Pros / It has a bright, multi-functional digital display.
Cons / This machine lacks an automatic load sense for detecting how much water each cycle requires.
Verdict / The Summit SPWD2200W looks great. It has a bright display and enough wash cycles and temperature settings to wash clothes quickly the way you want.
The Summit SPWD2200W washer dryer combo has 2 cubic feet of washing and drying capacity and a big, easy-to-read digital display. It’s compact, though slightly bigger than two feet in length, meaning it could stick out a bit in smaller closets. It has several washer settings and competes with the best washer dryer combos in functionality.
The machine has seven different washing cycles. That’s enough for most basic loads but half the amount of higher-ranked machines. It does benefit from having fully controllable drying cycles and the ability to adjust the temperature. This is one of the better machines for washing, as it allows you to control several different settings, such as spin speed, and an option that lets you create your own favorites cycle for quick operation.
This washer dryer doesn’t come with automatic load sense, so the machine may use more water than a load size requires. By nature, washer dryer combos are not the most energy efficient machines in the world. Yet this unit is above average when it comes to energy efficiency and only costs approximately $10 a year to operate.
It’s a nice looking combination washer dryer and has a big door with a transparent lid, so you can load it quickly. It also has a child lock and the ability to delay your wash for a time when you’re out of the house. This is a nice feature since there is no vibration reduction or the ability to silence signals. If the load gets uneven, you should expect the machine to be a bit louder than others we reviewed.
The support on the company’s website isn’t the best, but you have access to a customer service phone number and an online manual. Summit works with dealers, so you aren’t able to buy directly from the manufacturer. There aren’t a lot of do-it-yourself support like videos or FAQs. The warranty on parts, labor, drum and motor is a standard one-year warranty.
- Washing & Drying Capacity
- Number of Soil Levels
- Number of Water Temperatures
- Energy Use Rating
- Parts & Labor
This is a good, small unit with a bright display and easy-to-understand controls, but it lacks the environmentally friendly functionality of other units. You end up using more water than necessary, but it’s still relatively energy efficient. It has a self-cleaning cycle to sanitize the drum and a delay start option, and you can create your own wash cycle for your favorite settings. Overall, this is a nice midrange washer dryer with plenty of options for getting your clothes clean.