Built-in washer dryer combo

A built-in washer-dryer is installed seamlessly in a kitchen, laundry room, bathroom or other cupboard. A built-in washer-dryer is perfectly integrated into your interior so that it is no longer noticeable at first glance. Looking for a built-in washer-dryer? We have made a list of the best built-in washer dryers of 2024 for you. Take a quick look!

Built-in washer dryer combo



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What is a built-in washer/dryer combi?

A built-in washer/dryer combi is a model that is specially designed to be hidden away in a room. You can think of your kitchen, your bathroom or your laundry room. The appliance is hidden from view by a sliding door. When you choose a built-in washer-dryer, you need to consider a number of different features than when choosing a normal model.

Centrifugal sound level

Because a built-in washer/dryer is often hidden away in a common area such as the kitchen or bathroom, it is important to consider the noise level of the model.

A spin noise level below 70 db is considered extra quiet, allowing you to easily place the appliance in the kitchen without worrying about noise pollution.

For all washer-dryers, the spin noise level is indicated between 70 db and 77 db, with the latter being very loud and not suitable for being placed in a small space.

Fill weight

The fill weight of a washer-dryer is always a feature to consider carefully. Most built-in washerdryers can wash 7 kg of laundry and dry just 4 kg. This means that after every wash, you’re left with 3kg of laundry that you need to dry in a different way. You can then choose to switch on the washer-dryer again to dry only your remaining laundry, or you can leave the rest to dry on a rack.

When using a freestanding washer-dryer, the load capacity for washing and drying will be much higher. Common combinations are 9kg/6kg and 8kg/4kg.

Less choice

A built-in washer-dryer must have certain dimensions, and these differ from what is most commonly manufactured. This means that when you are looking for a built-in model, you do not have a wide range of wash and dry combinations to choose from.

There is a good chance that you will have to make some concessions. For example, you might have to choose a lower fill weight, a lower energy efficiency class and not all the extra features, such as delayed start or dualsense, that you are looking for.

Best built-in washer-dryer of 2024

If you are looking for a built-in washer-dryer, you have a much more limited selection, so it is good to think about what is the best choice for you.

First of all, think about the fill weight that you need. Most built-in washer-dryers can wash 8kg of laundry and dry 4kg. For a household of 4 people, that’s not always enough to get rid of all the washing in one go.

In addition, built-in wash-dryers generally have a low energy efficiency rating. The energy label is usually between C and E, which is relatively inefficient and can cause high energy bills. In some cases, it is more economical to purchase two separate appliances.

To make the choice a little easier for you, we have listed the best built-in washer-dryers for you.

