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By on January 2, 2018

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 - Diva Aqua SX
    • 6.000 kgs
  • LG - FH0B8NDL22
    • 6.000 kgs
  • IFB - Senator Aqua SX
    • 8.000 kgs
  • IFB - Senorita Aqua SX
    • 6.500 kgs
  • Bosch - WAK24168IN
    • 7.000 kgs
  • IFB - Senorita Aqua VX
    • 6.500 kgs
  • Bosch - WAK20160IN
    • 7.000 kgs
  • Bosch - WAT24168IN
    • 8.000 kgs
  • IFB - Elite Plus VX
    • 7.500 kgs
  • LG - FH296EDL23
    • 7.500 kgs

Best Top Loading Washing Machines in India

  • IFB - TL- RDW 6.5 KG Aqua
    • 6.500 kgs
  • LG - T7270TDDL
    • 6.200 kgs
  • LG - T7208TDDLZ
    • 6.200 kgs
  • Whirlpool - Whitemagic Premier
    • 6.500 kgs
  • Electrolux - ET70ENERM
    • 7.000 kgs
  • Electrolux - ET70ENPRM
    • 7.000 kgs
  • Whirlpool - 360° Bloomwash Ultra 7.5
    • 7.500 kgs
  • IFB - TL- RCH 7.5 KG Aqua
    • 7.500 kgs
  • Whirlpool - 360° Bloomwash Ultimate Care 8.0
    • 8.000 kgs
  • LG - T9077NEDL1
    • 8.000 kgs

Best Semi Automatic Washing Machines in India

  • Whirlpool - Superb Atom 60i
    • 6.000 kgs
  • Whirlpool - Superb Atom 70s
    • 7.000 kgs
  • LG - P7556R3FA
    • 6.500 kgs
  • LG - P7550R3FA
    • 6.500 kgs
  • LG - P8239R3SA
    • 7.200 kgs
  • LG - P9037R3SM
    • 8.000 kgs
  • Whirlpool - Ace 8.0 Turbodry
    • 8.000 kgs
  • LG - P8539R3SM
    • 7.500 kgs
  • LG - P7258N1FA
    • 6.200 kgs
  • LG - P8537R3SA
    • 7.500 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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Hello Mr.Abhishek,

I have gone through most of the Q/As and thought that you could help me out to clarify my doubts. I have been using Siemens washing machine since last 10 yrs. Now its time to change it as giving lot of trouble. What option should i go for? we are a family of 4. Ready to shift to different option. Looking at longterm usage. Please guide.

Thank you ,

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Ms Vaijayanti,

I think 6.5 kg washing machine should be good enough for a family of 4. What is the size of your current Siemens model? I guess you are looking for a front load model, right?

If you want to go for a similar German make then Bosch would be a good brand. LG is another very popular international brand with great technology. IFB is the most popular brand (an Indian brand). It is like Maruti Suzuki of Washing Machines. If you can provide more details as mentioned above and also your budget, then I can recommend some models.


Dear Mr. Abhishek

We are a family of three and our requirements wrt washing machine are:

Capacity of atleast 6.5 KGS
Front loader
Good for water and energy consumption
Stainless steel tub (since reviews suggest that)
Budget 30-35,000

Kindly suggest. We are whirlpool loyalists but whatever brand you suggest would be OK. Thanks in advance.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Parvathy,

Whirlpool does not have a 6.5 kg front loader. Their front loaders start from 7 kg. Both their Fresh Care and Supreme Care series start from 7 kg. Their models are energy efficient with inverter motor and A+++ European ratings, but I am not sure about their price as well because none of their models is available online on any of the e-commerce stores.

I think LG models would be good for you based on the fact that they are quite popular, they have inverter motor so they are energy efficient, front loaders are water efficient and they have stainless steel tub. You can look at these:

LG FH0G7WDNL52 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/g6uSULuuuN )
of LG FH0G6WDNL22 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tojYK2NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2CYZf5M ) .... the difference is only in color as FH0G7WDNL52 is silver and FH0G6WDNL22 is white. Rest all is same.


