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Who Makes The Best Washer?

Washing Machine Reliability Stats!

Before slapping your cash on the barrel head for a new washing machine you will probably be interested in water & energy savings as well as noise levels, but with an average life span of less than ten years you also may want to know how likely the new washer your buying will need repair. Below you will find current reliability statistics for the most popular washing machine styles by appliance brand.

Washing Machines Sold That Needed Repair or Had Serious Problems.

Best Washer Repair Stats

Smaller Bar = Better chances you’ll get a washer not a lemon…

Best Washing Machines (Front load)

LG 12%
Samsung 14%
Amana 15%
Kenmore 18%
Maytag 19%
Electrolux 20%
Whirlpool 21%
GE 24%
Frigidaire 25%

Best Washing Machines (Top Load)

Speed Queen 9%
Roper 12%
Maytag 16%
Samsung 16%
Whirlpool 17%
Kenmore 19%
GE 19%
LG 23%

A few notes on the best washer stats…


  1. Kenmore Washers are produced by many manufacturers such as Whirlpool, GE, LG, Samsung, Frigidaire & Others. Depending on who manufactures the KenmoreWasher you purchase will have a great deal to do with how likely your new Washer will need repair.
  2. Energy saving washers come at a price. I’m all for saving the earth and being green but higher purchase cost, complex design, and shorter expected life spans are a few things you should be aware of before making your next purchase.
  3. In addition to saving water, energy saving washers spin much faster than traditional top loading washing machines. This greatly reduces the time needed to dry a load of clothing. (Additional Energy Savings)
  4. My Repair Guy Opinion: Most modern washing machines will need repair in the first 5-7 years. In my opinion, currently the best washer in production is Speed Queen. Unfortunately my second choice is a low end whirlpool belt drive washer… not because it’s a good washer but because it’s cheap and easy to work on. Also, it hurts a lot less when a 350.00 washer craps out at 4 years than a 1000.00 one!


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