One major issue
My problem with this machine is the low water pressure warning. I have almost 600Kpa water pressure at the tap yet it still beeps incessantly. When the warning goes off it continues to fill with water resulting in the water reaching half way up the door window. How to disable this useless warning?
Purchased in March 2018 at Winning Appliances.
Not worth what we paid for it
We have had this washing machine for over 2 years & I don't feel like it washes very well. I have tried every different cycle in an attempt to make sure it was me & I have found every one the same. Our towels are scratchy & stiff, like wiping yourself on a piece of sand paper sometimes. I did a lot of investigation prior to purchasing this machine & thought it was the best, I'm very disappointed. I wouldn't bother spending the money on another one the same brand.
- iQ800 WM16Y890AU / WM16Y892AU
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Not just there yet but still not bad
We bought this top of the line Siemens iQ 800 WM16Y890AU after reading through a lot of reviews, manuals and speaking to a few different retailers around Melbourne. Our primary reason for choosing this top of the line Siemens machine was it is generous 8 Kg capacity, German Made, offered 5 years warranty out of the box so no additional purchase of vendor warranties required, 1600 RPM , 5 Star water rating and the last one we got a good discount almost 30% during a promotion period although we still shelled out almost $2000 for it which by no me...ans is cheap…so we expected a decent performance and longevity out of it. We also compared this machine with the Bosch WAY32540AU ( which is exactly the same machine including the manual with only 2 yrs warranty but with Bosch's infamous customer service) and the Miele W 5741 and W 5873 WPS and Samsung 10KG Washer/Dryer but this one give the best cost benefits. By the way I should also mention that we also got lured by Siemens’ offer to supply us 12 x 1 Litre bottles of OMO Liquid Detergent and $150 mail in rebate from Vic Government for the 5 Star Water Rating of the machine… Before I get into the nitty gritties of how the machine behaves and works, I would like to add that before I decided to buy the machine I actually downloaded the manuals for the Siemens , Bosch , Miele and Samsung to see how a typical cycle would be and what needs to be done ( rather can be done) with each... One of my mates who actually works for Bosch Australia mentioned that Bosch and Siemens have an arrangement and not only share the design of White goods but also manufacture at the same factory... the only major difference is that some of the Bosch components are made in Germany and the machine assembled in China/Thailand where are Siemens are fully made in Germany. I read the manual for the x890 thoroughly to get a good understanding of how it works before I even did my first load of laundry... Just a bit of background info about us... We are a couple so most of our clothes are usual business attire and everyday house hold items like shirts, jeans, undies, socks, bath towels and robes and occasional bed sheets & doona covers. Hence not much of kids or sports heavily soiled clothes or even stained clothes…not yet at least. We have been using this machine now for almost three months and have gone though most kind of washes that one would encounter. First impressions were very good…it looks solid built and the touch enabled buttons and LED display was very sharp and easily readable in bright light. The white dome light is very handy…even the top end Miele wasn’t offering it…We have this machine professionally installed on the concrete plinth so it is as stable as it can be. We spent the extra $150 on this x890 model as compared to x790 model due to the two extra Auto modes which Siemens claims to be “Automatic Program: Sensor-controlled washing & dosage” obviously we tried to see how it did in the very first wash which had mixed clothes including a bath robe and a Egyptian cotton bath towel. The load was not more than 5 Kgs ( I liked the Live load weight bar on the LED display as you load the machine with the clothes.)
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Questions & Answers
Hi, I have an IQ800 washing machine and after completing the last wash the door wouldn't open. I followed the manuals instructions and managed to drain remaining water (only a small amount) and manually unlock the door and get the clothes out. I then tried to run another cycle but after initially starting the cycle and commencing filling machine with water the machine simply stopped. No error code just nothing - normal programming information on the machine. The icons to fill i-dos etc were flashing but that is it. After emptying and opening door again the machine won't start another cycle and when I press the start button (or any button) it just makes a small beeping sound each time but nothing else happens. The only error I have been given was on my last of many attempts which basically said (along the lines of) "door cannot be unlocked water temperature too high". I don't wash on very high temperatures and there is no water in the machine so it can't be too hot.
Hi just a bit of additional information. Not sure if it is related to the current issue but I was having some problems over the last few months with a leak (?) of the liquid detergent dripping down the front of the machine so I reverted to manually dispensing detergent. My guess is this may be related and causing an electrical problem? I would love to know if there is a way of resetting the machine to default and see if this works?
If leaking detergent, then you'll probably need a new plug for underneath the idos dispenser. If leaking like my issue, then Siemens couldn't work out what it was. See the pics in my post.
Sorry the leak is sorted i fitted new rubber plugs so I have now removed that section. We have 3 different siemens ovens, washing machine and a dryer and everyone of them has had a technician out. The Miele equipment we have and had longer has never skipped a beat.
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch Washing machine.
We would recommend to contact our customer service team on 1300 167 425 to book a technician to attend and ascertain why the fault is occuring.
Regards, Siemens Home Australia.
Hi my Siemens keeps on writing Door cannot unlocked water level or temperature is too high yet there’s no water inside
Great washer but can’t seem to find how to do a drum clean. Anyone know if there is a program to clean the drum as it does state drum clean 90degrees program in the manual but can’t find this program on the washer. Thanks in advance
Hiya, really easy, just run any washing cycle at 90°C - that's it. You can run a separate cycle for drum clean, move dial to other washing cycles and its under there somewhere. For my old washing machine, I just ran a normal wash cycle with clothes at 50°C.
Thanks so much for letting me know. Got it!
I’ll do that. Kindest regards
|Category||Front Loading Washing Machines||Front Loading Washing Machines|
|Household Size||3-4 people|
|Features||Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof) and Reload/Add Wash|
|Energy Rating||4.5 star(s)|
|Water Rating||4.5 star(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Dimensions||850 x 600 x 590 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,600 rpm|
|Maximum Noise Level||73 db|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Aug 2012|
|Replaced by||Siemens iQ800 WM16Y892AU|
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