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    If we went separate units, what does everyone think is better, front loader or top?

    I've only ever had a top loader.

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    Yep, definitely exist. We've just been doing research into all this laundry stuff - I'm a top-loader girl myself and have always been anti-drier but with bub on the way in a tiny 2 bed apartment with no washing line we gotta make the switch.

    I would recommend separate units, that is what we're doing. If you get ones from the same brand you can usually get a kit for about $100 that allows you to stack them on top of each other to save space.
    Decided against the combo for a few reasons

    Capacity - as pp have mentioned the drier load is usually pretty small compared to the wash load so I reckon you'd end up doing small loads of washing

    Time - if you've got more than one load of washing to do you have to wait for the drier to finish to be free for your next load (whereas with separate units you could do for example the sheets, get them into the drier, then get the next wash load of clothes started)

    Maintenance - not sure if it is the case but we figured more complicated unit = more chance of things breaking and ending up without either

    Come back and update us if you look into it further. We are buying in the next week or two so I'd be interested to hear your thoughts!

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    I have a front loader... I hate it especially now at almost 38 weeks pregnant I hate the damn thing lol.

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    DH was talking to someone the other day at one of the whitegoods stores who said that top loaders will gradually fade from existence in Australia over the next few years due to their water inefficiency. He went so far as to say they'll be 'outlawed'.
    I was a bit gutted cos I'm like you, have always been top loader and I like my washing to swish around in lots of water to get a good wash and rinse.
    But DH basically said to me that if I want a new top loader then we need a bigger laundry so we have to move to ....the 'burbs!!! NNOOOOOOO... Lol
    (Our current laundry is literally an alcove off the end of our bathroom)

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    Our LG has a 30 minute wash cycle. The other cycles (delicate, cotton, duvet, steam etc) are times based on the weight of the load. Obviously the heavier the load the longer it takes.

    The dryer has a 30, 60 and 120 minute option for the cycle if you don't want to rely on the 'sensing' options (cupboard dry, iron dry etc).

    Unless you completely overload the machine (DH I'm looking at you) I've never found it to take excessive amounts of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Our LG has a 30 minute wash cycle. The other cycles (delicate, cotton, duvet, steam etc) are times based on the weight of the load. Obviously the heavier the load the longer it takes.

    The dryer has a 30, 60 and 120 minute option for the cycle if you don't want to rely on the 'sensing' options (cupboard dry, iron dry etc).

    Unless you completely overload the machine (DH I'm looking at you) I've never found it to take excessive amounts of time.
    Also, for the dryer it can take a while as once the actual setting (30 min, eco dry etc) has finished there is a 4 hour 'cool down'. Basically it just fluffs the clothes, reduces wrinkles. You can just turn the machine off and wait a minute or two for it to unlock if you need the clothes right away though.

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    Oh I always thought the cool down was just keeping the clothes moving so they didn't sit in a pile at the end of the cycle if you didn't get them straight away.

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    That's the info I got from LG, hopefully it's right!

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    It makes sense - I just rarely use it except when I forget about the stuff in there.

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    Wow I didn't know they existed, I'm going to get one!

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