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The 5 Worst Washing Machines Ever Made

The worst washing machines on the market today all leave a lot to be desired. There are all sorts of washers that are missing one or two things that keep them from being great, but here we are focusing on the worst of the worst. These are brought to you via Amazon reviews and a few YouTube videos. 

1. Whirlpool WTW5000DW

Whirlpool's worst washing machine

This washer has some pretty amazing reviews on Amazon. One of the most positive reviews is titled grunts like a mechanical cow. That certainly isn’t something you would want in your laundry room. Again, that is one of the positive reviews. 

A negative review for this washer is titled this machine would be a bad deal at $ 0 and the reviewer makes sure to include everything that is terrible about this washer. They state that it doesn’t clean clothes well, doesn’t rinse well, and takes forever to complete.

2. Maytag MVWB835DW Bravos XL 5.3 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer

Maytag's worst washing machine

People have been really unhappy with this washer. Turns out people want their clothes to get clean when washing, which apparently is something this machine doesn’t do. According to the reviews, it doesn’t allow enough water in to wash the load; it doesn’t complete wash cycles due to an unbalanced load warning, and the list goes on. 

3. Samsung White Top Load Washer

This washer is really unloved. It is quite expensive for how reviled it is. Currently on sale for between $1000-1200. The Amazon reviews are almost entirely negative. One reviewer had a particularly nasty experience, described in their review titled It did sound like an explosion. Apparently, it likes to tear itself apart unless used on a slow spin cycle. 

4. Samsung 4.5 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer

Back to back Samsung washers isn’t a good sign, though they also have some that are in the top 5 best machines, so I guess every once in a while, one or two models will get away from them. This one has some truly negative reviews. My personal favorite title is Worse than driving to the laundromat in the rain. They definitely weren’t happy with their purchase.

5. LG WT7200CW 5.0 Cu. Ft. High-Efficiency Top Load White Washer

LG's worst washing machine

This Amazon review title says it all. If you are looking to fight more and ruin a perfectly good marriage buy this machine. That is not a great way to start a review. This washer is also the most expensive on this list. It is currently available for over $1300. 

Have we missed any others? What are the worst washing machines you have experienced?

Those washing machines are bad in part because they lack creativity and frankly don’t care about innovation. At Lightning Clean, we believe the process should de different. This is why we’ve created the first-ever 10-minute washing machine.

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