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Washing Machine Buying Guide and Top Models/Brands in India in 2017

By on September 27, 2017

These days when we go out in the market to buy any appliance, we are loaded with options. Finding the right one that fits our need and is also efficient may be challenging. Washing machines are no different. We at Bijli Bachao got several messages in the past from readers asking for ideas on buying a washing machine and this was a long pending item we had in our mind to write about. The intent of this article is to be a “buying guide” for washing machines, that can help you understand various technologies available in market, and understand which is more energy efficient. We have also listed some of the top models from various brands available in the market.


In this post we will try to provide you some tips to buy a new Washing Machine. But before that, we will provide you the information that you came here to look for: The Top Brands and Top Models in Washing Machine. For the Buying Guide, click: here.

Best Washing Machine Brands in India

These are the most popular brands for washing machines in India. Brands like Bosch/Siemens are quite popular for their front loading washing machines. Among the Indian brands, IFB leads the pack by giving tough competition to international brands, while Godrej and Onida have good models in case someone has a tight budget.

If you are looking for reviews of various brands, you can check our brand review section over here: Link. Or you can click on the specific brand name mentioned above.

Best Washing Machine Models in India

Here are a few handpicked models:

For  more choices, check the lists below.

Based on our data collection of various brands on washing machines we have compiled a list of top models of washing machines available in India. This list is based on our perception of various brands, user reviews and technology.

Best Front Loading Washing Machines in India

  • IFB - Senator Aqua SX 8Kg
    • 8.000 kgs
  • IFB - Senorita Aqua SX 6.5 Kg
    • 6.500 kgs
  • Bosch - WAK24168IN
    • 7.000 kgs
  • IFB - Senorita Aqua VX 6.5 Kg
    • 6.500 kgs
  • Bosch - WAK20160IN
    • 7.000 kgs
  • IFB - Elena Aqua SX 6Kg
    • 6.000 kgs
  • LG - FH0B8NDL22
    • 6.000 kgs
  • IFB - Eva Aqua VX 6Kg
    • 6.000 kgs
  • IFB - Diva Aqua VX 6Kg
    • 6.000 kgs
  • Onida - W60FSP1WH
    • 6.000 kgs

Best Top Loading Washing Machines in India

  • IFB - TL- SDG 7.0 KG Aqua
    • 7.000 kgs
  • IFB - TL- RDW 6.5 KG Aqua
    • 6.500 kgs
  • LG - T72CMG22P
    • 6.200 kgs
  • Whirlpool - Whitemagic Premier
    • 6.500 kgs
  • LG - T7270TDDL
    • 6.200 kgs
  • LG - T7208TDDLZ
    • 6.200 kgs
  • Onida - WO62TSPLDD1-ALR
    • 6.200 kgs
  • Samsung - WA62H4100HD/TL
    • 6.200 kgs
  • Onida - WO60TSPLN1-AGY
    • 5.800 kgs
  • Onida - WS65WLP2BG
    • 6.500 kgs

Best Semi Automatic Washing Machines in India

  • LG - P9032R3SM
    • 8.000 kgs
  • LG - P8539R3SM
    • 7.500 kgs
  • LG - P8239R3SA
    • 7.200 kgs
  • Whirlpool - Ace 8.0 Supersoak
    • 8.000 kgs
  • LG - P7556R3FA
    • 6.500 kgs
  • Onida - S68SCOGF
    • 6.800 kgs
  • LG - P7550R3FA
    • 6.500 kgs
  • LG - P7258N1FA
    • 6.200 kgs
  • Whirlpool - Superb Atom 60i
    • 6.000 kgs
  • Electrolux - ES62LUMR
    • 6.200 kgs

Buying Guide:

Fully Automatic vs Semi Automatic Washing Machines

Whenever a word “Automatic” is associated with a washing machine, it means that the machine not only washes the cloths but also extracts most water out of it after washing. The main difference between a Fully Automatic and Semi Automatic washing machine is that in fully automatic washing machine, all the process from washing to spinning happen on their own through an automated program, whereas in semi automatic, one has to move cloths from one operation to another manually. Having said that, because both the machines have similar operations, from energy point of view neither option offers great benefit over the other.

Front Load vs Top Load Washing Machines

The choice between the two truly depends on how you use a washing machine. Most international sources (such as this: link) would suggest that front loading washing machines are the most efficient in using: water as well as energy. But Indian sources (like this: link) would suggest that top loading washing machines as well as semi automatic machines are more efficient than front loaders. Now there is truth in both because of the way washing is done in different countries.

There is no doubt that front loaders save water. A top loading washing machine needs more water because when cloths are dry they are lighter than water and thus more water is required to soak and drown all the clothes in it. Whereas a front load washing machine work with a tumbling action (just like rolling a tank on the floor), which makes sure that the cloths need lesser water to soak. But front loaders have longer cycles as compared to top loaders.

In most countries people use a hot water cycle to clean cloths, and also use dryers to dry the cloths. As a front loader uses less water, there is significant energy or electricity saving as much less water is heated. Also front loaders dry up the cloths to a significantly higher degree (as less water is used), the dryer cycles are much shorter, thus saving electricity on drying cloths. In case your usage of washing machine is like this, then you would save electricity on using front-loading washing machine.

In India, most people use cold water for washing, even in washing machines. In such case the electricity is not used for heating water. Most people also do not use dryers and thus saving on dryers is also not achieved. And as front loaders have more cycles, the consumption of electricity is more than top loaders as well as semi automatic washing machines.

Inverter Technology in Washing Machines

Inverter technology has been revolutionary in saving electricity in most appliances that have a motor. The benefit of this technology is that it makes the machine run at a speed which is optimum based on the load on the machine. A conventional washing machine has a motor that is designed for a fixed load and operates most efficiently when run at the optimum load. But a washing machine with inverter technology allows the motor to operate at a speed that is optimum for the load in the washing machine.

A washing machine with inverter technology has sensors that detect the loading of the washing machine. Based on the load, the electronic circuit determines the optimum speed at which the motor should be run to optimize electricity use. To have variable speeds the washing machines have a VFD or Brushless DC motors that allows optimum use of electricity at variable speeds.

So if you use washing machine with different load sizes on a regular basis, a washing machine with inverter technology can help.

Direct Drive Technology in Washing Machines

To understand this technology it is better to first see the video below:

In this technology a lot of moving parts like gears and belts that are used with a conventional motor are removed. This ensures that the energy lost in friction in running a gearbox, etc is reduced. Thereby saving electricity. Although these motors can be a bit bulkier than conventional motors, but their efficiency is higher and they also produce less noise and have better life. So a machine with Direct Drive can certainly save on electricity.

These days some manufacturers have washing machines that have both Inverter as well as Direct Drive technology which can provide dual benefit if your load sizes vary. Having said that, electricity consumption of a washing machine per load is less than 1 unit (or 1 kWH) for a typical residential use. The cost benefit of the latest technologies will depend on your usage of washing machines and the price differential of different models. In our next post on washing machines, we will try to include a market research on various models of washing machines available in India and their electricity consumption.

Note: If you have a washing machine equipped with a heater, please try to keep the water temperature as close to room temperature as possible. Water heating can significantly increase electricity consumption of a washing machine.

Source of Information

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_drive_mechanism

Energy Saver’s Blog: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/roofus/washing_machine.html

Tufts University Link: http://sustainability.tufts.edu/frontloading-washing-machines/


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1

Dear abhi,
I want to buy a washing machine..I'm getting confusing between TL and FL..
I'm staying in 2nd floor out of 2 floors house for rental..Hope you can identify water pressure too..
I want to buy a washing machine for max 4 members..Now we are 2 adults and 1year baby only..Sometimes 1 person (guest) may join additionally..
I need a good washing machine..I've little water problem and electricity problem too bcz while summer I've water shortage and I'm paying ₹7/unit to my owner..I may will go other house anytime if I get extreme water problem..

Please give a nice option however you gave for inverter..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vijay,

FLs are better in washing as compared to TL. They use less water as well. But FLs consume slightly more electricity as compared to TLs. As for water pressure, there are models that can handle low water pressure as well. A 6.5-7 kg washing machine would be good enough for your needs. What is your budget for this washing machine? Models with inverter technology consume less electricity. LG, Samsung, Whirlpool have models with inverter technology.

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Thank you abhi..My budget max 25k..

1) You said it'll little difference for electricity bill between TL and FL..If i won't use heater then we may won't get that little difference..Is it right?

