Top Load vs Front Load Washer – Ultimate Washing Machine Showdown

Top Load vs Front Load Washer – Ultimate Washing Machine Showdown

Many people come to our showrooms asking the difference is between a front load washer and top load washer. We understand that It is hard to discern what type of washing machine is better for your household. In this video, we will help you decide if the top load or the front load washer is best for your home. Let’s compare them both using these 8 important factors:

1. Ease of use
2. Cleanest result
3. Water efficiency
4. Wash speed
5. Effective spin cycle
6. Installation flexibility
7. Value and pricing
8. Smell and mold

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  1. Cooky cutie on June 30, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Okay now where is my top loaders squad at ?! 😭

  2. Brad Blake on June 30, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Top loader cleans better hands down over any front loader

  3. edhombre on June 30, 2021 at 12:42 am

    God help you if you front loader breaks down though. Holy cow. I was able to fix our top loader with now problem. Our friends front loader went down and that was a pain to fix.

  4. Loc on June 30, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Nice review i was planning to buy top load but now i’m convinced why i prefer front load better

  5. Cooky cutie on June 30, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Look I’m not an old person but we change our watching machine to Top loaded machine bc man bending over many all year long made me hate doing laundry, also while comparing both at the store you can find top loaded machine with a great economy program to save up time and water , also the thing about MOLD for front loadeds is so true it happened to us many time .

  6. Jean Hubsch on June 30, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Front loaders are massively better. Period. As for mould, there are 2 very simple solutions: 1. Leave the door open and 2 either use vinegar once in a while to clean the machine or use vinegar instead of fabric softener. Fabric softener is terrible for you clothes anyway.

  7. Bob N on June 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

    The Best of the Best, American made Speed Queen….. Do your homework…..

  8. Andrei on June 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I’ve never had mold issues on front loading washing machines. There’s really a very simple solution to this: leave the door open after a wash and use the drum cleaning cycle once every other month. That’s it!

  9. Tony Memory on June 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

    The Truth: Older top loads built before 2009 are king!!! Front loads made at hotels, laundry, hospitals are also very good. Stay away from the front loads made for your house they dont last long and use less water. However get the ones built before 2008 where you can adjust your water. as long as you have more water in a front load its better then top load. all industrial places like nursing homes use front loads that fill to half the glass at least.

  10. Ray on June 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I Learned.

  11. Sandra Sears on June 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I don’t think the clothes come out very clean after front load wash. They always look dingy and smell weird.

  12. Leh We Go 868 on June 30, 2021 at 12:48 am

    This was very helpful… Thank you

  13. D F on June 30, 2021 at 12:48 am

    the whole time I’ve lived in the UK, I’ve never heard, or experienced towels and sheets coming out unwashed. what a silly argument you should buy a top loader coz you can’t wash your sheets properly otherwise.

  14. Matthew Sullins on June 30, 2021 at 12:48 am

    But you didn’t add this to the installation part of your video front load washers typically are more difficult to move than top load washers also front load washers or more to maintain when it comes to maintenance or repairs then top loaders top loaders have most of their mechanical parts under the washer while front loaders have their mechanical parts all over it’s motor in the back of the machine some other stuff under the machine such as drain pump so when it comes to repair front loader your washer is going to be completely basically taken apart top front panel back panel while a top loader is just laying it on its back

  15. Michael Fisher on June 30, 2021 at 12:48 am

    I disagree with half of what this guy says here. I wont have a front loader. Too expensive, harder on clothes, smell and mold. Have to buy pedistals if you cant stand bending or stooping because of back issues. More added expense. It is my opinion that clothes get cleaner immersed in water, rather then using a wash board technique of tumbling clothes thru the water, hence also being harder on fabrics. How is that any different than when we use to have to use a wash board or pound clothes on a rock? I think front loaders were a gimmick that manufacturers came out with when there was a huge concern about water usage. Did no one learn anything in science class about the water cycle?

  16. Richard Grassia on June 30, 2021 at 12:51 am

    thinking of a top loader because of the lesser amount of water used I have a slow draining septic system and think this might help

  17. peytonwakham22 on June 30, 2021 at 12:51 am

    this is literally just a propaganda ad for front loading washers, Ive owned both and can say without a doubt that top loaders are leaps and bounds better

  18. anthony gomez on June 30, 2021 at 12:53 am

    I kinda disagree with this… ive had both and top load washing machines cleans better than front load in my experience.

  19. Atlas on June 30, 2021 at 12:53 am

    make a video on which washer is not a pile of crap and will last longer then 3 or 4 years without falling apart like a cheap watch. 😎👍

  20. Taoma H on June 30, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Front load is a design flaw, Do not fall for it.

  21. P Y on June 30, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Thank you for the video.
    Any thoughts on washing powder?? as now a days washing powder packets got front load and top load written on them?

