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The 7 Largest Top Load Washing Machine Models for 2023

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 19, 2023 8:30 AM
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If you have a household of four or more people - or a family with young children - as you shop for a new washer, you may be interested in finding the largest top load washing machine possible! We've put together reviews of the seven best and largest top load washing machines for 2023 complete with prices, features, and links to customer reviews so you can choose the best option for your needs.

These top load washers usually have an impeller rather than an agitator to boost tub capacity, and are considered high efficiency machines that use less water to wash your clothes. They are all a minimum of 4.7 cubic feet, with plenty of room to wash a king sized comforter. If you're looking for more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide!

Prices range from $949 to $1,299, although keep in mind that holiday sales and rebates can shave 20% or more off of the list price. Maytag is definitely a leader in this category, but Samsung, Whirlpool, and LG offer some stiff competition! The models are listed in no particular order but are numbered for your convenience. Let's dig in!


Table of Contents

  1. Whirlpool WTW8127LW*^
  2. Samsung WA51A5505AW*
  3. Maytag MVW7232HW
  4. Whirlpool WTW5105HW*
  5. Samsung WA52A5500AC
  6. LG WT7400CW
  7. GE Profile PTW700BSTWS

Models marked with a * are agitator washers rather than high efficiency impeller washers.

The model marked with a ^ is a unique removable agitator model.


3 Factors to Consider with XL Top Load Washers

  • Tub Depth. Some of these monstrous top loaders can have very deep tubs that shorter members of your household may not be able to reach! 

  • External Dimensions. If your old washer was an average size model, it likely has smaller external dimensions than many of these huge options. If your washer and dryer are enclosed in a closet, consider the depth of the new model you're considering (plus room for water hookups) and the width as well. You should also measure any doorways or halls the appliance will have to pass through - in particular, older homes can have narrower doorways. 

  • A Matching XL Dryer. A dryer that's made to match with an average-size washer may not be able to handle loads from a bigger machine. Overloading your dryer can make parts wear out faster and shorten its lifespan, so to get the full use out of your big top load washer, make sure to grab a dryer that is at least 1.5 times the capacity of the washer (but preferable twice the capacity).


Learn more about buying a new top load washer in our quick video!





1. Whirlpool WTW8127LW - 5.2-5.3 cu. ft. - $1,299

One of the largest top load washing machines on the list is the Whirlpool WTW8127LW, a unique 2-in-1 washer with removable agitator. It currently retails at $1,299 and is only available in white. It has a flexible capacity of 5.2 cu. ft. and can be extended up to 5.3 cu. ft. depending on how you prefer to use it. It can be either an agitator or an impeller model in just a snap because its agitator is easy to remove or even install! This model is such a steal in having two types of washing by using only one unit.


Learn More About Whirlpool’s 2 in 1 Removable Agitator Washing Machine!



This Energy Star-rated model features a Pretreat Station Plus that helps you accomplish the soaking, scrubbing, and washing in the same spot, all at once using a built-in dual temperature faucet and pretreat brush! You can also spot-treat the stains by adding your favorite detergent to the water stream. When you want to take a quick peak, you can easily see your load without opening the door, thanks to the EasyView full-width slow-close glass lid. Plus, this model's 850 RPM spin speed enables you to dry your garments more quickly by removing moisture. You can also benefit from the Whirlpool App, which gives you the option to set a wash cycle, receive notifications, get cycle suggestions, start your cycle and load remotely, and much more!

If these cool features mentioned above is what you are looking for, this might be the best washer you can choose in the market.



  • 2 in 1 Removable Agitator, 5.2-5.3 Cu. Ft. Flexible Capacity

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

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

  • 8 Options: Remote Enable, Load & Go, Fabric Softener, Deep Water, Delay Start, PreSoak, Extra Rinse, More Options

  • Adaptive Wash Technology with Active Bloom™ Wash Action

  • Pretreat Station Plus

  • Maximum spin speed: 850 RPM



  • Width: 27.25"

  • Depth: 27.87"

  • Height: 39.31"


Whirlpool WTW8127LW - $1,299

WHirlpool WTW8127LW Topload Washer



2. Samsung WA51A5505AW - 5.1 cu. ft. - $999

Samsung is always offering innovations in appliances, and the Samsung WA51A5505AW is a great example of this. It's available in champagne and brushed black at $1,099, and in white at $999. Wi-Fi connectivity with the Samsung smart washer app also allows you to control and monitor your washer from your smartphone. Never forget about a clean load of laundry again!

