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Old 6th June 2014, 14:19   #4396
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I want to transport a washing machine in a car for over 3 hours. The machine is nothing sophisticated; just the twin tub model.

Possible? If so, any precaution to be taken?
I recollect a couple of large pins/screws which I had received with my 7 year old front loading IFB which the installer had said was for securing the drum during transport.

However, I lost the things and have since moved house twice without any issues!

Essentially, you need to drain every component of the washing machine very very well - also take out and wash the fluff filter/strainer so that there is no clean/dirty water lurking anywhere.
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Old 7th June 2014, 10:03   #4398
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Dear all,

How are the reviews on Panasonic Washing Machines? We are considering a top loading automatic machine. Main attractions:

1. 7Kg model is cheaper than other brands' 6.5Kg models.

2. Claims minimum water use

3. Claims minimum electricity consumption
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I recollect a couple of large pins/screws which I had received with my 7 year old front loading IFB which the installer had said was for securing the drum during transport.

However, I lost the things and have since moved house twice without any issues!

Essentially, you need to drain every component of the washing machine very very well - also take out and wash the fluff filter/strainer so that there is no clean/dirty water lurking anywhere.
Those are called transit bolts. There are a couple of them. They secure the drum to the chassis to eliminate the movement during transit of machines and you MUST put them on before transporting. Once, I transported the machine while changing homes without paying attention to it and it damaged the motor. This is because the suspension allows the motor spindle to hit the chassis without the bolts in a front/back movement which happens while transporting. This movement is not there during the washing cycle.

However, I don't think that there is any such measure to be taken for twin tub semi-automatic machines.
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How are the reviews on Panasonic Washing Machines? We are considering a top loading automatic machine. Main attractions:



1. 7Kg model is cheaper than other brands' 6.5Kg models.



2. Claims minimum water use



3. Claims minimum electricity consumption

Panasonic is one of the oldest in the game, all Japanese manufacturers mostly make only top loading, top loading is no more inferior to front loading, GO for it


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Can somebody please recommend me a Good top loading fully automatic washing machine below 20K, I have been using a Samsung one which I bought for 15K a couple of years back,but of late it has been conking off so I'm thinking of replacing it. Two brands I'd like to stay away are Samsung and IFB so now whats my choice?


Secondly is buying from Snapdeal smarter specially incase of bulky stuff like A washing machine? Do companies provide support properly when you buy from Online stores?
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Can somebody please recommend me a Good top loading fully automatic washing machine below 20K, I have been using a Samsung one which I bought for 15K a couple of years back,but of late it has been conking off so I'm thinking of replacing it. Two brands I'd like to stay away are Samsung and IFB so now whats my choice?


Secondly is buying from Snapdeal smarter specially incase of bulky stuff like A washing machine? Do companies provide support properly when you buy from Online stores?
Hi, you could try the LG series for a change. I have moved from a Samsung top loading machine to a LG and am happy with the performance. Personally, I would not buy my electronics from an online store if I had a choice. Easier to check the features and compare products in a store physically. Gives you the touch and feel of a product.
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Choose between Whirlpool & Panasonic.

Better buy from a physical store, no point in taking a chance with warranty on an appliance that you would use on a daily basis.

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Can somebody please recommend me a Good top loading fully automatic washing machine below 20K, .......... Two brands I'd like to stay away are Samsung and IFB so now whats my choice?
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Earlier there was discussion on LG warranty and AMC.
Today, I called LG to ask about extended warranty or AMC. I was told that for top-loading fully automatic washing machine, the default warranty is 2 years. I can get extended warranty or AMC (I am mixing the two terms since I think they mean the same for LG) for upto 5 years of the product's life.
I have to pay Rs. 1200 for extending it by one year.
But for now, I have one more year of default warranty. The warranty does not cover any breakages etc, but it does cover repairs in general (so labour is included, but parts may not be free if they need to be replaced).
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.... Japanese manufacturers mostly make only top loading, top loading is no more inferior to front loading, GO for it
Globally, US is Top Loading territory, Japan Twin-tub, and Europe front loading. After the Lassi maker days (late 1970's) we have always used Front Loaders, IFB, Zanussi (in the UK), IFB, LG, LG (Inverter, Direct Drive).
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Folks: I am in the market for a new electric chimney. Done some bit of online research and rounds of showrooms of various brands.

What we (me & wifey) know for sure is:

1. We want baffle filters - this rules out Gilma and Kaff.
2. No auto-clean required - this rules out Kutchina.
3. We want suction capacity of at least 1,000 cu. m/hr.
4. Touch screen panels not required.

Among the brands we checked out, this leaves Faber, Glen and Elica.

Any recommendations among the above 3? Or any other brand (Hindware/Green chef/ etc.)?

My main concerns lie with After Sales Service (specifically in Bangalore, where I live) and quality of the product.

Thanks in advance,
Arya

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Folks: I am in the market for a new electric chimney. Done some bit of online research and rounds of showrooms of various brands.

What we (me & wifey) know for sure is:

1. We want baffle filters - this rules out Gilma and Kaff.

What is the difference between baffle and wire mesh filter, we bought kaff wire mesh 2yrs back and is working fine, except for cleaning wire mesh periodically is quite messy and painful, we are not using any charcoal filter on top of it, as it reduces the suction effectiveness and charcoal is also expensive




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Faber baffle filter is good enough. Comes with "lifetime" warranty too (or did so 5 years back). God knows what that means, though at our current acco, its a mesh filter which is fine as well.

These things are simple things - use one with buttons etc. Don't invest in touchscreens etc which may not work a few years later.
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What is the difference between baffle and wire mesh filter, we bought kaff wire mesh 2yrs back and is working fine, except for cleaning wire mesh periodically is quite messy and painful, we are not using any charcoal filter on top of it, as it reduces the suction effectiveness and charcoal is also expensive
Cleaning is the biggest grouse against mesh filters. Some of the differences are cited in this link -

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load...031361024.html

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Faber baffle filter is good enough. Comes with "lifetime" warranty too (or did so 5 years back). God knows what that means, though at our current acco, its a mesh filter which is fine as well.

These things are simple things - use one with buttons etc. Don't invest in touchscreens etc which may not work a few years later.
Thanks phamilyman. Faber it is then. I need to check out the lifetime warranty part though. As you rightly said, not sure what this really means.
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Cleaning is the biggest grouse against mesh filters. Some of the differences are cited in this link -

[url]http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/appl/msg031031361024.html[/.

Thanks Dear, very informative read but 2 years too late, so at best we have to live with frequent cleaning, which though the maids are now expert in



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