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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for direct drive front load washers.

As the popularity of front-load washing machines continues to grow, so does the variety of models. One of the biggest differences between different front loaders is how they move the clothes through the cycle. The three major types are direct drive, belt drive and as a third type, a combination of direct and belt drives. Browse the top-ranked list of direct drive front load washers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. LG - 4.5 Cu. Ft. High-Efficiency Stackable Smart Front Load Washer with Steam and 6Motion Technology - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Direct drive, big capacity, quiet, works great!...It is a big capacity machine, quiet, direct drive (thank heavens = NO BELT!!). Easy to operate. ...Best washer I ever bought...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love the direct drive I can leave the house and will be in the same place I left it in and great dispensers"

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    Giving your clothes the care they deserve doesn’t have to be complicated. This washer features built-in intelligence that takes out the guesswork, using AI technology and advanced sensors to detect fabric texture and load size to automatically select the perfect settings. Activate Smart Pairing in the ThinQ app, and the washer can even tell the dryer to select a compatible drying cycle, making it the ultimate laundry hack. Using the app, you can even start the washer or check remaining cycle time from anywhere to save time and simplify laundry day. Asthma or allergies a concern? Select the Allergiene cycle that uses the gentle power of steam to reduce common household allergens in bedding, baby clothes and more. Durable and stylish tempered glass door with white or silver accents adds the perfect finish.
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    "Direct drive, big capacity, quiet, works great!...It is a big capacity machine, quiet, direct drive (thank heavens = NO BELT!!). Easy to operate. ...Best washer I ever bought...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love the direct drive I can leave the house and will be in the same place I left it in and great dispensers"

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    Product Description

    Giving your clothes the care they deserve doesn’t have to be complicated. This washer features built-in intelligence that takes out the guesswork, using AI technology and advanced sensors to detect fabric texture and load size to automatically select the perfect settings. Activate Smart Pairing in the ThinQ app, and the washer can even tell the dryer to select a compatible drying cycle, making it the ultimate laundry hack. Using the app, you can even start the washer or check remaining cycle time from anywhere to save time and simplify laundry day. Asthma or allergies a concern? Select the Allergiene cycle that uses the gentle power of steam to reduce common household allergens in bedding, baby clothes and more. Durable and stylish tempered glass door with white or silver accents adds the perfect finish.
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  2. GE Profile - 5.3 Cu Ft High Efficiency Smart Top Load Washer with Smarter Wash Technology, Easier Reach & Direct Drive Motor - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Great washer loving too load...We switched from front load to top load and are happy we did. This washer has many features we love. ...Great reliable washer...Great reliable washer with many modes to choose from for smaller load and larger loads"

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    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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    "Great washer loving too load...We switched from front load to top load and are happy we did. This washer has many features we love. ...Great reliable washer...Great reliable washer with many modes to choose from for smaller load and larger loads"

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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  3. GE Profile - 5.3 Cu Ft High Efficiency Smart Top Load Washer with Smarter Wash Technology, Easier Reach & Direct Drive Motor - Diamond Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Great washer!...Secondly, it’s direct drive no more fan belts. Direct drive is more dependable and more efficient. ...A Direct Drive Washer is Better than Anything!...The direct-drive system is the most reliable thing ever: spins fast and quietly."

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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    "Great washer!...Secondly, it’s direct drive no more fan belts. Direct drive is more dependable and more efficient. ...A Direct Drive Washer is Better than Anything!...The direct-drive system is the most reliable thing ever: spins fast and quietly."

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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  4. GE Profile - 5.4 Cu Ft High Efficiency Smart Top Load Washer with Smarter Wash Technology, Easier Reach & Direct Drive Motor - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Washers comforters with ease....I love the GE washing machine, it washers better than the maytag washer that only lasted five years....So far we like it better than the previous front load washer it replaced."

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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    Top comment

    "Washers comforters with ease....I love the GE washing machine, it washers better than the maytag washer that only lasted five years....So far we like it better than the previous front load washer it replaced."

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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    See all Top-Loading Washers
  5. GE Profile - 5.4 Cu Ft High Efficiency Smart Top Load Washer with Smarter Wash Technology, Easier Reach & Direct Drive Motor - Diamond Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "New Washer...I moved from a front load to this top load washer and am glad I did....Great washer...Great washer for large loads but if the load if not completely balanced it makes the washer move."

