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Time for a new washer - new gorenje wave active line
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Post# 990532   4/13/2018 at 07:57 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hello to everyone. I'm going to make myself a present and buy me a new washing machine. I would like to try the new gorenje washers, the wave active line. It will be available the next week, so I will take a look and get one. The washer is this one on the picture. It would be great to get also him along with the washer :-P

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Post# 990533 , Reply# 1   4/13/2018 at 07:59 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Some other pictures...

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Post# 990534 , Reply# 2   4/13/2018 at 08:00 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Post# 990535 , Reply# 3   4/13/2018 at 08:02 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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... and a promotional video


Post# 990564 , Reply# 4   4/13/2018 at 11:49 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Go for it Ingemar!

You're hot, and still young! He looks a bit Bulgarian.
There is a hot Bulgarian doctor at the hospital I volunteer at, but he is hetero.
Once now and then though, they are as we say, too hot to be str8.
Best of luck and happiness to you. I hope you find someone special to share life with!

Post# 990570 , Reply# 5   4/13/2018 at 12:34 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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LOL Mike :-)) you made me laugh. Thanks for the compliment and for the best wishes.

Post# 990717 , Reply# 6   4/14/2018 at 15:43 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
Nice machines!

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I like the styling: the control panel looks clean and tidy.

The door on this new rangelooks similar to the Slovenian Panasonics... but Gorenge appears to have improved it... it now has double-glazing.

The Panasonic single-glazed version on the other hand, looks half-finished, like a 'work in progress', or just plain cheap.

Post# 990724 , Reply# 7   4/14/2018 at 17:43 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
I must be losing me mind...

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... I can't spell Gorenje correctly! Yikes!

Post# 990730 , Reply# 8   4/14/2018 at 18:28 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
WaveActive specifications

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Apparently it has a 15 deg C wash... more than a little too low for me!

And... a sealed door unit:
"The large door, made from a single piece of plastic without any screws ensures stability, prevents annoying squeaks or creaks. It opens out to a full 180 degrees, so emptying and loading the drum is as easy as can be."



Post# 990803 , Reply# 9   4/15/2018 at 10:10 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi Rolls Rapide,

yes I also like the styling. I'm really curious about this machine and can't wait to try it. In the promotional video at some point the interior of the drum is visible (see picture) and I saw the shape of the new nozzle for the recirculation waterfall. I really like washing machines with recirculation, not only because it is fun to watch but because the recirculation really improves the washing action.

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Post# 990830 , Reply# 10   4/15/2018 at 13:21 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
Recirculation jet

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I agree.

The recirculation jet is very useful for saturating the laundry quicker, for mixing the detergent more thoroughly, and reducing the amount of 'stop-start' fills that some other machines seem to do.

I don't know why Electrolux/Zanussi/AEG removed the recirculation jet from most of their machines.

I think that it is a sensible feature - especially with the 'ever decreasing' water consumption of modern machines. I have encountered standard machines 'filled to the gunwales', where the load never gets properly drenched. Conversely, a similar load in a machine with the recirculation jet, does get properly soaked.

Post# 990929 , Reply# 11   4/16/2018 at 05:59 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Ingemar

We agree on both your choices, firstly for the best appliance manufacturer around without having PRC on the label and secondly well...err, Lol !!

Looks great , love the styling, like the 70`s silver hi-fi minimal meets new age !! The style of nozzle is similar to V-Zug, sleek but powerful, have been very impressed with nozzle on the Servis Vestel which really sprays n soaks...

Looking forward to hearing your reviews from your home manufacturer !!

Oh Callum, ya need to practice lol...pronounced Gor En Ya !!

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Post# 990930 , Reply# 12   4/16/2018 at 06:20 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And the Zug jet, steady stream action....

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Post# 990934 , Reply# 13   4/16/2018 at 07:29 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
"ya need to practice lol...pronounced Gor En Ya !!"

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Yes, well - it must have been a moment of madness, Lol. What probably didn't help was me reading something previously about someone pronouncing it as in "orange"!

It is peculiar how a manufacturer (Zanussi) can introduce a feature (recirculation jet) and then effectively lose their way.

Meanwhile, other manufacturers 'grab the baton and run with it' and do a substantially better job. The Servis jet looks quite powerful, a bit like a Hoover Twintub pumping out.

