Lowes Washer and Dryer are just as they sound – two separate units stacked on top of each other. These space-saving devices are designed for narrow, high spaces and sometimes connected along the sides and back. They are often used in apartments, condos, motorhomes and other small homes.
Stacked Lowes Washer and Dryer have the washer on the bottom and the dryer on top. Of necessity, they are front-loading machines that use less water than top-fed machines. Stacked washers and dryers come in full-size versions – which are 27 inches wide – or you can buy smaller machines that have widths of 24 inches. Smaller units are easier to fit into most wardrobe spaces.
The life expectancy of stacked Lowes Washer and Dryer is the same as their non-stacked counterparts. In general, washing machines and dryers last on average 13 to 15 years. Of course, this may vary depending on how they are maintained. Dryers, for example, will wear out much faster if they are not kept clean from lint, as trapped lint can cause the units to overheat.
The primary advantage of stacked Lowes Washer and Dryer is that they save space. In addition, one has to consider the disadvantages. Your choice of models and additional options (such as cleaning steam) may be limited, as stacked washers and dryers must have control only on the front of the machines, and the tray must have a smooth surface to place the dryer on top of it. In addition, to ensure a good fit and long service life, the machines should be purchased at the same time. Otherwise, one can wear out long before the other.