Washer and Dryer Manufacturers A to Z

Manufactured washer and dryer machines closeup

The Spruce / Krystal Slagle

Before you buy a washer or dryer, take time to visit each manufacturer's website to compare capacity and features. You may also find that your washer is actually manufactured by a large corporation and sold under a familiar brand name.

If you already have the appliances and need more help than the manufacturer's site can provide, you can find operating and repair manuals here.

Information and ratings for washers and dryers in the United Kingdom can be found here.

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    Amana, owned by the Whirlpool corporation, offers washers and dryers as well as kitchen appliances and heating and cooling equipment. Appliances are sold throughout the United States at retailers.

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    Asko USA

    Asko offers laundry equipment in the United States inspired by Swedish design with an emphasis on energy savings. In addition to washers and dryers, you'll also find their line of hidden helpers like built-in ironing boards and storage drawers which are an excellent choice for the laundry room.

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    Bauknecht offers a line of household appliances throughout Europe, Russia, and the Far East. The website offers information about what types of washers are available in thirteen countries.

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    Beko provides laundry appliances throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and parts of South America. 

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    Bosch is a German company offering a wide range of appliances throughout the United States. One of their prime offerings in the laundry area is compact washers and dryers.

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    CDA offers built-in and freestanding laundry appliances throughout Europe and Asia.

    The company was formed in 1991 and in 2004 created a headquarters in Nottinghamshire, England with a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, warehouse, and consumer care offices.

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    Creda is now part of the Hotpoint Corporation in the UK. The distribution of laundry appliances is throughout the United Kingdom.

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    Electrolux is a Swedish company with global sales in home appliances ranging from refrigerators to vacuum cleaners to washers and dryers. The United States headquarters is based in Charlotte, NC, with a premier research and development department nearby.

    The products are sold under the brand names, Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire, and Electrolux Grand Cuisine.

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    Based in Houston, Texas, Equator Advanced Appliances was established in 1991. As part of its household appliance line, Equator offers compact and full-size washers and dryers throughout North America and Asia.

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    Fisher & Paykel

    Fisher & Paykel was established in New Zealand in 1934 to offer products and appliances for the home. The company was purchased in 2012 by the Haier Group. The company will continue to grow and develop the Fisher & Paykel and DCS brands in New Zealand, Australia, and North America, as well as boosting sales in China and India.

    Fisher & Paykel laundry appliances can be purchased in retail outlets throughout the United States.

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    Frigidaire washers and dryers are a product line of Electrolux and sold primarily in the United States and Canada. You can purchase Frigidaire washers and dryers at retail stores or online.

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    GE Appliances

    General Electric, based in the United States, is a huge global company with divisions ranging from energy production to healthcare to home appliances.

    GE Washers and Dryers are sold in retail outlets in North America and online.

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    While the name Hoover in the United States brings to mind vacuums and floor care, washers and dryers are sold under the Hoover brand name in the United Kingdom. These machines are manufactured by Whirlpool Corporation.

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    The Hotpoint company began manufacturing electric irons in 1903 in Ontario, California and was sold to General Electric in 1918. GE continues to sell washers and dryers and other household appliances under the Hotpoint brand.

    Hotpoint washers and gas or electric dryers can be purchased from retail outlets throughout North America.

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    Indesit is an arm of the Whirlpool Corporation offering home laundry appliances under the Hotpoint and Indesit name in Europe.

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    Kenmore laundry appliances and replacement parts are sold in retail stores and online by Sears. However, there is no Kenmore manufacturing company. The appliances are manufactured by other companies and rebranded as Kenmore.

    To determine who made your appliance, most Kenmore model numbers have a three-digit prefix followed by a decimal point that identifies the manufacturer. This guide will help you decipher the code:

    • Amana - 174, 335, 596
    • Bosch - 630
    • Kitchen Aid - 666
    • LG - 580, 721, 767, 795
    • Maytag - 925
    • Frigidaire - 253, 336, 417, 587, 622, 628, 719, 790, 791, 970, C970
    • GE - 362, 363, 464
    • Samsung - 401
    • Haier - 183
    • Speed Queen - 651
    • Whirlpool - 103, 106, 110, 154, 155, 198, 664, 665, 835, 850, 917, C646, C880
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    LG Electronics

    LG Electronics was founded in 1947 and is a Korean company with global sales of home appliances and electronics. Washers and dryers can be purchased at retail outlets throughout the world and online.

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    Maytag has offered home appliances for more than 100 years and in 2006 they became part of the Whirlpool Corporation.

    Maytag washers and dryers are mainly sold in retail outlets in the United States and Canada.

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    Miele has been a family-owned German company since 1899 and is now a global manufacturing firm. Their laundry appliances are mainly sold at retailers in Europe, Asia, and South America as well as online.

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    Samsung Appliances

    Samsung is a huge global technology and electronics company that began in Korea in 1938. Samsung washers and dryers are sold through retail outlets in the United States and online.

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    Siemens is a German-based company that sells home appliances globally with a concentration in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The website offers a list of retailers in each area.

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    SMEG is an Italian company that offers a complete line of home appliances. The appliances are readily available throughout Europe, Australia, and Asia and in selected retail outlets in New York City.

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    Speed Queen

    Speed Queen was founded in 1908 in Ripon, Wisconsin and continues to manufacture American-made washers and dryers. Speed Queen appliances can be found in retail outlets and online.

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    Splendide is the brand name of laundry appliances manufactured by Westland Sales. Based in Clackamas, Oregon, the company specializes in compact appliances for recreational vehicles and small-space urban living. Appliances and replacement parts can be purchased from Splendide retail outlets and online.

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    Summit is the brand name of washers and dryers manufactured by Felix Storch, Inc. The private, family-owned company was founded in 1969 and began distribution in Long Island City, New York. In 1983, the headquarters was moved to the Bronx in New York City with manufacturing facilities in Wallingford, Connecticut.

    Summit laundry appliances can be purchased through dealers in the United States and online.

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    Whirlpool is the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world. A global company, the company markets appliances under several brand names including Whirlpool (including Duet and Cabrio lines), KitchenAid, Consul, Maytag, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, and Indesit as well as other brand names in more than 170 countries.

    Whirlpool washers, dryers, and replacement parts can be found in retail outlets or purchased online.

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    Zanussi laundry appliances are manufactured by Electrolux and sold through retail outlets in the United Kingdom.