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Costs
Price ($) Expand to view more details.

Recommended retail price at time of testing.

$1049
$1999
$2149
$1449
$1649
$1699
$3999
$1399
$1699
$3799
$1319
$1869
$1749
Running costs ($) Expand to view more details.

This is an estimate of how much it will cost for water and electricity over 10 years if you wash the equivalent of one load every day using a normal cycle and do a drying cycle three times a week, based on 30 cents per kWh of electricity and $2 per 1000L for water. Some machines still draw power when the machine is connected to a power source but not in use, so switch off the machine at the power point when not in use. The running costs don't include detergent, which is the largest ongoing cost of running a washing machine.

Purchase price + running costs ($) ($) Expand to view more details.

Purchase price plus the running costs over 10 years. Running costs only take into account water and energy (which will inevitably rise), but does not take into account detergent which can cost as much as water or energy.

Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is made up of wash performance (70%) and drying performance (30%).

Drying performance (%) Expand to view more details.

The drying performance score is made up of energy efficiency (50%) and drying time (50%).

Wash performance (%) Expand to view more details.

The wash performance score is made up of dirt removal (40%), rinse performance (20%), gentleness (15%), water efficiency (15%) and spin efficiency (10%).

Dirt removal score (%) Expand to view more details.

The machine we use to measure this (a spectrophotometer) is more accurate than the human eye; differences of about 6% are visible.

Rinse performance score (%) Expand to view more details.

This is a measure of how well the machines keep the dirt suspended in the water rather than depositing it back on the clothes, and how well they rinse out the detergent. We add a marker chemical to the wash, and after the cycle is finished we take a sample of the water remaining in the clothes to determine the amount of chemical that's left - the less there is, the better the rinse.

Gentleness score (%) Expand to view more details.

To check for fabric wear, we attach swatches of easily frayed fabric to the garments in each load. The area of the swatch is measured before and after the wash - the less fraying, the gentler we assess the machine to be and the higher the score we give.

Water efficiency score (%) Expand to view more details.

Water flow meters are connected to each machine to measure water use. To compare efficiency between different-sized machines, we calculate the amount of water used per kilogram of the test load of washing. The lower the water consumption per kilogram of clothing, the higher the efficiency score.

Spin efficiency score (%) Expand to view more details.

The test load is weighed before and after each wash. The higher the score, the more water that's removed, which means the washing takes less time to dry. We use the maximum spin speed (some machines let you vary the speed).

Dryer energy efficiency (%) Expand to view more details.

We take a 3.5kg load of dry laundry, wet it to 90% saturation and measure how much time and energy it takes to dry it. The energy efficiency and drying time scores are based on the amount of energy and time used per kilogram of clothing.

Drying time (%) Expand to view more details.

If the dryer has a sensor to determine when the clothes are dry and automatically turns off, we use it, otherwise we test using the timer. The longer the drying time, the lower the score.

Total water used (L) Expand to view more details.

The total amount of water used during the entire program washer/dryer cycle.

Total energy used (kWh) Expand to view more details.

The amount of energy used during the entire washer/dryer program cycle we selected.

Cycle time (mins) Expand to view more details.

The total amount of time taken to complete the washer/dryer program cycle we selected - this can vary widely, up to six hours.

Noise (dBA) Expand to view more details.

The maximum noise level is recorded during the spin cycle and is measured one metre away from the machine and one metre above the ground. Typically, the noise level of these machines is similar to that of a normal conversation (about 65dB). It's not an absolute noise measurement - the acoustics of your home will determine exactly how a machine sounds in use - but it's a good comparative measure.

Washer brand reliability (%) Expand to view more details.

These are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not the particular model. In this case, we've used washer scores to give you a sense of the brand's reliability in this area.

Washer brand loyalty (%) Expand to view more details.

These are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not the particular model. In this case, we've used washer scores to give you a sense of the brand's loyalty in this area.

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

CHOICE recommends currently available washer dryer combos that score at least 70% overall, 80% for wash performance and 60% for drying performance.

