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Post# 695001   8/7/2013 at 19:58 (2,138 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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hello to all aw members what is your daily driver at the moment for washing and drying clothes for me its my 2004 whirlpool duet even do i do not like the washer at least it do the job?

Post# 695010 , Reply# 1   8/7/2013 at 20:42 (2,138 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

my most used daily driver is a 1998 Neptune 3000.a 1981 filter flo and a 2002 splendide small Italian front load are also on DD row.

Post# 695070 , Reply# 2   8/8/2013 at 05:40 (2,137 days old) by Easyspindry (Winston-Salem, NC)        
I use a . . .

. . . 2006 Fisher & Paykel Intuitive washer and top load dryer. It's a great set. The washer has an agitator -- no plate.

Jerry Gay

Post# 695083 , Reply# 3   8/8/2013 at 06:51 (2,137 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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no suprise to anyone, Neptunes!...

Post# 695084 , Reply# 4   8/8/2013 at 06:52 (2,137 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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in either house!

Post# 695086 , Reply# 5   8/8/2013 at 07:02 (2,137 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Speed Queen Imperials

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For me at the moment.

Anyone wanna buy a slightly used Touchtronic set? :)


Post# 695092 , Reply# 6   8/8/2013 at 07:58 (2,137 days old) by electron1100 (England)        
Hoover who else!

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Having owned 3 modern type front loading machines (Hoover AL-150, Bosch 1400 Express and a Hotpoint Aqualtis) I found them all wanting in various ways
Last year I found myself in a situation where I had to clear my collection of old machines, but I decided to keep a set (washer and dryer) those being the Hoover A3190 Electron 1100 and the matching dryer D6142.

They have been in use for 8/9 months now as daily drivers, and all I can say is that they are excellent machines superior in all respects to the previous modern machines.

The Hoover set up dates back to 1981 and it shows in the build quality, serviceability and dam right good design, some people describe these old type washers as "water guzzlers" well in fact my water charge has dropped by 2.00 a month now, also it costs 9 pence in electricity to do a 40 degree cottons wash, inefficient, I don't think so taking the age of the machine and the fact it was built in Britain unlike modern so called efficient machines that have a short life expectancy and are shipped halfway round the world, that's having been made by poorly paid workers aswell who do not benefit from the wests employee protection........... modern so called efficient machines are anything but efficient in my view

None of the modern machines could cope with there rated full loads (6kg.6kg.7kg respectively), the Hoover would not even get all the load wet, the Bosch was better at this as was the Hotpoint but none of them washed or rinsed aswell, the Hotpoint had poor "turn over" in as much as an item of clothing put in the front at the start of a wash would still be there when it had finished a wash

However the amount of re-washing items because they had not come out clean "first time" on all the three machines was damright frustrating to say nothing of the Hotpoints ability to balance and spin a load which was crap., And of course they all took ages to wash a load.

There is a thread about what powders etc do people use, and it occurred to me since I went back the Electron I now longer have to buy expensive sudsy brand leader powders that claim to get stains out first time (a poor reflection on modern machines washing performance in itself), I now use Tescos or Waitrose own brand colour and bio powders, this is due to the superior washing performance of the Electron, it washes clothes beautifully, it is very rare I have "re-wash anything now" and anything that is that bad I either soak or use Vanish.

They all come out less creased than with any of the previous machines, some may say oh that's because it spins at 1100, I say no to that, the first thing that it doesn't do that that the three previous machines did, is spin the clothes at the first pump out now I understand the reasons for doing this as regards powder removal but in my opinion spinning warm clothes is also a good way to put creases in them.

The Electron also has high rinse levels this also not only helps rinse clothes but it also makes for a more gentle rinse by supporting the clothes in water rather than just saturating them and allowing them to rub over each other .

Then the final preference is the sheer usability of the machine, being operated by a mechanical timer you can interrupt, stop, start anything you want, there is no waiting for a computer to decide if you can switch it on or off, no waiting for programs to run through, it is a damsight easier and more friendly to use than the previous three, and of course it doesn't need cheap gimmicks to make it attractive, it is a solid well designed and built washing machine, and in that it beats the previous three hands down.