One of the key features of this model is the Super Speed wash, which is an option you can add to different wash cycles to reduce wash time, so you don't need to wait for a long time for your laundry to be done. The ActiveWave Agitator has a special shape that is designed to reduce tangling so you still get a gentle but powerful wash and a smooth spin to lessen noise and vibration. Vibration Reduction Technology Plus is an upgrade to Samsung's original VRT, reducing vibrations 40% more for even quieter operation. The EZ Access tub is shallower, so it's easy to reach the bottom to unload clothes while still offering a huge capacity.

This model also includes great premium features like a direct drive motor and an internal water heater. The soft-close lid is another favorite. If you pre-wash items often or want a smart washer, this option among the largest top load washing machines is a great choice! This model is 0.5" wider than the standard 27" width of the average washing machine.



  • 12 Preset Cycles: Normal, Bedding/Waterproof, Heavy Duty, Colors, Whites, Activewear, Delicates, Quick Wash, Self Clean, Rinse + Spin, Deep Wash, Downloaded

  • 5 Downloadable Cycles: Permanent Press, Wool, Eco Cold, Denim, Power Rinse

  • 10 Options: Delay End, Presoak, Sound On/Off, Child Lock, Fabric Softener, Deep Fill, Super Speed, Smart Care, Smart Control, Spin Only

  • Energy Star rated

  • ActiveWave Agitator

  • Wi-Fi connected

  • Vibration Reduction Plus technology

  • Maximum spin speed: 750 RPM



  • Width: 27.5"

  • Depth: 29.4"

  • Height: 44.6"


Click here to read over 20 real customer reviews of this product!


Samsung WA51A5505AW - $999

Samsung WA51A5505AW Top Load Washer


3. Maytag MVW7232HW - 5.3 cu. ft. - $1,149

At the lower end of the price range for the largest top load washing machine options is the Maytag MVW7232HW. This smart capable washer comes in white at $1,149 or metallic slate at $1,249 and replaced the popular MVWB835DW for 2020. This one comes with optimal dispensers to automatically dispense detergent, fabric softener, and oxygenated additives throughout the cycle, and the PowerWash system with a direct drive motor and a stainless steel wash basket. However, it's an impeller model rather than an agitator model and has a smaller footprint.

One feature we like is the SmoothClose windowed lid, which closes slowly just in case your hand or head is in the way! The Deep Fill option is ideal for handling heavily soiled items, and the Sanitize cycle removes 99.9% of common household bacteria. A new feature is optional Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can control your washer through your smartphone and receive alerts when a cycle is complete. Another new feature is a built-in water faucet for pretreating stains and soils.

If you're looking for stain-fighting, soil-fighting power, but maybe you need a washer with a smaller footprint or lower price, this model is a great alternative to #1 on our list. The only thing it's really lacking compared to other fully featured washers in this price range is a steam option, but the built-in water faucet gives it an edge.



  • 13 Cycles: Normal/Regular, Heavy Duty, Whites, Sanitize w/ Oxi, Towels, Bulky Items, Custom Cycle, Quick Wash, Delicates, Wrinkle Control, Colors, Drain & Spin, Clean Washer

  • 6 Options: Deep Fill, Remote Enable, Fabric Softener, Delay Start, Extra Rinse, Extra Power

  • Energy Star rated

  • Built-in water faucet for pretreating

  • Maximum spin speed: 850 RPM



  • Width: 27.25"

  • Depth: 28"

  • Height: 43"


