ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014 — Large Clothes Washers (larger than 2.5 cubic ft)

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in 2014The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014 designation recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR program. These exceptional clothes washers represent the leading edge in energy efficient products this year. Access the full ENERGY STAR Most Efficient qualified products list in Excel.

View Small Clothes Washers (2.5 cubic feet and smaller)

Kenmore model 417.4112**
Kenmore
417.4112**
MSRP $899

Features:

  • Powerful but gentle Smart Motion technology to get your clothes clean
  • Waterfall baffles scoop HE detergent-enriched water and showers it down onto the laundry for superior stain removal and gentle clothing care
  • Kenmore's Vibration Guard™ keeps even oversized loads balanced for smooth, quiet operation. Ideal for second floor installations
  • The Stain Boost option adds soak time to remove tough stains such as ground-in mud, blood and grass stains
  • 5 temperatures, 5 spin speeds, 3 soil levels and Delay Start

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.70
Modified Energy Factor 3.35
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 96
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,206
Total Annual Cost** $74–$79
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $814–$866
Frigidaire model FAFS4174**
Frigidaire
FAFS4174**
MSRP $899-$999

Features:
Front-load washer, NSF sanitize and allergen certified, largest capacity (in its class), fast wash/dry (in its class), steam system, recirc system, vibration control premium, SilentDesignTM sound package, automatic detergent, prewash, bleach, & fabric softener dispenser, stainless steel drum, LED Drum light, 15 cycle count.

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.86
Modified Energy Factor 3.21
Water Factor 2.7
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 104
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,085
Total Annual Cost** $77–$82
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $846–$902
Frigidaire model FAFS4073**, FAFW3921**
Frigidaire
FAFS4073**, FAFW3921**
MSRP $949-$1149

Features:
Front-load washer, NSF sanitize and allergen certified, steam system, sound pack definition, stainless steel drum, automatic detergent, prewash, bleach, and fabric softener dispenser, automatic temperature control, 10 cycle selections, cycle signal chime, largest capacity (in its class), fast wash/dry (in its class), water hoses included.

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.81
Modified Energy Factor 3.21
Water Factor 2.8
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 96
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,182
Total Annual Cost** $77–$82
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $851–$903
Frigidaire model FFFW5100**
Frigidaire
FFFW5100**
MSRP $899

Features:
3.9 Cu. Ft. Capacity/ Tumble Action Cleaning System/ Advance Rinse Technology/ Stainless Steel Drum/ Ready-Select Controls/ End-Of-Cycle Signal/ TimeWise Technology/ Stay-Fresh Antimicrobial Seal/ Vibration Control System/ 1,200 RPM Maximum Spin Speed/ Automatic Temperature Control/ White Finish

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.86
Modified Energy Factor 3.25
Water Factor 2.8
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 96
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,237
Total Annual Cost** $78–$83
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $856–$908
Frigidaire model FFFS5115**
Frigidaire
FFFS5115**
MSRP $949 - $1,049

Features:

  • Fastest Full Load Wash: Wash a full load the fastest. With Quick Wash™, a full load is finished in just 20 minutes.
  • Better Stain Removal: ""Ready Steam™"" option improves stain removal, ensuring cleaner clothes.
  • NSF® Certified
  • Vibration Control System: Advanced vibration control keeps even oversized loads balanced for smooth, quiet operation. Ideal for second floor installation.
  • Stay-Fresh™ Door Seal

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.86
Modified Energy Factor 3.21
Water Factor 2.8
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 96
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,237
Total Annual Cost** $78–$83
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $863–$915
Samsung model WF398A*PA**
Samsung
WF398A*PA**
MSRP $1,099

Features:
Diamond Interior Drum - Diamond Drum Gives You Automatic Fabric Protection. PureCycle™ - A Washer that Cleans Itself. Internal Heater - Ensures the Right Temperature to Sanitize Your Clothes. VRT - VRT™ Technology Keeps Loads Balanced and Virtually Silent.

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.86
Modified Energy Factor 3.3
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 94
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,539
Total Annual Cost** $79–$84
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $874–$924
Samsung model WF397U*PA**,WF405A*PA**
Samsung
WF397U*PA**, WF405A*PA**
MSRP $1,099-$1,399

Features:
4.6 cu.ft High Efficiency Front-Load Washer with PowerFoam™ and Steam. More performance, more efficiency and more washing power.

