlord won't pay to have a washing machine installed (or you don't have enough room or the right hookups for a full-sized model), you should get a portable washing machine.

This small but mighty pick from BLACK+DECKER is perfect for those who want to avoid the laundromat at all costs. The 0.9-cubic-foot tub may not be the biggest, spin the fastest, or even be the most effective at removing stains, but it’s affordable, energy-efficient, and doesn’t require any special electrical or water hookups. Plus, you can fit it practically anywhere, thanks to its small footprint.

It's also one of the few portable washers that has several spin cycles for your specific washing needs. You have the choice of heavy, gentle, normal, rapid, and soak modes. The washer comes with an adapter for attaching it to your sink, as well as a hose for draining. Best of all, it spins quietly and doesn't vibrate, so it won't keep you or your neighbors up at night.

Best-Looking Washer

Samsung WF45R6300AC Smart Front Load Washer



  • Hot water heater on board
  • Excellent speed cycle
  • Control panel is cluttered and hard to read

Also available at Lowes, Home Depot and Samsung

If you're on the hunt for an effective and luxurious-looking washing machine, you should go with this model from Samsung. It's equipped with a generous 4.5-cubic-foot capacity and an ultra convenient Super Speed cycle that finishes a load in just 30 minutes. Best of all, this washer comes in a gorgeous champagne color that sets it apart from the rest. You have the choice of white or black finishes, as well.

The washer features 12 cleaning cycles in total, plus it has an internal water heater and steam functionality for superior cleaning. It's stackable, compatible with Samsung's laundry pedestal, and runs quietly. The washer pairs with your smartphone and alerts you when the wash cycle is nearing completion. Plus, it lets you remotely start or stop your laundry cycles.

We also considered the sharp-looking GE GFW850SPNRS front-load washing machine that comes in a stunning sapphire blue and garnered high praise from Reviewed.com and Good Housekeeping for its cleaning ability, its automatic detergent dispenser, and its innovative vent system that aims to eliminate and prevent odors from gathering at the drum.

Ultimately, we concluded that the Samsung is the better buy. Although both models have an internal water heater, the GE has a slower Normal cycle that lasts 20 minutes longer, and its bedding cycle isn't as effective at cleaning sheets. Samsung has also received higher owner satisfaction scores based on surveys conducted by Consumer Reports.

For those who are on a budget, consider the similar and less expensive WF45R6100AC washer. That model has two fewer wash cycles, unfortunately including the ultra convenient 30-minute speed wash. It also lacks Wi-Fi functionality, but these sacrifices may be worth the additional savings for some.

Best for Small Spaces

Bosch 300 Series Washing Machine




  • 15 wash cycles
  • Good for allergy-prone users

Also available at Lowes and Home Depot

The Bosch 300 is the best compact washing machine for those who can't fit a full-sized washer in their home.

Unfortunately, the smaller size doesn't result in a smaller price. This front-loading Bosch is a stylish washing machine with a fast 1,400 RPM spin speed and short cycles. Its 2.2-cubic-foot capacity is half the size of our top pick, but it can tackle a 15-pound load, which is the equivalent of six towels. Cleaning performance is strong, and the washer should have little to no issues with removing stains.

It offers users 15 different cycles, ranging from delicates to heavy-duty, and there's even a cycle specifically for denim. We were glad to see an additional hot-water cycle for allergy-prone users who need their washer to kill germs and dust mites. Similar to LG's TurboWash setting, the Bosch boasts a SpeedPerfect mode that provides up to 40% faster washing times. Features like its anti-vibration circular sidewalls and EcoSilence Motor ensure that it keeps quiet.

We also considered the Miele TwinDos washing machine, which costs nearly twice as much. Although the Miele offers users an automatic detergent dispenser, Wi-Fi connectivity, and tons of special wash cycles to choose from, we think you're better off opting for the Bosch.

According to Yale Appliance data, Bosch is the more reliable brand. Only 4.2% of compact washers from Bosch required servicing compared to the Miele's 10.41%. Samsung also sells a compact washer, the WW22N6850QX, which has a 9.93% service ratio. You should only shop for the Samsung if you prefer its black finish to the Bosch's all-white exterior, or you want to take advantage of its steam function and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Where are the best places to buy a washing machine?

