Best Washer for Well Water

Best Overall
Editors Choice
COMFEE’ 1.6 Cu.ft Portable Washing Machine, 11lbs Capacity Fully Automatic Compact Washer with...
LG WM3488HW 24" Washer/Dryer Combo with 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity, Stainless Steel Drum in White
Kenmore 28" Top-Load Washer with Triple Action Agitator and 4.2 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, White
COMFEE’ 1.6 Cu.ft Portable Washing Machine, 11lbs Capacity Fully Automatic Compact Washer with...
LG WM3488HW 24" Washer/Dryer Combo with 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity, Stainless Steel Drum in White
Kenmore 28" Top-Load Washer with Triple Action Agitator and 4.2 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, White
Best Overall
COMFEE’ 1.6 Cu.ft Portable Washing Machine, 11lbs Capacity Fully Automatic Compact Washer with...
COMFEE’ 1.6 Cu.ft Portable Washing Machine, 11lbs Capacity Fully Automatic Compact Washer with...
LG WM3488HW 24" Washer/Dryer Combo with 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity, Stainless Steel Drum in White
LG WM3488HW 24" Washer/Dryer Combo with 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity, Stainless Steel Drum in White
Editors Choice
Kenmore 28" Top-Load Washer with Triple Action Agitator and 4.2 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, White
Kenmore 28" Top-Load Washer with Triple Action Agitator and 4.2 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, White

Whether you are a small or big household, having an efficient washing machine can ease your washing and save you water and electricity bills.

With a he washing machine, you do not have to sit and observe the washing process. You can save money on detergents, water, and energy. A large washer can suit your big family’s needs. For a small family setup, a medium-sized washer can be more practical.

Well water should influence your choice of a washing machine. Whether you want to buy top load washers or front-loading washers, you must critically choose well water suitable machines.

After all, your well water will most probably have some magnesium and calcium, making it hard. If you’re using well water for washing, these are the best washing machines to consider:

Amana NTW4516FW White Top Load Washer

Amana NTW4516FW 3.5 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer
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This washer has a capacity of 3.5 Cubic Feet. Amana’s washer has a maximum spin speed of 700 RPM. The Amana Top Load Washer has a medium size to fit your rented apartment perfectly. The machine uses less water for every cleaning cycle.

This washer is convenient for small families with two or three people. The washer has a dual-action agitator and a deep wash option to help you make those final rinses.

This machine has a self-cleaning system to help prevent the accumulation of well water minerals, lowering the washer’s efficiency. Amana’s manufacturers recommend that you run the self-clean cycle after completing thirty washes.

This will help you keep your washer clean and fresh. You can run the cycle using an Affresh cleaner. Alternatively, you can add some chlorine bleach to clean your washer’s inside intensely.

These cleaners have some ingredients to help you clear any odor and eliminate any detergent buildup. The washer also has an auto-load sensor. This sensor guides you on the amount of load you can throw onto the cleaner at one particular time.

The technology also enhances the cleaner’s performance. The machine gently handles all your fabrics. The washer’s deep wash option helps soak the soiled clothes and gives them a better feel and look after the wash.

Amana washer allows you to perform an extra rinse and regulate the amount of water you let into your machine. The cleaner has a late lid lock option to allow you to throw on the clothes you might have forgotten.

The agitator helps roll your clothes against the washer’s bottom for better cleaning. You can use HE detergents with this washer to save some extra money.

This cleaner also has some LED lights indicators to show you where your drudge is in the cycle. It has straightforward dial controls for your ease of operating it.


  • The washer has eight wash cycles; casual, regular, heavy, delicate, sheets and bulks, drain and spin, rinse +spin, and washer clean.
  • The cleaner has four water levels and wash temperatures; cool, hot, warm, cold, and tap cold to help you optimize your energy consumption.
  • The cleaner is less bulky hence convenient for smaller spaces
  • The cleaner is highly affordable


  • Unsuitable for large families
  • It takes a lot of time to complete one wash cycle

COMFEE Portable Washing Machine

COMFEE’ 1.6 Cu.ft Portable Washing Machine, 11lbs Capacity Fully Automatic Compact Washer with...
  • Easy to Use: - This portable washing machine 6 most commonly used programs include: Normal,...
  • Space saving: - With only 20.7inch in width, 20.3inch in-depth, and 36.6inch in height, this...
  • Extremely Energy Saving: - This washing machine equips with high quality and durable motor,...

