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3 Largest Top Load Washer with Agitator Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 17, 2020 8:30 AM
Jeff Allaire

Largest Top Load Washer with Agitator Models Maytag MVWB865GW Lifestyle Photo

 

Although front load washers are becoming more common on the market today, many people stand by the tried-and-true top load washer design. If you're looking for the largest top load washer with an agitator, you're in the right place. We've written about agitator washing machines before, but the main reason why people go for them is they use more water and can handle heavy soils better as a result, ideal for busy households and handling seriously dirty clothes! And if you want to wash a king-sized comforter, big loads of towels, and more, the larger the washing machine, the better! (For more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide.)

In this article, we'll go over our top picks for the largest top load washer models with agitators on the market for 2020 to help you choose the best option for your needs. Remember: these XL models tend to have larger dimensions than standard models, so check that you have enough space in your laundry area and that your doors are wide enough to fit these models into your home!

 

Table of Contents

  1. Maytag MVW7230HW
  2. GE GTW725BSNWS*
  3. Maytag MVWB965HW

*If you need a standard 27" wide, 27" deep washer to fit into a closet or through narrow doorways, check out this model!

 

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1. Maytag MVW7230HW - 5.2 cu. ft. - $999

For 2020, Maytag replaced the popular MVWB865GW (previously featured in this article) with the new Maytag MVW7230HW, which retails at the same price but offers some great extra features. Maytag has a reputation for reliability: years ago their ads featured the bored Maytag repairman who didn't have enough work to do! This 5.2 cubic foot capacity top load washer comes with a 10-year parts warranty on the drive motor and basket - key parts of your washer.

This model is "the Best Cleaning in its class" thanks to the extra "oomph" of the Heavy Duty cycle with the Extra Power option. If you want to make sure every last bit of dirt is washed away, the Deep Fill option adds more water to the cycle to pull out soils. New for 2020, this model comes with a built-in water faucet for pretreating and rinsing away soils. It allows you to soak fabrics before starting a wash using the Delay Start feature. You'll also have wifi connectivity, so you can start a cycle remotely and get a notification when it's complete!

Maytag Commercial Technology provides this washer with a thoroughly tested long-life direct drive system and commercial springs. The stainless steel wash basket is more durable than a plastic or painted steel basket. This model is available in white at $999 or slate gray at $1,099 (although appliance packages and holiday sales can drive the MSRP down by 20% or more). 

 

Features:

  • 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 w/ Affresh

  • 6 Options: Extra Power/Deep Clean, Deep Fill, Remote Enable, Extra Rinse, Delay Start (1-12 hours), Fabric Softener

  • Maximum spin speed: 850 RPM

  • 10-year limited parts warranty on the direct drive motor and wash basket

  • Energy Star rated

  • Built-in water faucet

  • Wifi connectivity

 

Dimensions: 

  • Width: 27.25"

  • Depth: 28"

  • Height: 43"

 

Maytag MVW7230HW - $999

 Maytag MVW7230HW Top Load Washer

 

 

2. GE GTW725BSNWS - 4.6 cu. ft. - $849

Next up on our review of the largest top load washer with agitator models is the GE GTW725BSNWS, available in white at $849 or diamond gray at $949. If you need a standard 27" wide washer with extra capacity to fit in your laundry area, this model could be perfect. The dual action agitator of this top load washer mixes up the wash action for a thorough clean, with a gentle reversing action customized to the cycle selection. It's also one of GE's smart appliances with optional wifi connectivity, so you can control and monitor your washer with your smartphone or virtual assistant. It comes with a 10-year warranty on the direct drive motor.

A few of the thoughtful options GE included with this top load washer with agitator are Auto Soak for loosening stains prior to the wash cycle, Deep Rinse for washing away soap residue and fabric softener, and Warm Rinse. Many energy efficient washers automatically use cold water for rinses, but in some cases a warm rinse can be preferable - for example, wool fabrics should ideally be washed and rinsed in warm water. The dispenser is also compatible with detergent PODS, using a jet of water to break down the detergent pack for increased cleaning performance. Plus, fabric softener and oxygenated additives like bleach are dispensed automatically at the right points in the cycle for optimal results.

Another feature we love about this top load washer is the stain pretreat guide to help you tackle five common household stains. With 13 cycles plus the water station, you can choose the ideal settings for everything from active wear to sheets and towels. The soft-close glass lid is another thoughtful feature. Last but not least, GE's Dynamic Balancing Technology helps to reduce vibration for a quieter wash.

 

Features: 

  • 12 Cycles: Active Wear, Bulky Items, Casuals, Cold Wash, Colors/Normals, Delicates, Drain + Spin, Jeans, Quick Wash, Sanitize with Oxi, Towels & Sheets, Whites

  • 8 Options: Deep Fill, Warm Rinse, Auto Soak, Deep Rinse, Extra Rinse, My Cycle, Delay Wash, Stain Removal Guide

  • Max spin speed: 800 RPM

  • Dual-action agitator

  • Wifi connectivity with optional part #PBX23W00Y0

  • Soft-close glass lid

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 27"

  • Height: 44" 

 

GE GTW725BSNWS - $849

GE GTW725BSNWS Top Load Agitator Washer 

 

 

3. Maytag MVWB965HC - 6.0 cu. ft. - $1,399

Are you seeing double? No, it's Maytag again with the Maytag MVWB965HC, a truly massive model available in metallic slate at $1,399 or white at $1,299. It has an absolutely huge capacity at 6.0 cubic feet! Keep an eye on those external dimensions, though, because this washer is wider and deeper than the other washers on our list as well. 

Maytag packed every premium feature into this washer, including steam cycles and options, LED lighting in the basket, and Optimal Dispensers that release detergent, boosters, and fabric softener at the right times throughout the cycle. Options like Deep Fill and Extra Rinse let you add water when you need it, while the 1,000 RPM top spin speed (impressive among agitator washers) ensures your clothes are wrung out well to reduce drying time. The PowerSpray features helps circulate water and detergent from the bottom of the washer to the top for a thorough clean.

If you're looking for what is, as of this writing, the largest agitator washer on the market - and definitely one of the truly largest top load washers, period - then this mammoth model might be for you. It's close to 30" wide rather than the standard 27" platform, so it may not work for an existing cabinet cutout or closet installation. If you can fit this beast into your home, it can handle tons and tons of laundry!

 

Features:

  • 10 Cycles: Bedding, Clean Washer with Affresh, Whites, Delicates, Rinse & Spin, Normal, Powerwash®, Rapid Wash, Sanitize with Oxi, Wrinkle Control

  • Options: Deep Clean with Steam, Deep Fill, Extra Rinse, Oxi, Delay Start, My Cycle

  • PowerWash System, Optimal Dispensers, and internal water heater

  • Energy Star rated

  • Max spin speed: 1,000 RPM

  • 10-year limited parts warranty on the direct drive motor and wash basket

 

Dimensions: 

  • Width: 29.5"

  • Depth: 30"

  • Height: 43.4"

 

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Maytag MVWB965HC - $1,399

Maytag MVWB965HC Top Load Agitator Washer

 

 

 

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That sums up our picks for the largest top load washer with agitator models of 2020! If you're interested in a commercial washing machine, the Maytag Commercial Technology on the first and third models may be attractive, although it's no substitute for the real deal. The GE model is the largest washer built on a standard-size platform of 27" wide by 27" deep. The first Maytag model is a little larger than standard at 27.5" wide and 28" deep, and the third Maytag model is a true behemoth at 29.5" wide and 30" deep. Check your doorways to make sure you can fit these huge models into your home!

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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, Maytag, GE Appliances

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