Maytag MVW7232HW - $1,149

Maytag MVW7232HW Top Load Washer



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4. Whirlpool WTW5105HW -  4.7 cu. ft. - $949

The next item on our list is an agitator washer from Whirlpool - the Whirlpool WTW5105HW. This 4.7 cubic feet washer is available in white at $949 and in chrome shadow at $1,049. It sets up the controls differently than you may be used to: first, you select "What to Wash" (Regular, Delicates, Whites, Colors, Bulky Items, Towels), and then "How to Wash" (Normal, Wrinkle Control, Heavy Duty, Sanitize with Oxi, Cold Wash, Quick), and any options you prefer. This means you can customize up to 36 cycle combinations and pick the right one for the load.

This model comes with a built-in faucet and scrub brush called the Pretreat Station, so you can soak, scrub, and wash all in one place. The Deep Water Wash option is ideal for cleaning heavily soiled items, and you can schedule a cycle up to 12 hours in advance with the Delay Start option. This washer also comes with a single load dispenser drawer for detergent, bleach, and fabric softener. 

The lid finish is edge-to-edge glass, giving you that premium touch, and the washer also comes with a lid lock and a stainless steel drum. If you're looking for an agitator washer that gives your clothes a gentle but deep clean for a reasonable price, this model might be for you!



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

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

  • Options: Clean Washer, Fabric Softener, Deep Water Wash, Delay Start, PreSoak, Extra Rinse, Drain & Spin

  • Pretreat Station - with a built-in faucet and pretreat brush

  • Intuitive touch controls - "What to Wash" and "How to Wash"



  • Width: 27.25"

  • Depth: 27.87"

  • Height: 41.81"


Whirlpool WTW5105HW - $949

Whirlpool WTW5105HW Washer



5. Samsung WA52A5500AC - 5.2 cu. ft. - $1,099

The Samsung WA52A5500AC comes in white at $999, also in champagne or in brushed black at $1,099. This 5.2 cubic feet capacity washer can help you save time by fitting more clothes in a load, plus it can complete one full load as fast as 28 minutes! While the washer is doing the work, you can still monitor its progress and initiate some actions even if you're not physically there, such as starting, stopping, or delaying your washer, and more using the SmartThings app. 

It uses a Swirl+ tub that is better for rinsing and for keeping the clothes away from ripping. With the Pretreat button, you can easily pretreat unwanted stains and scrub the clothes without moving away from the washer because you can already do it on the washer itself. For a quiet wash, VRT+ technology reduces vibration 40% more than Samsung's original Vibration Reduction Technology.

This washer has a ton of great features on top of its huge capacity and convenience! It offers effective cleaning that can be customized to your clothes. It was designed with accessibility in mind with braille controls. Samsung offers a one year full parts and labor warranty, plus three years on the tub, and 10 years on the motor. See owner's manual for details.



  • 12 Cycles: Normal, Bedding/Waterproof, Heavy Duty, Colors, Whites, Activewear, Delicates, Quick Wash, Self Clean, Rinse + Spin, Deep Wash, Downloaded

  • 10 Options: Delay End, PreSoak, Sound On/Off, Child Lock, Fabric Softener, Deep Fill, Super Speed, Smart Care, Smart Control, Spin Only

  • Energy Star rated

  • Vibration Reduction Plus technology

  • Maximum spin speed: 750 RPM

  • Swirl+ Tub Interior



  • Width: 27.5"

  • Depth: 29.4"

  • Height: 44.6"


Click here to read over 10 real customer reviews of this product!


Samsung WA52A5500AC - $1,099

Samsung WA52A5500AC Top Load Washer



6. LG WT7400CW - 5.5 cu. ft. - $1,049

Another highly rated option among the largest top load washing machine models is the LG WT7400CW. This model offers a ton of different cycles and options. TurboWash 3D Technology uses an impeller that rotates in the opposite direction of the drum to create a powerful wash action for an effective clean that's still gentle on clothes. This is an interesting alternative to an agitator, while still satisfying the preference of some consumers for more clothing turnover and more intense washing action.

