Best Washing Machines for Every Budget

Washing machines and dryers are big, clunky, and extremely heavy

On average, washing machines weigh 170 pounds, and dryers weigh 124 pounds

However, the weight of these appliances varies significantly based on type, capacity, features, and brand

Small-load washers can weigh as little as 99 pounds while extra-large washers can weigh up to 300 pounds

Small dryers can weigh as little as 100 pounds while larger ones can weigh up to 170 pounds

Here’s the average weight based on the type of washer and dryer

TypeAverage Weight (pounds)

To give you an idea of how much each type of washer and dryer weighs relative to its size, here’s a quick breakdown of average pounds per cubic foot of capacity

Note: Capacity, in this instance, refers to the size of the washer or dryer’s drum, not the size of the entire unit

TypeAverage Weight Per Cubic Foot (pounds)

Front-Loading washing machines56

Front-Loading washing machines56

Front-Loading washing machines56

Front-Loading washing machines56

Stacked washer-dryer laundry centers85

Stacked washer-dryer laundry centers85

In the following sections of this article, I provide 40 real examples of popular washers, dryers, washer-dryer combos, and stacked laundry centers and reveal to you exactly how much they weigh

Also, I explain why washing machines are so heavy and provide tips for moving these clunky appliances

You already know that washing machines and dryers are heavy, but how much do they actually weigh?

In the chart below, you’ll find 40 of the most popular washing machines and dryers compared by weight, type, and capacity

ApplianceTypeWeight (pounds)Capacity (cubic feet)See Product Listing

Bosch 300 SeriesFront-Loading Washer15822HomeDepotcom

Whirlpool High-Efficiency Commercial Front-Loading Washer23531HomeDepotcom

Samsung High-EfficiencyFront-Loading Washer19442HomeDepotcom

GE High-EfficiencyFront-Loading Washer24545HomeDepotcom

GE High-EfficiencyFront-Loading Washer24545HomeDepotcom

GE High-EfficiencyFront-Loading Washer24545HomeDepotcom

LG Ultra Large CapacityFront-Loading Washer20345HomeDepotcom

LG Ultra Large CapacityFront-Loading Washer20345HomeDepotcom

Samsung High-Efficiency FlexWashFront-Loading Washer29355HomeDepotcom

LG Signature High-EfficiencyFront-Loading Washer23958HomeDepotcom

GE Capacity StationaryTop-Loading Washer9928HomeDepotcom

Whirlpool White CommercialTop-Loading Washer12033HomeDepotcom

Whirlpool High-Efficiency WhiteTop-Loading Washer13543HomeDepotcom

Maytag High-EfficiencyTop-Loading Washer15242HomeDepotcom

GE WhiteTop-Loading Washer14742HomeDepotcom

GE High-Efficiency WhiteTop-Loading Washer13846HomeDepotcom

Maytag High-Efficiency WhiteTop-Loading Washer13453HomeDepotcom

Maytag High-Efficiency WhiteTop-Loading Washer13453HomeDepotcom

Samsung High-EfficiencyTop-Loading Washer14352HomeDepotcom

Samsung High-EfficiencyTop-Loading Washer14352HomeDepotcom

LG White Electric VentlessDryer10542HomeDepotcom

Whirlpool White Commercial Electric VentedDryer14767HomeDepotcom

LG Electronics Ultra Large Capacity Electric DryerDryer12274HomeDepotcom

Samsung Electric Dryer WhiteDryer12675HomeDepotcom

Samsung Electric FlexDryDryer16775HomeDepotcom

Whirlpool White Electric VentedDryer1097HomeDepotcom

Maytag White Gas Vented Dryer1137HomeDepotcom

GE White Electric VentedDryer10772HomeDepotcom

Samsung Electric DryerDryer12674HomeDepotcom

GE White Gas VentedDryer11874HomeDepotcom

Haier Ventless ElectricWasher-Dryer Combo14820HomeDepotcom

LG Graphite SteelWasher-Dryer Combo25623HomeDepotcom

Whirlpool Cashmere Ventless Smart All-In-OneWasher-Dryer Combo20028HomeDepotcom

Deco Electric All-in-OneWasher-Dryer Combo161157HomeDepotcom

Magic ChefWasher-Dryer Combo16027HomeDepotcom

Whirlpool Electric StackedLaundry Center19016HomeDepotcom

FrigidaireLaundry Center28039HomeDepotcom

GELaundry Center24938HomeDepotcom

GELaundry Center24938HomeDepotcom

WhirlpoolLaundry Center25035HomeDepotcom

The capacity of every washer and dryer is measured in cubic feet

According to BestBuycom, “regular-sized” washers fall between 3 and 4 cubic feet and can hold up to 16 pounds of laundry

