Pros and Cons of Different Types Washing Machine


    Every type has its advantages and drawbacks. Do you prefer loading laundry from the top of a washing machine rather than bending to load a front-loader? A pedestal boosts a front-loader’s height—making loading easier—but you’ll pay $250 or more for the convenience.

    Whatever you're considering, know that washers with a capacity of more than 4.5 cubic feet readily fit a king-size comforter in our tests. And if the warranty matters, most tested full-sized machines come with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Speed Queen, however, offers warranties ranging from three to seven years. You'll see capacity and warranty information in our washing machine ratings.

    The pros and cons below refer to the washer types as a group, based on our testing. There are exceptions, which you'll see in the ratings.

    Agitator Top-Loaders


    • Usually the least expensive option.

    • Cycle times are typically shorter.

    • Cleaning often earns a Good score in our ratings, so these machines should clean a typically soiled load well. (They have a tougher time with heavy stains or soil, so pretreat.)


    • Many are tough on fabrics.

    • They typically use a lot more water.

    • Dryer times are often longer. (The washer’s tub can’t spin as fast as other washer types, so less water is extracted.)

    • Most are noisy.

    High-Efficiency (HE) Top-Loaders


    • Cleaning often earns a Very Good rating.

    • Capacities are bigger than those of most agitator top-loaders.

    • They use less water than many agitator washers and extract more of it, shortening dryer time.

    • Most are relatively quiet.


    • Wash times are long, often 60 to 80 minutes using the normal wash/heavy soil setting. (Save time using the normal soil setting.)

    • Most aren’t gentle on fabrics.

    • Laundry can tangle because of the low water level, longer wash time, and higher spin speed.

    • Higher-capacity models may have deep tubs, making it difficult for some users to reach the bottom and grab that last sock.

    We hope this guide helped you choose the correct washing machine for your requirements. Stay tuned to for Pros and Cons of Different Types Washing Machine or parts of washing machine: NanYang Motor