2) which is suitable for me between FL LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22 model or 6.2kg/6.5kg TL (IFB/LG)/model for my requirements? My wife is house wife so she won't use washing machine for her dresses.. Weekly I'll put bedsheets and pillow covers..My baby just 3months old only so please tell which is suitable between those things?
I've to think for all i.e water, electricity bill and especially machine life..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vijay,

I think LG Front Load washing machine with inverter technology would be the best option for you. It will be water saving as well as energy saving. You can go for LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22 .... I think it will be a good choice.

5

Dear abhi..
You answered for my 2nd question only..I asked another question..If we won't use heater in front load then power consumption may be equal to top load..Is it ri8 or wrong?

You told LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22..Does it satisfy for my all requirements? I'm asking for bed sheets and pillow covers washing while weekends..How many clothes may can wash with this LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22? Does front load 6kg and top load 6kg are equal for washing clothes or top load will wash more while equal kg weight?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vijay,

Heater has significantly high power consumption. Even without a heater, front loaders have slightly higher power consumption. A top loader may consume 0.3-0.4 unit per cycle, while a front loader (one with inverter technology) would consume about 0.5 units. But if you use heater, then it will add 1 unit so it would consume 1.5 units of electricity.

A 6 kg washing machine can take 6 kg load of cloths. All depends on the number of bedsheets and pillow covers you want to wash. Kg mentioned for any washing machin is the kg load of cloths that it can wash. It is same for front load and top load machines. You had mentioned energy saver, water saver and something that can handle bed sheets and pillow covers, so the LG machine can satisfy all that you need. If you feel that you want to wash more bedsheet and pillow covers, then you can get a bigger machine. A bed sheet is typically about 2 kgs and add about 0.5 kg for pillow covers.

7

Hi abhi..
What is the main reasons to choose LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22 instead of LG T7269NDDL / IFB TL-RDW Aqua / IFB diva Aqua VX / Haier HWM 60-10 / LG T72CMG22P / LG 6.2KG T7208TDDLM?

8

Thank you dear abhi..
I've some doubts..

1) Does LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22 is suitable for bore water?

2)What is the difference between LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22 and LG 6kg FH0H3NDNL02?

3) Which will save power and water in IFB/LG/Bosch? I need a better life too..

4) Does KG weight depends on clothes weight or any other thing?

9

Hello sir,
I'm planning to buy a Top Loading fully automatic washing machine.
after reading your article and some google search I select a LG T7269NDDL machine.
LG is giving 2 year warranty on it and 10 year warranty on motor.
please give your feedback

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Sharma,

LG T7269NDDL is a very good model with Inverter technology, Turbo Drum and Smart Motion technology. In general LG washing machines use good and advanced technology and are highly rated by users. The feedback on this machine is also quite good. You can certainly go for it.

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Hello Sir,
family of 5
how many kg's is good
technology... inventor, direct drive, etc.
confused between from and top load... front load needs less water and consume less energy to dry... but top load is easy to use... considering my mother is in late 60s and will use time-to-time top load will be of help
please suggest models... early reply will help me take advantage of diwali offers

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can go for a 6.5-7 kg washing machine. That should be good enough for a family of 5. If your mother will be operating the machine, then you better go for top load. You can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
IFBTL- RDW 6.5 KG Aquahttp://amzn.to/2kQCbhIhttp://fkrt.it/mKSqL!NNNN
WhirlpoolWhitemagic Premierhttp://amzn.to/2xIMWbShttp://fkrt.it/S7gHpTuuuN
IFBTL- SDG 7.0 KG Aquahttp://amzn.to/2gdLymIhttp://fkrt.it/SMUsgTuuuN
LGT8067NEDLHhttp://amzn.to/2gHE6Rghttp://fkrt.it/Snj1UTuuuN
LGT7569NDDLhttp://amzn.to/2gH5uyShttp://fkrt.it/SWQCUTuuuN

The 3 models on top are old, good and highly popular models (tried and tested). But if you want one with inverter technology, then the models from LG (the bottom two) are new and quite good with promising technology.

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Hi Abhishek,
Earlier I have contacted you for LED tv and purchased the Sony 43 Inch based on your inputs.Now Planning to buy a washing machine of 6KG . I am in confusion that whether should I buy a belt drive or direct drive.
Could you please advise me on this.

Regards,
Manohar

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Manohar,

Direct Drive machines have lesser moving parts and thus less wear and tear. They are also more energy efficient. I am personally a big proponent of inverter technology (in any kind of appliance) and direct drive models have inverter technology. So I would support the use of direct drive. But then other than the drive, there are multiple other things to consider while buying. What is your budget for this washing machine?

15

Hi Abhishek,
Thanks for the reply.
We are just 3 people so 6 KG would be suffice for us,I am looking for front load fully automatic.
My budget is around 25000/-.
Last week I have visited couple of stores and they confused me, some are saying direct drive is not advisable as the repair cost is very high better go for a belt drive as the belt cost is not more than 800/- where as in direct drive there would be one support rod in between motor and drum if that has an issue then it will cost 10,000/- to repair.So I got a dilemma which one should I buy whether belt drive or direct drive.
Please advise me one good washing machine.

Regards,
Manohar

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Manohar,

Direct Drive is a new technology and thus repair will be expensive. But the point is, how many times does it need repair? The technology is such that it should have less wear and tear and thus less breakage. In fact most new electric vehicles even those from tesla are coming up with this technology because it is energy efficient and less prone to wear and tear. You can check advantages of Direct Drive here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_drive_mechanism#Advantages

So the likelihood of failure of direct drive is much less. Although because it is a new technology, in case of failure the repair cost is high. With time and more acceptance, that should also come down.

You can look at these:

IFB Diva Aqua VX 6Kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/eI09J!NNNN )
LG FH0B8NDL22 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2yVDlei , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5aMT!TuuuN )
IFB Eva Aqua VX 6Kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5UTIoTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2y5rxcB )
Bosch WAB16060IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2kA3DQK , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5FyBvTuuuN )
Bosch WAB16161IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wKa0CI , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/emNyV!NNNN )

17

hey I want to buy washing machine currently living in the town & having family of 4 adults, washing capacity:6.5kg to 7.2kg ,must between the price range of 18000 to 24000 fully automatic & i cant able to choose between LG/SAMSUNG/whirlpool/IFB SO whether I would go for (TL OR FL) with inbuilt inverter feature

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shid,

Inverter technology is available only in LG/Sasmung and Whirlpool brands. In Samsung and Whirlpool it is only in FLs and they are expensive machines. In LG you can get the latest Top Loaders with inverter technology in your budget. You can look at these 6.5 kg top loaders:

BrandModelAmazon Link
LGT7569NDDLhttp://amzn.to/2xUTjWG
LGT7567NEDLRhttp://amzn.to/2yqIdf1
LGT7567NEDLHhttp://amzn.to/2fTh0tY

These are new models, so there is not much user feedback. But technology in these washing machines is quite good.

19

Hiiii
I want to buy a fully automatic top load washine machine of 6-7 kg. Kindly prefer which machine should i buy.

20
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
IFBSenorita Aqua SX 6.5 Kghttp://amzn.to/2yuFFZlhttp://fkrt.it/BwMe0TuuuN
IFBSenorita Aqua VX 6.5 Kghttp://amzn.to/2yuVvTRhttp://fkrt.it/wNO26!NNNN
BoschWAK20160INhttp://amzn.to/2fBlHrWhttp://fkrt.it/Bu15qTuuuN
BoschWAK24168INhttp://amzn.to/2ftYTH1http://fkrt.it/BwBHYTuuuN
LGFH0B8NDL22http://amzn.to/2yuSfbchttp://fkrt.it/VNa0gTuuuN
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Hello guys! Very informative post. Thanks for it.
I am in search for a front loader.
I had confusion b/w lg & Samsung (ifb service reviews are not good, only 4yr warranty.bosch was not available in my area)
But lg takes minimum 30mins for a quick wash. So I zeroed down to *Samsung (this model https://www.amazon.in/Samsung-Fully-Automatic-Loading-WW60M206LMW-TL/dp/B0727RS3Z9)
Can you please tell me if it's a good choice* ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

LG and Samsung have very similar brand profile. The difference in their products in the same segment would not be much. You can certainly go for the Samsung model.

23

Hi Abhishek,
Its quite a hectic task nowadays to find good reviews and compares in online medium for purchasing any electronic items. Kudos to you for making it so simple for consumers like us who tends to buy new appliances. From last few days i'm very confused on buying a washing machine, your article has somewhat answered my queries. I want to buy a Top loading Fully automatic washing machine size of 6.5 under the budget of 18-19K. Quite confused with the number of brands available in the market. Few of my neighbors have bought IFB brand for the same and they say its good. The same has been mentioned in various reviews sites too. Few of my friends said that you can look for LG or SAMSUNG too. I am very much puzzled between IFB or LG (u can add Samsung too). Can you give your final recommendations which brand should i choose. While giving your suggestions please do tell me in which brand does service with ease. Thanks for article, Waiting for your reply.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shubhendu,

In terms of market share (in washing machines) the sequence of brands is IFB followed by LG followed by Samsung. So IFB is the leader. IFB started off with collaboration with Bosch and Siemens, so technology wise it is quite good. And being an Indian brand, it has a large service network as well. However, LG and Samsung also have good market share and they are also international biggies having large service network. So in terms of brand value they are all quite comparable.

