What Are Washtower Laundry Centers and Are They a Good Idea?

Washtower laundry centers are becoming more and more popular compared to traditional stackable washers and dryers. Laundry centers combine the washer and dryer in one, with the dryer on top and the washer at the bottom, making them great for people with smaller spaces, anyone looking to save on space or have a new design style for your laundry. They are also easy to reach. Unlike the traditional stacked washer and dryer, washtower laundry centers have controls in the middle of the combination unit. Some like the LG Washtowers have smart pairing technology to coordinate between the washer and dryer, automatically telling the dryer to select a compatible drying cycle. Is a washtower laundry center right for you? 

With the current buzz around washtower laundry centers, many are considering upgrading their washer and dryers, this is a common question. In this article, we look deeper into laundry washtowers, from what they are and how to use one, to the pros and cons of laundry washtowers. We are also looking at the LG Laundry Washtower, its features, and answers to some of the commonly asked questions about the LG Laundry Washtower. 

What is a Laundry Washtower? 

A laundry washtower is a compact laundry center. It can be used in apartments, condos, and other small spaces to save space by eliminating the need for separate appliances. The smaller size also makes it easier to transport the washtower when needed. 

There are various washtower models available on the market today, from basic models that only have one compartment for clothes washing with no dryer component included to the multi-compartmental units capable of holding up to four appliances while still allowing access into each compartment individually so users can load/unload their own items without having them mixed (a feature commonly found on high-end models). 

Benefits of a Laundry Washtower 

Laundry washtowers offer many benefits that make the washing experience much better. Washtower laundry centers are space-saving. They are also efficient compared to most laundry machines. 

Advantages of having a laundry washtower: 

  •  Great for small spaces/space saving 

If you are living in a studio apartment or even a tiny one-bedroom place that doesn't have enough space for both your washer and dryer, then a laundry washtower is a good option as it is a single unit. With the laundry washtower, you do not have to look for a bigger space (in terms of width) to fit the washer and dryer separately. 

  • Modern design 

Being the choice for several renovation projects and professional designers the new washtowers have a unique and modern design with a flat surface and controls that stand out when compared to the regular washer and dryer pairs. Sometimes used as a feature item that is no longer hidden behind doors. 

  • Centrally located controls make access easier 

With the traditionally stacked washer and dryer, unless you are really tall, it is difficult to reach the control buttons. Laundry center washtowers have their controls in the middle of the combination unit, making it easy to reach without stretching or using a stepladder. Some laundry centers even have all-in-one programming functions and a smart option, reducing the number of buttons you have to press to start a load. 

  • · Increased efficiency 

The washtower laundry centers allow for greater efficiency as they use less water and energy than traditional washing machines. However, your water usage will vary depending on how many daily cycles you run. 

  • · Convenient laundry solutions for the whole family and increased cleanliness 

Washtowers can help remove dirt and stains, leaving your clothes cleaner than if you washed them by hand. This also helps prevent bacteria from growing in your laundry, reducing the risk of getting sick from contaminated clothing. 

Drawbacks of a Laundry Washtower 

Like every other product, washtower laundry centers have some drawbacks, which you should consider before making your final decision. 

Here are the cons of laundry washtowers: 

  • Malfunctions interrupt both washing and drying 

Due to the all-in-one function, in the event of a malfunction, both the washer and dryer are out of commission. But most modern laundry centers are built to reduce the occurrence of malfunctions. 

Are Wash Towers a Good Idea? 

A wash tower is an excellent solution if you have a small space and are looking to save on water bills. A laundry washtower is smaller than a traditional laundry room, making it ideal for small spaces where you might not have enough space for two full-sized appliances in your home or apartment building. It is also more efficient and more affordable (in terms of expenses like water and energy and even the price of buying a laundry washtower) than other methods of washing your clothes, such as an electric dryer or washer/dryer combo. 

However, if your family is large or generates a high volume of laundry, the washtower laundry center may not have enough capacity for your needs. 

It is also important to consider the height and width of your closet/laundry area especially if you are looking to buy the LG Laundry Washtower. The LG Laundry Washtower is only available in 27 inches (68.58 cm) (width) and is 74 3/8 inches (1.88 m) tall and 30 3/8 inches (77.1 cm) deep. You also need to leave a few inches at the back for hoses and or/vent connections. 

LG - 5.2 cu. ft. Washer and 7.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer WashTower 

With a sleek, streamlined look the LG washtower is changing the market. With built-in intelligence that takes out the guesswork, so you can forget about sorting or choosing cycles as all sensors use AI technology to detect fabric texture and load size to select the optimal wash motions 

You can also have a great experience with the ThinQ® app to remote start your washer or dryer, select a cycle, monitor energy consumption, start or stop the wash and get notifications about when your laundry will be done, all from your smartphone Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. 

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FAQs About the LG Laundry Washtower 

The LG Washtower series is one of the most popular washtowers in the market today. There are different models of the LG Laundry Washtower, including the LG - 5.2 cu. Ft. Washer and 7.4 cu. Ft. Electric Dryer (WKE100HWA) and the LG WashTower WKG101HVA. 

The LG WashTower WKG101HVA is a smart all-in-one washer and dryer. The main difference with this model is that it has a gas dryer. The LG Washtower WKE100HWA is a single-unit front-load washtower featuring a washer and electric dryer. 

Both LG Washtower WKE100HWA and WKG101HVA have built-in sensors that use AI technology to detect fabric texture and load size and then customize wash motions and dry temperatures, among other functions like the smart dry that are great for fabric care. The smart dry function allows the dryer to auto-select the recommended cycle based on the cycle you run with the paired washer.  

They also have smart pairing and help remove allergens. The LG Washtower allergen wash cycle uses the power of steam to remove common household allergens in fabrics by more than 95%. 

Commonly asked questions about the LG Laundry Washtower: 

Is LG WashTower high efficiency? 

LG Wash Tower is a high-efficiency washing machine that uses less water (up to 50% less water than conventional models) and less energy than traditional washers. It can help you save money on your electric bill by using less electricity when it comes to running the washing machine. 

Is the LG WashTower full-size? 

The LG WashTower is full-size, which means it's 27 inches (68.58 cm) wide and 69 inches (1.75 m) tall. It has a capacity of 6.2 cubic feet and weighs 80 pounds (36.2 kg) (without the water). 

Is the LG WashTower quiet? 

The LG WashTower has a low noise level compared to other wash and dryer machines. 

This is especially nice if you want to use the machine during the day when other people are around or if you have roommates who need their sleep. 

Is the LG WashTower gas or electric? 

The LG Laundry Washtower is both gas and electric. There are LG Laundry Washtowers that have gas dryers. Some models have a ventless heat pump dryer that you can install where you have an electrical outlet and water line.  

Can the LG Washtower be separated? 

The LG Washtower is a single unit and doesn't require a stacking kit. You can separate the units for easier transportation and installation, but not to operate separately. 

Can LG WashTower wash and dry at the same time? 

Yes, you can do both at the same time. You can wash and dry simultaneously, saving time by not having to wait for one or both processes to complete before starting another one. The LG washtower is compact and integrated to work as a unit. The washer and dryer communicate/cycle information with each other in real-time. 

In Conclusion 

A washtower laundry center is a great idea for both small and larger spaces. This will also help you save water and energy since it can be operated more efficiently than an individual washer or dryer. The best part about them is that they're convenient and easy to use.