Extra-large washers often have over 5 cubic feet of capacity and can hold 20 pounds of laundry, or more

Dryers need even more capacity than washers because they need to fit an entire load of laundry AND have enough space for hot air to circulate

As a general rule of thumb, a dryer’s capacity should be about twice as much as its accompanying washer

Most of the time, washer and dryers are sold in sets, so you won’t have to worry about matching up the sizes of the two appliances–unless you are buying only one at a time

As you see in the chart above, I list out a wide range of washers and dryers so you can compare the weight of appliances with only 22 cubic feet of capacity, all the way up to 75 cubic feet

Washer-Dryer Combos

Washer-Dryer Combos

Washer-Dryer Combos

Washer-dryer combos, as their name suggests, are appliances that wash and dry your clothes within a single unit

But, despite their smaller size, they are 50 pounds heavier than top-loading washing machines (185 vs

A laundry center is a vertically stacked unit that typically has the washer on the bottom and dryer on top

Laundry centers tend to offer less capacity in terms of cubic feet, but they’re very heavy (238 pounds on average) since it’s two appliances attached

I got the weight of each washer and dryer in this chart from the following sources:


If you’re considering buying a specific washing machine or dryer and need to know the exact weigh to ensure you can transport it safely, you should check directly with the manufacturer

Almost all washing machines are constructed with a solid block of concrete at the base to add balance and stability so that the machine doesn’t move or tip, especially during spin cycles

According to Vibrobeton DLC, a manufacturer of washing machine counterweights, these concrete blocks alone can weigh a whopping 55 pounds!

Also, washing machines have several other heavy components

As outlined in this HowStuffWorks article, most washers have two steel tubs (inner and outer), a gearbox, a motor, and a solid metal frame

When we’re talking about machines that are around 40 inches tall, 28 inches wide and 33 inches deep, that’s a lot of metal!

All of these components add up to significant weight, 170 pounds on average, according to our research

Tips for Moving Washing Machines and Dryers

Tips for Moving Washing Machines and Dryers

Like most large home appliances, washing machines and dryers are heavy, clunky, and awkward to move

I’m not going to lie, moving them can be difficult—especially if you don’t know what you’re doing

If you’re bringing a new washer and dryer into your house or moving your current washer and dryer out, the following are tips that will make the process more manageable

As you prepare to move your washer and dryer, the first step is to clean

If your washer doesn’t have a self-cleaning cycle, fill the drum with hot water and bleach and let it soak for an hour

Helpful Resource: This guide on wikiHowcom has a bunch of great tips and tricks for cleaning the inside of your washer

Scrub the rubber door seal, dispensers, and exterior of the washer and dryer with a microfiber cloth and a mixture of water and vinegar

You’ll need furniture blankets, moving tape, an appliance dolly (I highly recommend this one on Amazon), and moving straps (like these)

Disconnect the Washer and Dryer

Before you move your washer and dryer, you need to disconnect all of the cords, tubes, vents, and pipes

Disconnecting a Washing Machine

Now, if you’re confident in your ability to safely disconnect your appliances, go for it

Just remember, before disconnecting anything, shut off the electricity via your circuit breaker panel and turn off the water and gas supply

Connect Transit Bolts to the Washer

Washing Machine Drum

If you don’t secure the drum before moving the washer, the drum will move freely, and you risk damaging this suspension mechanism

Most washing machines come with transit bolts, but if you can’t find yours, just Google “[your washer model] + transit/shipping bolts,” and you should be able to find them

Washers and dryers are expensive—and so is your house—so take the proper steps to protect both during the move

Tape the loose cords and tubes to the back of your washer and dryer, so you don’t trip over them during the move

Wrap each appliance with furniture pads and secure them with moving tape, shrink-wrap, or moving bands

Drape handrails with furniture pads in case you bump into them and cover the floor with cardboard in any areas you think you might need to put down the appliance to rest (the bottom or top of the stairs are great spots for this)

Never move your washer or dryer by yourself!