When we think about service, there are two things: 1) Brand should be big enough to have a service station in your city 2) The quality of service station depends a lot on the individuals or humans who are providing service to you. A service engineer in your city can be much better than a service engineer of the same brand in another city. And it is impossible to compare that. But being big brands, all these three have a large service network and I do not think you will have issues getting service. How good will be the service? will depend on the customer support team and service engineers in the service station in your city. And the best feedback for the same can be obtained only from local users of the brands.

In terms of technology, I personally feel that LG is innovating quite well in washing machines. They are coming up with quite futuristic technologies. But will those technologies make a whole lot of difference, I would say no. It is not that IFB washing machine is not comparable to LG. It will also have good wash quality. It may not be as energy efficient, but then energy consumption of washing machines is not a whole lot for efficiency to be a deal breaker (unless your usage is quite high).

If you are looking for futuristic technology then I would suggest LG. But if you have positive feedback from your neighbors on IFB, then I think IFB is a safe brand. You can go for anyone of them as both are good.

LG T7269NDDL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/QZ2Yg!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hl7H2C ) ..... This one has Inverter technology motor, is NFC enabled and good. But this is new and so number of reviews and feedback is less.

IFB TL-RDW 6.5 kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/4iJNRTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xSHIdt ) ... This is most popular washing machine in your budget range. And a good one.

LG T72CMG22P (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/4ypW8TuuuN ) ... Another popular model from LG but an old one.

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Hi Abhishek,

We are using LG Top Load 6.5 Kg Fully Automatic Washing Machine from last 10 years and it has served us well.
We are total 6 people including parents and use machine everyday. Which size you recommend for us and which type , TL of FL. I don't have problem on initial investment but want a sound machine with good washing and longer durability. I am inclined with FL but get dejected with its power consumption, on specs sheet its shows 2000 to 2200 W compared to 300 to 400 W of TL. What is your personal take, FL or TL and why.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Chetan,

The 2000 W or 2200 W power consumption that you see if for washing machines with inbuilt heater. If you do not use the heater then power consumption would be quite close to that of TL. Units consumption of FLs are slightly higher because the wash cycles are longer. But wash quality of FLs is better than TLs because of tumbling washing action. I would suggest that you go for FL, just that do not use heater unless really needed. Hot water washing gives better wash but then it is costly in terms of electricity. You can look at these FLs:

BrandModelSizeAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
BoschWAK24168IN7 kghttp://amzn.to/2w1dS1Rhttp://fkrt.it/p6kSiTuuuN
IFBElite Aqua SX 7Kg7 kghttp://amzn.to/2w1vsmphttp://fkrt.it/pxaraTuuuN
LGFH296HDL247 kghttp://amzn.to/2ha7kaVhttp://fkrt.it/3fQ1v!NNNN
IFBSenorita Aqua SX 6.5 Kg6.5 kghttp://amzn.to/2w1SLfWhttp://fkrt.it/p6pJJTuuuN
LGFH096WDL246.5 kghttp://amzn.to/2h9W12vhttp://fkrt.it/pEEOwTuuuN
SamsungWF652U2SHWQ/TL6.5 kghttp://amzn.to/2f2ranZhttp://fkrt.it/pX9JJTuuuN
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Hi Abhishek,
Thanks for taking time out to give detailed answer and doing this wonderful work.

We have finally decided to go with LG 7.0 Kg FL, this weekend I could get some time and visited few showrooms to have a look at all the machines physically to compare the features. Though LG FL it is bit expensive initially, I found following features which took me away in it's favor in comparison of IFB and Bosch :
1. Direct Drive Motor - Only available in LG
2. Invertor Technology - Only available in LG (Also available in samsung but not in IFB or Bosch)
3. Dedicated water temp Selection for all programs - Only available in LG, it gives immense flexibility I guess.
4. Service Center Availability & Response - Don't have much experience with IFB or Bosch but we have experience of LG and found it is good & responsive. Though it depends on person to person and service engineer to service engineer but LG has wide network and 5 Service stations in mid size city like Vadodara !!

Thanks again for all the good work you do !!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Chetan,

I am glad that you were able to decide. Just to add: Samsung and Whirlpool also have inverter technology in their washing machines.

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Hi Abhishek. I checked the LG site and model T7269NDDLH has inverter technology and i wish to purchase it. It is around 19k. Therr is a amazon big billion day coming and this model is sold by only one seller who has 100% negative ratings. And T72CMG22P is 18k for now. I prefer T7269NDDLH to T72CMG22P (I am not sure though which is good) but i feel it is risky to buy T7269NDDLH in amazon checking the seller reviews. Need you suggestion. Shall i go with T7269NDDLH with Amazon or in LG store outside and spend 19-20k or shall i go with T72CMG22P from a good seller and take advantage of big billion sale. I would like to mention that we are family of 3.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Chaitanya,

Is inverter technology the only reason for you to select the model? If yes, then there are several models from LG that have inverter technology. You can check these:

LG T7269NDDL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/MBuHv!NNNN )
LG T7569NDDL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wf05ZK , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/M5ouP!NNNN ) ... sold by Cloudtail India (amazon's own seller)
LG T7567NEDLH (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2y2TvSD )

These are all with inverter technology. I would not recommend you to buy from a seller that does not have good rating.

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Hi abhishek, you are awesome. I don't know how I dint find these after good search in these sites. Thank you so much it was very helpful. Only thing is that did not mention fuzzy option in these models. I wonder why these models do not have fuzzy option. Is it like it is not mention and it has fuzzy feature.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Chaitanya,

All of these models have Fuzzy Logic Control as mentioned by LG on its website in the specifications.

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considering kids cloths(stains) which one is the best front load or top load under 20k?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Usually front loaders are better in washing cloths as compared to top loaders. However, in a budget of 20K I could only find one: Onida W60FSP1WH (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/EYNtv!NNNN ) which is a 6 kg washing machine.

But otherwsie you will have to go for top loader in a budget of 20K. You can check these:

BrandModelFlipkart linkAmazon Link
WhirlpoolWhitemagic Premierhttp://fkrt.it/EqZZS!NNNNhttp://amzn.to/2v4Kpra
SamsungWA62H4100HD/TLhttp://fkrt.it/EbjwQ!NNNNhttp://amzn.to/2vXmQzu
IFBTL- RDW 6.5 KG Aquahttp://fkrt.it/Evqxc!NNNNhttp://amzn.to/2xbXsok
LGT72CMG22Phttp://fkrt.it/98yykTuuuNhttp://amzn.to/2wxmDER
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Which one is best front load or top load under 20k?

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Hi Abhishek,
Very informative article from your side. Thanks so much for clearing many of our doubts.
Can you please help me out with my concern. I get water pressure approx 4-5 lts per minute. Will FL models of IFB or Bosch (6.5 kg) will work in such low pressure.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

A lot depends on the pressure of water from the pipe and not just the flow rate. Pressure will also depend on the size of the pipe (diameter). IFB has mentioned that its models can handle water pressure as low as 0.3 bar to up to 10 bar. My guess is that Bosch should also be similar (although they have not mentioned it on their specs).

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Hello Abhishek,
Thanks for your wonderful replies and Suggestion in the trailing comments...
I am looking to buy Panasonic TL Washing machine between the price range 17-20K
Whether should I go for panasonic or Not?
Request some advise on capacity of machine for a Family of 6 and what all Futuristic features can be looked at while purchasing the Washing Machine.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Panasonic in general is a good brand with good technology for most appliances, but it is not very popular in Washing Machines. That does not mean that they are bad in washing machines, but in general they do not have a big marketshare. Their econavi technology is quite good and their top loaders have pulsator and shaznami drum (metallic drum) which are quite good. You can check this model:

Panasonic NA-F65B5 (Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2gTMlwK , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/!IiRI!NNNN )

A few things that you should look at: 1) Make sure you go for a model with metallic drum 2) A model having a pulsator is better than one with agitator. 3) Washing of cloths depends on detergent and wash motion. Motion is the one which is created by washing machine, so a model with different kinds of motions can provide more flexibility in washing different kind of clothes. Look for machines with different kinds of motions and multiple wash programs for different kinds of cloths.

