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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.

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Avanti W757

Avanti Top Load Portable Washer 12 Lb-W757


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Avanti W757
Haier HLP23E
Avanti Top Load Portable Washer 12 Lb-W757
Haier HLP23E Top Load Washer
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Release Date
May 2011
Jul 2009
Product Features
Stainless Steel Wash Tub, Pulsating Bottom Eliminates the Need for an Agitator, Electronic Controls with LED Status Indicators for Each Cycle, Multiple Pre-Programmed Automatic Wash Cycles
Load Type
Top Load
Top Load
Washer Type
Portable Washer
Portable Washer

  • Overall, the Avanti W757 is a good, hard-working machine.

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    If you hate lugging clothes to a laundry room or laundromat, consider making a small investment in the Haier HLP23E. It's easily found on sale for under $250, and it does a really good job lifting stains. Expect to notice its presence on your electric and water bills, however.

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    The Haier HLP23E has gotten some attention in 2012 owing to some top ratings around the net. Although this reviewer feels it cuts just a little too close to the price of a full-sized washer, there is no denying that it's a quality model. With a 1.5 cu. ft. capacity, easy sink connector, LED display, 4 wash cycles, and 6 programs, it is essentially just a tiny washer, with all features and capabilities fully loaded. If what you're searching for is a miniature version of your favorite top-loading washer


  • This is a full-featured machine with impressed users to back it up.


Top 5 washer under $400:

  1. Avanti Top Load Portable Washer 12 Lb-W757
  2. Haier HLP23E Top Load Washer