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.96
Modified Energy Factor 3.35
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 93
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,502
Total Annual Cost** $80–$84
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $877–$927
Kenmore model 592-4933*, 592-4934*, 592-4935*
Kenmore
592-4933*, 592-4934*, 592-4935*
MSRP $1199/$1299

Features:
SpeedSpray™ Helps Save Up to 90 Minutes on Your Average Week-load of Laundry*. Thoroughly Washes Even Big Loads with PowerFoam™. Steam Wash Eliminates Stains Without Pre-Treatment. 13 Washing Cycles for a Better Wash

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.96
Modified Energy Factor 3.35
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 93
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,502
Total Annual Cost** $80–$84
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $877–$927
LG model WM3050C*, WM3250H*A
LG
WM3050C*, WM3250H*A
MSRP $799

Features:

  • Ultra Large 4.0 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • 6Motion™ Technology

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.95
Modified Energy Factor 3.2
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 130
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,645
Total Annual Cost** $81–$88
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $893–$963
LG model WM3550H***
LG
WM3550H***
MSRP $1,399

Features:
Front-load washer, TrueSteamTM enabled, 12 Cycles including 15-Minute SpeedWashTM, SteamFreshTM, SteamSanitaryTM and AllergieneTM, NSF® and AAFA certified, ColdWashTM Option enabled by 6MotionTM, TrueBalanceTM Anti-Vibration Technology, Ultra Large 4.3 cu. ft. NeveRustTM Stainless Steel Tub, Dual LED Display with intuitive Dial-A-CycleTM controls, 1300 RPM, DirectDrive Motor (10 Year Warranty).

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.4
Water Factor 2.8
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 95
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,676
Total Annual Cost** $84–$89
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $923–$975
Samsung model WF393B*PA**, WF395B*PA**
Samsung
WF393B*PA**, WF395B*PA**
MSRP $999

Features:
Deep Steam Cycle and Steam Care Option - Delivers more powerful cleaning results by loosening soils and dirt; Samsung's Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT ™) - Significantly reducing vibration and noise while improving handling of unbalanced loads; Self-cleaning washer for the ultimate clean; Peace of mind with NSF® certified sanitization cycle - Samsung's NFS certified washers eliminate 99.9% of household bacteria from laundry.

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.9
Modified Energy Factor 3.3
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 93
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,388
Total Annual Cost** $85–$90
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $931–$985
Samsung model WF461***
Samsung
WF461***
MSRP $1,399

Features:
Front-load washer, NightWash - No need to transfer from washer to dryer. Perfect for laundering small loads overnight so they're ready to wear in the morning. PowerFoam - Foam you can see, clean you can feel. Exclusive PowerFoam Technology creates a powerful, yet gentle foam that's ideal for washing large loads and bulky items. Steam - For a powerful clean. Steam cycle delivers more powerful cleaning results by loosening ground-in dirt and grime without pre-treatment. PureCycle™ - A washer that cleans itself. Clean your drum with the touch of a button to ensure a fresh, clean drum without detergent.

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.86
Modified Energy Factor 3.25
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 94
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,388
Total Annual Cost** $85–$90
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $939–$993
Kenmore model 4153#21#
Kenmore
4153#21#
MSRP $1199/$1299

Features:
Front-load 4.3 cu. ft. washer, 12 cycles including StainTreatTM, Workout WearTM, Kids WearTM, ColdCleanTM, NSF®;-Certified Sanitize Cycle. 10 Options including My Cycle, , SaveEnergy+, CleanWasher. 1300 RPM max spin speed, Kenmore ConnectTM, AirFlowTM doorstop, Stainless Steel Drum with Lifetime Warranty; 10-Year warranty on Direct Drive Motor.

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.4
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 95
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,843
Total Annual Cost** $85–$90
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $937–$988
LG model WM3150H**
LG
WM3150H**
MSRP $1,299

Features:
Front-load washer, 12 Cycles including 15-Minute SpeedWashTM, BrightWhitesTM, and SanitaryTM, NSF®; and AAFA certified, ColdWashTM Option enabled by 6MotionTM, TrueBalanceTM Anti-Vibration Technology, Ultra Large 4.3 cu. ft. NeveRustTM Stainless Steel Tub, Extra Wide 16.93" Door Opening, Dual LED Display with intuitive Dial-A-CycleTM controls, 1300 RPM, DirectDrive Motor (10 Year Warranty).

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.4
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 95
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,843
Total Annual Cost** $85–$90
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $937–$988
Electrolux model EIFLS60**
Electrolux
EIFLS60**
MSRP $1,299

Features:
Front-load washer, control lockout, Luxury-QuietTM sound package, Integral water heater, stainless steel wash drum, Interior Lighting, Automatic Water Level Adjustment, automatic bleach, detergent , & fabric softener dispenser, 11 wash cycles, 15 minute fast wash, adjustable End-of-Cycle Chime, NSF®; Certified, "Add Steam" Option.

