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A major constraint for our laundry activity is space and time. Instead of having separate machines to perform our washing and drying chores, the compact All in one Washer Dryer is a welcome saviour. The front load Combo Washer Dryer is the best seller in this category considering it is energy efficient and uses less water.

The pros of opting for a front load washer dryer outweighs the cons.

Its energy efficiency is better than that of conventional washers. This is because it consumes less water for washing the clothes. This translates into less energy required for heating the air in the drying process. When you are buying this home appliance check for a energy standard rating of 3 Star or above.

If your home decor allows for compartments the front load variant is best suited as it can be stored easily under the counters effectively maximising space utilisation.

From a health benefit point of view this machines should be bought if you have trouble in reaching into the tub of a top loaded machine due to back or knee problems. Easy access to the forward facing controls panel for operation is another plus point.

The loading capacity of a front load combo washer dryer is smaller than conventional washers due to the fact that drying also happens in the same tub. A capacity of around 3 cu.ft is needed for a family of 3-4 members. You should load the machine with laundry to 60%- 70% capacity to get full use of the unit as the drying process takes longer time.

You need to use specially formulated detergents marked as HE ie. High Efficiency for these machines. HE detergents produces less lather, has a quick dispersing action and prevents the soil / dirt from depositing again on the clean clothes. If regular detergents which produces more lather is used, it can overflow and even damage the machine. This type of detergent is costly.

If you dont mind paying a higher price in return for the reward you get in terms of space and time utilisation, then front load All in One Washer Dryers is the one for you.

The best front load All In One Washer Dryers listed below are the ones rated best by expert reviewers from around the web.

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EdgeStar CWD1510W

EdgeStar CWD1510W Ventless Combo Washer/Dryer


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LG WM3455H
LG WM3455H
Haier HWD1600BW
LG WM3987HW
EdgeStar CWD1510W Ventless Combo Washer/Dryer
LG WM3455HW 2.7 CF COMBO WASHER-DRYER WHITE
LG WM3455HW COMBO WASHER-DRYER
Haier HWD1600BW Ventless Front Load Combo Washer Dryer
LG WM3987HW 3.6 CF FRONT LOAD WASHER DRYER COMBO
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Release Date
Sep 2012
May 2010
May 2010
Aug 2012
May 2010
Load Type
Front Load
Front Load
Front Load
Front Load
Front Load
Washer Type
All-in-One Washer / Dryer
All-in-One Washer / Dryer
All-in-One Washer / Dryer
All-in-One Washer / Dryer
All-in-One Washer / Dryer
Product Features
Ventless Cyclonic Action drying technology, Built-in water heater, Unique textured workspace top, Adjustable spin time (9 min. max), Three (3) soil level sttings, Self-clean setting, Front-mounted control panel & LED display, Customizable settings on all cycles, Triple compartment dispenser for deteregent, bleach & fabric softener, Automatic door lock.
Ventless Condensing Dryer, SenseClean, LoDecibel Quiet Operation, Highly Energy and Water Efficient, 9 Washing Cycles, 6 Drying Cycles, 5 Temperature Levels, LED Display, White Finish
1300 RPM, Ventless Condensing Dryer, SenseClean, LoDecibel Quiet Operation, Highly Energy and Water Efficient, 9 Washing Cycles, 6 Drying Cycles, 5 Temperature Levels, LED Display
1.8 cu. ft Combination High-Efficiency Washer and Ventless Dryer
TrueBalance Anti Vibration System, LoDecibel Quiet Operation and Ventless Condensing Drying System, Ventless condenser dryer, Direct Drive Motor, TrueBalance Anti Vibration System, 1200 RPM, LoDecibel Quiet Operation
Volume Capacity
2.0 cu/ ft
2.7 cu/ ft
2.7 cu/ ft
1.8 cu/ ft
3.6 cu/ ft

  • One the one hand, this is the best appliance I've ever purchased: space- saving, efficient, and a heavenly luxury compared to the alternative which is an inconvenient and pricey wash and fold. If you're in a similar situation, I predict you'll absolutely love this machine for what it does to your routine. On the other hand, there are some considerable flaws, mostly the noise level, slow drying, and the vibration issue.

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    The LG WM3987HW is an all-in-one washer-dryer combo that combines a front-loading washing machine with a condensing dryer. It's about the same size as a regular front-loading washer (3.6 cubic feet) and can wash a full load of laundry, but can only dry about half that amount at once. The dryer doesn't vent, so this washer-dryer combo can be used in small spaces without washer/dryer hookups. However, the ventless dryer does make drying much more time-consuming -- up to four hours.


Top 5 front load all-in-one washer dryer:

  1. EdgeStar CWD1510W Ventless Combo Washer/Dryer
  2. LG WM3455HW 2.7 CF COMBO WASHER-DRYER WHITE
  3. LG WM3455HW COMBO WASHER-DRYER
  4. Haier HWD1600BW Ventless Front Load Combo Washer Dryer
  5. LG WM3987HW 3.6 CF FRONT LOAD WASHER DRYER COMBO