Washing Machines

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
January 18, 2007 9:55pm CST
Hi what kind of washing machine do you have I have a twin tub but would like to buy another machine so can you please tell me which machine you have and what benefits do you find with yours!!
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@Tanika (632)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
Heya, I absolutly love my washing machine. It's the only thing in the whole house which is was new when i bought it. Its a Fisher and Paykel 7.5kg Excellence model. It has an automatic sensor to sense the water level needed so you dont waste and water. It has Direct drive and runs on electromagnetics so there no motors to blow up. I have had it about 4 years now and it is still going strong, although I was warned by a friend though that you must use surface spray around it so that no bugs get in an wreck the computer module. It was pretty expensive, around 800 dollars but because it is water wise you get a rebate from the water corp for 150. Making it about 650 which made it the best choice for me as i needed a big machine and all the other models were around that price anyway but were not eligible for the water corp rebate. Hope this helps. Tanika.
@Tanika (632)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
I forgot to add that it has other features too - like it will ot overflow your laundry sink, and it has overbalancing correction so that in the whole time ive had it i think i have only had to correct an overbalance twice and that was things got all tangled up together. It can fit like up to 8 double sheets with room left over.
@wiessied (646)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I have a whirlpool gold with matching dryer they both are extra large ,but they are about 6 years old now so there are probally better ones out there now.As for mine both machines i give them a 10 never had a problem with them so whirlpool gold is great
@shaz6611 (951)
• Australia
20 Jan 07
I have a front loader and I love it. It uses very little water for a wash, uses less laundry powder per load and is very gentle on clothes. If there is anything negative to say about front loaders it would be that a load takes a longer time to finish than a top loader but I adjusted to that fairly quickly and it's a small price to pay for it's efficiency
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I have a whirlpool washer and dryer. The washer has the extra load capacity but it doen't clean the clothes very well so I would not reccomend that brand. The dryer works very well so...I would have to go with a Maytag when I buy again.
• Australia
19 Jan 07
Hi Kathy. I have a top loader automatic and I am completely satisfied with it. It has never given me any trouble. If I had to buy another one, it would have to be a front loader for two reasons. The first reason is the very important one of its using much less water, and as you are aware, we are in a water crisis. Even though it uses less water, the washing is more effective than a top loader. The second reason is that it is much more gentle on the clothes. At this time of life, the latter is not as important as when I had a large family at home, but it is a saving. While they are dearer to purchase, they are much more economical on power, soap and water. So, for savings on power, washing powder and WATER, I'd buy a front loader.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 07
Get an Automatic Kathy where you put the Washing in and it does it all for you it will be a lot better for you and saves time you can do other things while the Machine is washing