So the time has come to buy a new washer, but there are so many out there, how are you supposed know which one to purchase? The first thing you’re going to want to do is make some decisions on what your needs are in your washing machine.
Decision #1: Do you want a front loading washing machine or a top loading washing machine?
There are two types of top loading washing machines; agitator/high efficiency and non-agitator/non-high efficiency washing machines. Both tend to be less expensive than front loading washing machines although the agitator/high efficiency models tend to be more gentle on clothes, use less water and spin faster than non-agitator models.
Front-loading washing machines are usually more expensive than top loading washing machines. That said, they are known to clean more gently, use less water, and spin faster than top loading high efficiency washers. They do tend to have longer wash cycles than high efficiency top loading washing machines but because they spin faster they usually cut down drying time.