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Comments
Good points
Bad points
Energy and water ratings
Energy label – wash program Expand to view more details.

The wash program stated on the energy label of the machine. Manufacturers tend to choose a program that uses the least power and water to attain the most stars possible, even though our findings are that many people won't use this program. Most people use a normal wash.

Cottons Eco, 40°C, 1400rpm
Cottons 60°C, Eco perfect, 1400rpm
Energy saver 40°C, 1400rpm
Energy saver 40°C, 1200rpm
Cottons, Wash 40°C,1400rpm,Eco program
Cottons, 40°C,1500rpm,soil level 3
Cotton, 40°C, intensive wash, rinse3, extra high spin, turbo clean program
Cotton Eco, 40°C, 1400rpm
Cotton Eco, 40°C, Spin1400rpm
Cottons, 40°C, wash program
Cotton 40°C, Intensive, 1400rpm
Cottons 40°C, Intensive, rinse 2, 1400rpm
Cotton, 40°C, Rinse 2, 1400rpm
Energy label – dry program Expand to view more details.

The dry program stated on the energy label of the machine. Manufacturers tend to choose a program that uses the least power and water to attain the most stars possible, even though our findings are that many people won't use this program.

Cotton, Dry:Extra dry,1400rpm
Intensive Dry, Cupboard
Cotton Dry, Dryness Extra Dry
Cotton dry,Dryness extra dry
Cottons dry,1400rpm,Eco dry program
High Heat, Extra Dry
Air Dry, Extra high spin
Normal Eco
Normal Eco
Cottons 60°C, Normal+ Program
Cotton Dry and spin
Cotton dry and Spin
Cotton Dry, spin 1400rpm
Energy label – washer energy (kwh/yr) Expand to view more details.

The energy use as stated on the label, based on 365 uses per year.

308
306
220
294
325
275
621
284
241
258
288
328
320
Energy label – dryer energy (kwh/yr) Expand to view more details.

The energy use on the label, based on 52 uses per year.

166
169
229
186
175
175
373
162
195
124
166
249
229
Energy – washer stars Expand to view more details.

Energy star rating based on a formula that incorporates the energy used per wash and the claimed capacity of the machine in kg.

4
4
4.5
4
4
4
4
4.5
5
4
4
4
4
Energy – dryer stars Expand to view more details.

Energy star rating based on a formula that incorporates the energy used per dry and the claimed capacity of the machine in kg.

2.5
3
3
2.5
3.5
3.5
2.5
4
4
4
2.5
2.5
3
Water label – wash water (L) Expand to view more details.

Manufacturers must declare how many litres of water are used per wash cycle of a dishwasher or washing machine, per drying cycle of a washer/dryer or condenser dryer, per minute for a tap, or per full and half flush for a toilet. A WELS water star rating is derived from this. The water use and the star rating are displayed on the product's WELS label.

77
69
86
64
61
68
164
77
86
64
65
73
73
Water label – dryer water (L) Expand to view more details.

Manufacturers must declare how many litres of water are used per wash cycle of a dishwasher or washing machine, per drying cycle of a washer/dryer or condenser dryer, per minute for a tap, or per full and half flush for a toilet. A WELS water star rating is derived from this. The water use and the star rating are displayed on the product's WELS label.

36
23
65
53
34
49
16
60
66
18
28
48
48
Water – washer stars Expand to view more details.

Manufacturers have to declare how many litres of water are used per wash cycle of a dishwasher or washing machine, per drying cycle of a washer/dryer or condenser dryer, per minute for a tap, or per full and half flush for a toilet. A WELS water star rating is derived from this. The water use and the star rating are displayed on the product's WELS label.

4
4.5
4.5
4.5
5
4
4
4.5
4.5
4
4.5
4
4.5
Water – dryer stars Expand to view more details.

