4 Washers That Prove No Agitator Needed
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4 Washers That Prove No Agitator Needed

While washers with agitators have been used for generations, you may want to consider the advantages of a washer without an agitator. Updated technology has made it possible for top load washers without agitators to get your clothes clean using a low-profile impeller, the movement of the water inside the tub, and the tub interior itself. This opens up space inside your washer, so you can fit more laundry inside.

How is an Impeller Different from an Agitator?

How is an Impeller Different from an Agitator
How is an Impeller Different from an Agitator

Traditional top load washers have an agitator, which is a vertical spindle sticking up in the center of the washtub. The agitator moves and helps distribute water during a wash cycle. Clothing rubs against the agitator, loosening dirt and stains.

An impeller is usually shaped like a cone or a disc, and it is short and located at the bottom of the washtub. The impeller moves and spins, causing the water in the tub to move, and also causing the laundry to move. The clothes rub against each other, which loosens dirt and stains in a gentle, efficient manner.

Does a Top Load Washer Without an Agitator Work as Well as One With an Agitator?

Does a Top Load Washer Without an Agitator Work as Well as One With an Agitator

A washer without an agitator has just as much cleaning power! Leading technology enables the washer to give your laundry a thorough clean using the rotation of the impeller, the movement of the water, the friction created by the clothes rubbing against each other, the movement of the washtub, and spraying action inside the tub. Not only do your clothes get clean, you may also be using less water thanks to the way the impeller works.

Wash All Your Bulky Laundry

Wash All Your Bulky Laundry

A washer without an agitator frees up space, so you can fit bulky items inside, such as winter coats, blankets, and sleeping bags. Plus, taking your laundry out of the washer is easy. It never gets tangled around a central post.

Now that you know more about the advantages of a washer without an agitator, check out some expert picked models.

A Smooth Impeller is a Smooth Move for Busy Homeowners

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The smooth impeller in Whirlpool's top load washer has a unique low profile that is designed to stay out of your way, so you can fit more laundry inside the washtub. This washer has a spacious 4.6 cu. ft. capacity thanks to the innovative impeller. You'll be able to do more laundry in one load, saving you time on laundry day.

Get Your Laundry Moving with LG Technology

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LG uses 6Motion™ Technology in its top load model. Each wash cycle combines six different wash motions for powerful cleaning performance. Not only is this technology powerful, it's also gentle on your clothing because it uses water motion rather than agitator motion.

Improved Tub Interiors Help Protect Your Clothes

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When it comes to gentle, Samsung's Swirl+ Tub Interior design is at the top. The pattern on the tub interior features smaller holes in a smooth, swirl design, giving your clothes less opportunity to snag and become damaged. You can find this improved tub interior on Samsung's top load washer with no agitator.

Attack Stains With a Power™ Impeller

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Afraid that your top load washer with an impeller won't get your clothes clean enough? Take a look at Maytag's Power™ Impeller. This durable impeller is built tough, and it is built to be tough on stains. It sprays out water and detergent throughout the wash cycle. These powerful jets do their job well, load after load.

Related Questions

What size washer do I need to wash a king size comforter?

To wash a lightweight or medium-weight king size comforter, you'll need a washing machine with at least a 3.7 cu. ft. capacity. A heavy-weight king size comforter requires a washer capacity of at least 4.2 cu. ft.

What should I look for when buying a washer without an agitator?

As you decide which washer to buy, consider the capacity. Do you need a large capacity, or are most of your loads smaller? Look for a machine with durable parts, including the washtub and the impeller. Choose a model that has the wash settings you will use most. If you want to save energy, find a model that is ENERGY STAR® certified. You may also want to find a model that has anti-vibration technology for quiet operation.