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Post# 914272   1/6/2017 at 09:46 (469 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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just another HE TLer......seems to use more water, plus a waterfall......

wonder sometimes why not available in the US.....

Post# 914273 , Reply# 1   1/6/2017 at 09:47 (469 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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up to 12 wash programs......

Post# 914275 , Reply# 2   1/6/2017 at 09:48 (469 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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and another version.....

StainWash Deep Clean.......

Post# 914276 , Reply# 3   1/6/2017 at 09:55 (469 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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and StainWash Ultra

Post# 914317 , Reply# 4   1/6/2017 at 14:38 (469 days old) by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

The loads in the videos, seem to be very small. The denim load looks like two pairs of jeans. They never show a real full load.

I think a Twin-Tub with the impeller on the back wall of the tub moved more water than those HE Top Loaders.

Cool videos nonetheless.

Post# 914335 , Reply# 5   1/6/2017 at 16:15 (469 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that's the thing with machines and capacity.....especially for these HE machines....

even though they are meeting government standards for an X amount of water savings.....and despite how big any given machine is....the only requirement is that it can wash an AHAM standard 8lb load.....

when I questioned Frigidaire for the minimum amount of water in my FLer....despite its available capacity, only enough water was used to wash 4 large bath towels, equal to 8 lbs......that fit their criteria....even though this mentality didn't make sense

makes you think of those machines with larger tubs, up to 5 cu ft capacities....

Post# 914388 , Reply# 6   1/7/2017 at 01:47 (468 days old) by murando531 (Huntsville, AL)        

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It seems this is just another one of the washplate style machines used in other countries that essentially just stirs the water in each direction, rather than moving the clothes in a uniform fashion the way US Whirlpool machines like mine do, and like the one in the video linked below. Whirlpool and Fisher&Paykel have pretty much taken the crown in the US by designing an effective impeller design that actually rolls the load in reverse while keeping balance and distribution, and are also gentle on the fabrics. Other washplate style top loaders such as Samsung and LG, and machines such as this "360 Bloomwash" design, seem to just yank the clothes around into a ball. The Haier machine we used in the apartment in Australia was like that. Basically it just violently spun the impeller one way, then reversed, and the clothes and water just twisted and tangled, and the machine wasn't really effective at cleaning even with the excessive amount of water it used. The key is that the rounded humps on the Cabrio style impeller are scooped in each direction so that each stroke pushes the clothing from the outside towards the middle but the strokes are kept relatively short so the load doesn't start to ball up and tangle on itself.

Apparently the "Start At" feature on YouTube doesn't translate to an embedded link, so start at 3:54 to see where the really good blooming begins.

Post# 914393 , Reply# 7   1/7/2017 at 05:20 (468 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        
From the first video:

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"100 years back we invented the Washing Machine"

Yeah right...

Post# 914409 , Reply# 8   1/7/2017 at 08:23 (468 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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thanks Louis......I was thinking the same thing when they said that.....

this goes back to when Maytag introduced the Neptune, claiming that they were the company that invented the agitator, and was now removing it.....

they may have bought the patents to the agitator design, but they were not the ones who actually created it.....

Whirlpool is probably trying to claim the same thing, as they have now acquired Maytag's name, now trying to re-write history as its their claim to fame...

I don't know exact specifics, but don't think we have hit the 100 year mark just thinking were about 10 years off...

Post# 914410 , Reply# 9   1/7/2017 at 08:32 (468 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Ah yes Martin, I remember that Maytag claim. I remember also the claim by Maytag that the invented the first dishwasher with three full racks. Not a cutlery tray like Miele, but three full racks had been done before too.

Post# 914430 , Reply# 10   1/7/2017 at 11:28 (468 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Wasn't Whirlpool's original name the 1910 Washer Company?

Post# 914431 , Reply# 11   1/7/2017 at 11:28 (468 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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Ah, I don't want one.  

Post# 914436 , Reply# 12   1/7/2017 at 12:44 (468 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
The videos are fun to watch, but...

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This thing seems kind of silly to me. I can easily envision turning it on and seeing an error code displayed on a dead machine. It's like an Osterizer with 20 speeds. I suppose in some areas it may be important to have a Sari Cycle but it seems weird to non-global me. Here in Palm Springs it may be a good idea to have a BS Cycle...Bermuda Shorts.


I'm sure the BS Cycle would do a fine job on "Hostess Pants" know, the ones you wear when giving smart dinner parties.



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Post# 914438 , Reply# 13   1/7/2017 at 13:08 (468 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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Since these videos were posted four years ago on Whirlpool's Indian YouTube channel, it makes sense to see a Sari cycle.

