- Stirling 9kg Top Load (Sep 2013, Jul 2014, Jul 2015, Jul 2016)
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Did a great job
I purchased it in September 2013. We are farmers so our clothes get pretty dirty. Extremely happy with how it washed and because we are on tank water I used to do full loads and I always used the custom setting. I found it good value for what it cost. I could fit a queen size wool blanket in it. Loved the size. Very happy with the cycle times. It would do a wash in 33 minutes depending on how I set the program. I will buy another one when they become available at our local store.
Purchased in September 2013 at ALDI Beaudesert .
Amazing product love it never missed a beat
All types, washes well, even stained work clothes, washes delicates great amazing product highly reccomended to anyone looking for a good top loader for a fraction of the price of big brands.
Control panel/board died after 5 years
Always tangled each washing load no matter what it is. Doesn't clean really dirty stuff no matter how long you set the wash cycle or if you use the heavy duty cycle. The rubber inside the lint filter disintegrated after only 3 years. Even before the lint filter issue regardless if you cleaned it after each wash the machine would leave lint on dark clothes. The range of setting is OK but you can't change the preset spin time of some of them. Spin cycle in the last 12month was so noisy you could hear it loudly from 50m away. Would expect even a cheap machine would last longer, but was on a budget at the time.
Big and simple family washer
I bought this because its 1/ large sie 2/ Cheap!
I know Sterling isnt the worlds greatest brand and it probably wont last forever, but its does and admirably job churning through family sized washes week in, week out and works fine. Its not too noisy and clothes are cleaned fine. It is rather platsicky and you can tell its cheaper model but I am happy enough with it and if it runs for another two years , I would consider it good value too
Does an ok job but not as good as our one
We were in Aldi just looking and this was on discount clearance so we decided to buy it as the price was very good and as the one at home was getting old we wanted a new one that's more moden. The cord is a good length but the hose had to be replaced as it was leaking
Our last stirling wasing machine has lasted 10 years and still going strong as they don't come on special very often we decided to purchase a new one and store it but my wife decided she would use the new machine as we have a big family the machine goes 2 or 3 times a day. Best and most reliable washer you can buy at a very reasonable price.
sterling washing machine 9.l
was a little difficult at first as it has no agitator in it like to older type but once you get to use it and you find out how to use it it is a very good machine and cleans your clothe very good and the best part it is very quiet one of the best features is that it is digital and therefore has so many automatic settings on it
Great price & size
Went for an Aldi cheap one when other top loader died & haven’t looked back. Love the pre set option. Was confused with child lock, as thought it would stop little miss pressing buttons, which wasn’t the case. Love the size & options. Great extended warranty for piece of mind.
Worst machine I've ever owned. I wish there was a no star option.
This is the worst machine I've ever owned! Noisy, ineffective, breaks easily and often, and wrecks your clothes. Never buying a machine of any kind from Aldi again. I've started washing my clothes by hand its so bad. Aldi needs to hang its head in shame for endorsing such a product.
can you tell me where I find the model number on this machine, as it needs new water valves, the water just trickles in machines takes for ever to fill ,If to expensive might be best to purchase new machine that lasts more than 4 years ...thanks for your help.
Better off washing by hand!
Got this washer as it was within budget at the time and it was the worst decision ever!
Tangles up the clothing so bad that most of the "delicate" material types will stretch or rip. There isnt that thingy in the middle to spin etc which is very weird. I did hesitate to buy it at first but being pregnant at the time and sick of washing by hand we got it. The lint catcher to this day i have no idea where it is located... from day 1 i realised it didnt clean the clothes properly and left them with a musky smell? Even though i use a high aroma detergent!! Definitely save yourself the headache and by another brand.
Not bad but not greta
Tangles clothes very badly, clothes are very crinkled and need a very good iron once they're done.
I find I have to do about 2-3 rinses to get things clean properly even on different settings the machine still doesn't give them a good clean even when only a light soil or a freshen up.
