Best quiet washer and dryer: Top 4 Quietest Washer & Dryer Combos on the Market in [2023]

Top 4 Quietest Washer & Dryer Combos on the Market in [2023]

Washer dryer combos might seem like the perfect space-saving solution, but they often come with a host of problems. From wrinkled clothes to long drying times and limited capacity, they can be quite disappointing.

Speaking from personal experience, I remember living in a tiny studio apartment after college. Having an integrated washer and dryer was an absolute lifesaver. But, as I’m sure many of you can relate, they can be pretty loud – especially when they’re basically in your bedroom!

While they may seem like a convenient option, you’ll likely be disappointed by even the best washer dryer combos. In the end, it’s worth considering separate, dedicated washer and dryer units to save yourself from the laundry headaches combo units may cause.

For those who are space-limited and still want a combo washer and dryer, I’ve done the research and review to find the top quiet options available.

Top 4 Best Quiet Washer and Dryers

1. Top Pick: GE Compact Washer and Dryer (GFQ14ESSNWW)

  • Noise level: Not specified
  • Capacity: 2.4 cu. Ft.
  • Drying type: Ventless
  • Energy Efficiency: 108 kWh/yr
  • Max spin speed: 1450 RPM
  • Vibration control feature: Yes
  • Heat settings: 5
  • Hot water cycle: Yes
  • Load sensing for water filling: Yes
  • Scheduled start: Yes
  • Dimensions: 33.25″ x 23.44″ x 25.63″


This GE washer and dryer has quite a small capacity, but this makes it ideal for apartments, dorms, or other small spaces. Provided you don’t need loads of functionality, it might be the best washer dryer combo for your needs.

Build Quality

The build quality is pretty standard for a washer dryer combo. It’s made of steel with a white coating. As such, it’s not the most interesting quiet washing machine, but not many people buy a washing machine for its appearance!

It’s an integrated washer dryer combo, meaning the dryer is built into the same appliance. As I explain below, this isn’t the best option, but it certainly helps save space in your home.


Its capacity is 2.4 cu. ft., which classifies this as a compact model. While this isn’t loads, it should be fine for a single person or for a couple who don’t mind doing a lot of laundry!

Noise Level

Unfortunately, there isn’t a noise level listed for this model. It includes vibration reduction technology, which means vibration control when spinning unbalanced loads. In layman’s terms, it means it adjusts the rotation speed to reduce the centrifugal force of the unbalance, thus reducing vibrations.

Various reviewers say the model is quiet, although its draining noise can be loud in the middle of the night. However, this shouldn’t come as a massive surprise.


It’s a ventless washer dryer combo, meaning it includes a condenser, so you don’t need an exhaust pipe. It has 14 wash and rinse cycles and 16 drying cycles, giving you plenty of options. This includes a steam cycle, which can help lift stains like grass as an eco-friendly alternative to using bleach.

This appliance has optional WiFi connectivity. However, you need to install the GE Connect Plus, which is sold separately.

Energy Efficiency

This GE is Energy Star certified, which is helpful considering dryers can be very energy intensive. According to its energy label, it uses 108kWh of energy a year, which equates to around $13. This is pretty good considering it includes a tumble dryer.


One issue reviewers note is that it doesn’t drain amazingly if there’s a buildup of lint and hair. The solution is to run an empty cleaning cycle, although this obviously uses more energy. Other than this, another problem is that clothes don’t dry completely, but this is often the case with integrated washer dryers.


  • Compact model – ideal for apartments.
  • Energy Star certified.
  • Loads of settings.


  • Drainage isn’t great.

2. Top Premium Pick: LG High-Efficiency Front Load Washer and Dryer

  • Noise level: Not specified
  • Capacity: 4.5 cu.ft
  • Drying type: Ventless
  • Energy Efficiency: 105 kWh/yr
  • Max spin speed: 1300 RPM
  • Vibration control feature: Yes
  • Heat settings: 3
  • Hot water cycle: Yes
  • Load sensing for water filling: Yes
  • Scheduled start: Yes
  • Dimensions: 39″ x 27″ x 30. 25″


This LG washer dryer is another integrated model. It missed out on the top spot on this list because of its price, but its functionality and capacity are both pretty good.

Build Quality

The washer dryer combo is well built – as you should expect from a company like LG. It’s a ventless dryer, meaning it has a condenser. This makes placement more flexible and means it should be suitable for anywhere in the home that has a water inlet.


Its capacity is 4.5 cu. ft., which puts it on the lower end of a large washer, although it’s arguably more of a standard-sized washer. Its size should be enough for a couple or small family laundry loads. The drying cycle can handle a full load of washing too.

Noise Level

There isn’t any mention of a specific decibel rating for this washer dryer combo. However, reviewers state that it’s pretty quiet – it features vibration reduction technology to help keep the noise level down.

We can look elsewhere in the LG range for a comparable model. The company has a quiet washing machine that operates at 55dB when washing and 75dB during its spin cycle. Its dimensions, capacity and build are similar, so we can assume they operate at similar range of noise levels.


The washer has 14 settings that you control via a dial and touchscreen. The dryer has 12 cycles, so you’re covered from both angles for all the kinds of laundry you might need to do.

You can control both via WiFi and voice assistant – it’s compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Energy Efficiency

This washing machine has a very good energy efficiency rating of 105 kWh/yr, even though it’s not Energy Star certified. This rating includes the heater function, and paradoxically to its lack of Energy Star certification, the LG is the most efficient in our list of products reviewed.


Users state the dryer isn’t amazing. But as mentioned above, this is a common problem with an integrated washer dryer combo. Provided you can give the clothes an air after drying, it shouldn’t be a problem.


