Frigidaire Washing Machine

Frigidaire Washing Machine Reviews and Washer Dryer Specifications

Fridgidaire Washing Machine

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Affinity Frigidaire Washers Range

frigidaire front load washerATF – Affinity range in 3 colours Black Diamond, Glacier Blue and Arctic White.

Washer Features
Chrome Trim
Electronic Control Panel
iCare™ Ultra Intelligent Fabric Care
iWash™ Ultra Intelligent Fabric Care
King-Size 3.5 Cu. Ft. I.E.C. Capacity
SilentDesign™ for Whisper-quiet Operation
Stainless Steel Wash Drum with Drum Light
7 Wash Cycles
Built-in Water Heater
Heavy / Light Soil Options
Tumble Action Cleaning System
14 Hour Delay Start
Advanced Rinse Technology
Control Lock
Cycle Status Lights
Door Lock Light
Estimated Time Remaining Indicator
On / Off End-of-Cycle Signal

Wash/Rinse Cycles
Extra Rinse & Extended Spin Auto Options
Press Saver Setting

Installation Options
Freestanding
Hidden (In Closet)
Pedestal
Stacked
Under-Counter

“As a mechanical engineer, I tend to scrutinize products more thoroughly than most.  I spent (wasted?) 5 hours on the web over 2 days looking at washers.  I was disgusted with the ridiculous range of comments about most products, from “drag it to the curb” to “the most fabulous machince I’ve ever bought.”  It didn’t matter what kind of machine it was or who built it.  So, I decided to write this with total objectivity in mind, in the hope that I might convey a sense of believability.  My prerequisites were; front loader, parts availability, a water heater inside the machine, reasonable price, under 800 bucks.  So, I went to my local appliance store (not a box store) and plunked down 750.00 (after 50.00 instant rebate) for the ATF800FE.  In addition it had two 50-dollar rebates which brought the price down to 650.00, not bad.  The vendor has a parts store right next to his retail outlet; I’m in.  The machine was delivered, set up and came with a free sample of Tide HE detergent.  I read the manual, threw some clothes in, poured the detergent in the proper recepticle and turned the machine on.  In a word: AWESOME.  It’s quiet, balanced, does a great job washing clothes.  Positioned in our mud room off the kitchen with the door closed, I cannot hear the machine running.  The machine sits on a tile floor; I sat a glass of wine on the top with it in the spin cycle and watched the fine vibrations of the liquid.  Three pairs of jeans with odd sizes and shapes of clothes and towels (hoping to induce an unbalanced load) and it was rock-steady.  One pair of jeans was covered with ground-in dirt from cutting wood; clean.  I can’t ask for anything more; I just hope it doesn’t break.  I wouldn’t have a clue as to how to fix this thing as opposed to taking the motor and transmission out of my previous conventional washer for diagnosis.  People that write in here and complain about this machine must be clueless or have knuckleheads for appliance people that don’t know how to set the machine up.  If you can’t throw some clothes in a washer, push a button and get the same results I did, you must be living in a parallel universe”

“I just had this washer & dryer installed. Because so many other washing machines have been reviewed as being very noisy, I wanted to say that this machine is barely audible at top spin speed with a full load. It is installed off my living area and I do not have to turn up the volume on the TV or stereo when the spin cycle is engaged. My previous front loader machine from Kenmore was so loud, I gave up trying to hear over it and often left the house during the spin cycle!
The small cabinet size, the variety of controls and the internal water heater were the reasons I selected this washer. The cleaning and quiet are the reasons I like it. The sanitary cycle takes nearly two hours, but it almost completely cleaned out the oil stains that my previous washer had gotten on my white towels and t-shirts.
I used Method HE unscented liquid and it works great in this machine which I feel is the best washer and dryer. I only wish I had more laundry to do right now!”

