What Washer Has the Largest Capacity?

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As of 2014, Samsung manufactures several washers with 5.6 cubic feet of capacity, which is currently the largest capacity available. Depending on the exact model, these machines weigh approximately 170 to 270 pounds. The Samsung WA56H9000AP washer, tested by Consumer Reports, holds approximately 28 to 32 pounds of laundry.

These jumbo-capacity washers, which carry an Energy Star rating, can each wash a full load of laundry in 30 minutes. However, all of this capacity and speed comes at a hefty price. Samsung's current range of jumbo-capacity machines range in price from $1,250 to $1,700, depending on model and cabinet color. The next-largest washer, the LG WT5680HVA, manufactured by LG Electronics, has 5.2 cubic feet of capacity and costs approximately $1,200.