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Ram Sharma Varanasi

I am looking for a washing machine with a Dryer capability. Request some advise on the various models available for this specific requirement.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Sharma,

Are you looking for machine with heat drying or just mechanical drying. All washing machines have mechanical drying (spin drying) which can dry cloths by 90%, for rest 10% you need to put them on cloth line. Heat drying can dry the cloths by 100% (you can actually take out a cloth from the machine and wear it immediately), but then they consume a lot of electricity (2-3 units per cycle). Which one are you interested in? There are machines in the market that are washer-dryer combo which have heat drying.

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Hi Abhishek,
Thanks for the wonderful article. I am confused between T7208TDDLZ and T7508TEDDL LG top load. Are LG top loads good for slight collar stains. I am not looking for machines who clean the stains fully but at the least slight collar stain cleaning. Is LG top load sufficient or we need to go for FL washing machines for that. Thanks in advance

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Chaitanya,

Removing of stains will depend a lot on the detergent that you choose. Also using hot water for washing will help in removing stains better. Additionally if you have hard water then you will have to consider going for a water softner or go for a machine with inbuilt softner. Washing machines can just add different kind of movements of cloths inside the tub that can help remove stains. But the action has to be done by the detergent. The two models that you have chosen are very similar. The only difference is the total weight that can be washed using the machine. One is 6.2 kg and other 6.5 kg. Rest everything is the same. These machines have waterfall circulation for providing stong water currents so that detergent can act better. It also has Punch + 3 pulsator for vertical movement of detergent water so that it reaches most of the fabric. But the true action has to be done by the detergent.

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Hey Abhishek!

I was looking for a top-loading fully automatic washing machine for my parents (laundry load for 2-3 people, not very dirty loads). Could you suggest me a good buy in < 20 k range? Nothing fancy, but robust and long-lasting. I prefer LG for home appliances..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Pranav,

You may look at these:

LG T72CMG22P (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2iPZ443 , Flipkart link: http://fkrt.it/tmZIJ!NNNN )
or IFB TL- RDW 6.5 KG Aqua (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2iPJNQA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tT9YH!NNNN )

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Hello .
My mom's wants to change her machine so looking out for her.
Required for a family of 2 members which occasionally increases to 3 or even 6.
Not much soiled cloths .
Water is not an issue but Han electric city sometimes. Budget is of 25k to 30k.
Machine should be a good one with good efficiency .
Thanks in advance..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Dr Ankita,

Any of these two would be good for your mom:

LG FH0B8NDL22 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wkexOw , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Bsb5bTuuuN )
Bosch WAB16060IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vufgxV , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/B88enTuuuN )

LG model is highly energy efficient.

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Hello Abhishek,

Thank you for the great article and your comments to all the users' queries! You are doing a great job.

Like the others, I too am in a dilemma in choosing the Washing Machine.
My requirements are:
1. Budget of 30k and less.
2. More inclination towards Top Load than Front Load due to Power Consumption and budget constraint
3. Two huge loads (of 7-8kgs each) per week (generally on weekends)
4. Family of 4
5. Fully automatic Washing Machine with futuristic technologies like Direct Drive and Smart Inverter

Currently I use an LG 7.2L Semi Automatic Washing Machine and I have a cold water and solar heated water pipelines at my utility area for the washing machine inlet. Also the water supply is from Borewell, so its hard water - what could be the possible solution if I go with TL or FL?
I need a clarification/comparison towards the advantages of TL and FL over each other in terms of Electricity Consumption, Water Consumption and the Life of Clothes when washed in each of these.

Considering all these, what would be your suggestion - to go with a TL or a FL washing machine. Your reply is highly appreciated!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Allu,

Futuristic technologies like Smart Inverter and Direct Drive are available mostly in FL and not much in TL. LG does have some models in TL, but then they are expensive. As you are planning to use hot water from solar water heater, from energy consumption point of view TL would be better, but from water consumption point of view, FL would be better. Only if you use inbuilt heater in a washing machine to heat water, in that case FL becomes more energy efficient as it consumes less water.

Also for hard water you either need to go for a water softner, or brands like IFB have inbuilt technology to handle hard water. I think IFB TL washing machine would be the best for you. You can look at these:

IFB TL- RCH 7.5 KG Aqua (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hdgILTuuuN )
or IFB TL - SCH 8.5 KG Aqua (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/R1Xbx!NNNN )

These machines have pulsators that are good for the life of cloths as well. And Aqua Energie technology in IFB can help you with hard water as well.

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Thank You so much Abhishek for your inputs on this. I am more certain now to for a Fully Automated TL Washing Machine.

How do you rate the below:

TL - SCH 8.5 KG Aqua - TubDry and 4D Wash sounds exciting - https://www.ifbappliances.com/products/laundry/washing-machine/top-loader/sch-8-5kg-aqua
TL- SDG 8.0 KG Aqua - TubDry and 4D Wash sounds exciting - https://www.ifbappliances.com/products/laundry/washing-machine/top-loader/sdg-8-0kg-aqua
TL- SDR 7.5 KG Aqua - https://www.ifbappliances.com/products/laundry/washing-machine/top-loader/sdr-7-5kg-aqua
LG 8.0 Kg, Jet Spray+, TurboDrum, 10 Water Level Selection, Air Dry T9077NEDLK - http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-T9077NEDLK
LG 8.0 kg, Free Silver,Jet Spray+, Punch+3, TurboDrum T9077NEDL1 - http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-T9077NEDL1
I am more inclined towards TL-SDG 8.0 KG Aqua and LG T9077NEDLK though.

Could you please provide your thoughts on these 5 Washing Machines and which one would you suggest based on your reasonings! Again highly appreciate your view :)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Allu,

If you are looking for something futuristic, then the LG models you have selected would be better. Because they have complete electronic controls, are NFC enabled (so have IOT features) and can communicate with LG support and can help detect issues, Inverter tech will make them highly energy efficient as well. The 4D wash in IFB and Jet Spray in LG are quite similar. So I think LG T9077NEDLK would be good for you.

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Hello, I am looking to buy an electromechanical washing machine because electronic automatic machines just fail everytime because of the voltage fluctuations at my place. How is IFB Elena VX?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Amanda,

IFB is the most popular brand in front loading washing machines in India with almost 40% market share. Elena VX is a good machine with some of the good technologies from IFB. You can certainly go ahead with it. Try going for a good voltage stabilizer for the washing machine.

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Sir, i want to buy 6.5 or 7 kg front loading washing machine. budget around 35K. please suggest me which is the best direct drive technology machine in BOSCH/ IFB/LG. model no also suggest me. Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Rao,

LG is the only brand that has direct drive technology. Bosch and IFB do not have it. But IFB is the market leader in washing machines with 39-40% market share in front loaders.

In general LG models are expensive and you can get only 6.5 kg model in your budget. You can check LG FH096WDL24 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xBh6cH , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/WaKxr!NNNN )

in IFB and Bosch you can get 7 Kg. You can check these:

Bosch WAK24168IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wxkB76 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/WT2wr!NNNN )
IFB Elite Aqua SX 7Kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wH3Ruz , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/lUu3zTuuuN )

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Thank u sir, please suggest me that which is the best model for me. My family size are 4 Nos
IFB senorita sx 6.5 kg - Rs.24246/.
IFB Senorita plus 6.5kg- Rs.24660/.
IFB senator aqua vx8kg-Rs.26548/. These rates from CSD canteen. Please suggest me sir

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I doubt that you need an 8 kg machine. 6.5 kg should be good enough. Between VX and SX the difference is just in color. You can go for IFB Senorita SX as it is the cheapest that you are getting.

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Dearest Abhishek Jain

1. We are in a dire requirement of buying a Automatic Washing Machine. Our requirement is as under:-
(a) Family of five.
(b) Daily Washing
(c) Lot of soiled clothes
(d) Power and Water no constraints though a little erratic.
(e) Transferable job to remote areas but presently in a place where services available and likely to be there for next three years.
(f) Budget 35000/- to 40,000/- and willing to extend if a good machine available.
(g) Load: Occasionally wash curtains, bed sheets, soft light weight quilts, Cushions i.e. in short with a capacity of 7.5 to 8.5 kg.

2. We surveyed the market and net for an ideal washing machine meeting our requirement but could not zero down to anything specific. Being tech savvy, we are interested in a washing machine which is futuristic and low on power consumption (preferably) and good after sales service.

3. Our experience in showrooms have not been good as the sales persons are parrot and clueless about the products when quizzed. However, we were impressed with IFB Executive Plus VX 8.5Kg l 1400RPM. But after going through each and every comment and your replies we are inclined and open towards LG due to their Direct Drive (DD) and Inverter Technologies.