Helpful Resource: How to Get Friends to Help You Move (Movingcom)

Even with the proper preparation and equipment, it’s not safe to maneuver such heavy and awkward appliances alone

At the very least, you’ll need someone to spot you on the other side of the dolly and make sure you don’t slam into any walls or clip any furniture

Move Your Washer and Dryer With a Dolly

When it comes to moving your washer and dryer, I highly recommend using an appliance dolly, like this one on Amazon

Position the dolly in the back or the side of the washer or dryer

Most professionals recommend the side to avoid the cords and tubes that are located in the back, but more importantly, position the dolly so that the weight is balanced and you have complete control

Once the dolly is in position, wrap the strap around the appliance and secure it according to your dolly’s instructions

If any of these steps are unclear, check out this quick video that demonstrates how to position, secure, and move a washer with an appliance dolly

Helpful Resource: Check out this article from Dollycom to find more helpful tips on moving heavy washers and dryers

It includes special tips for moving these appliances up and down staircases, loading them onto a truck, and storing them safely

If you’re dreading the day that you have to move your washer and dryer, consider this

Almost every appliance retailer, including home improvement stores like Home Depot, will deliver and install your washer and dryer for you

So, if you’re buying new, you don’t have to worry about breaking your back operating an appliance dolly for the first time

If you’re moving to a new home and taking your appliances with you, you have a few options

Generally, moving companies charge by the total weight of the job or by the hour

Get free quotes from local moving companies in minutes on HomeAdvisorcom

The second option is to leave your washer and dryer behind

Most sellers include the washer and dryer as part of the sale since they are such a hassle to move, and the dimensions may not match up perfectly in the new house

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How much does my Washing Weigh?

This can be a complicated question depending on the type and model of your washing machine

The average weight of a large capacity washing machine is about 230 pounds

Whereas a medium-size washer can weigh anywhere between 150-180 pounds

As you load up the washer with laundry, that weight obviously changes

With that said, the weight of your washer may vary significantly depending on the type of washer and model

If you are using a small washer, the weight will be considerably lighter than an average large-sized washer

The weight of your washing machine can affect how easy it is to move

Note: Typically a front-loading washer will weigh more than a Top-loading washing machine but this is not a rule and there will always be a few exceptions

Why Does Washing Machine Weight Matter?

Washing machine weight is an important consideration for a number of reasons

First, a heavy washing machine is more likely to damage your floors over time, as there are chances that you will be moving your washer around may be to clean or perform maintenance activities

Second, a heavier washing machine will use more energy to operate, resulting in higher utility bills

Heavy washers in general are large which also means they require more power to operate

Finally, it’s very difficult to move your washer around which also means a lot of hassles when you shift your house

It is important to carefully consider the weight of your washing machine before making a purchase

By taking the time to understand the importance of washing machine weight, you can make sure that you select a machine that will be durable and efficient

Try to strike a nice balance between load handling capacity and weight

If you have a large family, it may be worth it to invest in a larger and heavier washing machine

But if you live alone or have a small family, it might be better to choose a smaller and lighter machine

Washing machines are so heavy because they need to be able to handle a lot of weight

This is necessary in order to ensure that the machine can properly clean clothes

The extra weight also helps to keep the machine stable during operation

The key material OR the component that makes your washer heavy is concrete

Concrete Blocks are placed in the washer to keep them stable when the tub moves as high RPMs Some manufacturers use metal weights or sandbags to achieve the same results

The weight of a concrete block or a metal block inside the washer can range anywhere from 50 to 120 pounds depending on the washer model

So, what happens is, when the washer operates at high RPMs it tends to vibrate a lot and that is inevitable because it is rotating large and heavy loads inside

To deal with vibration and wobbling, a heavy concrete block OR Metal block OR a Sandbag is placed inside the washer

So, a washer by itself does not weigh a lot but they are made to weigh heavy by adding concrete blocks

This is because if the washer is not heavy enough it will move around while in operation and that could result in some serious accidents

A washing machine’s weight when full can vary depending on the model and make of the machine

In General, most washing machines weigh between 150 and 400 pounds when they are full

The weight of a washing machine can also be affected by the type of clothes that are being washed

Heavier items, such as blankets and towels, will add to the Machine’s overall weight

Therefore, it is important to take the weight of a washing machine into consideration when selecting a model

Otherwise, the washing machine may not be able to handle the load, resulting in damage to the machine or prematurely wearing out its components

How much does a washer-dryer combo weigh?