FTF Frigidaire Washer Range

frigidaire washing machineFTF range which come in size from 3.1 to3.5 cu/ft
Washer Features
Stainless Steel Wash Basket
Tumble Action Cleaning System
1 Wash / 2 Spin Speed Combinations
Automatic Bleach Dispenser
Automatic Detergent Dispenser
Automatic Fabric Softener Dispenser
Automatic Water Level
Door Lock Light
Sound Silencer Quiet Package
Variable End-of-Cycle Signal

Wash/Rinse Cycles
3 Wash / Rinse Temperature Combinations: Hot/Cold, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold
5 Cycles
Extra Rinse Auto Option
Heavy Wash Cycle
Light Wash Cycle

Installation Options
Freestanding
Hidden (In Closet)
Pedestal
Stacked
Under-Counter

“I have had this washer for about 6 months now, and so far, no complaints. This washer replaced a Maytag Neptune that turned out to be a total disaster and waste of my money.(see my review for the Maytag Neptune 8700).
The washer’s tub is 3.1 cubic feet, which is more than adequate for my wash needs. The controls are mechanical, which suit me just fine after having experienced nothing but problems with electronic, digital controls in the past. There are three water temperature settings, an “extra-rinse” feature, and an “end-of-cycle” buzzer, which alerts you to when your load is finished. This is just a basic front-loader. No bells or whistles or other special features here(just more things that can break down). This machine simply does all you need it to do–wash clothes. It also features an automatic bleach, detergent, and fabric softener dispenser, which dispenses liquids at the proper time during the wash cycle. No more guesswork. Just fill the drawer and forget it–it’s that’s simple.
In retrospect, for now at least, I’m happy. I will NEVER purchase another Maytag product again, and I’ve had satisfactory performance from Frigidaire appliances in the past, so thought I would give this a try, and I’m pleased to report that it’s performed flawlessly–so far anyway. I guess if I have any complaints is that it can vibrate excessively during the spin cycle, but that is common with ALL front-loaders. There isn’t much that can be done about this since it’s the nature of the machine itself. The wash mode is EXTREMELY quiet, and I couldn’t even hear the motor running at all, just the sound of the clothes circulating in the drum! It comes with a one year warranty, and I purchased another 4 years(for a total warranty of 5 years)at an additional cost of $150, which I thought was a sound investment, given the way appliances are made today. So for now, I’m pleased. I’m sorry to hear that others aren’t as happy with this washer as I am, but as far as I’m concerned, anything, and I mean ANYTHING, beats the old piece of junk Maytag that this unit replaced. Try it and see for yourself. I will post an update within one year, or sooner if I should run into any problem(s).
PS: Just be sure to use an “HE” Detergent, as I found that regular detergents simply caused too many suds in this machine.”

“I don’t know what the previous reviews are talking about but this washer is excellent. It washes clothes very good and leaves them very very clean, much better than our previous top loader which was a Kenmore. This washer is also very quiet and best of all is energy efficient so it uses less water than regular washers, that’s a big plus. You can also buy the dryer and stack it up on top of the washer, that’s excellent for people that live in small apartments or people that want to save up space. I bought this washer about 4 months ago and I haven’t had any problems so far, in fact I love it. The only thing I don’t like I can’t fit my bed comforter, which is big, but it didn’t fit in our previous washer either, we have to take it to a laundry mat and use the biggest washer. Other than that I recommend this washer, please don’t pay attention to previous reviews they can’t even explain why they don’t like the washer in the first place while I’ve found its one off the best washing machines.”

Frigidaire Front Load Washer EGI Range

frigidaire washerEGl washer range which come in size from 3.1 to3.5 cu/ft
Washer Features
Stainless Steel Wash Drum
Electronic Controls
Heavy / Light Soil Options
Tumble Action Cleaning System
12 Hour Delay Start
3 Wash / 5 Spin Speed Combinations
Advanced Rinse Technology
Automatic Bleach Dispenser
Automatic Detergent Dispenser
Automatic Fabric Softener Dispenser
Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Water Level
Control Lock
Cycle Status Lights
Door Lock Light
Estimated Time Remaining Indicator
Metallic Bezel and Door Ring Decoration
On / Off End-of-Cycle Signal

