Splendide Combo Front Load Washer & Dryer

Last updated: November 24, 2021

Its near-silent operation is a hallmark of this front load washing machine. It's just as efficient as it is compact, with an auto-load sensor to minimize water use. This washer is also remarkably easy to operate, thanks to a self-cleaning filter and other features.

We looked at the top Front Load Washing Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Front Load Washing Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This combo unit is a quiet, compact unit that's simple to use.

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the Splendide Combo Front Load Washer & Dryer placed 10th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Splendide White Vented Washer/Dryer Combo – Splendide’s extra capacity washer-dryer with super silent, brushless AC motor delivers class leading capacity, performance and quietness in a space saving package. A perfect RV travel companion. Getting started is as simple as choosing a wash cycle, setting a dry time and pressing start. Extra wide door opening makes loading easy. Soft touch electronic knobs turn easily. Display up-to-the-minute cycle status. Laundry aids are added automatically and water level is adjusted to maximize efficiency. Bi-directional drum rotation reduces fabric wrinkling and improves wash and dry results. Super-fast 1200 rpm spin helps heavy cottons dry up to 20 percent faster. Self-cleaning filter removes lint automatically. Features a 15 pound wash capacity, 11 pound dry capacity, 10 wash cycles, 3 dry cycles, and a dry time selector. Extra options like water temp, low heat, low spin and extra rinse tailor the cycle. Quality-built for RV travel, with heavy-duty springs and shock absorbers and a durable stainless steel drum.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Using the Splendide is very easy. You just throw in a load, choose what wash cycle you want, set how long you want to dry the clothes, and push start. You can even add laundry during the cycle without creating a big mess or having to start all over. For maintenance, the filter cleans itself and removes lint, so you don’t even have to do that.
The Splendide WD2100XC is well-known in the RV community for being the perfect alternative to cumbersome and frequent trips to the laundromat.
There are a lot of good reasons behind this. Firstly, this particular setup has a large capacity. The maximum washing capacity is around fifteen pounds while the drying capacity is at eleven pounds.
The machine is easy to use and choose the wash cycle you want.
The unit is suited to an RV’S limited space because of its small size and portable nature
It is a front loading compact washing machine and dryer all in one so it is great for laundry shops and the like.
This is a nice machine for RVs as it offers a level of comfort you do not discover often in an RV. This lightweight machine also is effective in condominiums, flats, Apartments, and other residing places with only a little
Using technologies that Splendide has developed, this is a nice and silent washer-dryer combo that you can run all day, and the noise is so minimal that you’ll barely be able to hear it.
Low Maintenance – Lint passes safely through a ‘self-cleaning pump’ and then out the drain or dryer vent – so there’s no messy wash or dry filter for you to clean.
I also like the built-in automatic load sense as it helps limit the water consumed by it once it detects that a load does not have that many clothes.
It is remarkably silent when washing because they use brushless AC motors. Noise during washing is a big turn off for almost everyone.
It has an automatic water level control that adjusts to maximize efficiency, but there are options to set it for low spin or water temperature, depending on the specific requirements of the items in each load.
Thanks to the stability regulator, the Splendide WD2100XC generates little noise in operation. The washer dryer control is quite simple so you should have no trouble putting it to good use. Due to the extra wide door, it’s easy to fill the inside of the washer dryer with clothes and alike.
The final verdict is that the Splendide 2100XC performs quite well for it’s price and size, and since it was made for RV use you don’t have to worry about it breaking as you drive down the road.
Again, because we opted for vented, it dries faster.
Overall, we love this unit and highly recommend it. If we had it to do over again, we would still make this one of our first purchases.
The Splendide (WD2100XC) provides you with a super fast and maximum 1200 rpm spin, which ensures your cotton fabrics dry up faster. This washing machine also gives you 10 wash cycles and 3 dry cycles along with a dry time selector. The result is you get the best experiences when washing your fabrics.

What reviewers didn't like

When you use the Splendide, your clothes end up with more wrinkles than they would with conventional dryers. Prepare to use an iron. Limiting the kinds of clothes you put in the dryer might help as well, as clothes like blouses just get wrinklier than jeans.
However, since this model from Splendide doesn’t include a lint filter, you shouldn’t use a dryer sheet in the machine and may need to clean the vent line and hose periodically.
Tends to vibrate when it operates
Some clothes or fabrics may end up with more wrinkles. So avoid using silk like fabrics in the machine.
There is only one thing the Splendide lacks; it is a delay option. The absence of a delay option means you cannot schedule washes.
The drying function requires venting the hot air outside, which might be a problem in some households.
Lacks a delay option, causing you to be unable to do schedule washes
It complicated and required the use of a manual for a couple of days
Requires installation of ventilation system
Might wrinkle your clothes
The one main issue we had with this machine was when the internal exhaust tube became clogged with lint. The issue wasn’t too hard to fix and if it happens again we will be able to remedy it lot easier the second time now that we know what to do.
Unfortunately, there were NO stickers or anything on the inside that would suggest on where a good place to drill a hole for a vent should be placed.
We also learned that you really don’t want the dry cycle to get the clothes completely dry. If that happens the clothes get a bit “crispy” and come out more wrinkled.
Its durable design is only possible with proper maintenance.
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