What Are the Dimensions of Stackable Washers and Dryers? (15 Examples)

A smart way to maximize your laundry room’s limited floor space is to replace your side-by-side units with a stackable washer and dryer.

But, how much space will you save?

What are the dimensions of stackable washers and dryers once they’re stacked vertically?

Although the exact dimensions vary by brand and model, most stackable washers and dryers are 77 to 80 inches tall (stacked), 27 inches wide, and 30 to 34 inches deep.  

Stackable washer and dryer dimensions
Stackable washer and dryer dimensions

A stacked laundry center, which is a single-unit appliance with the dryer on top connected to a washer on the bottom, is another excellent space-saving option.

The dimensions of stacked laundry centers are similar to stackable washers and dryers. In general, stacked laundry centers are 74 to 79 inches tall, 23 to 28 inches wide, and 26 to 35 inches deep.

Stacked laundry center dimensions
Stacked laundry center dimensions

If you’re working with minimal space, a washer dryer combo is an even more compact option. A washer dryer combo is an all-in-one appliance that cleans and dries your clothes within a single drum.

Most washer dryer combos are 33 to 39 inches tall, 23 to 27 inches wide, and 22 to 30 inches deep.  

Washer dryer combo dimensions
Washer dryer combo dimensions

Now that you have a general idea of the size of stackable washer and dryer, a stacked laundry center, and a washer dryer combo, let’s get into some real examples.

In this article, I provide the dimensions for 15 of the most popular stackable washers and dryers, stacked laundry centers, and washer dryer combos.

Plus, I break down the pros and cons of each appliance type, so you can decide which one is best for your home.

Let’s get started!

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Height, Width, and Depth of Stackable Washers and Dryers (5 Examples)

Stackable washers and dryers, as the name suggests, are designed so that you can safely stack the two units vertically and maximize floor space. They are front-loaded and configured so that the dryer sits on top of the washer.

To stack the washer and dryer, you’ll need a stacking kit that may be sold separately. For safety and to comply with most warranties, I highly recommend only using stacking kits approved by the manufacturer.

Stackable washers and dryers are ideal for smaller homes, apartments, and condos where there may not be enough space for a dedicated laundry area. People often install them out of sight in a closet, which is nearly impossible to do with standard units.

In most cases, they can be unstacked and used as side-by-side freestanding units. But, the entire purpose of buying this type of washer and dryer is to save space. So, if you plan to install them next to each other, I’d recommend purchasing standard units (you’ll save money, and top-loading washers are much easier on your back).

Now that you know more about stackable washers and dryers, let’s get into some real examples, so you have a better idea of the actual dimensions.

Below are the heights, widths, and depths of five popular stackable washers and dryers.

Note: Keep in mind that these are some of the top brands and models on the market. It’s possible to find smaller or larger units. This list is meant to give you an idea of the most common dimensions.

LG TWINWash 4.5-cu ft Stackable Washer and LG TurboSteam 7.4-cu ft Stackable Dryer

Dimensions of Washer:

Dimensions of Dryer:

Dimensions of Stacked Washer and Dryer:

  • Height: 77.69 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 30.25 inches

Samsung 4.5-cu ft Stackable Washer and Samsung 7.5-cu ft Stackable Dryer

Dimensions of Washer:

Dimensions of Dryer:

Dimensions of Stacked Washer and Dryer:

  • Height: 77.5 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 31.5 inches

Maytag 4.5-cu ft Stackable Washer and Maytag 7.3-cu ft Stackable Dryer

Dimensions of Washer:

  • Height: (adjustable) 38.625 – 39 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 31.56 inches
  • View on Lowes.com

Dimensions of Dryer:

  • Height: (adjustable) 38.75 – 39 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 30.75 inches
  • View on Lowes.com

Dimensions of Stacked Washer and Dryer:

  • Height: (adjustable) 77.375 – 78 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 31.56 inches

Whirlpool Load & Go 4.5-cu ft Stackable Washer and Whirlpool 74-cu ft Stackable Dryer

Dimensions of Washer:

  • Height: (adjustable) 38.625 – 39 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 31.56 inches
  • View on Lowes.com

Dimensions of Dryer:

  • Height: (adjustable) 38.75 – 39 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 31 inches
  • View on Lowes.com

Dimensions of Stacked Washer and Dryer:

  • Height: (adjustable) 77.375 – 78 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 31.56 inches

GE 4.5-cu ft Stackable Washer and GE 7.5-cu ft Stackable Dryer

Dimensions of Washer:

Dimensions of Dryer:

Dimensions of Stacked Washer and Dryer:

  • Height: 79.125 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 33.5 inches

Height, Width, and Depth of Stacked Laundry Centers (5 Examples)

A stacked laundry center, which is sometimes referred to as a unitized laundry center, is a combined washer and dryer unit that functions as one appliance. In almost all cases, the washer is on the bottom, and the dryer is on the top.

