Updated on 11 August 2013 by

The under $400 bracket for the best washers is the most economical segment. Priced at a mid range between the expensive and low cost washing machines, these appliances offer a decent choice in the number of features available.

These home appliances have the basic features present in a washing machine such as 4-7 wash cycles, fabric softeners/detergent dispenser with water level control. Although not having top end features such as steam or allergen washing capability, these budget washing machines provide clean and dry clothes. Typically below $400 washers have a load capacity in between 2 - 3 cu.ft which is ideal for a small family and almost all are top loading machines. With either portable or stand alone options available, these appliances generally weigh less for easy movement and installation.

A word of caution when buying the best under $400 washing machines is to make sure the accessories used such as faucet connectors, stands used are of good quality. You don't want to end up spending more on repairs. These machines are ideally suited for apartments or places with space constraints. Haier and Avanti are the dominant players at this price range.

Have a look at the economical washers in the under $400 bracket listed below which is rated based on the expert reviews from around the web.


Danby DWM17WDB
Danby DWM17WDB Portable Top Load Washing Machine
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Release Date
Nov 2011
Product Features
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
Volume Capacity
11.02 cu/ ft
Load Type
Top Load
Washer Type
Portable Washer
Average Rating
 4.4 stars

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