Post# 990996 , Reply# 14   4/16/2018 at 15:53 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hello Mike & Rolls rapide,

yes "gor en yeah" that would be the pronunciation ;-) I know it may be a bit complicated, but it is normal if it isn't your language.

Hahaha "orange" is funny. I'm used to it. A friend from Italy when he saw the brand he sad it a "gorengy".

Here is a commercial you can listen to.

Indeed it is a bit odd that Electrolux/Zanussi/AEG removed the recirculation jet.

Yes the nozzle of the Sevis seems great, very powerful. We do have a lot of Beko (Arçelik) appliances but we don't have any of Vestel ones. I think that the Turks are also doing a good job in the appliances market.

Anyway as soon as I get the machine I will keep updating ;-)


Post# 991017 , Reply# 15   4/16/2018 at 19:53 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
"I will keep updating ;-) "

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Yes - please do!

Post# 994548 , Reply# 16   5/18/2018 at 15:51 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi guys, sorry I didn't forget to update you ...

The fact is that the new WaveActive models are coming out step by step. First the 6 and 7 kg capacity, which are already available. In June the 8 kg range and in August the 9 and 10 kg premium line. And the 10 kg + steam is the model I'm going to buy, so I have to wait a little longer.

In the meantime, I can send you another video where you can see closer the details of the machine.

So stay tuned ...



Post# 994695 , Reply# 17   5/20/2018 at 07:37 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
"...I didn't forget to update you ... "

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Ah, I had wondered.

It's typical of companies to shift the goalposts. Maybe with the extended delay, they'll have any early production niggles ironed out by then. So, good luck!

Post# 994820 , Reply# 18   5/21/2018 at 12:49 by l86810 (Southend, UK)        

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Hi Ingemar

Really looking forward to you getting it!!

Big fan of Gorenje so looking forward to seeing what these are like.

Keep us updated... have you spotted any English user manuals yet?... only found Russian so far :/

Post# 994822 , Reply# 19   5/21/2018 at 13:19 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Great looking machines! However unavailable here. In the past Gorenje products were sold under the Hollandia label, but that was ages ago.

Post# 994887 , Reply# 20   5/22/2018 at 05:40 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi Adam

As soon as I get it I will report for sure ;-)

No, sorry, haven't seen it jet. But where have you spotted the Russian one? I'm curious to see it

Post# 994888 , Reply# 21   5/22/2018 at 05:47 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Thank you Louis,

I didn't know this. Does Hollandia brand still exists?

Gorenje is present in the Netherlands with their brands ATAG, Pelgrim and Etna.


Post# 994893 , Reply# 22   5/22/2018 at 06:27 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I think Which? once commented upon the Finnish UPO brand in a washing machine test in the late sixties.

Post# 994919 , Reply# 23   5/22/2018 at 11:28 by Gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Yes UPO are now Gorenje machines, but in the past they were also rebadget Italian ARDO or Turkish Vestel or something else. Or just pristine Finnish made real UPOs. The most famous were their compact toploading tumble action washers.


Post# 994926 , Reply# 24   5/22/2018 at 12:22 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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The Hollandia label still exists, but only for microwaves and fridges AFAIK. Haven't seen Hollandia washing machines in ages.

Yes, I know of Atag, Pelgrim and Etna. Those were the three main manufacturers of gas stoves in the Netherlands.

Post# 994951 , Reply# 25   5/22/2018 at 16:15 by l86810 (Southend, UK)        

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Hey Ingemar,

I've only found this manual so far.

If you follow the link, the manual is downloadable by clicking the book icon further down the page, under support/document section.


Post# 994980 , Reply# 26   5/23/2018 at 05:15 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
Ukranian user manual

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Interesting, thanks for posting link.

I see (with copying and pasting the text into google translator) that the transit bars and brackets are removed, but the screws are replaced and plastic covers fitted.

On my Panasonic, the bars, brackets and screws are removed, and there were no bungs to cover the holes.

I would say, on balance, that the Gorenje machine seems to be the more polished machine with attention to detail. I am quite impressed! :)

Post# 995023 , Reply# 27   5/23/2018 at 15:52 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Yes Ukrainian user manual ... interesting

Thank you Adam ;-)

Now I've found also the Serbian user manual. It's also interesting to see that on some models there is a light indicator which turns on when it's time to clean the pump filter.

... I'm becoming impatient :-P

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