Below are the dimensions of five popular stacked laundry centers:

Note: I don’t provide the dimensions of the washer and dryer separately, as I did in the last section because stacked laundry centers are a single unit. In other words, the washer and dryer are connected.

GE Electric Stacked Laundry Center with 3.8-cu ft Washer and 5.9-cu ft Dryer

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Whirlpool Electric Stacked Laundry Center with 1.6-cu ft Washer and 34.-cu ft Dryer

Dimensions:

Frigidaire Stacked Laundry Center with 3.9-cu ft Washer and 5.5-cu ft Dryer

Dimensions:

GE Electric Stacked Laundry Center with 2.3-cu ft Washer and 4.4-cu ft Dryer

Dimensions:

Whirlpool Gas Stacked Laundry Center with 3.5-cu ft Washer and 5.9-cu ft Dryer

Dimensions:

Height, Width, and Depth of Washer Dryer Combos (5 Examples)

Washer dryer combos are an all-in-one, front-loading appliances that combine the functionality of a washer and dryer in one machine.

These space-saving units were first introduced in 1953, and, although they’re not as common in the U.S., they’re prevalent in Europe and Asia.

As you’ll see in the examples below, washer dryer combos are, by far, the most compact laundry solution. You don’t need as much vertical space as you do with stackable washer and dryers or stacked laundry centers.

Washer dryer combos are about the size of standard washers; however, since both washer and dryer components are built into one unit, they weigh significantly more.

To give you an idea of the actual size of washer dryer combos, below are the dimensions of five top-selling options:

LG 4.3-cu ft White Ventless Combination Washer and Dryer

Dimensions:

Whirlpool 2.8-cu ft Ventless Combination Washer and Dryer

Dimensions:

LG 23.-cu ft Ventless Combination Washer and Dryer

Dimensions:

Haier 2-cu ft Silver Ventless Combination Washer and Dryer

Dimensions:

LG 2.8-cu ft Ventless Combination Washer and Dryer with Steam Cycle

Dimensions:

How Much Additional Space Is Required?

Now that you know the dimensions of stackable washers and dryers, stacked laundry centers, and washer dryer combos, the next question is:

Beyond the dimensions, how much space do these units require?

In general, you’ll need to have enough space to open the appliance’s doors without obstruction. You’ll also need enough space in the back for vent hoses, plugs, and drains. Plus, you’ll need clearance around the appliances for drip pans and easy access for home maintenance pros.

The space for stackable washer and dryers and laundry centers needs to be at least 40 inches deep. Since many models run around 30 or more inches in depth, having an extra five to 10 inches of space behind the units should be more than enough to accommodate any hoses or plugs.

You’ll need at least one inch of space on the sides and six inches of clearance at the top so that the units fit properly with stacking hardware in place.

The ceiling height in most homes is at least eight feet (96 inches), and the average height of a stackable washer and dryer is around six and a half feet (78 inches). So, unless you’re trying to install your units in a room with an unusually low ceiling, you should have plenty of vertical space.  

If you plan to place your stackable washer and dryer or stacked laundry center in a closet, be sure to leave enough room so that the closet doors can open and close without hitting the units.

If you have a closet door that folds inward, measure the space between the back wall to the fold to determine the clearance of the closet depth.

A front-loading washer dryer combo takes up less space vertically than stackable laundry solutions. Many washer dryer combos run around 33 inches high but can exceed 40 inches depending on the brand and model. Be sure to leave at least 6 inches of space above the unit, an inch on the sides, and five to 10 inches in the rear of the appliance.

Finally, make sure you have at least four feet of space in front of your laundry units so that you’ll have room to load and unload your laundry comfortably.

Stackable Washer and Dryers vs. Laundry Centers vs. Washer Dryer Combos

Now that you know how much space you need for each type of appliance, let’s talk about which one is right for you.

In this section, I dive into the pros and cons of stackable washers and dryers, stacked laundry centers, and washer dryer combos.