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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    Top comment

    "New Washer...I moved from a front load to this top load washer and am glad I did....Great washer...Great washer for large loads but if the load if not completely balanced it makes the washer move."

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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  6. LG - 4.5 Cu. Ft. High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer with TurboDrum Technology - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Direct Drive magic...Highly recommended by consumer reports and has a smooth direct drive system that cleans without an agitator and uses only enough water to do the job. ...Great washer.....Works great, quiet for a washer. Love the direct drive"

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    Always been a fan of top load washers? LG brings great wash performance, time-saving, and-energy-saving innovations to the classic top load washer design.This New 6Motion Technology simulates the agitator effect of traditional top load washers, without the wear and tear on your clothes that comes with it. Thanks to the LG Direct Drive Motor rotating independently from the tub mechanism, they can spin in different directions and create a powerful water flow. That means an enhanced but gentler clean with more room to do laundry in fewer loads*
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    "Direct Drive magic...Highly recommended by consumer reports and has a smooth direct drive system that cleans without an agitator and uses only enough water to do the job. ...Great washer.....Works great, quiet for a washer. Love the direct drive"

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    Always been a fan of top load washers? LG brings great wash performance, time-saving, and-energy-saving innovations to the classic top load washer design.This New 6Motion Technology simulates the agitator effect of traditional top load washers, without the wear and tear on your clothes that comes with it. Thanks to the LG Direct Drive Motor rotating independently from the tub mechanism, they can spin in different directions and create a powerful water flow. That means an enhanced but gentler clean with more room to do laundry in fewer loads*
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  7. Maytag - 5.3 Cu. Ft. High Efficiency Top Load Washer with Deep Clean Option - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Was VERY skeptical on the Direct Drive, but it is great....I was skeptical with all the new appliances, i.e. direct drive, special detergents, etc. but after using this machine for a month we love it. ...I have only had my Maytag washer for two weeks, so therefore a 4 star, but thus far I am happy with the performance.I decided on the purchase, because of the Maytag legend as a Quality product and the fact it has a direct drive, making it less vulnerable concerning mechanical problems, as well as quite performance."

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    Clean and sanitize your dirtiest clothes with this white top-loading washer from Maytag. The sanitize option kills 99.9 percent of bacteria for fresher clothing. The Power Impeller and direct drive motor are tough enough to tackle large loads. This Maytag top-loading washer features automatic detergent and fabric softener dispensers for easy measuring.
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    "Was VERY skeptical on the Direct Drive, but it is great....I was skeptical with all the new appliances, i.e. direct drive, special detergents, etc. but after using this machine for a month we love it. ...I have only had my Maytag washer for two weeks, so therefore a 4 star, but thus far I am happy with the performance.I decided on the purchase, because of the Maytag legend as a Quality product and the fact it has a direct drive, making it less vulnerable concerning mechanical problems, as well as quite performance."

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    Product Description

    Clean and sanitize your dirtiest clothes with this white top-loading washer from Maytag. The sanitize option kills 99.9 percent of bacteria for fresher clothing. The Power Impeller and direct drive motor are tough enough to tackle large loads. This Maytag top-loading washer features automatic detergent and fabric softener dispensers for easy measuring.
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  8. Tineco - Floor One S3 Extreme – 3 in 1 Mop, Vacuum & Self Cleaning Smart Floor Washer with iLoop Smart Sensor - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I like the "self-propelled" drive: it's helpful without being overpowering: it feels your control. ...best mopping system to date....!!!! easy to load and to clean"

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    If you want a powerful clean in half the time, Tineco’s Floor One S3 Extreme is the perfect tool. With this floor washer, you can mop and vacuum in one quick sweep. Featuring exclusive iLoop technology, the Tineco Floor One S3 Extreme will automatically adjust water flow, brush roller speed, and suction based on the clean-up required. This translates to a better, deeper clean with less battery used. Consider it your intelligent assistant, helping you tackle any mess in a short amount of time. This wet/dry vacuum is designed to give you a clean and easy clean each time . A dual-tank system means no more pushing dirty water across your floors. Instead, the floor washer uses fresh water to clean your floors, powerfully sucking up dirty water and storing it safely in a separate tank. And, when you want to vacuum up a mess without water, simply switch to the featured suction-only mode. The cordless design makes it easy for you to quickly clean up any room in your home without cumbersome cords. Say hello to a fresh and clean home with the powerful cleaning action of Tineco Floor One S3 Extreme.
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    "I like the "self-propelled" drive: it's helpful without being overpowering: it feels your control. ...best mopping system to date....!!!! easy to load and to clean"