4. Our Queries with respect to above are as under:-

(a) Whether to go for IFB or LG.
(b) If you recommend anyone of them then the models
(c) Does IFB have DD and Inverter Technology currently
(d) Any other brand or models that suits our requirement

5. Lastly kudos and cheers to you for such a lovely site. Amazing and yeoman service being done by you. Quite explicit details in your website and the promt replies. Keep up the good work and good wishes and God speed to you and your team

Regards
Amiya

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Amiya,

Both IFB and LG are market leaders in Washing Machines. IFB is an Indian Brand whereas LG is Korean. IFB is a market leader with almost 39-40% market share in front loading washing machines. IFB story is also very interesting. It started off collaborating with big international brands like Bosch and Siemens and now stands tall alone as market leader with great technology. It has lots of interesting features like Aqua Energie which is a water softner, and Cradle Wash/O2 Wash/4D wash system which is good even for delicate cloths. But having said that, Inverter Technology with Direct Drive is certainly quite futuristic. It has far less moving parts (as it is direct drive), so there are no gears, belt, etc. Ideally direct drives have very less points of failure (in fact even electric cars like Tesla have direct drive motors and they are supposed to have 5 times more life as compared to regular gear system). And direct drive along with inverter technology makes it very energy efficient as well. And LG additionally has multiple modes and wash programs for different types of cloths. And the most futuristic aspect of LG machine is that it is NFC enabled, so it is a SMART machine (IOT enabled) and it can communicate to the service center with issues/problems itself via a smart phone.

So if you are looking for futuristic models then LG would be a better choice. IFB does not have DD and Inverter Technology currently. Samsung has Inverter Technology and NFC (IOT enabled) but then they do not have direct drive. I think you can look at these models:

BrandModel NoAmazon URLFlipkart Url
LGFH296EDL23http://amzn.to/2wH5hFnhttp://fkrt.it/lOXLzTuuuN
LGFH0B8EDL21http://amzn.to/2wxPqc1http://fkrt.it/Wdc5g!NNNN
LGFH496TDL24http://amzn.to/2xlrgPshttp://fkrt.it/WdR1x!NNNN
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Hi Abhishek

Family of 4, daily wash, also white uniform. Looking for FL, Budget -Rs 30000/-. Please suggest Samsung /LG.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shantanu,

You can look at LG FH0B8NDL22 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wvTnNW , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/LdyH0TuuuN ) .... this is the most popular and best washing machine that can fit in your budget.

In Samsung you can look at Samsung WF600B0BHWQ/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2il7KPN , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Mt06W!NNNN )

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Do we have some good options in IoT based Washing machines in India.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

LG and Samsung do have washing machines that are NFC enabled that can communicate with Smart Phones. They can provide information on the wash run as well as they can communicate with the customer support of the manufacturer providing details of the failure.

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Can you please tell the best models in LG (with NFC) which are most energy efficient and if possible having inverter technology too

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Most of the LG front loaders with inverter tech Direct Drive technology (which are energy efficient) have Smart Diagnosis IOT feature. You can check these popular washing machine models:

LG FH0B8NDL22 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wvTnNW , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/LdyH0TuuuN , LG link: http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-FH0B8NDL22 )

LG FH296HDL24 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2x52XoF , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/LaHupTuuuN , LG link: http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-FH296HDL24 )

LG FH0B8NDL25 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wwwoC6 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2ayZ4!NNNN , LG Link: http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-FH0B8NDL25 )

LG FH096WDL24 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wwojxz , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2TtMz!NNNN , LG Link: http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-FH096WDL24 )

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Hi Abhishek,
Gine through your quick valuable suggestions. Appreciate the same.
Looking for a 6.5 Kg /7 Kg TL washing machine . Using Whirlpool 6.5 kg White Magic F65 6th Sense TL for the last 11 years without any issues .
Visited Dealers last week to buy my favourite Whirlpool again but salesmen stated that Whirlpool quality had reduced and suggested Samsung and LG.

Have Family of 5 members with 3 adults and 2 children with weekly 4 times wash.
Have identified Samsung 6.5 Kg wobble Active wash WA65K4020HL / WA65K4020HL/TL. But review in mouthshut.com is negative though rated well in online majors like Amazon Flipkart. Hence please suggest good washing machine TL. (Family members are not prefering FL)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Firstly, I would like to add that Mouthshut is an extortion website. They create pages for review, then have a team that puts in positive or negative reviews (under different names). Initially they put in all negative reviews and then go to the brands asking for money to get postive reviews. If a brand does not give money, they keep putting in negative reviews. If they get money, then they do put in some positive reviews and neutralize the ratings. I think the best source for reviews is Amazon/Flipkart where there is high chance of genuine customer reviews.

Secondly, I do not think Whirlpool is bad and quality has reduced. In fact they have some really popular washing machines. Check Whirlpool Whitemagic Premier 6.5 kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/3YqU5!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ijc028 )

or Whirlpool Stainwash Ultra 6.5 kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/3YHV8!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vW2THG ) .... both of these are quite popular machines in 6.5 kg top load from Whirlpool.

Stainwash certainly has better technology and that is why it is expensive. But all depends on your budget. IFB and LG also have good washing machines (as they are the leaders in washing machine market). You can also check these:

IFB TL- RDW 6.5 KG Aqua (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/3vlX4!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uXz5gz )
LG T7508TEDLL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/pZddZTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wnwJba ).

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Hi Abhishek,
Could you please help me understand the difference between IFB models SX and VX. Also the difference between Elite Plus, Elite Aqua, Senorita plus and aqua?
Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

The difference between SX and VX is not much. It is just the color. VX is white whereas SX is silver. The other differences usually come in spin speeds (number of spin speeds and min and max spin speeds), Panels (LCD Panel or No Electronic panel and LED Panel) , wash programs and also some feature like Foam Control is not there in all models.

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hi
i want to buy fully automatic front load machine, but unable to take decision about brand, can you help me that which brand and model i have to buy.. min amt 25000 to max 38000.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Kuldeep,

What is the size of washing machine that you are looking at? 6 kg, 6.5 kg, 7 kg, 7.5 kg ...?

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Looking for 7 or 8kg

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I would say IFB and Bosch are quite popular in the size and type you are looking at. You can look at these:

BrandModel NoAmazon URLFlipkart Url
IFBSenator Aqua SX 8Kghttp://amzn.to/2uL092Ghttp://fkrt.it/ZQM!sTuuuN
BoschWAK20160INhttp://amzn.to/2wd4cVRhttp://fkrt.it/ZtzmhTuuuN
BoschWAK24168INhttp://amzn.to/2i86sYdhttp://fkrt.it/iVgHD!NNNN
IFBElite Aqua SX 7Kghttp://amzn.to/2vFmsW8http://fkrt.it/i4OjF!NNNN
BoschWAK24268INhttp://amzn.to/2wcOrOnhttp://fkrt.it/ZRDO!TuuuN
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Hi there
I am planning to buy LG-FH0B8NDL22 as a gift to my parents. Is it a good buy? My budget is 25k and I'm getting it online at the cost of 23,999. It will cost me 29k if I buy it from the store for a different model similar to this one, the only difference is that the model available at the store has a touch panel in stead of buttons. So is it okay if I order it online? And what about the after sales service if I order online?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rabaab,

First and foremost the most important thing when you are buying online is to understand whom you are buying it from. Sites like Amazon and Flipkart are just like online malls. Just like mall owner does not run each shop inside the mall, these companies do not sell each product that is available on their site. There are registered sellers on these platforms (just like there are shop owners in the mall). You need to look at the feedback on these sellers to figure out if it is ok to order it online from them. Although these big marketplaces (Amazon and Flipkart) try to get good sellers on their platforms, but then you may encounter some bad ones as well.

But the good thing is that these platforms have return policy of 30 days. So the first thing that you should do when you get a product from them is to make sure that you call the customer service of the manufacturer and see if you are getting service on the product or not. If you find that the manufacturer is reluctant in providing service, return the product immediately, and do make sure that you provide that feedback on the online platform where you bought the product from.

Usually these platforms also have their own group companies as sellers. Like Flipkart has WS Retail, Amazon has CloudTail Retail or if you buy from TataCliq you can see if it is sold by Croma. Wherever the seller are these companies, you can be assured that you will get service on the product. A lot of times the manufacturers themselves list their products, so if the seller is LG, you can blindly go for the product.

The model that you have listed is good and you can certainly go for it.

