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Best Top Loading Washing Machine in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best top loading washing machine in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

You cannot escape dirty laundry, but a top loader washing machine only eases your load. There was an era that belonged to semi-automatic washing machines in India; however, customers' new favourite is a fully-automatic top-loading washing machine. So, if you are also the one graduating from the semi-automatic, then this best top loader washing machine buyer's guide is for you.

Front-loading Washing Machines

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11/27/2021

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Rating

Capacity (in kg)

Spin Speed (in RPM)

Wash program

Pro's & Con's

Warranty

Child Lock

Suitability

Colour

Memory Backup

Panel Display

Water Level

Auto-restart

Drum

Body Material

360° BLOOMWASH PRO H 7.5

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360° BLOOMWASH PRO H 7.5

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9.8 / 10

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7.5

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740

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Daily, heavy, delicates, whites, stain wash, sari, woollens, bedsheet, rinse dry, dry only, wash only, anti-bacteria

Built-in heater
Feasible for both hard and soft water
Hot catalytic soak
Smart Lint filter
Hexa Bloom Impeller Pulsator
Only cold water inlet
Consumes quite an amount of water
Use power dry function because normal drying mode is not much efficient
3 years on product and 10 years on motor
Family of 4-5 members
Graphite
LED
10
Stainless steel Spa drum
Stainless Steel

LG

6.5 Kg 5 Star Smart Inverter

T65SKSF4Z

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9.7 / 10

11/2020

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6.5

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780

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Normal, pre wash+normal, gentle (wool/saree), quick wash, strong (jeans), tub clean/aqua reserve

Side waterfall technology
Smart inverter motor
Smart diagnosis-if there is any problem with the machine, connect it to the SmartThinQ app
Corrosion resistance motor
Tub clean
Only cold water inlet
Short inlet/outlet pipes
2 years on product and 10 years on motor
Family with 3 members
Middle Free Silver
LED
8
Stainless steel with specially designed grooves
PVC

LG

6.2 kg Inverter

T7288NDDLG.ASFPEIL

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9.5 / 10

11/2020

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6.2

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780

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Normal, pre wash+normal, gentle (wool/saree), quick wash, strong (jeans), tub clean/aqua reserve, favourite

Smart Inverter technology
Non-corroding revolutionary waterproof motor
Smart diagnosis
Jet spray plus hands-free technology
Vertical direction water streams mix laundry up & down resulting into even washing
Only cold water inlet
No in-built heater
2 years on product and 10 years on motor
Bachelors & couples
Middle Free Silver
LED
6
Stainless steel Turbo drum
Steel

Samsung

6.2 kg Washing Machine

WA62M4100HY/TL

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6.2

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700

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Blanket, delicates, eco tub clean, additional cycle - normal, quick wash, soak plus normal

Air turbo
Easy iron
Magic filter
Tempered glass window
Eco tub clean
Only cold water inlet
No in-built water heater
2 years on product and 4 years on motor
Bachelors & couples
Imperial Silver
Not mentioned
Red LED
5
Diamond- cut stainless steel
Polypropylene

Bosch

6.5 Kg Washing Machine

WOE654W0IN

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6.5

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680

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Daily wash, delicate, jeans, refresh, intensive, bedsheets, quick wash, drum drying

Power Wave wash system
Hot & cold water inlet
Automatic tub stop on lid opening
Capable of working on low water pressure(up to 0.3 bar)
Separate dispenser for liquid and powder detergents
Limited portability due to no wheel support
2 years on product and 10 years on motor
Family with 3 members
White
LED
8
Stainless steel
Stainless steel

Godrej

7 Kg Washing Machine

WT EON 700 A Gp Gr

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700

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Regular, delicate, heavy, quick wash(29 mins), wash only, rinse, spin, wash + rinse, rinse + spin

Toughened glass lids
Turbo 6 pulsator creates better water turbulence
No extra soaking as each wash program comes with an in-built automatic soak time of 5-8 minutes
i-wash technology calculates, soaks, washes and dries at the press of a button
Power-hungry
2 years on product and 10 years on motor
Family of 4-5 members
Grey
LED Digital
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Acu-wash stainless steel
Steel

Haier

5.8 kg Washing Machine

HWM58-020

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1000

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Double level spin
Hot & cold water inlet
Quadra flow pulsator
Fuzzy logic control
Noisy operation
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Bachelors & couples
White
Digital
4
Not mentioned
Not mentioned
PCM

Whirlpool

360° BLOOMWASH PRO H 7.5


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Pro's & Con's

Built-in heater
Feasible for both hard and soft water
Hot catalytic soak
Smart Lint filter
Hexa Bloom Impeller Pulsator
Only cold water inlet
Consumes quite an amount of water
Use power dry function because normal drying mode is not much efficient

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Daily, heavy, delicates, whites, stain wash, sari, woollens, bedsheet, rinse dry, dry only, wash only, anti-bacteria

Warranty

3 years on product and 10 years on motor

Child Lock

Suitability

Family of 4-5 members

Colour

Graphite

Memory Backup

Panel Display

LED

Water Level

10

Auto-restart

Drum

Stainless steel Spa drum

Body Material

Stainless Steel

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Buyer's Guide - Best Top Loading Washing Machine in India

Things you must know to buy the best top-loading washing machine.

