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Congrats on the LG. Bought an LG front loader washer dryer combo in January and it's great. Does everything I need and very efficient; wife is happy because I do all the laundry lol; well its usually only 2 buttons to press. John
The mother in law won't let her clothes be washed in our automatic and makes one of the daughters hand wash it because automatics don't wash properly and wears them out.

I guess you can take the girl from the mountains but you can't take the mountains from the girl.
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The mother in law won't let her clothes be washed in our automatic and makes one of the daughters hand wash it because automatics don't wash properly and wears them out.

I guess you can take the girl from the mountains but you can't take the mountains from the girl.
Haha. I heard exactly the same. Wears the clothes out, uses too much water, uses too much electricity from my wife who had only briefly ever had a top loader; most of the time she washed with cold water, bleach, lots of detergent and gallons of water to try and rinse the clothes. Told her I was buying a washing machine and would do all the laundry; if she wanted to wash HER clothes the Philippine way then that was fine. It only took a few days before her things were in the laundry basket. She couldn't believe how easy it was for me to do the laundry. John
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Haha. I heard exactly the same. Wears the clothes out, uses too much water, uses too much electricity from my wife who had only briefly ever had a top loader; most of the time she washed with cold water, bleach, lots of detergent and gallons of water to try and rinse the clothes. Told her I was buying a washing machine and would do all the laundry; if she wanted to wash HER clothes the Philippine way then that was fine. It only took a few days before her things were in the laundry basket. She couldn't believe how easy it was for me to do the laundry. John
We have two units with us in one and a sister in law renting the other. Both units have three people. We have an automatic and the SIL a twin tub washing Philippines style, she uses about 50% more water a month than we do.
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The mother in law won't let her clothes be washed in our automatic and makes one of the daughters hand wash it because automatics don't wash properly and wears them out.

I guess you can take the girl from the mountains but you can't take the mountains from the girl.
There is no way I expect anyone, myself included to hand wash my jocks just so I get another 3 months life out of the garment. Hand washing is fine if you have no other choice, when I first met Ben he hand washed all of his clothes, work uniforms included never again he said because he has a choice now, before none.
On a brighter note I'm happy you finally sorted your washing machine Mark.

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Update on the washing machine, we tried to purchase an Electrolux 10 kilo inverter top loader and the appliance store said they'd give us the same discount if they could verify online and they did and then it came down to paying and it was going to be the full price because I was using my credit card, so I grabbed my ID, credit card and this form they had me fill out and walked out no use talking.

We tried a major chained appliance and came away with an LG 9 kilo top loader, inverter and so far it's really nice and my wife is happy, I added a two year warranty just in case. What a change from the manual washing machines.
Too late for you but maybe my 2 cents will help someone else.

LG- Good purchase! We have had an LG 11 kg toploader since 2012 and it has been great! No heater. I think when I remodel that area I will install a heater to service the washer, small CR and dirty kitchen sink. It also does not have a pump but someone had already setup an easy way for it to gravity drain.

My last set in the U.S. was a large LG washer and dryer. They were excellent!

Electrolux - Not impressed with the 6 kg dryer we had. Even if you only put a small load like 2-5 kilos in it, the drum would never tumble the clothes right and it took forever to dry. Like an hour +.

Washer dryer combo - What puzzles me on these is they are often like 10 kg wash and 6 kg dry. Possibly LG and Samsung 6 drying in these works a lot better than our 6 kg Electrolux. I sure hope so. However, even if they do, people who need to do a lot of washing and drying would have a hard time getting it all done in the rainy season. You have to wait an entire wash and dry cycle before the next load can start. With a family of 5 with 3 kids, that is not an option. If you do a 10 kg wash, do you have to remove 4 kg before the drying starts?

Whirlpool Dryer - I had been looking for a good deal on a full size dryer for a while when a neighbor was moving, and I was able to buy their big Whirlpool Electric for 10k. The best deal I have seen on a new one is at S&R for about 33K. S&R has Whirlpool Electric dryer and top load washer. For Gas, the brand is Maytag, but Maytag and Whirlpool are the same company now.

The big Whirlpool dryer kicks butt! It is rated by cubic feet, not kg, and is cavernous. Dries fast and a great tumble so clothes come out nice and fluffy. My wife line dries as much as possible, but here in Subic a dryer is a must for the rainy season. I noticed that after she got a real dryer, the Whirlpool, she was less resistant to using it, because it works so well.

Actually, right after I bought it, the door switch went out, and I found that I can most of the Whirlpool parts at a local electrical repair shop. They also do repairs and he has a separate shop where he sells refurbished American brand washers and dryers.