We have a very low pressure water supply line. Is there any automatic washing machine that caters to this condition?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Prithwish,

Depends on how low the water pressure is. Different machines have a different kind of requirements. IFB washing machines can operate between 0.3 to 8 bar pressure. Many other brands like Whirlpool have "Zero Pressure Flow Technology" in which the machine can operate even at pressure as low as 0.17 bar. You can go for a Whirlpool top loader machine if there is a serious problem.

Prithwish Chakraborty

Hi Abhishek - thanks for your response. We are lookin for a load capacity of 7-8 kgs. Between front load and top load need ur advice - which is better for water consumption and clothes. The max height can be alittle above 3 ft for top loader.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Prithwish,

Front Loaders are better for water consumption, clothes and in general wash. If you want a front loader that can work at almost zero water pressure then Haier has front loader models with NZP technology:

Haier HW80-BD12756NZP 8kg
Haier HW75-BD12756NZP 7.5 kg
or Haier HW70-B12636NZP 7 kg

These 3 are very good washing machines with inverter technology and direct drive. They are highly energy efficient. Haier is a good brand as well. But you will not get much user feedback online as Haier is not very popular online on e-commerce platforms. These machines are less than 3 ft. Whirlpool top loaders with ZPF technology are slightly more than 3 ft. So they will not fit your requirements.

My guess is that IFB should also work in your low water pressure requirements, so you may also look at IFB Senator Aqua SX 8Kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2EpCCW5 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/a1jEETuuuN ) or IFB Elite Aqua SX 7Kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2zWm30H , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/aCTLiTuuuN ) .... these can work at up to 0.3 bar pressure.

Prithwish Chakraborty

How do I measure the water pressure? Can you give me the names of ifb/whirlpool models so that i can check?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Prithwish,

All models of IFB can operate between 0.3 to 10 bar. In Whirlpool, the Stainwash series or Whitemagic series (both top loaders) have ZPF technology. Haier also has both Front load and Top load models (many of them) that have NZP technology (which is Net Zero Pressure) .... but your choice will depend on the size you need (in kg wash load) and the type (Top or Front Load) and your budget. If you can give specifics, I can give you specific model.


I want to plan to buy washing machine and I am fully blanked about washing machine parameters and technology . I am living at 5th floor out of 5th floor building. Please let me know latest model of washing machine with range of rs. 20000/-

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these washing machines:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
IFBTL- RDW 6.5 KG Aquahttp://amzn.to/2CcyDOnhttp://fkrt.it/pACy2TuuuN
WhirlpoolWhitemagic Premierhttp://amzn.to/2zyYLO2http://fkrt.it/pPZw!TuuuN

Hi Abhishek Ji, we went to buy washing machine today. I told shopkeeper abt the model u suggested and i told i want to put all clothes/all types of clothes in a single go. I dont want to go for different functions settings in washing machine. Then he was telling it’s better to wash separately fordiff types of clothes. So thought of checking with you. What u suggest here. Bcs i could see if i put diff clothes in diff modes it will take lot of time and energy comsumption also.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Well different kind of people manage things differently. Some people just put all kinds of clothes together. Some are picky and they go as per the cloth type. Washing machines have different modes for different kind of clothes. For better treatment of clothes you can pick and choose the program. But not everyone follows the programs. So it depends. However, it is always better to wash clothes that may leave color, separately. But otherwise it depends. If you want to "go by the book" then you need to run different kinds of clothes separately.


Hi Abhishek Ji,

we have family of 4. please tell me which model washing machine-front load we can buy.
i have no idea about weight of clothes. and we don't have any budget constrains.

Thanks in advance

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can go for a 6.5 kg washing machine. You can look at these as these are from top (and most popular) washing machine brands:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
IFBSenorita Aqua SX 6.5 Kghttp://amzn.to/2AS1PX2http://fkrt.it/m1Y8G!NNNN

Thank you Abhishek Ji. i asked my mom and she was telling cloth weight might get more. i told her we can wash twice. so please tell me whether wash twice will be the more convenient option or we should buy a bigger one.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Subhasis,

If you go for a small machine, then you will have to run multiple times, electricity consumption will be more as multiple runs will certainly be more expensive in terms of electricity consumption as well as water consumption. Also, your 2nd run may be partial run because the first run may not take a full load, and in that case, the partial run will have lesser efficiency. A bigger machine would be better if you know that the load size will be more on most days.