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.30
Modified Energy Factor 3.33
Water Factor 2.8
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 102
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,720
Total Annual Cost** $86–$91
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $941–$996
Kenmore model 592-4939*
Kenmore
592-4939*
MSRP $1,399.99

Features:
Control and Monitor the Washer from Your Smartphone with Smart Control. SpeedSpray™ Helps. Save Up to 90 Minutes on Your Average Week-load of Laundry*. Thoroughly Washes Even Big Loads with PowerFoam™. Our King-Size Capacity Fits More Wash - So You Can Do Fewer Loads.

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.47
Modified Energy Factor 3.42
Water Factor 2.7
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 90
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,731
Total Annual Cost** $87–$91
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $956–$1,005
Samsung model WF431***
Samsung
WF431***
MSRP $1,299

Features:
PowerFoam™ Technology for foam you can see, clean you can feel - Exclusive PowerFoam™ Technology creates a powerful, yet gentle foam ' ideal for washing large loads and bulky items; Deep Steam Cycle and Steam Care Option - Delivers more powerful cleaning results by loosening soils and dirt; Samsung's Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT ™) - Significantly reducing vibration and noise while improving handling of unbalanced loads; Self-cleaning washer for the ultimate clean; Peace of mind with NSF® certified sanitization cycle - Samsung's NFS certified washers eliminate 99.9% of household bacteria from laundry

Capacity (cubic ft) 3.86
Modified Energy Factor 3.2
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 95
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,539
Total Annual Cost** $87–$92
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $961–$1,017
LG model WM4070H**
LG
WM4070H**
MSRP $1,299

Features:
Front-load washer, 12 Cycles including 15-Minute SpeedWash™, BrightWhites™, and Sanitary™, NSF®; and AAFA certified, ColdWash™ Option enabled by 6Motion™, TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration Technology, Ultra Large 4.3 cu. ft. NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Tub, Extra Wide 16.93" Door Opening, Dual LED Display with intuitive Dial-A-Cycle™ controls, 1300 RPM, DirectDrive Motor (10 Year Warranty).

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.3
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 115
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 5,010
Total Annual Cost** $87–$93
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $958–$1,020
LG model WM3650H**
LG
WM3650H**
MSRP $1,299

Features:
Front-load washer, 12 Cycles including 15-Minute SpeedWash™, BrightWhites™, and Sanitary™, NSF®; and AAFA certified, ColdWash™ Option enabled by 6Motion™, TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration Technology, Ultra Large 4.3 cu. ft. NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Tub, Extra Wide 16.93" Door Opening, Dual LED Display with intuitive Dial-A-Cycle™ controls, 1300 RPM, DirectDrive Motor (10 Year Warranty).

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.3
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 115
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 5,010
Total Annual Cost** $87–$93
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $958–$1,020
Kenmore model 4157#21#, 4167#21#
Kenmore
4157#21#, 4167#21#
MSRP $1,299/$1,399

Features:
4.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam™ Technology. Direct drive motor 10 year manufacturer's limited warranty. Coldwash™ Technology.

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.3
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 115
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 5,010
Total Annual Cost** $87–$93
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $958–$1,020
Kenmore model 592-4936*; 592-4937*; 592-4938*
Kenmore
592-4936*; 592-4937*; 592-4938*
MSRP $1567/$1,712

Features:
King-Size Capacity Front-Load Washer With SpeedSpray, VRT Plus Technology, 13 Wash Cycles, 1300 RPM Spin Speeds, Water Heater, 5 Temperature Settings

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.3
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 90
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,877
Total Annual Cost** $87–$92
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $961–$1,010
Electrolux model EWFLS70**
Electrolux
EWFLS70**
MSRP $1,799

Features:
Front-load washer, Luxury-Design®; Lighting, Touch-2-OpenTM Doors, NSF®; Certified, Luxury-QuietTM, Perfect SteamTM Washer, 15 minute fast wash, Wave-Touch® Controls, control lockout, automatic water level adjustment, auto bleach, detergent , & fabric softener dispenser, 65 wash cycles, adjustable end-of-Cycle chime, stainless steel wash drum.

