A washing machine can make your laundry day much easier. It may seem obvious, but the higher the capacity of your machine, the fewer loads of laundry you do. This can extend the life span of your appliance in addition to saving you time and energy. The best way to increase the capacity of a washing machine and prevent clothes from being damaged by harsh wash actions is to remove the agitator, and thanks to modern technology there is no shortage of options when looking for these appliances. That's why we've compiled a list of three of the best washers with no agitator of 2021. At 27 in. wide, each of them will fit into a normal-sized laundry area.
With 5.4 cu. ft. of capacity, the LG WT7900HBA is the largest washing machine on this list. Its 950 RPM motor is also the most powerful, making it a great choice for large families. Its TurboWash3D™ technology uses water flow to turn the fabric itself into an agitator, gently lifting away particles and stains while increasing capacity and reducing noise and vibration. You can choose between 14 wash cycles, including a steam clean cycle, ColdWash™, and an Allergeine™ cycle that deactivates up to 99.9% of allergens such as pet dander and dust mites. You can even download custom cycles from the Internet. This washer also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to control and monitor it from the LG ThinQ® app on your phone or using your voice with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
The Samsung WA52M7750AV is a modern washing machine that's easy to customize to your specific needs. Its 800 RPM direct drive motor and 5.2 cu. ft. capacity make it well-suited for any level of use, and its numerous high-end features work together to increase its ease of use. For instance, its stainless steel Diamond Drum (unique to Samsung's washers) uses the very shape of the drum's ridges to improve the flow of water without damaging your clothes. It uses VRT Plus™ technology to reduce vibrations by up to 40%, making this machine whisper-quiet. The activewash™ built-in water jet and sink allow for effortless pre-treating of really tough stains. It even comes with SmartCare™ technology, allowing you to diagnose and fix issues using your smartphone (possibly saving you from expensive service calls).
While the GE GTW840CPNDG is the most budget-friendly option on this list, it has a load of features that make it especially appealing, making it one of the best washers with no agitator you can buy. Its 5.2 cu. ft. capacity and 800 RPM motor are only the beginning. This washer comes with SmartDispense™ technology that holds up to 48 loads worth of detergent at once, dispensing it only as needed — thus saving you time and effort with each load. This also allows automatic pre-treating of clothes in the integrated water station, as you can set it to dispense detergent with the water for more effective soaking. Its Wi-Fi connectivity doesn't just extend to controlling the machine through your smartphone, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant: more technically inclined people can connect this washer to IFTTT. On top of all that, it has a Sanitize cycle that uses an Oxi additive to kill 99.9% of bacteria on your clothing.
How long should a washing machine last?
Washing machines can last between 10 and 14 years. Proper maintenance and upkeep can increase the life span of your washer. Additionally, washers without agitators tend to last longer than washers with them.
Are washing machines without agitators better?
Washers without agitators tend to be quieter, and they have higher capacities. They're also gentler on clothing and less likely to snag buttons and drawstrings.