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for a top-loading washing machine

What should you look for when buying a new top-loading washing machine?

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Use Cases: The best top loading washing machine for you

Which type of top-loading washing machine is best for your use cases?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a top-loading washing machine

Best practices for top loading, washing machine usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best top-loading washing machines

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a top-loading washing machine

1.1 Drum Material

Drums are usually made of plastic, porcelain-enamel and stainless steel, amongst which the last one is the most durable. They can withstand the high spinning speed. The other two are less expensive and porcelain-enamel being the least durable.

Drums are usually made of plastic, porcelain-enamel and stainless steel, amongst which the last one is the most durable. They can withstand the high spinning speed. The other two are less expensive and porcelain-enamel being the least durable.

1.2 Wash Settings

Usually, a fully automatic top load washing machine comes with 6-12 washing programs for different types of fabric. Some of the standard settings are normal, pre wash+normal, gentle, quick wash, strong (jeans), eco tub clean, delicate, blanket, soak+normal. You can choose between wash, rinse or spin along with them. Some brands offer to save your favourite settings, which you can do via touch screen, touchpad or rotary controls. 

Usually, a fully automatic top load washing machine comes with 6-12 washing programs for different types of fabric. Some of the standard settings are normal, pre wash+normal, gentle, quick wash, strong (jeans), eco tub clean, delicate, blanket, soak+normal. You can choose between wash, rinse or spin along with them. Some brands offer to save your favourite settings, which you can do via touch screen, touchpad or rotary controls. 

1.3 Capacity

The capacity of the washer is related to the volume of the drum. A t-shirt is usually of 227 grams, and a 5kg washing machine can accommodate 25 t-shirts. Here is the detailed description of what and how many other clothes can different capacity washer can hold onto.

5 kg - 6 kg (25 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 2 shirts

  • 2 pairs of adult Jeans

  • Household Items

  • 2 small towels

  • 2 dish towels

  • 2 pillow covers

  • 1-bed sheet

7 kg (35 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 3 shirts

  • 1 pair of children jeans

  • 2 pairs of adult jeans

  • Household Items

  • 3 small towels

  • 3 dish towels

  • 2 pillow covers

  • 2-bed sheets

8kg (40 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 3 shirts

  • 3 pairs of adult jeans

  • Household Items

  • 4 small towels

  • 4 dish towels

  • 3 pillow covers

  • 2-bed sheets

 10kg (50 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 4 shirts

  • 3 pairs of adult jeans

  • Household Items

  • 3 small towels

  • 4 dish towels

  • 6 pillowcases

  • 3-bed sheets

The capacity of the washer is related to the volume of the drum. A t-shirt is usually of 227 grams, and a 5kg washing machine can accommodate 25 t-shirts. Here is the detailed description of what and how many other clothes can different capacity washer can hold onto.

5 kg - 6 kg (25 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 2 shirts

  • 2 pairs of adult Jeans

  • Household Items

  • 2 small towels

  • 2 dish towels

  • 2 pillow covers

  • 1-bed sheet

7 kg (35 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 3 shirts

  • 1 pair of children jeans

  • 2 pairs of adult jeans

  • Household Items

  • 3 small towels

  • 3 dish towels

  • 2 pillow covers

  • 2-bed sheets

8kg (40 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 3 shirts

  • 3 pairs of adult jeans

  • Household Items

  • 4 small towels

  • 4 dish towels

  • 3 pillow covers

  • 2-bed sheets

 10kg (50 t-shirts)

  • Other clothes

  • 4 shirts

  • 3 pairs of adult jeans

  • Household Items

  • 3 small towels

  • 4 dish towels

  • 6 pillowcases

  • 3-bed sheets

1.4 Spin Speed

Spin speed is denoted by RPM, i.e. revolution per minute. The higher the revolution per minute, the better it is because that means more water will be squeezed out of your laundry. It will give you better drying in quick time. Some brands allow you to adjust the RPM based on the nature of clothes you are washing – for example, 600 RPM can be set for delicates, and you can double up that speed for towels.

Spin speed is denoted by RPM, i.e. revolution per minute. The higher the revolution per minute, the better it is because that means more water will be squeezed out of your laundry. It will give you better drying in quick time. Some brands allow you to adjust the RPM based on the nature of clothes you are washing – for example, 600 RPM can be set for delicates, and you can double up that speed for towels.

1.5 Suitability

Do you have a family size where lots of laundries are to be done? Then get a bigger machine. A 7 to 8 Kg machine suffice for a family with 4-6 members. For a family of 3 members or couples & bachelors, 5 to 6 Kg washing machine will be suitable.

Do you have a family size where lots of laundries are to be done? Then get a bigger machine. A 7 to 8 Kg machine suffice for a family with 4-6 members. For a family of 3 members or couples & bachelors, 5 to 6 Kg washing machine will be suitable.

1.6 Warranty

No washing machine comes cheaper, and when you are buying such an expensive product, it is wise to know about the product's warranty. High brands give warranty on both, i.e. product and motor. Usually, product warranty lies between 2- 3 years, and the motor warranty is of 10 years.

