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Post# 548052   10/8/2011 at 01:54 (4,439 days old) by MatthewZA (Cape Town, South Africa)        

Hi all!
i was browsing 1 of our local online classifieds and came across this 9kg telefunken front loader. the specs look good and the price is also good compared to the LG 9kg and Samsung 8.5kg. does anyone have info on this machine? is it another rebadged something or other? are they any good? any info would be appreciated as i could not find an online manual for it.

Post# 548056 , Reply# 1   10/8/2011 at 02:37 (4,439 days old) by Docker (Cape Town, South Africa)        
Nu-World Industries

These are imported by Nu-World Industries, probably from China. No manuals on site, but check out their white goods catalogue.


Post# 548063 , Reply# 2   10/8/2011 at 02:58 (4,438 days old) by dave886 (united kingdom)        

re badged vestel

Post# 548074 , Reply# 3   10/8/2011 at 05:55 (4,438 days old) by MatthewZA (Cape Town, South Africa)        

thanks guys! that 23 programme 6kg could be interesting. i was looking at the tumble dryer but it had the name Galanz on it. ring a bell?

Post# 548085 , Reply# 4   10/8/2011 at 07:20 (4,438 days old) by bellalaundry (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)        
I have to ask...

does it play music...LOL! Here in Canada Telefunken is a german brand that made radios and tvs!


Post# 548093 , Reply# 5   10/8/2011 at 08:51 (4,438 days old) by MatthewZA (Cape Town, South Africa)        

lol! i honestly dont know! here in SA we've always had telefunken electronics like radios and tv's but not really appliances that why i asked about the washing machine :)

Post# 548114 , Reply# 6   10/8/2011 at 12:14 (4,438 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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It becomes some kind of fashion to put well known brand names on all kind of stuff that the brand never made. I've seen AEG TV's and now we have a Telefunken washing machine. Most of it is low quality stuff. I don't know how those brands let this happen. Perhaps they get a lot of money for it.

Post# 548229 , Reply# 7   10/9/2011 at 01:01 (4,438 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Out my way we have a AEG-Telefunken 250/500Kw SW transmitter.At another workplace I dealt with sold and repaired AEG rotary hammer-drills.AEG is considered the "General Electric" in Germany.IN the Wash DC workplace one of the language service folks-Euopean-had a VERY NICE Telefunken radio.

Post# 548259 , Reply# 8   10/9/2011 at 08:00 (4,437 days old) by MatthewZA (Cape Town, South Africa)        

well i have never seen them in the flesh in any shop, only online. i dint think i would buy 1 even though its cheaper than the LG 9kg. i would rather spend a bit more and get the LG 9 or 11kg front load before i buy something that i have never seen

Post# 548300 , Reply# 9   10/9/2011 at 14:45 (4,437 days old) by zodawash (Lincolnshire,United Kingdom)        

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I think Vestel have been busy buying brands what with the Servis brand as well they are obviously pushing themselves into new markets with either established brands and older quaility brand names that people will remember. I remember Telefunken TV's in the UK when I was a kid.

Post# 550147 , Reply# 10   10/18/2011 at 05:47 (4,428 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It is sad to see such a prestigious name from the days of radio slapped on products with no relation to the company (and probably nowhere near the quality).

Post# 550263 , Reply# 11   10/18/2011 at 18:04 (4,428 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        
@ Tomturbomatic

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I agree with you

Post# 553850 , Reply# 12   11/3/2011 at 13:23 (4,412 days old) by Jsneaker ()        

The name of the German company that made both TV's, radios, stereos, etc., and home appliances was known as AEG-Telefunken(Allgemaine Electrische Gessellschaft). They used to be a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz!

Post# 553867 , Reply# 13   11/3/2011 at 14:42 (4,412 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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AEG and Telefunken were together for 18 years, from 1967 till 1985. AEG was sold to Mercedes. Thomson from France bought the stock and the name Telefunken disappeared from the market. So technically Mercedes Benz ended the AEG-Telefunken company.

Mercedes Benz sold the AEG household division in 1994 to Electrolux. Much later, in 2004, Electrolux purchased the rest of the AEG brand from Daimler Chrysler.

To be precise, AEG meant Allgemeine Elektrizitätsgesellschaft (General Electricity Company)

Post# 553939 , Reply# 14   11/3/2011 at 17:49 (4,412 days old) by nrones ()        

What was the reason for selling AEG at the first place?

Post# 553947 , Reply# 15   11/3/2011 at 18:24 (4,412 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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AEG was almost bankrupt in the eighties. That is why Daimler Benz bought the household branch. They had high hopes they could make it profitable again. Unfortunately they didn't succeed in doing that and they had to sell the AEG household brand to Electrolux.

Post# 554099 , Reply# 16   11/4/2011 at 14:36 (4,411 days old) by Jsneaker ()        
To "foraloysius"...

Thank you Louis, for the correct spelling of the company! I do appreciate it.

Post# 554106 , Reply# 17   11/4/2011 at 15:20 (4,411 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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You're welcome Jason, I have a soft spot for AEG. I am fascinated by it's history.

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