Measuring 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.
Measuring for Top Load, Front Load, and Stackable Washer and Dryer Dimensions
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Measuring tape
- This guide
Washing Machine and Dryer Pair Size Chart
Use the measurements below as a guide when configuring your space. Keep in mind that they are just an example based on Maytag® front load washer and dryer models MHW8630H & MED8630H.
|Side-by-side washer & dryer dimensions
||38 ⅝"||54"||32 15/16"|
|Side-by-side washer & dryer w/pedestal dimensions
||54 ¼"||54"||32 15/16"|
|Stacked washer and dryer dimensions
||77 ⅜"||27"||32 15/16"|
4 Steps to Measure Space Needed for YOUR Washer and Dryer
Finding the optimal fit is fairly simple: just take the measurements of your desired washer and dryer and add appropriate space for things like hoses, clearance and loading. If you don’t have units picked out, you can use the measurements shown below, which are examples based on Maytag® front load washer and dryer models MHW8630H & MED8630H.
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 the next step, 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 OTHER WASHER AND DRYER SPACE REQUIREMENTS
|LOCATION||EXTRA SPACE NEEDED|
|In front of the pair
||Roughly 4 feet for loading and unloading
|Behind the pair
||About 6" for hoses and ventilation|
|On each side
||1" between the appliances and on each side to minimize noise|
|Above the washer
||At least 2 feet for opening and closing (top load)|
Step 4: Map Out a Path BASED ON WASHER AND DRYER WIDTH
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, or to see if a particular washer and dryer set is stackable, look up the model number online to review specs or ask your local sales representative for assistance. Alternatively, explore the dimensions of stackable washers and dryers. The washer and dryer size guide above represents a Maytag® front load laundry pair. Now that you’ve measured for your new appliance, learn how to install a washer in your home.
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