Reviewers recommend the 24-inch-wide Whirlpool LTE5243DQ as a good laundry center for those who have a narrow space that won't accommodate a standard 27-inch unit. Its 1.5-cubic-foot top-loading washer sits below the 3.4-cubic-foot dryer. There's also a gas-powered version available, the Whirlpool LTG5243DQ (*Est. $1,350) , which requires a gas hookup for the dryer. The electric-only model requires connections for water, electricity (240 volts) and a venting system.
Owners like the Whirlpool laundry center's compactness, and most say that it does a good job washing and drying clothes. However, there are quite a few complaints about the small capacity of this laundry center, and some users say that while it will save you day-to-day trips to the laundromat, large items -- such as sheet sets -- won't fit. We also read a few comments indicating that the washer becomes unbalanced easily, causing problems ranging from loud noise to total breakdown. If you have the space for a 27-inch-wide laundry center, the GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW (*Est. $1,325) will hold nearly twice as much laundry.
Viewpoints.com is the largest single source of reviews for the Whirlpool LTE5243DQ, with about 30 users weighing in on the laundry center. Another 40 or so reviews can be found at a variety of sites, including Lowes.com and ABT.com.
About 30 users review the Whirlpool LTE5243DQ at Viewpoints.com, where it receives an overall rating of 71 points out of 100. Users like the laundry center's compactness and its cleaning and drying performance. The most common complaint is its low capacity.
Review: Whirlpool Top Load Stacked Washer/Dryer LTE5243D, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
We found about a dozen reviews for the Whirlpool LTE5243DQ at Lowes.com, where it ends up with an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5. Users say this laundry center is a space saver with good performance and convenient features, but they say its small capacity makes it a poor choice for a family.
Review: Whirlpool 23.875-Inch Electric Combination Washer and Dryer (White), Contributors to Lowes.com
About a dozen users contribute to the Whirlpool LTE5243DQ's average rating of 4 stars out of 5 at ABT.com. The main complaints are the small capacity and the location of the lint filter, which some say is difficult to reach.
Review: Whirlpool 24" Stack Washer with Electric Dryer - LTE5243DQ, Contributors to ABT.com
The Whirlpool LTE5243DQ receives an average of 2.5 stars (out of 5) from about half a dozen users at Epinions.com. While its small size is a plus, users complain that it is noisy, unreliable and sometimes hard on clothes.
Review: Whirlpool LTE5243D Top Load Stacked Washer / Dryer, Contributors to Epinions.com
We found about half a dozen reviews here for the Whirlpool LTG5243DQ, the gas version of the Whirlpool LTE5243DQ. While users like its compact size and short cycle time, a couple of them complain that it is noisy and becomes unbalanced easily.
Review: Whirlpool LTG5243DQ, Contributors to AJMadison.com