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I spent 900 on a washing machine
Never thought I'd see the day I'd say that...
trillianjedi

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 9:37 pm on Aug 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

My girlfriend twisted my arm. Combination of "they do work better" and "I'll kill the neighbours cat and tell them you did it" seemed to sway me.

But I have to confess. It is an amazing machine.

I'm wearing a T-shirt I haven't worn for 3 years because I honestly thought nothing would ever clean it and it was only ever good for painting in.

Expensive washing machines rock! Even if Mrs TrillianJedi is going to have to live on beans on toast for the next month :)

Shhhh..... and it's so quiet!

 

benevolent001

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 2:52 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

just out of curosity...can this wash me too and make me smart :)

at times i require quick wash when am getting late from college

longen

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 4:51 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Does the manual say what chip is inside - at that price it should be a dual-core athlon.

benevolent001

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 4:54 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Expensive washing machines rock! Even if Mrs TrillianJedi is going to have to live on beans on toast for the next month

trillianjedi now ur task of washing clothese of whole family would be a easy

may be you can share it with ur neighbours wife too :)

jimbeetle

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 5:04 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Wow! First the girlfriend, then the Mrs., now the neighbors wife, too?

Sounds like TJ's going to be a bit busy.

benevolent001

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 5:16 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

offcourse TJ has to become busy as TJ money making machine adsense is working day and night and he has got lots and lots of free taking making beautiful things around him happy

:) ....just kidding

longen

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 5:37 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

True - he's money laundering those Adsense earnings.

stef25

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 5:37 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

i have enough problems figuring out javascript so im going to leave washing machines to my better half for the moment

rj87uk

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 5:41 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

He, he, he. WebmasterWorld currently #3 on G for [siemens iq].

He, He, He. I agree - Second here - UK.

benevolent001

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 5:50 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

lol
i too checked it
no 2 now
wait for while TJ and his machine wd be on no 1 :) along with...wife , girlfriend..neighbours wife..and offcourse dirty clothes and some washing powder

that 1119 machine also must be cool by the way...its on no 1 right now on google...may b with it neighbours and its neighbours wife too comes..

TJ...sir we r just having fun...i hope u wont mind all this...

willybfriendly

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 6:05 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

This thread is now on the homepage of WebmasterWorld. Is this a form of G-Bomb taking place?

WBF

benevolent001

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 6:23 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Now i doubt the capability of Google

cabowabo

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 6:29 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

My grandfather said it best ...

"Buy good stuff, it lasts longer."

Cabo

jtara

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 7:14 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

A few years ago, I got a General Electric front-loader. At about $500, it was one of the first affordable new-generation front-loaders in the U.S. And a darn good one for the price. Maytag pioneered the concept, with machines running in the $1000+ range initially.

But the GE was what I could fit in the little closet that had previous held one of those awful "compact" top-loaders with a tiny little dryer above it. For compact, stacked machines, the big unexpected bonus is that they can make a much larger dryer to stack on top of it. (Without the need to make room for opening the lid of a top-loading machine.) The larger the dryer drum, the less the wrinkling.

It does wash much better, and to boot the sheets don't get caught under the agitator (which, of course, it doesn't have) and rip. It can STILL be a bit dicey finding the special low-sudsing detergent, though.

Maytag has subsequently abandoned their goofy 15 degree tilt, and now makes straight front-loaders like everybody else. (The tilt was to make it easier to load - their engineers apparently skipped the "gravity" part of their high school physics, though...)

My grandparents had an old Bendix front-loader when I was a child. The old ones filled-up completely, and were prone to leaks. Those beasts are why the American market has been afraid of front-loaders all these years. (That, and a well-known "I Love Lucy" episode. :) ) My grandparents were SO happy when they replaced the Bendix with a "modern" top-loader!

Somebody finally figured-out that there's no need to fill the drum completely with water, and the process works better if the machine dips the clothes in and out of a small amount of water. It's amazing how long it sometimes takes for the obvious to become apparent.

Bondings

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 7:15 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebWashingTalk News and Discussion for the Cleaning Professional

Coming soon: 10 tips on how to G-Wash a Siemens to cleaning result #1

MisterT

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 11:09 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

we have shared machines in my building, and they pretty much suck. our HOA is locked into a contract with a crap company. i'm sure we could get out of it if we wanted to, but who wants to spend free time analyzing washing machine contracts? (not me)

rohitj

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 2:10 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

looking into getting a new one which is wifi enabled. was reading an article about that, be cool to get an email alert precisely when its done.

jtara

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 3:13 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

we have shared machines in my building, and they pretty much suck. our HOA is locked into a contract with a crap company. i'm sure we could get out of it if we wanted to, but who wants to spend free time analyzing washing machine contracts?

looking into getting a new one which is wifi enabled. was reading an article about that, be cool to get an email alert precisely when its done.

MisterT, meet rohitj. rohitj, meet MisterT...

percentages

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 7:23 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

>Hmmm, I guess Siemens in the UK is like Maytag in the US?

Well, If you meant top quality brand....then Yes!

However, they are not really comparable. First up, Siemens is German, and not British.

Second up, the Europeans know a lot more about washing than us in the USA!

The USA are kings of "Air Conditioning", but, lousy producers of TV's and Washing Machines. Personally I would add cars too!

My Mom has had her front loader (a crappy Phillips model) for over 25 years! Reliability isn't even an issue with lesser brands.

I would expect for Siemens to last much longer than a Maytag!

Here in the US we have tried several Maytag top loaders....none work as well as the Euro front loaders.

In the last few years the Euro market of machines have become easily available to the USA (sold at Circuit City....etc).....and that will make a huge difference.

Our next machine will be a Siemens front loader!

johnyfav

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 7:30 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Quite ironic really. I think it took me three months to get the old company I worked for in the top 5 for the model numbers.... I never had any luck with just the phrase siemens iq. And one post on WebmasterWorld and it's riding hide! Ha ha!

johnyfav

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 7:39 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Actually I just checked on the and they have no listing in the top 400 places for the model number....... I think they hired the wrong firm....

tictoc

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 9:05 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm wearing a T-shirt I haven't worn for 3 years because I honestly thought nothing would ever clean it and it was only ever good for painting in.

I want to know what detergent you are using...

trillianjedi

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 10:28 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I want to know what detergent you are using...

Regular non-bio (Ariel I think). Nothing fancy.

jtara

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Msg#: 3046190 posted 4:42 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)


I want to know what detergent you are using...

Regular non-bio (Ariel I think). Nothing fancy.

Keep in mind the differences between the U.S. and Europe. It's probably hard to find a non-suitable detergent for a front-loader in Europe.

In the U.S., we have primarly used top-loading machines. We also, in most cases, have untreated hard water. Most commonly-available detergents are VERY high-sudsing, and work well in a top-loading machine. You don't want to use this stuff in a front-loader!

I use Tide HE. But many of the "alternative", "earth friendly" detergents will work as well, as they also are low-sudsing. In that case, you have to read the box, and many of them haven't gotten around to touting their use for front-loaders, or obtaining the "certifications" from the washing machine makers.

What happens if you use the wrong detergent? Similar to - though not as bad as - using regular liquid diswashing detergent in your dishwasher.

I refer you to the previously-mentioned "I Love Lucy" episode...

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