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Sato
25-12-2006, 09:22 AM
My 8 years old top loading National washing machine finally run out of service after so many years of service with all the "nice melody" it produce in the morning when my wife start the clothes washing. I think I don't want to go back to National brand again. I am looking for quiet and reliable washing machine, anyone got any suggestion for those 10.5kg capacity and above washing machine? :)

chin_wan
25-12-2006, 12:32 PM
Front loading Electrolux...nuff said. ;)

Sato
25-12-2006, 01:40 PM
Front loading Electrolux...nuff said. ;)

I think Electrolux don't have 10.5kg and above right? :)

cskok8
25-12-2006, 05:34 PM
You can either buy 2 x 5.25 kg machine or wash twice.

mimosa
25-12-2006, 05:46 PM
ermm... I have a Electrolux front loading machine and was thinking of changing to Panasonic, due to all the high-tech gadgetery I see on it. Is it that bad?

bslee
25-12-2006, 05:59 PM
ermm... I have a Electrolux front loading machine and was thinking of changing to Panasonic, due to all the high-tech gadgetery I see on it. Is it that bad?

After owning 3 machines in 20 years, (2 front loader and 1 National (imported version) top loader, I'd still find a front loader best bet as it uses less water consumption, less frills "unused" functions and perhaps more hardy than those plasticky full of electronic jazz flavoured machines.
European front loaders are to my opinion gentler on a wider variety of clothes which the Jap machine practically wore down my clothes (especially T-shirts) faster than ever.
One thing though about Electrolux, which is now in service, it was designed to use very little water, and it irks me to think it somewhat defies the common logic of not using enough water to wash. Yet, its ok..no-one at home complains yet. Maybe its just me..

Sentinel
25-12-2006, 06:26 PM
I will go with Chin Wan.... front-loading Electrolux or Lux! Wifey already had hers for 6 years already with no complaints.... good after-sales service too because the guy who comes and look into the servicing of the water filter also takes a look at the washing machine and a huge vacuum cleaner of the same brand. :eek:

mimosa
25-12-2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks for the replies, I haven't had experience with top loaders yet. My current front-loader Electrolux is already more than 6 years old and mostly trouble-free. Guess I'm taken in by the high-tech specifications and frills.

One thing that I do notice is that my towels don't get as soft as I want, even though the recommended softener dosage is applied. I have tried various brands of softener but my folks top-loader seems to always get the towels softer. Any ideas on this?

Good Guy
26-12-2006, 12:56 AM
Have been using Zanussi front loading for years. But I think you can't find them now that Kee Huat is no longer dealing in them. From my experience, top loaders always spoil T-shirts. My current Zanussi is rusted due to neglect by maid, also placing too near sink. I have booked Bosch front loader for my new house, 6.5 kg. For 10.5 kg, you must be like a commercial dhoby!!

starrnorth
26-12-2006, 01:00 AM
for 10.5 kg, u either change clothes 10 times a day or you must have a big big family. Do you throw your dog inside also for the wash ? or your cat ? at the same time ?

starrnorth
26-12-2006, 01:02 AM
Thanks for the replies, I haven't had experience with top loaders yet. My current front-loader Electrolux is already more than 6 years old and mostly trouble-free. Guess I'm taken in by the high-tech specifications and frills.

One thing that I do notice is that my towels don't get as soft as I want, even though the recommended softener dosage is applied. I have tried various brands of softener but my folks top-loader seems to always get the towels softer. Any ideas on this?

Buy softer towels

jianwei85
26-12-2006, 01:50 AM
10 kg washer..go get yourself a top loading Maytag atlantis (http://www.maytag.com/mths/products/product.jsp?model=MAV6451AWW). or google it.

pm me for details.

firefox
26-12-2006, 08:56 AM
i have great faith in Korean products any Korean front loader will be fine and they are easy to use, tough and durable and have an excellent after sales service, btw i own an LG

mimosa
26-12-2006, 12:20 PM
Buy softer towels

I do, but I'm trying to figure out why they come out softer out of a top-loader compared to my front loader.

Sato
26-12-2006, 12:20 PM
for 10.5 kg, u either change clothes 10 times a day or you must have a big big family. Do you throw your dog inside also for the wash ? or your cat ? at the same time ?

My reason for choosing is becos my family is using king size comforter,so do you have any suggestion for 10.5 kg washing machine and above or u trying to be sacastic, think always! ;)

Sato
26-12-2006, 12:22 PM
10 kg washer..go get yourself a top loading Maytag atlantis (http://www.maytag.com/mths/products/product.jsp?model=MAV6451AWW). or google it.

pm me for details.

can this one handle a king size comforter for washing? :)

denver
26-12-2006, 02:11 PM
For king size comforters, send to dobi la. That's what most people do. :)

burntan
26-12-2006, 03:00 PM
Err.. any comment on the latest LG which combine with a dryer? Can't remember the model number, but love the "dryer" feature. It is a front loader and cost around RM4k+

firefox
26-12-2006, 04:24 PM
can this one handle a king size comforter for washing? :)
why not check yourself the website given by janewie 85 all your answers are there n i agree with Denver 100 % sheer common sense.