  • Fairly compact model with decent capacity.
  • Plenty of washing and drying functions.
  • Ventless dryer makes placement flexible.


  • Dryer doesn’t do an amazing job.

3. Top Budget Pick: Comfee Washer Dryer Combo

  • Noise level: 63 dB
  • Capacity: 2.7 cu.ft
  • Drying type: Ventless
  • Energy Efficiency: 90 kWh/yr
  • Max spin speed: 1400 RPM
  • Vibration control feature: Yes
  • Heat settings: Not specified
  • Hot water cycle: Yes
  • Load sensing for water filling: Not specified
  • Scheduled start: Yes
  • Dimensions: 33. 5” x 25.2” x 23.4”


The Comfee Washer and Dryer Combo is a compact all-in-one washer dryer combo that’s suitable for apartments or other places where space is at a premium. You can see it as a budget model and a more compact model than the LG above.

It’s worth noting that it suffers from the same downsides as other all-in-one washer dryers, while doing the job decently for its price.

Build Quality

At 23.5” wide, this is a pretty compact washer dryer. As with other models, it’s made from steel and plastic and has a stainless steel drum. Its budget-friendly price point isn’t particularly obvious in its build quality, which is a good sign.


The drum is 2.7 cu. ft. and can hold around 26 lbs. of washing. However, its dryer capacity is 13 lbs., implying you’ll need to split your laundry load in half to dry it. This isn’t the biggest issue in the world, but it does objectively mean it’ll take twice as long to dry your laundry, and that you can’t simply set it and go.

On the other hand, the spin speed is at the top end of the scale, sitting at 1400 RPM. Take the example of the LG above, which at 1300 RPM, spins around 7% slower.

Noise Level

This washer dryer operates at a noise level of 63dB, which is within the acceptable range for most users. According to our data analysis, this noise rating is likely to correspond to the wash cycles.

If you want a really quiet washer, you might want to look for something in the 50-55dB range. But those models are usually more expensive. This washer dryer offers a good balance of price and performance that should be fine for most buyers.


The Comfee has all the settings you expect from a washer dryer. It puts emphasis on its Overnight Laundry setting, which is self-explanatory. You put laundry in overnight and it’s clean and dry by the morning. But, as I’ve mentioned, its dryer capacity is half of its washing capacity. As such, it’s only suitable for small loads.

Energy Efficiency

According to the Energy Guide label, this washer dryer uses 90kWh of energy a year. This works out at about $11 a year, which is perfectly acceptable for running an appliance like this.

If you’ve read this far, you might wonder why I don’t mention it being the most efficient on this list. After all, it’s superior to the 105 kWh/yr displayed by the LG.

The Comfee has a capacity 2 times smaller than that of the LG. It means for roughly 100 kWh/yr, the LG can clean twice more clothes than the Comfee.


Various users state the Comfee takes ages to run a cycle and doesn’t do a great job of drying. However, based on my experience, neither of these is unique to the Comfee but are rather issues with all combo washer dryers. It apparently takes 6 hours to complete a cycle, so bear that in mind if you’re in a rush!


  • Great features for the price point.
  • Compact design makes it suitable for apartments.
  • Energy efficient.


  • Takes ages to complete a cycle.
  • Drying capacity is smaller than washing capacity.

4. Best Vented Combo Washer and Dryer: Equator Pro Washer and Dryer Set

  • Noise level: Not specified
  • Capacity:
    • Washer 1.6 cu.ft
    • Dryer 3.5 cu.ft
  • Drying type: Vented
  • Energy Efficiency: 96 kWh/yr
  • Max spin speed: 1200 RPM
  • Vibration control feature: Not specified
  • Heat settings: Not specified
  • Hot water cycle: Yes
  • Load sensing for water filling: Yes
  • Scheduled start: Yes
  • Dimensions: 59” x 23.5” x 22”


Vented dryers can be a more cost-efficient solution, as they don’t use as much energy and are generally cheaper in the first place. Plus, since all-in-one washer dryers aren’t vented, you’ll sidestep their common pitfalls by choosing separate units.

This combo set from Equator is a good option if you need a separate washer and dryer with decent functionality and few extra frills.

Build Quality

Both the washer and dryer are sturdy and compact, making them suitable for everything from small homes to RVs. They’re stackable, although you could obviously position them side-by-side too.


The washer has a capacity of 13 lbs., which is a decent-sized load of laundry. There’s no mention of the dryer’s capacity, but based on the size, it’s fair to assume it can handle a whole load of laundry from the washer.

Noise Level

While there’s no listing for the general noise output of these models, the washing machine has a quiet mode. This runs at less than 60dB, which is pretty quiet. However, it does bottleneck the spin speed, meaning your laundry will come out damper than you might want.


The washer has 12 programs for different kinds of laundry, and the dryer has a dial for choosing the temperature and drying time. Both come with a winterize function, making them suitable for storing in an RV or using in an outbuilding/garage.

Energy Efficiency

These appliances are Energy Star rated and consume 96 kWh/yr on average. As a consumer, just knowing they’re Energy Star rated is enough to not be concerned about your electricity bill.


Some users state that the washer takes a while to complete a load of laundry, but this is partly because of its size and lower spin speed (1200 RPM). Many users state it’s ideal for an RV, though, due to its compact size.


  • Ideal for compact spaces.
  • Has a quiet mode – less than 60dB.
  • Decent capacity for its size.


  • Washer takes a while to complete a load of laundry.

What Can Be Considered a Quiet Washer and Dryer?