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Thank you so much Abhishek. Being the youngest in the family it's really difficult to decide on to one thing and as I said its a gift I can't really take my fathers consent. Also 2 days back I called LG Customer Care and asked them is it safe to buy their products online in terms of demo, installation and further services if needed as I did read a couple of bad reviews regarding so. They said they have a tie up with amazon and there won't be any problems in context of their service. And I am looking forward to buy it from CloudTail Retail. I hope that's fine?
Thanks for your time and advice :)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rabaab,

LG does have a tieup with Amazon and it is safe to buy LG product on Amazon.

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Dear Abhishek,
Have gone through many of your suggestion given to others. Thanks for guiding us in such a simple to understand way.
Seeking your advise for me
1. 3-4 Person Family
2. Looking for Automatic washing machine
3. Transferable job
4. Budget not decided yet but flexible

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can go for 6.5-7 kg front loading washing machine. You can look at these top rated machines:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
IFBSenorita Aqua SX 6.5 Kghttp://amzn.to/2vAq9ehhttp://fkrt.it/OKazA!NNNN
BoschWAK20160INhttp://amzn.to/2w5gYEGhttp://fkrt.it/OsR~J!NNNN
IFBElite Aqua SX 7Kghttp://amzn.to/2wHLTVLhttp://fkrt.it/Opica!NNNN
LGFH296HDL24http://amzn.to/2vwsLvdhttp://fkrt.it/ODvLi!NNNN
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Thanks for your response. I have decided to go for a price around 20k. Have gone for search on amazon, can you please guide me with your opinion on https://www.amazon.in/dp/B071G3B81W/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_ooLKzbBR9BJSB
Also, if in same range, any better option available

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Jyoti,

You can look at these as well:

Bosch WAB16060IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tvVPyw , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/SjoQuTuuuN )
LG FH0B8NDL22 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2utP8S7 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/mn49O!NNNN )

Otherwise IFB model you have chosen is also good.

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I have shortlisted 3 LG semiautomatic washing machines-7.5kg P8539R3SM, 7.5 kg P8540R3FM, & 9.5kg P1515R3S.What's the difference between the first two models?Also what's special/significance of the third one which shows 9.5kg for both wash & spin ? Whats the motor capacity & RPM of wash & spin of each model? Which one is more energy efficient? We are 4 adults,daily cloth wash + once a week bed sheet & curtain wash.Please help choose

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Dr Jacob,

Here is my response:

1) P8539R3SM has option to soak the cloths before wash for 25 mins and it also has a transparent lid so you can watch the cloths. P8540R3FM does not have these two features.

2) Usually the spin tub is of lesser capacity as compared to the wash tub. So you cannot spin the same amount of cloths as you washed (if they are beyond the spin tub capacity). But with P1515R3SA, both the wash and spin tub are of 9.5 kg capacity. So whatever you wash, you can put it all in spin tub in one go.

3) The other numbers that you have asked for is not provided by LG so it will not be possible for me to provide that. As for energy efficiency, again the power consumption data is not provided by the manufacturer, but in general Semi Automatic washing machines do not consume more than 0.3-0.4 units per wash.

If you plan to wash bed sheet and curtains once a week, then then 9.5 kg model would be better.

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hi Abhishek,

We are looking for a washing machine for 3-4 ppl. Main concern is the water that we have in our apartments, its a mix of bore well, tankers and BWSSB water. Also we are in the first floor of a 20 floor building, will water pressure make any problem with washing machines. Kindly do suggest which would be a good model for us.. prefer the front loading ones. thanks..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

What is the budget that you have?

At lower floor the pressure would be good enough for the washing machine. Low pressure is a problem, but high pressure can be managed using a tap as well.

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Hi Abhishek.
good job. Precise informative answers/suggestions.
Now my dilemma : Family of 4 adults, occassionally 5. Washing every day. Occassional bedcovers,curtains. Water pressure no problm. Initially looking for TL for budget but found good TL with pulsator (for delicate sarees,etc) almost as expensive as FL. So shortlisted LG, Samsung, Bosch and newly launched Whirlpool FL (Supreme Care 7014) for 6.5 or 7kg FL. Looking at specs and price tending towards the last named. But no user reviews in india for this as recently launched. Some reviews in Europe and Australia, assuming this model same as FSCR70410 or FSCR70411 there.
Energy consumption, reliability important. Please advice.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Debajit,

In general FLs are better in washing as compared to TLs as FLs have a tumble wash action, which is better for cleaning cloths. FLs also cause lesser tangling as compared to TLs, which is better for the life of cloths.

Now if we consider popularity of brands then IFB is highly popular Indian brand and LG and Bosch are the most popular international brands. The benefit of an Indian brand is the availability of service/parts and support. Which becomes slightly risky with international brands. However, LG is a big brand and has a wider service network. It also uses inverter direct drive motor which is highly energy efficient. Bosch has a robust engineering and very sophisticated wash programs.

Whirlpool as a brand is decent in Top Loaders but their Front Loaders are very new. Their top loaders usually have agipeller which is not ad good as pulsators, but then they also have Bloomwash washing machines that are quite popular as they try to replicate tumbling action in top loaders, thereby giving good wash. Their new front loaders have inverter tech motor which will be energy efficient, their 6th sense technology in general is quite popular and good (it has a bunch of sensors that help it operate at right level of water, detergent, cycle, etc). The other specs also look good with multiple wave motion wash, color 15 to protect colored cloths, and the drum is also very cloth friendly. The specs are good and the model looks good. But again I do not have much user feedback on the same. So difficult to say how well it will perform.

Otherwise, if you want to buy one that is tried tested and popular, then you can look at these:

Bosch WAK20160IN (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/OqLkS!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2v6RJlS )
Bosch WAK24168IN (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/aZe2tTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2v6RTd6 )
LG FH296HDL24 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/OQhyv!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2v72uV8 )

Bosch is also more reasonable in terms of price as compared to LG.

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We are a family of 5 adults. My mother generally uses the washing machine and not tech savvy. We have been using videocon top loader machine with limited features for last 12 years. Need to replace the same as it has exceeded its life. Looking for a good semi-automatic, durable, sturdy, energy efficient and easy to use machine for my mother. Budget is <13K. The machine should have least cost of ownership when it comes to servicing and repairs.
Please suggest few models.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGP8239R3SAhttp://amzn.to/2uV1zY0http://fkrt.it/YVFja!NNNN
WhirlpoolAce 8.0 Supersoakhttp://amzn.to/2umNfG2http://fkrt.it/JwHjSTuuuN
SamsungWT725QPNDMPXTLhttp://amzn.to/2uNcceJhttp://fkrt.it/YVABi!NNNN
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Hi Abhishek,
I had short listed WHirlpool 360 7 / IFB TL RDW 6.5 / LG FHOBNDL22. which one would be better from wash quality and durability, ease of after sales service, availability/cost of spare parts. also is there any machine to convert hard water to soft. our area (North Kolkata) has high iron content in water for which appliances get damaged fast.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rahul,

IFB TL RDW 6.5 would be the best for your requirements. It is a big brand and has a large service network in India. It is an Indian brand so spare parts availability would be easy and cost would not be high. Wash quality wise IFB is quite good. And it has Aqua Energie technology from IFB to soften water.

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Please review IFB executive plus 8.5 kg . Is this model better than equivalent of LG's latest 8kg 2017 model with turbo wash ? I am confused between these two models of two different companies. LG uses DD Drive technology where as IFB uses traditional belt and pulley technology. Which model uses less electricity , water consumption and maintenance cost ? I have selected these two models in the 8 kg category but can not decide which one is the best. Please also tell me whether IFB Executive Plus 8.5 kg 2017 model converts hard water into soft water or not?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Dahal,

In terms of energy efficiency (electricity consumption) and maintenance, LG's DD would be a better option. With much lesser moving parts, the points of failure reduce significantly for a LG direct drive machine and also because of the same reason the electricity consumption is much less. Water consumption is less in most front load washing machines. The IFB Executive Plus model does have Aqua Energie feature to convert hard water to soft water.

Both IFB and LG are quite popular as brands in India. As a model, IFB Executive Plus VX 8.5Kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vmg5oK , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hr~3WTuuuN ) has more and better user reviews and feedback. But I personally think that LG has better technology. You can look at LG FH496TDL24 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vm8E0u , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RHt8Z!NNNN ).

