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Best front loader washing machine?!

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  1. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Of course my 13 yr old wonderful Whirlpool machine has upped and died yesterday- and a family of 6 simply cannot exist without a washer for more than 3-4 days :eek:

    Definitely going the front loader route this time around as they use far less water and from what I've read are the better choice these days. Anyone have any advice or tips on what brands/what to look for etc? Thanks!
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    We've had an LG that lasted about 7 years. Currently have a Bosch that has been going for 8+ years and still going.
     
  3. Davothegreat

    Davothegreat Well-Known Member

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    We've had a Beko front loader for the past 4 years, was cheap and we've had no problems.
     
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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Can't stand front loaders, even if they do supposedly use less water.
     
  5. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Why DT?
     
  6. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I have an ASKO front loader - going on 13 years now and has been doing around 15 loads of washing a week for the last 13 years (no I'm not kidding :( - waaaaa), including going through baby stages - vomited on quilts and all sorts of things over the years.
     
  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Front loading washing machines, how I loathe thee.
    • I don't have all day to waste waiting for one load of wash to finish
    • Can't open the lid part way through the cycle
    • Can't fast forward through the cycle
    • They use less water but how much does water cost? $2.28/1000 litres that's a helluva lot of washing to justify the additional electricity used (if any)l
     
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  8. trinity168

    trinity168 Well-Known Member

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    We just bought a new one front loader, Fisher and Paykel. It's only a month old, but we are pretty happy wiht it.

    Scott - the machine we bought can be interrupted, I think. It has an "add a garment" in the settings tho I have not had a chance to use it.
     
  9. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    The inability to add is a huge issue - I forget why.

    Oh that's right, water covers the door.
     
  10. Chrispy

    Chrispy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have always had front loading washing machines, starting with a hoover back in the 60s!!!! They definitely wash better. I have a top loader that came with the Beach House and will change it to a front loader when it dies.

    I have the Miele. It is the best front loader I have had, washes so well.
     
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  11. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Euros are hard to beat

    Had a Siemens that lasted over 20 years with some minor repairs, used pretty much at least daily

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  12. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    Had a Bosch die 3.5 years after i got it.
    It was a Bosch 7kg Maxx (model WAE22466AU or similiar).
    50% of the time the clothes came out completely drenched with water because the spin cycle didnt function properly because it couldn't balance the load properly.

    Grabbed a 2nd hand LG Washing Machine (for free from the neighbour) about 5 years old approximately. That one is still going strong. However when it can't balance the load it still goes resulting in excessive shaking (i've levelled the washing machine properly... still can't get it stay stable).

    Best washing machine I had was actually a Whirlpool, I gave it away to a friend because it didn't a cold wash setting for normal washing. I believe that one is still working. It would be 8 years old now :)
     
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  13. trinity168

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    We had a whirlpool before the Fisher and Paykel. Nothing wrong with it except, the rubber seal started to look yucky. So, hubby had a go at fixing it himself. I think a component or two may have been missed out on putting it back :rolleyes: So, started to have difficulty closing the door.
     
  14. Davothegreat

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    Ours can be interrupted though it's not a quick process to do so depending on where it is at the time. But since we only wash when we have full loads to do we never need to interrupt. The only cycle we ever use is the daily 34 minute one and my old top loader used to take longer than that.
     
  15. Ian Macleod

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    We will never have another front loader. The last one lasted about 4 years until it experienced a very untimely end. When you have a drum spinning in the horizontal plain and it goes out of balance, the forces can be enough to totally destroy the machine. Check out youtube for Front Load Washer Total Carnage! you'll get the idea of what happened to our machine.
     
  16. Azazel

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    We've got a solid LG front loader, probably almost 10 years old.
    Haven't had any problems with it, besides a $10 latch I replaced myself.
     
  17. geoffw

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    Congratulations.

    I can't do that. I'm irreplaceable ;-)
     
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  18. BennEznElle

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    We have an Electrolux one that we bought through Appliances Online. Ours gets used lots given that we have a 10 month old, and the 18 minute cycle is very useful.

    Appliances online also do the free delivery and install as well which is very handy.
     
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  19. BigKahuna

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    We had a Bosch frontloader. It died within its warranty period and we got another Bosch. That died three years later. I now have an Ariston, and it is still okay after three years. Fingers crossed.
     
  20. neK

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    Don't think I'll be getting a bosch again for long while. I was expecting that it would be decent quality.... nope
     
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