As for top loading vs. front loading washers. I did a lot of research on that in 2010 when I bought my LG top loader. The new fangled top loaders have a lot of new ways to wash clothes and the leading brands like LG are highly rated. I decide on the LG top loader as it is supposed to be more gentle on the clothes but does a great job!
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LG- Good purchase! We have had an LG 11 kg toploader since 2012 and it has been great! No heater. I think when I remodel that area I will install a heater to service the washer, small CR and dirty kitchen sink. It also does not have a pump but someone had already setup an easy way for it to gravity drain.

My last set in the U.S. was a large LG washer and dryer. They were excellent!

Electrolux - Not impressed with the 6 kg dryer we had. Even if you only put a small load like 2-5 kilos in it, the drum would never tumble the clothes right and it took forever to dry. Like an hour +.

Washer dryer combo - What puzzles me on these is they are often like 10 kg wash and 6 kg dry. Possibly LG and Samsung 6 drying in these works a lot better than our 6 kg Electrolux. I sure hope so. However, even if they do, people who need to do a lot of washing and drying would have a hard time getting it all done in the rainy season. You have to wait an entire wash and dry cycle before the next load can start. With a family of 5 with 3 kids, that is not an option. If you do a 10 kg wash, do you have to remove 4 kg before the drying starts?

Whirlpool Dryer - I had been looking for a good deal on a full size dryer for a while when a neighbor was moving, and I was able to buy their big Whirlpool Electric for 10k. The best deal I have seen on a new one is at S&R for about 33K. S&R has Whirlpool Electric dryer and top load washer. For Gas, the brand is Maytag, but Maytag and Whirlpool are the same company now.

The big Whirlpool dryer kicks butt! It is rated by cubic feet, not kg, and is cavernous. Dries fast and a great tumble so clothes come out nice and fluffy. My wife line dries as much as possible, but here in Subic a dryer is a must for the rainy season. I noticed that after she got a real dryer, the Whirlpool, she was less resistant to using it, because it works so well.

Actually, right after I bought it, the door switch went out, and I found that I can most of the Whirlpool parts at a local electrical repair shop. They also do repairs and he has a separate shop where he sells refurbished American brand washers and dryers.

As for top loading vs. front loading washers. I did a lot of research on that in 2010 when I bought my LG top loader. The new fangled top loaders have a lot of new ways to wash clothes and the leading brands like LG are highly rated. I decide on the LG top loader as it is supposed to be more gentle on the clothes but does a great job!
The reason the drying load is smaller than the wash is because the wash drum is smaller than a dryer drum so if you try to dry a full load there's no room to tumble. Also a 10kg machine can only wash 10kg under very limited circumstances. For instance my 8.5 kg Samsung will wash 8.5 kg cotton, 4kg synthetics, 2kg wool etc. Dry 6 kg cotton, 3kg synthetics etc.
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Could you put a water heater on the inlet line? Then set whatever temp you wanted...
Big "YES" to that idea !! This will work out fine.

To the others I just use cold water to save on my Electric Bill ,, clothes are clean ...
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One might do some research before using hot water in some of these machines. We are in part of the world where hot running water is not commonly available and not so sure that the components used in the manufacture of these units would be compatable with hot water. We recently(couple months ago) bought a new Whirlpool double tub (wash/dry) manual washing machine and I don't recall any mention of hot water use. The entire unit is plastic and I would be concerned about hot water causing some warping if it is not designed to handle the temperature. All that being said, we only use the cool water from our well anyway and so far it seems to do a decent job.

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One might do some research before using hot water in some of these machines. We are in part of the world where hot running water is not commonly available and not so sure that the components used in the manufacture of these units would be compatable with hot water. We recently(couple months ago) bought a new Whirlpool double tub (wash/dry) manual washing machine and I don't recall any mention of hot water use. The entire unit is plastic and I would be concerned about hot water causing some warping if it is not designed to handle the temperature. All that being said, we only use the cool water from our well anyway and so far it seems to do a decent job.

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Good point Fred, for twin tubs or the likes but I assume that if an automatic machine has a hot water connection it should be fine. We only use cold water from the well.
My ex wife used to use hot water in the washing machine (35 years ago) and went to cold water saying she couldn't tell the difference. I'm sure there are studies on this but I'm more than happy with cold water.

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Good point Fred, for twin tubs or the likes but I assume that if an automatic machine has a hot water connection it should be fine. We only use cold water from the well.
My ex wife used to use hot water in the washing machine (35 years ago) and went to cold water saying she couldn't tell the difference. I'm sure there are studies on this but I'm more than happy with cold water.

Cheers, Steve.
Yes, the automatic machines can withstand high temperatures. My LG front loader allows me to choose temperatures from cold water, 20C and increments up to 95C; plus a steam spray. Very economical on electric, water and cleans the clothes gentler than a top loader.
I bought my first front loader in the early 70's and always used hot water from the washers built in heater. Very satisfied. John

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