Wouldn't buy again
Excellent value but not built to last
Whilst the machine is excellent value, easy on the bills and great for the family, its just not made to last. You do get what you pay for. Have had to have it in for repairs twice now, and although when purchasing it I didnt expect it to last for more than the 3 years warranty, did not expect to have had to have it replaced and for me to be inconvenienced 2 times. Overall features are great and ALDI had good intentions, but warranty support is a hit and miss and very tedious.
An awful experience
I bought this machine in 2016 and it had an issue just a month after I had it, would get to the rinse cycle and stop with an error message. Reported fault, repair man came out and couldn't find anything wrong, made some minor adjustments in the control panel and said that I may have to distribute washing more evenly!! (not what i would expect to have to do with an automatic washing machine)
It worked ok after that though clothes would often come out very tangled I was very careful not to over load, occasionally it would stop with the same erro...
Good working through out warranty
I bought this which was fantastic for big loads of washing. But the lights on the machine stopped lighting up properly with in a few months when I first bought it, yet the machine kept working fine. I could have extended the warranty. I have had the machine for three years and was about to chuck it out going back six months because of water damage then it dried out and started working again. It has now stopped spinning and draining. Was good whilst it lasted. Did not seem to last as long as other brands, but was value for money with big load capacity. I would buy this machine again at that inexpensive price. $299
good family machine
Our Stirling 9kg has been a great machine. Much better than "popular" brands at twice the price and they are smaller in capacity!. It has handled 3-5 loads daily from this family of 5 for years.
.Once the panel got moisture in it and we thought that's it! Remembering that's what happened to a F&P machine we had,but no ,It dried out, and has been fine since.
It has started to go off balance a bit when spinning but that's our fault for tossing in heavy items.We throw in blankets ,big towels ,bathmats ,shoes, anything that needs washing. Al...ter for big loads or adjust for small. Tangles the clothes a bit. But without the agitator it fits more in the same space. Its a compromise..We've had many different machines and would trust this over other brands. Looking for another soon and will retire this one. We will buy another Stirling. Our son and his girlfriend bought a Stirling 9kg.Not wanting to spend $700 on a replacement.They to ,have had no issues. If you have a big family ,on a budget, grab this machine. It wont hurt the pocket like the other brands that seem to break down more than this model..
This washing machine is simple & easy to use. Would buy another without doubt! Happy to recommend to others as a great product. My mother got one a few years ago, and loves her so I thought for the price why not, Im just as pleasantly suprised with its quality.
This Washing Machine is Disgusting to say the least.
I have had the repair man out for a warranty call because it has Destroyed so many of My Clothes & Sheets on the NORMAL Cycle... believe it or not.
They wouldn't do Anything about it, said it was operating Normally !!!!!!!!!!!!
ARGH Horrible Customer Service
If I could put ZERO in the Star rating I would
DONT BUY THIS UNIT, IT IS A DUD
Excellent for the price
I am very happy with my Aldi 9kg washing machine. It is quiet and fast. I can control how much water is used. It does knot up the clothes but if you pull them out as soon as the cycle stops and give each garment a good shake (and I do tend to hang my clothes on hanger to dry) its probably not too bad. I like that I can wash my Q feather doona quite successfully. I have pets and all their bedding goes in. The filter grabs most of the hair and I empty it after every wash. I use Aldi soap powder and am happy with that too. I don't like the...ir soaker much but the soap powder is as good as any other on the market and a whole lot cheaper. I could have spent 2 to 3 times the amount of money on a new washing machine and I don't think there would have been much difference. It just remains to be seen how long it lasts. I do an average of about 3-4 loads per week.
Almost OK for the price
The machine has a lot of good points, especially price. It is quiet, has a good spin cycle and does a reasonable job of cleaning. However, it leaves fluff over everything and rolls the laundry up into a tight ball which can be a real drag to unravel. I am told that it is a feature of impeller based washing machines and there is nothing to be done about it. It grieves me to throw away a reasonably new washing machine that is in good working order, but we have resolved to replace it with a machine that uses a flexible agitator.
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