An estimated 85% of American households have a washing machine. With there being such a high demand for washing machines, it’s easy to see why some companies are opting to move their manufacturing abroad to reduce costs and increase production. However, this can sometimes negatively impact product quality. In this article, I’ll be looking at high-quality washing machines made in the US.
Which Brands Sell Washing Machines Made in the USA? (The Short Answer)
After doing some research, I was able to find 4 brands that manufacture washing machines in the US. They are Whirlpool, Speed Queen, General Electric (GE), and Amana Corporation.
A List of American Made Washing Machines:
Now that we know which brands manufacture washing machines in America, let’s find out a little more about each company.
Whirlpool was founded in 1911 in the state of Michigan. It is a well-known company that has 54 manufacturing and technology research centers located all over the world. The company’s headquarters is located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Whirlpool’s main washing machine manufacturing centers are located in Greenville, Ohio, and Fall River, Massachusetts.
According to a question asked on Best Buy and answered by Whirlpool, 80% of Whirlpool corporation’s appliances are made and sold in the US, although Whirlpool’s parts come from various centers located all over the world. This was on a post regarding dehumidifiers. However, the message clearly states that 80% refers to all appliances made by Whirlpool.
As for Whirlpool’s washing machines, it seems like some of them used to be manufactured in China. However, due to some safety concerns, the company switched back to manufacturing its washing machines mostly in the US.
However, I also came across an article on Whirlpool’s website stating that the company has recently opened up a new manufacturing facility in Argentina. This facility will also be producing some of Whirlpool’s washing machines. At the time of writing this article, it is unclear what percentage of Whirlpool’s washing machines are being made at the facility in Argentina.
So, for those who are interested in taking a closer look at whirlpool’s washing machines, here’s a link to the company’s product page. Just be sure to check with the company before purchasing to ensure that your model is one that was made in America.
Founded in 1908 Speed Queen is a proud American brand. Its headquarters is located in Ripon, Wisconsin and 100% of Speed Queen’s manufacturing takes place in the US. This makes it the only washing machine company that I could find that solely operates in the US.
The Speed Queen brand is no stranger to awards and accolades. It has received numerous awards for its high-quality and reliable washing machines. This includes being named America’s Most Recommended Luxury Washer and Drier Brand 8 years in a row.
As mentioned, Speed Queen manufactures all of its products in the US. Its manufacturing facility is located in the same place as the company’s headquarters.
For those looking to take a closer look at Speed Queen’s washing machines, here are a few of the company’s products:
General Electric was founded in 1905 in Schenectady, New York. It is an internationally recognized brand that manufactures a wide range of household appliances, including refrigerators, ovens, and washing machines.
With it being such a large company, it has many different manufacturing facilities located in various countries. However, from what I could find, General Electric’s washing machines are primarily manufactured at the company’s largest facility in Louisville, Kentucky.
As for its washing machines. The company manufactures a pretty extensive range, so here’s a link to the company’s washing machine product page. For those who want something more specific, here are a few of the company’s top-rated washing machines:
Finishing off this list we have Amana Corp. Now some readers may already know that Amana Corp’s washing machines are made by Whirlpool. However, since the company produces products under the Amana Corp name, it gets its own entry.
Amana Corp was founded in 1934 in Middle Amana, Iowa. The company manufactures a fairly extensive range of household appliances, and this includes washing machines.
According to a few different sources, Amana Corp’s products are manufactured at a facility located in Amana, Iowa.
Amana Corp manufactures two lines of washing machines. They are the 3.5CU FT. Top-Load Washer With Dual Action Agitator and the 4.3 CU FT. Front-Loader Washer With Large Capacity.