Best Coin-Operated Washer & Dryer for 2019 [12 Reviewed]

Best Coin-Operated Washer & Dryer for 2019 [12 Reviewed]

5 minutes Last Updated: 02/26/2019 Author: Jaleesa Bustamante 0 comments

In the world of coin-operated commercial laundry, there are a variety of brands to choose from as well as many details to consider for both washers and dryers. It can be overwhelming. We’re here to help shed a little light on the subject.

Maytag 27 Inch Commercial Gas Laundry Center (Washer and Dryer Set)

9/10
  • DuraCore Drive System with diecast trunnion and watertight triple-lip seal - tested to run 15,000 cycles (based on 11lb, 34 min. timed heavy soil cycles)
  • High-Speed Extraction up to 1,000 RPMs
  • TurboVent(R) Dryer Technology with high speed blower wheel to reduce drying times
  • PowerWash(R) Cycle for more agitation and higher temperature options to help clean the dirtiest of loads
  • TurboWash(R) higher efficiency cleaning system
  • Intelligent controls that allow for multi-level per cycle/option pricing, customers can pick a cycle based on their specific wash needs
  • Advanced Spin Technology with progressive logic for accurate cycle times and better performance
  • Six-point suspension, four dampers, and two springs for better stability
  • Accelerometer for accurate cabinet vibration readings and optimal extraction
  • Pump routine to reduce unbalanced loads
  • Reversible Dryer Door and 18.25-inch door opening for both washer and dryer
  • Maytag Connect 360 Compatible to deliver real-time diagnostic information to any computer, laptop or smartphone
  • Backed by Maytag 7/5 Year limited warranty
  • Coin Drop Ready
  • Washer and Dryer have smaller capacity than other stacked options (option #7 and option #8).
  • Not exactly sure how many wash cycles or dry temperatures available
Category:
Stacked, Front Load, Fuel Type - Gas
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.1 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
6.7 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
Energy Star, ADA Compliant, UL, CSA

Our Review

The intelligent controls provide customers the flexibility to pick wash and dry cycles based on their needs. However, the capacity is a bit smaller than other stacked options. Overall, the combination of the lower cost, extensive features, multiple certifications, and the 5-year limited warranty on parts makes this our recommended stacked laundry set.

Whirlpool 27 Inch Side by Side Commercial Laundry Center (Washer and Dryer Set)

7/10
  • Deep water wash system with 4 cycles and 5 temperature settings, automatic load sensing
  • Spin Speed up to 700 RPM
  • Comes with a Water Heater
  • Washer has a Traditional Flex-Vane Agitator powered by a ½ HP motor
  • Watertight triple lip seal
  • Premium Bearings
  • 3 Dryer Cycles driven by ⅓ HP motor
  • Four roller suspension
  • Easy to remove front panel and full wrap consoles for both washer and dryer
  • Porcelain materials used for both washer and dryer
  • Reversible Dryer Door, 180-degree side swinging door for easy unloading and loading, door opening diameter is 20 ¼ inches
  • Coinbox included
  • Whirlpool offers 90-day limited warranty on parts and labor
  • No touchpad
  • No certifications
  • Warranty is only 2 years for parts
  • No online control/management system
  • Lower quality materials used (vs. stainless or galvanized steel)
Category:
Side by Side, Top Load Washer, Front Load Dryer, Fuel Type - Gas or Electric
Control Type:
Knobs
Washer Capacity:
2.9 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7.4 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:

Our Review

The most cost-effective option of all that we reviewed. As expected, you get fewer features with lower quality materials and spin speed. The washer capacity is the smallest of all offered. The whirlpool warranty isn’t the worst offered, but it’s pretty close. If you don’t care about certifications or modern features, it’s a good low-cost option. It comes with a water heater, the washer has 4 cycles and 5 temperatures, and the dryer has a large capacity and door opening.