yes yes. now i have understood. i want to go for bigger one. which models should i prefer (7/8 kg). planning to gift in this Christmas to my mom :-)

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
IFBSenator Aqua SX 8Kghttp://amzn.to/2BTdxo1http://fkrt.it/376iY!NNNN
LGFH496TDL24 http://fkrt.it/3YGqj!NNNN

thank you so much Abhishek ji... i am going for first one :-)


We are a family of 4 and I am planning to buy IFB TL 6.5 KG SDR. This machine seems to be having all the features except that the warranty offered is only 2 years while other popular models are offering 10 years warranty. Can you please guide whether this is a good machine and whether 6.5 kg will be sufficient for a family of four? Also, has the weight of the machine got to do anything with its functioning or durability? If there is a better machine than this one please inform the same. Awaiting your response eagerly.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Krishnan,

The weight of machine as mentioned in specs (6.5 kg) is the total weight of clothes that the machine can efficiently handle. So the right size depends on how frequently you wash your clothes and how much clothes are there for washing in general. You can always buy a small machine and do two rounds of wash as well (if you have sufficient time). Or you can go for a big one that can do all clothes in one go. To me, 6.5 kg sounds sufficient for a family of 4.

Usually, most brands offer a two-year warranty on washing machines. Only in some cases, there is 10 years warranty only on the motor and not on the whole machine. The warranty is given when they introduce a new technology (to gain customer confidence in new technology or on modification of a technology that probably did not provide good user experience earlier). Products that are stable and time-tested usually have lesser warranties.


Thank you very much. Actually I was referring to the overall weight of the washing machine. For example the Net weight of IFB machine is given as 37 kg whereas there are several other machines with net weight in excess of 45 kg. Will this lesser weight have any bearing on the overall life of the machine?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Well, that weight should not be a problem.


Dear Abhishek,

We are a family of 2, planning to buy a Fully automatic washing machine. Can you sugest the best one to buy and what parameters should we keep in mind while selecting the best one.


Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sumeet,

There are two kinds of Fully Automatic Washing Machines: 1) Front Load and 2) Top Load. In terms of cleaning Front Loaders are better than Top Loaders. Front Loaders also consume less than 50% of the water that is used by Top Loads. However, in terms of electricity consumption, front loaders consume more (if you do not heat water) as the cycles are longer. But if you use hot water (which usually gives better wash quality) then just because electricity used for heating water is a lot more, the top loaders end up consuming more electricity in heat mode. A few front loaders with inverter technology motor consume less electricity (similar to top loaders).

Another thing to keep in mind is the hardness of water: If you get hard water then you may opt for a machine with in-built water softner. Also if you have low water pressure then that can also impact your decision.

Finally it is very important to determine the right size of load that you will wash using the machine. A 6 kg washing machine can handle 6 kg cloths. A 7 kg one will handle 7 kg cloths. You will have to determine the right size so that your load size is ideal. Because overloaded machines tend to break soon.


Dear Sir,

Want a 7 kg Front load Fully Automatic washing machine. After extensive research, I zeroed on 2 machines.

Please recommend the one to go for.
You can also suggest any other brand if that is better than the above 2 I selected.
I read that Tub of Bosch is plastic one. So is it good ??

Thank You in advance.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Himanshu,

Bosch Tub material is certainly plastic. It is better to have a metallic tub. Also from "Bijli Bachao" perspective, the LG model you have selected is better. I would suggest that you go for LG FH2G6HDNL42.


What is the difference between digital and led display?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It should be the same. LEDs are used for digital display.

