How to Measure Washer and Dryer Dimensions
Measuring for Top Load, Front Load, and Stackable Washer and Dryer Dimensions
When measuring a space for the right width, depth or height of washer and dryer, make sure to consider utility requirements, clearance space and even accessibility for loading and unloading.
From standard washer and dryer sizes to stackable washer and dryer dimensions, this guide will help you find the best fit for your space. If you already have a laundry pair picked out, you can locate the exact dimensions online or ask your local sales representative for assistance.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Measuring tape
- This guide
4 Steps to Measure Space Needed for YOUR Washer and Dryer
Measurements shown below are examples based on Maytag® front load washer and dryer models MHW8630H & MED8630H. If you’re ready, shop our collection of matching front load dryers to your favorite Maytag washer.
Step 1: Settle on a Setup
Decide which washer and dryer setup will work best for your space. Front load laundry pairs can be placed side-by-side, with or without pedestals, or stacked on top of each other. Top load laundry pairs need to be placed side-by-side.
Step 2: Measure Height, Width and Depth of your washer and dryer
Using your washer and dryer dimensions and the additional space considerations as detailed in Step 3, determine the total amount of space you’ll need. Measurements shown below are examples based on Maytag® front load washer and dryer models MHW8630H & MED8630H.
Step 3: Consider Additional Space Needed
IN FRONT OF THE PAIR
Add roughly 4' for easy loading/unloading. In a closet, ensure the unit doors clear the closet doorway.
BEHIND THE PAIR
Add approximately 6" for hoses and venting space.
TO MINIMIZE NOISE
Add 1" of space on each side of the units: top, sides and between the pair.
ABOVE THE WASHER
Add extra space for easy opening/closing (for top load only).
Step 4: Map Out a Path
Figure out the best path of entry: from your home entrance, through each hall and any doorway. Then measure the width of those spaces to ensure the unit will make it through.
Finding Your Washer and Dryer Sizes
To determine the exact dimensions of the washer and dryer models you’re interested in, look up the model number online to review specs or ask your local sales representative for assistance. The washer and dryer size guide above represents a Maytag® front load laundry pair.
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