The Equator EZ 4400 N is a super combo washer dryer that is perfect for smaller laundry spaces and even your RV. With a 1.59 cu. ft. capacity, it weighs just 161 lbs. and measures 22 inches deep, 33.5 inches high and 23.5 inches wide. This all-in-one machine will use just 96 kWh of power per year, giving you some savings. The spin speed is clocked at 1200 RPM, ensuring clothes come out dryer at the end of the dry cycle. Enjoy 8 separate wash cycles and 3 dry cycles with 4 dryness options. The round glass door is left swing and lets you peer inside to watch the washing and drying action. One of the most unique features of this machine is that it allows you to convert from venting to ventless dry, giving you more options of installation. Let’s talk more about features. The EZ 4400 has automatic water and heat level function that fills the tub with the perfect amount of water every time while choosing the best temperature level for the type of soil. With built-in diagnostics and 12 error codes, you can quickly identify and solve any issues with your machine. Protect your child with child lock, program the washer to start up to 24 hours in advance, enable the Quiet Function, freshen up and maintain the tub with Self Clean, push the add-a-sock option to load more laundry—this machine can do it all. Plus, it has an easy-to-open coin trap that will save you a call to the plumber. The start and pause function let’s you operate this machine freely. Use Optional Sensor / Time Dry to set how long you want the dry cycle to run. Use the Refresh Function to give clothes a quick refresh before putting them on. For RV users, the Winterize Function is an essential feature. Just add the antifreeze, push a button, and have your washer/dryer ready for winter in no time at all. The Equator EZ 4400 N comes in White, Merlot, Silver, Black, Gold and Pink to fit any laundry space. Hoses are included.
The GE GFQ14ESSNWW washer dryer combo is an all-in-one solution for your laundry needs. Whether you just don’t have the space for a separate washer and dryer, or you just want to do the laundry with less steps using just one machine, this electric front load washer/dryer is one to consider. With a 2.4 cu. ft. capacity, it can fit loads of up to 8 lbs. It weighs just 183 lbs. and the compact measurements of 25.62 inches deep by 33.25 inches tall by 23.43 inches wide is create for homes with less space for laundry. The window door is left swing. This 2-in-1 machine consumes just 108 kWh of power per year, so you can save on your electricity bills. The stainless-steel drum resists rust and corrosion. Turn it into a smart device by adding the optional Wi-Fi connect part (#PBX23W00Y0), sold separately. Equipped with a 1450 RPM maximum spin speed, the washing and drying actions are enhanced. Your clothes come out cleaner and dryer. With 14 wash cycles and 5 dry cycles, you can customize the way you clean your clothes freely. Wash anything from undergarments with Delicates to stained fabrics with Stain Wash with Steam. With features like Delay Start, you can schedule when to start the cycle according to your schedule for up to 24 hours. Use the Extra Rinse option when you need fabrics to be rid of detergent and fabric softener remnants. The Time Saver option lets you wash smaller loads at a faster rate so your garments will be ready in no time. This washer/dryer comes with 5 heat selections because some soils dissolve better in cooler temperatures, while some others in warmer temperatures. The load sensing adaptive fill automatically fills the drum with the appropriate amount of water depending on the size of the load. Add Time when you feel like your clothes need extra drying care. With convenience features like an adjustable end-of-cycle signal, child lock, cycles status indicators, LED cycle countdown and rack dry, doing the laundry is a little bit less of a hassle. Fill and load hoses are included.
For all your laundry needs, the GE WM3998HBA is the answer. Wash and dry using the same machine using a washer/dryer combo and save time doing your laundry. The 4.5 cu. ft. capacity is large enough to fit bulky items like blankets or beddings with no issues. Prop it on top of a pedestal (WDP4B) or the LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (WD100CB) to wash even more laundry at once. Weighing 213.8 lbs. and measuring 27 inches wide, 39 inches high and 30.25 inches deep, it will fit in smaller laundry rooms or closets easily. The door swings to the left when opened. It uses just 105 kWh of power per year, so you can save some money on your power bill. The maximum spin speed is clocked at 1300 RPM, so your clothes come out cleaner and drier. Use the power of steam in both washing and drying. With 14 wash programs and 4 dry cycles to handle every type of laundry you throw at it. Special programs like Bright Whites™ (especially designed to give white fabrics great clean and maintain color) and Allergiene™ (specifically intended to give fabrics washing and rinsing to get rid of allergens) help you get the perfect kind of clean for every piece of clothing. It has 5 wash/rinse temperatures and 5 spin speeds so you can customize a cycle freely. Using the same outstanding washing performance that LG customers have come to expect, the LG TurboWash technology efficiently washes huge loads in less time. Enjoy more features like the ColdWash™ Option and the SenseClean™ System at any time. The TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System makes this washer/dryer very quiet, so you can do your laundry and answer a phone call in the same room. Powered with the ThinQ® Technoloy, this machine is smart-home ready. Use features like SmartDiagnosis™ (v3.0), Remote Start and Cycle Monitor and Energy Monitoring with your smart device. The GE WM3998HBA comes in a chic Black Steel color that will look amazing in any laundry space.