So there you are based on my experience of three contempory European machines and living with the Electron things have only gone down hill as far as I can see for mainstream washing appliances, so I have gone retro with better results :-)

I am not blaming manufacturers as they have to meets the needs of the "Tree Hugger" zealouts who have the ear of goverments but at what cost I wonder?

right that's my report on my daily driver

Post# 695094 , Reply# 7   8/8/2013 at 08:11 (2,137 days old) by triumphtoledo (Shropshire/Worcestershire)        
My pair

Bosch V696 and Bosch WFL2260 front-loaders here.

Post# 695107 , Reply# 8   8/8/2013 at 10:42 (2,137 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

AEG Lavamat L71670FL, Panasonic NA148VG4WDE, and as dryer the Siemens WT46E3M5 (OR WT46M3E5??? Don't remember right now). Dryer and the AEG are ok, but the Panasonic is really genius. Just handeld our weekly toweling load (consisting out of 4 towels 180cm*100cm; 1 Bathrobe size S made of synthetic; 6 Towels 100cm*50cm, 2 Towels 120Cm*80cm and some smaller items what made a total load of 8.5 kg roundabout) on Cottons Rinse+ with extra rinse at 60 and 1400rpm within 3h. Had some balancing troubles, but nothing problematical.

Post# 695133 , Reply# 9   8/8/2013 at 12:46 (2,137 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Primary pair. Whirlpool Calypso washer GVW9959KQ1. Fisher & Paykel dryer DEGX1.

Post# 695134 , Reply# 10   8/8/2013 at 12:47 (2,137 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Pair of pillows.

Post# 695135 , Reply# 11   8/8/2013 at 12:53 (2,137 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Alternate choices.

Left, changes occasionally, currently = Maytag PAV5157AWW.
Center = Fisher & Paykel IWL12.
Right = Maytag Neptune TL FAV6800AWQ.

Post# 695137 , Reply# 12   8/8/2013 at 13:02 (2,137 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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I'm using my Siemens frontloader, that I recently required, a lot!

Post# 695143 , Reply# 13   8/8/2013 at 14:44 (2,137 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
Daily drivers...

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Martin hit it on the head. NEPTUNES! The washer was completely rebuilt (it didn't need everything but I did anyway...) and I customized the dryer with a commercial windowed door. Soon as I find the matching MDE7500 dryer, on goes the door and into the line it goes.


Post# 695152 , Reply# 14   8/8/2013 at 15:11 (2,137 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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1974 Maytag A  107:


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Post# 695156 , Reply# 15   8/8/2013 at 15:16 (2,137 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Another happy hoover owner

we've been using this hoover 1100 for just over 13 years now as our regular machine, I've always been pleased with the results, and with its sensible wash times I can do several loads in a morning when the laundry has to be left until the weekend.

I think to sum up Garys overview is that it just does the job it's designed to do and does it well and at aproachine 35 years old it's still doing it.


Post# 695159 , Reply# 16   8/8/2013 at 15:21 (2,137 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
and to compliment

the A3060 washing machine the D6042 dryer de luxe

Post# 695178 , Reply# 17   8/8/2013 at 16:21 (2,137 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        
Different kind of Hoover 4 me... but still very happy :-)

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My current daily drivers are also Hoovers... but not really Hoover... let's say, the 2nd generation.

I owned my very first front loader when I moved into my own place back in 2000... that was an old Bendix (from late 80's) with only 500rpm... it was a present from my landlady bless her :-)

I replaced the tireless Bendix with a Zanussi Nexus towards the end of 2001, this was also a gift from a friend, it was about 5 years of age... not the friend, the machine :-P

I loathed it, but it did-ish the job until 2004 when I got to choose my own washing machine for the first time... yup, a brand spanking new Hoover Nextra. I always loved it to bits and I always will.

It's still my daily driver to date, although, it has recently been granted a helper, another Hoover (Dynamic), with a more generous size drum, ideal for large items such as duvets and quilts... only for that really... after careful consideration I came to the conclusion that I don't really need the bigger drum for anything else as I like to do as many loads as I can ;-)

Post# 695192 , Reply# 18   8/8/2013 at 16:42 (2,137 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Theres a Lady on Stage)        
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After doing several loads in the AEG last night am firmly a believer in "modern" German front loaders.

The Miele is circa 1990's whilst the AEG Lavamat is from the current decade (around 2008 or so is my guess), and the difference between electronic/mechanical timer control (Miele) versus full frontal computer (AEG) on so many levels was astounding.

