Reviews of the Best Stackable Washer Dryers for 2017

Our staff has been hard at work pulling together the best in stacked and stackable washer dryers for the 2017 buying season. We’ve landed on the following 7 machines (rated in order) as being the best available machines online. We’ve also included detailed breakdowns of each individual unit in the linked sections below (see links in table).

Ratings of Stackable Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers

ModelDimensions (W x H x D)Cu. Ft
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Dryer Fuel TypeVoltageOur Ranking

LG WM8000

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29 X 82 X 33.35.2 / 9.0 ftGas / Electric2205-0-stars

Electrolux EFLS617

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27 X 76 X 31.54.4 / 8.0 ftElectric230 - 2404-7-stars

Maytag Maxima XL

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27 X 39 X 334.3 / 7.4 ftElectric120/2404-7-stars

LG WM4270

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27 x 60 x 394.5 / 7.4 ftGas / Electric2204-4-stars

Frigidaire FFFW

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27 X 72 X 30.33.9 / 7.0 ftElectric2404-4-stars

Frigidaire FFLE

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27 X 76 X 31.53.8 / 5.5 ftElectric2204-2-stars

Speed Queen ATEE

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27 X 79 X 283.4 / 7.0 ftElectric2204-0-stars

For detailed analysis of each of these products, please see the following sections below:


LG WM8000 and DLEX 8000 – Report and Analysis


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LG WM8000 and DLEX8000 Stackable Washer and Dryer

This is our best buy of the year according to our extensive research. With a combination of cavernous capacity (9 cubic feet of room in the dryer! By far the biggest capacity washer/dryer we’ve seen this year), overwhelmingly positive feedback from previous customers, and a competitive price point, we think the LG WM8000 and DLEX 8000 makes the best opportunity for your home this year.

Additionally, the dryer can both use electric and gas, so it fits the needs of most any household.

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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Like most all separate stackable units, you will need to purchase a stacking kit. The specific stacking kit for this model is Item No. KSTK2.
  • Be sure to check for necessary power cords that might not be included in your order.
  • When measuring for dimensions, keep in mind additional space necessary for tubes, vents and power cords.

We don’t think you can go wrong with this choice. However we’ve also gone through the process of reviewing several other options for your perusal:


Electrolux ELFS617 and EFME617 – Report and Analysis


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Electrolux ELFS617 and EFME617 Stackable Washer Dryer Set

Another very strong option for your household this year is the Electrolux ELFS and EFME model washer and dryer. This purely electric dryer is the second largest of our test group, with 8.0 cubic feet of capacity. It is capable of handing a kind sized comforter on its own, with no issues. It’s gotten extremely high reviews from users, and is presented at a competitive price point.

All these factors make it stand out from the rest of the crowd and push it toward the top of our list. It will make a great addition to your home and can support a large household with frequent large laundry loads.


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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Like most all separate stackable units, you will need to purchase a stacking kit. The specific stacking kit for this model is Item No. STACKIT7X
  • Be sure to check for necessary power cords that might not be included in your order.
  • When measuring for dimensions, keep in mind additional space necessary for tubes, vents and power cords.


Maytag Maxima XL – Report and Analysis


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Maytag Maxima XL Stackable Washer and Dryer Unit

Adults might remember fondly the old Maytag repairman commercials. That certainly was a successful ad campaign, spanning generations, so our staff was glad to see the Maytag brand make an appearance on our list.

From the extensive research we’ve done into customer feedback, it seems like the reliability that has come to be attached to the Maytag name is appropriate, as we’ve seen virtually no complaints of any type of mechanical and electrical issue.

The large capacity makes this choice a good one for a moderately sized family with frequent large loads. While its purely an electric dryer, it can be powered via 120V or 240V, which is helpful for homes without the 220V outlets.


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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Like most all separate stackable units, you will need to purchase a stacking kit. The specific stacking kit for this model is Part # W10298318RP
  • Be sure to check for necessary power cords that might not be included in your order.
  • When measuring for dimensions, keep in mind additional space necessary for tubes, vents and power cords.


LG WM4270 and DLEX4270 – Report and Analysis


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LG WM4270 and DLEX4270 Stackable Washer and Clothes Dryer

Another item in our list from LG, and it’s deserved. This relative newcomer to the consumer appliance space hasn’t wasted any time putting out some quality products and competing well against the big standards of GE and Maytag. The 4270 series model is a bit different our best buy of this year, the 8000 series we review above.

The biggest difference from the 8000 series is in the capacity. That being said, a 4.5 cubic foot washer capacity combined with 7.4 cubic foot dryer is still bigger than most of our final list.

With near flawless reviews from customers across the board, the only reason these units aren’t higher on the list is that they have a sister series that out pegs them on a few features and functions. That being said, the price is very competitive for this, so check out both before decided on which to go for.


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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Like most all separate stackable units, you will need to purchase a stacking kit. The specific stacking kit for this model is Item No. KSTK1.
  • Be sure to check for necessary power cords that might not be included in your order.
  • When measuring for dimensions, keep in mind additional space necessary for tubes, vents and power cords.


Frigidaire FFFW and FFQE Series – Report and Analysis



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Our first entry from Frigidaire, these electric washer/dryers are a good choice for a small to medium sized family, as the capacity is on a the lower side of our final list.

The reviews are generally very good. There have been some reported issues with defective motherboards, but after being replaced, the units proceed to work well. I would double check your warranty depending on where you make your final purchase to insure that this issue is covered.


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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Like most all separate stackable units, you will need to purchase a stacking kit. The specific stacking kit for this model is Item No. STACKIT4X
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  • Be sure to check for necessary power cords that might not be included in your order.
  • When measuring for dimensions, keep in mind additional space necessary for tubes, vents and power cords.


Frigidaire FFLE4033 Stacked Unit – Report and Analysis


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Frigidaire FFLE4033 Stacked Unit

Our second entry from Frigidaire is also our first fully stacked unit on our list. This stacked units are handy because no stacking kit is required, however they usually sacrifice a few things, namely capacity.

Due to its smaller geometry, this is the smallest dryer unit on our list at 5.5 cubic feet. However, this is a perfect size for a couple of a single parent household who does loads once or twice a week. Many people prefer a smaller load capacity in exchange for the ease and convenience of a single stacked unit. It’s also got a competitive price point which can make up for some of the shortcomings when it comes to features.


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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • This single stacked unit does not require a stacking kit.
  • Be sure to check for necessary power cords that might not be included in your order.
  • When measuring for dimensions, keep in mind additional space necessary for tubes, vents and power cords.


Speed Queen ATEE9AGP – Report and Analysis



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Speed Queen ATEE9AGP - Stacked Washer Dryer Unit

Our final pick this year comes from a brand that has a stellar reputation for reliability, i.e. Speed Queen. Known for its entries into the commercial/laundromat market, this item is a residential stacked unit that will make a good fit in the right household.

While its washer capacity is the lowest in our group, dryer capacity if far larger than our other stacked unit. It also got sent down a few pegs on our list do to the higher price point. While it may not be the best choice for the frugal household, the Speed Queen name and reputation might help you rest easier, knowing that future repairs and issues might be less of a concern.


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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • This single stacked unit does not require a stacking kit.
  • Be sure to check for necessary power cords that might not be included in your order.
  • When measuring for dimensions, keep in mind additional space necessary for tubes, vents and power cords.

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1 Comment

  1. Just curious about something… Would you say there is a great deal of difference between your top 2 picks (LG WM8000 and the Electrolux ELFS617), I’m scoping out the prices and when I find a good one I will pick it up, but wanted your opinion before making a final decision. Thanks!

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