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Hi Abhishek,
I wantto buy fully automatic washing machine with budget of 15k to 20k, which should be having best washing and cleaning technology which should not harsh to clothes. Please suggest me best options.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these:

IFB TL- RDW 6.5 KG Aqua (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tY8iNm ,Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/aCM9pTuuuN )
LG T72CMG22P (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2undOfp , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/OG~q4!NNNN )
Samsung WA62H4100HD/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tWI3c2 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/a1~djTuuuN )

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Thanks Abhishek,
Can u plz suggest in front load machine with budget upto 25k and with best washing and cleaning technology and not harsh to clothes.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these in budget of 25K:

Bosch WAB16060IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tvVPyw , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/SjoQuTuuuN )
LG FH0B8NDL22 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2utP8S7 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/mn49O!NNNN )

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Thanks Abhishek
The said Bosch model is not at my dealer so should I go with WAB16161IN???

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Sure, you can go for WAB16161IN as well.

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Hello,
I want to purchase Haier - HWM58-020 washing machine. I can see Annual Energy Consumption 438 Kilowatt Hours.
Is it a energy efficent washing machine. How haier calculate annual energy consumtion on washing machine.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Amal,

I am not able to find specs of this machine as I guess Haier is not marketing this model now. So it looks like an old model. Also there are no defined standards for washing machine in India and most manufacturers use european standards to show the consumption. In europe it is assumed that there will be 220 cycles of wash per year and at a temperature of 60 degrees (water temperature). But with those standards the number 438 looks high. Usually top loaders consume less than 0.6 units per wash cycle (without hot water).

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Hi, am looking to buy 6 to 7 kg fully automatic top load machine pls suggest...
also pls confirm weather inbuilt heater, rinse only / spin only, 3d wash / 360 wash etc feature really worth to pay for or only for name sake?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Gaurav,

All these features do provide some value, but you will derive worth only if you use them. It's like if you buy an iPhone but then use it only to make calls and send SMS then the iPhone is useless and you can do the same thing with just 10K phone.

Hot water gives better cleaning but then hot water uses more electricity. So in built heater has value only if you use hot water cleaning. But in that case you should be ready to pay extra for electricity bills as well.

Usually Top load washing machines have 2 dimensional circular motion for cleaning. But tumbling action is better for cleaning. Tumbling action is similar to how your Dhobi would take your cloth and hit it on a stone to clean it (just like they show it in movies :) ). Although it is not that harsh in washing machines. Front Load washing machines use tumbling action because cloth go up and fall due to gravity and thus cleaning is better in front load machines. 3D Wash or 360 Wash try to mimic tumbling action in top load washing machines. The cleaning is certainly better.

Rinse Only/Spin Only are just programs where if you want to just rinse or spin the cloths, you can do that.

What is your budget for this washing machine?

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Hi Abhishek,

I am looking for a fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine with Capacity between 6-7 Kg. My Budget is around 35K and preffered Brands are IFB, Bosch or LG. Could you please help me select One. (Budget can be extended if i am getting better products in few more thousands).

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Jithin,

You can look at these:

Bosch WAK20160IN (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/WMiHc!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tkxX2G )
IFB Elite Aqua SX - 7 kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/WnIo!!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sH7gDq )
IFB Elite Aqua VX - 7 kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/lHPQiTuuuN )

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Hi Abhishek,

Which will be the best brand to choose between IFB, Bosch and LG.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

All 3 brands are good. But in this case you can go with the Bosch 7 kg model that I gave you.

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Sir I want to buy washing machine which save money on electricity, use less water, low easy to use . For family of 5 to 6 people. my budget is 15000 to 30000 which one is better front load or Top load. plzzz suggest..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

In general for better wash, a front load is better. But for 6 people family I think you need a bigger washing machine of about 8 kgs. The best (and big) front load that you can get in your budget would be:

Bosch WAK20160IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tLdjsi , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/!5xvx!NNNN )
or IFB Elite Aqua VX - 7 kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/!Visy!NNNN )

But if you want top load then you can look at these machines:

Whirlpool 360º BLOOMWASH WORLD SERIES 8 Kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sRU8gc , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/T09guTuuuN )
IFB TL- SDG 8.0 Kg Aqua (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sHrNuM , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/!BmS0!NNNN )

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Dea hir Abhishek

What are the points of differentiators between program panels in the front in lg vs back in Samsung TL washing machines. Further what between the wooble pulsators and steel pulsators in Samsung TL ws machines.
Thanks.

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Hi Abhishek
Waiting for your reply.
What are the points of differentiators between program panels in the front in lg vs back in Samsung TL washing machines. Further what between the wooble pulsators and steel pulsators in Samsung TL ws machines.
Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Pulsator is a disc at the bottom of the washing machine that rotates to generate strong water currents that can clean the cloths. A steel pulsator as the name says is made of steel and is durable and rust free. Wobble pulsator is a samsung technology which helps in generating 3D flow of water (not just a circular one from regular pulsator). It has a structure that not just pushes water left and right but also up and down (you can read more here: http://www.samsung.com/sg/consumer/flagship/WA10WPBIC/ )

As for your first part of the question, I could not understand what you are looking for and that was the reason I could not answer it earlier. Which model are you looking at in LG and Samsung?

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Hi
Thanks. I am planning for 7kg TL from lg/Samsung. For hand washing of stains, will not as machines with control panel in the back will be better in comparison to machines with front control panel ie lg (error ease of washing and safety of control panel from moisture).
My second concern is regarding Samsung m series machines like wa70m4020hd or hl which is available in the stores but the technical details are not published on the web or product leaflets. This machine has a steel pulsators in place of regular wobble tech.
Will there be price increase after GST in these machines.
Many thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Mishra,

If you prefer hand washing of stains then the Samsung Top Load machine with ActiveWash feature would be the best for you. And yes it has panel on the back for safety of the panel. Samsung WA70K4000HP/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sHeytW , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Tt3pRTuuuN ) would be a good choice.

I also do not have information on wa70m4020hd .... I do have information on WA70H4020HP and WA70H4020HL. So cannot say much on that. All the latest models have wobble tech.

I am not sure of prices after GST.

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Hi Abhishek,

Want to buy Washing Machine for two person. budget 15000 rs. Please advise some good options. Thank you.

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Hi sir,

My father in law wants a fully automatic washing machine. He is living as single and thus requires a small machine. Budget aprox Rs.15000/-. Please suggest a good machine.

Regards

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these washing machines:

LG T7070TDDL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tQYXpk , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Ai8vWTuuuN )
LG T7071TDDL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2st08xB , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/AipIfTuuuN )
Samsung WA60H4100HY/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sDGZHM , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/yDV7U!NNNN )

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Hi,
Im planning to buy a Washhing machine and here is the details:
1. Budget 20K
2. Top Loading
3. Size 6.5KG
Which are the main Area I should look into: Warranty/Drum/Filter/Brand
Please suggest.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these:

IFB TL- SDR 6.5 Kg Aqua (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/AnxUWTuuuN )
IFB TL- RDW 6.5 Kg Aqua (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2tRa3Lk , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/AMwU8TuuuN )
LG T7508TEDLL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sDJbyE , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/yJ~NB!NNNN )

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Thanks a lot

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Hi Abhishek,

I am planning 2 buy fully automatic top loading washing machine but i have few questions in regards to water supply.
we usually get around 15 - 20 mins of water supply in our society sometimes 10 - 15 mins as well.
so does fully automatic top loading option will work for me or not?
or i have to switch it to semi-automatic one?

please advice?

Thank you in advance

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Raj,

If water supply is an issue then you should not go for a fully automatic top loading machine. It will not work properly. You may go for a semi automatic one.

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Dear Abhisek,
thank you for your reply to my earlier query. We just bought LG Front Load 7 kg Model FH2G6HDNL22 . I can't give my review for 1-2 days' operation. But i feel, by choosing 7 kg model over 6 kg model in last 1-2 days, i made a mistake. as such, we are 6 persons' family, so thought that 7 kg would be better over 6kg by paying Rs 10000/- more. But after going through user's manual, i didn't find any thing enhancing its capacity by 1 kg over 6 kg model: it has same power 1700 W , same dimensions:600*440*850 ( so i presume same drum dimensions, as nowhere they are mentioned in the manual.) Will you please guide how the capacity increases ? I also noted that except in 3 programs out of total 12/13 programs they mentioned the same maximum load in both machines.Do you think the capacity really more in our 7 kg machine ? or just fooling? -bharat shah

-bharat shah

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If you look at the user manual on this page: http://www.lg.com/in/support/support-product/lg-FH2G6HDNL22 .... you will see that the spin speed available in the models are different. The model with 6 kg has lower RPM options whereas the model with 7 kg has higher RPMs available. This is to handle more load. Also power of 1700 W is maximum power. It includes the wattage of heater (if you use it). Typically washing machines do not consume more than 1/2 HP (375 watts) for motor. And this is a direct drive machine, so it should consume less. The 1700 W includes wattage of heater.