Using less water and doing fewer cycles the AEG rinsed better and more completely than the Miele. Part of this is because the former unlike the later has interim spins after the wash and each rinse cycle. Miele only spins twice between rinses; one short 30sec pulse (after third rinse), and a short full spin between the fourth and fifth.

However where the AEG shines over the Miele is because of computer controls the machine can use feedback about load size, distribution and so forth to make adjustments without further input from Moi.

For instance when the Miele went into spins it would try to balance a set number of times first. If things weren't quite right so be it and away the machine went often banging, clanging and or vibrating away. OTOH the AEG senses unbalanced loads and uses various methods of drum control to get the load where it should be.

The best thing about rinsing with this more modern German machine is that on very absorbent/bulky loads where there much water is being extracted during spin, washer will slow the spinning, stop or whatever all while the pump is running to give a chance for all soapy water to drain, then things start up again.

Post# 695210 , Reply# 19   8/8/2013 at 18:25 (2,137 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

2010 Frigidaire pair. Love 'em!

Note: This is an old photo; the Frigidaire Immersion Care top-loader hadn't been born yet.

Post# 695312 , Reply# 20   8/9/2013 at 09:14 (2,136 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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5000 Series W/steam

Post# 695332 , Reply# 21   8/9/2013 at 11:24 (2,136 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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Bauknecht big and a Siemens condenser dryer.

Post# 695346 , Reply# 22   8/9/2013 at 11:58 (2,136 days old) by Aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Since at this time until I get further notice on my apartment dwellings.
I Trio wash.
Ill take one vintage washer in with two front loaders,
and a asian base extrator.
Mr. COTTON I call him is a very strong almost new sounding
Sturdy RCA Whirlpool.
One speed
One Cycle
One water level.
And I use It in a Green way at times when mega washing,
is on the agenda.

Post# 695349 , Reply# 23   8/9/2013 at 12:24 (2,136 days old) by Aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Mega Green washing is just using the Whirlpool with three baths,
for sheets & towels.
First batch of sheets or towels or t shirts..goes in the first sink.
Then extracted in the spinner, then in the 2 fronts.
For rinsing and spinning in the Asko or Bosch useally both.
Then another batch starts.
Open the back door let the sun come in music water..
Washing happiness.
Normal or special loads wash in the front loaders.
Got a GE filter flow which i have not used yet will be in next.
Mr. Cotton is going to rest for a bit.

Post# 695353 , Reply# 24   8/9/2013 at 12:31 (2,136 days old) by Aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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2. Draining ..others rinsing & spining.

Post# 695354 , Reply# 25   8/9/2013 at 12:49 (2,136 days old) by Aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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3. And two loads done within t shirts & towels.
Out on the line in urben row home heaven lol.
City country City.
Darren k.

Post# 695357 , Reply# 26   8/9/2013 at 13:00 (2,136 days old) by Aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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3. Towels.

Post# 695360 , Reply# 27   8/9/2013 at 13:24 (2,136 days old) by Aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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I ment to say the wash was done withen hour & a half.
With the RCA Whirlpool.

Martin ...could you imagine all of your Neptunes,
Together in the big house in the backyard.
A big wave of sea like shape control panels.
Maytag designers I once read that they shaped them
to look like a wave.

Gleen ... Your laundry rooms are so nice and cozy & sunshine heaven.

Laundress ..I'm so glad you got that machine its a beauty.
Hopeing you could post your on videos of the machine if you can.

Logixx... The big washer and small dryer you hang as well or do smaller loads?

In my dream world I wish I could play or use all thee above washers lol nice thread.
Darren k

Post# 695377 , Reply# 28   8/9/2013 at 16:13 (2,136 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        
You can be sure it it's

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Ok, made in Italy by Zanussi. Bought in early 2006, she's certainly earnt her keep. Our previous dog was incontinent so she's done 20 loads of washing a week for the first 3 years, about 10 for the next couple and average (7) after that, so that puts her at around 15 years old mechanically.

Couldn't be happier.

Great cycle selection. Very reliable. One repair - a replacement suspension strut. We've contemplated updating, but my own 'if it isn't broken, don't fix it' mantra prevents me spending the money when it isn't required.

Picture isn't mine, model is.