No washing machine comes cheaper, and when you are buying such an expensive product, it is wise to know about the product's warranty. High brands give warranty on both, i.e. product and motor. Usually, product warranty lies between 2- 3 years, and the motor warranty is of 10 years.

1.7 Memory Backup

The memory backup feature allows a washing machine to restart from the point it abruptly stopped due to power cut or such other reason. The feature due to which your machine starts on its own after getting back the power is called 'Auto-restart'.

The memory backup feature allows a washing machine to restart from the point it abruptly stopped due to power cut or such other reason. The feature due to which your machine starts on its own after getting back the power is called 'Auto-restart'.

1.8 Water Level

As the name goes, this feature lets you choose between different water levels. Commonly, washing machines have five water levels.

As the name goes, this feature lets you choose between different water levels. Commonly, washing machines have five water levels.

1.9 Price

Usually, a top-loading washing machine ranges between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 40,000. All the above features are inevitable, whereas below-mentioned features are advanced. So, before you delve deeper, it is essential to reconsider your budget. If there is more room for spending, get ready for luxury!

Usually, a top-loading washing machine ranges between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 40,000. All the above features are inevitable, whereas below-mentioned features are advanced. So, before you delve deeper, it is essential to reconsider your budget. If there is more room for spending, get ready for luxury!

1.10 Fuzzy Logic

Fuzzy logic is like A.I. to washing machines. A top-loading washing machine with fuzzy logic feature has built-in sensors. These sensors detect the weight of the laundry and do all the calculations concerning water intake, detergent to be used, cycle duration, washing setting, to name a few. Not all brands mention this feature as 'Fuzzy logic' as some use' 6 Sense,' or 'Program'.

Fuzzy logic is like A.I. to washing machines. A top-loading washing machine with fuzzy logic feature has built-in sensors. These sensors detect the weight of the laundry and do all the calculations concerning water intake, detergent to be used, cycle duration, washing setting, to name a few. Not all brands mention this feature as 'Fuzzy logic' as some use' 6 Sense,' or 'Program'.

1.11 Temperature Control

There are a few washing machines that are intelligent to manage the temperature. They use both cold and hot water in the right proportion. The cold water wash saves the energy, whereas the hot water wash helps you to remove the heavily soiled clothes.

There are a few washing machines that are intelligent to manage the temperature. They use both cold and hot water in the right proportion. The cold water wash saves the energy, whereas the hot water wash helps you to remove the heavily soiled clothes.

1.12 Noise

Almost all washing machines produce sound, but the one from good brands make the same in bearable decibels. Therefore, while buying a fully-automatic top-loading washing machine, choose the one which is not noisy. Trust us, inferior quality washing machines vibrate and make a sound, that can be horrible for your ears.

Almost all washing machines produce sound, but the one from good brands make the same in bearable decibels. Therefore, while buying a fully-automatic top-loading washing machine, choose the one which is not noisy. Trust us, inferior quality washing machines vibrate and make a sound, that can be horrible for your ears.

1.13 Pre-soak or Delay Start

Indian audience prefers to soak clothes for quite sometime before they clean it as it helps to get rid of the tough stains quickly. Any of the features, pre-soak or delay start, works if you believe in soaking the clothes. Also, with the delay start feature, you can soak the clothes at night and complete the laundry in the morning.

Indian audience prefers to soak clothes for quite sometime before they clean it as it helps to get rid of the tough stains quickly. Any of the features, pre-soak or delay start, works if you believe in soaking the clothes. Also, with the delay start feature, you can soak the clothes at night and complete the laundry in the morning.

1.14 Drum clean

As the name goes, this function helps in cleaning the washing machine drums. With drum clean, you can say bye to traces of detergent, mould and dirt stick inside the tub.

As the name goes, this function helps in cleaning the washing machine drums. With drum clean, you can say bye to traces of detergent, mould and dirt stick inside the tub.

1.15 Display

Today, most of the washing machines come with an LED display, and it is a convenient way to know all about the washing status. Also, it shows total time washing and drying will take. Washing machines with a higher price comes with a touchscreen display.

Today, most of the washing machines come with an LED display, and it is a convenient way to know all about the washing status. Also, it shows total time washing and drying will take. Washing machines with a higher price comes with a touchscreen display.

1.16 Steam Wash

This advanced feature is available in most expensive washing machines. Steam wash uses heat and humidity besides steam to remove tough stains and makes clothes odour free.

This advanced feature is available in most expensive washing machines. Steam wash uses heat and humidity besides steam to remove tough stains and makes clothes odour free.

1.17 Extra Rinse Cycle

The extra rinse cycle is given priority by those customers who are allergic to detergent residue as this feature rinses the laundry for an additional cycle.

The extra rinse cycle is given priority by those customers who are allergic to detergent residue as this feature rinses the laundry for an additional cycle.

1.18 Bubble Wash

Bubble wash is also famous as eco bubble and active foam. Customers prefer this mode as it produces tiny bubbles which go deeper into the fabric and clean the clothes thoroughly.

Bubble wash is also famous as eco bubble and active foam. Customers prefer this mode as it produces tiny bubbles which go deeper into the fabric and clean the clothes thoroughly.