TurboWash technology saves some minutes on larger loads without sacrificing cleaning performance by combining the rinse and spin stages of each wash. Features like a cycle for waterproof items, a StainCare option, Water Plus option, and Soak option give you flexibility in how you tackle soiled items.

A SlamProof lid, the SmartRinse Jet Spray System, and TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System round out the features package of this top load washer and make it a great option for large households. Plus, it's a standard 27" width that can fit through narrow doorways or into small laundry closets.



  • 8 Cycles: Normal, Heavy Duty, Bedding, Deep Wash, Pre Wash+ Normal, Delicates, Waterproof, Downloaded

  • 16 Options: TurboWash®, Soak, Extra Rinse, Add Garments, Delay Wash, Control Lock, Water Plus, ColdWash™, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare, Tub Clean, Signal, Remote Start, Wi-Fi, Speed Wash

  • Energy Star rated

  • Maximum spin speed: 950 RPM

  • TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System



  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 28.375"

  • Height: 44.5"


Click here to read over 175 real customer reviews of this model!


LG WT7400CW - $1,049

LG WT7400CW Top Load Washer



7. GE Profile PTW700BSTWS - 5.4 cu. ft. - $998

Last but not least in our review of the largest top load washing machine models is the GE Profile PTW700BSTWS. It's available in white at $998 and in diamond gray at $1,098. This model has a lot of smart features, including Smart Wash and Smart Rinse, which both detect the current soil and detergent levels from the beginning of the cycle through the rinsing and adjust the time needed to achieve a better, more in-depth clean. Also, this has a Smart FlexDispense, which is a dispenser for products that you need such as detergent, fabric softener, and more, and that helps the washer in speeding up its cleaning performance.

The Quiet Wash feature is achievable with its direct drive motor with up to 800 RPM spin speed. With the Dynamic Balancing Technology that balances the load, the washer won't make unnecessary noise. It also has a Tangle Control feature, so you can worry less about having tangled clothes after each cycle. Though this washer has a large capacity of 5.4 cubic feet, you can still reach the bottom of the washer as easily as you can. Additionally, this washer has an antimicrobial protection that prevents odor and bacteria from growing in some of the washer's areas, plus one of its cycles uses an Oxi additive to remove 99% of bacteria. GE Profile offers a 10-year motor warranty in addition to a one-year warranty covering all components and labor.

If you are looking for a top load washer with smart features, large capacity, and many more cool features to take advantage from, this model from GE Profile is worth checking out. 



  • 10 Cycles: Bulky Items, Colors/Normal, Delicates, Downloaded (Active Wear - Default), Drain + Spin, Jeans, Quick Wash, Sanitize with Oxi, Towels & Sheets, Whites

  • Options: Care - 2 levels, Deep Fill, Delay Wash, Detangle Assist, Power - 2 levels, PreWash, Smart Wash, Tangle Control

  • Energy Star rated

  • Quiet wash with Dynamic Balancing Technology

  • Adaptive Smarter Wash Technology

  • Smart FlexDispense

  • Maximum spin speed: 800 RPM



  • Width: 27.87"

  • Depth: 28.18"

  • Height: 43.87"

Click here to read real customer reviews of this model!


GE Profile PTW700BSTWS - $998

GE Profile PTW700BSTWS Top Load Washer


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You've reached the end of our top picks for the largest top load washing machine models of 2023. The absolute largest model on our list is review #6 from LG at 5.5 cubic feet, followed by the GE Profile model (#7). The LG model also offers the highest RPM spin speeds, and faster spin speeds mean shorter drying times. If you want a good variety of wash programs and options, but find the traditional control setups confusing, the Whirlpool model (#4) might be a great choice for you with its "What to Wash" and "How to Wash" control design. If you are on the lookout for a more flexible model that can be both an agitator and an impeller model, another Whirlpool model (#1) is what you should look at.

Besides size, what are you looking for in a top load washer? Have you compared top load vs front load washers and decided a top load model is the best for your needs? Do you want a lot of wash programs or a machine that is as simple as possible to operate?

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.

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