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3 Largest Top Load Washer with Agitator Models for 2024

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 10, 2024 5:02 PM
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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 2024 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. Whirlpool WTW8127LW*
  3. LG WT7405CW

*If you need a model with a removable agitator and can turn into an impeller, check this out!


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1. Maytag MVW7230HW - 5.2 cu. ft. - $1,149

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 Wi-Fi 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 $1,149 or slate gray at $1,249 (although appliance packages and holiday sales can drive the MSRP down by 20% or more). 



  • 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

  • Wi-Fi connectivity



  • Width: 27.25"

  • Depth: 27.875"

  • Height: 43.875"


Maytag MVW7230HW - $1,149

 Maytag MVW7230HW Top Load Washer



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

Next up on our review of the largest top load washer with agitator models is the Whirlpool WTW8127LW, available in white at $1,299. This is not the ordinary agitator washer because it offers flexibility - it can be an agitator or an impeller model. Yes, you don't have to buy two different units to have both types. That is because the first washer with a removable agitator is now on the market! If you are looking for a large capacity flexible model which you can use depending on what your clothes need, from agitator to washer or vice versa, this might be the great option. The capacity of this model can be stretched from 5.2 up to 5.3 cu. ft., which is perfect for big loads. 


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Aside from flexibility, there are still a lot of features this model has. It has a built-in dual temperature faucet and pretreat brush that can do the soaking, scrubbing, and washing in just one place! With the EasyView™ full-width slow-close glass lid, you can quickly look at your loads inside. It can also help in removing the moisture from your clothes and reducing the drying time with its 850 RPM spin speed.

Also, with just a click from an app called Whirlpool app, you can now do many things you want to do without you having to personally stand in front of your washer, such as scheduling a wash cycle, getting cycle suggestions, receiving notifications, and many more! This model is also Energy Star rated.

If flexibility and large capacity is what you're looking for, check this awesome model with great features and has both impeller and agitator!



  • 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: 27.875"

  • Height: 39.3125" 


Whirlpool WTW8127LW - $1,299

WHirlpool WTW8127LW Topload Washer 



3. LG WT7405CW - 5.3 cu. ft. - $1,049

LG had never made an agitator washer until 2020, and the LG WT7405CW is one of the newest models that offers 5.3 cubic feet of capacity and plenty of smart features. LG has created a nicely featured agitator with larger capacity washer for those who want a little extra along with the cleaning power of an agitator.

The agitator uses a unique 4-way wash action: clothes are moved side to side as well as up and down the tub for a thorough yet gentle clean. Agitators are known for beating up clothes, especially stretch fabrics and thinner fabrics, so if you want your clothes to last longer, this could be a great washer for you. The final spin speed of 950 RPM is impressive among agitator washers and will help your clothes spend less time in the dryer, too. Plus, TurboWash3D technology means you can complete a quick wash cycle in just 37 minutes without sacrificing cleaning performance. (And yes, there's a Deep Fill option and a Soak option.)

The smart features include Smart Pairing, which will allow your washer to automatically tell the matching dryer what setting to dry the clothes on. The ThinQ app allows you to control your laundry appliances remotely and receive notifications when a cycle is complete. New Proactive Customer Care can send you maintenance tips and alerts to help your appliances last longer. 

Other nice features include a SlamProof lid and TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System. If you're looking for a large capacity agitator washing machine with plenty of features and options, as well as a wash action that's still thorough while being gentler on your clothes, check out this LG model!



  • 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, Deep Fill, ColdWash, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare, Tub Clean, Signal, Remote Start, Wi-Fi, Speed Wash

  • Wi-Fi connectivity - Smart Pairing and ThinQ app

  • Energy Star rated

  • Max spin speed: 950 RPM

  • 10-year limited parts warranty on the direct drive motor and 3 years on wash basket

  • TurboWash3D speeds up any cycle

  • SlamProof Lid



  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 28.375"

  • Height: 44.5"


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LG WT7405CW - $1,049

LG WT7405CW Top Load Washer




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That sums up our picks for the largest top load washer with agitator models of 2024! The truly massive 6.0 cubic foot Maytag MVWB965HC was formerly a top contender on our list (and had notably large external dimensions at 29.5" wide and 30" deep), but it has been discontinued. If you're interested in a commercial washing machine, the Maytag Commercial Technology on the first model may be attractive, although it's no substitute for the real deal. If you're into flexibility, the washer from Whirlpool might interest you with its removable agitator. The Maytag and Whirlpool models were built a little larger than the standard platform at 27.25" wide and 28" deep, and the fully-featured smart model from LG is a standard 27" width with a 28.375" depth. Check your doorways to make sure you can fit these XL 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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