Operating your home appliances can be challenging if you have a disability that limits your range of movement. Choosing an ADA compliant machine makes it possible to do your own laundry from your wheelchair. The best ADA compliant washing machines on our list all feature built-in Wi-Fi, so you can remotely control the washer from your phone. All three of these machines are rich in advanced features and diverse wash options. Keep reading to find one that suits your needs.
Discover the ease of using this 28-in. smart front load washer from GE with a 4.8 cu. ft. capacity. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to control the washer from your phone. You can also operate the washer using voice commands with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Connect all your appliances and devices together with IFTTT, so you can get tasks completed automatically. Features on this washer include a Quick Wash cycle and a Time Saver option that allows you to reduce your overall wash time by at least 20% while still getting your clothes clean. Expect high performance thanks to a high 1,300 RPM spin speed, a stainless steel drum that resists rust, and Dynamic Balancing Technology (dBT™) to re-balance uneven loads and assure a quiet wash cycle. Protect your family from bacteria load after load thanks to the Microban® antimicrobial technology built into the gasket, dispenser and draining system. The Sanitize with Oxi cycle gives you even more options to kill bacteria using an Oxi additive to boost your laundry detergent. The unique UltraFresh Vent System with OdorBlock™ prevents bad odors in your machine by eliminating excess moisture. This ENERGY STAR® certified washer has a reversible door and a true 32-in. closet depth, so you can fit it into more spaces in your home.
Check out this 27-in. smart front load washer from Maytag with a 5 cu. ft. capacity. You can use an app on your phone to control the washer from anywhere. Take advantage of the optimal dose dispenser, which automatically releases detergent, fabric softener and oxygenated additives at the proper times for optimal cleaning power. If you like to run a small load of laundry at night, use the Overnight Wash and Dry Cycle, which washes the clothes, and then uses a fan and intermittent tumbling to get the clothes dry by morning. Similarly, the 24 Hr Fresh Hold® option uses the fan and tumbling motion to keep clothes smelling fresh for up to 24 hours after the cycle ends. This ENERGY STAR® certified washer has 14 cycles, including a Sanitize cycle to remove 99.9% of household bacteria, Wrinkle Control, and a Bulky Items cycle. Get stains out more effectively using the Extra Power button, which boosts any wash cycle with a dual temperature wash.
For the final washer in our review of best ADA compliant washing machines, we chose this 27-in. smart front load washer from Samsung with a 5 cu. ft. capacity. Use the SmartThings app to remotely operate the washer and schedule cycles. The easy-to-use AI Powered Smart Dial learns which cycles you like best, and it recommends favorite cycles while allowing you to customize a cycle list and change the displayed language. If your washer and dryer are stacked, MultiControl™ technology lets you operate the dryer from the washing machine, which means you don't have to reach as high. Enjoy the many cleaning options available to you. With 24 cycles and 13 options, you'll be able to keep all your laundry looking great. CleanGuard™ antimicrobial technology keeps the drum and detergent drawer fresh, and the Self Clean+ function lets you know when it's time to give the tub an extra cleaning. Use the power of steam to gently and deeply release dirt and stains from your clothes. When you are pressed for time, wash with the Super Speed Wash cycle, which gives you full cleaning performance in 28 minutes. This ENERGY STAR® certified washer uses Vibration Reduction Technology and a unique Direct Drive Motor to keep the noise and vibration levels low for quiet performance.
What is an ADA compliant washing machine?
To meet the ADA compliancy requirements, the washer must be front loading. The controls for operation must be between a maximum high forward reach of 48-in. and a maximum low forward reach of 15-in. This makes it possible to operate from a wheelchair.
Is ADA compliance mandatory?
No, ADA compliance is not mandatory for washing machines. Only select models meet the ADA compliant requirements, and all must be front-loading units to qualify as such.