Manufacturers must declare how many litres of water are used per wash cycle of a dishwasher or washing machine, per drying cycle of a washer/dryer or condenser dryer, per minute for a tap, or per full and half flush for a toilet. For most of these products, a WELS water star rating is derived from this information and displayed on the product's WELS label. However the dryer function of a washer/dryer, which also uses water in most cases, isn't required to have a star rating. Instead, only the litres of water used per load are displayed on the label.

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Features
Fast program Expand to view more details.

Designed for lightly soiled and/or small loads, a fast-wash option reduces the length of the selected program or is a faster cycle in itself. How fast is fast varies from machine to machine - as does the terminology. You might see it referred to as "fast", "quick", "rapid" or something else. Some machines also offer temperature variations in conjunction with faster washes. If this is a feature you're likely to use, be sure to clarify with sales staff how fast is fast - and what it's called.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Gentle or delicates program
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Auto-sensing water level Expand to view more details.

This can help you save water, energy and time by automatically adjusting the water level according to the load and/or fabric type. Some machines also adjust the washing action.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Out-of-balance correction Expand to view more details.

The machine automatically detects and redistributes an out-of-balance load, either by spinning slowly before the full spin cycle or by taking in more water. An imbalance usually happens when a single item (such as jeans or a towel) is put into the machine and the spin makes the machine bounce around from the weight being thrown about.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
not stated
not stated
Yes
Selectable spin speed Expand to view more details.

You can change the spin speed on some programs. A higher spin speed will result in drier clothes. Alternatively, you might want a lower speed for delicates or easily creased fabrics. The higher the spin speed, the more likely your clothes will be very stiff when they come out of the wash, requiring a quick shake or two to straighten them out a little before hanging.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Machine washable woollens
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Handwash only woollens Expand to view more details.

Some machines have an extra-gentle wash cycle for garments labelled as only suitable for handwashing - including woollens, silk and cashmere. The program uses different washing actions such as less water.

No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Extra rinse Expand to view more details.

An extra rinse feature can be useful if your wash hasn't removed all the detergent, leaving white marks behind. Some washers have it as an extra run added to the end of a program, or as a simple single run (rinse and spin) once the primary program is finished. Some can also either do a spray rinse only (water saving) or a deep rinse. If you have sensitive skin and find the detergent you use is causing a reaction, try changing or using less of your detergent, or adding an extra rinse.

No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lint filter Expand to view more details.

Many machines now have self-cleaning lint filter systems, while others use the traditional mesh trap in the wash drum that you have to clean manually. It's mostly top loaders that have lint filters - front loaders tend not to need them because they're gentler on clothes.

No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Delay time Expand to view more details.

'Delay time' or 'time delay' is a feature that lets you program the wash to start at a specific time in the future. Consumers who are on off-peak energy can take advantage of this feature.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Time remaining display Expand to view more details.

Time remaining display will give you a rough estimation of how long the load will take to wash. This can fluctuate wildly as some washers use sensors to detect how dirty your wash is, the type of load you've put in and how much you've put in to adjust the timing.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Add items after start Expand to view more details.

Most front loaders allow you to pause the wash in the first moments of pushing the start button, but after water gets to the door, its a no go unless you cancel the wash and start again.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Specifications
Type (washer / dryer) Expand to view more details.

This refers to the type of washing machine and dryer. In this case, all are front loader washers and condensor dryers.

Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Front / Condenser
Drying capacity (kg) Expand to view more details.

The claimed capacity of a washer/dryer. We find people rarely fill their washer with a full load, so base your decision on how heavy your common load is. Weigh it on your scales. Note that the dryer component is less than the washing capacity in all machines, from 50% up to 80% of the washer capacity.

4
4.5
6
4.5
5
5
9
5
6
4
4
6
6
Wash capacity (kg) Expand to view more details.

The claimed capacity of a washer/dryer. We find people rarely fill their washer with a full load, so base your decision on how heavy your common load is. Weigh it on your scales. Note that the dryer component is less than the washing capacity in all machines, from 50% up to 80% of the washer capacity.