Speed Queen 27 Inch Commercial Laundry Center (Washer and Dryer Set)

8/10
  • Washer has 4 cycles with indicator lights and 3 temperature and soil settings
  • 4 Compartment dispenser for pre-wash, wash, bleach, and fabric softener
  • Stainless steel drum and Spin Speed up to 1200 RPM for washer
  • Quantum ® control system allows management, customization, and troubleshooting of laundry equipment from any device connected to the internet. Includes robust custom pricing capability as well as cycle modifiers
  • Balancing technology to reduce vibration and noise and keep loads balanced
  • Washer has large door opening (15.5-inch diameter) and 180-degree door swing
  • Dryer has a galvanized steel drum, industry’s largest door opening at 2.05 sq. ft., reversible door, 18-pound capacity, and 5 temperature settings
  • High efficiency exhaust blower driven by ⅓ Horsepower motor
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty on parts for washer and dryer
  • 5-year warranty for bearings and bearing seal assembly
  • Warranty for Stainless steel inner cylinder for the life of the washer against rust
  • Secured and integrated coin vault Meter Case
  • Coin Box Sold Separately
  • No energy star rating
  • No stainless steel drum for dryer
Category:
Side by Side, Front Load Washer & Dryer, Fuel Type - Gas or Electric
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.42 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
ADA Compliant

Our Review

The most expensive side by side laundry center we reviewed. It has all of the features you could need with Quantum Control system, 1200 rpm spin speed, 4 cycle wash with 4 compartment dispenser, large washer opening with 180-degree door swing, very large dryer door opening, 5 temperature settings for the dryer, limited 3-year warranty and more. We reduced the score a bit as given its price, it doesn’t have any energy certifications, no stainless steel drum for the dryer, and requires you to purchase a coin box separately.

Whirlpool 27 Inch Front Load Commercial Laundry Center (Washer and Dryer Set)

6/10
  • 3 cycles and 3 temperature settings, bleach dispenser
  • Stainless Steel Drum and Spin Speed up to 1000 RPM from ½ HP motor for Washer
  • Automatic Load Balancing due to six point suspension with four dampers and two springs
  • 3 Dryer Cycles and 3 temperature options driven by ⅓ HP motor
  • Cabinet made of commercial-grade steel and porcelain-enamel
  • Microprocessor controls allow owners to customize prices and when coupled with one-touch cycle selection, makes it easy for users to select cycle that best fits their needs
  • Offers super cycle option for additional rinse or wash time
  • Reversible Dryer Door with window, door opening diameter is 18 ¼ inches.
  • Coinbox included
  • Front access panel gives easy access for servicing
  • Whirlpool offers 90-day limited warranty on parts and labor
  • Warranty is only 2 years for parts
  • No online control/management system
  • Fewer washer and dryer cycles than other options
  • Dryer drum is powder-coat which isn’t quite as durable as stainless or galvanized steel as it can chip
Category:
Side by Side, Front Load Washer & Dryer, Fuel Type - Gas or Electric
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.1 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
6.7 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
Energy Star Rated, ADA Compliant, CEE Tier II

Our Review

For those with a max budget of $3,000 who really value efficiency and spin speed, this is a decent option. You get a bit less than other options in wash options, capacity, warranty, and quality of material. The multiple energy efficiency certifications are a nice bonus.

Speed Queen Commercial Laundry Center (26 Inch Washer and 27 Inch Dryer Set)

7/10
  • Washer has 3 cycles with indicator lights and 3 temperature and soil settings
  • Stainless steel tub with triple-lip seal and Spin Speed up to 710 RPM for washer
  • Quantum ® control system allows management, customization, and troubleshooting of laundry equipment from any device connected to the internet. Includes robust custom pricing capability as well as cycle modifiers
  • Four-Vane Agitator that delivers a 210-degree agitation stroke for better wash results
  • Suspension system to reduce vibration and noise and better handling of unbalanced loads
  • Dryer has a galvanized steel drum, industry’s largest door opening at 2.05 sq. ft., reversible door, 18-pound capacity, and 5 temperature settings
  • High efficiency exhaust blower driven by ⅓ Horsepower motor
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty on parts for washer and dryer
  • 5-year warranty for bearings and bearing seal assembly
  • Warranty against rust is lifetime of the unit for washer Stainless steel inner cylinder
  • Coin Box Sold Separately
  • No energy star rating and dryer is not ADA compliant
  • Lower spin speed than other options
Category:
Side, Top Load Washer & Front Load Dryer, Fuel Type - Gas or Electric
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.26 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
Washer is ADA Compliant

