sueoc

Using Washing Machines here.

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    Hiya,

    I mentioned to Aussie work colleagues that my washing machine is giving our clothes and bedding etc a hard time.Good quality dark materials are fading,or streaking,also leaving inground fluff in the material.The machine is only 12 months old,a front loader and has no lint filter,but works well except for this.Anyway the Aussies i have spoken to about this say they wash on Cold Cycle and only put half a cup of powder in as it's too concentrated .Any advice please,thanks.:)

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    Guest me123

    ha!!! the whole washing business here i find is a bloody nightmare...i bought a simpson top loader when we first arrived and it has been the worst thing ever...even my aussie friend who has the exact same machine agrees it's shocking how crap it is...powder dont dissolve ,so tried mixing with a bit of water..no good..tried liquid..ok...but we are all allergic to bio products so can only use omo sensitive (only two choices here)and smells of nothing...washing machine has damaged quite a number of items(spun to death)..and the FLUFF ...it takes me ages to wash/dry/iron/de-fluff...it is a very long winded process ..but i feel better for moaning..so thanks for reading...:notworthy:

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    We brought a wirlpool front loader 18 months ago and never had any problems.

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    Yes, I do the same as the Aussies, but always did in the UK. I have a older front loader, Hoover.

    I only put in half the recommended quanity of washing powder and usually set the water temp to 30, which is essentially cold. May be if I have a very dirty greasy, wash I may increase it to 40. I don't overload the machine though, which several in my family do. I stick to the recommended loads. I am really fussy about my washing as I hate ironing and have always had much better results doing this than any other way. I could not have a toploader in the house. You spend too much time removing fluff.

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    Guest MrsHills

    Hmm I have a top loader, dont get any fluff, although I do put white vinegar in the bit where the comfort is supposed to go...perhaps that does the trick!

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    I have a whirlpool front loader use half powder and wash everything on 30 just like i did in the Uk, no problems at all yet.

     

    I was told many many years ago by a washing machiene engineer that the number 1 cause of breakdowns is over use of powder. Learnt my lesson then.

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    Guest Nick11

    We've got a whirlpool front loader. Only problem we have with it ..kids leaving pencils etc in pockets and the pipes getting blocked. Lost count of the times hubby has had to fix it.

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    Guest Guest75

    I don't have a problem - I just give Mrs Tyke my washing.:biglaugh:

     

    (Tyke ducks for cover)

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    Guest Nomoreengland

    Are you guys bored? A debate about washing machines????

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    Guest Guest75
    If you still lived in England would you really be having a debate on a forum about washing machines - you must be really bored.

     

     

    :biglaugh: @ NME ,we do discuss all sorts of stuff in here at times.

     

    No different to the UK though, I pop my head into a UK Usenet group that is just the same,trolls and all!:biglaugh:

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    :biglaugh: @ NME ,we do discuss all sorts of stuff in here at times.

     

    No different to the UK though, I pop my head into a UK Usenet group that is just the same,trolls and all!:biglaugh:

    Wow!That IS funny!:)

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    Guest Guest75
    Wow!That IS funny!:)

     

    Why thank you Susan,you are too kind :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

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    If its the one thing I ensure we bring over, its our front loading washing machine. I don't like the top loaders they have their. Plus most of the soap powders seem to cause my husband's skin to have a reaction. I do often wash at 30C anyways, but some on 40.

     

    I know front loaders are more expensive to buy in Aus so if our one is getting on a bit by the time we move we'll invest in a new one before leaving.

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    If its the one thing I ensure we bring over, its our front loading washing machine. I don't like the top loaders they have their. Plus most of the soap powders seem to cause my husband's skin to have a reaction. I do often wash at 30C anyways, but some on 40.

     

    I know front loaders are more expensive to buy in Aus so if our one is getting on a bit by the time we move we'll invest in a new one before leaving.

     

    There is not much difference in price now they are popular now when we came over they were hard to get and expensive but not any more

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