This washer is portable and has wheels to enhance the movement of the laundry machine from one point to another. This makes the washer suitable for RV trips, camping, and hiking.

The cleaner has six laundry programs for your convenience. The cleaner also has a drain pump to clear any water from the tub.

COMFEE has a spin speed of 700RPM and has a tub capacity of 1.6 cubic feet. You can enjoy using the human interface input buttons that the cleaner has.

The washer has three temperature settings to give you the comfort to clean your laundry. The cleaner’s lid is transparent to allow you to monitor the level of wash your clothes are having.


  • COMFEE is easy to use, even for newbies.
  • COMFEE has six wash options; quick, heavy, delicate, bulky, normal, and spin only. Therefore, you can start your washer as quickly as you prefer and, in the end, have an extra rinse time.
  • The cleaner is space-saving. Its width of 20.7 inches, 36.6-inch height, and 20.3-inch internal depth makes the washer easy to store
  • The washer’s stainless steel tub makes it more durable
  • The washer is highly energy saving due to its high-quality motor
  • The child lock feature enhances the safety of your children in the laundry area.
  • The washer’s delay start and reload options allow you to choose when you want to wash your clothes. You can also pause the start button and add some laundry as the cycle continues.


  • It’s not convenient for large loads of laundry
  • It takes a lot of time to complete a cycle

LG WM3488HW 24″ Washer/Dryer

The LG WM3488HW washing machine is a double win. It is one of the best LG washers and a highly efficient machine. It washes and dries your clothes. This washer can make your washing with well water as sweet as washing with soft water. The washer has a 2.3 cu ft. tub suitable for average load size.

The washer’s dryer combo and washer have advanced technologies that foster internal drying. The washer has a vent less dryer, eliminating the need for you to have an external exhaust pipe.

The LG WM3488HW is a high-performing washer with a maximum speed of 1400 RPM. With this high speed, your washer cannot retain any water residues and well water salts which would otherwise reduce the washer’s lifespan.

However, you must regularly check your washer’s heating system as part of its routine maintenance. During your washing, rinse your water tub with hot water to dissolve any sediments.

This washing machine is a high-efficiency front loader that can clean your clothes with minimum water and temperatures and dry them using a lower RPM. This makes it very energy efficient.

The washing machine has sensors to regulate the water levels on the washer and balance your laundry loads to save you expensive water bills. The washer has open, load, restart and stop control features from helping you monitor your washing processes.

The washer also has a delay time setting of nineteen hours to enable you to delay your wash cycles as you shall prefer.

A biofilm covers the self-cleaning system to give the washer more resistance against the possible effects of hard water in your well water. This feature makes the machine outstanding among other well water washer models.


  • The self cleaner helps the cleaner avoid gathering residues and hence foster the washer’s durability.
  • It produces less noise and vibrations hence suitable for serene home environments.
  • The washer also has smart tech features like timers and restart settings
  • The washer combines a dryer and washer to save you extra drying time and energy


  • The washer is not convenient for large families
  • The washer has low efficiency for a heavy-duty cycle and doesn’t dry heavy garments.

Kenmore 2622352

Kenmore 28" Top-Load Washer with Triple Action Agitator and 4.2 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, White
  • TOP-LOAD WASHER: Large 4.2 cubic foot capacity washing machine washes more clothes, linens, and...
  • ADVANCED CLEANING: Features a triple action agitator with a Direct Drive Motor that keeps...
  • CONVENIENT AND EASY TO USE: Allows you to conveniently load your clothes, towels, delicates,...

The top load washer has a medium capacity of 4.2 cu. ft. Therefore, you can clean up to nineteen towels at once using this washer.

The washing machine has twelve wash cycles to enable you to give your clothes the specific style of wash you want to. The express wash does a small laundry at a time.

On the other hand, the soil level has customizable settings which you can adjust to suit your specific needs. The rinse options, the water level, and the wash temperatures too are adjustable for your convenience.

You can clean your official shirts and denim using the machine, each receiving a specialized wash treatment. This machine has a fabric softener dispenser to allow you to use softeners for nice and smooth feeling clothes.

The cleaner has a reasonable capacity to allow you to store it in your house or the laundry room easily. The washer’s control panels are easy to operate.

Furthermore, this washer has an appealing design if you care about looks while getting your well water cleaning machine. The Kenmore cleaner has a corrosion-resistant tub to spare you extra maintenance and replacement costs. This feature makes the washer highly durable.