Our Review

With this option you sacrifice a bit on spin speed and efficiency vs. option #4 and you have to purchase a coin box separately. The higher quality setup (stainless steel and galvanized steel drums, larger dryer door opening), quantum controls, and extra year on the warranty (3 vs. 2) make up for it.

Wascomat Crossover 27 Inch Washer & Dryer Set

8/10
  • Washer has 4 cycles, bleach and fabric softener dispensers, and highest wash capacity of 22 lbs so far
  • Built to last 15,000 + cycles with spin speed up to 1000 RPM (300G)
  • Stainless Steel Drum, professional grade 8 point suspension, top quality SKF bearings, 3 seals with 5 lips protect bearings, solid steel counterweights
  • Extra large door opening (15 inches) for washer and field adjustable water levels and cycle
  • Quiet operation and heavy-duty door hinge
  • Superior unbalance tolerance
  • Dryer has stainless steel drum, extra large door opening (17 ¼ inches), and large capacity tumbler
  • High efficiency exhaust blower driven by ⅓ Horsepower motor
  • 3-year warranty on parts
  • 5-year warranty on outer cylinder, bearings & seals
  • 10-year warranty on stainless steel cylinder against rust
  • Very secure coin box included
  • Dryer door isn’t reversible
  • Stainless steel cylinder has a 10-year warranty against rust (Speed Queen offers lifetime of unit)
  • No online control/management system
Category:
Side by Side, Front Load Washer & Dryer, Fuel Type - Gas or Electric
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.5 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7.5 cu. ft.
Color:
Grey
Certifications:
Energy Star Rated, CEE Tier III, ADA Compliant

Our Review

This brand provides the largest capacity washer and dryer of all that we reviewed. Washer has 4 cycles, a high spin speed, and multiple dispenser options and energy certifications. Both washer and dryer drums are stainless steel and have large door openings. It also has a 3 year warranty on all parts.

Speed Queen 27 Inch Stacked Electric Washer and Dryer

8/10
  • Washer has 4 cycles with indicator lights and 3 temperature and soil settings
  • 4 Compartment dispenser for pre-wash, wash, bleach, and fabric softener
  • Stainless steel drum and Spin Speed up to 1200 RPM (440G) for washer
  • Quantum ® control system allows management, customization, and troubleshooting of laundry equipment from any device connected to the internet. Includes robust custom pricing capability as well as cycle modifiers
  • Balancing technology to minimize vibration and reduce noise
  • Dryer has industry’s largest door opening at 2.06 sq. ft., reversible door, and 5 temperature settings
  • High efficiency exhaust blower driven by ⅓ Horsepower motor
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty on parts for washer and dryer
  • 5 year warranty for bearings and bearing seal assembly
  • Warranty against rust for Stainless Steel cylinder is lifetime of the unit
  • Secured coin vaults with integrated meter case
  • Coin box sold separately
  • No energy star rating
  • Stack washer/dryer requires two power cords. One for washer, one for dryer.
Category:
Stacked, Front Load, Electric
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.42 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
ADA Compliant (Washer)

Our Review

All the same benefits and negatives of option #3, except this stacked laundry center is also more expensive. It’s worth noting that this brand requires two power chords on their stacked version. Other brands don’t have that issue. If you love option #3 and don’t have as much space, this could be a good fit.

