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The 5 Largest Front Load Washer Models for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 29, 2021 9:00 AM
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There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a new washing machine. If you've decided you prefer a front load washer and are looking for the largest model you can find, you're in the right place! In this article, we'll review the largest front load washer models of 2021 from a few great brands.

Samsung made a strong attempt in this niche with the FlexWash front load washers with 5.5-6.0 cubic feet of total capacity, but reviews have been mixed on their reliability. So although Samsung offers the absolute largest front load washers on the market, at this time, we will only recommend one of their highly rated non-FlexWash models, as well as models from LG, Maytag, Whirlpool, and GE. There's also a 5.8 cubic foot LG Signature washer, the LG WM9500HKA, but it's more of a niche premium product due to its $1,999 price point, so we will be focusing on other options instead.

Our reviews are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order, and include models from 5.0-5.2 cubic feet. If you're looking for more information on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide

 

Table of Contents

  1. Maytag MHW8630HW
  2. Samsung WF50R8500AV
  3. GE GFW850SPNDG
  4. Whirlpool WFW9620HW
  5. LG WM8100HVA

 

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1. Maytag MHW8630HW - 5.0 cu. ft. - $1,249

First up on our list of the largest front load washer models is the Maytag MHW8630HW. It's available in white at $1,249 or slate at $1,349 and has the largest capacity out of the entire Maytag front load laundry lineup. Along with the 5.0 cubic foot stainless steel drum, you'll find an Optimal Dose Dispenser that automatically dispenses detergent from a reservoir, and can hold enough detergent for up to 8 cycles. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to start or stop your washer from anywhere and receive notifications when a cycle is complete.

An internal fan lets you wash and dry small loads (under 2 lbs) overnight, and the 24-hour Fresh Hold option will run the fan and tumble clothes intermittently to keep them fresh in case you can't get to the washer right away when the cycle is done. The Extra Power button fights stains with a dual-temperature wash, using both hot and cold water. Useful cycles include Quick Wash and Sanitize. 

Maytag offers a ten-year warranty on the wash basket and direct drive motor in addition to the standard one year parts and labor warranty. Check this model out if you want powerful cleaning and lots of helpful features!

 

Features:

  • 14 Cycles: Normal/Regular, Heavy Duty, Whites, Sanitize, Towels, Bulky Items, Custom Cycle, Quick Wash, Delicates, Wrinkle Control, Colors, Overnight Wash & Dry, Drain & Spin, Clean Washer with Affresh

  • 6 Options: Extra Power, Steam, Wi-Fi Connect, Delay Start, Extra Rinse, 24-Hour Fresh Hold

  • Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Optimal Dose Dispenser - bulk detergent reservoir

  • Most Powerful Cleaning in the industry driven by the Heavy Duty cycle with Extra Power button

  • 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor and Stainless Steel Wash Basket

 

Dimensions: 

  • Height: 38.625"

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 32.94"

 

Click here to read over 15 real customer reviews of this product!

 

Maytag MHW8630HW - $1,249

Maytag MHW8630HW Front Load Washer

 

 

2. Samsung WF50R8500AV - 5.0 cu. ft. - $1,299

Next up: the Samsung WF50R8500AV, available in black stainless steel at $1,299. This smart Wi-Fi-enabled washer makes it easy to keep track of your laundry! Samsung's Vibration Reduction Plus Technology (VRT+) is 40% quieter than their original VRT, and the Swirl+ Drum interior is designed to improve water extraction.

Running a tub clean cycle regularly is important to keep your front loader performing at its best, and Samsung makes that easy with the Self Clean+ cycle, which uses jets of hot water to thoroughly clean the wash tub. The Sanitize cycle is another option we like to see on modern washers, and other great features include Presoak, an add steam option, and Super Speed. The Super Speed option can be added to wash cycles to cut time without sacrificing cleaning power.