  • Home Depot offers financing options and free standard delivery on appliance purchases of $396 or more, which includes basic hook-up service. This includes everything from uncrating to setup, leveling, and connecting the dryers. The retailer also tests your new appliances after install to make sure everything is working correctly, then they remove all of the packing materials. You can get more information here and read frequently asked questions about delivery and installation.
  • Lowes offers free appliance delivery 7 days a week for up to 75 miles from a fulfillment location. They occasionally have free next-day delivery during sale periods, too, and they offer financing packages. Lowes' installers will connect the appliance, test it, and haul away the old appliance for an additional fee.
  • AJ Madison sells most major appliances and includes free nationwide delivery on orders of more than $499. They only deliver products to your front door, however — and they won't install your new appliance or haul away the old one unless you live in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.
  • Best Buy delivers appliance purchases totaling $399 or more for free. They’ll unbox and install your new washing machine, plus remove the old one for an additional fee. Best Buy has also received the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction” J.D. Power Award for the last 2 years in a row.
  • Sears and Sears Outlet stores offer great prices on washing machines, and the retailer has several installation services available. They’ll deliver and unpack your washer, inspect it for damage and defects, determine if any additional work needs to be done prior to installation, connect your new appliance, explain codes and permits, level and secure it, test it, and even teach you how to use it. They’ll also remove all packaging materials, and they’ll haul away your old washer for an additional charge.

How much should you expect to spend on a high-quality washing machine?

  • Non-commercial, full-sized washing machines can cost anywhere between a closeout $250 price and $2,100. Portable washers can cost as little as $100. We recommend spending $400 minimum on a full-sized model to get a reliable washer that’ll last you and your family several years. If you want a feature-filled one with steam cycles, smart functionality, and a modern-looking design, you can expect to pay at least $900.

How do you clean a washing machine?

  • Soap builds up residue and scum, which can eventually turn to mold, so you'll want to occasionally clean your washing machine. We recommend filling your washer with hot water and mixing in a little vinegar and baking soda to clean it. Check out all the steps!

What brand of washing machine is most reliable?

  • Whirlpool, LG, and Samsung are the most reliable brands of washers. Yale Appliance found that less than 7% of the sales of these units required servicing. J.D. Power also ranks Samsung and LG as the highest-ranking manufacturers in customer satisfaction. These brands were also ranked the most favorably

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Can you stack any compact washer with any compact dryer?

  • Stacking a dryer on top of a front-load washing machine is a great way to save space in your laundry room. But stacking the two is a lot more difficult than it sounds. You need to ensure the machines are secured, so vibrations don't cause them to tumble, make sure you have the proper venting, and measure several times. Several manufacturers sell stacking kits for their specific washing machines.

Do washing machines without agitators clean well?

  • Even though front-load washing machines are more energy-efficient and use less water, a lot of buyers prefer older agitator-style washing machines. Both models have their pros and cons. Our verdict is that top-load agitator models are harsher on clothes and don't clean as well as other washers. On the plus side, they typically have shorter cycle times and are cheaper. If you want a machine with an agitator, we recommend the LG WT7305CW.

How long does a washing machine last, on average?

  • The average life expectancy of a new washing machine is about 11 years. So if you purchased your washing machine before 2010, you’re definitely overdue for a replacement. Older models just aren’t nearly as energy- or water-efficient as today’s models, so you’ll have some peace of mind knowing your electric bill will go down if you splurge for a new upgrade.

What size washer do you need to wash a king-size comforter?

  • Capacity is one of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new washing machine. When you’re buying a new washer, you need to consider not only how much laundry you’re doing now but how much you expect to do in the future. A size of 4 cubic feet is enough to wash 12 to 16 pounds of laundry, and this should suffice for a family of two. At 4.5 cubic feet, a larger-capacity unit can hold up to 20 pounds of laundry, a must for a larger family. A king-size comforter will fit into a 3.8-cubic-foot machine, but you shouldn't add anything else to the load while you're washing it. You’ll need 5.8 cubic feet of space to wash king-size comforters and full sets of bedding in a single load.

What’s the best laundry detergent to use?