Wash/Rinse Cycles
2 Stain Level Selections
14 Cycles
4 Wash / Rinse Temperature Combinations: Warm /Cold; Cold /Cold;Warm/Warm; with Hot/Cold Manual Temperature Control
Extra Rinse & Extra Spin Auto Options
Press Saver Setting

“Kind of long, but worth the read…

After a few months of reading up on washers and dryers, I finally purchased this model from a west Houston Lowe’s and took delivery this past Saturday. (early Feb 2008) I had almost given up on front-loaders until Consumer Reports listed this as a ‘Best Buy’. This Frigidaire Gallery front-loader scored high in every category and was well-priced for all the bells and whistles it offers, so I took the plunge. Nearly $1100, a few phone calls and one service call later, I am finally satisfied that I made a good choice.

washer $760
pedestal $180
tax
and a delivery/install fee of $49 – (should be refunded as a rebate)

I bought some Cheer HE detergent and had it ready and waiting when my washer was delivered. After installing it, the tech ran a rinse cycle to check that the washer was working and then he left. I ran my first real washer load of clothing AFTER reading the instructions. I pulled up a chair and watched the whole cycle from start to finish. I was amazed… until the final spin slung out soap bubbles onto the inside of the door window. YUCK

When the washer is washing and rinsing, water pours onto the clothes but there is never a visible water level in the drum. Just soapy, dripping-wet clothes being tumbled around. I wasn’t sure if this was normal or not. I tried reducing the amount of detergent I used from line 2 (the recommended amount for a full load) to 1 1/2… to 1… to less than 1… I even added and extra rinse cycle to every wash (you can do that with this model and IT REMEMBERS!) Still I was singing ‘tiny bubbles…’.

I know these front-loaders use much less water, but that isn’t such a good thing if they can’t rinse the detergent out of my family’s clothes… right?

Over the next couple of days I read the Q&A on fridgidaires site When you call them you get a recording telling you to look for answers on their website – apparently spending $1000 still doesn’t get you a real person. I re-read the manual that came with the machine. I called Lowe’s appliance dept. several times and the toll-free line for Lowe’s service that they gave me. Although everyone was very polite, no one could tell me with certainty – if at all – what was normal for this model or what to do about it. Finally I was told to let a serviceman come out and check my washer.

The serviceman just left and I am feeling much better, albeit a little embarrassed. He ran some tests, ran a rinse and spin cycle without clothes added (still seeing soap bubbles in the water from detergent left behind!) checked that the washer was level (I had complained it sometimes vibrates a little with heavy items like towels) and in the end, told me that I was simply using too much detergent. Luckily, Frigidaire picked up the $80-something service fee since the machine was obviously still under warranty.

Wouldn’t it have been cheaper for them and less of a hassle for me if I could have just talked to a real person at Frigidaire for a few minutes?!

One other thing you should know is that these washers (apparently all front-loaders) stay wet inside and must be aired out to prevent mold problems. If you have small children this could be problematic for you – or at least a hassle to time it right for safety’s sake. When you are done with your last load, wipe down the inside of the door and the groove in the bellows (the grey rubber seal) with a rag or towel (I keep a stack on top of the washer), then leave the door open, open up the dispenser drawer and let them air out for several hours or overnight. The service tech also suggested running a bleach load (i.e. whites) once in a while.

Of note – the serviceman asked me if I got a video with my washer – I did not – just booklets. Maybe that was the problem.

This washer holds a lot, but not much more than my old extra-large capacity top loader. As far as I can tell from reading up on other models and brands, there are other front-loaders that can hold more.

I DO like the way front-loaders wash – they are much easier on the clothes and the environment. This machine seems to clean well and spins the clothes very dry, so I’ve cut my drying time in half – even on blue jeans and towels! no kidding – even the waist bands and thicker parts of the jeans come out of the dryer bone-dry!!!

The washer is easy to use. When you turn the dial – it comes to life and sets the water temp and everything for you – then you have the option to change settings to customize the cycle (i.e. spin speed, add an extra rinse). Just realize it will ‘remember’ what you changed and the next time you choose that same wash cycle (i.e. PermPress) it will set everything the way you did the last time.

