Top 5 fully automatic top-load washing machines under 17000 in India

Dhivya Sairam for Asaan

Have you been pondering about getting yourself a brand-new washing machine? Unsure of which brand to purchase, you would have turned to Google for help only to receive overwhelming search results that you might have ended up postponing your purchase. Of course, with a wind range of options to choose from, you could find any task daunting. But if you are very clear with your requirements, you can actually manage to zero in on a thing.

On our part, we would like to assist you in choosing THE ONE that perfectly matches your requirement. By the time you finish reading this article, you would have made your choice. Let's start out by answering a few questions.

Does your neighborhood have a regular water shortage, or do you get water only a few times a week? In that case, you should consider buying yourself a semi-automatic washing machine, where you can fill the amount of water required by yourself. If you answered NO, you should be getting yourself a fully automatic washing machine.

Top-load or front-load?

Always and always pick a top-load machine, and we will explain to you why.

  1. You need not bend every time you load or unload clothes.
  2. You can add in more clothes immediately after you start a new cycle or even in the middle of a cycle.
  3. Comparatively, top-load machines distribute detergent liquid and fabric softener evenly.
  4. Can wash and dry clothes quicker.
  5. Less maintenance. 

TIP - Never over-load your top-load washing machine as it may harm the fabric as well as the machine.

Having looked at the pros of top-loading machines, let us have a look into the top 5 fully automatic top-load washing machines under 17000 in India.

Samsung 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

This is the best-seller washing machine available on Amazon that is easy to use and has great wash quality. For Indian specific use, Samsung provides us with the  "Monsoon mode" that dries clothes better by drawing in more air using dual vents.

Samsung 6.5kg, imperial silver, washing machine

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Features

  • Capacity - 6.5kg
  • Colour - Imperial Silver
  • RPM: 680
  • Energy rating: 3 star
  • 6 Wash Programs: Normal, Quick wash, Delicates, Soak + Normal, Energy Saving, Eco Tub Clean
  • "Monsoon mode" that dries clothes better by drawing in more air using dual vents
  • Product Warranty: 2 years comprehensive warranty on product and 2 years on motor
  • For powerful washing: Centre Jet Technology 
  • Power Filtration with magic lint filter
  • Child lock safety
  • Washing machine price on Amazon is Rs.14,190.00 

Recommended for a family of 4

LG 6.5 Kg 5 Star Smart Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

If you are looking for an energy-efficient washing machine, LG comes with a Smart Inverter that ensures operation at the most optimum level. With an encompassing BMC protection, the motor stays safe from foreign objects such as dust, insects and humidity that cause corrosion.

LG washing machine, Middle free silver

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Features:

  • Capacity: 6.5kg
  • Colour: Middle free silver
  • RPM: 780
  • Energy Rating: 5 star
  • Wash Programs: Normal, Pre Wash+Normal, Gentle (Wool/Saree), Quick Wash, Strong (Jeans), Tub Clean/Aqua reserve
  • Highly durable
  • Auto-restart Function
  • Child Lock
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years on product and 10 years on motor

Additional features: 

  • TurboDrum Power Washing - Removes the toughest of stains
  • Smart diagnosis - SmartThinQ app to identify and fix any issue that you experience in no time
  • Tub Clean feature - To sterilize both, inner and outer tub
  • Available on Flipkart & Amazon for a discounted price of Rs.15,990

Suitable for a family of 4

Whirlpool 7 Kg 5 Star Royal Plus Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

With Whirlpool, you can efficiently save more than 2 buckets of water per wash. If you have water supply issues in your area, the Aqua Store feature lets you store water for the next wash in the tub itself.

Whirlpool washing machine, grey

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Its main features include

  • Capacity: 7 kg
  • Colour: Grey
  • RPM: 740
  • Energy Rating: 5 star
  • 12 Wash Programs - Daily, Heavy, Delicates, Whites, Hard Water Wash, Eco Wash, Woollens, Bed Sheet, Rinse +Spin, Spin, Wash Only, Aqua Store
  • 1-2-3 Wash System: complete washing cycle in 3 buttons
  • Power Scrub Technology with superior 3-way agitation
  • Hard Water Wash Technology
  • 6th Sense Smart Sensors that sense voltage fluctuations and water conditions
  • Available on Amazon for Rs.16,240.00 for a warranty of 2 years
  • The same product is available on Flipkart for Rs.16,990 for 2 Years Comprehensive Warranty and 10 Years Warranty on Motor and Prime Mover

Recommended for a family of 4 or 5

IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

With revolutionary features such as Triadic Pulsator that comprises Scrub Pads, Swirling Water Jets, and Centre Power Punch for effective cleaning and a special inlet to dispense liquid bleach, IFB has it all.

IFB washing machine, white

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Features of IFB washing machine as are follows

  • Capacity: 6.5kg
  • RPM: 720
  • Colour: White
  • Wash programs: 8
  • Warranty: 4 years on product, 4 years on motor
  • Special features: Aqua Energie, 3D wash, crescent moon drum, auto Imbalance system, lint tower filter, High/Low Voltage Protection, 
  • Energy rating: 5 star
  • This product is available on Flipkart & Amazon for Rs.16,490

Suitable for a family of 4

ONIDA 6.2 kg Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine

This Flipkart Assured product is a budget-friendly, 6.2kg fully automatic washing machine with impressive customer reviews. Unsure of which program to choose? Onida’s Fuzzy Logic feature automatically determines the wash load and selects an appropriate water level and wash program.


Onida washing machine,grey

Its amazing features include

  • Capacity - 6.2kg
  • RPM: 700
  • Wash programs: 10
  • Washing Method: Pulsator Wash
  • Anti-rust Feature, Silent Operation, Air Dryer
  • Warranty: 2 Years Comprehensive Warranty on Product, 5 Years Warranty on Motor
  • Available on Flipkart for Rs.10,990

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Ideal purchase for singles or couples

Buyer's Guide

  1. The capacity of your washing machine

For singles or couples - 5kg or smaller

For a small family of 3 to 4 people - 5kg to 7kg

For a large family of more than 5 - 8kg or larger

  1. If you wash clothes on an everyday basis, choose a machine that has a quick wash option.
  2. Choose a machine with high RPM - Higher the spin speed, lower the drying time
  3. Higher star rating, lower the power consumption
  4. A replacement policy in place if you are not satisfied with the quality or quantity
  5. Availability of exchange options
  6. Warranty period and availability of an extended warranty

Can you use any detergent powders in a washing machine?

A washing machine and a magic wand are one and the same. With the touch of a button, it cleans your soiled clothes and makes them sparkling clean. Hence investing in a washing machine is worth the money as it makes your life easier. However, there is a little more to it than turning the machine on and choosing the correct program. 

You must never use your hand-washing powder in your machine as it produces more suds and prevents the clothes from getting cleaned properly. Especially in washing machines that consume low water, these suds either stay with the clothes or on the washing machine, thereby clogging its pores. 

Top Load detergent powders suggestions

Always go for detergent powders that are made specifically for washing machine use.

Ariel 6kg top load detergent powder

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At times after a wash, you might find little clumps of detergent powder on your clothes. The reason being the inability of the detergent powders to get dissolved efficiently in cold water.

Liquid detergents for washing machine suggestions

On the other hand, liquid detergents get mixed evenly with water irrespective of the water temperatures, leaving your clothes clean. 

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Hope the article helps you in getting a clear idea of what to look for while you buy washing machines online. Always have a glimpse at its features, capacity, compare a few models, and make that confident click on the "Buy now" button. However, if you find the prices a little too high, add them to your cart and take advantage of upcoming Amazon Prime day sales.

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