  • If you're in a rush and don't want to fuss with liquid, we recommend Tide Pods laundry detergent pacs. For washing your baby's clothes and linens, we're fans of Dreft liquid detergent. As for washing your clothes, you can check out all our reviews of detergents here.

Brandon CarteTechnology EditorBrandon Carte has been the technology editor at BestProducts.com since 2017, where he's been covering the latest gadgets and scouring the internet for the greatest deals; His tech reporting has been featured on TopTenReviews.com and USA Today.

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What we love about LG and Samsung washer and dryer is that they offer an amazing clean along with tech bells and whistles. Therefore, when you make a purchase, you will not feel that you fell for a color or the smart phone app. Your clothes will be clean, and with a touch of a button, you can sanitize to help reduce allergens in your life. The feature list goes on.

There are many similarities between these two companies and their products, but there are also some key differences in design and functionality worth noting. This article is designed to be a quick explainer for both brands and contains our top product picks between LG and Samsung washer and dryer models including stackable washer and dryers.

Best LG vs Samsung Washers and Dryers in 2021

Our exclusive video review of LG front load washer and dryer

Top 5 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Modern Washer and Dryer

Whether you're buying your first washer or if it's time to upgrade, you need a machine that fits your specific needs. To help you shop with confidence and make a more informed decision, here are some of the essential factors to consider before selecting the best washer and dryer model.

1) Cleaning Performance

Both Samsung an LG are innovators, continually upgrading the features of their appliances. These modern machines have a variety of functions–numerous wash cycles, steam cycles, and other useful options. When it comes to washing machines, both companies deliver exceptional results. Therefore, they earned a top spot in our coveted best washer and dryer set rankings.

LG uses steam technology, which penetrates deep inside fabrics and loosens stubborn, dry soils without damaging your laundry.


LG has the 6Motion feature, which has different tub motion options for enhanced wash performance.


Samsung has PowerFoam for deep cleaning. This feature mixes water and detergent to clean fabrics thoroughly. Also, like LG, Samsung features Steam technology on select washers.


For efficiency, speed, and better cleaning, LG has TurboWash. This system uses spray jets to improve wash performance and effectiveness, reducing full load wash cycles by up to 30 minutes.

Similar to LG's TurboWash, Samsung has SuperSpeed. This feature also utilizes jets to spray foam detergent and warm water to thoroughly clean clothes. It too shortens regular cycle times and affords greater efficiency.

Both washers are equipped with a variety of wash cycles: normal, whites, colors, heavy, quick, wools – and both come with a self-cleaning feature.

2) Energy Efficiency

Believe it or not, washing machines have been around since the 1850s, and when the first electric washers were introduced to the market, energy efficiency was definitely not a priority. These days, however, water and resource efficiency are central focuses for manufacturers. Machines come standard with energy-saving features like automatic water fill, which senses the laundry load size and fills the tub with only the necessary amount of water.


You've likely noticed the Energy Star label on appliances. Energy Star means products meet the government’s energy efficiency regulations. All Samsung and LG washers are Energy Star approved; however, both companies go beyond the government's basic requirements and have extra functions for additional resource savings.

To prevent wasting water, LG has a SenseClean system that detects the amount of laundry in the washer and adjusts the water level accordingly. This is especially useful for times when you only need to wash a few garments and don’t need the tub filled entirely.

3) Noise and Vibration

Compared to other home appliances, washers have the potential to make the most noise and vibration. Modern front load washers spin the tumble at more than 1200 RPM during spin mode, and this high-intensity action can sometimes be heard or felt.

Especially if you live in a small apartment, vibration and noise can cause annoyance. To address this issue, Samsung, LG, and many other home appliance companies have developed high-tech anti-noise systems.

Samsung sports VRT Plus Technology, which reduces vibration and noise 40% more than their standard VRT. This system incorporates a unique tub design and dedicated sensors to keep loads quiet and balanced.

Similarly, LG's TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System makes LG washers more stable. Thanks to direct motor drive and balancing system, even heavy loads wash steadily and quietly.

4) Size, Configuration, and Ergonomics

There are three main sizes for front load washing machines. Remember that washer capacity has a direct connection to how much time you spend doing laundry. Larger tub sizes mean fewer loads, and fewer loads mean more free time doing other things you love.

