Maytag® top load laundry pair

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.

SETUP

HEIGHT

WIDTH

DEPTH

Side-by-side washer & dryer dimensions HEIGHT 38 ⅝"
WIDTH 54"
DEPTH 32 15/16"
Side-by-side washer & dryer w/pedestal dimensions HEIGHT 54 ¼"
WIDTH 54"
DEPTH 32 15/16"
Stacked washer and dryer dimensions HEIGHT 77 ⅜"
WIDTH 27"
DEPTH 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.

Sample measurements for a front load laundry pair Sample measurements for a front load laundry pair

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.

Laundry pair setup options Laundry pair setup options

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.

Sample measurements for laundry setups Sample measurements for laundry setups

Step 3: Consider OTHER WASHER AND DRYER SPACE REQUIREMENTS

LOCATION

EXTRA SPACE NEEDED

In front of the pair EXTRA SPACE NEEDED Roughly 4 feet for loading and unloading
Behind the pair EXTRA SPACE NEEDED About 6" for hoses and ventilation
On each side EXTRA SPACE NEEDED 1" between the appliances and on each side to minimize noise
Above the washer EXTRA SPACE NEEDED 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.

House diagram House diagram

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. 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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