Post# 695383 , Reply# 29   8/9/2013 at 16:35 (2,136 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Gorenje PEA 1971

Post# 695384 , Reply# 30   8/9/2013 at 16:38 (2,136 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        
Spin dryer & Dryer

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Bosch 2006 - Olimpic 2009

Post# 695515 , Reply# 31   8/10/2013 at 06:03 (2,135 days old) by twinniefan (Sydney Australia)        
L.G. Turbodrum T.L.

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Mine is my L.G. Turbo drum top loader. around 7 years old now, hasn't missed a beat. does approx 6-8 loads per week

Post# 695523 , Reply# 32   8/10/2013 at 06:22 (2,135 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Using a Hotpoint TL with the rim flo-and swirly blade-ramp agitator.Does a supurb job esp after I adjusted the water level to just come to the top of the agitators blades.Circulation vastly improved!MY WP machines-one has a blown motor-other needs water fill valves-and the 3rd leaks-haven't found just where.Just have not had a lot of time to fix them.So the Hotpoint does the work for now.Its a builders model-only one agitate speed.

Post# 695814 , Reply# 33   8/11/2013 at 11:00 (2,134 days old) by Hotpoint95622 (Powys)        

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Well I sort of use two at the moment as the Bendix AW1053 is out of action for the forcible , The Hotpoint Liberator 1851/03 year 1975 spin 750rpm or the Hotpoint 18680 year 1985 spin 1000rpm, both great machines with outstanding results, 40C wash in under an hour.

Post# 695848 , Reply# 34   8/11/2013 at 13:08 (2,134 days old) by electron1100 (England)        
Hotpoints aswell :-)

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OH WOW more classic machines being used, it so nice to see the shining examples of classic machines through the sea of white plastic.

Thanks guys all around the world for flying the flag for vintage still in operation machines............The PEA is a stunning looking machine Ingemar and looks like it is built out of box girders :-)

There are more I am sure :-)

Post# 695866 , Reply# 35   8/11/2013 at 15:07 (2,134 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Here are our 1993 Whirlpool Electronic set. Whirlpool's TOL for that year. Still chugging along after all these years.

Post# 695944 , Reply# 36   8/11/2013 at 21:23 (2,134 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

Speed Queen AWN542 and matching electric dryer.

Post# 695963 , Reply# 37   8/12/2013 at 03:15 (2,134 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        
@ electron1100

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Thank you Gary.

Yes that's why I call it "tractor" :-)

Post# 695966 , Reply# 38   8/12/2013 at 04:12 (2,133 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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I think most of you have seen these, but here is mine

Miele W562 Prestige Plus. Just turned 4.

Post# 695967 , Reply# 39   8/12/2013 at 04:13 (2,133 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Siemens Extraklasse 660. This one is from about 2005

Post# 696350 , Reply# 40   8/14/2013 at 01:16 (2,132 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
Flavor of the month.

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These are my "weekly" drivers... for this month anyway.  Cool


From Left: a 2009 Kenmore He5T Steam washer, a Whirlpool Calypso, a Maytag Neptune 5500, a Fisher & Paykel Intuitive Eco (agitator) washer and a 1955 Frigidaire Unimatic!


I have 3 gas dryers connected for the drying duties as well: a Maytag DG808, a Kitchenaid dryer (w/window) and a Maytag 9900.



Post# 696383 , Reply# 41   8/14/2013 at 05:22 (2,131 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Servis Quartz 1986 set...

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Computer controlled, purring along.....

Post# 696386 , Reply# 42   8/14/2013 at 05:42 (2,131 days old) by aeg03 (London, UK)        

My 2012 Zanussi Jetsystem is used nearly everyday with full loads and has been great. Nearly a year old.

Post# 696976 , Reply# 43   8/16/2013 at 21:14 (2,129 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Last mid-September, bought and still using a pair of unusually pristine looking Maytags LA482 LDE482 -not fancy, but I'm happy with the results...but just now beginning to see why people chose more than one machine. :-)

Post# 696979 , Reply# 44   8/16/2013 at 21:33 (2,129 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Love those Maytags!


Post# 696994 , Reply# 45   8/16/2013 at 22:49 (2,129 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Gorgeous machines Phil!

