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Old 22nd October 2012, 23:23   #3196
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Whirlpool top loader and no heater that does not gel, atleast 30% of their top loading range has built in heaters.

Whirlpool has launched a new line called "Bloom Wash" these too have built in heater and actually look like the current range of top loaders that they sell in the US.

http://www.whirlpoolindia.com/produc...px?SubCatID=37

In top loaders though Panasonic has some nice machines as does Hitachi.


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Now, we are looking for a new one and I actually narrowed it down to the new Samsung or LG direct drive front loading but my wife is more inclined towards Top loading as she thinks what is the use of investing ~ 40K when we can still buy a top loading for half the price and atleast take it lite when it conks off may be 4 years later or even sooner. Understand there are disadvantages like a bit inferior wash quality, no heater ( whirlpool is the only one we saw having it but not sure how effective it is...),etc but still it made me think. Any major concerns I should be thinking of with the top loading w/m ? Any latest ones which anyone thinks has better review...please advise. Thanks
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Old 23rd October 2012, 01:24   #3197
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Need some valuable input please - had an IFB 7 KG Digital washing machine and it conked off recently ( not that it was working perfectly fine earlier too ). It is just 4+ years old but we do not have any thought of fixing it as we have had enough of their service already - it is next to HELL with this washing machine.

Now, we are looking for a new one and I actually narrowed it down to the new Samsung or LG direct drive front loading but my wife is more inclined towards Top loading as she thinks what is the use of investing ~ 40K when we can still buy a top loading for half the price and atleast take it lite when it conks off may be 4 years later or even sooner. Understand there are disadvantages like a bit inferior wash quality, no heater ( whirlpool is the only one we saw having it but not sure how effective it is...),etc but still it made me think. Any major concerns I should be thinking of with the top loading w/m ? Any latest ones which anyone thinks has better review...please advise. Thanks
front loading are generally better as they tend to take less water, detergent and electricity per cycle. also in principle they are better because they make the clothes 'tumble', so you get an even wash. LG direct drive has had many good reviews and prompt service, so i guess it would be best. Also BOSCH has started selling w/m in India so you can check them out too.
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We have the same problem with my conventional fridge. What would be the diagnosis then?
In both cases, an air leak from the door due to whatever reason, would cause excess frost formation.
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Hi

We are planning to retire the old Godrej fridge and looking for a replacement in 400+ Ltr category, we have short listed 3 models, namely Whirlpool Proton , Whirlpool Neo IChill and Samsung. any feedback from existing users of Whirlpool and Samsung on the performance of these models and any known issues etc?

How is the overall service of these brands across NCR, Noida and Ghaziabad?
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I have an LG 44x litres since 2002. Excellent. No hassles. Neither with my 2xx litre LG since 1999.
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Old 26th October 2012, 16:24   #3201
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Where can we buy descaling powder for washing machine ?

It is available in supermarkets or in hardware stores ?

Also, what is the recommended interval for performing descaling (in terms of number of wash cycles) ? Our washing machine is not used on daily basis.

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I have always been in a hard water area. I have never descaled my washing machines.We use it at least three times a week. The longest time I have had one is in excess of eight years.
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My whirlpool top loading was acting up due to a sock being stick in its plumbing. The technician came over removed it and showed me the dirt built up in the tubes and housing of drum. Sold me a pack of 10 descaling sachets for 1600 and asked me to use 5 at one go to clear the dirt...
I didn't believe I needed 5, used 2 and added some vinegar and Clorox. Hopefully the washes will be cleaner and clothes more hygienic.
I used one for my Samsung front loader too and decided to do this once in 2-3 months for better hygiene.
We run minimum 2 cycles a day, sometimes 3.
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We are planning to retire the old Godrej fridge and looking for a replacement in 400+ Ltr category, we have short listed 3 models, namely Whirlpool Proton , Whirlpool Neo IChill and Samsung. any feedback from existing users of Whirlpool and Samsung on the performance of these models and any known issues etc?

