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Absolutely hate using this machine
Worst machine I have ever had to use. You can not adjust the preset cycles, you can't open the lid when it's turned on to check the water or whatever, it's extremely loud to run and now to top it all off when a cycle begins water is gushing out from the bottom of the machine in the back left hand corner and flooding our floors. I've nearly slipped and hurt myself a few times from it.
Steer clear of this machine
I’ve had this washing machine a couple of years now... keep hoping for it to break down so I have a reason to buy a different one. The beginning of the wash is very noisy, creating water hammer as it drains water from the last wash. If you only want to do a quick wash (20mins) the machine does not give you any wash options.... it is set to auto fill and wash on hot water ... and the auto fill does not cover the clothes with enough water. And most frustratingly, clothes, sheets etc come out crushed and tangled ... my ironing stack is now much bigger as I have to iron almost everything that goes in the machine. This is a photo of my latest wash... sheet and pillowcase tangled together
Computer has already died!
Very disappointed after 3 1/2 hrs the computer has died in the washing machine and will cost $400 to fix and it cost $650 new! Won’t buy a Simpson again!
Purchased in November 2017 at The Good Guys.
2 days out of warranty and the agitator has stopped working, clothes are tightly wrapped around agitator after spin. Very noisy filling the machine, and too much lint on clothes after wash.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bi-Rite Electrical Physical store for $449.00.
Don't buy the SWT8043 Simpson Washing Machine
I have same issues as others have mentioned.
Temperature setting is set to warm on every cycle on the machine (except cold wash).
The cycles on the machine do not offer a choice when choosing cold water - the other 'bedding', 'heavy duty' and 'delicates' cycles have to have a manual change of water temp. It's all pre-set into the cycles and the machine does it's own thing (at least my last machine you could change water temp and water level during the cycle)
You can't set water levels once the cycle starts - you have to stop the whole cycle an...
Purchased in September 2020 at The Good Guys for $795.00.
NOT BUILT TO LAST
We have constant problems with this machine after 2 years of use. Purchased the machine from a local retailer in August 2017. In October 2020 had to replace the pump motor because the machine was not draining water, which cost us $150. 6 weeks later the motor died again because of a hole which appeared in the dispenser hose which then caused water to leak onto the motor. Another $250 to replace the motor and hose again. Unfortunately out of 2 year warranty period and then all the problems start appearing. you would think spending $700 on a washing machine would last you longer than 3 years. Unfortunately they appear to be a low quality product
Purchased in August 2017 at Bi-Rite Electrical Physical store for $700.00.
Would not recommend. Super hard on clothes.
Would not recommend. Actual wash time too long, very hard on clothes which results in excessive fine lint left on clothes. The amount of lint in filter after EVERY wash shows how much the clothes are battered about. The lint filter is way to small and insufficient to catch enough lint. Auto water level useless (don't use). Low spin no different to any other spin preference, leaves permanent creases. Delicate and hand wash no different, still hard on clothes. Some items of clothes got damaged.
Can't select some settings eg water level, spin, wh...
Purchased in November 2020.
Wash day is a breeze
Brought one back in 2017 to replace the old Simpson that was 15 years old. The old machine was then the 2nd machine for the feral work clothes of my husbands. It broke down the week before we moved to our new house so what did I do? I used the machine brought in 2017 for the feral clothes and brought the same machine for the good clothes. Never been happier both machines doing a wonderful job and the feral clothes have never been cleaner. There is a little bit of clicking and clacking while the taps are filling the machines but after that its hard to hear them. I run them at night on occasion and they are near the bedrooms but you hardly hear them.
Purchased in September 2020 at Harvey Norman for $899.00.
Simpsons been in the family for generations but not anymore......
Firstly the water hammering on start up is ridiculous and the pump seems to pump water from the previous load, must be why this machine stinks of mildew. The lint filter doesn't seem to catch much lint and my clothes come out dirtier than they went in. Regardless of what setting or how little powder the powder always seem to be all over the clothes. The smell of mildew from this machine is disgusting and I can now smell it throughout the laundry and no matter how many times I clean the machine it still stinks. The water levels well not to sur...e they really work as if you use the auto setting the clothes are not even wet. Really not happy with this purchase and wish the thing would just break so I can warrant getting rid of it. Such a waste of money but I don't have another $800 lying around to buy another machine.
Purchased in April 2019 at The Good Guys for $800.00.
Stop working after 3 year
I have owned this machine for 3 years i used to love my simpson washing machine but after this machine i will never buy one again moldy smell coming from machine even tho i clean it regularly. The buttons are hard to push or need to push a couple times soap dispenser not working takes forever to do
a wash. Loud banging noise but to top it off now it been leaking water and has now it won't spin. I think it's time for new machine i brought it thinking i would get a few more years out of it no please DO NOT BUY this machine.