Generally, a washing machine will be louder than a tumble dryer. You can expect a washer to be 75dB or more in its spin cycle, and around 55-60dB in its wash cycles. A dryer will typically be around 70dB. For a quiet washer and dryer, look for a model that’s below 75dB. Of course, the quieter you can get, the better, particularly if it’s installed in your kitchen.

Noise Level Comparison Description Decibel (dB)
Washing Machine (spin) Louder than tumble dryer, similar to a vacuum cleaner 75 or more
Washing Machine (wash) Comparable to normal conversation 55-60
Tumble Dryer Comparable to a busy street 70
Quiet Washer & Dryer Quieter than average Below 75
Busy Street Moderate noise level 70
Truck Passing Loud noise level 80
Normal Conversation Quiet noise level 60

For some real-world comparisons, 70dB is around the level of a busy street, and 80dB is about the volume of a truck passing you. To provide a bit more context, 60dB is roughly the level of normal conversation.

Noise Sources in a Washer and Dryer

To help you pick out the quietest washing machine you can find, it’s worth understanding where noise actually comes from in this appliance. Generally, the washing machine is going to be the louder part, as a tumble dryer is a comparatively simpler machine.

Here are the main sources of noise in a washer and dryer:

Water Filling and Draining

The washing machine filling with water can make a reasonable amount of noise because it’s powered by a pump. It won’t be the loudest or most unpleasant noise, but there can be banging and thumping as the pump turns on and off and water is drawn through the detergent and fabric softener drawers.

Similarly, water draining out of the washing machine will cause a pumping noise. It’ll be on par with the water filling noises because it’s the same process, just in reverse.

Vibration Transmission

Washing machines create quite a lot of vibrations as the drum turns during the wash cycle. These vibrations transmit from the drum and motor into the casing and, usually, into the floor or surrounding housing.

A major factor in noise levels here is whether the machine’s feet are level. If not, the vibrations will seem amplified by the machine wobbling as the drum spins.

Motor and Tumbler Noise

Arguably the loudest part of the washing and drying process is the drum spinning. A washer’s spin cycle can be 1200 RPM or more, which creates a lot of noise. Along with the actual spinning noise, the cycle can create a lot of vibrations, particularly if the washer isn’t properly balanced.

Hot Air Blowing

Tumble dryers are generally much quieter than washers, but their main source of noise (other than the clothes tumbling) is hot air blowing in the tumble. However, this isn’t usually a particularly distracting noise, but it’s worth mentioning anyway.

Noise during the drying in a combo washer and dryer

Washer dryer combos are ventless, meaning the air is not blown outside but recirculated within the unit. 

Vented models tend to be noisier because of the pressure released to the outside, via the vent hole. This can vary depending on the geometry and placement of the vent.

How to Pick a Quiet Washer and Dryer

Picking a washer dryer set can be a bit more complex than with other household appliances. That said, if you read through the criteria below, you should be able to narrow down your choices.

Noise Level

There’s not much else to say about noise level. As you can see, it’s not that common for washer dryers to include a noise level in their specs. However, if you can find one, this should be your starting point for narrowing down your options.  


Generally, we’ll work on the washing machine’s capacity rather than the dryer’s – at least for integrated machines. Here’s a handy chart to help you understand capacities in terms of machine size and dirty laundry weight:

Machine Size Cubic Feet Pounds of Laundry
Compact 1.5-3.4 4-8
Standard 3.5-4.4 12-16
Large 4.5-5 16-20
Extra Large 5.1-6.2 20-25

For reference, a normal t-shirt weighs about half a pound and jeans weigh around 1. 6 lbs. Using this information, you should be able to work out the most suitable capacity for your new washing machine.

The only other thing to bear in mind is that dryers have a larger capacity to compensate for the extra water weight. It’s standard for the dryer in a combo set to be able to handle a standard load from the washer.

Motor Type: Direct Drive vs. Belt

Washing machines use either direct drive or belt drive motors.

Direct Drive

Unsurprisingly, direct drive motors have the washing drum connected to the motor shaft. Some benefits include:

  • They’re quieter because there’s no friction between the motor and belt.
  • They also last longer as a result
  • Generally, they include extra vibration control

However, as a result, direct drive washers are often more expensive.

Belt Drive

As the name suggests, these washers use a drive belt to spin the drum. While they’re louder as a result, some benefits include:

  • Belt drives are cheaper to repair because you don’t need to replace the entire motor.
  • They’re a much cheaper technology.
  • They have a power transmission efficiency that’s similar to a direct drive transmission (around 95-98%)

Based on my experience, I’d recommend opting for direct drive where possible if quietness and speed are your main priorities. However, belt drive will be fine if you’re looking to save money, as the difference in noise level isn’t considerable.

Wash Programs

Unless it’s your first time buying a washing machine, there isn’t much need to cover wash programs in detail. At the very least, you’ll want hot, warm and cold temperature settings and variable spin speeds

Specific functions for delicates and wool can be helpful, but it’s usually better to handwash these items anyway.

As for dryer programs, you’ll want hot, cold, and timed. Air dry settings are helpful, but the things that can only be air dried are better to actually be air dried if possible.

Some higher-end models have loads of extra programs and even things like WiFi compatibility. Whether these functions are necessary is debatable, as I’ve gotten along fine in my life only using about 3 settings on my washing machine!

Spin Speed

A washer’s spin speed can have a big impact on its noise output. However, it’s (unsurprisingly) also related to how dry the clothes are when the cycle finishes.

Most standard washing machines operate between 1200 and 1400 RPM. Ideally, you’ll want a machine with adjustable speeds, so you can wash wools and delicates properly (around 600-800 RPM).

