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When buying a large capacity washer, you need to consider different factors such as your family's laundry needs, space available for storing the washing machine, your budget, whether you are buying the machine for commercial use or family use.

The regular washing machines have a loading capacity of 3 - 4 cu.ft which is sufficient for a family of 3-4 members. The large capacity washing machines have a range of 4 - 4.5 cu.ft. The extra large capacity washing machines are those whose capacity is above 4.5 cu.ft.

In washing machines with regular capacity the washing process take more time as number of wash cycles is more, depending on the type of laundry you have loaded. This in turn results in an increase in water, electricity usage. But with large capacity washing machines, you can wash all your laundry at one go. So the total amount of water, energy used for your entire laundry is less as the number of wash/spin/dry cycles is reduced. This higher efficiency in turn translates into saving on your monthly bills. The high efficiency washing machines with larger capacity typically have energy star ratings of 3 star or higher.

The same features found in regular capacity washing machines are available for use in the larger capacity machines such as temperature and water control, automatic detergent/fabric dispenser, dry sensors, steam washing, delay start, level of soil or stain selection etc. The only difference is that larger laundry can be completed in fewer wash cycles and thus saving on time.

As the laundry load increases, washing machines produce more noise and vibration due to the rotation action of the drum. To overcome this problem the large capacity washers are designed to be bulky and sturdy. Antivibration design along the side panel of the machines together with extra insulation and padding helps in reducing noise and vibration. Manufacturers also use specially designed motors which have less mechanical parts for operation all of which contributes to noise reduction.

Compared to regular capacity washing machines the price of large capacity washers is costly. If you have larger laundry such as blankets, comforters etc which you wash regularly then opt for larger capacity washing machines. But if you need to do larger laundry only occasionally, then its better to opt for regular capacity washing machines which are priced less.

Extra large capacity commercial washers are commonly found in the laundromats. Typically the commercial washers have a capacity of above 4.5 cu.ft. These washers are sturdy, energy efficient as less water and energy is needed for completing the washing process. These machines are also stackable so overcome the space constraints.

The large capacity washing machines available in the market are listed below based on the ratings given by reviewers.

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LG TurboWash WM3470

LG TurboWash Series WM3470HVA


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Whirlpool WFW96HEAU
Samsung WF457ARGS
Danby DWM17WDB
LG Wave WT5070CW
LG TurboWash Series WM3470HVA
Whirlpool WFW96HEAU Front Load Washer
Samsung WF457ARGSWR/AA Front Load Washer
Danby DWM17WDB Portable Top Load Washing Machine
LG WT5070CW  4.7 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer
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Release Date
Mar 2012
Aug 2012
May 2012
Nov 2011
Jun 2012
Volume Capacity
4.0 cu/ ft
4.3 cu/ ft
4.5 cu/ ft
11.02 cu/ ft
4.7 cu/ ft
Product Features
Upfront Electronic Control Panel With Dual LED Display, TurboWash Technology, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System
Best Care for your clothes with the Cold Wash cycle, Precision Dispense Ultra, 12-Hour FanFresh(R) option with Dynamic Venting Technology(R), Active Spray Technology, CEE Tier III Qualified
Control and Monitor the Washer from your Smartphone with Smart Control- An 8-inch Touch Screen LCD makes it easier to select the right cycle and monitor wash time. The Smart Control app on your smartphone allows you to remotely start the washer and notifies you when your laundry is done, Thoroughly Washes Even Big Loads with PowerFoam- Exclusive PowerFoam washer creates a powerful, yet gentle foam than easily penetrates through fabrics. Confidently wash large, bulky items like king-size comforters in just one load.
Rust resistant galvanized steel cabinet with stainless steel tub and trim, Electronic controls with 8 wash programs, 4 water level settings and water overflow protection
4.7 Cu. Ft, Ultra Large Capacity with NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum, Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty, 1,100 RPM, 14 Washing Programs, 5 Temperature Settings (All Cold Rinses), Innovations, WaveForce Technology, Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience, NSF Certified Sanitary Cycle, Internal Heater, ColdWash Option, Uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance, SmartRinse Jet Spray System, SmartDiagnosis, SlamProof Lid, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, LoDecibel Quiet Operation, SenseClean Delay Wash (Up To 19 Hours), Stylish Design, Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle Clear Diamond Glass Lid
Load Type
Front Load
Front Load
Front Load
Top Load
Top Load
Washer Type
Stackable Washer, Steam Washer
Stackable Washer, Steam Washer
Stackable Washer, Steam Washer
Portable Washer
Washer

Wash performance doesn't suffer with speedier cycles

Convenient and cost effective

Plenty of customizable goodies

Easy-to-operate interface

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