Amana NTW4516FW Review 2022 (Top Load Washer with Agitator)

In this article, Amana NTW4516FW review, you will find all the answers to your queries and doubts about this model manufactured by Amana. Within an affordable price range, Amana is offering a relatively decent clothes washing option that is compact in size and efficient in clothes cleaning. Let’s check how many washing cycles are there in under reviewed washing machine with an agitator. Moreover, the material of body, size, and capacity will also be discussed. Moreover, how much energy and water-efficient the Amana washer is. Lastly, we will discuss all the smart features of this washer as well. So, be with us and clear all your doubts.

Note: Don’t forget to read the FAQs portion as well.

Amana has been manufacturing refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, heaters and ACs. However, Amana is known for its washer and dryers. From luxury washers to budget options, you will find dozens of washers with excellent cleaning qualities. Let’s check the nuts and bolts of Amana NTW4516FW;

Product CodeAmana NTW4516FW
Wash TubPorcelain Coated
Washing Capacity 3.5 Cubic Feet
LidLate Lid Lock System
Agitator in Wash TubYes
MotorVariable Speed
Motor Power1Hp
Wash Cycle08
Temperature Adjustment OptionsVariable
Noise Level52dBA
Extra RinseAvailable
Max Spin Speed700RPM
Dimensions42 H x 27.5 W x 27 D inches
Weight 117 Pounds
PriceCheck Price

1- Size, Capacity, and Design:

When it comes to the size of the Amana washing machine, you will be happy to know that it is one of the place-saviour washers with an agitator. The compact size of this washing machine lets you use it in dorms, apartments and other small spaces. Hence, if you have to manage your living in a small space, the compact size of Amana NTW4516FW might be the best choice for you.

Compared to the size of GE GTW695BSLWS, the dimensions of this Amana’s washing machine are 42 H x 27.5 W x 27 D inches. We can see that the height of the under-reviewed washer is relatively lower than the GE’s model’s height, which is 47 inches.  

Now come to the washing capacity. The washing capacity of this washer is a little bit disappointing when we compare it with GE GTW695BSLWS. The washing capacity of this model is 3.5 cubic feet. However, as compared to the Speed Queen TR3000wn, it offers better washing capacity with compact size.

Here, it is noteworthy that a 3.5 cubic feet washing capacity is more than enough for a family of 2 to 3 persons.  

Lastly, the design of the washer isn’t too fascinating. It comes in elegant white color with a simple dashboard equipped with three knobs. No fascinating indicator lights are there on the dashboard. It admits of no doubt that non-computerized washers are easy to operate; nevertheless, they won’t enhance the appearance of your laundry room.

2- Material and Durability:

Here we will discuss the material of the body and tub because the body and tub are more likely to face water pressure and weather conditions. Therefore, good quality material is the assurance of the washer’s long age.

The washing tub of this washer is equipped with an agitator that gets the clothes moved in the tub for better cleaning results. The dual-action agitator will perform like a pro to get your clothes cleaned quickly.

Unlike many other counterparts’ washing tubs, its tub is made of durable porcelain material. In several washers, stainless steel tubs are used that are more likely to get dented or scratched. In contrast, porcelain material is more durable. Furthermore, porcelain material is gentler on delicate clothes as compared to stainless steel tubs.

The washer body is also made from durable material and is coated with a white porcelain material that makes it durable and flexible which can withstand the tweaks whenever it happens to turn over.

3- Water and energy-efficiency:

Users would love to buy energy and water-efficient washers nowadays. Energy-efficient home appliances would reduce the running cost that will be a great plus. Unfortunately, top load washers are not energy and water-efficient.

None of the top load washers is as energy and water efficient as the front load washer. And same is the case with Amana NTW4516FW. The under reviewed washer consumes more energy that might be the dark side of it.

Moreover, the water efficiency of this model is also vulnerable. By choosing the deep clean washing cycle, it uses plenty of water for effective cleaning.