Post# 697056 , Reply# 46   8/17/2013 at 08:03 (2,128 days old) by Northernmary (Huddersfield - West Yorkshire)        

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Miele W5740 purchased on 06/03/2012

Post# 697057 , Reply# 47   8/17/2013 at 08:06 (2,128 days old) by Northernmary (Huddersfield - West Yorkshire)        

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Bosch Avantixx dryer purchased on 13/05/2012

Post# 697078 , Reply# 48   8/17/2013 at 10:19 (2,128 days old) by nrones ()        
Candy GO4 1274 LH

in adittion to Whirlpool AWZ 3303 vented tumble dryer.

Candy is going strong for over 3 years, washing at least 5 loads a week

Post# 699571 , Reply# 49   8/28/2013 at 18:20 (2,117 days old) by paulwash (Niagara Falls New York)        
My Team !!

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1979 Ge filter Flo "Ahh in love with her!!
1989 Lady Kenmore Ultra Fabric Care 90 Series My WORKHORSE sold to me by a neighbor 10 years ago for $35.00 Takes a beating and does not quit washes hard and white
2000 Kitchen Aid Superba bought brand
new when my daughter was born
2 2000 Kitchen Aid Superba Electric Dryers Burn rubber and dry mighty fast and gentle never a problem!
Out in the Garage 1982 hotpoint
2 more 90's model Kenmore washers and a whilrpool portable set and Kenmore dryer
I am so proud every time I walk up the stairs with a basket of clean clothes


Post# 699572 , Reply# 50   8/28/2013 at 18:22 (2,117 days old) by paulwash (Niagara Falls New York)        
My dryers

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Post# 699573 , Reply# 51   8/28/2013 at 18:24 (2,117 days old) by paulwash (Niagara Falls New York)        
My dryers

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Post# 701605 , Reply# 52   9/6/2013 at 17:02 (2,108 days old) by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        

Miele W1986 purchased in 2003. Things I like about it:

Cleans anything I put into it and does it fast. Normal cottons cycle takes 41 minutes

I can extend the cycle times to get a longer Euro type wash

It can be programmed. I have it programmed for water plus which gives me a bit of extra water in the wash, and much more water in the rinses.

It can do an 190F wash in 52 minutes

It senses the load size and reduces the cycle time for small loads.

Left side of control panel. Don't know why the lines are blurred on the program selector in the picture but they are straight on the machine.

Post# 701606 , Reply# 53   9/6/2013 at 17:03 (2,108 days old) by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        
Miele 1986

Good rinses:

Post# 701607 , Reply# 54   9/6/2013 at 17:06 (2,108 days old) by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        
entire machine

Here is the entire machine a bit fuzzy but you get the idea.

Post# 701608 , Reply# 55   9/6/2013 at 17:13 (2,108 days old) by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        
MIele 1986

The first picture says left side of control panel. Don't know what drugs I am taking but that's the right side not the left.

Post# 701609 , Reply# 56   9/6/2013 at 17:35 (2,108 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

Funny, the temps on Miele never do get below 30C except on cold and delicates/woolens. would use 105F anyway, 120F for more soiled normal clothing or less soild sheets and towels, 140F towels and bedding, 190F rugs, pillows and conforters.
Would like to see it doing a cycle. How much rinses is it doing?

Post# 701625 , Reply# 57   9/6/2013 at 18:50 (2,108 days old) by mixfinder ()        

1972 Maytag 806. I have family staying with me for 6 months so we are averaging 3 loads a day.

Post# 701642 , Reply# 58   9/6/2013 at 19:55 (2,108 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
1996 DD Whirlpool

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I love it!  Super reliable and would wash the evil out of  Satan's cape.  Only repair to date is when Katie's huge bathrobe got twisted around the auger and broke the dogs.


Post# 701646 , Reply# 59   9/6/2013 at 20:10 (2,108 days old) by norgechef (Saint George New Brunswick )        

My daily driver is a 2005 Maytag Ensignia top load washer. Though it has had lots of repairs and I cant always count on it lasting for more than a few years without problems I can always count on it to get everything clean! I call it a piece of junk sometimes now but I remember when it used to have all the original parts it would often be run constantly during the day from about mid 2009 until about November of 2011 when everyone decided to move back home (to my house) from Alberta until they got there own places.

Its really too bad that the norge-tags had reliability issues with the transmissions and bearings because they perform great otherwise! And I always loved the sleek designs for the control panel's on norge-tags, in fact the look of the washer and the capacity were the key selling points for me!