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thank you for your prompt reply. i get the point that the max. motor wattage would depend the load at time of spin rather than low speed wash and rinse. but frankly not completely convinced the price difference @ 50% only for one step speed increase for spin. yes, higher rpm needs more wattage, but you suggest the motor wattage the same for both. Even 6.5 kg machine also has max. spin rpm 1000 , same as that of 6 kg. my point is how one can load more cloths for wash in same dimensional drum. -bharat shah

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

The motor wattage is not specified in the manual. So I cannot confirm if it is the same for both the models. I just mentioned that usually just the motor does not take a lot and 1700 W include wattage of the heater. Also it is difficult to comment on your observation. One seriously need to get lot of technical details from the brand to make a right conclusion.

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thank you sir. yes , i referred to the brand for my concerns , but i doubt any clear reply from them. -bharat shah

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Hello Abhishek,
We have zeroed in on front loading machine as we believe in water conservation (we do not have shortage of water). There is no budget.
We have two requirements and need your inputs for the same.
1. Capacity - We are three adults. We are flexible with our washing schedule. It could be daily or on alternate days. The washing machine should allow us to wash single blankets occasionally. So what capacity machine should be buy -6 kg, 6.5 or 7?
2. Another important requirement is preservation of clothes. We are not bothered how dry the clothes come out but want most of our washes to be gentle to clothes. We understand that less rpm means more clothes protection. Which machine/(s) satisfy our requirements best?
What are our options?
Appreciate the work you all are doing!
Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rashmi,

A single jeans itself weighs about 1/2 kg or more (up to 1 kg). So you can imagine that a 6 kg machine can take only 6 jeans at a time. And 7 kg one can take 7. I think 6-6.5 kg should be fine. But then you know the best.

Lesser RPMs are better for cloths but then the speed has to be varied depending on cloth type. Delicates can be run at lesser RPM and cloths that are tough and needs deep cleaning have to be run at a faster RPM. So you need a machine that has variable speed. Basically you should be looking at a machine that provides more wash programs (like Delicate, wool, etc).

Here are some options that you can look at:

6 Kg:
LG FH0B8NDL22 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rMhlBy , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/46nebTuuuN )
IFB Elena Aqua VX - 6 kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sOfgn8 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Qofyq!NNNN )
Bosch WAB16161IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rMB0Bt , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/46aEmTuuuN )

6.5 kg:
IFB Senorita Aqua SX - 6.5 kg (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/QG4CU!NNNN )
LG FH096WDL24 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rXqXYA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/46pHWTuuuN )
Bosch WAK20165IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rMrcYi , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/QGlIZ!NNNN )

7 Kg:
Bosch WAK20160IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rMlu8y , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/QGwhy!NNNN )
IFB Elite Aqua SX - 7 kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rMswKL , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/QG!TZ!NNNN )
LG FH296HDL24 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sO1jWh , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/QGx5X!NNNN )

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Thanks for your inputs Abhishek. I tried looking at the information about the machines you mentioned and I still have some doubts. Would be grateful if you could clarify them.
In my current top loading Whirlpool fully automatic machine I have options for water temperature, mode (delicate, normal, speedy etc) and load ( small, medium etc).
Now in the front loading machines, it seems to me that everything is pre-defined by the program - Water temperature, RPM and Load.
Except for LG, I don't even see the buttons for temperature and RPM on any of the machines.
Is there any front loading machine where I can control all or some of these features?
Thanks!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rashmi,

You can always change the settings of the pre-defined programs. You can check the user manual to do the same. For e.g check page 17-21 on this link: https://media3.bsh-group.com/Documents/8001035722_F.pdf ... this one is for Bosch 7 kg machine. You can change the temperature and you can also change the RPM. Changing of Temperature and RPM are standard features that most machines have these days. You can also change the wash duration. Top brands also have sensors to detect the load and adjust the water and detergent level as per the requirement. Which machines were you looking at?

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Oh Thanks. I was looking at IFB and it seemed that the temperature is pre-determined with each cycle. Perhaps there are other ways that are not obvious to select and control the temperature at which to run a cycle.
Also realised that not all sales persons at showrooms are knowledgeable about products and can mis-guide a customer quite easily.
Another question - what's your opinion about IFB Senator Smart 7 kg?
And once again thanks for the good work you and others in the team are doing!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rashmi,

IFB is a market leader in washing machines. Most of their models have similar features with minor changes here and there. This model that you have selected is a good model. You can certainly go for it.

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Hello,
Can you please guide me to buy washer dryer combo where clothes dry to the extent that need not be hang outside for drying. i.e 95% drying . which is best brand for washer /dryer . Capacity required is 7-8 kg washing and 5-6 kg dryer . budget is up to 60-70K.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Bosch or Siemens would be the best. You can check these:

Bosch WVG30460IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sD42lC )
Siemens WD15G460IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r1rHPd )

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Dear Abhishek
Thanks for prompt response , i am from Vadodara , Gujarat. will service will be ok from Bosch and siemens . Also please give opinion about LG FH4G6TDMP4N http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-FH4G6TDMP4N#
thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Jatin,

Baroda is a big city and my guess would be that Bosch/Siemens should have good service in your city. But then I would still suggest you to confirm the same by talking to some dealers over there. LG would be a good choice as well and I am quite confident that they will have service in your area.

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Thanks abhishek , Few more questions
1. It seems none of the washing machine manufacturer giving information about power consumption per cycle. How to compare energy efficiency of washing machine /washer dryer ? For Direct drive /inverter model what is BEE star rating ?
2. which one will energy efficient between LG (FH4U2TDHP4N ) http://www.lg.com/in/washing-machines/lg-FH4U2TDHP4N , , BOSCH Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sD42lC ) and Siemens Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r1rHPd .
3. In washer dryer what is % drying achieved ?
4. Is it advisable to buy washer dryer or separate washing machine and separate dryer ?
5. Is steam wash feature is useful ?
Thanks in advance

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Jatin,

Brands do give consumption values. Here are the links:

Bosch WVG30460IN (check page 36 of https://media3.bsh-group.com/Documents/9001086037_E.pdf ) usually washing takes about 0.6-0.7 units per cycle but drying takes 2.5-3 units per cycle.

Siemens WD15G460IN (check page 36 of http://media3.bsh-group.com/Documents/9001086033_F.pdf ) ... again similar numbers.

Data for LG is certainly not available but then Direct Drive should bring down the number for washing for sure. But drying takes about the same in most brands. Drying is a super expensive activity in terms of energy consumption.

2) I am not sure which would be more efficient. But I think Bosch numbers are good.

3) I am again not sure of the %. But based on my experience with dryers in US, they used to come out such that you can wear them immediately. These dryers do "heat drying" and almost all the water is removed.

4) The cleaning quality will be similar and you save on costs and space in a single washer dryer. So I think it is better to go for a washer dryer.

5) Hot wash always cleans better. So Steam wash will be useful. But heating will consume lot of electricity.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can go for this as well. LG is also a very good brand and the specs are good. It is just that there is not enough user feedback on the same.

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Hi Abhishek,
I wanted to buy front load washing machine, I enquirer in some show room. Some of thy telling LG is best and some of they telling LG have direct drive technology, after some years of usage if drum come for service it will cost more, if you go to IFB or Samsung belt technology will cost less. So I am confused. plz guide me which is best LG direct drive belt technology?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Girish,

As per my understanding, LG Direct Drive technology is a better technology. People may have their opinion on longevity of it. But I personally think that it is quite good.

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Hi Abhishek,

Very well written article. I went through many of your given comments and it still doesnt quite answer my query, which is:

Which machine should I buy for better washing of clothes. I have been using a a whirlpool top loading machine for past 8 years and it never really delivered the 'as-good-as new' look. I cant tell if it was the Henko powder that we use or the Mumbai water.

The machine has finally died on us & we need to invest in a new one for a family of 4 where a 6.5 kg should suffice. Please advice on a machine that is takes good care of clothes & is simple to operate (our help will be operating it). Also, we only have a cold water line for the machine. I dont want to cap a budget to the buy, but please advice a company known to last, with reasonable AMC and parts. I have realised with the last machine that the AMC & parts outweigh the cost of the machine by a mile over a 6-8 period run.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Varun,

Usually Front Loaders wash better as compared to Top Loaders. Bosch, LG and IFB are the most popular brands for Front Loaders. Service from any of these brands should not be difficult in Mumbai. People would have issues with almost energy brand and you will not find a single brand with absolutely no negative reviews. But then Bosch I think has solid engineering. You can go for Bosch Front load model. You can look at these:

Bosch WAK20165IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r1FX61 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Clk4m!NNNN )
LG FH096WDL24 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2szk3sI , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/dE~OUTuuuN )

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