Integrated Vs. Separate Dryer

If possible, opt for a separate dryer rather than an integrated one. They dry clothes far more efficiently and generally have a larger capacity. Integrated dryers have to contend with the extra moisture left over from the wash cycle, meaning they can take much longer.

Where space is a priority, consider looking for stackable washer dryer combo units. They make use of vertical space, allowing you to have separate washer dryers without taking up more floor room.

A combo washer dryer might save space in your laundry room, but they’re not the most efficient options. I always found mine would take ages to dry my clothes, and they’d also come out creased.

Where possible, I’d always recommend buying separate appliances, which I cover in their own dedicated articles.

Ventless Vs. Vented 

For separate dryers, another consideration is whether to pick ventless or vented.

A ventless dryer blows air in the tumbler, then the humid air comes into contact with a condenser. The cold surface of the condenser allows humidity to turn into liquid and drip into a tray. You then pour it away when it’s full.

Ventless dryers use less energy but operate at lower temperatures because they reuse hot air. By extension, they’re actually quieter than vented dryers.

For integrated dryers (all-in-one washer dryers), I’ve never found a vented dryer model. So you’re only stuck with ventless models.

I found that vented models work better at drying, which is because they simply allow higher airflow rates than ventless ones.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a more important consideration for dryers than washers because of the heater. Ideally, look for an Energy Star rated model, as these will be the most energy efficient.

A washer consumes on average, 80 to 400 kWh of energy per year. This includes the wash and spin operations.

A dryer can use anywhere from 125 to 600 kWh of energy per year. Integrated dryers are less efficient because they take longer, so factor this into your decision.

Refer to the Energy Guide label to assess energy costs. They’re often expressed in USD spent for a year of use. This is an easy way to evaluate and compare cost and energy efficiency between models.

Noise-Reduction Technology

Some higher-end models feature noise-reduction technology. At the most basic level, this’ll be rubber feet. These will reduce the amount of vibrations passing into the floor, but it’s important to ensure they’re balanced to get the most from them.

Other than this, you might find your washer dryer includes drum or motor housing insulation to reduce the amount of noise that can escape. Bear in mind, there are some areas that you can’t do anything about, such as water entering and leaving the machine.

However, if you don’t want to spend loads on a high-end appliance, you could always use anti-vibration food pads (such as these) or a rubber mat.  

Both dampen vibrations and can make a considerable difference to the overall noise level. Plus, they’re water resistant, so you don’t need to be afraid of splashing water onto.

Final Thoughts

I hope this article has given you some viable options for a quality washer and dryer that doesn’t make much noise.

My top pick is the GE washer and dryer. It’s a decent appliance that, while lacking integrated smart features, does everything you need a washer dryer to do.

If you’re not quite ready to buy a new machine, I recommend checking out my tips for how to quiet your washer.

Do you have any other washer and dryer models you think my readers should know about? Drop your recommendations below!

Washing Machine Quiet Pad – Rolling Stone

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There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and laundry. In the case of the latter, no matter how much you get through, there will be more waiting for you before you can even adjust to the feeling of having an empty hamper.

If you feel like you’re constantly doing laundry, your instincts aren’t so misguided. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics examined how much time Americans spend doing their laundry, and found that the average woman spent 17 minutes every day, while men spent just five. To put that in perspective, 17 minutes each day amounts to eight hours a month, which is a typical work day for many people. Another important factor to consider is whether or not you have access to a washer and dryer in your home or on-site if you live in an apartment building or complex; the time spent commuting to a laundromat contributes to that number as well as the time spent carrying out the task.

If you’re fortunate enough to have access to your own washer and dryer, you don’t need to be reminded of what a godsend it can be in managing laundry levels. However, some blessings also present opportunities for new problems: a common example would be if your washing machine or dryer was particularly noisy. There’s nothing worse than trying to watch a movie and having to hear loud hums undercut a suspenseful moment, or having your dreams soundtracked by the spin cycle each night, courtesy of your laundry room.

Fortunately, there’s a solution for noisy washing machines. If you’re currently suffering from a loud washing machine, you should invest in an anti-vibration pad, which can help manage the vibration levels and keep your units from moving or “walking” across the floor when they shake. This can be a cost-effective way at maintaining the lifespan of your washer and/or dryer, especially if you’re not able to afford replacing it but also cannot handle the level of noise being produced.

In This Article

What Are the Best Anti-Vibration Pads for Your Washer/Dryer?

Editor’s picks

How Do Anti-Vibration Washing Machine Pads Work?

Anti-Vibration Pad Buying Guide

What Are the Best Anti-Vibration Pads for Your Washing Machine?

We’ve rounded up four of the best anti-vibration pads that you can find online right now. All of them install easily to help dampen the sound on your washer/dryer.

BEST OVERALL: Silent Guys Anti-Vibration Pads

EDITOR’S CHOICE: SliptoGrip Washer Dryer Pads

MOST VERSATILE: Empire of Electronics Anti-Vibration Pads

1. Silent Guys Anti-Vibration Pads


Noise and vibrations can be reduced to the purr of a cat with these anti-vibration pads by the Silent Guys. In fact, they work so well one reviewer wrote that his wife “doesn’t complain anymore,” which is truly the ultimate endorsement. Other reviewers noted the easy set up and effectiveness at preventing the unit from moving across the floor. One user, who described themselves as a “night time laundry person” wrote that these were so effective that they could run the spin cycle without waking their kids; it was “like having your laundry on silent mode.”

Buy Silent Guys Anti Vibration Pads for… $19. 90

2. SlipToGrip Washer Dryer BE Quiet Non Vibration Pads


These anti-vibration pads are designed to work with a variety of washer and dryer makes and models. They’re outfitted with soft rubber pads on the inside to not only protect your floor, but against wear and tear as well, while the stainless steel plate gives high resistance to your appliances thanks to the rubber it’s coated with. Available in round or square shapes, these quiet washer/dryer pads are sold in packs of four or eight.