  22. deepa ganesh on June 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

    You can stack a top load washer

  23. Green4CloveR on June 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

    #TeamTopLoad !!!

  24. Metz on June 30, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Front loaders are more harder and expensive to work on, so id go with top loader

  25. J Bas on June 30, 2021 at 12:57 am

    i am nowhere near you but have found this very helpful – thank you for your video.

  26. forrest taylor on June 30, 2021 at 1:01 am

    No one talks about how much time it takes to use a front loader and they have less capacity than a top loader too.

  27. Christopher Townley on June 30, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Provide all data that proves front loader machines are better than top loader.

  28. partybob99 on June 30, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Ummm… how about maintenance?? Everyone I know who has a front loader has told me they fail much sooner. My parents have a top loader (maytag) from the 1970s that’s still running today.

    Where’s Reliability in the scorecard?

  29. Rohit Kurup on June 30, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Top load washers definitely give you a better clean – especially the ones with the agitators. No front loading machine can match a top loader with an agitator in terms of cleaning because effective cleaning requires clothes to rub against each other and that’s what the agitators do. In front loaders the clothes just flop around in a shallow puddle of water at the bottom. Of course this means that they are generally gentler on clothes but you can’t have both. Excepting this the pros and cons of each type are laid out well here..

  30. Dave C on June 30, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I have a front loader. I WIN!!!

  31. Dave Steller on June 30, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I have a top load washer that’s also an he but also has an agitator

  32. Praveen Kumar on June 30, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Front loading washing machines are
    1. Cheaper
    2. Washes quicker
    3. Handles overload better than fl
    4. Needs less maintenance
    5. Service and repair cost is low
    6. Most importantly washes better than fl.
    Yes i used 2 fl machines and 2 tl machines. Overall wash quality is better and quicker in tl than fl. It may take more water and energy than fl but washes more laundry than fl. Only good thing about fl machines are they always have advanced features than tl machines. But always remember advanced features comes with more money, more water, more energy and importantly more time…

  33. Basik Vids on June 30, 2021 at 1:08 am

    If you’re not concerned about mold you’re fucked up in the head

  34. Scott Balli on June 30, 2021 at 1:09 am

    your information is incorrect. i have a stacked top load washing machine. the dryer is stacked above the top loading washing machine. you may want to check you facts again.

  35. James W on June 30, 2021 at 1:11 am

    I have a number of engineering colleagues who have switched from top-loaders to front-loaders (and I’m talking top-of-the-range-ish machines), and literally every one of them says they wish they had their old top-loaders back. The universal complaint is that they simply don’t wash the clothes as well, examples being jeans. I don’t know anyone who has owned both that prefers front loading machines. Not to mention, I’ve always thought it violated common sense to cut a hole in the front of a water vessel…

  36. Big Red on June 30, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Front loader cleaner clothes??? I’m calling "Bullshit"

  37. socksumi on June 30, 2021 at 1:12 am

    What happens if I forget an article of clothing after a front loader starts up? Can I drop it in during the wash cycle like I can with a top loader?

  38. Rovmel Trinidad on June 30, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Thank you so much, now im confused which one i should by grrrr

  39. Roy on June 30, 2021 at 1:14 am

    I have a top load lol

  40. LifewithSuzzy Q on June 30, 2021 at 1:15 am

    I bought a front loader, but there is not enough water coming in to wash the clothes. Help what should I do???🤔🤔

  41. Christopher caras on June 30, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Thanks, great help

  42. Adh _ 43 on June 30, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Most of you searched for it .

  43. Designer Appliances on June 30, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Any questions please post in the comments below! And make sure to subscribe if you haven’t already, we release videos weekly 🙂

  44. Jon M. on June 30, 2021 at 1:19 am

    To avoid or minimize mold on front load washer use 200ml white vinegar along side with detergent on every load (also a good fabric softener) and keep the door slightly ajar to allow water to evaporate.

  45. KnObi1 GonpAchiRo on June 30, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Many people see front-loaders and buy them because in the showrooms they are displayed on top of some platform – but when the product arrives it doesn’t come with the said platform.
    So when using the people have to crouch down and load it. Wrecks havoc for people with back or lower body issues.

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  47. yemail5555 on June 30, 2021 at 1:32 am

    A lot people have their machines in garages so keep the door open to avoid mold is not a good choice.

  48. hagar2025 on June 30, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Watches a YouTube recommendation on top load vs front load washers… from Europe where there are no top load washers.

    Glad front load washers won out though 🙂

  49. Miro080808 on June 30, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Front load washer machine master race here

  50. David Dyer on June 30, 2021 at 1:35 am

    I spent 3 years living in the US and i still miss my top loading washer and dryer so much

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