Rocky19
26-12-2006, 04:51 PM
My reason for choosing is becos my family is using king size comforter,so do you have any suggestion for 10.5 kg washing machine and above or u trying to be sacastic, think always! ;)
how often you are going to do this. how about when you wash normal clothes? Not sure of electrical consumption vs the normal washing machines.But if you use lower than the 10.5kgs, you will pay a lot more for power. Please take note 10.5 size will also be bigger and you will need to make space for it. You may need to consider what capacity suits you. However if you want a normal 5kg +/-, I suggest Electrolux(front loaders are best compared to top loaders) as some have mentioned. We have had our second unit it for the last 3 years, no major issues. Service guys are also close by, Glenmarie if I'm not wrong.

conforter - send to dobi lo.

VeeJay
26-12-2006, 10:37 PM
Originally Posted by jianwei85
10 kg washer..go get yourself a top loading Maytag atlantis. or google it.

pm me for details.


can this one handle a king size comforter for washing? :)

I have pretty much the same ntype but different brand (Whirlpool), it has built in heater...been working well for the last 3 yrs. The heater was helpful for washing napkins...but hardly use them now....

And yes it could take in king size conforter...which we wash twice a month. :)

shamalasp
27-12-2006, 06:36 AM
I use a 9kg Toshiba - opted for it because can wash my comforter and everything else too!

U_four
27-12-2006, 09:36 AM
I used National top loading machine for 14 year until it start giving problem. I just replaced it with another National 13 kg machine for two reasons. One National brand was reliable and the bigger one due to big family and also for washing comforter.

Brand is your preference but to me since it works good for me at least > 10 years, I'll stick to it.

anitamoh
27-12-2006, 11:19 AM
No no dont buy the combo type. I have a separate dryer (whirlpool) and compared to my friend which bought the combo, she regretted it very much. The combo's dryer take about 3.5 hours to dry 5 kg whilst mine only 80 minutes for 8 - 10 kg. Since she cannot wash and dry (with different machine) at the same time, a lot of time wasted waiting for 1 load.

cskok8
27-12-2006, 11:57 AM
10.5 kg is an industrial sized machine. I think very few electrical shops will actually sell such a machine. Maytag seems to be a popular brand in commercial laundries / hotels / restaurants / hospitals.

Sato
27-12-2006, 01:00 PM
I saw the Hitachi advertisment,they got this 16kg top loading machine, can put in 80 pieces of clothes in one shot for washing,now this is what i call a real washing machine with a big engine under neath! Anyone try already? :P

CCY
27-12-2006, 01:24 PM
.....now this is what i call a real washing machine with a big engine under neath! Anyone try already? :P

That would be a real thirsty n hungry machine if you only run it at 25% capacity
most of the time. :p

anitamoh
27-12-2006, 02:58 PM
For me, I would like to go for the 10kg and above machine, so that I can wash only once a day instead of 2 - 3 loads a day. Me, hubby plus 3 kids' laundry. But, since my machine of 10 years (5 kg ELBA) is still working, I got no chance to change machine eventho very tempted to buy. I believe to buy one machine of big capacity, that can wash everything including comforter, curtains, sofa covers, shoes, school bags, everything I can think of. And I normally accumulate all white items to be wash together with bleach and hot water. Definately worth it.

Sato
27-12-2006, 03:38 PM
For me, I would like to go for the 10kg and above machine, so that I can wash only once a day instead of 2 - 3 loads a day. Me, hubby plus 3 kids' laundry. But, since my machine of 10 years (5 kg ELBA) is still working, I got no chance to change machine eventho very tempted to buy. I believe to buy one machine of big capacity, that can wash everything including comforter, curtains, sofa covers, shoes, school bags, everything I can think of. And I normally accumulate all white items to be wash together with bleach and hot water. Definately worth it.

Agreed! This is what I am looking for in a washing machine too,big one have its advantage, if the loads is lesser the computer processor will auto adjust to its require level of water so no wastage and we won't need to stress the machine too much compare to those small size washing machine like those 6kg and below. Like my national 5.5kg i think, it "dance" when i try to dry up some clothes,this is worst when i try to add in blanket,i tought the washing machine was "possessed" keep dancing around i have to rush up and switch the main power off :D

anitamoh
27-12-2006, 04:01 PM
ha ha ha ha... mine too. Always shaking and dancing. Luckily I have some spare place around it coz it always 'dance' out of the designated area! I have to push it back often. But other than dancing, it works fine. Tips, put everything you wanted to wash in few separate washing nets, it protects the items. I wash my kids school shoes using my washing machine and I notice that the shoes last longer than the normal hand wash maybe to due excessive scrubbing.

jianwei85
27-12-2006, 06:42 PM
can this one handle a king size comforter for washing? :)

yes. it does. but u can check it out at best denki klcc. (as in display model there..not asking u to buy)..


btw..it does handles 10 pair of jeans with no problems at all..no dancing..jz the 6 springs in action..