Buy SlipToGrip Washer Dryer BE Quiet Non… $23.99

3. ENJ Products Anti-Vibration Pads


These anti-vibration pads promise to make your laundry unit so quiet, “you’ll forget that it’s there.” Made from a high-quality proprietary rubber, each pad is has a hard rubber base that stabilizes the machine to reduce vibrations, with a relief pattern on the side to keep it from moving out of place. Many reviews cited the overall effectiveness, though one user wrote that they won’t solve every problem, such as if your machine was vibrating because it is “uneven.”

Buy Washer anti vibration anti walking pads $19.95

4. Empire of Electronics Anti-Vibration Pads


Amazon’s Choice for anti-vibration pads boast a tank tread pattern that keeps your laundry unit fixed in place during even the shakiest of cycles. Best of all, they’re incredibly easy to set up; just tilt the unit and slide them right into place. You can even check to ensure you placed them adequately with the bubble level that’s included.


One reviewer (who likened their laundry units to a “freight train”) wrote that these worked instantly after taking just two to three minutes to install them, while another wrote that these even worked as a solution for their uneven washer.

Buy Anti Vibration Pads with Tank Tread Grip $24. 95

How Do Anti-Vibration Washing Machine Pads Work?

These small rubber pads sit underneath the ‘feet’ of your machine and literally absorb the vibrations being produced, while also protecting your floor from the weight and any skidding that may occur. If you have a machine with a flat bottom, you may still be able to use these an alternative depending on the model you purchase; just place them underneath your unit. Another solution we recommend would be to place a blanket over or underneath your machine, or even fashioning a makeshift platform that serves as a buffer between it and the floor.

Anti-Vibration Pad Buying Guide

Material: The material of your anti-vibration pads will affect how effective it is. In our experience, rubber is king when it comes to silencing and shock absorption.

Price: While there are some higher-end options on the market, you can find an effective anti-vibration pad without breaking your wallet, including low-cost options on Amazon.

Type: All of the anti-vibration pads we’re recommending are designed to fit most washer/dryer machines, though you should always measure your space and check the dimensions before purchasing.

The best narrow washing machines for 2023-2024

We compared a large number of washing machines and chose the best narrow washing machine 2023-2024. The test winner was the AEG ProSteam LTN7E273C narrow top-loading washing machine with a steam program.

These washing machines are slightly cramped or less deep than the classic ones. Absolutely perfect for placement in tight spaces where every centimeter counts.

Classically, we meet models of thin front-loading washing machines. We have mentioned, however, even top-loading models, which, although they do not belong to the category of narrow washing machines, still satisfy claims for saving space. In addition, these individual types are for comparison.

What are the advantages of a narrow washing machine?

Narrow washing machines bring with them one huge advantage and that is space savings. With a small panel bathroom, we will not do anything.

These machines can also be used when we need a solution with a smaller drum capacity. Maybe if you yourself live in a house, together without children.

How to choose a narrow washer

The narrow washer will search for an important parameter, which is depth or width. And therefore, you need to place it somewhere where space is limited.

In addition, your choice may depend on whether you choose a top-loading or front-loading model.

We can then move on to a separate evaluation of the product in terms of efficiency, software, features, intelligence or noise.

Narrow washing machine size

Which option to choose? It all depends on what type of washing machine you choose. Washing machine narrow 33 cm belongs to the space category – the most economical options on the market.

The washing machine, pre-filled with water approx. 55 cm long, is the deepest option. Regular models are compared with tapered versions with a depth of about 60 cm.

Top-loading narrow washing machines generally have a standard width of 40 to 45 cm, which corresponds to the storage conditions of the filling solution.

The first question is how much space do you have to place it in the desired space. Of course, it is always better to choose the largest option.

Modern products allow you to calculate the required program duration and the consumption of water and electricity based on the weight of the laundry. You don’t need to worry about unnecessarily high consumption even if you are looking for a small washing machine for yourself.

Depth of the washing machine

In the case of depth, always calculate by adding a distance of 3-5 cm from the wall, which will correspond to the location of the connections and hoses, as well as due to the movement of the washing machine during operation and ventilation.

We measure the depth in such a way that we calculate the longest edge of the washing machine structure, which is usually located on top.

How to measure the depth of a washing machine?

Top loading slim washing machine

Narrow top-fill washing machines are particularly advantageous in terms of ease of handling. When you put your laundry in the washing machine and pull it out, you don’t have to bend over. Controls are also in sight, so you can tackle all tasks in an upright position with little or no effort.

Its narrow side is wide so that you can even turn sideways to the wall thanks to the upward opening position. This solution is best when you don’t have room to open the drum from the front.


  • Narrow Space Storage Solution
  • You don’t have to bend

Slim Front Load Washers

Front Load Automatic Washers are great when you want to place them under kitchen cabinets, in the bathroom, in a closet or anywhere else in a corner and narrow space.

They are also a good solution where you want to complement your washing machine with a separate dryer. Fortunately, there are even narrow dryers on the market.


  • Best Programming Hardware
  • Upstairs you can place a dryer
  • You can place it in the kitchen or anywhere else

Washing machine capacity

The drum capacity of narrow washing machines is another variable we will argue about. If we know that we need the most spacious washing machine with compact dimensions and, in this regard, we have nothing to worry about. Among the products you will find those that have a drum capacity of up to more than 8 kg of laundry.

Small 4 kg washing machine suitable for a family of two. You can choose from narrow front loading and top loading washing machines.