I jotted down the cycles, auto settings, times and choices. Here goes…

Drain/Spin 13 min.
Rinse/Spin (cold/cold) 19 min.
Soak (cold/cold) 42 min.
Bulky (warm/cold) 42 min.
Wool (cold/cold) 28 min.
Sport (warm/cold) 33 min.
Silk (cold/cold/no spin/extra rinse) 28 min.
Heavy (Hot/cold/extra rinse) 55 min.
Normal (warm/warm) 44 min.
PermPress (warm/cold) 31 min.
Quick (warm/cold) 32 min.
Delicate (cold/cold) 30 min
Handwash (cold/cold) 28 min
TouchUp (cold/cold) 30 min.

You can delay start with this machine (up to 8 hrs? I think)

There is a soft beeping that alerts you to the end of the cycle. I’m not sure if it can be turned off but I think it can. I like this feature so I haven’t tried.

The spin speed apparently defaults to high (or the last one you chose) so check it and change it before starting if needed.

Some cycles offer a choice of ‘Normal’ or ‘Heavy’ Soil.

There is also a ‘Press Saver’ feature. I think this continues to tumble the clothes gently to prevent wrinkles. The machine does this for a couple of minutes anyway at the end of the final spin. The only thing I find that doesn’t come loose from the sides easily are towels.

Be sure to check all around the drum for any items that have stuck to the sides or gotten wedged between the side and a fin. Very small items can get caught in the groove of the rubber seal, so have a washing bag for delicates on hand if you are washing baby socks or something similar.

You can pause a cycle and open the door to add items, but depending on when in the process you pause it, it may take a couple of minutes for the door to unlock. It’s frustrating if you are in a hurry, but you just have to wait.

The dispenser drawer is easy to use, but it’s plastic, so handle it gently. I’m not sure it would hold up well to any abuse. I have a W/D space with folding doors. The dispenser is on the far left so it is hard to position the washer so that the folding door doesn’t interfere with opening it all the way. (this is not really a problem unless I want to use the bleach dispenser) If I shove the dryer over far enough to do this, then I can’t open the dryer door all the way. (still using my old dryer – not stacked with washer) Frigidaire should consider redesigning this model and moving the dispenser drawer to the other side of the washer – the same side as the door handle.

I haven’t had this washer very long, but with a family of five and a dog – I’ve already done several loads. I just used the fabric softener dispenser last night (Ultra Downy free & sensitive filled to just above the first mark in the drawer) and it worked very well. I also reduced the amount of detergent used in this load to just enough to cover the bottom of the cap (approx. 2 tsp.?). My clothes came out clean, soap-free and came out of the dryer nice and soft. YEA!!!

It is important that you use HE detergent in front loaders (made to be low-sudsing) – and for this model at least – much LESS than the bottle recommends.

Update 2/14/08:
I have since learned that regular detergent residue left in the clothes from my old detergent and top-loader might have been the source of some of the bubbles. Another poster commented that she had been told to run the first load of clothes without ANY detergent and still had soap bubbles after the final spin. As I wash more and more of our clothing in the new machine and wash out any old detergent residues, I might try adding a little bit more HE detergent to my loads and see what happens.

Update 6/4/08
It’s June and I am still glad I bought this machine. I have long since washed out the old detergent residues from our clothes and now I add a little more HE detergent – about a tablespoon or so – per load. Still, though, that’s a big savings! Even though HE soap costs more per ounce, I actually spend less $$ per load. I’m still using the original jug of Cheer HE – no kidding.

I have gotten brave about filling the drum full of clothes when I load it. (just make sure the door closes easily) I agree with another comment that it seems to wash better when its full. It does hold more than my old ex-large top-loader.

A Note about chlorine bleach:
The bleach dispenser in this model is fine for whites or very light off-whites (that are safe for bleach), but if you add anything that will show an uneven distribution of bleach, don’t wash it in this machine. I save my bleach loads for white and off-white sheets and towels, and add an extra rinse to the cycle.