An average washer-dryer combo typically weighs around 150 pounds

This weight can vary depending on the size and capacity of the unit

Having said that, Larger washer and dryer combos especially the commercial ones may easily weigh up to 200 pounds or even more

It is important to note that the weight of a washer-dryer combo can vary depending on the manufacturer

Before purchasing a washer-dryer combo, it is advisable to check the weight specifications of the unit to ensure that it will be able to support the weight of the laundry load

Additionally, it is important to have adequate space for a washer-dryer combo unit, as it will need to be properly ventilated in order to function properly

Washer-dryer combo units typically have a width of 27 inches and a depth of 33 inches

When selecting a washer-dryer combo unit, it is important to keep these dimensions in mind to ensure that the unit will fit in the desired space

Average Weights of Popular Washing Machine Models

Most people don’t think about the weight of their washing machine until they have to move it

Here are some popular models along with their weight

Popular Washing Machine ModelWeightWhirlpool 31 cu

High-Efficiency White Front Load Commercial Washing Machine235 lbSamsung 22 cu

High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam161 lbs  Electrolux 45 cu

High-Efficiency Stackable Front Load Washer217 lbSamsung 45 cu

Large Capacity Smart Front Load Washer with Super Speed Wash2006 lbs LG 50 cu

Top Load Washer with TurboWash3D134 lbsSamsung 44 cu

Capacity Top Load Washer (WA44A3405AW)1345 lbsLG 43 cu

Top Load Washer (WT7005CW)1279 lbs

Moving a washing machine may be a little overwhelming task

It requires you to lift a washing machine, and place them in the right place using either a dolly OR ply

Follow the below steps in order to move a washer OR Dryer Or Both

Step 1: Find two people to help you move the machine

Try finding two people or at least one who can help to tilt and move the washer

Step 2: Unplug the machine and disconnect the hoses

The next step is to turn off the water supply and unplug the Power cord OR cable from the power socket

This will ensure that your washer does not have any Water Supply as well power

You can use a thick layer of bubble wrap OR even a couple of blankets wrapped around it with packing tape to avoid any scratches OR Damage to your appliance while moving

Step 5:  Tilt the washer

Now tilt the appliance and place it onto a dolly OR a ply

This is an important step and you need to be extra careful while doing this

Alternatively, you may use a ramp or a platform that can help you in moving the washing machine freely

Step 6: Place the washer

Once you are done moving the washer, the next step is to place them carefully

You can use a spirit leveler OR any other leveling tool to make sure that the washer is placed perfectly level

If the washer is not level, it can lead to a lot of problems like vibration and noise

Step 7: Reconnect the hoses and plug in the machine

Now all you need to do is reconnect the hoses and plug in the machine

Your washing machine is now ready to be used

After you have connected the power cord and hose make sure to run a trial wash so that everything is working as expected

Don’t forget to secure the drum with transit bolts by using your wrench or pliers if you are shifting your washer to a different house

Before you load the washer in a van or a truck make sure you are placing the Transit bolts appropriately as it helps to keep the washer and its internal components intact in a moving van OR truck

How to Read Washing Machine Weight Specifications?

The best way to read the washing machine weight specification is by looking at the instruction manual

You can find all the information you need about the washing machine’s height, weight, and other dimensions in the instruction manual

With that said, you should keep in mind that the weight of a washing machine varies based on the model

A washing machine’s weight might change drastically depending on its capacity

For instance, a washing machine with a 25 kg capacity will weigh less than a washer with a 3 kg capacity

Looking at the package is another approach that you can take to determine the weight of a washing machine model

The weight of the washing machine is typically indicated on the package

Washing machines can be purchased from a variety of internet merchants

The majority of these shops will indicate the washing machine’s weight on their websites

Having said that, always keep in mind that the washing machine weight does not include the weight of the clothes

When we refer to the weight of a washer, we just mean the weight of the appliance itself and exclude the weight of the clothing or other household items

There are several benefits of lighter washing machines

There are several benefits of lighter washing machines

If you need to relocate your washing machine, it will be considerably easier

Another advantage of smaller washing machines is that they consume less energy

Additionally, lighter washing machines also tend to be more durable than their heavier counterparts

Last but not least, lighter washing machines are typically quieter than heavier ones

Depending on the brand and capacity, washing machines might weigh differently

Lighter washing machines are more portable, more robust, and quieter

Always remember to examine the weight parameters when looking for a washing machine so that you are aware of what you are getting into

Finally, when selecting a washer, always add a pound or two to your initial weight need

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An average washing machine weighs almost 150 to 200 pounds

Most washing machines have similar sizes and weights, making them easy to transport or load on trucks