Samsung offers one year full parts and labor, a three year warranty on the stainless steel tub, plus ten years on the direct drive motor. This model would look great in your laundry area and has a lot to offer!

 

Features:

  • 12 Cycles: Normal, Heavy Duty, Bedding, Quick Wash, Permanent Press, Delicates, Whites, Sanitize, Activewear, Rinse & Spin, Self Clean+, Downloaded

  • 8 Options: Presoak, Steam, Delay End, Smart Control, Super Speed, Child Lock, Smart Care, Spin Only

  • Vibration Reduction Plus technology

  • AUI and braille controls for greater accessibility

  • Wash loads in as little as 30 minutes with Super Speed

  • Swirl+ drum design with drum light

 

Dimensions:

  • Height: 38.7"

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 33.5"

 

Click here to read over 55 real customer reviews of this product!

 

Samsung WF50R8500AV - $1,299

Samsung WF50R8500AV Front Load Washer

 

 

3. GE GFW850SPNDG - 5.0 cu. ft. - $1,199

Another large capacity front load washer is the GE GFW850SPNDG, which lands at 5.0 cubic feet. It's available in diamond gray or sapphire blue at $1,199 and in white at $1,099. It has an easily-reversible glass door, capacitive touch controls, and chrome accents. This front loader also comes with a stainless steel tub. It has a few cool features that set it apart from the crowd! 

This model features the first and only UltraFresh Vent system, where GE tackles the most common issues faced by front load washer owners: mold and odors inside of their washers. In eliminating excess moisture and odors, the UltraFresh Vent design features an improved drainage design and an UltraFresh Vent drying cycle you can use after each wash to dry the tub without needing to leave the door open. It boasts Microban antimicrobial technology that is built into the gasket, dispenser, and draining system of your washer. Another convenient feature is the SmartDispense technology - this automatic dispenser can hold up to 32 loads of detergent and can dispense the right amount each load so you can save time when you do your laundry! The Dynamic Balancing Technology with smart sensors rebalances uneven loads and therefore allows for a quiet wash.

Cycles and options include Sanitize + Allergen, Power Steam, 1 Step Wash + Dry, PreWash, and more. Aside from being Energy Star rated, this model is also Wi-Fi enabled (so you can manage your laundry remotely) and ADA compliant.

GE offers a limited one year full parts and labor and a limited ten year warranty on the basket and motor. Don't forget to check out this fully-featured model when you shop for large front load washers!

 

Get a closer look at GE UltraFresh Vent with our video!

 

Features:

  • 12 Cycles: Active Wear, Bulky/Bedding, Cold Wash, Delicates, Normal, Power Clean, Quick Wash, Rinse + Spin, Sanitize + Allergen, Self Clean, Towels, Whites

  • 9 Options: 1 Step Wash + Dry, Delay Start, Delay Wash, Extra Rinse, Power Steam, PreWash, Smart Dispense, Time Saver, UltraFresh Vent

  • Limited 10-year warranty on the basket and motor

  • UltraFresh Vent System With OdorBlock™

  • Microban® antimicrobial technology

  • Dynamic Balancing Technology for a quiet wash

  • Wi-Fi connectivity

 

Dimensions: 

  • Height: 39.75"

  • Width: 28"

  • Depth: 34"

 

Click here to read over 440 real customer reviews of this product!

 

GE GFW850SPNDG - $1,199

GE GFW850SPNDG Front Load Washer

 

 

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4. Whirlpool WFW9620HW - 5.0 cu. ft. - $1,399

The next washer we'll review is from Whirlpool: the Whirlpool WFW9620HW. This large and convenient front load washer has 5.0 cubic feet of capacity and is available in white at $1,399 and in chrome shadow at $1,499. It's a smart washer that's Wi-Fi enabled - you can set, start, track, or pause a wash cycle using the Whirlpool app! This model features Whirlpool's "What to Wash" and "How to Wash" controls that allow you to pair washing actions with fabric types to get the best cleaning results. For this specific model, these controls are part of a touch screen on the washer door.

