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Washer Dryer Buying Guide

Picking the right washer and dryer

Whether you're doing laundry for one, two or many, we have washers and dryers designed for every size load. Let our buying guide help you make the right selection.

Choosing the right size

  • COMPACT TO MEDIUM 3-4 cu. ft.
    Best for 1-3 people
    Fits about 7 jeans

  • LARGE 4-5 cu. ft.
    Best for 4-6 people
    Fits about 13 jeans

  • EXTRA LARGE 5+ cu. ft.
    Best for 6+ people
    Fits about 7 jeans

Measuring your space

If you’ve already found the washer and dryer that you want but are wondering if it will fit into your home, follow these tips to make sure you have enough room:

When looking at washer and dryer specs,
you’ll see the Width X Height X Depth dimensions. Here’s how to measure for those specs so you can make sure that the set that you’re shopping for will fit in your space.

Where do you put your washer and dryer?
Look for the dryer vent outlet and the water supply line to find the space in your home designed to store your washer and dryer.

Make sure you leave some free space
Leave 1”-3” on the sides, at least 4”-6” at the back and, for top load washers, at least 20” for door clearance.

Getting the washer and dryer inside
Remember to check out how you’ll be bringing the washer and dryer in. Look for sharp corners, narrow doorways, and anything else that might get in the way on delivery day.

Picking the right washer

The type of washer you choose is often based on space and personal preference. Looking to use less water and energy? Check out our high efficiency washers. Need more room? Try a front load washer. At Aaron's, we make sure we have options so you can find the one that’s right for you.

Top Load

With faster wash and rinse cycles, you can spend more time enjoying the things that matter most. Top loaders are usually your least expensive washing machine option.

    PROS
  • Shorter wash cycles
  • Ability to add items mid-cycle
  • Often most cost-efficient option
  • Tons of freezer storage
    CONS
  • Unable to stack
  • Potentially more expensive utilities
  • Typically has less features and settings
Shop Top Load

Front Load

If you’ve got a big family, you’ll love the large capacity of front load washing machines. Plus, their superior washing performance means that they can be gentler on clothes and cost less per load.

    PROS
  • Typically uses less water per cycle
  • Higher capacity
  • Reversible doors
  • Option for pedestal to raise the washer and offer
  • convenient storage
    CONS
  • Requires bending to load and unload
  • Tends to vibrate more
Shop Front Load

High Efficiency

Whether you're looking for a top loader or front loader, you might also want to consider high efficiency. They use less water & energy, and the faster spin reduces drying time.

    PROS
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Can result in long term utility savings
  • Most have water & ice dispensers
    CONS
  • May require special detergent
  • Longer wash cycles
  • Potential for tangled clothes
Shop High Efficiency

Electric and gas dryers

Make sure you pick a dryer that's compatible with your home! Here's a tip: if you have a larger gray or black outlet, you have an electric dryer connection, and if you see a standard outlet, you have gas dryer connection. Be sure to make a note of where your gas supply line is, usually near the floor.

Electric Dryer

If you have a 3-prong or 4-prong plug, you've got an electric outlet! With lower initial costs, electric dryers are usually cheaper than gas models.

Shop Electric Dryers

Gas Dryer

If you have a regular 3-prong plug, you've got yourself a gas dryer. Since natural gas is cheaper than electricity in gas dryers take about half the time an electric dryer would to dry clothes.

Shop Gas Dryers

Benefits of shopping with Aaron's

Reasons to shop

No credit needed*

Leasing to own with Aaron's makes it easy to own the products you want without needing credit.

Service and repair included

Don’t worry about having to fix a product that isn’t working the way it should – defective merchandise is covered while you’re leasing from us!

Free delivery and
set up**

Pick a time that works best for you, and we’ll deliver your products right to your door and set them up for free! (We just won’t connect gas or water or install ACs.)

No hidden fees

We provide flexible lease ownership plans designed to fit your budget – with absolutely no hidden fees.

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