2. Use Cases: The best top loading washing machine for you

2.1 Which washing machine is best for a family of five members?

Buy a 10 kg or more capacity top-loading washing machine for a big Indian family with five or more members.

Buy a 10 kg or more capacity top-loading washing machine for a big Indian family with five or more members.

2.2 Is a top-loading washing machine the right choice for people with back problems?

Yes. In fact, one of the significant differences between the front loader and top leader is you need not to bend your back to load in the top-loading washer.

Yes. In fact, one of the significant differences between the front loader and top leader is you need not to bend your back to load in the top-loading washer.

2.3 Which top-loading washing machine allows human intervention?

All top-loading washing machine allows you to put the clothes as and when you want. However, in case of a front-loader, once you start the machine, you can clean any of the left cloth(s) only in the next slot.

All top-loading washing machine allows you to put the clothes as and when you want. However, in case of a front-loader, once you start the machine, you can clean any of the left cloth(s) only in the next slot.

2.4 Which washing machine is best for energy-saving continuous souls?

Brands mention energy rating on the washing machines, which varies from 1 to 5 stars. More starts mean more energy-efficient machine. Besides that, you can follow some basic practices to reduce energy cost.

  • Use cold water to wash clothes as extra energy is required to heat the water.

  • Washing clothes in a full load leads to the effective utilisation of water and energy.

  • Always try to use the lowest water level as per load.

Brands mention energy rating on the washing machines, which varies from 1 to 5 stars. More starts mean more energy-efficient machine. Besides that, you can follow some basic practices to reduce energy cost.

  • Use cold water to wash clothes as extra energy is required to heat the water.

  • Washing clothes in a full load leads to the effective utilisation of water and energy.

  • Always try to use the lowest water level as per load.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 How much detergent should I put for each load?

The amount of detergent to be used depends on the hardness of water and soils in clothes. You need to use more detergent in case of hard water. You can refer to guideline written on the detergent box for its right use.

The amount of detergent to be used depends on the hardness of water and soils in clothes. You need to use more detergent in case of hard water. You can refer to guideline written on the detergent box for its right use.

3.2 What is the life of a top-loading washing machine?

An average life span of a washing machine is usually ten years. Also, it depends on how gently you use the machine.

An average life span of a washing machine is usually ten years. Also, it depends on how gently you use the machine.

3.3 Why front loading machine costs more than a top loader?

A top load washing machine runs on the agitator/pulsator system, whereas, front load washing machine uses tumbler washing system. It is expensive to manufacture tumbler washing systems than the pulsator system. Moreover, a front load washing machine offers more feature, wash programs, consume less water and is less noisy.

A top load washing machine runs on the agitator/pulsator system, whereas, front load washing machine uses tumbler washing system. It is expensive to manufacture tumbler washing systems than the pulsator system. Moreover, a front load washing machine offers more feature, wash programs, consume less water and is less noisy.

3.4 Can low water pressure damage a top-loading washing machine?

Yes, until and unless specified by the brand. If there is 24*7 water supply in your area and the pressure is low, install a pump for requisite water pressure.

Yes, until and unless specified by the brand. If there is 24*7 water supply in your area and the pressure is low, install a pump for requisite water pressure.

3.5 Is hot water effective than cold water when it comes to washing clothes in the machine?

Warm water is defective than cold water as it removes stains easily. However, if the water is too hot, then it can ruin not only your clothes but the washing machine too. There are smart washing machines also available in the market that can control the temperature of water based on the duration of the wash cycle. 

Warm water is defective than cold water as it removes stains easily. However, if the water is too hot, then it can ruin not only your clothes but the washing machine too. There are smart washing machines also available in the market that can control the temperature of water based on the duration of the wash cycle. 

3.6 Can I put detergent and fabric softener together?

No. Fabric softener is supposed to be added after the washing is done or at the rinse stage as they are gentle on clothes. It will not work when put with the detergent. For more clarification, please read the guidelines given on the fabric softener container.

No. Fabric softener is supposed to be added after the washing is done or at the rinse stage as they are gentle on clothes. It will not work when put with the detergent. For more clarification, please read the guidelines given on the fabric softener container.

3.7 Can I use front-loading washing machine detergent for the top-loading machine?

No, you can't. Detergents made for top-loading washing machine produces the surfactants rich foam to removing dirt. Whereas, front-loading washing machines have negligible space for the foam to float. So they need other chemicals to remove dust. And due to specialised less foam making detergent, front-loading cleaning agents are a bit expensive.

No, you can't. Detergents made for top-loading washing machine produces the surfactants rich foam to removing dirt. Whereas, front-loading washing machines have negligible space for the foam to float. So they need other chemicals to remove dust. And due to specialised less foam making detergent, front-loading cleaning agents are a bit expensive.

3.8 Is it safe to install a washing machine in the bathroom?

Washing machines are made of plastic, metal, motor, circuit board, etc. Even a few splashes of water can corrode the metal. And we need not tell how much risk it can be if water comes in contact with electrical parts. Avoid keeping the washing machine in the corner of a big bathroom as well, because the steam from the hot water can also damage it.

If you have no other area to install your washing machine, consult the brand's technician to ensure safety guidelines are met.

