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    Default Washing Machines.... need to hear what you have and if you like it

    Hi, going washing machine shopping tomorrow and don't know what to get. Looking at a Samsung front loader 7.5kg (Model Number: WF1752WPC) was in joyce mayne cat for about $670ish but just saw it on the good guys website for $640ish.
    Does anyone have one of these? do you like it/hate it?
    or what brands do you guys have and do you like them, what don't you like about them? are they reliable?
    TIA

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    In Feb this year we bought a Whirlpool 7.5kg front loader.

    A week later the nib on the door broke so we couldn't open it.

    It remains unfixed to this day. The retailer refused to help us as we live in a neighbouring town with the same franchise (but they weren't having the same sale as the one we bought it through). The franchise in our town refused to help us because obviously we didn't buy it through them.

    Whirlpool themselves have been slack- they gave us the contact details of a repairman who we contacted, he did a house call, said he'd order in the parts and we never heard from him again. We tried to contact him to no avail, and we eventually found out through the grape vine he'd closed doors. (Screams dodgy to me!)

    Dodgy repairman did say though it's a common fault with whirlpool front loaders- the nib USED to be plastic, but it wore out too quickly, so they changed it to metal but kept the surrounds around it plastic, and the release part plastic. The release is what broke on ours- apparently now the metal nib is too strong for the plastic release. Can't win.

    We just lever our door open with a knife now, but I'm still not happy. Brand new machine and no one wanted to help us out.


    So- although the functionality of the machine is the best I've ever had, I'd steer clear of Whirlpool because if something stuffs up the won't trip over themselves to help you out. (And don't buy from Retravision, either!)

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    thanks, this has confirmed that i will steer clear of whirlpool as i have seen a few reviews online about different models breaking after about 12mths.

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    Euro made ones are generally longer lasting from what I've been told

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    Bosch front loader. Had it 3.5 years and no issues

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    I've got a bosch front loader. I've had it almost 2 years. It's had no issues either although it doesn't compare to my previous top loader. Nothing is anywhere near as clean, longer cycles, no cold wash option. I don't think front loaders are all that great.

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    We have an LG front loader. It's been average- not a complete dud but had a couple of cheap repairs in the 7 yrs we've had it. I probably wouldn't buy an LG washer again (our LG TV on the other hand has been great).

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    We have an Electrolux (8kg Front Loader), I was abit hesitate at first as I had never heard of the brand before but I wanted a larger machine and it was the only one in our price range for its size, have had it for nearly 3yrs now and not one drama with it, would happily buy the same brand again when and if it ever plays up.

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    We had an LG and it was a disaster. Office of Fair Trading ended up taking it to court etc. horrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by neeky View Post
    Hi, going washing machine shopping tomorrow and don't know what to get. Looking at a Samsung front loader 7.5kg (Model Number: WF1752WPC) was in joyce mayne cat for about $670ish but just saw it on the good guys website for $640ish.
    Does anyone have one of these? do you like it/hate it?
    or what brands do you guys have and do you like them, what don't you like about them? are they reliable?
    TIA
    I have the 8 or 9 Kg model similar I think. (top loader) I'ts ok.. hard to get it to do just part of a cycle (eg fill to soak/ rinse clothes) but I would suggest that if you have the time work out what you in the shops and look at appliances online for pricing. they are great, have helped us out as we lost washing machine 2 days before christmas, Dishwasher just before easter, & dry at anzac day.. all replaced within a couple of days,


 

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