Differences between the Front Load and Top Load Washing Machine

Last Update date : Oct 14. 2022

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Top load and front load washing machine can be a very personal choice. You should make your selection based on the following performance factors:

Easy to use

  • Top-loading washers are normally more convenient since you don’t have to bend over to load and unload clothes. 
  • For older buyers or those with joint issues, top-loading washers typically stand at an ideal height to save the trouble of bending down. 
  • Top loaders is also convenient to add clothes in mid-cycle, or even right after starting the cycle. 
  • Top-loading washers can also collect lint and distribute fabric softener better than front-loading washing machines can.

Quick Wash

Top loaders washing machines are of different types.

  • Top-loading washing machines with agitator: An agitator is a mechanism within a washer that creates motion by shaking and forcing water through the machine, leading to a vibrating washing machine. 
  • Top-loading washing machines without agitators typically wash quicker and they are also known as high-efficiency top load washing machine which clean better, can clean more clothes at once, and use less water. 



Cleaning Quality

  • Despite being easier on your back, top-loading washers can also be rougher on clothes, especially if the machine is overloaded.
  • Front loaders are much gentler with clothes.
  • Top-loaders also have a difficult time washing larger items, such as pillows or comforters, as they won’t fully immerse in the water.

Water consumption

  • Front-loading washing machines use less water and electricity than the average top-loading washing machine. An efficient front-loading washer can help better sustain our environment.

Installation Flexibility

  • Front-loading washing machines have the ability to be stacked with a dryer. When these two appliances are stacked, the space dedicated to laundry is contained to a smaller footprint in your home.

Spin speed to extract water from cloths

  • During the final spin cycle, front-loading washing machines generally spin about 33% faster than typical top loaders, meaning that more water will be removed from the clothes before you transfer them to the dryer.
  • This means your clothes will dry faster in the dryer and will be less heavy to move between the two units. One drawback however is that the spin cycle causes many front-loading washers to vibrate, making noise that many people would rather avoid.

The smell/mold issue

  • One of the biggest complaints about front-loading washers is that over time mold can buildup around the door's rubber gasket. To combat this, front-loading washers require a lot more maintenance than top-loading washers.
  • We recommend placing these washers in an area with good airflow and keeping the door slightly ajar between cycles to minimize issues with mold and mildew.
  • Top-loading washing machines don’t have this issue since they rely on gravity to pull water down, so water doesn’t get trapped in any seals.

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