Stackable washer and dryer and stacked laundry center

Pros and Cons of Stackable Washer and Dryers

If you have the vertical clearance, a stackable washer and dryer may be a great fit.

If not, many of these units can also function side by side or as standalone units in different areas of your laundry room.

Pros

  • Saves floor space and can be hidden in closets or enclosed areas
  • Available in gas or electric
  • If freestanding, can be used unstacked or side by side
  • Flexibility of replacement if one machine stops working
  • Can handle small to large capacity loads
  • Ventless (condenser dryer) models don’t require additional hoses to vent to outside
  • Energy and water-saving features often available
  • Some models have Wi-Fi capability to receive remote laundry commands
  • Variety of styles and options

Cons

  • Front-loading only, which may be difficult for those with back issues
  • Must buy additional stacking hardware
  • Requires additional stacking installation and heavy lifting (a two-person job at a minimum)
  • Generally, more expensive than standalone top load washers and electric dryers
  • Once the washing machine starts filling, you can’t easily open the door to add more clothes

Pros and Cons Stacked Laundry Centers

Stacked Laundry Centers are one of the best laundry solutions for tiny living spaces. 

The main drawbacks—limited capacity, functions, and options.

So, if you go with a stacked laundry center, be ready to do smaller, more frequent loads. And, you might have to haul bulky items like blankets and comforters to your local laundromat.

Pros

  • Saves floor space and can be hidden in closets or enclosed areas
  • Available in gas or electric
  • Requires lower voltage
  • Generally, less expensive than stackable washers and dryers
  • Top loading washer may be easier on your back (less bending)

Cons

  • Limited styles and options
  • Unable to wash large loads or bulky items like comforters or pillows due to insufficient capacity
  • Less advanced cleaning or tech-savvy features than stacked or washer dryer combos
  • One part (washer or dryer) may stop working
  • Requires outside venting

Pros and Cons Washer Dryer Combos

Washer dryer combos, the most compact option, are ideal for homes with no laundry room and limited closet space.

Since they’re about the size of just a washer, you can install them in tight areas and use the space you save vertically for shelves, hooks, or anything else you need.

Washer dryer combos are gaining popularity in the U.S., but they still have significant limitations.

For example, you have to wait for the entire washing and drying cycle to complete to start a new load.

Also, going from washing to drying isn’t seamless, as you’ll often have to remove some clothes first to kick off the drying cycle.

Pros:

  • Saves vertical and floor space and can be hidden in closets or enclosed areas
  • One machine to perform washing and drying
  • Can handle small to large capacity loads
  • Ventless models don’t require additional hoses to vent to outside
  • Energy and water-saving features often available
  • Some models have Wi-Fi capability to receive remote laundry commands

Cons

  • Only available in electric
  • Increased laundry time may result in higher energy usage
  • Washing or drying function could stop working
  • Can be more expensive than stackable units or laundry centers
  • Limited styles

Depending on your space requirements and laundry demands, one option may win over another, but all of these laundry solutions are designed to be compact and free up your space.

If you frequently wash large loads, a stackable laundry center won’t be your best bet. You can see below how small the drums are, especially the washer drum.

Laundry center limited capacity
Laundry center limited capacity

If you want to wash loads quickly, then pass on the washer dryer combo, as you’ll have to fully complete each wash and dry cycle before you can start another load.

If you want the option of being able to replace a broken machine, then stick with a stackable washer and dryer. Otherwise, your hands will be tied if half of a stacked laundry center or washer dryer combo stops working.

These solutions can be more expensive than basic top load washers and vented electric or gas dryers, but they each save space and offer benefits that make laundry day a bit easier.

Final Thoughts

Whether you choose a stackable washer and dryer, a stacked laundry center, or a washer dryer combo, the first step is ensuring you have adequate space at home.

Measure the height, width, and depth of the intended installation space before you research your ideal laundry solution.

Leave enough room to open your washer and dryer doors without any obstructions. It’s also important to have at least four feet of space in front of your appliances for loading and unloading clothes comfortably.

Once you understand how much space you have to work with, keep an eye on the dimensions as you search for the right model.

The best way to find the exact dimensions of a stackable washer and dryer, stacked laundry center, or washer dryer combo, is to go to the manufacturer or retailer’s website and check the specifications section for the model you’re considering. And, if it’s not clearly stated, give them a call. The last thing you want is to find out during the installation that your appliances don’t fit.

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