Washing Machines Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Perfect for me
This size is perfect for me as my children have all flown the coop. Being smaller than other machines results in significant water savings. The delicate cycle works is brilliant.
Purchased in March 2018 for $300.00.
Good for use and very handy
I brought one of these earlier on in the year and they are great for washing it's really handy and they fit lots in one load I love how my washing looks and feels after coming out of this machine
Purchased in January 2019.
Extremely troublesome and time consuming
I would not under any circumstances recommend this machine. It was constantly going out of balance when our caravan was new and this was reported to Jayco when the van was under warrantly. Jayco advised that it was ok but we feel that it probably tested without any clothing. The washing machine has never worked properly - constantly going out of balance and refilling. We have to manually guide it through it's cycle. Warranty people advise they will not repair it without cost to us even though there is mention on the Caravanners Forum that these machines have had problems.
Good reliable machine with weaknesses
We have owned this machine for four years and find it very convenient to use. Main benefit is it can be used by bucketing water to fill rather than a direct hose connect. Lid and outlet hose were found to be very fragile. Short hose from bowl the pump has perished and had to be replaced. Overall performance of washing machine and spin off rinse is quite good, overall size and weight is very convenient for portable outside use in an RV. Make sure storage bucket is in place for transit.
Proper addition of detergent to its work load must be levelled or should provide catalogues about it.light pajamas has extended long due to high torque,pros and cons regarding to specific clothes should be provided.due to imbalance ground leveling, it produces sound like other do.This can be mitigated by R&D.For,same load with one categorized clothe under same load condition it performs satisfactory.
- Verified purchase
Once you've got one of these, you'll never look back! (For my Caravan)
This is a brilliant machine. Very quite and it does and excellent job. I got sick of waiting for the washing machines at the caravan parks I visit, and many times I'd put money in to the machine, it would not work.
I also got sick of being caught out with people washing their dog blankets etc. in the machine. It would then go all over mine and the kids clothes.
This is fully automatic, has an excellent rinse cycle and spin dryer. It has various wash programs and fits nicely in the the caravan cupboard.
I got mine from Caravans Plus (on...line) and have always bought from them for years. Their backup service and knowledge is excellent. Whilst they were $18 more expensive (including postage) I am happy to pay that as Mike has for years gone out of his way to help me when I've been stuck - Even on the weekends. I've been dealing with them for years and for me it not all about price, it's knowing you're fully covered if something goes wrong and you WILL get help from them. Past experience has shown me that with other products I have bought throughout the years. It was a little fiddly to install (certainly not hard) and is terrific. Now that I have one, I'd never go back to not having one.
Good for small space unit
It is a cheap option for those who have small loads or do the laundry frequently with a small portion. It does a great job of washing the clothes as well as spin drying. However, people will need to pay attention to the amount of clothes that they are washing. If it exceeds its limit, the spinning will be slowed and will not be able to get the clothes clean.
- Verified purchase
Great little machine
This machine works perfect for those small loads. It uses hardly any water, is quick and washes really well. I recommend you buy on of these for a single person or for small loads. Surprisingly it was quiet and the small compact size means you can place it anywhere that you have water and power.
Good but troublesome
It can do a great job on cleaning the clothes and dry then but it is a bit troublesome in term of draining water everytime and it’s a bit loud. I would still recommend it in terms of the price and the performance. A great buy for small house after all.
Problems in Auckland NZ
I wanted the Sphere because it did not interfere with the electricity. I could operate it with the TV on laptop on jug boiling and to be honest in an RV its an amazing experience because if i have the jug going and the microwave going say goodbye to power! This machine really ticked that box for me. I found that living in the country things move slow to backwards. The plumber wasn't his fault took ages to come and hook it in but once it was he did a wonderful job. Machine leaking on washing from the top inlet so i took it back and now they will replace but no refund WHAAAT? Ok as long as they fix I need a little washer that does the job and this one did that.
Can not live with out it! Breakfast lunch dinner anytime is a good time for chucking clothes into the machine. Cleaning a fruit and vegetables filled clothes has never been so enjoyable! This machine cleans everything and is completely and unbelievably unbreakable. It does more than 5 washed a day for me as it lives in a house full of people who are all complete hygienic fenatics! Thanks heaps Sphere 3kg Washing machine
It washes but leaves lint
It washes well and is efficient but it leaves lint on clothing a lot. It has a lint bag but mustn't be very efficient as I'm picking lint after each wash. I have bought special lint collecting velcro balls to aid in the removal of the lint, it helps. Washing machines are a bit of a luck purchase, no matter the brand it may be good or you may be stuck with a dud for many years. Mediocre..
The first machine lasted a couple of months and the second died a little over a year later and out of warranty. We never overloaded either machine but they both struggled to do even a super light wash. Have just ordered a Camec but the reviews on this machine have me worried too! Surely it will be better than the Sphere...time will tell.
Get what you paid for
The washing machine is ok, nothing fancy and does its job, washing clothes. It is a little noisy during the spin stage but nothing as bad as my old one.
It hasnt ripped any clothes yet (thank god) and it seems to wash well. Over all the washing machine does its job.
Out of balance
We are on our 2nd machine. The 1st one shook itself to bits on a rough bit of QLD country bitumen, however both have had serious out of balance issues smashing the cooling shroud on the driveshaft against the webs on the lower body section. I have done some repairs and cant believe how lightly constructed these machines are.
Happy But Early Days
Purchased new Jayco van a couple of months ago and have been using the 3kg Sphere which is standard fittment in the van. Good so far as it cleans well, simple to operate. Washing for 2adults/2kids each day. Does this well. Haven't had any balancing issues. Early days. Hopefully in 2 yrs we are as happy.
Excellent, very happy
Never thought i would want a washing machine in my van. How wrong was i! The sphere 3 kg top loader has been excellent. Efficient,quiet, washes well. Fast. Its great to be able to do small loads, so no more waiting till i have enough of a load to justify paying the park fees,or scrambling to find the right coins. unlike caravan park machines i know its clean. It can tangle clothes a little on the spin, but no more than my home machine.yes, very happy with the sphere and so happy i put a machine in my van.
Save your money and buy a good one.
I purchased the combo wash and dryer and 13 months later the pump went on the washing machine. Horrible product.
Sometimes the cheaper can cost you a lot more.
The mechanic told me that this machine is made in China, so I should know better. Next time I will do my homework and lookup the reviews.
Sphere 3kg washing Mashing will not stay balanced. I had a 2.2 Lemair before. It was perfect, until we left it out in the rain. Lemair wasn't available at the small town we were in when it came time to replace it, so we bought the 3kg Sphere thinking they were virtually the same. No comparison. The Sphere has been nothing but a problem.
Questions & Answers
We are happy with our Sphere 3kg machine, however regularly on the first use of a trip when filling it produces approx half a litre of dirty water, which is a little frustrating. Has anybody else experienced this? And if so, was it able to be rectified or is it just a peculiarity of the brand?
|Category||Top Loading Washing Machines|
|Household Size||1-2 people|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Dimensions||740 x 410 x 420 mm|
|Open Lid Height||980 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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