Washing machines are made of plastic, metal, motor, circuit board, etc. Even a few splashes of water can corrode the metal. And we need not tell how much risk it can be if water comes in contact with electrical parts. Avoid keeping the washing machine in the corner of a big bathroom as well, because the steam from the hot water can also damage it.

If you have no other area to install your washing machine, consult the brand's technician to ensure safety guidelines are met.

3.9 Is it unsafe to keep the washing machine under direct sunlight?

Yes, and that is for two reasons. First, direct sunlight heats up the washing machine and eventually damage its parts, including buttons on the front panel. Second, it can lower the lifespan of the machine.

Yes, and that is for two reasons. First, direct sunlight heats up the washing machine and eventually damage its parts, including buttons on the front panel. Second, it can lower the lifespan of the machine.

3.10 My washing machine stinks. What could be the reasons?

If this happens only during monsoon time, then the supply of dirty water could be the main reason for your washing machine to stink. Another reason could be a fungal infection and scaling. Minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous are present in the water, and gradually they get deposited inside the washing machine leading it to smell.

If this happens only during monsoon time, then the supply of dirty water could be the main reason for your washing machine to stink. Another reason could be a fungal infection and scaling. Minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous are present in the water, and gradually they get deposited inside the washing machine leading it to smell.

3.11 Can I manually pour water from the top in a fully-automatic top-loading washing machine?

Of course, you can do that! However, in the long run, this action can damage the top-panel buttons. Also, special functions such as water spray may not work.

Of course, you can do that! However, in the long run, this action can damage the top-panel buttons. Also, special functions such as water spray may not work.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a top-loading washing machine

4.1 How to protect the washing machine from mould, mildew and fungus?

Mildew, mould and fungus grow when the washing machine is wet. So, keep it dry. We know that sounds funny, but it is not.

Water is required while washing clothes; besides that, ensure there is no water or foam in your machine.

  • Drain the water completely.

  • Get rid of foam as well.

  • Refrain from using too much detergent as that can result in extra foam getting stuck in the pipe.

  • Avoid leaving damp cloth in it.

  • Avoid putting the washing machine in the bathroom. (Read 3.8)

  • Do not overfill the washing machine to clean the inside of the machine. Call a technician to clean a washing machine.

Mildew, mould and fungus grow when the washing machine is wet. So, keep it dry. We know that sounds funny, but it is not.

Water is required while washing clothes; besides that, ensure there is no water or foam in your machine.

  • Drain the water completely.

  • Get rid of foam as well.

  • Refrain from using too much detergent as that can result in extra foam getting stuck in the pipe.

  • Avoid leaving damp cloth in it.

  • Avoid putting the washing machine in the bathroom. (Read 3.8)

  • Do not overfill the washing machine to clean the inside of the machine. Call a technician to clean a washing machine.

4.2 How to remove already build up mould, mildew, fungus and scales?

  • Disconnect electricity supply to clean the washing machine from outside.

  • Take mild soapy water and clean the detergent dispenser, lint filter and the tub. Later, clean it all using a dry cloth.

  • Properly wash and then rinse both drainage pipe and water inlet pipes.

  • If you don't get rid of the mould, mildew and likes with these necessary steps, call for professional help.

  • Disconnect electricity supply to clean the washing machine from outside.

  • Take mild soapy water and clean the detergent dispenser, lint filter and the tub. Later, clean it all using a dry cloth.

  • Properly wash and then rinse both drainage pipe and water inlet pipes.

  • If you don't get rid of the mould, mildew and likes with these necessary steps, call for professional help.

4.3 How can I stop my washing machine from vibrating?

At the time of washing and spinning, all washing machines vibrate a little. However, if your washing machine is vibrating a lot, making too much noise and moving across the floor, it's time to check a few things.

  • Keep washing machine on a flat surface. Also, avoid keeping it on a thick carpet or mat.

  • Check the washing machine's foot. Ensure all four feet are there and rightly placed. If any of the foot is broken or not in the supporting condition, find its replacement.

  • If the washing machine has been put on a stand or a trolley, check that it is not broken or loose. Check trolley's wheels and stand's foot for any crack as that can also cause vibration.

At the time of washing and spinning, all washing machines vibrate a little. However, if your washing machine is vibrating a lot, making too much noise and moving across the floor, it's time to check a few things.

  • Keep washing machine on a flat surface. Also, avoid keeping it on a thick carpet or mat.

  • Check the washing machine's foot. Ensure all four feet are there and rightly placed. If any of the foot is broken or not in the supporting condition, find its replacement.

  • If the washing machine has been put on a stand or a trolley, check that it is not broken or loose. Check trolley's wheels and stand's foot for any crack as that can also cause vibration.

4.4 How to clean a top-loading washing machine?

It may sound satirical, but it is absolutely right that your washing machine needs to be cleaned from time to time. If you will look close under the hood, you will find out the dirt. If your area receives hard water, take the task of cleaning up every three months otherwise once in six months is good to go. Cleaning steps are as follows:

  1. Fill the washer with hot water and add a quarter of chlorine beach.

  2. Let it sit for an hour to begin the disinfectant process.

  3. Run the mixture through its most extended cycle.

  4. Throw this water and fill the washer again with hot water and pour a quarter of white vinegar. It will clean away all the build-up- bacteria, soap, scum, dirt, hard water deposits, and grime.

