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Good price but lacking ease of use
I've been using this machine for 6 months now, but don't rate it as highly as my previous machine, a 7.5 kg LG. Capacity is 7 kg, which is fine for a small household, but it's clunky. The ON/OFF button is a small square silver button standing proud of the display, and needs to be pushed in just the right way, precisely in the centre, for the display to light up. This is annoying, and I can see it would be a problem for people with arthritis, etc. There is a Program button to scroll through the display, which also needs to be pushed precisely (a...s in, it is not very touch sensitive). Start/Pause is a useful function, but again, the button needs to be pressed firmly. The detergent dispenser box also has to be treated with care; no good trying to give it a quick push back in place if you're in a hurry. While I like the variety of program options, I generally use the 1-hour Daily wash option as the spin speed is more efficient. I find the Quick 15 minute cycle doesn't spin clothes very well (they are still kind of soggy when you take them out of the machine) and there is no option to increase the Spin speed. (My previous LG had a 30-min quick wash, which was very efficient in terms of wash and spin quality.) I've used the Bedding option several times, which is very good and takes 1 hr 37 mins. I'm curious about the Energy Saver option, but when you select this option, the display indicates that the cycle takes 3 hrs 59 mins, which seems excessive. Final word: Had I known a bit more about this model, I would have spent more on something a bit more user-friendly. However, other reviews say it's built to last, so that's good.
This one should be preserved in the museum
This is my first review. This product made me write a review. I have bought this product in 2013. We run this machine for at least 2 times a week with a truck load of clothes. This is not a washing machine, it is a battle tank. No matter what amount of cloths you put, how many times you run, it does not care, just gets the job done. It is loud especially when it is about to finish the cycle. I am not complaining, washing is a hard job, :-). Never fell sick, no runny noses, no dramas.
Whoever designed and manufactured this machine, go home, rest, your life is worth it.
Purchased in September 2013 for A$400.00.
Great Value, perfect for the task
Simple to use, has all the settings I need and it did not cost much. Reading the reviews Simpson come out top for longevity, reliability and low repair costs. Has all I need and it's quiet.
Good but no lint filter
There is no lint filter so eventually you get hair and lint all over your clothes. But you can use epsom salts or something similar and clean the machine, then it seems ok. You have to do this every few weeks though.
Purchased in January 2019.
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Excellent Functionality / Loud as a Jet Engine
Definitely not whisper quiet, sounds like a jet engine taking off when on spin cycle, so a closed laundry door is essential, but as far as functionality is concerned, it does an excellent job. There are a variety of cycle options. The 15 min. cycle is great when your rushed. The wash cycle does an excellent job and clothes require very little drying time. If you can deal with the noise, the price tag is reasonable and it does the job. Final tip: leave the door open until the machine has had a chance to air out and dry off, especially if you're using the machine less often to avoid bad odours.
Do not buy. False advertsing. Not a 7kg machine. Wont spin towels.
(How strange productreview doesn't have a separate rating for PERFORMANCE!!!)
I bought this on 27/12/18. It was seldom used in my bach.
Then I started discovering it was not washing properly.
On the 15 minute wash there was even undissolved soap powder left in the wash. And the spin won't spin at full speed only 800 rpm (so SLOW dry for your "quick" wash.)
Then it started not draining. Wet, and full of suds, after the daily wash.
This seemed to happen when washing towels and bath mats. Even 2 towels and a bath mat on quick wash.
Now it's hap...
Great machine for the price
Bought the machine from the Good Guys (who wont be getting 5 stars for their service). 7kg front loader, I wanted cheap but reliable. of the cheaper options available - I opted for the Simpson brand as I trust it. I haven't been disappointed. Price was on point and it washes quickly, cleanly with several cycle options. Highly recommend.
Questions & Answers
one inlet hose so i need to swap over from cold to hot i mean it has temp set but only if you use hot water i dont get it !
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