The standard height of a washing machine is 85 cm, the width is usually 60 cm. Here we are talking about a front-loading washing machine; a washing machine with the door at the front of the drum. Most washing machines are front loading models. For top loading washing machines, which have the door at the top, other standard dimensions apply. Top loaders are usually 90 cm high and 40 cm wide. This gives them a smaller fill weight, but they also take up a lot less space. The downside is that with a top loading washer, you can’t put the dryer on top of it – as you can with most front loaders.