Before you throw in the towel, throw in a towel. -
The first time I washed my rugs (alone) they came out dripping wet. I was so disappointed. If you are going to wash rubber-backed rugs or only a few small rugs, throw a towel or two in with them. Same goes for microfiber blankets that tend to float. They will wash and spin dry much better. This model won’t get up to full speed when spinning if it can’t balance the load.”

Fridgidaire Washing Machine Top Loaders

frigidaire washersGLW range
Washer Features
3.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity Tub
3 Agitate / Spin Speed Combinations
Automatic Temperature Control
Bleach Dispenser
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Heavy-Duty 2-Speed 3/4 HP Motor
LoadSaver™ Super Capacity Plus
Precision Roll Plus Agitator
Precision Wash System
Self-Cleaning Lint Filter
Sure-Spin™ Suspension System
Titan 25™ Polypropylene Wash Tub
Variable Water Level Control

Wash/Rinse Cycles
Hand Wash Setting
13 Cycles
3 Wash / Rinse Temperature Combinations: Hot/Cold, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold
Extra Rinse Auto Option
Power Spin
Prewash Cycle
Soak Cycle

“I just purchased this unit 2 weeks ago from Best Buy for $449.00. I did research on the net on side loader, but I still do not trust them. The gasket will leak and they are much more expensive to repair.
I wanted a top loader that had a warm rinse. I cannot stand clothes that have detergent stuck on them. Nobody had a top loader with a warm rinse unless I went to the $800/1000
price range except Frigidaire. Then… Lowe’s said the could not order it because it was only offered on the West Coast? strange. I went by Best Buy and they of course could order it but it would take 3 weeks to get to the East Coast. The washer is fine, it is a little louder then my Amanda that only had 5 years, but leaked every 2.5 years. I would buy this unit again. It is not a e-star unit but at 365 kWh/year it should be. I purchased the 5 year warranty for only $129 which I think is a good deal.”

FWS Top Loading Range

frigidaire washer dryerFWS Range
Washer Features
3.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity Tub
3 Agitate / Spin Speed Combinations
3-Position Water Level Adjustment
Bleach Dispenser
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Heavy-Duty 2-Speed 3/4 HP Motor
LoadSaver Super Capacity
Precision Wash System
Self-Cleaning Lint Filter
Sure-Spin Suspension System
Titan 25 Polypropylene Wash Tub

Wash/Rinse Cycles
12 Cycles
3 Wash / Rinse Temperature Combinations: Hot/Cold, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold
Power Spin
Prewash Cycle
Soak Cycle

“Bought this washer on clearance in 2007 at an appliance store. It was the display model, and it had a few scratches and dents. Overall I have been mostly satisfied with this washer, It seems very durable, and when moving it into my place it weighed a lot less than I expected. It seems to wash normal loads of clothing fairly well. One problem I had was with large loads, the “basket” is made of lightweight plastic, Which is great if you want to move the washer around; but that exact thing happens when you run a large load the washer tends to shake across the floor and move around, I had to anchor it to the floor with a custom bracket.”

Fridgidaire Laundry Center

frigidaire laundry center

Stacked laundry centers  are available in both gas and electric models and also as top and front loading washing appliances

“I am usually not a big fan of stacker washers/dryers; they seem to lack the ability to clean clothes adequately and usually have the loading capacity of a soup bowl. When I moved to NC I had no other choice but to buy a stacker due to space, or lack thereof. I chose the GLEH1642DS from Frigidaire due to its larger capacity (versus other stacker style laundry centers) and its low price tag.

About Fridgidaire Washer Dryer Stacks

The Frigidaire GLEH1642DS is a front loading washer/dryer stacker-style electric (240-volt minimum) laundry center (apparently a gas version is available). The GLE1642DS measures nearly 6.5′ tall, 27″ wide and 2.5′ deep, making this laundry center thin and short enough to fit just about anywhere in your home. Though this unit won’t win any laundry holding contests, it does boast a large (for a stacker) 3.1 Cu ft. washer drum (yep, no agitator) and a 5.7 Cu ft dryer. The washing machine has 16 washing cycles, four temperature combos, two final spin speeds (normal and fast), and there is the option of an extra rinse cycle. The dryer features multiple cycles including, timed dry, towels, normal, air fluff, delicate, and damp dry.

