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    I have a 6.5kg front loader Miele and love it - can do short cycles or extra long, couldn't not complain about it. The matching condenser dryer on the other hand I hate but the washing machine is awesome - I can get two bath sheets, two bath towels, floor mat and hand towel in one load.

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    I absolutely love Fisher & Paykel...have had both front and top loaders but I currently have and prefer the 10kg top loader. I love that so much fits in and washes well! I also like the 30 min cycle so I'm not waiting ages for it to finish! (Although I'm not washing for a family of 4)

    I'd recommend buying the biggest machine that'll fit in order to reduce your loads

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    When we moved to a place with tank water we got a front loader. We'd outgrown our 4.5kg top loader so went a 7kg. I didn't realise but a 7kg top loader and a 7kg front loader are not the same capacity. It fits maybe an extra towel or 2 compared to the top loader.

    Personally I'm not a fan of the way a front loader washes. Due to DH's work we have a lot of seriously muddy clothes. Because the front loaders don't actually immerse all the washing into water and the washing moves less the dirt stays in folds and transfers onto other clothes.

    Also hate the scratchy towels and that any decent wash cycle is almost an hour long (has a quick wash but wearing my clothes while I shower would do a better job). It was quiet on a slab but noisy now where's on stumps.

    XH got to keep the good top loader we bought. It had an agitator but could still do a true gentle cycle, had a 'wool symbol' approved wool wash and special suspension so it was quiet. I bought it so long ago I couldn't tell you the brand but I'll be getting something like that when this one dies.

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    I have a 10kg LG, bought it from the good guys 2 years ago. Can't remember how much but I think from memory it was around $1100 ish.
    I really love the fact I can wash blankets and bedding. I usually use the intensive cycle which lasts 60min at 60 degrees. There is also a quick wash cycle for 30min at 30 degrees. And heaps of other cycles I don't use like steam etc.

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    I have a 7kg Miele and it is fine capacity wise. I can fit quite a decent amount in it.

    The thing I have found with front loaders is that not all brands are created equal. I had a cheapie years ago and everything that could go wrong with it did. The Miele has been fantastic.

    I would strongly suggest you go for brands along the lines of Miele, Bosch or Asko. Bigger outlay outfront, but they will last much longer and should save you money in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    Whoops...mine isn't F&P, it's this one. I love the size, but not the way it washes. We have lint issues like never before, and sometimes have to rewash an item of clothing or two because it either has washing powder caked on it (I use a tiny amount), or brown lines all over it. I've never had this issue before.

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    10kg LG front loader here. Was about $1000 from good guys 2 years ago when my old one died. The everyday wash only takes 50 min so it's not too long. I use the time delay most nights so a load is finished when I get up in the morning, have had no trouble with mould etc but I leave the door open when not in use.

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    I have not had any issue before. Hopefully none start lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Whoops...mine isn't F&P, it's this one. I love the size, but not the way it washes. We have lint issues like never before, and sometimes have to rewash an item of clothing or two because it either has washing powder caked on it (I use a tiny amount), or brown lines all over it. I've never had this issue before.
    I have this same washer.

    I switched to using liquid washing detergent instead of powder because of the washing powder issue but thats solved it and i havent had the other problems


 

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