“ Brand: Whirlpool / Weight Capacity: 5.99 Kg / Washer Type: All-in-One Washer / Dryer / Load Type: Front Load / Wash Presets: 10 Wash Presets, including: Delicates, Hand Wash, Wool / Extra Settings: Quick Wash / Extra Settings: Extra Rinsing / Spin Speeds: max. 1200 rpm / Washing Method: Drum / Control Features: Delayed Start Timer / Control Features: Time Remaining Indicator / Energy Consumption per Wash: 1.02 kWHrs / Energy Efficiency: A+ / Wash Efficiency: A / Spin Drying Efficiency: B / Exterior Color: White / Overall Depth: 54 cm / Overall Height: 84.99 cm / Overall Width: 59.51 cm „
I purchased one of these in November last year. It cost me £219 from Sainsburys online plus 428 Reward points (which was rather nice) with a delivery fee of just £l9.99. Other sites sell them, of course, but prices range from £219 to around £269.99 with delivery prices that vary vastly.
This washer is front loading and takes a capacity of 5.99kg in weight. It has a child safety device on the inside of the door. Which is a brilliant idea.
The User Manual provided has a great deal of information contained in it. i.e:- Water Hardness Chart, advice on detergents to use on different types and weights of fabric. How to load, add detergent and fabric softeners, how to use bleaches and dyes and which compartments to add them to.
The machine itself is very contemporary in design and simple to use.
Minimum housing dimensions are:- Width: 600mm
This all-in-one washer/Dryer has 10wash presets i.e Delicates, wool,Hand wash plus Extra Settings: Quick wash, Extra Rinsing and Spin.
Though I havent had cause to use them yet, the After Sales sticker can be found inside the door with all the information needed to contact the manufacturer should there be a problem. Like I say, no problems as yet, and this washer is the easiest yet most efficient I have used to date.
There is excellent information on transport/handling and electrical connection.
This machine has EC Declaration of Conformity and conforms to the following European Standards:
73/23/EEC voltage directive
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatability directive
93/68/EC CE Marking Directive.
Cold water only.
3/4" threaded hose connector.
Water pressure (flow pressure) 100-1000 kPa (l-10 bar)
Inside the instructions and User Manual pack is the l2 Month Guarantee registration card or you may opt to apply for the 8 year parts and other extended warranty applications. If you reply promptly (within 28days) you earn a chance to win a KitchenAid Blender (only in UK). This means you pay £34.50 for 8 years peace of mind which works out at roughly half a penny a day.
I was so pleased with the performance of this machine that I purchased (a month later) a Whirlpool No Frost Fridge Freezer. Whirlpool are, it seems, getting the reputation of being a most reliable and efficient company.
The thing I really love about it is that there is a very good 30 minute cycle that cleans exceptionally well and for a quick cycle is the one I tend to use the most,in this credit crunch era.
The whites and Boil cycles are fantastic. I know the detergent plays a big part, (I use and always have used Persil non bio), but gosh the results with this little machine are really noticeably better.
I didnt know that Whirlpool made so many different appliance i.e:- Microwave Ovens, Hobs, Cookers (both freestanding and built-in), Dishwashers, Tumble Driers including lots of American Washing and Drying machines.
I would highly recommend the purchase of this machine. Its well worth all of its money and more. I cannot fault it.
Cleaning and maintenance:-
The filter is located at the back right hand corner of the machine and needs to be cleaned two or three times a year. It is easy to remove by simply unscrewing and pulling forward. The soapdrawer should be cleaned when necessary (I do it once a week) and is simple to remove. The machine is much quieter than any I have previously owned (and Ive had a few in my 60 years).
Short name: Whirlpool AWOD5526