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Clean Your Clothes With Whirlpool Washer and Dryer Combination Sets

Everyone needs to do laundry, making a washer and a dryer two of the most important appliances in the home. Having a functioning washer and dryer can make a difference by letting the process run more smoothly and take less time. When considering a new washer and dryer, there are many types to choose from, and Whirlpool provides numerous appliances that you can purchase new or used on eBay.

What is the difference between front-load and top-load washers?

No matter which setup or model you choose, there are two options when it comes to a washer: front-load and top-load. Although specific models include different cycle options, front-load models generally incorporate more cycle options than top-load units.

  • Whirlpool front-load models: These washers have a door that opens up on the front of the washer to load your laundry. The controls on these appliances are located on the front of these machines as well, so they are often taller than Whirlpool's top-load models. These models sometimes take more time to complete a cycle, but they are usually more efficient and have more cycle options.
  • Whirlpool top-load models: Top-load models have a door on the top of the machine, allowing you to load your clothes easily. However, since the door is on the top, these units are only sold as side-by-side washers and dryers. These models generally use more water than front-load washers, but they also complete a laundry cycle in less time.
What size are Whirlpool washers and dryers?

Whirlpool's machines generally measure about 27 inches to 28 inches in width and 30 inches to 35 inches in depth, but there are larger machines offered as well, allowing you to save time by cleaning your clothes in fewer loads and cycles. Most front-load washers have a capacity between 4 cubic feet and 5 cubic feet whereas top-load units range from around 3.5 cubic feet to more than 6 cubic feet. Also, for unit installation, keep in mind that most door frames are only 30 inches wide. See the manufacturer site for details.

What are stacked washers and dryers?

Whirlpool offers some washers and dryers that come as a stacked unit, which is beneficial for situations where there is limited space. There are a few different styles of stackable units, but the dryer sits on top of the washer in each one. The washer typically loads in the front, allowing for two full-size units. However, these units must be used with a kit that attaches the washer and dryer to one another. Some stackable options still use a top-load washer, but these generally have smaller capacities and are sold as just a single unit with no need for a kit.

How are Maytag and Whirlpool related?

The Maytag Corporation has been involved in the washing machine business since 1893 and is a home and commercial appliance company that was acquired by Whirlpool in 2006. Whirlpool integrated the two companies and now uses the Maytag brand name on its products, so you can expect many of the same qualities in both name brands when you're shopping on eBay.

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