This washer also features Whirlpool's Load and Go XL Plus dispenser, which allows you to fill up the washer with enough detergent and fabric softener for up to 40 loads! The washer will do the work of automatically dispensing the correct amount of detergent for you, depending on the cycle, options, and other factors. You will also get notifications when the detergent is running low. You can use a "single dose dispenser" as well, such as if you're washing a load of woollens or delicates and want to use a special gentle detergent.

 

Check out Whirlpool's Load & Go in our quick video!

 

You'll also get cycles and options like Steam Clean, Sanitize, Pre-Soak, Quick Wash, Cold Wash, and more. Another great feature is Whirlpool's Fan Fresh technology, which is useful when you can't immediately move clothes from the washer to the dryer. With the 12-hour FanFresh option, clothes can be fresh for up to 12 hours after the end of the wash cycle. There's also a built-in fan that allows you to dry small loads overnight.

Other notable features in this model include the stainless steel wash drum and the interior drum LED light. Don't forget to check out this model if you're looking for a large front load washer that is also smart and allows for convenience!

 

Features:

  • What to Wash: Regular, Colors, Whites, Towels, Delicates, Bulky Items

  • How to Wash: Normal, Quick, Wrinkle Control, Heavy Duty, Cold Wash, Sanitize

  • Wash Options: Pre-Soak, Steam Clean, Extra Rinse, FanFresh®

  • Smart/Wi-Fi enabled

  • Load & Go XL Dispenser

  • 12-Hour Fan Fresh technology that can dry small loads

  • Interior drum light

 

Dimensions: 

  • Height: 38.6"

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 33.25" 

 

Click here to read real customer reviews of this product!

 

Whirlpool WFW9620HW - $1,399

Whirlpool WFW9620HW Front Load Washer

 

 

5. LG WM8100HVA - 5.2 cu. ft. - $1,499

Another great option is the LG WM8100HVA. This model is the previous generation of the WM9000. It comes with Smart Diagnosis but lacks the more extensive Wi-Fi connectivity available with the WM9000 model. It also has TurboWash 1.0 rather than 2.0 and the controls are above the door rather than on the door.

This washer has been a top seller among the largest front load washers and has tons of custom cycles! The Prewash option can help fight stains and soils, along with the dedicated prewash dispenser. If you want to boost capacity even further, the LG SideKick pedestal washer could be a solid addition to this model, adding 1.0 cubic feet of capacity that's perfect for small loads and specialty cycles. 

LG's 10-year direct drive motor warranty and three year warranty on the drum are nice to have, too!

 

Features:

  • 14 Cycles: Normal, Permanent Press, Delicates, Speed Wash, TubClean, Sanitary, Allergiene, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites, Towels, Rinse+Spin, Download, Jumbo Wash, Bedding

  • 12 Options: Prewash, Delay Wash, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, ColdWash, FreshCare, Steam, TurboWash, Custom Program, Drum Light, Smart Grid, Remote Start

  • 10-year limited warranty on the motor

  • Interior drum light

  • TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System

  • LoDecibel Quiet Operation

  • Compatible with LG SideKick pedestal washer

 

Dimensions:

  • Height: 41.25"

  • Width: 29"

  • Depth: 33.75"

 

Click here to read over 80 real customer reviews of this product!

        

LG WM8100HVA - $1,499

LG WM8100HVA Front Load Washer

 

 

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That sums up our review of the largest front load washer models of 2021. These are all incredibly full-featured models with a lot to offer. Most of these washers have sound and vibration reduction systems as well as steam cycle options and time-saving cycles and options. Many models also offer Wi-Fi connectivity to make it easier to keep track of laundry no matter how busy your schedule is. 

Which of these options among the largest front load washer models is your favorite? What do you look for in a mega-capacity washing machine? Leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear from you!

 

Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in January of 2019 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Washing Machines

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