Satish Chandra Chowdhary Jodhpur

Dear Sir,
I wish to purchase semi automatic washing machine.
I had been to store and found that Haier 8Kgm washing machine has 5 years warranty on motor and 3 years waranty on machine. Look wise it is beautiful one. Price Rs. 12800.
I saw another machine of Panasonic of 8 Kgm capacity. They are also offering 5 years warranty on motor and 3 years on machine.Price Rs. 11800.
Mostly people are recommending LG or Samsung . May be because easy availability of spares and services.
I wish to select one, which should be having good value for money and technologically having good performance.
Can any one please help me in deciding or recommending right model and brand for semi automatic washing machine.
Satish Chandra Chowdhary
[email protected]

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Chowdhary,

LG, Samsung and Whirlpool are the most popular brands in semi automatic washing machines online and offline. These brands have established themselves in market by providing service and spares properly. It is not that other brands are bad, but these are the ones that sell the most. Whirlpool can also offer you 5 years warranty, but LG and Samsung have just 2 years warranty. However, years of warranty is not a measure of performance of any machine. Usually, more warranty is given when people have less confidence in a product (it is given to gain trust). Technologically there is not much in semi automatic washing machines and thus it does not become a differentiator among models. Most semi automatic washing machines have similar technology. If you are looking at 8 kg machines then you can look at these popular models:

Whirlpool Ace 8.0 Supersoak (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2Aqx3oa , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5GvqMTuuuN )
LG P9032R3SM (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2Aphpd1 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5dT9kTuuuN )


Sir, is gl-u292jpol is it good overall. Which year model it is.? Can I go for it

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It is a 2016 model. It is a good one and you can certainly go for it.


Hi Mr. Abhishek.. i went to buy FL washing machine yesterday and my choice was ifb senator aqua sx 8kg (checked in your suggestion) But the salesman confused me with an lg product and was pushing me to buy that. Today i will go again but before that i need a suggestion from you-
5/6 member in family
Budget is not a constraints
But servicing from the company should be good

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Manish,

Both LG and IFB are leading brands in washing machines. And it is difficult to pick one. Each one has its own pros and cons. IFB is an Indian brand and has several features that are suited for Indian conditions: 1) Water Softner 2) Low water pressure handling 3) Possibility of adding clothes in between cycle, etc. Whereas LG is technologically better as in it has Inverter tech Direct Drive motor which is long lasting and energy efficient (although if you do not use it well, then breakage can be costly to repair), it also has NFC enabled machines which are futuristic and can communicate with LG customer support on its own (through your smartphone) and can report issues and problems. It also has various rotation patterns to handle different kinds of clothes. So each has its own pros and cons.

Also service depends on your local service station of the brand and their engineers. It is difficult for me to comment on how good they would be.


Thank you Mr. Abhishek :-)
that exactly same happened with me. you very correctly pointed out what sales man tried to tell me. but they did not tell me anything good about IFB. so i got confused.
i have decided to go for IFB and model ifb senator aqua sx 8kg 1400rpm...
should I go for this model or there is better option available in IFB itself?
Thanks for your suggection

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If you are looking for 8 kg machine from IFB, Senator Aqua would be the best.


Thank you so so very much :-)


And sir I have one more query also..i also want to buy a griller/microven..but i checked in Bijlibachao.com but there is no recomendation of brand..though i understand the working principle for them ref article from bijlibachao...please help me with the brand and model name for washing machine and griller/microven.. i live in Kolkata...many thanks in advance

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

We currently do not have much research on grill/microwave to give you a recommendation. Because our website is "Bijli Bachao", we started off with appliances that are high electricity consuming and focussed on them. Microwave and Grills are not used much to consume a lot of electricity in general. So we have not reached to them yet. Hopefully, in future, when we have sufficient bandwidth, we will surely cover them.


I am waiting for your reply..when free pls reply so that i can ho and order :-)


Dear abhi..

1) Have you seen LG 6kg FH0H3NDNL02 ? How it works while comparing with LG 6kg FH0B8NDL22 ?

2) Please tell how many clothes (exclude bedsheets) (approximately) can put in 6KG, 6.5KG, 7KG front load washing machine?


Dear abhi..
I'm waiting for your reply from yesterday..Your reply will give a final decision to me..

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Oh! I am sorry. I missed your question. But I guess you have already bought a machine. By the way 7 kg means 7 kg weight of dry cloths. You will have to figure out the weight of your clothes to determine how much you can put. It will be difficult for me to tell how many clothes you can put.