This washer has a reasonable capacity to hold big volumes of water. Your clothes can consequently enjoy deeper immersions and come out better cleaned.

The washer acts as a good stain remover as much as it cleans your clothes gently. You do not have to fear damaged clothes and stubborn stains.

The washer’s normal wash setting has a heavy soil option to save time cleaning soiled clothes: Similarly, the washer has a deep rinse option to enable you to increase your water levels accordingly.

When you need an extra rinse, this washer also gives you that option. This way, your clothes can be free of any detergents. This option also enhances the freshness of your washer as mold might not easily grow in it.


  • The medium capacity of the washer’s tub makes it convenient for medium washes. The washer doesn’t need too much storage space.
  • The deep fill option helps you maintain your machine. The extra water you add helps remove all the detergent residues. Left unattended, these residues build up and encourage mold growth. You can also enjoy using an always fresh top load washer to clean your clothes.
  • The washer’s detergent dispenser is of high efficiency to save you extra costs on detergents and softeners.
  • This washer has an agitator containing a direct motor to rotate your clothes optimally for a thorough cleaning session.
  • This washing machine has a stainless steel drum to make it more durable. You can also easily access this drum and throw on your delicates and towels.


  • The machine lacks a modern ETA reader to help you know when cycle times shall end.

Panda PAN6320W Portable Machine

Panda Portable Washing Machine, 10lbs Capacity, 10 Wash Programs, 2 built in rollers/casters,...
  • It is a space-saving design which makes your laundry easy and simple. It is perfect for...
  • Enhanced version, 2 built-in rollers/casters increase mobility for easy move around
  • Lager size 1. 34cu. ft. capacity allows you to hold up to 10lbs. of cloth, timeless design,...

This laundry cleaner has a 10lbs capacity. The cleaner is among the best top-loading washers. The cleaner is automatic. Therefore, in the case of a power cut, the washer resumes where the cycle stopped at the time of the power cut. This saves you both time and energy.

The cleaner has a uniquely compact design. Therefore it is convenient for your RV trips, rental apartments, or dormitory.

The cleaner is straightforward to operate. You’ll only have to connect the machine directly to the faucet using the accompanying hoses and adapter kits.

The run wash, spinning features, and rinsing features work perfectly and automatically. Simultaneously, you can run these functions independently.

The washer has two building rollers for ease of moving your machine. The Panda cleaner has a good drainage capacity to prevent the accumulation of moisture. This protects the washer against mold and fosters its durability.

The cleaner has ten wash programs which you can set by touch. The cleaner has five water level options, which you can customize to suit your cleaning needs. Your clothes will always leave the washer sparkling with these customizations.

The washer has a stainless steel drum for durability. The drum is also resistant to rust and corrosion, so you don’t have to worry about the replacement soon.

The cleaner has an inlet hose of 39 inches and an outlet hose of 55 inches to ease water filling and drainage.


  • The washer has a control panel that you can use to adjust the temperature and water level settings.
  • The machine transparent top lid allows you to observe your clothes as they become free of stains and spots.
  • The drain hose is of a reasonable size. You can hang the hose on the sink and save yourself more space.
  • The water inlet automatically fills up your tub with water, and once full, it automatically stops.
  • The cleaner has noise cancellation features for your comfort while cleaning.
  • The cleaner has a good spinning speed of dissolving all laundry pods, stains, and spots.


  • The machine vibrates as it cleans

Garatic Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine

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This compact mini washer has a twin tub design for your convenience when you want to multitask. The machine’s compact design makes it easy to store. You can easily store the machine in a rental apartment or a condo.

The twin-spin element is composed of highly durable plastic to make it more durable. The 2-in-1 function enables you to use this machine both as a washer and as a dryer.

This saves you extra expenses of buying a drying machine. The design also saves you time. You do not have to struggle with damp clothes during winter.

This cleaner has a clear top cover to allow you to monitor your water condition during the wash cycles. Furthermore, the cleaner’s handles are convenient to hold, making it easy to carry the cleaner.


  • You can easily operate the washer as it’s very user-friendly. Put your dirty clothes in the water tub, fill the drum with water, set your machine’s timer, and start the washing cycle.
  • The machine’s drainage pipe allows you to really remove all the dirty water from the machine.
  • Unfortunately, the water does not stop entering the tub after it’s full. As a result, you must keep a guard to stop the water. This can waste your time and inconvenience you when water pours all over the house.
  • The machine has a low power usage hence you don’t have to fear huge electricity bills.
  • The washer comes with a spin basket for your ease of drying your clothes
  • The cleaner uses less detergent. The efficient spinning power reduces the need for a fabric softener as your clothes hardly develop wrinkles.


Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS 27″

Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS 27" Top Load Washer with 3.8 Cubic. ft. Capacity, 10 Wash Cycles, Load Size,...
  • Volts: 120 Volts; Frequency: 60 Hz.; Amps: 20 Amps; Rated Amps: 15 or 20 Amps
  • Usage: Residential; Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 700
  • Warranty Terms: Limited 1 Year Parts and Labor on Entire Appliances

The Top Load Washer has a 3.8 cubic feet capacity hence suitable for large loads of laundry. The washer has a stainless steel basket to protect it from corrosion and rust.

The basket is also suitable and gentle for your clothes. It doesn’t snag your clothes. The cleaning machine has a heavy-duty agitator to give your clothes better cleaning. The agitator rotates throughout your wash cycles to thoroughly clean your dirty clothes.

This machine allows you to choose your desired load size. You can also set your desired water level. Alternatively, you can allow this washing machine to sense the appropriate load size before adding water and starting the cycle. These options give your clothes better cleaning.

This washer gives you a deep rinse option to help you clear your clothes of all soap residue. Similarly, you can use a fabric softener with this washing machine. The machine, therefore, has a fabric and bleach softener dispenser.


  • The washer’s high spin speed increases the high efficiency of the machine
  • The washer is an energy-efficient washing machine
  • The washing machine has ten different wash cycles to satisfy all your cleaning needs
  • The six temperature settings on this cleaning machine help you clean your clothes better
  • The rotary electric controls have status lights to help you monitor the wash cycle progress effortlessly.


  • Its quite expensive

A detailed buyer’s guide to help you choose the best washing machine for your well water

The Automatic Features

There are semi-automatic and fully automatic washing machines. This means you can choose a washing machine that the manufacturers have inherently programmed to fill the drum with water from the valves, start and end a washing cycle, spin the drums to drain all the water, and dry your clothes. This feature is less labor-intensive and saves you the time and energy of manually filling your drum with water and changing the cycles.

Water and energy efficiency

A he washing machine is the best washing machine. It is water and energy-efficient can save you lots of money. Think about the laundry loads you wash every day and the power bills you can shoulder without an energy-efficient washer.

Furthermore, well water and hard water-specific washing machines have unique features that help you enjoy washing machines to cut down on electricity bills. The best washing machines also help you save money on detergents.

The best washing machine can also save you power even with the low spins caused by the status of hard water. These lower spins can also lower the durability of your machine.

Therefore, choose self-redeeming washing machines that will withstand the challenges of well water. Some washing machines have smart technologies to help you overcome these barriers.

The Adaptability

The best washing machine is very adaptable to both soft and hard water. Therefore, as you purchase your next washing machine, check whether you can use them with hard and soft water. This can give you convenience.

You’ll not have to worry about purchasing another washing machine when you move to an area where you use hard well water for washing. Such a washer can make your water quality and residential backgrounds irrelevant when it comes to washing.


You know how boring scaling can be in your washer drums. Depending on how much scale builds up in your washer’s drum, the residues can block your drum pores. Furthermore, well water hardly passes through filters.

Therefore, it carries with it lots of residues. If your washer does not have an inbuilt cleaning mechanism, you will soon have blocked drum pores.

The Cloth Hygiene

Well water isn’t as enjoyable to use for washing as soft water. The hardness in well water can alter your garment’s hygiene. For instance, it can make your fabric brittle because of the detergent and mineral residues.

Luckily, manufacturers specifically revamp well water washing machines with special features to enhance detergent use and the washing cycles. This can guarantee you residue-less clothes. This not only maintains the quality of your clothes but also improves your general well-being.

The auto-restart features

Imagine how time-consuming it can be if your washing machine has to start the cycle from point zero every time you experience a power cut. Such a washer can also burden you with unnecessary electricity bills.

Fortunately, an auto-restart washer can make you be at peace with your washing processes even when you have annoying power cuts. Such washing machines simply pick up the washing cycles from where they stopped at the time of power supply loss.

The best high-efficiency washers have smart features like the GE washer to alter you when the washing cycle is complete.

Child lock Features

If you are using your washer at a family setup, then it better be child-friendly. Most washers today come with child lock features so that you can lock the settings to prevent your children from altering the machine. Such washing machines can give you comfort as your child walks around the laundry area as you’re busy attending to other important things.


