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Washing Machine Dimensions Make Sure You Know The Proportions Before Buying

02, Mar, 2023

02, Mar, 2023




Not all washing machines are created equal. In fact, some have significantly different dimensions than others. Before buying a new washing machine, it is important to know its dimensions to make sure it'll fit properly in your home. That's why this guide exists! In this article, we'll go over various types of washing machines available today and what their typical dimensions look like when purchased. We'll also help you measure the space in your home where you plan on placing your new unit so that everything fits perfectly together.


Why are Washing Machine Dimensions Important?


It's crucial to select a washing machine that completely meets the demands of your family because they come in all different sizes and shapes. You will waste time and energy running many cycles if you choose a washing machine that is too small for your family. However, if you pick a unit that is too big, you'll lose money because of the higher cost of running water and electricity while neither are being utilized.


Understanding your family's demands and taking into account the placement of the washing machine in your home is significant when selecting one. In addition to fitting into the given area, the washing machine's door must be simple to open and close. Ensure that there is space around the appliance as well because over time, if it needs to be fixed, it's critical that someone can quickly and easily reach any broken or needing repair parts.


The types of washing machines available today


There are three primary types of washing machines available: front load, top load, and space-saving stacked washer/dryers. 


Although front load washers cost more, they offer larger loads and less fuss because they need less maintenance than top loaders. Your clothes are handled quietly and gently by them. 


Top load machines are more reasonably priced, but they are typically bigger and noisier than front loader versions. This is not a wise choice if you work from home close to your laundry area. Additionally, not all models can deep fill, so keep that in mind while making your decision.


For individuals who don't have much storage space or just want to clear some floor space, stacked washers/dryers are perfect. These units are not inexpensive, though, and professional installation may be necessary, which will add to the expense. Additionally, they use more water and electricity than conventional washers.


Top load washing machine dimensions


The standard dimensions of top-load washing machines are 27 inches wide, 42 to 44 inches tall, and 27 to 28 inches deep or less. 


The amount of laundry that top-loading washing machines can hold when fully loaded varies. 


Only 6 pounds of clothing can fit in low-capacity top-loaders in order for them to be fully loaded. Usually, 7-8 pounds can be accommodated by medium-capacity top-loading washers. Up to 12–15 pounds may be sufficient for top-loaders with the greatest capacity. 


The dimensions of a front load washing machine


Regular full-size washers and dryers have dimensions of 27 by 39 by 32 to 34 inches (WxHxD), not including the extra four inches needed for venting and connectors. Doors in this category typically measure between 54 and 57 inches in depth when fully opened.


For lofts, flats, in-law suites, or any other space where a standard-size washer or dryer won't fit, compact washers and dryers is the ideal option. Typical dimensions of vented, compact washer and dryer units are 24 in. x 34 in. x 24 in (WxHxD). 


The dimensions of a space-saving stacked washer/dryer


Switching to a stackable washer and dryer instead of side-by-side machines is a clever approach to make the most of the small floor space in your laundry room. 


Model-specific measurements for stackable washers and dryers range from 77 to 80 inches tall (stacked), 27 inches wide, and 30 to 34 inches deep. 


Standard compact washers and dryers are between 24 and 26 inches deep, 66 to 72 inches tall when stacked.


How Can You Measure Your Space? 


To measure your space, you'll need to know the dimensions of your washing machine. This includes the length, width, and height of the unit. You should also check out:


  • The dimensions of any doors or other openings that will allow access to your washer. If there are any cabinets or obstructions blocking the way, these should be removed or moved before purchasing a new machine.
  • The height of the ceiling. You'll want to make sure your washing machine is tall enough to clear it by at least a couple of inches. 
  • The dimensions of any floor drain so you can make sure they won't get clogged when water collects in there after you wash your clothes (you don't want to have an electrical fire!).
  • The length of any water lines that connect your washer to your home's plumbing system. If you have long lines, consider purchasing a shorter model or installing an extension kit.




In order to purchase the right-sized washing machine, you should measure your space and compare it with the dimensions of each TCL washing machine model if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our customer service team or stop by our stores. It's also helpful if you know how much laundry you typically do in one cycle so we can help find the perfect match for both your needs and available floor space.


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