Most washing machine doors are hinged on the left. This means that the door closes into a catch on the right. This is okay for most people. But some people find that the way that their kitchen is configured means that they really could do with the washing machine door opening on the other side. That is, hinged on the right with door catch on the left.
Unfortunately there are very few washing machines that have a different door arrangement. The only washing machines I’m aware of that have the door hinge on the right are Miele washing machines.
I’ve also seen a Hotpoint Aqualtis range that appears to be hinged on the right. The Aqualtis range is the washing machine with a very large door which incorporates the control panel.
Can you move the door hinge to the other side?
You can’t change the door hinge around on a freestanding washing machine.
The vast majority of washing machines have left hinged doors. They cannot be changed around. I can’t think of a logical reason why they are hinged like that but they are.
The only white goods appliances where you can change the door around are refrigeration appliances. This is because they don’t use a door catch, they just use a magnetic seal. It would be impractical to design a washing machine with two door catches, two door locks and two sets of hinges to enable you to swap the doors around.
If you know of any other washing machines that are hinged on the right please add a comment to this article. Check the comments below for further discussion. Some other examples of washing machine’s being hinged on the right have been pointed out.
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