  5. Don't throw the water and let the mixture sit for an hour. Use a sponge to clean all the nooks and cranny—also, clean thing machine from outside using the same sponge.

  6. Clean the body of the machine with a clean cloth.

  7. For deep cleaning, let the vinegar and water rerun through the entire cycle. 

It may sound satirical, but it is absolutely right that your washing machine needs to be cleaned from time to time. If you will look close under the hood, you will find out the dirt. If your area receives hard water, take the task of cleaning up every three months otherwise once in six months is good to go. Cleaning steps are as follows:

  1. Fill the washer with hot water and add a quarter of chlorine beach.

  2. Let it sit for an hour to begin the disinfectant process.

  3. Run the mixture through its most extended cycle.

  4. Throw this water and fill the washer again with hot water and pour a quarter of white vinegar. It will clean away all the build-up- bacteria, soap, scum, dirt, hard water deposits, and grime.

  5. Don't throw the water and let the mixture sit for an hour. Use a sponge to clean all the nooks and cranny—also, clean thing machine from outside using the same sponge.

  6. Clean the body of the machine with a clean cloth.

  7. For deep cleaning, let the vinegar and water rerun through the entire cycle. 

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about a washing machine

5.1 Fully-automatic washing machines have played a key role in women empowerment. Their invention reduced the amount of time women spent performing household chores and allowed them to join the workforce.

5.2 The first washing machine was developed in the 1760s. However, it was a very basic model as it consisted of a simple box filled with clothes and rotated by hand. The modern washing machine came in 1908, it has been more than 100 years, and the design has not changed much since then. The first automatic washing machine appeared in 1937.

5.3 Forty years ago, the majority of the top-loading washing machine used around 150 litres of water per cycle. Since then, manufacturers were given strict instructions regarding designing them to use 98 litres or less per water cycle.

5.1 Fully-automatic washing machines have played a key role in women empowerment. Their invention reduced the amount of time women spent performing household chores and allowed them to join the workforce.

5.2 The first washing machine was developed in the 1760s. However, it was a very basic model as it consisted of a simple box filled with clothes and rotated by hand. The modern washing machine came in 1908, it has been more than 100 years, and the design has not changed much since then. The first automatic washing machine appeared in 1937.

5.3 Forty years ago, the majority of the top-loading washing machine used around 150 litres of water per cycle. Since then, manufacturers were given strict instructions regarding designing them to use 98 litres or less per water cycle.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best top-loading washing machines

There are several top-loading washing machines available in the market from popular brands. Customers often get confused as which one will prove to be their best purchase. Therefore, we have evaluated all the top-loading washing machines of five to eight kilograms capacity from renowned brands like Whirpool, L.G., Samsung, IFB, BPL, Haier, Bosch, Godrej, Panasonic to name a few, and selected our seven best top loading washing machine of 2021.

Besides referring to the brand web pages, we also considered customer's review and ratings from several e-commerce websites, including Amazon, Reliance digital, Tatacliq, Croma, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, and Shopclues.

To find out how well each washing machine works and to dig deeper into their features, pros and cons, let's read further.

There are several top-loading washing machines available in the market from popular brands. Customers often get confused as which one will prove to be their best purchase. Therefore, we have evaluated all the top-loading washing machines of five to eight kilograms capacity from renowned brands like Whirpool, L.G., Samsung, IFB, BPL, Haier, Bosch, Godrej, Panasonic to name a few, and selected our seven best top loading washing machine of 2021.

Besides referring to the brand web pages, we also considered customer's review and ratings from several e-commerce websites, including Amazon, Reliance digital, Tatacliq, Croma, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, and Shopclues.

To find out how well each washing machine works and to dig deeper into their features, pros and cons, let's read further.

6.1 Whirlpool 360° BLOOMWASH PRO H 7.5

This is the best top-loading washing machine with powerful, easy-to-operate features. With a capacity of 7.5 kg, the Whirlpool WTW5000DW is fit for both small and large loads. It has 12 wash cycle options and smart sensors to detect what amount of detergent is required. It is the only washing machine on our list, which is fit to use in case of hard water supply due to its hard water wash mode.

The Whirlpool Bloomwash Pro has an all-metal construction with both drums and the outer chassis made of stainless steel. It has been designed in a manner that aesthetics combine durability. Its full edge to edge, one-piece glass lid gives better and convenient access to the machine drum. The soft glass lid falls gradually instead of slamming down, thereby protecting your hand from injuries.

This is our comparison winner for several other distinctive and assorted features. The all-new hotmatic technology let the washing machine analyse data and control water temperature as per the fabric type. Another innovative technology used in building this machine is Dynamix technology which ensures less detergent residue on clothes post-wash.

This is the best top-loading washing machine with powerful, easy-to-operate features. With a capacity of 7.5 kg, the Whirlpool WTW5000DW is fit for both small and large loads. It has 12 wash cycle options and smart sensors to detect what amount of detergent is required. It is the only washing machine on our list, which is fit to use in case of hard water supply due to its hard water wash mode.

