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Small washer dryer combo

A small combined washer-dryer can be placed where there is little space. These washer-dryers have no more than 7 kg capacity for washing and 4 kg capacity for drying. Are you looking for a small washing machine/dryer combination? Below we have made a list of the best small washer-dryers of 2022!

Small washer dryer combo

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October

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Buying a small washer dryer combo

Would you like to buy a washer/dryer combination? Then you should ask yourself a few questions. For example, think about the size you want and whether there are any other space-saving options. Here are the answers to the two most important questions.

When is a washer-dryer small?

A washer-dryer is small when it is about 55 centimetres wide (including the cabinet). This is around 10cm smaller than a washer/dryer with a load of 10kg for washing and 8kg for drying, which are often around 65cm wide.

Even with a small washer-dryer, you should expect to have at least 50cm of front opening space to be able to open and close the door properly. If the door does not open properly, it will be difficult to load and unload your laundry.

Also at the back, you should expect to need about 15 inches to accommodate all the plugs and hoses.

Built-in washer-dryer

If you are looking for a small size washer-dryer because you don’t have that much space, you may want to consider a built-in model. This means that you can hide the appliance neatly away in your kitchen or bathroom, without having to take up any extra space.

Mindful of this, however, is that there are far fewer models to choose from when it comes to built-in models. Not every washer-dryer can be built-in, making it much harder to find an energy class A model, for example. You will have to adapt your requirements to what is on offer.

Best small washer dryer combinations of 2024

To make the choice a little easier, we’ve listed the best small washer-dryers of 2024 and their specifications.