How is the overall service of these brands across NCR, Noida and Ghaziabad?
Samsung is good for me. Got two 300+ liter models. One is about 17 years old and another about 7. No issues at all.
Service is great too. Couple of times needed to buy a veggie basket and general checkup etc and they were prompt and efficient.
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My whirlpool top loading was acting up due to a sock being stick in its plumbing. The technician came over removed it and showed me the dirt built up in the tubes and housing of drum. Sold me a pack of 10 descaling sachets for 1600 and asked me to use 5 at one go to clear the dirt...
I didn't believe I needed 5, used 2 and added some vinegar and Clorox.
Regarding these descaling sachets- never get it from these guys who service on behalf of authorised SC's- they make a killing by charging the MRP written over it. I had similar experience with IFB folks, those orange coloured sachets sold to me for 150 Rs, which by the way is the MRP written on it. I got the exact same product sold at a shop selling related products for Rs 60!!! Ever since a a year or 2, I am just getting from them.(in Chennai I am referring to a shop in Pondy Bazaar, about 50 m west of Rathna Fan House in the same bye lane).
Yes, you should be fine with 2 packets per use-- recommending 5 has gone too far huh!
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Guys need some help, our old well 10 years to be exact Whirlpool washing mach conked off last week. Now this machine was a fighter although not used extensively perhaps 2 times a week, maid does on daily basis, but during home renovation this machine took the worst beating ever and came back a winner and still gave us two solid years after that.

Now mom wants to go for IFB front loader it is the Elite variant or the Whirlpool 360 Bloom variant but while looking at washing machines also came across Bosch and Siemens and Panasonic, how are their products and service. Whirlpool has decent service this we have experienced but dont really know about IFB.

My question then should we stick to the Whirlpool or perhaps try the IFB or also look at the offerings from BOSCH/Siemens/Panasonic. Max Budget is 40,000. Should last at least 5-6 years. Thanks
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Guys need some help, our old well 10 years to be exact Whirlpool washing mach conked off last week. Now this machine was a fighter although not used extensively perhaps 2 times a week, maid does on daily basis, but during home renovation this machine took the worst beating ever and came back a winner and still gave us two solid years after that.

Now mom wants to go for IFB front loader it is the Elite variant or the Whirlpool 360 Bloom variant but while looking at washing machines also came across Bosch and Siemens and Panasonic, how are their products and service. Whirlpool has decent service this we have experienced but dont really know about IFB.

My question then should we stick to the Whirlpool or perhaps try the IFB or also look at the offerings from BOSCH/Siemens/Panasonic. Max Budget is 40,000. Should last at least 5-6 years. Thanks
Go for Bosch/Siemens. Both are technologically advanced and have proven reliability in Germany. Although i feel Bosch has a upper hand in the aesthetics part!
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eq24; Do not touch IFB even with the proverbial barge pole.
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Go for Bosch/Siemens. Both are technologically advanced and have proven reliability in Germany. Although i feel Bosch has a upper hand in the aesthetics part!
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eq24; Do not touch IFB even with the proverbial barge pole.
Thanks guys will be going tomorrow to see the products on offer from Siemens/Bosch/Panasonic.

Really is IFB that bad?, they feel very premium though and have heard lot of hype about them, I guess they are the Skoda then of the washing machine world.
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We are planning to retire the old Godrej fridge and looking for a replacement in 400+ Ltr category, we have short listed 3 models, namely Whirlpool Proton , Whirlpool Neo IChill and Samsung. any feedback from existing users of Whirlpool and Samsung on the performance of these models and any known issues etc?
We bought a samsung RT41LSPN this summer to support our ageing godrej.
its only been in service about six months but has been giving good service.


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Thanks guys will be going tomorrow to see the products on offer from Siemens/Bosch/Panasonic.

Really is IFB that bad?, they feel very premium though and have heard lot of hype about them, I guess they are the Skoda then of the washing machine world.
IFB is not just that bad they are worse!! as sgiitk said dont even touch it with newton's (or whichever scientist that was) pole.

Bosch and siemens should both be very good options.
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