Style:

If you’re looking for a dramatic or modern design with your washer, you may want to take a pass on the Frigidaire stacker. With its boxy sheet metal and white dress, this stacker is about as stylish as a mullet. The only physical feature that separates this stacker from the herd of laundry stackers on the market is it small porthole style front-loading door.

Installation:

I usually like to install my own appliances to save on money, but when it comes to mixing electricity and water I am willing to make an exception. It took the delivery guy over an hour to install, so I am guessing that you should take a couple of hours into consideration before installing by yourself, especially if it’s your first time setting up a washer or dryer. Since this unit comes with the washer & dryer attached and weighs about 300lbs total, you might also want to have someone help you install.

Ease of use:

Once this laundry center is installed, it’s a piece of cake to use. Unlike some of these new washers that have a zillion buttons and switches, Frigidaire has kept all of its switchgear simple. All the dial type gadgetry is logically placed (around 4.5 ft off the ground) and clearly labeled for easy use. The washer also includes an auto fabric softener dispenser, auto liquid bleach dispenser, and an auto detergent dispenser for more convenient operation.

frigidaire washing machinesWashing performance:

Washing performance is excellent, especially for a stacker. Unlike my old top loading Kenmore stacker, the front loading Frigidaire allows me to wash a full load of laundry at a time. I am even able to wash a queen size comforter, which would have been an impossible feat with my old Kenmore. Stacked laundry centers usually never impress me with their ability to clean clothes, however my Frigidaire always gets my clothes clean and never leaves soap or residue on the drum or on my clothes. Even when using the short wash or the delicate wash feature, my clothes come out cleaner than they would when using my Kenmore at normal operation. Since this is a drum style washer, it’s never too rough on my clothes. I can even wash silk items with absolutely no problems. Time to Wash: I would estimate that it takes about 30 minutes to wash a full load of laundry using the heavy wash cycle (add about 5 minutes when using the added rinse feature). Noise: Though I wouldn’t go as far to say that the washer is silent or vibration free, it is one of the smoothest washing machines that I have owned. It is certainly quiet enough to watch a television show in an adjacent room without interference.

Dryer Performance:

The dryer provides equally as impressive performance and at 5.7 cu ft. it also has a larger capacity than most stacked laundry centers. The dryer features multiple heat and length settings or you can use the manual self timer up to 80 minutes. I usually just leave everything on regular dry, which will adequately dry a full load of jeans or T-shirts in around 45-55 minutes. My clothes/linens consistently come out wrinkle and lint free. If a garment does come out a bit wrinkly, you can always toss it back in the dryer and use the press saver feature, which does a great job removing wrinkles without using heat. The filter in this dryer is located up front, so you do have to drag your clothes across the filter, but this isn’t a major gripe by any means. The only gripe that I have had with the dryer is its inconsistent noise levels. The dryer will sporadically get loud, then just as sporadically go back to being its smooth operating self. Note: A drying rack is included.

Price/ Warranty:

Most online stores feature this unit for around 900 dollars. I was able to pick it up from Sears for $849 before taxes. Since Sears and many other stores in my area carried less capable stacked laundry centers for the same price or more, I felt like the Frigidaire GLEH1642DS was a great deal. If anything goes haywire with your new stacker, Frigidaire gives it a full one year warranty (labor included) and a 5 year limited warranty on defective parts.

Efficiency:

According to Figidaire, this washer/dryer combo is Energy Star compliant. Since I have not had anything to compare this washer and dryer to since moving to North Carolina, I can’t vouch that it would have done any better than a non-Energy Star washer/dryer. However, I will say that my monthly energy bill only went up a few bucks after using this washer/dryer around twice every week.

Reliability:

I have owned this product for nearly one year now and have had no mechanical problems. As I have mentioned, the dryer does act up every now and then, but for now I am not really concerned that it’s a sign of a soon-to-be break-down. If anything does happen to it, I will be sure to update.

