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Most Reliable Stackable Washers And Dryers (Reviews / Ratings)

September 29th, 2020 | 6 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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Most Reliable Stackable Washers And Dryers

In the past month, we wrote an article called How to Buy Stackable Laundry.

It's important because stacked laundry has a high amount of returns. 

We publish reliability for washers, but not for stackable washers and dryers alone.

With appliance service being so bad nationally, you're rolling the dice twice with two appliances.

You will also need two technicians to remove the dryer or fix either machine.

Reliability is especially important for stackable washers and dryers.

In this article, you will learn about the best manufacturers for reliability based on real service calls. We performed over 35,000 just last year.

First, you will see the best stackable full-size units for washers and dryers. Then, we'll cover the best stackable compact 24-inch units.

Many of these machines and brands are new, so it was interesting to see how reliable they were in actual home use.

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How We Measure The Most Reliable Stackable Washer And Dryers

best-front-load-washers-in-hanoverBest-Selling Full-Size Front Load Washers and Dryers at Yale Appliance in Hanover


You will be looking at sales volume and service calls for January 2020 to August 2020.

We divide sales into service calls for a service percentage.

All this information is sent directly from our computer into a spreadsheet.

The calls are not "washed" or deleted even if they are minor. It's consistent and fair to every brand.

Most Reliable Full-Size Stackable Washers And Dryers

Front Load Washer Reliability For January 2020 to August 2020

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Whirlpool 13 277 4.69 %
GE Appliances 46 922 4.99 %
Samsung 27 502 5.38 %
LG Electronics 102 1117 9.13 %
Maytag 102 226 45.13 %
Speed Queen 4 7 57.14 %
Electrolux 2 1 200.00 %
Total 296 3052 9.70 %

Electric Dryer Reliability For January 2020 to August 2020

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
GE Appliances 13 585 2.22 %
Whirlpool 11 231 4.76 %
LG Electronics 50 826 6.05 %
Samsung 23 369 6.23 %
Amana 5 52 9.62 %
Maytag 38 304 12.50 %
Speed Queen 17 57 29.82 %
Total 157 2424 6.48 %

Gas Dryer Reliability For January 2020 to August 2020

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
GE Appliances 5 173 2.89 %
Samsung 7 113 6.19 %
LG Electronics 15 237 6.33 %
Speed Queen 3 37 8.11 %
Whirlpool 9 71 12.68 %
Maytag 17 124 13.71 %
Total 56 755 7.42 %


1. GE Appliances Overall Stackable Laundry Reliability - 3.8% 

1680 Sold | 64 Units Serviced

Best GE Washers To Consider: GFW650SSNWW and GFW850SSNWW

Best GE Dryers To Consider: Electric GFD65ESSNWW, Electric GFD85ESSNWW, Gas GFD65GSSNWW, and Gas GFD85GSSNWW

GE is new, so its stackable machines incorporate all the best features of the other brands like steam, speed cycles, Wi-Fi, and an auto dispenser.

Then they added anti-mold Microban coatings to their gasket  and a fan to dry residual water. GE has the largest capacity on this list at 4.8 and 5 cubic feet. However, it has the largest depth as well. It can be an issue in smaller closets.

Read More: Should You Buy GE Smart Front Load Laundry?

2. Whirlpool Overall Laundry Reliability - 5.6% 

579 Sold | 33 Units Serviced


Best Whirlpool Washer To Consider: WFW8620HW

It's to know what machine to recommend. Whirlpool has had problems shipping laundry during COVID-19. 

Best Whirlpool Dryers To Consider: Electric Dryer WED8620HW and Gas Dryer WGD8620HC

Best automatic dispenser. Auto dispensers are not gimmicks. They release the right amount of detergent at the right time.

Most people overload the dispenser. That foam will settle inside the machine and corrode the bearings for an expensive repair.

Read More: Best Full-Size Front Load Washers


3. Samsung Overall Stackable Laundry Reliability - 5.7%

984 Sold | 57 Units Serviced

Best Samsung Washer To Consider:

Best Samsung Dryers To Consider: DLE45T6200 Electric Dryer and DLG45T6200 Gas Dryer

Samsung has good basic cycles like steam and speed. They lack the auto dispenser and Wi-Fi of the Whirlpool and GE.

Samsung is the most promotional, so this model will likely be the least expensive on this list.

Invariable, whenever I mention Samsung for reliability, there will be a legion of people despising the brand.

They are not entirely wrong. Samsung is the single most popular brand, but its logistics have not caught up with the popularity.

You have to inquire about the service before you buy it. Samsung and LG, especially, but many other brands are not that good either.