The modern looking exterior of the LG Signature LUWM101HWA Washer/Dryer combo paired with its feature-packed resume make it a very attractive appliance. With a capacity of up to 2.8 cu. ft., it can hold up to 4-7 full sized bath towels. You can pair it with the LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (model #LUWD1CW) and wash even more laundry at once. Of course, it is also Energy Star Rated (Tier I) and uses just 120 kWh of power per year so you can expect some savings on your electricity bill. The maximum spin speed is clocked at 1600 RPM ensuring your clothes come out drier. The drum is illuminated so you can peer into the glass, window door (which swings to the left) and watch the washing or drying action. The NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum is designed to last years and years of use as it resists rusting and corrosion. This machine is compactly sized to fit in smaller laundry spaces at 26.5 inches deep, 33.5 inches high and 23.63 inches wide. It weighs around 208 lbs. Now let’s talk technology. This premiere machine has a trove of great features! With the modern Quick Circle Interface, you can conveniently and easily control two washers (including the SideKick™) at once thanks to its unique circle LCD display in the main washer. It monitors usage trends and displays the cycles you use most frequently. LG’s Auto Dosing System automatically determines the appropriate amount of detergent or fabric softener depending on the type of soil or amount of laundry and delivers it at just the right time for the optimal clean. This machine comes with 17 wash programs including TurboWash®, Prewash, Hygienic Rinse, and FreshCare™ options. With the TurboWash® 2.0 Technology, you can expect to wash loads up to 20 minutes faster without sacrificing the cleaning performance. The FreshCare feature™ will tumble finished loads of wet laundry for up to 19 hours to keep it fresh and prevent wrinkles from setting in. This washer/dryer combo is also smart home ready, equipped with the LG Smart ThinQ® technology, so you can enjoy features like SmartDiagnosis™ using your smart device. The LG Signature LUWM101HWA comes with hoses.
Discover the Super Combo Washer-Dryer EZ 4400 N/W's space and time saving convenience. This ultra-compact combination, which has a load capacity of 13 pounds (1.57 cu ft), is just 33.5 x 23.5 x 22 inches (HxWxD), weighs only 161 lbs., and is a popular among families who live in apartments, condos, or other confined areas. You can continue to work in the same area while doing your clothes with little disruption because it operates quietly at 60 dBA, which is even quieter than a typical conversation. With just 96 kWh of power used annually, the EZ 4400 N/W satisfies the strictest energy regulations, saving you time, money, and aggravation. The stainless-steel drum is designed to last for a very long time and is very simple to clean and maintain. For simple loading and unloading, the door has a left swing and a 180-degree pivot. With features like Auto Water Level and Sensor Dry to make washing less of a hassle and a 1200 RPM motor that dries your clothes more quickly than ever, this all-in-one compact washer and dryer is packed with convenience. With Sensor Dry, you can avoid over drying and wrinkles, and the Auto Water Level function will stop water wastage. With Winterize, you can get the machine ready for the cold weather in as little as 2 minutes; all you need to do is add the antifreeze, choose Winterize, and press a button. The Super Combo is the only washer-dryer in the world that allows you to select between venting or condensing mode, giving you the most amount of freedom to do your laundry wherever you need to. You can choose to wash, dry, or do both with its 7 wash cycles and 11 dry programs, which help protect your garments. In addition, using it is incredibly simple. This appliance is easy to use because of the user-friendly control panel and color-coded LCD display. The progress bar lets you know how much longer the cycle will last, and Child Lock helps to protect your kids. Delay Start lets you to schedule a delay of 1 to 24 hours, allowing you to wash your laundry whenever it's most convenient for you. The Deco EZ 4400 N/W comes with hoses and a power cord.
For households with a smaller laundry space, the Deco DC 4400 CV is a great option. This washer/dryer all-in-one combo takes care of your laundry in one machine. With a 1.6 cu. ft. capacity, it can handle up to 13 lbs. of laundry at once, making it perfect for smaller families. It weighs just 161 lbs. and measures 22 inches deep, 33.5 inches high and 23.5 inches wide, it has a left-swing glass door. Enjoy some savings on your electricity bill because it only uses 96 kWh of power per year. The 1200 RPM maximum spin speed ensures your clothes come out drier at the end of the cycle. The color-coded LED display makes operation intuitive. This machine is equipped with 8 wash cycles and 11 dry programs, 15 patents and is the only dryer in the world that lets you allow to choose between condensing and venting mode. Avoid water wastage and fill the tub with the perfect amount of water every single time with the Auto Water Level feature. The Refresh function freshens up clothes with a 12-minute hot dry cycle to get it ready in no time. Use Time Dry to set the drying time to 60 minutes or just let the Auto Dry Level decide for you when the laundry is dried at the optimal point. With the help of the built-in diagnostics, multiple sensors inside the machine keep track of all operations and detect faults by displaying 12 error codes that aid in component malfunction diagnosis. With Delay Start, you can program the wash or dry program to start later for up to 24 hours. Child Lock ensures the door stay locked during the wash and dry cycle, preventing any accidents. The Self Clean option is an 8-minute rinse cycle to clean the drum for next use. With an easy-to-open coin trap, you no longer need to call the plumber to remove coins. Automatic Wrinkle Guard ensures that clothes stay wrinkle free, even if you forget it, by tumbling the clothes every five minutes so wrinkles don’t set in. The Deco DC 4400 CV is packed with so many great features! It comes with hoses and a power cord.
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.

What to look out for when buying a small washer/dryer combination?

Do you want a small washer/dryer combination instead of a separate washer and dryer? First of all, you should consider that the fill weight of a small washer/dryer is much lower than that of a normal model. So first weigh how much laundry you actually have. In general, a 1 person household will have 5 kg to 6 kg of laundry and a 3 person family will have 8 kg per wash. Don’t forget to take into account how many times you wash. Even on your own, you can easily end up with 10kg of laundry if you only do one load once a week.

And a small washer/dryer is often placed in a small space, so the noise level also becomes an important factor. So always try to choose a model that produces less than 73 db of noise. This way you know for sure that you won’t be bothered by the noise. This level is always measured at its loudest: when the machine is spinning, during washing and drying, the noise level will be even lower.

The different options of the washer-dryer should also play an important role in your choice. For example, if you care about washing your laundry correctly you should look at the different programs that the washer-dryer has. For example, some items can only be dried at a certain temperature or require a special wash cycle for a specific fabric.