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    Product Description

    If you want a powerful clean in half the time, Tineco’s Floor One S3 Extreme is the perfect tool. With this floor washer, you can mop and vacuum in one quick sweep. Featuring exclusive iLoop technology, the Tineco Floor One S3 Extreme will automatically adjust water flow, brush roller speed, and suction based on the clean-up required. This translates to a better, deeper clean with less battery used. Consider it your intelligent assistant, helping you tackle any mess in a short amount of time. This wet/dry vacuum is designed to give you a clean and easy clean each time . A dual-tank system means no more pushing dirty water across your floors. Instead, the floor washer uses fresh water to clean your floors, powerfully sucking up dirty water and storing it safely in a separate tank. And, when you want to vacuum up a mess without water, simply switch to the featured suction-only mode. The cordless design makes it easy for you to quickly clean up any room in your home without cumbersome cords. Say hello to a fresh and clean home with the powerful cleaning action of Tineco Floor One S3 Extreme.
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  9. GE Profile - 5.4 Cu. Ft. High Efficiency Smart Top Load Washer with Built-in Alexa Voice Assistant and Smarter Wash Technology - Diamond Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "The new washers have nifty features. I love my GE washer...Good washer...Switched over from a front load LG to this top Load GE. Overall, It's great. it cleans well. "

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    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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    Top comment

    "The new washers have nifty features. I love my GE washer...Good washer...Switched over from a front load LG to this top Load GE. Overall, It's great. it cleans well. "

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    GE Profile provides modern design and the latest features in home appliances. Designed for today’s smart home, GE Profile provides features that allow you to do more, through remote monitoring, voice activation and technology that takes the guess work out of cooking and cleaning. This is Smarter Innovation you’ve been looking for. This is GE Profile.
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    See all Top-Loading Washers
  10. Samsung - BESPOKE 5.3 Cu. Ft. High-Efficiency Stackable Smart Front Load Washer with Steam and Super Speed Wash - Silver Steel - Front_Zoom
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    "After my 9 year old Samsung front load washer developed a problem, I weighed the decision of repairing or replacing the machine. ...Capacity Flexible Installation Wi-Fi Connectivity Steam Antimicrobial Technology Self Clean+ Premium Tempered Glass Door Vibration Reduction Technology+ Swirl+ Drum Interior ADA Compliant 1200 RPM Maximum Spin Speed Direct Drive Motor 24 Total Washing Cycles 13 Additional Washing Options Would definitely recommend this product!"

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    Samsung’s Bespoke 5.3 cu. ft. Ultra Capacity Front Load Washer has a sleek, flat-panel design, comes in new premium colors, and is equipped with smart features that simplify your laundry experience. It has our Super Speed Wash, which powerfully cleans a full load of laundry in just 28 minutes, and our AI Smart Dial, which learns and recommends your favorite cycles and makes controlling your washer a breeze.
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    "After my 9 year old Samsung front load washer developed a problem, I weighed the decision of repairing or replacing the machine. ...Capacity Flexible Installation Wi-Fi Connectivity Steam Antimicrobial Technology Self Clean+ Premium Tempered Glass Door Vibration Reduction Technology+ Swirl+ Drum Interior ADA Compliant 1200 RPM Maximum Spin Speed Direct Drive Motor 24 Total Washing Cycles 13 Additional Washing Options Would definitely recommend this product!"

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    Product Description

    Samsung’s Bespoke 5.3 cu. ft. Ultra Capacity Front Load Washer has a sleek, flat-panel design, comes in new premium colors, and is equipped with smart features that simplify your laundry experience. It has our Super Speed Wash, which powerfully cleans a full load of laundry in just 28 minutes, and our AI Smart Dial, which learns and recommends your favorite cycles and makes controlling your washer a breeze.
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