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.42
Modified Energy Factor 3.29
Water Factor 2.8
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 118
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,851
Total Annual Cost** $88–$94
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $968–$1,032
Kenmore model 415421
Kenmore
4154#21#
MSRP $1,199/$1,299

Features:
Front-load 4.3 cu. ft. washer with SteamCare™, 12 cycles including StainTreat™, SteamRefresh™, ColdClean™, Workout Wear™, Kids Wear™, NSF®;-Certified Sanitize Cycle. 10 Options including My Cycle, ColdClean™, SaveEnergy+, CleanWasher. 1300 RPM max spin speed, Kenmore Connect™, AirFlow™ doorstop, Stainless Steel Drum with Lifetime Warranty; 10-Year warranty on Direct Drive Motor

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.26
Modified Energy Factor 3.4
Water Factor 2.8
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 95
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,676
Total Annual Cost** $91–$96
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $997–$1,052
Samsung model WF455A*GS**
Samsung
WF455A*GS**
MSRP $1,299

Features:
Front-load 4.5 cu. ft. washer. Smart Control-Control your washer from your smartphone. Washer sends your smartphone notifications when laundry is finished. Smart Care-Diagnose and troubleshoot with your smartphone. SpeedSpray-Save over 90 minutes on your average week-load of laundry. PowerFoam-Exclusive PowerFoam Technology creates a powerful, yet gentle foam that's ideal for washing large loads and bulky items. Vibration Reduction Technology Plus-Reduces noise more than regular VRT™ technology by 40%.

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.47
Modified Energy Factor 3.42
Water Factor 2.7
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 90
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,731
Total Annual Cost** $94–$99
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $1,032–$1,084
Samsung model WF457A*GS**
Samsung
WF457A*GS**
MSRP $1,599

Features:
Front-load 4.5 cu. ft. washer. Smart Control-Control your washer from your smartphone. Washer sends your smartphone notifications when laundry is finished. 8' Touch screen LCD-A faster, easier way to control washer functions. SpeedSpray-Save over 90 minutes on your average week-load of laundry. 6 Specialty Cycles-A customized wash for each kind of stain. No pre-treating or extra rinse required. PowerFoam-Exclusive PowerFoam Technology creates a powerful, yet gentle foam that's ideal for washing large loads and bulky items.

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.47
Modified Energy Factor 3.42
Water Factor 2.7
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 90
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,731
Total Annual Cost** $94–$99
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $1,032–$1,084
Samsung model WF433B*GJ**, WF435A*GJ**,WF511***
Samsung
WF433B*GJ**, WF435A*GJ**, WF511***
MSRP $1,199-1,299

Features:
Deep Steam Cycle and Steam Care Option - Delivers more powerful cleaning results by loosening soils and dirt; Samsung's Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT ™) - Significantly reducing vibration and noise while improving handling of unbalanced loads; Self-cleaning washer for the ultimate clean; Peace of mind with NSF® certified sanitization cycle - Samsung's NFS certified washers eliminate 99.9% of household bacteria from laundry

Capacity (cubic ft) 4.29
Modified Energy Factor 3.32
Water Factor 2.9
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 93
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 4,877
Total Annual Cost** $94–$99
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $1,036–$1,090
Kenmore model 410731; 410831; 410721, 410821
Kenmore
4107#31#;
4108#31#;
4107#21#,
4108#21#
MSRP $1,399/$1,499

Features:

  • Steam Treat™ cleans with the power of steam to virtually eliminate the need to pre-treat stains
  • NSF®-certified sanitize option eliminates 99.9% of certain bacteria without using harsh chemicals
  • SmartMotion periodically tumbles loads up to 19 hours after the wash cycle is complete to keep clean laundry smelling fresh

Capacity (cubic ft) 5.16
Modified Energy Factor 3.45
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 135
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 6,068
Total Annual Cost** $103–$109
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $1,131–$1,204
LG model WM8000H**
LG
WM8000H**
MSRP $1,399

Features:
TurboWash™ Washer, 14 Cycles including 15-Minute SpeedWash™, BrightWhites™, and Sanitary™, NSF®; and AAFA certified, ColdWash™ Option enabled by 6Motion™, TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration Technology, Mega Capacity 5.1 cu. ft. NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Tub, Extra Wide 16.93" Door Opening, Dual LED Display with intuitive Dial-A-Cycle™ controls, 1300 RPM, DirectDrive Motor (10 Year Warranty).

Capacity (cubic ft) 5.16
Modified Energy Factor 3.45
Water Factor 3
Annual Energy Use (kWh)* 135
Annual Water Use (gallons)* 6,068
Total Annual Cost** $103–$109
Lifetime Cost to Operate*** $1,131–$1,204
*Estimates based on an average-use of 392 cycles per year (or 7.5 loads per week) per the U.S. Department of Energy test procedure (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Section 430 Appendix J1).
**Based on a 2013 national average cost of 11.5 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity, $10.79 per million BTU of natural gas, and $8.37 per 1,000 gallons of water.
***Clothes washer average lifetime estimate is 11 years.