Oct 16, 2017 - 01:40 PM
I'm fairly tall so my biggest complaint with a lot of appliances is I have to bend over so much. This is with side-by-side washers and dryers, dishwashers and freezers below the fridge. I don't like it.
It seems to me, design-wise, that for stackables, having the washer on top of the dryer would make things so much easier because gravity could do a bunch of the work moving clothing from washer to dryer.
But, of course, there's just two problems with having the washing machine on top:
- Weight: The washing machine is heavy, especially when loaded with water and wet clothing.
- Spin Cycle: When in spin cycle, the washing machine vibrates and who knows what could happen if elevated on top of the dryer.
That said, surely we've advanced sufficiently in appliance design to accommodate for those two reasons that washing machines are on the bottom. I'd gladly pay more for a design where the washing machine can safely be placed on top of the dryer.
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