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    Ours is a fisher and paykel, I think 8kg.
    It has a 15min and 30min quick cycles. I don’t use either as they don’t clean the clothes. We then have a ‘everyday’ cycle 59mins (cold). I use ‘cotton’ cycle 1hr 57min (cold) and ‘delicates’ 44min (cold).
    The things I really like about it is that it has a ‘add garment’ button so you can open the wash once it’s started. When we bought it, the other washers didn’t have that option, it was a while ago so other brands may have this option now.Also like the delay start, I fill in the morning, delay it’s start so that I’m using the solar from the midday sun, then hang when I get home.
    Front loaders will always be slower than top loader as they use less water.

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    Ok I’ve gone and looked at the machine. I’m referring to the everyday cycle not quick I think. We can do a 30 minute wash but don’t (guessing I tried and didn’t like it). So our everyday cycle is 54, which is sounding pretty standard.

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    i try to use the cottons eco cold 6.5kg for large loads which is 2hrs35mins. but if im pushed for time etc I'll extra sort the washing and do a few easy care 3kg loads at 48mins.
    depends on how much, what the items are and how soiled, and whose they are too.

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    We’ve got an LG. Shortest cycle is 30 minutes. It’s ok. It was DP’s and he had it when we met. It does the job and ‘touch wood’ nothing has gone wrong in the time we’ve been together.

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    We have a 6kg Bosch. The speed cycle is 15 mins- I'm not sure I would trust that for truly dirty clothes but I use it to refresh or when I've left the clothes in the washer too long 🤦‍♀️
    Otherwise the "cotton" setting on cold but with highest spin speed is about 48 mins. 60 degrees cottons is 1h8min. Think Easycare is quicker then that but spin speed is lower. These are for full loads.
    I'll get another Bosch when this one dies, but higher kg, maybe 8 or 9
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    We’ve got an LG with a direct drive motor - 10 year warranty. I think we’ve had it for 7-8 years? No dramas at all. Has a quick 30min cycle, 35 min if you make it max spin speed and 50min as an intensive wash. I often use the 50min quick/intensive cycle for DDs stuff so I can get it all out on the line early as I think her stuff needs more sun to get rid of stains than it does an extra 30 min being washed

    We generally use the cotton quick cycle which is about 1:20. About 20min longer for prewash. I do towels on a general cotton cycle which is around 2hrs long but I can do a hot wash. It’s the only cycle we can do a hot wash which I *think* is 60deg. I’ll only do other clothes/towels/sheets on a hot cycle if there’s something germy. Otherwise I always wash cold or 30deg temp

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    We’ve just converted to a Bosch front loader (8kg) after using top loaders. IN LOVE with our front loader now. As other posters have said, it has quick 15/30 min cycles that I use for small, lightly soiled loads. We use the ‘mix’ wash as our everyday cycle, which takes 45 mins and washes well.


 

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