4- Dashboard with smart features:

The dashboard of Amana NTW4516FW is adorned with three knobs that can make your washing task simple and easy to understand.

By rotating the most right knob, you can select the required washing cycles according to the fabric of your clothes. This machine has eight different washing cycles that can be used for different washing experiences; Normal, delicate, casual, sheets, clean washer with detergent, deep water wash, Rinse/spin, and drain. Among all of these eight options, you can select any washing cycle by rotating the knob.

The second knob is related to water temperature. This washer allows you to select the water temperature among five different options; hot, warm, cool, cold, tap cold.

The maximum spin speed of this model is 700RPM. Moreover, there are two options to select the spin speed according to the clothes’ fabric. The given spin speed is not enough to extract the water from clothes, and your dryer will have to work extra for extracting and drying clothes. However, a dual-action agitator, centred in the tub, compensates for the low spin speed of the washer by extracting and cleaning the clothes efficiently.

Lastly, the late lid lock system is another awesome feature presented by Amana. Suppose you have forgotten to put your socks and some other laundry items for washing. The late lid lock system will allow you to throw the forgotten items in the tub somewhere in between the washing cycle.

5- Overall Performance with Final Verdict:

The cleaning performance of Amana NTW4516FW is up to par. With 8 wash cycles, you have a decent option to wash the clothes. Moreover, the presence of an agitator enhances the washing experience.

More amazingly, it shares the lowest price tag when we compare it with its other counterparts of GE and Speed queen.

However, this washing machine is only suitable for small families that might be a plus for small families, but a negative point for a family consisting of 6 or more persons. In addition, the spin speed is 700RPM that is considered low to extract water from clothes.




By covering all the possible plus and negative points in Amana NTW4516FW, we hope it is super easy for you to decide whether this washer is made for you or not. However, if you find any other suitable option, please tell us in the comment section with some glaring qualities. Also, if you have any questions, you may ask in the comment section as well. Thank you. Stay blessed.


How to install Amana NTW4516FW?

Professionals can install this model. However, it is easy to install using the required tool kit by yourself without any prior knowledge.

As we have mentioned earlier, it is a compact dryer and needs small space to adjust. So, measure the available space for the washer and match that available space with the dimensions of the washer. Keep in mind that the floor should be smooth and sturdy. An uneven surface may cause noisier operation of the washer.

The product comes with hoses, cables and fasteners; hence, you just need to read the guide manual and install it accordingly.

What do we like in Amana NTW4516FW?

This washer has two main qualities that may attract anyone; affordable price and excellent washing results.

With this price range, it is hard to find a washer that can give you such an amazing result of clothes cleaning.

What don’t we like in NTW4516FW?

As we have mentioned earlier, this model performs like a gem when it comes to washing clothes. However, its small washing capacity isn’t a desirable factor for many. Moreover, a small washing capacity only suits small families of 2 to3 persons.

Aside from the small washing capacity, the spin speed doesn’t meet the standard. You will have to put extra effort while drying the clothes after washing them in this washer.

Should you buy the Amana NTW4516FW?

Before buying the washer, ask yourself the following question,

i- Have you a small space in your apartment for a washer?

ii- Do you have a tight budget

iii- Does your family consist of 2 to 3 members?

iv- Do you want an excellent washing experience?

If all of the above-mentioned questions have only one answer, “yes”, then go for this model. It will be a blessing for you.

What do users say about Amana NTW4516FW?

We have checked several users’ reviews which are the following; please read the reviews before buying,

Steve says (An Amazon Reviewer)

“Best washer for the money! It’s not fancy; it just works! It’s energy-efficient too! I replaced my expensive front load W&D after they broke down multiple times after 6 years. I bought a pair of Amana’s, thinking they would be a temporary replacement, but I have found them to be everything I need. They cost me about $650 for the pair. I’m very satisfied! And, no, I won’t be buying a pair of $2000-$3000 front loaders again.”