  • Compact washer and dryer (Apartment size): These machines usually have a 24” width and a 2 to 2.5 cu. ft. capacity. They may be small in size but possess extensive features and matching, stackable dryers–just like their larger-sized relatives.

  • Full-size washers: These washers come equipped with a 27” width and hold between a 4.3 to 5.5 cu. ft. capacity, depending on various models. Full size washer and dryers are generally stackable.

  • Mega-size washers: Washers that have more than 27” width (29” – 30”) are classified in this category. They have huge capacities–up to 6” cu. ft.

Both LG and Samsung produce all three sizes. While they each have only one compact model, Samsung manufactures one of the best-value washers in this size range. Samsung WW22K6800AW uses steam power to eliminate stubborn stains without damaging fabrics. It comes equipped with 14 wash cycles and 8 options, providing a dynamic range of wash capabilities.

Besides its solid structure and excellent performance, LG WM1388HW has a wealth of smart features worth mentioning. NFC Tag-On technology allows users to download new wash cycles from the Internet and transfer them to the washer via wireless NFC technology. This ensures that you can easily find the perfect washing program for any type of fabric or soil.


Overall, Samsung washers have greater tub depth. While standard LG washers usually have a 31” or 33”, Samsung comes equipped with 33” to 35”. It is therefore helpful to measure your space to ensure your washer fits appropriately.

Heights also vary, so be careful to take note there as well. With a variety of width, height and depth combinations, both brands have similar ranges for their washers. However, the largest capacity washer is produced by LG–outfitted with a massive 5.8 cu. ft. capacity.

For these famed international companies, design is a vital element in their products. When you look at Samsung washers, you'll notice sleek, rounded edges and dark, elegant colors.

Also, take note of Samsung's AddWash. The AddWash door eliminates the need to do an extra load of laundry just because you've forgotten an item. You now have the ability to easily add in forgotten laundry after a cycle has begun–without starting all over again.


LG has its own aesthetically pleasing designs. With agreeable rectangular doors and stainless steel finishes, these washers look stylishly unique.

Most recently the release of LG WashTower took the industry by surprise. LG solved some major issues with the launch of the LG WKEX200HWA and its siblings (the LG WashTower comes with gas dryer as well as black stainless color).

If you like a full sized vertical, stacked washer and dryer but don't want to use a step stool, the LG WashTowever is a unique solution.

Appliance industry loves to have a good debate on top load vs front load washers. Although, both Samsung and LG make top load washers we did not cover these washing machines in this article.

Watch our video review - front load vs top load washers

5) Connectivity

As you likely know by now, both LG and Samsung invest heavily in technology. Since both companies are large smartphone manufacturers, it’s no surprise they incorporate mobile technology into their appliances.

Samsung has a dedicated smartphone application: the Samsung Smart Things App. With this app, you can control and monitor your washer and schedule washes remotely. Samsung also has a smart laundry assistant, Q-Rator, which uses artificial intelligence to help you manage your laundry schedule. It gives wash receipts for different kind of fabrics, so you don’t need to think about wash time or temperature when washing different fabric types. Additionally, Q-Rator informs you of maintenance issues and gives you other useful recommendations.


LG also actively integrates smart applications into appliances. Like Samsung, LG has its own app: SmartThinQ. SmartThinQ works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, meaning you can control your washer with your voice. The SmartDiagnosis feature communicates any problems with your waster directly to your smartphone.

On top of these functions, LG has the highly sought-after NFC Tag-On, a feature that allows users to download new wash cycles from the Internet and transfer them to the washer via wireless NFC technology. Your appliance doesn’t need to come with individual cycles for various garment types–you can now get them anytime from the Internet.

6 Best LG vs Samsung Washer and Dryer Models

1) LG Washer and Dryer Best for Budget: WM3400CW


LG WM3400CW is a great overall washer with several premium features that you often find in more expensive models. WM3400CW has 8 wash cycles and 6 wash options, including Cold Wash, to covers all soil types. Even though it’s a lower-priced washer, it comes with 6Motion to boost washing performance, Wi-Fi connectivity, and the direct drive TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System. Please note, the steam cycle is not available in this model, and it comes with the standard LG design instead of the updated, modern look.