4. LG Overall Stackable Laundry Reliability - 7.6%

2180 Sold | 67 Serviced

Best LG Washers To Consider: WM3900HWA and WM3500CW

Best LG Washer To Consider: Electric DLEX3900W and Gas DLGX3901W

LG has been one of the most reliable machines since we started these reliability reports years ago. This unit has all the features except the auto dispenser.

Their Turbo wash reduces the wash time in any cycle with six pressurized wash jets. LG is also the shallowest of the major brands. For stacking shallow is an advantage in closets and other tight spaces.

Read More: How To Buy A Stackable Washer And Dryer

Compact Stackable Washer And Dryers

Compact-Laundry-Display-2018Best-Selling Compact Washers And Dryers at Yale Appliance in Boston


Compacts fit anywhere due to their size at 24 inches wide and deep. They can fit small closets and in standard kitchen cabinets.

Most compact dryers are purchased as ventless versus vented in full-size. So you can place a compact anywhere with water and electricity.

Compact dryers are only available in electric. You can buy one piece of stacks in gas if necessary.

Most Reliable Compact Stackable Washers And Dryers

Compact Washer Reliability For January 2020 to August 2020

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Fisher & Paykel 0 3 0.00 %
LG Electronics 1 50 2.00 %
Bosch Appliances 19 523 3.63 %
Beko Appliance 8 178 4.49 %
Samsung 35 366 9.56 %
Miele 49 504 9.72 %
Asko 5 46 10.87 %
Blomberg 3 7 42.86 %
Whirlpool 21 14 150.00 %
Total 141 1691 8.34 %

Compact Dryer Reliability For January 2020 to August 2020

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Fisher & Paykel 0 3 0.00 %
Whirlpool 6 157 3.82 %
Asko 2 45 4.44 %
Bosch Appliances 21 449 4.68 %
Beko Appliance 13 165 7.88 %
Samsung 29 353 8.22 %
Miele 47 459 10.24 %
Blomberg 6 6 100.00 %
Total 124 1637 7.57 %


1. Bosch Overall Stackable Compact Laundry Reliability - 4.1%

972 Sold | 40 Serviced


Best Bosch Compact Washer To Consider: WAW285H2UC

Best Bosch Compact Dryer To Consider: WTG865H2UC

Although this number may be a bit inflated due to builder sales, Bosch has historically been dependable. It's ventless with decent cycles.

Their top of the line set allows you to wash by stain as well as fabric type.

2. Beko Overall Stackable Compact Laundry Reliability - 6.1%

343 Sold | 21 Serviced

Best Beko Compact Washers To Consider: BWM7200X and WMY10148C2

Best Beko Compact Dryers To Consider: Vented BDV7200X and Heat Pump HPD24412W

Description: Your best-vented option right now is Beko. It's also the easiest to install. If you like heat pump drying, Beko is the least expensive.

3. Samsung Overall Stackable Compact Laundry Reliability - 8.9%

719 Sold | 64 Serviced

Samsung has well-vented drying and features steam. It's larger than Beko for better capacity but is deeper. So it may not fit certain applications.

Like Whirlpool and many others, finding a Samsung compact washer or dryer is impossible.

  • Best Samsung Compact Washer To Consider: WW22K6800AW
  • Best Samsung Compact Dryer To Consider: DV22K6800EW

4. Miele Overall Stackable Compact Laundry Reliability - 9.9%

963 Sold | 96 Serviced

Miele is the best product on this list for features with an auto dispenser, steam, pod dispensing, and just about every other conceivable feature. The dryer is an efficient 110 Volt heat pump, so it can truly be installed anywhere.

Reliability will improve as more installers become familiar with their connection.

Miele Compact Laundry Review

How Does Washer And Dryer Reliability Compare To Other Appliances?

The average for appliances is about 13.4% for one appliance. In most cases, the stackable washers and dryers are less for 2.

However, front load washers are difficult to repair, so inquiring about service first is always a good idea.

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What Are The Major Washer And Dryer Problems?

ge-smart-front-load-washer-850-seriesGE Smart Front Load Washer at Yale Appliance in Hanover


I asked our service manager the biggest problems with washers.

His answer: Too much detergent.

I said it once already, and it bears repeating. You only need a capful. Any more will slowly corrode the inside of your washer.

How To Buy A Stackable Washer and Dryer


It's about measuring first, checking your fuel type, and your venting requirements. We have a post dedicated to answering this question.

Read More: How To Buy A Stackable Washer And Dryer

Which Stackable Washer And Dryer Set Should You Buy?

I have good news for you.

The top 4 of each type is more reliable than appliances in general.

As you start your frustrating search trying to find a stackable washer and dryer, you will be happy with any of these brands.

Compact laundry is a bit different because of its venting requirements.

However, consider the features you need, then buy any of the brands mentioned. Being loyal to a brand will set you up to fail with the shortages currently throughout the country.

Buying features allows you more options for faster delivery.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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