Final thoughts:

Overall, this has been a great washer/dryer stacker combo that cleans just as well as it dries. The Frigidaire front load stacked laundry center is reliable, efficient, well made, quiet, and is backed by a fair warranty. With that said, if you are on the market for a new stacked laundry center, I highly suggest checking out the Frigidaire GLEH1642DS.”

“i got this machine six weeks ago and so far i am very happy with it.

at first i didn’t take out the bolts in the back so it rocked around the house, but after i followed the instructions and took them out, it got much better.
however it still vibrates a lot during the final spin. other then that it is silent during the wash.

the dryer works well the only problem the buzz when it is finished is way to loud. and the lint flies around if you don’t take out the laundry promptly”

“I  never thought I would have the need for such a machine as this one that is a combination top load washer with a dryer stacked above it. As it is I did have a need as did the rest of my family on a one week vacation. We had an apartment type accommodation and in the bathroom was this stacked washer and dryer combination. We used it that week and we used it hard.

Some Basics

Specific specs of this machine can be found by clicking the View Details tab. The reason that it was in our place is because of limited space. This has a footprint of just 27″ X 31″ and a height of about 76″. The machine fit neatly into a confined area and though only taking smaller loads than our home machine, performed admirably under harsh conditions. My daughter who goes to school in Maine and where we were on vacation was going to leave us midweek and go to her school. She did but not before bringing all her summer and winter clothes and washing them during every free moment she had. During my college girls down time of using the washer and dryer my wife and my other daughter kept their clothes clean and fresh too. Yes, ol’ pops also did a couple of loads in the machines.

I like that the controls are all eye height and easy to use. The dryer settings were on the left. No big deal but I happen to like things set up in order. If I wash the clothes first, I would like the washer controls first, on the left. Like I said, No biggy really. The machine has convenient bleach and fabric softener compartments to fill prewash.

The washer has three load settings of Regular, Permanent Press and Knits/Delicate. The three water temperature controls gives options for particular materials being washed and soap used. They were activated by a simple turn of the knob.

The dryer also had a few settings. One was no heat at all for fluff tumbling. It also offered a timed heat cycle of up to 100 minutes and yet another with a cool down setting that dried with heat and then cooled down to help keep clothes wrinkle free. This worked pretty well but I had to use the Less Dry feature for best results.

More Of Pops Experience

As mentioned my gals kept this combo machine busy all week. That included everything, sheets, towels and clothes. I can’t forget our table cloth and much more too.

The machine easily took a pair of my denim jeans, three or four t-shirts, a couple of pairs of walking shorts and a bathing suit. The top load area between the washer top and the dryer left but about 17″ to lift clothes and offered little head room when reaching in and taking the clothes out. I highly recommend closing the dryer door when reaching into the washer. Problem though. I wanted to lift the wet clean clothes directly from the washer and put them in the dryer. I picked up a couple of bumps on my head for my efforts.

The machine was relatively quiet when in action. We were watching the Olympics each night before retiring. That’s when the wash was getting done too. The machines were quiet enough but, the washing machine easily went off balance. My daughter had to redistribute the weight of the clothes a couple-a-few times. I think it’s the machines limited capacity being put to the test that caused the off-balance problem.

I was happy enough with the outcome of my wash. All was clean including a tough spot or two on my shirts. (Somebody get this big dude a huge bib).

Most of my washing was on the regular cycle. My wife used the delicate cycle for some of her things. She was pleased with the way all came out.

The dryer was surprisingly quick in doing its job. A nifty little buzzer called me when it was done. I usually can’t hear buzzers and such, but this one I could. That’s especially good if far from the laundry room.

Last Thoughts

I liked the fact that this compact machine duo could clean and dry my clothes well. I was surprised at the capacity of the tubs and so much more fit in than I thought would/should. The one thing I didn’t like was the limited space between washer top and dryer. If I were to have to purchase such a machine I would strongly consider a front load washer with the stacked dryer.

I didn’t like that the machine had an off balance swing to it a few times. That said, it never went completely off balance to a point of stopping.

All in all my family was quite happy with the results this duo washer dryer gave us.”

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