Dear abhi..
Finally i bought LG FH0H3NDNL02 instead of LG FH0B8NDL22/IFB aqua VX as your words..I bought it from offline store bcz online purchasing person not providing proper installation and response for washing machine..
Hope this model will be fine.. LG FH0H3NDNL02 not have much rating in online while comparing with LG FH0B8NDL22/IFB aqua VX but I choose this because of your motivation words..

Anyhow thank you so much abhi to choose me a washing machine..

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Oh! That's great. Do let us know your feedback on the same. It is always best to buy from a place where you get best deal and support.


Dear abhi..
I've a small doubt..While purchasing in offline store I'd noticed LG 6kg with 1200RPM and 1000RPM..What is the difference between those RPM? What will happens if we increase RPM?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Faster RPM means faster spin rates. It is good to wash tough clothes. Lesser RPM is needed for delicate clothes. Usually, machines have the option to vary RPM, but they have min and max RPMs that they offer.


Thank you abhi..
Hope 1000 RPM sufficient for my home need..Except bed sheets nothing tough clothes i usually use in my home..
What is normal RPM? Is 1000 RPM is sufficient or Not?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

1000 RPM should be good enough for your usage.


Dear Abhi,

I have few questions, they maybe basic, but will help me to understand it better

1.) When we say load in Kg ( like 6/7 etc), is the the weight of clothes in dry condition ?
I am planning to but a Washing Machine ( for a family of 5 ) where approx we might have 2/3 shirts 2 pants ( for grown ups ) , some ( 6/7 clothes for kids ) along with 1/2 bedsheet occasionally. Should we go for 7 kg machine. ?

2.) Do the automatic washing machines use Overhead Sintex water for washing ( we stay in flats where we need to store water overhead ). I asked this question specially from a water pressure perspective

3.) What is the approx usage of water that is expected

4.) In case of automatic machines, is it absolutely necessary to dry it with electricity, or do we have options to spin dry, as in case of semi automatic ( 2 tub machines )

Your advise and help will help me a lot in purchasing, also request you to suggest some brands that I can look for

Thanks & Regards,

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here is my response:

1) It is 7 kg od dry cloths. You will have to evaluate your load. Occasionally it can go beyond 7, but not on a regular basis else the motor will give up soon. You can get up to 11-12 kg washing machines as well.

2) There are many washing machines that can work between 0.3 bar to 10 bar water pressure. As long as the pressure is not lower than 0.3 bar, it should work. And 0.3 bar is quite less.

3) 7 kg Front loaders need about 52 lts water, top loaders have 2-2.5 times more water consumption, so about 120 lts.

4) Only washer dryers use electricity to dry. Not all automatic washing machines are washer dryers. 95% automatic washing machines available in market use spin dry to do mechanical drying.

What is your budget for this washing machine and are you looking for front loader or top loader?


Over the weekend I went and enquired about the above product in the retail showroom as well in a LG showroon. The feedback I get from these people are so varying, that it confuses.

1. Common consensus among all the showrooms was that Front Loading will not work with an overhead sintex ( normally common across flats in Mumbai Suburbs ), but none could tell me technically what is the minimum bar pressure required for the machine, and the amount of water it will consume. I was told to look for top loading machines by one of the dealers

2. Finally I liked the model "LG T1064HFES5C" the 9 kg top loading, but again I got different feed backs on, some saying it will not work on sintex water, while only 1 showroom confirming it will work. I am very confused, while none can concretely tell me the reasons, just saying it will not work, and its your risk

This leaves with the only option of looking for semi-auto. Can you give me your feedback on the above model mentioned how it is, if you are aware off, I need a bigger size, as I might have higher workloads sometimes.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I have usually seen LG front loaders to have permissible water pressure of 1 bar to 10 bar (100-1000kPa). IFB has front loaders with permissible water pressure of 0.3 bar to 10 bar. The information is usually available on the owner's manual which can be downloaded from LG's website (the product page).

For LG T1064HFES5C the water tab pressure mentioned is 30-800 kPa or 0.3 bar to 8 bar. With 6 motion DD + Inverter Technology + Pulsator, it has good specifications. It also has steam and heating options, but then usually heating adds to your electricity bills significantly. So it will be better on your electricity bills to avoid using these features.


Dear abhi,
What is child lock in front load washing machine? Does front load washing machines are safe while New Born babies at home? I want to know whether we can lock the washing machine door while not using..