Associated stackable dryer LG DLG3401W is 27", 7.4 cu. ft. Vented Gas or LG DLE3400W Electric. This dryer has 8 dry cycles, including the swift Speed Dry. It also has sensor dry that measures the moisture and adjusts the dry time accordingly. Like its washer companion, it has LG SmartThinQ and Wi-Fi options. There is no steam option; however, Wrinkle Care effectively eliminates most wrinkles.

Width: 27-inch | Height: 39-inch | Depth: 30 1/4-inch | Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft. | Cycles: 8 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: White | Steam Washer/Dryer: N/A | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Enhanced Level, CEE Tier 3

Samsung is the market leader when it comes to washing machines. Here is our video review.

2) Samsung Washer and Dryer Best for Budget: WF45R6300AW

Samsung Washer WF45R6300AW

Samsung powerfully combines technology and design. WF45R6300AW has 14 wash cycles and 9 options, including a super effective steam cycle and super speed wash that cleans your laundry in under 40 minutes.

As you can note from the photo, this model comes with the AddWash door. This allows you to add laundry even after a cycle starts. Additionally, with VRT Plus technology, vibration and noise will not be issues, and Samsung’s black stainless steel finish provides a sophisticated look. While on seasonal promotion this washer can be purchased for around $849. Note that the pedestal is optional.

Like LG, Samsung also has gas and electric companion dryers. Samsung DV45K6300W is 27", 7.5 cu. ft. vented electric dryer. It has 14 dry cycles, including steam cycle that freshens, dries without wrinkling, and even steam sanitizes fabrics. Samsung DVG45R6300W is the Gas dryer that shares same features and also includes the energy efficient Eco-Dry option.

Width: 27-inch | Height: 38 3/4-inch | Depth: 34-inch | Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 14/12 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: White, Black Stainless Steel | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Base Level, CEE Tier 1

3) LG Washer with XLarge Capacity: WM8100HVA

Best LG Washer WM8100HVA

5.2 cu. ft. mega capacity LG WM8100HVA washer has 14 wash cycles and 13 options. Coming with a variety of fabric care features, including steam cycle, cold wash, allergen cycle, and TurboWash (High Pressure Nozzles Save 30 minutes per load), this washer demonstrates outstanding performance. It also includes smart features and Wi-Fi connectivity. LG also put an anti-vibration system and a long-life NeveRust stainless steel drum to complete this high-value machine.

WM8100HVA has stylish gas and electric dryers. LG DLGX8101V is the gas dryer, and LG DLEX8100V is the electric dryer pair. Both share the same features and have smart options like matching washer and TurboSteam, which ensures soft, wrinkle-free results. These machines also have a sensor dry option, which prevents over-drying, are Energy Star qualified, and have LoDecibel quiet operation.

Width: 29-inch | Height: 41 1/4-inch | Depth: 33 3/4-inch | Capacity: 5.2 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 14/13 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: Graphite Steel | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Enhanced Level, CEE Tier 2

4) Samsung Washer with XLarge Capacity: WF50A8800AV

Samsung Washer WF50A8800AV

Samsung did a great job with WF50A8800AV. This machine has 27-inch width and 5.0 cu. ft. capacity. It has 14 wash cycles, and 13 wash options, including the unique PowerFoam option, which optimizes your detergent and maximizes cleaning. Vibration reduction, smart options, and the AddWash door eliminate any laundry day headaches. Samsung’s most powerful feature, SuperSpeed wash, completes a full load of laundry in around 36 minutes. The Samsung WF7500 is a spectacular, and overall reliable appliance.

Stackable gas and electric dryer pairs are available. Samsung DVG50A8800V is 7.5 cu. ft. vented gas dryer with steam option. This super-efficient dryer has 14 cycles, sensor dry, and smart features. Samsung DVE50A8800V is the electric version and shares the same features and efficiency.