The Whirlpool Bloomwash Pro has an all-metal construction with both drums and the outer chassis made of stainless steel. It has been designed in a manner that aesthetics combine durability. Its full edge to edge, one-piece glass lid gives better and convenient access to the machine drum. The soft glass lid falls gradually instead of slamming down, thereby protecting your hand from injuries.

This is our comparison winner for several other distinctive and assorted features. The all-new hotmatic technology let the washing machine analyse data and control water temperature as per the fabric type. Another innovative technology used in building this machine is Dynamix technology which ensures less detergent residue on clothes post-wash.

6.2 LG 6.5 Kg 5 Star Smart Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Load Washing Machine

L.G. doesn't need an introduction in India. It is a renowned brand in the market of home appliances.

LG T65SKSF4Z has a simple design, and it is easy to use. All the buttons are mounted at the top panel. The transparent window gives you a clear view of what is going inside. The outer chassis is made of rustproof polypropylene plastic making the machine suitable for humid weather.

Smart inverter motor is the machine's USP. It is a corrosion-resistant motor, that runs silently, vibrates less guaranteeing a longer lifespan. Thanks to its intelligent pulsating motion feature, the drum rotates in several movements depending on the fabric used. In other words, you only need to select one pre-programmed wash mode out of three as per the fabric and rest assured, LG T65SKSF4Z will give its best.

L.G.'s trademark smart diagnosis feature is present in this top-loading washing machine as well. If you experience any problem regarding the operation of this washing machine, connect it to the SmartThinQ app to find out the issue.

The side waterfall feature let the detergent mix well in the water and tub clean function facilitates hygienic washing by sterilising both, inside and outside of the tub.

L.G. doesn't need an introduction in India. It is a renowned brand in the market of home appliances.

LG T65SKSF4Z has a simple design, and it is easy to use. All the buttons are mounted at the top panel. The transparent window gives you a clear view of what is going inside. The outer chassis is made of rustproof polypropylene plastic making the machine suitable for humid weather.

Smart inverter motor is the machine's USP. It is a corrosion-resistant motor, that runs silently, vibrates less guaranteeing a longer lifespan. Thanks to its intelligent pulsating motion feature, the drum rotates in several movements depending on the fabric used. In other words, you only need to select one pre-programmed wash mode out of three as per the fabric and rest assured, LG T65SKSF4Z will give its best.

L.G.'s trademark smart diagnosis feature is present in this top-loading washing machine as well. If you experience any problem regarding the operation of this washing machine, connect it to the SmartThinQ app to find out the issue.

The side waterfall feature let the detergent mix well in the water and tub clean function facilitates hygienic washing by sterilising both, inside and outside of the tub.

6.3 LG 6.2 kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

Comparing against 6.5 kg model (mentioned above), this model has an outer body made of stainless steel and drum-type is turbo drum. And just like the 6.5 kg model, this one also has a smart investor motor. Since the drum is connected directly to the motor and not via a belt, there is less vibration and noise. 

It features high force jet stream rotating drum and pulsator which works in the opposite direction removing even the toughest stains. 

It has six water level and seven wash programs which you can choose as per the load and fabric type respectively. One of the wash programs is 'favourite' which lets you set the most used/favourite wash setting. The soak function ease up the process of removing stubborn stains.

Comparing against 6.5 kg model (mentioned above), this model has an outer body made of stainless steel and drum-type is turbo drum. And just like the 6.5 kg model, this one also has a smart investor motor. Since the drum is connected directly to the motor and not via a belt, there is less vibration and noise. 

It features high force jet stream rotating drum and pulsator which works in the opposite direction removing even the toughest stains. 

It has six water level and seven wash programs which you can choose as per the load and fabric type respectively. One of the wash programs is 'favourite' which lets you set the most used/favourite wash setting. The soak function ease up the process of removing stubborn stains.

6.4 Samsung 6.2 kg Fully-Automatic Top load Washing Machine

Samsung is an established player in the Indian market. The brand makes the best smartphones, gadgets and other appliances in its category.

According to our research, Samsung WA62M4 is the best value buy as it offers all the primary features and clean washing experience.

The drums are made using stainless steel and have a diamond-cut texture that lets the water form a cushion between the clothes and reduces the rough impact of the drums on the garments. The outer body is made of polypropylene, making it quite hard and durable. The detergent compartment, located on the top part of the drum, proves to be handy as you can put the cleaning agent without bending. The control panel buttons are appropriately marked, and the LED display shows the time timer, washing mode, water level and such other features clearly.

The eco tub clean technology reduces your headache by cleaning the tub after each wash cycle automatically. This fully automatic top-loading washing machine comes with an efficient filter system that catches dirt and lint.

The six washing programs make this washer suitable for cleaning almost all types of clothes. Additionally, the six-blade pulsator creates a powerful whirlpool to loosen up the dirt and stains from fabrics and making it easier for the machine to clean the clothes.

Samsung is an established player in the Indian market. The brand makes the best smartphones, gadgets and other appliances in its category.

According to our research, Samsung WA62M4 is the best value buy as it offers all the primary features and clean washing experience.

The drums are made using stainless steel and have a diamond-cut texture that lets the water form a cushion between the clothes and reduces the rough impact of the drums on the garments. The outer body is made of polypropylene, making it quite hard and durable. The detergent compartment, located on the top part of the drum, proves to be handy as you can put the cleaning agent without bending. The control panel buttons are appropriately marked, and the LED display shows the time timer, washing mode, water level and such other features clearly.