7.5
8
10
7.5
8.5
7
16
9
10
7
7.5
8.5
8.5
Tested capacity (kg) Expand to view more details.

The weight of the washing load we used to test the machine, measured in kilograms. This shouldn't vary unless an extra run has been done on a lower claimed capacity machine.

3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
Program tested Expand to view more details.

We test on a normal, cold wash. When this doesn't exist on a machine, we use the closest approximation to a normal, cold wash. This is because member feedback tells us this is what you mostly use. Because of this selection, you'll sometimes see differences between what the energy and water labels say on the machine and our results. This is because manufacturers try to get as good an energy and water label as possible, because the more stars they have, the better the chance you'll buy their product. Unfortunately, often this means the program the manufacturer selects is not what you'll choose at home.

Cottons, Cold, 1400rpm
Cottons, Cold,Speed Eco Perfect deselected,1400rpm
Cottons, cold, 1400rpm, 2:35 to go
Cottons, Cold, 1200rpm
Cottons, cold, 1400rpm, 1:57 to go
Cottons, Cold, 1500rpm
Cotton, Cold, Medium wash, Rinse 2, High spin, Turbo clean
Cotton, Cold, 1400rpm
Cotton, Cold, 1400rpm
Cottons, Cold, 1600rpm, 2:35 to go
Cotton, Cold, 1400rpm
Cotton, cold, rinse 3, 1400rpm, standby
Cotton, Cold, 1400rpm, 2 rinses
Coldest wash for normal program Expand to view more details.

Since most Australians wash in cold water, we apply a small penalty in our overall score to models that can't do a proper cold wash (our water is at 20 degrees C) on their 'normal' cycle.

Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Tap connection Expand to view more details.

Some machines need both hot and cold water to operate; others can connect to cold water only and might need a special connector or sealing cap for the hot-water inlet. A machine with a heater (front loaders only) can be particularly useful if you connect to cold only, as it still gives you the option of a warm wash occasionally. Check the maximum temperature recommended for the hot-water inlet. Many manufacturers recommend a lower temperature than most hot-water systems deliver - particularly solar hot-water systems. You may need a tempering valve to reduce the temperature.

C only
C only
C only
C only
C only
C only
H & C
C only
C only
C only
C only
C only
H & C
Minimum water pressure (kPa) Expand to view more details.

Washers require a minimum water pressure for water to flow into the machine and function. Check your local water supplier for the water pressure to your house, as this will differ.

100
100
50
50
30
50
100
100
100
100
50
50
50
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C) Expand to view more details.

Where washers accept a hot water source, there can be a cap on how high the temperature can be before it affects the hose or internal mechanisms. Usually this can be regulated by your heater, or a tempering valve can be fixed to the inlet if your water temperature is higher than accepted.

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Maximum speed (rpm)
1400
1400
1400
1200
1400
1500
Extra high
1400
1400
1600
1400
1400
1400
Dimensions (cm, H x W x D) Expand to view more details.

The dimensions listed are the smallest dimensions in which the washer will fit according to the manufacturer.

84 x 60 x 59
85 x 60 x 59
85 x 60 x 66
85 x 60 x 58
85 x 60 x 65
85 x 60 x 58
134 x 70 x 84
85 x 60 x 56
85 x 60 x 56
85 x 60 x 65
85 x 60 x 60
85 x 60 x 87
85 x 60 x 60
Warranty (yrs) Expand to view more details.

Stated warranty of the machine - not the parts. You're still covered by the Australian Consumer Law regardless of the manufacturer warranty.

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Origin Expand to view more details.

Most models have a claimed origin somewhere on the model itself. This should be taken with a grain of salt, as it's rare that all the materials for a product came from the one country.

Turkey
China
Thailand
Thailand
not stated
China
Korea
China
China
Germany
China
China
China
Contact
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electrolux.com.au
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hooverappliances.com.au
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lg.com.au
lg.com.au
miele.com.au
samsung.com.au
samsung.com.au
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