Laundry is a necessity that can be made easier based on the style of your washing machine. Your two main options include front load and top load. There are pros and cons to both, so we are here to provide you with helpful information to consider when deciding which route to take. If you ever need repairs done to your washing machine and you are from the Naples and Ft. Myers, FL area, reach out to us at Diamond Appliance Repair.
Top load washers
This style has a door at the top of the machine. Inside is a large tub-like space with an agitator inside, which is a post that rotates back and forth in the center of the tub to break apart any dirt or stains on the clothing. More recently, top load washers have incorporated a new feature called an impeller. The impeller consists of rotating discs at the bottom of the tub that spins the clothes clean and allows for a larger load.
Since the door is at waist height, it is very convenient to load and unload without the need to bend over and reach into the machine as you would with a front load machine. However, if you are on the shorter side, it may be a challenge to reach the laundry at the bottom of the tub. On top of being a more affordable option, a major perk is that you can add more laundry after the washing cycle has already begun because there is no need to allow the water levels to subside before opening the door. Although your clothes get a deep clean, items may see the effects of wear and tear over time.
Front load washers
With the door at the front of the machine, this style has a moving tub that spins to clean the clothes. It can be customized to open on the left or right side, allowing the machine to fit various laundry room layouts.
Since there is not an extra mechanism rubbing against your clothing as in the top load machine, this style is more gentle on clothing items, while still providing a deep clean. Front load styles are attractive for many due to the ability to stack your dryer on top of your washer, freeing up floor space and allowing it to fit into a narrow closet if necessary. Although this style may be more expensive upfront, it is more efficient in water and energy use, so you will save money on utility bills in the long run.
Consider your laundry habits and home layout to ultimately choose which washing machine is best for you.
At Diamond Appliance, we are an independent, family-owned appliance repair shop. We make in-home visits to customers in Naples, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Estero. Call us at 239-687-6999 today!