I'm asking these information because I've a new born baby.. Somebody telling front door washing machines are risky because of the front door..

Please tell about child lock and other locking modes in LG front door washing machine..

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

LG washing machine will not open the door when the cycle is on (as we discussed earlier). But I doubt that you can lock it when not in use.


Thank you abhi..
How can I know whether it can lock while not in use? What is child lock?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I do not think any washing machine comes with a feature to lock the machine when not in use. "Child Lock" as it is mentioned in IFB is for freezing the machine settings when a machine is in use so that any kid may not disturb it by mistake. But there is no lock in any front loader to prevent opening of the door when the machine is not in use.


Dear abhi..
1) LG front load washing machine also have child lock..How can it works?

2) is it possible to dry clothes in LG 6kg front load washing machine without washing option? What I'm telling is i want to wash my baby clothes outside but I want to dry in washing machine..Is it possible?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vijay,

Here is my response:

1) I think we have discussed at length about child lock and I do not have any more information to add on it.

2) Automatic Washing machines have a spin only option to dry clothes without washing.


Dear abhi..
Thank you..I understand that we can dry clothes with the help of spin option in front Load washing machine..
Is it possible to wash only option? What I'm telling is i just want to wash clothes in washing machine without drying.. Is it possible?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I have not seen wash only option because it defeats the purpose of having an automatic washing machine. If you want wash only option then it will be better if you go for a semi-automatic washing machine.


Dear abhi..
You told wash only can't do in automatic washing machine then why Rinse+spin option and no spin option in LG front load washing machine? I want to know usage of those two options

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Rinse + Spin is not Wash only. It is wash + dry ... spinning is for drying.


Dear abhi..
Today installation and demo person came to my home..He told if I want to wash only then I've to choose Rinse hold initially..After completion of washing I've to power off then I've to power on and choose no spin..After that I can take clothes out for drying..
He told like that..I'll check it anyday..

Anyhow thank you abhi..

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Thanks for that information. It is helpful.


Welcome abhi..
I've a doubt for washing machines detergent.. Sometimes i used surf excel/tide for my home usage..Is it surf excel/tide suitable for front load washing machine? Why some special detergents are manufacturing for washing machine? I think it has some powerful chemicals while comparing with normal washing (surf excel/tide) detergents..
Tell the detailed information about suitable detergents for ky LG washing machines..


Dear abhi..
Thanks for your reply..As you advised I'll take LG front door washing machine only..I just want to know about those things..

Thank you for providing such a valuable information..


Hi Abhi,
we are family of 4 , and i am trying to purchase a front load washing machine .Please suggest me which one is good , less electric consumption and i can offered upto 35000/-. i visited various shops but they are totally confused.
whether we can purchase it from online or in stores which is benefit for me.
please give suggestions for me

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think a 6.5-7 kg washing machine with inverter technology would be good for you. You can look at these:

LG FH0B8QDL22 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/wQizp!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2l99MUw )
Whirlpool Supreme Care 7014 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/BZfWnTuuuN )
Samsung WW70J4263MW (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2iuwUMh )

Purchasing online is not bad as long as seller rating is good. However, you should buy from a place where you get a better deal.


Hello Abhishek,

First of all, I want to thank you for providing such valuable information over a wide variety of appliances as well as prompt replies!!

I am planning to buy a front load washing machine mainly for heavy furnishings like blankets, bedsheets with a capacity of 7kg.

I myself visited stores, did some research and observed the following:

- An amazon India reviewer mentioned Bosch WMs using smooth iron with chromium coating and not stainless
steel. Is that so?
- No inverter technology for energy efficiency.
- No idea about after sales service.

- Has inverter technology.
- Has Direct Drive. Though increases efficiency, but for heavy loads, drum bearings may wear and tear early and
hence maintenance cost shoots up. Also, I was told to stick to belt drive models for heavy loads.
- Uses stainless steel drum.
- Read a lot that after sales service is quite good, though it also depends upon locality.

- Vibrations, saw at relatives. Technician said it will continue!
- Spare parts problems.
- Customer care reviews not good. Again, locality factor.
- Uses stainless steel drum.
- No inverter technology.
- Also, was told that after IFB manufacturing started in India, quality degraded. Not sure if true.

