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    Thanks girls. My machine isn't even connected to the hot tap, that's how much I am in the mode of cold washing.

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    Doesn't fabric softener make your towels like sandpaper? I was always taught towels are better without softener...not that I use it at all.
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    I like the convenience of top loaders because you don't have to bend over to get into it.
    I HATE that my machine over balances though. Obviously you don't have that problem with a front loader, but the our top loader was a cheapy and is noisy and not well balanced to begin with.

    I'll be getting another top loader when this one dies.

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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Front loaders for the win! My clothes seem to last longer. Only downside is the cycle length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    Actually, I just had another thought. I have a friend who used to work in the fashion industry for years (overseas not in Aust). She said that fabrics are tested for durability by washing continuously in top loaders with OMO. This was because top loaders were regarded as being much rougher on clothes than front loaders and OMO is apparently the strongest detergent. My friend only uses a front loader for this reason.
    That's a good point. My top load doesn't have an agitator - I would never go back to a machine with an agitator. I once stayed with my aunty for a few months between houses and her machine was brutal with clothes.

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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Front loader for sure! It's a lot more gentle in clothes. I even shove my woolen jumpers in there & delicate clothes and they come out just fine.
    They also don't leave any washing powder/softener residue. Best buy!

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    Im a top loader girl for sure.

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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Subscribing, trying to make this decision too.

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    Default Re: Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Front loader for sure! They use so much less water, easier to fill/empty clothes, wash better and you dont need to worry about the stopping midcycle because they are unbalanced! Oh and they are easier to fit into a smaller laundry and you can put a dryer on top if space is limited. Stay away from they dryer and washing machine in one though, if something goes wrong your stuffed.

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    Default Re: Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    I have a front loader ( fairly basic LG model). There are a few annoying things about it.

    Cons- crouching to get clothes out.
    Not being able to open it once started.
    Very long cycles (the quick 30min cycle option doesn't really clean anything that's actually dirty).
    Sometimes detergent is more expensive.

    Pros-water and power efficiency and probably gentler on clothes.

    You can now get high efficiency top loaders too so that might be a good compromise.


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