If you are looking for a washer dryer combo for your summer home, apartment or other places with limited space, the Magic Chef MCSCWD27S5 is a great solution. This ventless unit has a 2.7 cu. ft. capacity that can handle up to 26.4 lbs. of clothes for washing and up to 17.6 lbs. for drying. It weighs just 160 lbs., and measures 23.4 inches deep, 33.5 inches high and 23.4 inches wide. Enjoy some energy savings because this unit only uses an estimated 90 kWh annually. The maximum spin speed is clocked at 1300 RPM, assisting in giving you dryer clothes at the end of every cycle, as well as extra cleaning power. The left swing, glass door lets your see the washing and drying action. This versatile washer dryer combo has a total of 16 wash cycles including Active Wear, Bulky Items, and Delicates. Run the special Tub Clean cycle, designed to help keep your washer fresh while removing residue from your detergent and other laundry chemicals. The De-wrinkle option relaxes the fabrics near the end of the cycle, to help your clothes come out wrinkle-free. Choose from 3 soil levels, depending on how dirty each load is. Some soils clean better in cold temperature settings, some in warmer temperature settings. This unit lets you choose among 5 temperature levels to best suit the type of dirt. When you can't run your laundry right way, Delay Start can be configured to start from one to 24 hours later. This machine is fitted with electronic controls with LED display for intuitive use and operation. Child Lock ensures that the door stays closed when it should. Know exactly when the cycle is finished with the end-of-cycle signal. With the advanced vibration control, your washer dryer runs more quietly than others. The Magic Chef MCSCWD27S5 comes with hoses and a power cord.
If you are looking for a replacement for your old washer and dryer, or you just simply need to make more space in your home, the Whirlpool WFC8090GX is one you should consider. This washer dryer combo will not only save you some space, but because it is ventless, you can install it virtually anywhere. With a maximum capacity of 2.8 cu. ft., this appliance has the largest capacity of washer dryer combos currently available in the market. It weighs 209 lbs. and measures 24 inches deep, 33.25 inches high and 24 inches wide, a compact dimension that will fit even in the tightest laundry spaces. This appliance uses just 209 kWh of power per year. With a maximum spin speed of 1400 RPM, your clothes come out drier at the end of the cycle. The intuitive, touchscreen controls allow the machine to guide you in choosing the perfect combination of settings for the right type of fabric care. The window-type glass door lets you to peer inside to watch the washing and drying action. With a total of 28 wash programs and 7 dry cycles, there is a perfect setting for every time of challenge you throw at it. The Wrinkle Shield option helps prevent wrinkles and creases from setting in by tumbling clothes for up to 12 hours after the cycle finishes. The TumbleFresh option does the same, but after the wash cycle, in situations when you can’t run the dry cycle right away. The Sanitize Cycle is designed to eliminate up to 99.9% of known household bacteria by using high temperature levels. When you are in a hurry, the Quick Wash cycle gets your clothes ready in a shorter time. Use the Cold Wash cycle on clothes with vibrant colors to ensure the hues stay bright. The Presoak option lets you skip soaking outside of the washer by adding extra time before the cycle starts. This Whirlpool washer dryer combo is smart home ready and can be connected to your smartphone or tablet so you can control it remotely. The Whirlpool WFC8090GX comes with hoses and a power cord.

How to install a washer-dryer? (There is no need to hire someone else to install your washer-dryer – you can do that easily yourself.)

First of all, you should check that the installation site is the same size as the washer-dryer. In some cases you will need to increase the size of the opening slightly.

First, connect the washer-dryer as described in the instructions. You do this when the appliance is outside the built-in unit and then slide the washer-dryer into place. A built-in washer-dryer is always supplied with hinges to which you attach the door. Always follow the instructions supplied with the appliance. Make sure the door is lined up neatly with the other cabinets.

Finally, you also fit the magnet that secures the door to the washer-dryer. Make sure the magnet on the washer-dryer is at the same height as the one on the door to make sure the door stays closed.

First turn on the washing machine function to test the noise level, then do the same with the drying function. If the sound is still too loud, you can always choose to insulate the cabinet better.

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