The only other reason is that it was a newer version of the Crosley (Norge) we were replacing. even though I knew Maytag washers had reliability issues in the early 2000's I still wanted it. I really wish I had gotten the matching dryer with it when I bought it....

Post# 701677 , Reply# 60   9/6/2013 at 23:14 (2,108 days old) by mixfinder ()        
Lucky Stiffs

We bought a Maytag Atlantis set in November of 2000. With in the first year we had a new timer installed in a factory recall and that has been its only repair. Granted its not had a hard life after we divorced in 2004. I saw the set in action last month on the night I was released from the hospital. It was washing for Mike, Sara and the girls as they left the next day for Missouri. It's still oddly quiet and turns a great wash.

Post# 701819 , Reply# 61   9/7/2013 at 17:43 (2,107 days old) by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        

In these pictures of my W1986 it is doing the 2nd rinse out of 3 so there is the last rinse and final spin to finish and this a small load of bed sheets. When I bought it I thought it was going to do 4 or 5 rinses, later I found out that the models that do all of these rinses, don't always do fast spins after each rinse. For this model there is a fast spin of about 3 minutes after the wash and each rinse and sometimes the last spin is longer, so the rinsing on this machine is Ok for me.

Recently I started only using two rinses even with Tide liquid because it seems to be reformulated and now rinses very well, but it doesn't clean as well as Persil Megaperls color which is what I was using in the photos.

I used to use the extended option (which lengthens every part of the cycle for a length of about 2 hours hour 5 minutes depending on load size) for heavy soiled white underwear and such but now do these also with the short cycle and get excellent results. I think detergents have been improved in the last 10 years.

Another thing I like about this machine is the prewash...which starts with tap cold water and heats it abit to just 105F, then changes the water and starts with the wash. The prewash works very well with stains.

The newer Miele machines sold in the USA only use 110 volts so they don't heat as high or as fast as this model which is using 220V.

Post# 701825 , Reply# 62   9/7/2013 at 18:07 (2,107 days old) by qualin (Canada)        

Well, this is a good thread, so I might as well post a somewhat fuzzy picture of my Hubesch washer dryer set. I've had this set going on two years now.

Post# 701842 , Reply# 63   9/7/2013 at 20:12 (2,107 days old) by jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

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2008 Frigidaire built Kenmores. No complaints about these at all. They do a decent job and their cycle times are pretty quick. If I would critique them, lint and dog hair removal in the washer is non existent and if even slightly overloaded in a perm press cycle everything is very wrinkled.

Post# 701942 , Reply# 64   9/8/2013 at 08:50 (2,106 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

Yeah, prewashes are pretty usefull. 2:05 are pretty long for US detergent I think, but on the other hand, I would love to have a 105F cycle done within an hour, but we don't have hot water supplys down n the washerroom. But as it got a typical Miele-heater probably, I would recomend u to use citric acid for descaling at 190F+extented+sensitive round about 3-4 times a year to get it really clean and perfect conditions because these machienes have more or less often problems with cloged venting piepes and lime scale arround the heater which mostly doesn't damage it but also can rase energy usage and cycle times.

Post# 701949 , Reply# 65   9/8/2013 at 09:17 (2,106 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Here are mine...


Post# 702064 , Reply# 66   9/8/2013 at 16:17 (2,106 days old) by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        

Really love the look of these machines!

Post# 702271 , Reply# 67   9/9/2013 at 12:12 (2,105 days old) by electron1100 (England)        

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I would like to say that those Speedqueens look great Malcolm, they look like they are built and very fit for purpose.
nice very nice

Post# 702287 , Reply# 68   9/9/2013 at 14:14 (2,105 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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They are the best machines I have owned so far, and I think I have had just about everything available in the US.


Post# 702348 , Reply# 69   9/9/2013 at 19:08 (2,105 days old) by Mich (Hells Kitchen - New York)        
HOLY S***...

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WOW, what a beautiful set you have Malcolm. Can, Can I come over sometime? :)

Post# 1013013 , Reply# 70   11/2/2018 at 11:17 (225 days old) by MaytagNeptune (Interlochen)        

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HI I use a maytag neptune and frigidaire crown series the most I am looking for a Calypso washer. if anyone finds one let me know if it is more then 7 hours from me can someone deliver it?

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