Post# 914451 , Reply# 14   1/7/2017 at 14:51 (468 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
so sari...

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I's just that no one wears saris here, they're too heavy.

Post# 914460 , Reply# 15   1/7/2017 at 15:56 (468 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
close enough Bob,

the former name of Whirlpool was the Nineteen Hundred company.
See how I did that Louis? No chiding, no badgering that a silly little error was made.

Post# 914462 , Reply# 16   1/7/2017 at 16:03 (468 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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If you get your facts right as Bob usually does, you won't hear me ever again.

Post# 914465 , Reply# 17   1/7/2017 at 16:28 (468 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
360 washing machine

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I think that having such small loads in this washer you need to run it for 360 days to get your laundry done :)


Post# 914473 , Reply# 18   1/7/2017 at 17:40 (468 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        
Hey Martin,

When the Neptunes first hit the market the Maytag reps would say "as long as you can get the door shut-- it will handle the load"! (They failed to mention cleaning quality with a packed drum, however, I never heard of any complaints).

Post# 914494 , Reply# 19   1/7/2017 at 20:04 (468 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I have packed them plenty of times, never an issue with cleaning quality, or an issue with it handling the load....

one other claim to fame, it could hold, and handle ten king size sheets in one load!!!....that's a lot for the size tub it has.....

I have no issue washing my king size sheets, 4 pillow cases, and quilt all in the same load...

Post# 914511 , Reply# 20   1/7/2017 at 21:31 (468 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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1900 not 1910. Owned by the Uptown family.

Post# 914540 , Reply# 21   1/8/2017 at 02:20 (467 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I posted about a Nineteen Hundred washer I found on ebay a couple years ago.  Thread 57910 has pictures from the auction.


Post# 914735 , Reply# 22   1/9/2017 at 07:31 (466 days old) by Bobbi (Pennsylvania)        

These should be made available in the US.

Post# 914766 , Reply# 23   1/9/2017 at 10:57 (466 days old) by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

I think there is already enough washplate top loading washers on the market already in North America. They should concentrate on bringing the prices down. I think $2000.00 and up for a washer and dryer set is outrageous.

Post# 914771 , Reply# 24   1/9/2017 at 11:40 (466 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Maybe it's just me,

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But with all the outstanding AI voices out there, why did they choose one from the early 1990's to voice this?

Post# 914793 , Reply# 25   1/9/2017 at 14:31 (466 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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" I think $2000.00 and up for a washer and dryer set is outrageous. "

Absolutely !!!

But what really gets my knickers in a knot is commanding the same price for the dryer as the washer.

There are probably 3 times the amount of components in a washer than a dryer.

If it's a FL washer you have the suspension, water system, pump(s) system(s), Drive systems weights, and more in depth complicated controls.

Dryers... Motor, Drive Pulleys, Heating Element and controls.

So the same amount for the dryer just so they aesthetically look alike ?

Not that Desperate for them to match. When ever I had to replace a dryer I used to go to Sears and get the Next up from the BOL Kenmore and they were terrific. (That is when they were made by Whirlpool.)

Post# 914795 , Reply# 26   1/9/2017 at 14:54 (466 days old) by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

On Sears Canada's website,

this dryer is actually more expensive than the matching washer... unreal...

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Post# 916279 , Reply# 27   1/18/2017 at 19:41 (457 days old) by Bobbi (Pennsylvania)        

Whitetub-We have HE TLers with a lint filter in the US? Which ones?

Post# 916286 , Reply# 28   1/18/2017 at 20:50 (457 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

What the f-word hell!

I've spent the last few months designing an impeller for a new model that will reach the market in a few months...

it is EXACTLY like this whirlpool impeller.

I had no idea they were making that until now.

Post# 916287 , Reply# 29   1/18/2017 at 20:51 (457 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

The cabinet design is brazilian.... Pure Brastemp.

Post# 916294 , Reply# 30   1/18/2017 at 21:38 (457 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

I'm not exactly sure what I am missing here -- isn't this a small variation on the Oasis/Cabrio design?

It wouldn't surprise me if Whirlpool had this designed in Brazil (by their subsidiary, Brastemp) to appeal to the Indian tastes better, given that both countries tend to have similar philosophies towards doing laundry, as far as I can tell.

Also, both Indian and Brazilian women tend to have a bit more pride in how things look, even in the laundry room, which is typically only seen by the servants and the home occupants, visitors only see the laundry room when getting a tour of the home or if you are having a barbecue and you have to pass by the laundry room going from the kitchen to the backyard, as it's often the case there.

-- Paulo.

Post# 916303 , Reply# 31   1/18/2017 at 22:49 (456 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Upton Family. They have one of their spawn in congress from Michigan.

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