Wascomat Crossover 27 Inch Stacked Electric Laundry Center

8/10
  • Washer has 4 cycles, bleach and fabric softener dispensers, and highest wash capacity of 22 lbs so far
  • Built to last 15,000 + cycles with spin speed up to 1000 RPM (300G)
  • Stainless Steel Drum, professional grade 8 point suspension, top quality SKF bearings, 3 seals with 5 lips protect bearings, solid steel counterweights
  • Extra large door opening (15 inches) for washer and field adjustable water levels and cycle
  • Quiet operation and heavy-duty door hinge
  • Superior unbalance tolerance
  • Dryer has stainless steel drum, extra large door opening (17 ¼ inches), and large capacity tumbler
  • High efficiency exhaust blower driven by ⅓ Horsepower motor
  • 3 year warranty on parts
  • 5 year warranty on outer cylinder, bearings & seals
  • 10 year warranty on stainless steel cylinder against rust
  • Very secure coin box included
  • Dryer door isn’t reversible
  • Stainless steel cylinder has a 10 year warranty against rust (Speed Queen offers lifetime of unit)
  • Not listed as ADA Compliant
  • More expensive than side by side version
  • No online control/management system
Category:
Stacked, Front Load, Electric
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.5 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7.5 cu. ft.
Color:
Grey
Certifications:
Energy Star Rated, CEE Tier III

Our Review

The same features, benefits and negatives as option #6, but a bit more expensive. For both this and option #6, this price level should have some sort of online control/management system. This stacked version also is not listed as ADA compliant though still has the multiple energy certifications.

Speed Queen 27 Inch Stacked Gas Washer and Dryer

8/10
  • Washer has 3 cycles with indicator lights and 3 temperature and soil settings
  • 4 Compartment dispenser for pre-wash, wash, bleach, and fabric softener
  • Stainless steel drum, spin speed up to 1200 RPM (440G) for washer
  • Extra-wide 15.5” washer door opening and 180 degree door swing
  • U.S. Department of Energy compliance for energy and water efficiency
  • Quantum ® control system allows management, customization, and troubleshooting of laundry equipment from any device connected to the internet. Includes robust custom pricing capability as well as cycle modifiers
  • Balancing technology to minimize vibration and reduce noise
  • Dryer has industry’s largest door opening at 2.06 sq. ft.
  • Dryer has 5 temperature settings, galvanized steel tub, and a high efficiency exhaust blower with ⅓ HP motor
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty on parts for washer and dryer
  • 5 year warranty for bearings and bearing seal assembly
  • Warranty against rust for Stainless Steel cylinder is lifetime of the unit
  • Secured coin vaults with integrated meter case
  • Coin box sold separately
  • Dryer door not reversible
  • Lists 3 wash cycles vs. the 4 wash cycles offered by electric stacked washer/dryer set from the same manufacturer (option #7)
  • Stack washer/dryer requires two power cords. One for washer, one for dryer.
Category:
Stacked, Front Load, Gas
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
3.42 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
ADA Compliant (Washer), Energy Star Rated

Our Review

This is the gas version of option #7. Interestingly, it has one less wash cycle and one more certification (Energy Star Rated). If choosing between the two, it comes down to how you feel about energy efficiency vs number of wash cycles. We give this a slightly higher rating as the Energy Star rating holds more weight than the lost cycle for us.

Kenmore 27 Inch Commercial Front Load Washer and Dryer

4/10
  • Washer has 3 cycles with indicator lights and 3 temperature settings
  • 3 Compartment dispenser for wash, bleach, and fabric softener
  • Stainless steel drum, spin speed up to 1000 RPM for washer
  • Automatic load balancing
  • Super cycle available, coin drop and coin box included, robust drive system
  • Dryer drum has powder-coat finish
  • Reversible side swing door with heavy-duty hinges
  • Dryer has 3 temperature settings and coin box included
  • Warranty is only 1 year for all parts
  • Dryer drum not stainless or galvanized steel
  • Dryer not Energy Star Rated
  • No online control/management system
  • Fewer wash and dryer cycles than other options
Category:
Front Load, Fuel Type- Electric (washer), Gas (dryer)
Control Type:
Electronic
Washer Capacity:
3.1 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
6.7 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
Energy Star Rated (Washer)

Our Review

At nearly $4,000, this combination is light on features and has only a 1 year limited warranty on all parts. We don’t recommend this option.
*Find the dryer for the same price here.