The most common drum capacity in this area is 6 kg, which is enough for a household with children.

Energy intensity

When choosing a household appliance, we should also not forget its label.

This illustrates important information in the form of energy classes, annual energy consumption, basic program power, basic program duration, water consumption, spin efficiency and noise.

Energy class G is the least efficient.


The narrow washing machine has a good selection of programs and due to their smaller size we don’t have to look for any programs to cut.

We find approximately 14 to 20 programs that take care of environmentally friendly washing.

In addition, these machines have environmental programs that save water and energy consumption. For frequently used intelligent load cells. Based on this, the automatic washing machine can calculate the required program duration and water consumption.

From functional equipment, we can choose models with drying clothes or a steam program. Of course, there is a delay start function that will make it easier to choose the time for washing, even when we are not at home.

RPM and centrifugation efficiency

Another important parameter is the drum RPM. This will show us how effective the push-up will be. Ideal for the brand is a lower limit of 1000 rpm.

If you are targeting a narrow washer-dryer, then at least 1,200 rpm. More drum revolutions is an advantage, but not entirely probable.

Best narrow washing machines for 2023-2024

Washing machine Candy CST G270L/1, white

Key features top loading machine

  • Drying: no
  • Dimensions: 40x63x88 cm
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Drum capacity: 7 kg
  • Number of revolutions: 1,200 rpm. /min
  • Energy class: C
  • Number of programs: 11
  • Screen: Yes
  • Pros

    • Capacity 7 kg laundry
    • Storage Solutions
    • Inverter Motor Lifetime Warranty
    • Simple drum design
    • Quick Steam Program

    You will appreciate the high performance of your washing machine. These include easy access to the washing drum without bending, and the ability to place the washing machine against a wall, in a corner, or between bathroom cabinets. Whereas this slim washing machine has a decent capacity of 7kg of laundry.

    The finish of the washing machine will enchant even the most demanding users.

    The number of programs does not seem overwhelming, but the magic lies in the correct package of these programs. There is even a quick 20-minute wash and a steam wash or recovery of washed laundry.

    The quality and comfort of washing are monitored by the ProSense automatic adjustment programs and the uniform dosage of fabric softener (SoftPlus), which contributes to a finer laundry. The desired functions are easily installed on the panel with LED display.

    An important asset is the silent inverter motor, which is guaranteed by the manufacturer for a lifetime. Such confidence indicates the highest quality.

    Washing machine Beko WSRE 6H612 ZAWI

    Main features:

    • Type:
    • narrow front loading washing machine

    • Drying: no
    • Dimensions: 60 x 44 x84 cm
    • Weight: 57 kg
    • Drum capacity: 7 kg
    • Number of revolutions: 1,400 rpm. /min.
    • Energy class: D
    • Number of programs: 15
    • Screen: Yes


    • Short energy saving program
    • Storage Solutions
    • Cleaning program for your washing machine
    • Steam program

    The Beko Narrow Washing Machine offers a total of 15 wash programs including steam or stain removal without pre-rinse.

    Highlights DrumClean+ helps remove powder, fabric softener and textile residues from the washing machine that contaminate the washing machine and shorten its life.

    Cleaning is carried out with steam, and the result is not only the best laundry, but also the quality of the washing machine.

    Washing with the steam program is cleaned more thoroughly and wrinkle less. In addition, the Expert staining program is available, which can remove up to 24 different types of stains without a manual pre-rinse cycle.

    Water and electricity consumption according to energy class D. Thanks to the inverter motor, the PROsmart washing machine runs a little quieter and consumes less electricity.

    There is even a program where you can wash a full load (7 kg) for 28 minutes at 30 degrees. It is great for regular washing.

    Thanks to the pattern on the washing drum, the laundry is gentle on tights and cotton tears, so don’t worry, you can also wash delicate fabrics.

    The narrow Beko washing machine doesn’t take up too much space and does the job perfectly at the same time. On the display you will find convenient controls so you don’t have to worry about doing something you don’t understand.

    Inverter steam washing machine Weissgauff WM 4826 D

    Key features:

    • Type: narrow front loading washing machine
    • Drying: no
    • Dimensions: 59.50x40x85 cm
    • Weight: 60.5 kg
    • Drum capacity: 6 kg
    • Number of revolutions: 1000 rpm.
    • Energy class: D
    • Number of programs: 15
    • Screen: Yes


    • Available at
    • Many programs
    • Partial load wash
    • Delayed start
    • Laundry weighing

    From narrow front-loading washing machines, we choose our affordable option, which hides a conscientious assistant. Your money will amount to a total of 15 automatic programs, where the selection also includes a special program for people with allergies.

    Holds up to 6 kg of laundry so you don’t have to worry even if the washing machine is half full.

    The delayed start function is useful whenever you want to control the washing time so that you can get home on time from work. This machine is one of the best cheap models that are still worth buying.

    Washing machine Samsung WW60A3120WE

    This small front-loading washing machine is one of the most popular compact models, noted for its overall quality and energy efficiency.

    Some reviewers say it has more features than you’ll probably need, but it gets a lot of praise for its cleaning performance and how much space it saves. This can be difficult to set up, as is the case with similar appliances, and can also become noisy.


    • Energy efficiency
    • Many options
    • Robust construction


    • Difficult to set up
    • Can be noisy

    Washing machine Indesit IWSB 5105


    • Installation: Freestanding
    • Loading: 5 kg
    • WxDxH: 59. 50x42x85 cm
    • Spin speed: 1000 rpm
    • Energy class: A
    • Additional functions: spin speed selection, washing temperature selection, intelligent washing control, balance control, foam level control, delayed start
    • Protection: against leakage

    This high efficiency washing machine is popular with customers.