And finally, it is also worth checking out the energy class of the wash and dry combination. With a washer and dryer in one, the energy consumption is often a bit higher than you are used to. Energy class A is the most economical and energy class F the least. On an annual basis, this can make a big difference on your energy costs, so it’s wise to calculate for yourself what each model can cost you.

The pros and cons of a small washer-dryer

Many brands offer small washer-dryers, from siemens, miele and whirpool to aeg. All have different advantages and disadvantages, but there are also some that apply to any washer-dryer.

Advantages

There are some advantages of the washer-dryer that are obvious, but you may not know everything yet. Here we have listed the most frequently mentioned benefits of a washer-dryer for you.

A small washer-dryer replaces two appliances

The biggest benefit is that a washer-dryer is a washer and dryer in one, so you don’t have to buy two separate appliances. However, be aware that a small washer and dryer may not have the same capabilities as a stand-alone washer and dryer. For example, a stand-alone washing machine may have many different programs that better suit the way you want to wash your laundry. Washing and drying in one go

Most washer-dryers have a non stop function that allows you to wash and dry your laundry in one go. This is very handy for example when you don’t have that much time. You turn the appliance on in the morning, you go to work and when you get home you only have to take out your laundry and put it away.

The washer-dryer combination continues to work non stop, so there is no need to set a drying programme after the wash. Please note that the non stop function is not available with all wash programs. If you have a full load of 8 kg, 9 kg or 10 kg, chances are you can only dry between 4 kg and 6 kg. You will not be able to wash and dry non stop, but will have to reduce the weight of your laundry to the maximum dry weight first.

The washer/dryer combo is easy to hide

A small model washer/dryer is easy to fit in with the rest of your home. If you have a spare space in your hallway, utility room or bathroom, a washer/dryer can help fill that space.

Instead of having to install a separate washer and dryer in a different location, you can now have all those features in one place.

Please note that a washer/dryer combination always requires a connection. It needs to be able to supply water and electricity.

Disadvantages

The mistake that many people make when buying a washer-dryer is that they focus too much on the benefits. It sounds very appealing to have one appliance that can do the work of two, and they forget that a washer and dryer is not the same as a separate washer and dryer.

You’ll have less choice

Not all brands offer small washer-dryers, so it’s not always possible to get the model of your choice in a small size.

That means you’ll probably end up with a model that doesn’t have all the features you’re looking for. Instead of energy class A, you might end up with energy class C, and the small washer-dryer might not have all the wash programs you’re looking for either.

Some brands do cleverly capitalize on the demand for small washer-dryers. For example, the aeg l7wb86gw is available in multiple sizes. The model comes with a fill weight of 8kg for washing and 6kg for drying, as well as 6kg for washing and 4kg for drying. Note that the smaller model with energy class D is considerably less efficient than the larger version with energy class C.

A different fill weight for the washer and dryer

The drum of a washer-dryer combination has a separate maximum fill weight for washing and drying. This is because you need more space in the drum to dry laundry. On average, the difference is between 2 kg and 4 kg. If you can wash 8 kg in your washer-dryer, you can therefore only dry 6 kg.

A small washer-dryer has a smaller fill weight than a normal washing machine and dryer, so you should take into account that you can sometimes only dry 5 kg or 4 kg at a time. This is not always practical for a large household, as it can mean that you have to dry several kilograms of laundry in a different way.

If you’re wondering how much a 6kg fill weight means exactly, you should consider that a household of one person will have around 6kg of laundry. For 2 people, you should consider 8 kg, and a family of more than 4 will wash around 9 kg.

It’s hard to find a small washer-dryer with energy class A

The technology of washer-dryers is not yet as well developed as that of the washing machine and dryer separately. It is already quite difficult to find a normal washer-dryer with energy class A, and if you are looking for a compact model it doesn’t get any easier.

The combination of the small fill weight of the drum and the heating element that is used to dry your laundry is a real energy guzzler. That’s because, with the same amount of energy, you can dry a 10kg load instead of a 5kg load.

Instead of energy class A, most washer-dryers have energy class C or D. Don’t be alarmed by this, as the rules regarding energy labels have been tightened up considerably in recent years. A washer-dryer in energy class C was probably classified in energy class A or higher before this change.

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