Width: 27-inch | Height: 38 3/4-inch | Depth: 34-inch | Capacity: 5.0 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 14/12 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: Black Stainless Steel | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Enhanced Level, CEE Tier 2

5) Most Innovative LG Washer and Dryer: WM9000HVA

LG Washer WM9000HVA

This is unquestionably one of the best washers on the market. It is a mega-sized washer with 29-inch width. LG's WM9000HVA has 5.2 cu. ft. and under the WM9000HVA, you can add a SideKick that ads 1 cu. ft. to the total capacity. The LG TWINWash system with LG SideKick has 6.2 cu. ft. total capacity – an enormous size for a front loader. You can wash two types of laundry with this system: the sidekick washes delicates, and light laundry while the main washer cleans the heavily soiled large laundry. It saves time since you can wash two types of laundry at the same time instead of waiting for two loads.

With a unique and elegant front design, this LG is not just attractive but also highly functional (angled position makes it easy to load and unload). WM9000HVA has all the best features of LG. There are 14 wash cycles including a steam cycle, not to mention the TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System and LoDecibel Quiet Operation feature, making this is one of the most efficient and quietest washer experiences. TurboWash cleans your laundry rapidly and saves 30 minutes for average loads. With Wi-Fi connectivity, you can control your washer with your voice. The cleaning performance of this washer is nearly perfect, and it effectively cleans every soil type.

SideKick pedestal washers and dryers are modular and optional. You can buy the LG washer without pedestal and LG WD200CV pedestal washer separately. They have 1.0 cu. ft. capacity and open with a kick!


LG DLGX9001V is not only the Gas dryer pair of LG WM9000HVA but also one of the best dryers on the market. With a large 9.0 cu. ft. capacity, there is more than enough room for everything you'll need to wash. It has all the great features of LG Dryers like a steam cycle, SmartThinQ, and 14 dry cycles. DLEX9000V is the Electric version with same great features. Note that Electric dryer works with 220V electricity.

Width: 29-inch | Height: 41 1/4-inch | Depth: 33 3/4-inch | Capacity: 5.2 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 14/13 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: Graphite Steel | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: No | Energy Star: Enhanced Level, CEE Tier 3


6) 2-in-1 Samsung Washer and Dryer: WV60M9900AV

Samsung Washer WV60M9900AV

Samsung has a cutting-edge washer and dryer series: FlexWash and FlexDry. Samsung WV60M9900AV FlexWash has two washers in one machine. It has a smaller 1 cu. ft. mini washer on top and a 5 cu. ft. front load main washer–6 cu. ft. in total. FlexWash has all the great features of Samsung and innovative design. Like LG's TWINWash, FlexWash can wash two separate loads independently–the mini washer on the top can clean delicates and light laundry while the main washer takes on heavily soiled larger loads. This saves valuable time as it allows you to wash two types of laundry at the same time, while with conventional washers you'd need to do two runs.


The washer comes with several key features: PowerFoam optimizes your HE detergent performance, and steam deep cleans and removes stains without pre-treatment. SuperSpeed Wash completes a full load of laundry in as little as 30 minutes without sacrificing quality. Additionally, it comes with Wi-Fi Connectivity to remotely monitor washes and Smart Care to troubleshoot any problems directly from your smartphone.

Similarly, Samsung DVE60M9900V electric FlexDry allows you to get more done in less time with an innovative appliance that has a second dryer built into the top. Dry everyday garments in the front dryer and your delicates in the upper compartment.

Width: 27-inch | Height: 46 15/16-inch | Depth: 34-inch | Capacity: 6.0 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 12/11 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: White, Black Stainless Steel | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Enhanced Level, CEE Tier 2


Due to outstanding performances on both sides, selecting between these two brands can be challenging. In this case, it comes down to personal tastes and preferences–it's up to you to analyze your needs and to make the best decision based on them.

Both brands have unique looks, and novel features–Samsung’s speed cycle is highly effective, and LG has the biggest capacity washer. Still, there are many parallels: Samsung's FlexWash and LG's TWINwash both let you wash loads separately or at the same time. With two individually controlled washers in the same unit, you can run two kinds of washes with different settings and options, keeping your various types of clothes clean and in excellent condition.

In the end, we can say with certainty that the wash performance of both brands will satisfy you. When it comes to dilemmas, this is the best possible position to be in–you can't go wrong either way.

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