    It has a volume of 2.4 cubic feet, a depth of 55 cm and is equipped with smart features. It also has a steam function and many reviewers say it’s easy to install.

    It is reported to be fairly quiet and wash well for a compact model. One caveat is that the included manuals may not be complete.


    • Good cleaning performance
    • Relatively quiet


    • Included manuals seem incomplete

    Tuvio WFS64MW1 washing machine

    • Installation: Freestanding
    • Loading: 7 kg
    • WxDxH: 59. 50x40x85 cm
    • Spin speed: 1000 rpm
    • Energy class: A+

    In our opinion, this gives you everything you can really need from a washing machine (assuming a maximum load of 7 kg is enough for your household).

    It’s exceptionally quiet, almost soothing, and has a good selection of cycles, including a wash for dark clothes, a mixed load, and a super-fast setting that lets you complete a wash in as little as 15 minutes. During the long testing period, the performance of the machine was consistently excellent.

    Our little problem with this wonderful machine is that the spin+drain setting adds a rinse by default, which can be counterproductive if you want to use it to partially dry delicate hand washed clothes.

    Just remember to turn off the “aqua plus” option before starting the cycle and it won’t be a problem.

    Features of choosing a washing machine with a laundry drying function: rating

    In Russia, most people still dry clothes on a rope or radiator.

    But a symbiosis of a washing machine and a dryer has long appeared on the home appliance market.

    Is it worth it to become the owner of this wonderful technique?

    There is a prejudice against washer dryers in terms of their reliability. Some argue that compared to a washing machine, they are technically more difficult.


    1. Learning about the washer-dryer
    2. Design
    3. To buy or not?
    4. Advantages and disadvantages of the washer-dryer
    5. Drying technology
    6. Features of the washer-dryer
    7. What not to do when using a washer-dryer
    8. Which washer-dryer to choose in 2017?
    9. Samsung Eco-bubble WD1142XVR
    10. Bosch WVD24460OE
    11. Siemens WD14h541
    12. LG F1496AD3
    13. LG FH-2A8HDM2N
    14. Indesit IWDC 6105 (EU)
    15. Hotpoint-Ariston FDD 9640 B
    16. Candy GVW45 385TC
    17. Zanussi ZKG2125

    Exploring washer dryer 9 0009

    To understand how to choose a washer-dryer, you need to understand the what is the difference between a washing machine and a dryer. The fact is that a conventional machine performs 3 cycles:

    1. wash,
    2. rinse,
    3. spin.

    Machine with dryer performs 4 cycles, supplementing the above set with drying.


    What does the washer-dryer consist of?

    1. heating element.
    2. Fan with air duct.
    3. Bladed drum.
    4. Humidity sensors.
    5. Condensate tank (not available on some models).

    A survey was conducted among specialists involved in this technique and it turned out that the main problem of operation is the mistakes of the owners of such equipment. Frequent causes of malfunctions are overloading the laundry during drying.

    To take or not?

    According to research, a washer-dryer saves about 15 hours of time for a housewife.

    Washing and drying appliance is a great option if you are tired of hanging clothes in the apartment, but you don’t want to spend money on expensive equipment. Of course, if finances and space allow, it is better to get a dryer that can dry as much laundry as it was washed. The dimensions of this unit almost correspond to a standard washing machine, and there are more programs for mono-functional equipment, which cannot be said about combined ones.

    Advantages and disadvantages of a washer-dryer

    What is the difference between a washer-dryer and a washing machine? Firstly, it can wash and dry. Saves space. That’s where the positives probably end.

    The disadvantages include the inability to dry all the laundry in one cycle. For this reason, tumble dryers are much larger than washing machines.

    The price of such a machine is 25-30% higher than a conventional washing machine!

    If the washer-dryer is used incorrectly, clothes wear out quickly.

    If you plan to do laundry for more than 2-3 people or do a lot of laundry, but you don’t want to pay for electricity, you should think about whether you really need this equipment?

    Drying technology

    The washer-dryer is equipped with an additional heating element that heats the air and fills the tank of the machine through a special air duct.

    Dryer can be:

    1. Condenser . This is when the heated air, which has absorbed moisture, passes through a condenser that uses cold water for dehumidification, where it loses moisture and heat, and then, already dehumidified, it enters through the air duct and the heater back into the drum filled with laundry. With this method of drying, water consumption increases.
    2. Condensing but without water . The principle of operation is slightly different, the hot air that has passed through the heating element draws moisture out of the laundry and enters the tank. And here already this air is cooled by room temperature. That is, in the washer-dryer there is an additional fan that sucks air from the room. Further, the dry air, having passed again through the heating element, returns to the drum, the moisture goes into the sewer. This method is water-saving.
    3. By timer . At the same time, the owner of the equipment himself determines the fabric and sets the drying mode. The maximum time is 3 hours.
    4. According to the degree of residual moisture . It is also called “smart” drying. Technically, this is a process that is much more efficient than the previous one. With this method, there is a sensor at the bottom and a “smart” Fuzzy Logic system, which is able to determine the humidity of the laundry based on temperature and air humidity. Drying stops when the set humidity is reached.

    With this drying, you can choose three degrees:

    1. iron dry ” – you can already guess from the name that things will have to be ironed;
    2. in the closet ” – laundry is immediately dry, can be put away in the closet;
    3. on a hanger ” – such things can sag with light wrinkling and complete drying and I need it.

    It is still recommended to leave the laundry slightly damp, because when overdrying, the fibers of the fabric are fragile and the wear of things increases.

    Not so long ago, residual moisture drying was a feature of premium models, today it is a function available to almost all washer-dryers.