- Uses stainless steel drum.
- No vibrations.
- Inverter technology.
- No reviews, no idea of after sales service.

As you can see, only Whirlpool and LG is providing Inverter Technology and Stainless steel.

I was interested in Whirlpool Supreme Care 7014 (7kg) but couldn’t find any reviews and hence am skeptical.
Could you please share some feedback and reviews if any?

Also regarding above points, any more information that you can provide and suggest some models please?

Many Thanks!

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Aakash,

There is no utopian "best" brand that is out there in the market. Every brand will have its own pros and cons and as a consumer, one has to decide on what they can compromise on and what they cannot. IFB, LG and Bosch are most sold brands online and you will get the most amount of feedback on them. Whirlpool is big offline. And they are not bad at all (I personally own a whirlpool machine which has been working great for past 8 years).

As far as Bosch Drum is concerned, based on what I know, they either use Stainless Steel or Plastic.

If you want to base your decision on online reviews then IFB, LG and Bosch will be the brands where you will find the most reviews. Even in that, IFB is the most reviewed and highest rated among all (because it is Indian, it has wider service network, etc). IFB was never an international brand, it was Indian. It did get help from Bosch initially, but it is an Indian brand (just like Maruti Suzuki is an Indian brand).

Personally if you ask me, my experience with Whirlpool has been fantastic. It is not a small brand and I do not think its after sales service would be bad. It is quite big offline. I would say if you want to go for Whirlpool Supreme Care 7014 (7kg), then you must go for it. Else if online feedback is important criterion for you, then you can look at the models mentioned above on this post.


Thanks Abhishek.

Your reply has definitely helped me.
Also heard about life of Front Load being less than Top Load. Is it true?
And for heavy furnishings like bed sheets and blankets, which one is preferable: Front Load or Top Load?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Otherwise, the life of both the machines should be similar.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Aakash,

Life of a washing machine truly depends on how well you use them. If you overload the machine then it will be stressed most of the time and wear and tear will be faster. If you manage the load well, then it will run long. If you use the machine very frequently, it will have a lesser life. If it is used less, then it will last longer. The most important thing is to buy the right size (kg) washing machine. Please note, that the kg mentioned for a machine is the max load of clothes that it can handle efficiently. Beyond that, it will be stressed. A bed sheet would be 1.5-2 kg whereas a single blanket would be 4-5 kgs. If you plan to wash multiple of them together then you will have to buy a machine that can handle that much load. And if you buy a right one, then it will last longer.


Hi Abhi, Can you give us list of recommended washing machine with Inverter as well as Direct Drive technology?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Inverter is there only in Front Loaders of Samsung, Whirlpool and LG. Direct Drive is there only in LG. Also Inverter tech direct drive is only in LG Top Loaders. Now all LG front loader models have inverter tech direct drive, so the recommended LG Front loader models above have inverter tech direct drive. Somehow models from Samsung and Whirlpool are not so popular online (and that is why we do not get good user feedback on them) .... we usually use our analysis and user feedback to make a recommendation of the models.


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..

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.


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..

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.


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?

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.


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?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Well Front Loaders are better in cleaning in general. They consume less water as well. LG models have inverter tech direct drive that consumes less electricity as well. That would be the main reason to choose LG front loader as compared to any top loader.


Dear abhi..
IFB diva Aqua VX is front load washing machine only..It has top rating in flipkart too..

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

IFB and LG both are top brands. Comparing IFB and LG are like comparing Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai in cars. Both are top notch brands. IFB is Indian, and LG is Korean. LG has advanced technology to optimize energy efficiency, but IFB has several features that are good in Indian conditions. IFB has an inbuilt water softener. IFB also has a feature where one can stop a cycle in between and add more clothes. So truly depends on what you need. I cannot say that one is better than the other. Also, IFB has 3 different variants in 6 kg and Diva is the basic one among all. Eva series has additional Foam Control system and Elena series has Cradle Wash. So with 6 Motion Direct Drive, the LG model will have better wash options.


