How long is your machine's wash cycle?

February 10, 2008 4:48pm CST
We just bought our new front load washing machine and I love it. The only thing is that the salesman told us that the washing machine spins the clothes so much that you're clothes are so dry when you take them out that the dry time in the dryer is the same as the time it takes to run the washing machine...But I think the washer just runs longer, the dryer doesn't run less. Technically he was right in saying that the washer and dryer take the same amount of time, but I think we may have been tricked. My washer runs for about 43 minutes per cycle. Is that longer than yours?
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5 responses
2 Apr 08
The programme I usually use takes just under 2 hours but we have a quick wash cycle that takes just over 30 mins. I do not use my dryer much as I always try to dry the washing on the line in the garden, weather permitting
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 Apr 08
when I use the industrial front loading washing machines at the laundry mat (triple load sized they claim) it does take a good 45 minutes from start to finish. It takes a few moments between cycles to rest and then start up again - I am more than willing to let it take those extra 5-10 minutes over the other machines because the clothes are so much cleaner - with no lint or animal hair problems as well as the absence of pilling on sweaters. also the small machines (at least at this laundry mat) take a lot longer to fill as they require much more water - so that time of running the load is actually increased by the water filling time.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
Our washing machine runs for 45 minutes. Including 5 minutes stopped for every fifteen minutes or running. I like it in a way that it really cleans our clothes. No need to brush it.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I have a top loading washer and dryer. The washer has three cycles; super runs for about 30 minutes, ultra clean runs for about 25 minutes and short runs about 15 minutes.
@freak369 (4851)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I have an industrial machine. It has three cycles; the heavy setting runs for 30 minutes, the regular setting runs for 25 minutes and the light runs for 15 minutes. It sounds like there is a really long spin cycle at the end because it is a front loader and you don't want all that wet mess coming out.