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What size washer and dryer do you need to clean a king-size comforter?

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Washing and drying a king-size comforter, which weighs up to 14 pounds, requires a washer capacity of at least 3.8 cubic feet and a dryer capacity of at least 7 cubic feet. Front-loading washers, which can be packed tightly, are built to handle the bulkiest loads.

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What size washer and dryer do you need to clean a king-size comforter?
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For best results, the comforter must fit in the washer comfortably with room for the water to circulate. The largest washing machines have a capacity of 5 cubic feet or more, while the largest dryers top 9 cubic feet, making it easy to wash and dry an entire bedding set in one load. As of 2014, the price for a jumbo or mega washer and dryer pair can exceed $1,500.

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