Kenmore 27 Inch Commercial Washer and Dryer

3/10
  • Deep-Water wash system has 2 cycles with indicator lights and 5 temperature settings
  • Porcelain drum, spin speed up to 700 RPM for washer
  • Triple-lip seal with garter spring and full-wrap metal console
  • Washer has a traditional flex-vane agitator
  • Dryer drum has powder-coat finish
  • Reversible dryer door with 180 degree swing
  • Dryer has 3 temp
  • Warranty is only 1 year for all parts
  • Dryer drum not stainless or galvanized steel
  • No certifications
  • No online control/management system
  • Fewer wash and dry cycles than other options
  • No electronic or touchpad controls
Category:
Top Load Washer, Front Load Dryer, Fuel Type- Electric (washer), Gas (dryer)
Control Type:
Mechanical
Washer Capacity:
3.3 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7.4 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:

Our Review

At this price level, there are better options. Kenmore’s 1 year limited warranty on all parts is the shortest of all brands we reviewed.
*Find the washer for $1250 here.

Maytag Commercial Laundry Pair

8/10
  • Deep-Water wash system has 4 distinct profiles
  • Galvanized steel drum, spin speed up to 700 RPM for washer
  • PowerWash(R) Cycle for more agitation and higher temperature options to help clean the dirtiest of loads
  • Intelligent controls that allow for multi-level per cycle/option pricing, customers can pick a cycle based on their specific wash needs
  • Triple-lip seal and stainless steel shaft
  • Washer has a traditional flex-vane agitator
  • Dryer has four roller suspension with permanently lubricated bearings
  • Reversible Dryer Door and Full Wrap Console
  • Maytag Connect 360 Compatible to deliver real-time diagnostic information to any computer, laptop or smartphone
  • Backed by Maytag 7/5 Year limited warranty
  • No details on type of drum for dryer
  • Not Energy Star or ADA compliant
  • Washer capacity is smaller than most other options
Category:
Side by side, Top Load Washer, Front Load Dryer, Fuel Type- Electric (washer), Gas (dryer)
Control Type:
Touchpad
Washer Capacity:
2.9 cu. ft.
Dryer Capacity
7.4 cu. ft.
Color:
White
Certifications:
UL Compliant (Washer)

Our Review

A solid side-by-side option that’s a great value. It only gets a lower rating because of the lack of energy star rating and a smaller capacity washer. This very reasonably priced laundry center provides the longest limited warranty on all parts of the brands we reviewed (5 years).

How to Choose a Coin-Operated Washer & Dryer

Commercial laundry machines aren’t often reviewed online and brands tend to promote their strongest features, so you need to pay attention to the specifications. Sometimes even the specs can leave out certain comparable details. However, you can start narrowing down with some online research. Before you buy, you should talk to an appliance seller or expert about your specific setup and usage scenario. There are multiple available online like AJ Madison and Appliances Connection.

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Finding What Works For You

Finding the right product can be tricky based on your budget and what features are important. Many focus on the material of the drum/tub for durability, wash settings for user flexibility, and higher spin cycle rpm for drying the heavier items as well as the delicates. Warranty is also important to consider as what each brand offers can vary. For example, Maytag offers a 5-year limited warranty on all parts while other brands offer 3 or 1-year warranties.

We took a look at 12 different sets of washer and dryers to help you get started on your online research. Some higher-end brands offer products that are $4,000 and up for each washer or dryer. We focused on the low to reasonably priced models that are keeping your total cost for both under $4,500.

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