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Old Mar 27th 2016, 10:08 pm
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FRONT every time.

Top loaders chew your clothes, even the newer models :-(

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Old Mar 27th 2016, 10:40 pm
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If you are thinking of bringing in new equipment from UK to NZ take note that NZ household electrics run on 10A radial feeds and not on the big 32A ring mains and 20A spurs of the UK. More modern NZ builds have increased the 10A supply but beware what you buy to bring
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Originally Posted by Gill and Rob View Post
FRONT every time.

Top loaders chew your clothes, even the newer models :-(

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Agree.
Front loader every time. :
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Originally Posted by MrsFychan View Post
if you are planning to buy in UK and bring with you what does it matter if its top or front loading?
I guess I wanted to ask people who can compare which one they woulld go for if they had a choice. Having only had front loaders all my life I can't do that objectively.



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have a look on sites like Noel Lemming and 100% Newbolds to get an idea of costs.
Sites like MrRental for rental cost whilst you wait for the container
Thank you MrsF - most helpful. And you're right about parts - I guess if we're buying brand new in this case we might as well buy in NZ so that we're covered in case anything does go wrong.
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Default Re: Washing machine - front or top loading?

Originally Posted by KOH2 View Post
I guess I wanted to ask people who can compare which one they woulld go for if they had a choice. Having only had front loaders all my life I can't do that objectively.





Thank you MrsF - most helpful. And you're right about parts - I guess if we're buying brand new in this case we might as well buy in NZ so that we're covered in case anything does go wrong.
I have had both. The washing cycles tend to be much quicker on the top loader and it is nice to be able to chuck something in after the wash has started. My curent front loader has a fifteen minute wash cycle for freshening things up, but all the other cycles are well over 90 minutes and the dry cycle is 2.5 hours.

But I would still pick a front loader because it washes the clothes better!

I would not buy to ship, if it is time to buy then wait until you get there.
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My husband swears by top loading washing machines. They are cold water feed and the cycle is much shorter.

About 40 minutes compared to the 3 hours or more that our old front loader took to achieve the same results using warm/hot water.

So that makes it cheaper all round i.e. less electricity used, less water used and less time used which is good when there's a lot of laundry to be done.

There's less metal fatigue as the drum is upright in a top loading washing machine.

In my opinion, the clothes don't come out any less tangled than they do from a front loading washing machine. Although I catch myself wondering if they come out drier or maybe the spin cycle is just better in this current model that we rent.

I can see the advantages of a top loading washing machine, however, laundry is no less of a chore !
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Newer front loaders you can use on cold water inlet only 👍🏼

But you can see everyone is a preference... And I'm sure each make has its differences too.
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Originally Posted by nikkijane88 View Post
Newer front loaders you can use on cold water inlet only 👍🏼
Good to know
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Default Re: Washing machine - front or top loading?

As an engineer I picked a top loader capable of cold wash as the weight loading's on the bearings of a front loader are excessive and result in front seal leakage whilst the top loaders simply rotate about a central axis with no downward load and noway for water leakage. Front loading machines were developed for under work top conditions to be installed in small kitchen spaces whilst here in NZ we have a separate laundry room for clothes washing. The top loading macines can cope very well with very heavy loads (blankets, duvets etc.)
Snapshot's post is spot on
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