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Stackable Washer and Dryer Dimensions

Stackable washer and dryer pairs are great for optimizing space in your home. When shopping, you’ll want to measure width to ensure proper fit in your space and height to ensure that you can reach the top controls comfortably and still have adequate ceiling clearance. You will also want to measure the depth of the units to make sure that you have room to load and unload in the space and that the appliance doors can fully open. 

Maytag brand offers a variety of dependable washer and dryer sets that can be easily stacked to fit your space and layout.

Full Size Stacked Washer and Dryer Dimensions

Full size stacked washers and dryers are typically 77 to 80 inches tall, 27 inches wide, and 32-34 inches deep. When measuring, you will want to ensure the doors can fully open, you have about 1 to 5 inches of space behind the machines for hoses and ventilation and that you can comfortably reach the top controls. 

Choosing a full size stacked washer and dryer pair allows you to have the washing and drying power and capabilities you are used to without taking up as much living space.

Compact Stackable Washer Dryer Dimensions

Standard compact washers and dryers range from 24 inches wide, 66 to 72 inches tall when stacked and 24 to 26 inches deep. When measuring for compact stackable washer and dryer pairs, be sure to allow for 1 to 5 inches of space behind the machines for hoses and ventilation and enough clearance in the front to load, unload and fully open the doors. 

Compact stackable washer and dryer pairs are great for setting up a dedicated laundry space in an apartment or using a closet as a laundry room.

Can a Stackable Washer and Dryer be Unstacked?

Although there are some washer and dryer units that are connected permanently, most stackable sets are a separate front load washer and dryer, and they can be used stacked or unstacked. Stackable washer and dryer sets are secured safely with a stacking kit. Maytag brand offers a Laundry Appliance Stacking Kit that is a Factory Certified Accessory, meaning it is designed specifically for your appliance with durability in mind.

Do Stackable Dryers Need to be Vented?

Stackable dryers need to be vented unless they are specially designed ventless models. You can connect a vented dryer to an existing vent on your own. You should allow for approximately 1 to 5 inches of space behind your stacked pair for hoses and ventilation. If your laundry area does not already have a vent and will need all new ductwork, contact a professional for guidance.

If you have a ventless dryer, it uses a condenser to eliminate moisture and doesn’t require a vent or connection hose.

How Much Space is Needed for a Stackable Washer and Dryer?

Your stackable washer and dryer will need to fit in your space with 1 to 5 inches in the back for ventilation and hoses, 1 to 5 inches on either side to allow for slight movement and vibration, and enough space in the front to open and close the appliance doors and comfortably load and unload.

Will a Stackable Washer and Dryer Fit in a Closet?

A stackable washer and dryer set can fit in a closet. Keep in mind that there must be sufficient space on each side and behind for hose connections and ventilation.

It is also important to remember that the appliance doors must be able to open and close and there should be about an inch of space between the closet door and the floor to provide circulation. If a closet door or louvered door is installed, top and bottom air openings in the door are also required.

Does a Stackable Washer and Dryer Have One Plug?

Stackable machines are two separate units, so they each have their own plug. Front load washer and dryer pairs from Maytag brand can be stacked using a stacking kit. Some stacked washers and dryers are a single unit, often known as a laundry center, and in those instances, they will have only one plug.

Washer and dryer plugs can vary based on voltage and age of the appliance. Be sure to always consult your owner’s manual and contact a licensed professional if you need assistance with your washer or dryer’s plug.

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