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shallow larger capacity washing machine?

I’m looking for a shallow washer and dryer ideally 24” that has a larger capacity than the

compact models have. Do any exist? Or could a family of 4 get by with a 2.4 cu ft miele?

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  • jwvideo
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    Shallow as in front to back shallow, right?

    A family of four could "get by" with a Miele but there are adjustments you make to accommodate yourself to them. Have you seen the very, very long thread here on W-1 washer and dryer. One of the posters there, Luna123456, has a W-1 for a family of 13 or so. Also, have you checked out this w-1 thread at Automatic Washer . org ? Lots more like it there.

    However, the Miele washers on offer in North America are 23½ " wide x 25 3/8" deep (front to back), not your ideal 24" depth. The capacity is 2.26 cu. ft, not 2.4 cu. ft.

    The compact washer with a 2.4 cu. ft. drum that gets high ratings is the Electrolux EFLS210 . It is 25" deep. IIRC, the EFLS210 is rated for operating in a space with zero rear clearance. Some washers are a bit over 25 inches deep but their installation instruction/guides will specify 2 inches or more of additional rear clearance. Have to read the owner' guides to find out which do that.

    There's the GE GFW148 which claims a 2.4 cu. ft. drum capacity and is 25.6" deep). Also, a similar but more full featured 2.4 cu. ft. model is now being marketed under the brand name of GE Appliance's parent company, Haier; it also is 25.6" deep (front to back.). Blomberg/Beko has a couple of models which claim to have 2.5 cu. ft. capacity and depths of 25 3/8" deep. Asko/Gorenje has a model that is 2.8 cu. ft and 25 3/16" deep. Note that the Blomberg and Asko washers need 240v outlets.

    If you are considering a Miele washer, the standard advice here has been to make sure there is either nearby Miele factory service or a third-party Miele partner with a Miele Diagnostic unit (MDU laptop) available for diagnosis. Buying a Miele is bit like buying a car from BMW or an electronics product from Apple -- premium products with proprietary systems.

    Some of the above washers, including the as the Miele, GE and Electrolux, are designed to operate with full drums which can provide a lot more capacity than you might suspect. For example, there are YouTube videos and forum reports of folks washing king-size down comforters in 2.2 cu. ft. capacity Miele compact washers. Other brands have owner manuals that will tell you to fill them no more than 3/4 or 2/3 full. Again, you have to read the manuals/user guides to find out which allow full loading. Being able to load a drum fully gives what may be a surprising capacity.

  • MizLizzie
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    Speed Queen front loaders are about 27” front to back. Awesome but a bit spendy. All else will be compact 24” wide, IIRC.

  • jwvideo
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    Some of us find much to like about the Speed Queen FLs but, unfortunately, they are significantly deeper than 27" now. According to the installation instructions for the current Speed Queen front load models (FF7), it is only the the main cabinet that is about 27" deep. The depth grows to nearly 31 inches when the bulge at the back and the washer door are accounted for. Below is a low res copy from page 4 of the installation instructions for the FF7 washers.



  • armjim
    el último mes

    As someone once told me here years ago, yes, you can stuff a king size comforter into the tub, but it is only going to get wet, not clean. Additionally, if the operator uses powder rather than liquid, most likely it will result in some powder residue.

    My first FL was a Kenmore with a 2.7 cu capacity. For a two person household and one dog, it was sufficient but not ideal if the goal was to do as few loads as possible and be assured the loads were clean and not over wrinkled. My MIL has a Miele set, and they are just two small for me. I hope Enduring weighs in-she has several sets of Mieles.


  • jwvideo
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    The subject of comforters may be an interesting tangent and got me thinking further.


    Maybe I should have been clearer about emphasizing that the reports and videos about comforters in Miele washers are only about down comforters not the kinds of king size comforters that are stuffed with wool, cotton or poly batting. Down comforters deflate enough when wet that they have room to tumble and fall and so get washed. OTOH, large quilts and large batting-stuffed comforters do not compress when wet and so they "only get wet and not clean[ed]" when stuffed into washers with smaller drum capacities. There is some discussion of this (by poster Cal, IIRC) in the long thread here on the W-1 washer and T1 dryer. He/she reported no problem cleaning king size down comforters in his Miele W-1.


    To be sure, there are strong opinions about this. It seems to be an article of faith for some internet posters that no comforter of any kind can ever be cleaned in any but the very largest residential front loaders (i.e., those with drum capacities greater than 5 cu. ft. ). Others are of the opinion that comforters must only ever be washed only in the very largest possible capacity washers at laundromats. Still others insist that nobody but a professional cleaner should ever try cleaning down comforters. Even so, I have never had any trouble trouble removing stains from even cat puke when washing king and queen sized down comforters in my older front loader which has a roughly 3 cu. ft. capacity drum. I've seen others do the same with an older Speed Queen front load model from back when those had the 2.8 cu. ft. capacity drums.

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  • monicakm_gw
    hace 29 días

    I can't imagine a family of 4 being able to "get by" with a 2.4 cu ft washer :o


  • Cal
    hace 29 días

    The newer Miele W1 like the 860 model actually have a deeper depth than the previous generation W3048, so keep that in mind.

    The drum is bigger and holds more, but I find you'll really want to go by the weight of the laundry dry versus the cubic feet. The 860 will hold 17.6lbs which is easy to find out, put your laundry into a laundry/garbage bag and put it on your floor scale. I was surprised at how much could fit into the machine and am always under their maximum weight limits. The T1 dryer drum is bigger than the washer, so it has no issues drying the maximum load size from the washer.

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