The eco tub clean technology reduces your headache by cleaning the tub after each wash cycle automatically. This fully automatic top-loading washing machine comes with an efficient filter system that catches dirt and lint.

The six washing programs make this washer suitable for cleaning almost all types of clothes. Additionally, the six-blade pulsator creates a powerful whirlpool to loosen up the dirt and stains from fabrics and making it easier for the machine to clean the clothes.

6.5 Bosch 6.5 Kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

If you speak of build quality, Bosch WOE654Y0IN is the undisputed winner as both the outer chassis and drum are made from stainless steel. The all-around stainless steel makes this top-loading washing machine durable.

The lid has a soft-closing mechanism due to which it won't shut down instantly. The glass lid is see-through and solid to withstand heavyweight.

Its power-off memory feature comes handy in areas with frequent power cut as washing will resume from the point at which it stopped. Also, it is perfect for areas experiencing variable water pressure conditions as its motor is designed in such a manner. Its impeller motor occupies less drum space and leaves more room for clothes.

Bosch WOE654Y0IN has a dual detergent dispenser for dry and liquid cleaning agents, and its magic filter effectively collects the dirt to give you a pleasant fabric washing experience.

If you speak of build quality, Bosch WOE654Y0IN is the undisputed winner as both the outer chassis and drum are made from stainless steel. The all-around stainless steel makes this top-loading washing machine durable.

The lid has a soft-closing mechanism due to which it won't shut down instantly. The glass lid is see-through and solid to withstand heavyweight.

Its power-off memory feature comes handy in areas with frequent power cut as washing will resume from the point at which it stopped. Also, it is perfect for areas experiencing variable water pressure conditions as its motor is designed in such a manner. Its impeller motor occupies less drum space and leaves more room for clothes.

Bosch WOE654Y0IN has a dual detergent dispenser for dry and liquid cleaning agents, and its magic filter effectively collects the dirt to give you a pleasant fabric washing experience.

6.6 Godrej 7 Kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

Godrej is an Indian brand that provides you with option suiting all the budgets.

The Godrej WT EON is a 7 Kg fully-automatic top-loading washing machine. It is made of hard plastic chassis, and the steel drum is large enough for about ten clothes. The touch-button on the top panel is easy to use.

The nine washing programs make it fit for almost all types of fabric. The smart microcomputer-controlled system automatically detects best settings according to as per the laundry load. Plus, there is no human intervention needed to dispense softener as the automatic softener dispenser does the same after the second rinse.

If you throw the pile of clothes as it is, no worries because the imbalance corrector feature evenly distributes the clothes. Last but not least, the brand has kept water usage in check with three water level options.

Godrej is an Indian brand that provides you with option suiting all the budgets.

The Godrej WT EON is a 7 Kg fully-automatic top-loading washing machine. It is made of hard plastic chassis, and the steel drum is large enough for about ten clothes. The touch-button on the top panel is easy to use.

The nine washing programs make it fit for almost all types of fabric. The smart microcomputer-controlled system automatically detects best settings according to as per the laundry load. Plus, there is no human intervention needed to dispense softener as the automatic softener dispenser does the same after the second rinse.

If you throw the pile of clothes as it is, no worries because the imbalance corrector feature evenly distributes the clothes. Last but not least, the brand has kept water usage in check with three water level options.

6.7 Haier 5.8 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

The Haier HWM 58-020 is an entry-level fully-automatic top-loading washing machine with a best in class feature provided at just 5.8 kg capacity.

This small washing machine is best suited for bachelors and couples. However, don't go by its size as this is the only washing machine on our list with 1000 RPM! It features a rust-free plastic body and a stainless steel drum. It has a double-level spin tub with unique size drum holes at the bottom which lesser erosion of the laundry. Whereas the holes at the top of the drum help in draining out the lint, dirt fluff, and residue quickly.

It has six pre-programmed wash settings which you can select as per the type of the fabric. The model has both hot and cold water inlets. Furthermore, coupled with fuzzy logic, the washing machine will automatically calculate the amount of water and detergent required.

If you need a compact and affordable top-loading washing machine, you cannot find a better piece. Checkout buying guide, reviews and comparison of best front loading washing machine, best semi-automatic washing machine in India.

The Haier HWM 58-020 is an entry-level fully-automatic top-loading washing machine with a best in class feature provided at just 5.8 kg capacity.

This small washing machine is best suited for bachelors and couples. However, don't go by its size as this is the only washing machine on our list with 1000 RPM! It features a rust-free plastic body and a stainless steel drum. It has a double-level spin tub with unique size drum holes at the bottom which lesser erosion of the laundry. Whereas the holes at the top of the drum help in draining out the lint, dirt fluff, and residue quickly.

It has six pre-programmed wash settings which you can select as per the type of the fabric. The model has both hot and cold water inlets. Furthermore, coupled with fuzzy logic, the washing machine will automatically calculate the amount of water and detergent required.

If you need a compact and affordable top-loading washing machine, you cannot find a better piece. Checkout buying guide, reviews and comparison of best front loading washing machine, best semi-automatic washing machine in India.