Whether you are purchasing a new machine or are curious about its average size, it is important to be aware of the average weight of a washing machine

It also helps renovate the house or build a new laundry according to the weight and size of the washer

The weight varies in front load and top load washing machines, and here we will find out everything related to the weight in detail

How Much Does the Average Weight of A Washing Machine

The average weight of a washing machine depends on the type of machine, its capacity, and features induced by the manufacturer

A washer with a large capacity usually weighs from 155 to 230 pounds

In contrast, a medium-capacity washer weighs almost 180 pounds

The washing machines with small capacities have an average weight of 145 to 150 pounds

The smallest known washing machine has an average weight of 65 to 70 pounds

Features and parts of the machine highly afflict weight

How Much Does A Washing Machine Weigh-in KG

How Much Does A Washing Machine Weigh-in KG

The weightage of a washing machine in KGs lies between 60Kgs to 110Kgs On average, the weight ranges from 70Kg to 90Kg The size can vary depending on different factors

Usually, the most common weights are 6, 7, 8, or 9Kg, which shows the load capacity and clothes weight

This weightage doesn’t relate to the machine equipment

Parts of Washing Machine That Increase Its Weight

The older machines were quite heavy and weighed closer to 200 pounds or even higher

With modern inventions, the machines are lighter and smaller in size without impacting their performance

The automatic washing machines have both top load and front load options that increase their weight

There are the following important components of a washing machine:

The washer consists of two tubs

One is specified for collecting clothes and the other to keep the water sealed when the washer cycles are turned on

The main source that decides the machine’s weight is the concrete block

These are kinds of slabs on the concrete present inside the washer where the motor and all other materials reside

Usually, it weighs up to 55 pounds

The weight of the washing machine’s motor is almost 20 pounds but can rise a bit more due to aluminum

An agitator is usually present in top-load washers where a central peddle is located

It allows the movement of clothes all around the washer for deep cleaning

This feature is absent in most modern washing machines

However, this doesn’t affect weight much

A heating element is responsible for raising the temperature of the water during the hot wash cycle

The controlling features can be accessed with the help of a touch screen or knobs in the washer

These all features and parts add little weight to the overall original weight of the machine

A top-load washer has been recently introduced which is quite lighter in weight compared to the front load washer

The average weight of these washing machines is almost 135 pounds

The medium-capacity washer weighs 100 pounds, and the small-sized washer weighs only 70 pounds

What is the Average Weight of A Front-Load Washing Machine

What is the Average Weight of A Front-Load Washing Machine

The classic variety of washing machines is the front-load washer with an average weight of 205 pounds

This weight provides extra capacity for convenient washing

A medium-sized front load washing machine will weigh almost 180 pounds

While a small-sized machine’s weight hardly reaches up to 145 pounds

Now it’s up to you to decide which one you should prefer between a top load or a front load washer

A washing machine weighs higher than other appliances to handle the most strenuous work and clean heavy loads of clothes

The heavyweight also describes the washing capacity and ability to get everything perfectly cleaned

The major reason for weight is concrete which raises 50 to 120 pounds of weight

Some machines are made of metal or sandbags

It is important to have any one of these to control the wobble or vibration produced in the machine

So, a washing machine isn’t heavy by itself

It is the concrete block that adds real weight to a washer

How to Move A Heavy Washing Machine

How to Move A Heavy Washing Machine

How to Move A Heavy Washing Machine

How to Move A Heavy Washing Machine

How to Move A Heavy Washing Machine

How to Move A Heavy Washing Machine

To move a heavy washer, you will need the following accessories:

The step-by-step guide to picking a heavy machine is mentioned below:

First, you should empty the washer by removing water and clothes

Run a washing cycle to get it clean and fresh

Now unplug the machine, shut down water valves, and turn off water hoses by using a wrench and pliers

Use shipping bolts to keep the drum fixed to its position

In order to secure the washing machine, you can also utilize shipping blankets

Take the dolly and try to move the washer onto it

Be careful while doing so, as your machine will damage if it falls on the ground

After moving to the destination, bring the washer back to the laundry area

It doesn’t matter how heavy is your washing machine; you can easily lift it and move it around

On average, a front load washing machine weighs a maximum of 230 pounds with an extra-large capacity

At the same time, the medium one weighs 180 pounds

The small one weighs almost 150 pounds

On the other hand, the top load washer has 170 pounds weight at large capacity, and the medium weighs up to 150 pounds

We hope you’ll understand the average weight of a washing machine by reading this guide

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