    Washer-dryer specifications

    Before you buy, you need to know the features of choosing a machine with a drying function. Washer-dryers are marked with letters from A to G. The washing class determines the quality of the washed laundry.

    So, what is the washing quality of the marking:

    • F and G not good;
    • C, D, and E – average;
    • A and B are excellent.

    The determination of the quality of the spin is characterized by a similar division and depends on the residual moisture after the spin. This characteristic is determined by dividing the weight difference between dry and wet laundry and multiplying it by 100 percent. For class A, a residual moisture content of linen of 45% is allowed, B – no more than 54%, C – the maximum indicator of 63% and D – up to 72%. Class D is almost non-existent these days.

    Interestingly, the number of revolutions is not such an important indicator for the spin class.

    If we consider the amount of energy consumed during the operation of washing and drying equipment, then it is also marked with similar Latin letters. The index of efficient energy use is calculated in kWh per kg of laundry.

    The energy efficiency is affected by the use of the dryer, as it is the more energy intensive part of laundry care. Machine labeled A has the lowest energy consumption and G has the highest.

    Once again, I would like to mention the fact that without the “drying” mode, energy consumption is significantly reduced. In the modern world, washer-dryers with an efficiency class below C are almost impossible to detect, just like washing machines with a class below B.

    Do’s and Don’ts when using a washer-dryer

    1. Overload the drum with laundry.
    2. Connect several devices at the same time to the socket with the machine.
    3. Tumble dry nylon, foam rubber, down jackets, wool.
    4. Allow children to use the control box.

    Which washer-dryer to choose in 2017?

    Samsung Eco-bubble WD1142XVR

    This car is spacious and safe. Favorably differs from other washer-dryers in its bright design and functionality. It is larger than others, and at a cost more expensive than other models. This Korean car was created with a stylish beauty in red Tango, which is not typical for such equipment.

    The highlight of the Samsung WD1142XVR is the Eco Bubble washing technology, that is, air foam is formed before washing due to mixing the powder with water, and therefore the washing quality is improved. By Samsung washing machine can not find fault, you can wash:

    • cotton at different temperatures;
    • synthetics;
    • woolen items;
    • bed linen;
    • sports items;
    • children’s things;
    • without water (dry wash) with hot air only;
    • economical, intensive, fast.

    Available with auto-weighing, laundry control, odor removal and sterilization.

    This model dries to a certain degree of moisture with a fast drying mode that lasts about 40 minutes. As for loading laundry, this is, of course, a champion. She can easily handle a weight of 14 kg and can dry 7 kg.

    Bosch WVD24460OE

    This model is strict, without show off, standard white. There is no auto-weighting in this model, but the functionality is at a high level. A large number of programs allows you to wash different things in different modes: cotton, synthetics, wool, sportswear, children’s clothes, special care, quick wash.

    Extra rinse and adjustable spin. An interesting function is “night”. The Bosch washer dryer features a special drum design that saves on electricity, water and powder. Drying is easier compared to Samsung: “intense” and “gentle”. The maximum drying time is 2 hours.

    Bosch WVD24460OE standard dimensions. Able to wash 5 kg, and dry 2.5 kg, which of course is not enough and this is a good solution.

    Siemens WD14h541

    Siemens is similar in functionality to the previous model. The design is a little modest, but the sunroof with a black insert draws attention. Modest, boring and tasteful.

    The temperature of the wash is adjusted by the user, there are many programs to choose from: cotton, synthetics, mixed fabrics, wool, shirts, sportswear, children’s, products with a climate membrane.

    The siemens washer-dryer features a refresh mode and an odor removal function. Drying in this model is carried out without water. The wash drum with drop-shaped protrusions allows you to wash things strongly and in a gentle mode. There is no auto weighing.

    Download, build quality and number of programs – no complaints.

    Siemens WD 15H541 – premium equipment, 15 programs, convenient touch display.

    LG F1496AD3

    Its design is distinguished by program backlighting (a feature of the South Korean manufacturer). Programs of a standard set and plus the mode “intensive 60” for cotton. The drum features a textured surface and 6 Motion technology, that is, 6 movements of care: saturation, wiggle, reverse rotation, smoothing, twisting and basic rotation.

    The lg washer-dryer model is characterized by a time and humidity setting. Eco-drying is inherent, that is, from 30 to 150 minutes. The peculiarity is that after drying, the machine automatically switches to the “cooling” mode for 4 hours if the machine is not unloaded.

    Laundry load 4 kg, and dry the same amount.

    LG FH-2A8HDM2N

    The advantage of this model is a good price, quiet operation, a large load of 7 kg laundry with a 4 kg dryer with 12 programs, including the ability to remove stains.

    Indesit IWDC 6105 (EU)

    Italian model from different manufacturers. Inexpensive, which is evident in the design. Indesit does not have a panel. There is a timer to delay washing. There are only two positions for spinning – 500 and 1000 revolutions. Models are budget, but these characteristics do not affect the quality of washing. Drying can be set by time or by degree of residual moisture. The only but – a hole in the cuff of the hatch.

    The Indesit IWDC 6105 features the ability to load up to 6 kg of laundry and dry up to 5 kg. In the presence of 13 washing and drying programs (3 programs). The disadvantages include drying for more than 4 hours.

    Hotpoint-Ariston FDD 9640 B

    Differs in capacity (9 kg), has 16 washing programs and the “child protection” function. The model has a disadvantage in the remainder of the washable powder from the compartment.

    Candy GVW45 385TC

    Candy is also equipped with 16 programs with automatic load detection. Candy washer-dryer is a neat machine with a wide hatch, but noisy when spinning.