Gone are the days when you must have a dedicated laundry space to own a washing machine. Today, there are reasonable sizes of washers that you can comfortably store and use in your bathroom.

Before you purchase any washing machine, think about where you live. If you stay in a residential apartment, you might not have too much space for bulky washers.

The washers also have a specific number of Kgs and cubic feet. Therefore, based on your family size, choose a suitable size that will address all your needs.

Choose a washer with your preferred matching dryer if it doesn’t dry clothes using the wash drum. The cu ft size is also a must-consider as it determines whether you’ll enjoy a deep water wash.

The Wash Types

Technology has come to make life more enjoyable. Likewise, by the time you buy a washing machine, it means you need to save yourself a lot of time and energy.

Life can be easier with washers that allow you to choose different washes for your convenience and comfort. When you want to wash quickly, you should readily access this option.

Your washer should enable you to enjoy both a normal cycle and delicate cycles while you wash your clothes. High-efficiency washers should also give you the speed wash and deep fill option. The best washing machine might not necessarily have a reversible door but should have reasonable cu ft features.

The best top-loading machine should allow you to enjoy a heavy-duty cycle and the deep water wash option. The cubic feet of top-loading washers also determine whether the washers will have high efficiency.

When you want to wash and dry your clothes using the same washer, you should also access these options with a single drum when you need a spin option. Think about all your preferences and choose a washer that suits them all.


The capacity of your washer is the volume of water the washer can hold at any particular time. Similarly, the capacity of your washer determines what size of laundry you can wash per cycle.

If you’re a bachelor or two people living together, a small-sized washer of between 1.8 and 2.5 cubic feet can serve your needs accordingly. For a large family setup, your washer’s capacity should range from 3.6 to 5.1 cu ft. Often, front loaders have the greatest capacities as some can have up to 5.0 cu ft.

The Configuration

With the evolving technologies, most washers today have both washers and driers combined. These two elements can be stacked, or they can come side by side. Washers with stacked combos can save you space, although you will need to bend them to reach the front loaders.

Conversely, the side-by-side dryers and washers offer you maximum flexibility. They can allow you to use a top-loading washing machine or a front-load washing machine.

Types of Cycles

The routine washing machine only has the soak, wash, rinse, and spin options. However, there are many other types of cycles to suit your preferences. These traditional washing machines also bar you from selecting your preferred wash actions, run times, water levels, and water temperatures.

The best washers have inbuilt electronic programming to help you save on water and energy while still enjoying high-quality wash. Ensure your next washer has a normal wash setting and a cold water wash setting. This option can prevent your clothes from fading. Choose a washer with separate darks and colors cold wash cycles.

A good washer should have the whites option to enable the washer to release adequate levels of chlorine bleach at the required time. The high-efficiency washer also gives you a heavy-duty cycle option and a wrinkle control feature. This feature works best for your shirts and professional clothes, and linens.

Choose high-efficiency washers that can allow you to wash delicates and bulky clothes all alone without damaging them. These high-efficiency washers should give you the sanitize cycle option to sanitize clothes, especially during this COVID-19 era.

FAQs About Well water-suitable washing machines

Does hard well water affect my washing machine?

Yes. Your well-hard water has an imbalanced mineral content of magnesium and calcium. Since water readily dissolves materials and mineral particles, your well water can have high calcium levels if your area of residence has a lot of chalk.

Similarly, these residues can block your washer’s drum holes, making self-cleaning difficult. This also encourages the build-up of residue and encourages rusting and sedimentation.

Can well water affect my wash quality?

Since your well water does not go through residue removal processes, the mineral content of these residues can lower the quality of your wash. The residues can stick on your clothes and entangle them. These residues can also affect your skin when they come in contact with sensitive parts of your skin.

The residues also make detergent distribution uneven. This results in your clothes having detergent residues even after a deep rinse. Your white clothes can end up looking dingy.

The above washing machines are adaptable to well water, whether it is hard or soft. You can choose the top load washer as it has less washing time compared to front loaders.

Research well to understand the inbuilt features and aesthetic benefits of front loaders and front load washers before you purchase. However, ensure your washer is very energy-efficient than any other traditional washing machine you’ve used in the past.

However, from the above analysis, top loaders are more adaptable for well water use. Just make sure you add a water softener like baking soda to your tub to remove any limescale. Unfortunately, for a front-load washing machine, you might not add a water softener by yourself.

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