Purchased in January 2018 at Betta Home Living for $799.00.
Simpson swt8043 terrible top loader washer
I purchased this about 8 months ago.
Issues are in some cases same as others have had.
Cant set water levels, if i use auto water level, clothes are not even in water.
Cant set temperatures i want, it just does its own thing
I tend to fill it by bucket now as even though i set the water level, it sits there banging the taps on and off.
I feel like im using a machine from the fifties! Having to do most things manually for it.
I have called for support a few times only to be told this is normal behaviour for the machine, that's a cop out.
Also been told if they send a tech and no fault found i would have to pay for the visit.
I will pay to send it to the tip first!
Most times i refuse to use it and let the missus deal with it lol
Purchased in November 2019 at The Good Guys for $699.00.
Worst machine ever
Consistently breaks down with the same fault. Technician told me it is a design flaw and I refuse to have to fix the same problem over and over. Simpson offered that they would pay for the parts and I pay for the labour. Not good enough! It first occurred during warranty and the same problem keeps happening. My daughters clothes barely even come out clean also. So over this washing machine nightmare.
Following on from this I was contacted by Zaida and she has kindly arranged for my machine to be replaced with a different brand - Electrolux front loading machine. This was done free of charge.
I cannot wait to get my new machine. I’m hoping the clothes come out clean and no faults!
Purchased in November 2017 at Harvey Norman for $550.00.
Having had Simpson washing machines before I assumed that this one would be just as good as my others . Wrong. Having had 2 previous machines for up to 10 years This model is anything but good.
Very noisy, lots of clicks and bangs, lint filter is useless and hard to clean and breaks easily( had to buy replacements and my machine not even 3 years old)
Marks on clothing like the detergent has settled on it.
Clothes come out tangled.
A simple wash seems to take forever with all the so called thinking the machine does.
Had hoses replaced and told ...
Purchased in December 2017 for $650.00.
Wish I had read reviews before I bought this
As everyone else has said, nothing like the old Simpson that we had for over 10 years. The electronic buttons are hard to press, very noisy, the auto levels are not correct so don't use it and whatever happened to it letting you know it has finished, may beep once but that is it. Also the fabric softener apartment keeps blocking even though I am always cleaning it. Today went to get washing out of finished machine to have some of the clothes getting drips of fabric softener on it. If I had of know they had changed the simpson washing machine I would not have bought it. Only purchased in Jan 2020. Terrible machine.
Purchased in January 2020 at Betta Home Living for $699.00.
Disappointing ,not like the old Simpson washers
Purchased our washer August 2018 from Appliances Online and certainly agree with other reviewers that its noisy when filling up and creates a lot of hammering sounds in the pipes and keeps stopping and starting when filling . Also agree about the Auto water levels being too low so I dont use them . Recently 2 other things have been happening ,water is leaking out from under the machine during a cycle and for some odd reason clothes are becoming terribly knotted together ,you can put in a load and afterwards the whole lot is one big knot .Also ...the fabric softener dispenser never works properly and is always full of water after a load . Obviously we will need to get a repair person around to look into the leaking .I have always bought Simpson machines ,and much preferred the mechanical control versions which usually lasted a long time .I guess things are just not made to last these days .
Purchased in August 2018 at Appliances Online.
Questions & Answers
My simpson swt 8043 will not spin
it gets to 7 minutes and shows E20 error
I have checked and tested the pump and hose and there are no blockages
I turned the switch to spin and I can hear the motor running but it does not not engage to spin.
Any suggestions ?
I had a similar problem, where the spin was only in one direction, so sometimes the E20 error appeared because the clothes were twisted around the agitator. Technician came and said the gears had seized and replacement cost more than the machine. Two years old, took it to the tip. Chinese crap
Zaida from Electrolux here.
We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with your SWT8043 (and SWT954).
We would love the opportunity to discuss the concerns you have raised.
If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com attention Zaida Ticket Number 1845402.
My washing machine won’t start I have power and I have been through the diagnostic review and everything seems ok but it won’t start the cycle
My washing machine top loader SWT8043 8kg wont spin
yes my machine has just started doing that yesterday. machine about 2,5 yrs old been working good till now pulled everything apart to check and it says an E50 fault on machine. very disappointing as the the machines and quality of the materials are not lasting the yrs like they use to. motor goes to drain but moves a little then stops and makes a noise.
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|Category||Top Loading Washing Machines|
|Household Size||3-4 people|
|Features||Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||3 star(s)|
|Water Rating||3 star(s)|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||1076 x 670 x 680 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||850 rpm|
|Number of Spin Speeds||3|
|Number of Wash Cycles||11|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand|
|Open Lid Height||1,490 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
- MPN: 36562655
- GTIN13: 9315540404166
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