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#1 k-ko

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Hi all,
Just as the title says... we're in need of on in the next few months and so iII start looking.

can anyone suggest what to look for.. or what to stear clear of..

price range - $600-$800.

Thanks!!

#2 k-ko

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Have always had hand me downs and seconds so dont really know what to look for...

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#3 ~shannon~

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Love love love my Samsung 8kg front loader. It's within that price bracket too.
I read a lot of product reviews online and read nothing bad about the Samsung. There are possibly other brands that are better but not within your budget.
My machine has heaps of different settings, super quiet, has excellent energy and water ratings, and I like the fact that I can modify every wash to my liking ... for example, I can change the temperature, the number of rinses and the spin speed (which goes as high as 1400!!). There's also a hand wash cycle which I've used for super delicate things and they've not had any damage done to them.


#4 roses99

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

I can't really help in that price range, as we bought an Asko for about $1400.

However, it's a good idea to find out how long the wash cycles are and - if there are shorter cycles - ask around about how good they are.

I was almost everything on a 40 minute cold cycle and it washes brilliantly. I also have a timer so that I can load the machine and tell it when I want it to start. On mine, the door pops open at the end of a cycle, so the clothes don't go all musty smelling.

A few friends of mine have the Electrolux and are very happy with it. I think it would be around your price range, if at the higher end.

#5 k-ko

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Hi Shannon,
thanks for sharing. the settins feature you mentioned sounds great.. I do alot of handwashing for delicates and that would be a time saver for me. ive comeacross a Samsung 7.5kg on Binglee website whats the model no for the one you have?

#6 Stronger

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

I have a direct drive LG front loader 7kg and have had it about 6mths and just love it!! It has a 10yr motor warranty and is in your price bracket. It is so much better than our old Whirlpool one!!

I researched online, went around to some shops to see them in person then bought it online for a better price!!

#7 k-ko

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

thanks Roses99
my god im going from a (probably 15year old) top leader so hearing about all these settings sounds great.

III look into the Electolux.


#8 roses99

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (k-ko @ 04/01/2013, 02:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thanks Roses99
my god im going from a (probably 15year old) top leader so hearing about all these settings sounds great.

III look into the Electolux.

We rented a holiday house last week that had the Electrolux and I really liked it. You could change the settings on it too, so that you can customise your wash. It also has a delicates cycle. The owner of the house recommended using a 36 minute cycle for everyday type washing and it did a good job. Half an hour is pretty awesome for a front loader!

#9 ~shannon~

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

oops... double post!

Edited by ~shannon~, 04 January 2013 - 03:03 PM.


#10 ~shannon~

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (k-ko @ 04/01/2013, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Shannon,
thanks for sharing. the settins feature you mentioned sounds great.. I do alot of handwashing for delicates and that would be a time saver for me. ive comeacross a Samsung 7.5kg on Binglee website whats the model no for the one you have?


This is what we've got:
http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/home-ap...804WPC/XSA-spec

Energy rating is 3 and a half stars, water rating 4 and a half stars. We paid less than $800 for it from the Good Guys (I can't buy online as I live in the bush and the amount I would save would be charged anyway for freight).
For most cycles I choose the Daily Wash function which is 55 minutes but I'm pretty sure you can have shorter wash cycles if you want to.
My DH has really dirty work clothes (grease, mud, you name it) and need a longer cycle, so I often put his clothes in the machine at night, set the delay start and they are done by the morning. The delay function is also good because the time you set is not the time the machine starts the washing, but the time you want it to be finished by, so if you want it ready to hang up at 7am, then that's the time you enter. You don't have to work out how long the cycle is, etc.
This is my first front loader after using top loaders my whole life, and I'm so glad I didn't go back to a top loader which uses far too much water and is much harsher on clothes.

#11 Snagglepussed

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

- Absolutely check cycle times are some are ludicrous
- European brand IMO
- one that you can stop and restart from when you stopped - my Bosch is great but if i interupt the cycle - that's it - have to start from the beginning
- one that let's you choose how fast a spin cycle you want as this greatly impacts on the energy consumption



#12 Xiola

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

I've had my LG intello 7.5kg for 8 years and it's still going strong.  Lots of choices for temps and spin cycles speed as well as wash cycle times.

I wouldn't hesitate in getting another similar if this one ever dies original.gif

#13 Spider Fingers

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

We have an LG direct drive and I love it, we bought it in 2010 (I think it was the first model they did with the direct drive).  During the floods in Queensland it went under water up to just under the control panel, it was written off by the insurance company, but as I was cleaning up and everything was covered in mud, I decided to risk it and use it to wash the manky clothes.  For the first few months I kept waiting for it to die, but it is still going 2 years later!  

We also use cloth nappies and after visiting family and using their top loader to wash the nappies, I will NEVER buy a top loader again.

#14 Kalota

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

We have an Electrolux Time Manager 8kg, which we bought for within that price range. It took a bit of getting used to because I was so used to top loaders! The cycles are long (well over 1 hour for a full load) but you can tweak settings and shorten them if you're in a hurry. I've been using the delay function so that the machine washes early in the morning while I'm asleep, and then when I'm awake they are ready to hang out for the day.

Apart from that its a really great washer, the clothes come out very clean, never ANY lint (major hate of mine) and not crinkled/screwed up in a ball. I love it! Plus it was one of the cheapest models we looked at, and has a great energy and water rating.

#15 greypink

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

We have a Euromaid WM7 and love it. It's more of a budget washer as it's only around the $500 mark but we were attracted to it partly for the price but also because it had excellent reviews.
My favourite function is the quick washes, you can do a 14 min or 37 min quickwash which is so handy. I love that I can throw a quick load on while I'm getting ready in the morning and it's washed and hung out in 20 minutes

#16 SeaPrincess

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

The best buy on Choice in December was a Fisher & Paykel WH60F60W (6.0KG), RRP $799 or appliancesonline.com.au have it for $557, 7kg for $663 or 8kg for $704.

I have an Electrolux 8kg Ultra Silencer.  (I think they changed the name to Time Manager because the spin cycle is anything but ultra silent). It's great - lots of preset options, has a pause function so you can pause it to add clothes (if you're quick) or while someone showers, it holds the place for up to 2 hours if the power is cut.  I can't remember what it cost, but I would definitely buy Electrolux again.


#17 k-ko

Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Thanks heaps everyone, Im going to have a good read through your suggestions and make notes.

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