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?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vijay,

Here is my response:

1) If you mean hard water from bore water, then LG does not mention use of any water softner. So if water is really hard then you will need a water softner before putting the water in washing machine, else it can cause lime scale that needs to be cleaned regularly else it can damage the machine.

2) The main difference is that FH0H3NDNL02 has full touch panel. Whereas FH0B8NDL22 has a combination of analog and digital. FH0H3NDNL02 also has more spin speed options.

3) LG and Bosch both have good power saving and water saving machines. Life will also be comparable for these brands.

4) Kg is the clothes weight that the machine can take.


Hi abhi..

Does LG FH0H3NDNL02 / FH0B8NDL22 or IFB diva Aqua VX have

1) Punch +3 pulsator
2) Smart filter
3) washing Jeans mode
4) Adding additional clothes option?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Front Loaders do not need pulsator. That is required in top loaders. Also, Punch + 3 is LG technology. Pulsator is there in most brands. Adding Additional Cloths option is there only in IFB. I am not sure if there is any Jeans model in these washing machines.Filters are there in all washing machines ... also SMART Filter is LG Technology used in their top loaders.


Dear abhi..
Thank you so much..
1) How many washing options having in IFB diva aqua VX and LG FH0H3NDNL02?

2) You told something about Jeans washing in front load washing machine..Does front load will wash jeans nicely or not?

3) You mentioned smart filter available in LG TL washing machines only..Does Front load washing machines need smart filter or not?

4) if LG front load washing machine not having Adding clothes option then how can we add additional clothes? How can we take clothes outside if power gone means?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here is my response:

To Point 1: I do not have the complete details. The only details that I have are from the specifications mentioned on the links:



To Point 2: I did not say anything about Jeans washing. Based on my experience (my in-laws have IFB FL washing machine), jeans washing is good in Front Loaders.

To Point 3: As I said, every washing machine has filters, as they are needed to capture coins, keys and lint, etc captured during the wash. LG's TL has SMART filters that they claim are made out of antibacterial plastic rather than regular cloth (as in most TL washing machines). That is the only value-add. Front Load washing machines also have lint filters (or strainers) that are called pump filters.

To Point 4: LG Washing machines have auto restart feature which stores the washing state in its memory in case of power failure and auto restarts when power is back. LG Front Loaders do not allow adding additional clothes in the middle of a cycle. You have to plan the washing accordingly, or if you missed some clothes, then you will have to run a second batch. This is with most front loaders. IFB is the only brand that has options to add missed laundry in case the cycle has started.


Dear abhi..
We are using bore water..Some of my apartments persons using this water for cooking too..Hope water may good too..

You told FH0H3NDNL02 has updated washing machine while comparing with FH0B8NDL22..Which one we can buy either LG 6kg FH0H3NDNL02 / FH0B8NDL22 or IFB diva Aqua VX?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)



Dear abhi..

1) LG FH0H3NDNL02 has fully touch..LG FH0B8NDL22 has normal LED display..You said initially LG FH0B8NDL22 suits to me..Now LG FH0H3NDNL02 good for me..
I want full difference between those models..

2) I was asking what we have to do in front load washing machines if power cut happens 4 to 5 hours..Is it possible to open door if power cut happens more than 4 hours?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here is my response:

1) You can go for either one of them. They are similar models with one having a full touch panel. If you want full touch panel (I do not know if you want or not), then you can go for FH0H3NDNL02 else go for FH0B8NDL22.

2) I do not understand your 2nd question. I cannot understand the issue you are talking about. What I meant was that if a cycle has started (which will obviously start when the power is there), you cannot open the door. And obviously, you would want the cycle to finish even if there is a power cut of 4-5 hrs. So the cycle will resume after power comes back. During the power cut if you want to take out the clothes, then you surely can (because there is no power). But you will have to cancel the cycle when power comes back.


Dear abhi..
1) which is good fully touch(FH0H3NDNL02) or normal front load washing machine (FH0B8NDL22) model for better Life?

2) i asked what to do while power cut happens more than 4 hours power cut? If we can't open door more then 4 hours then clothes may tear..Is it ri8 or wrong?

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here is my response:

1) I have no idea on it.

2) If the power goes off in between a cycle, the clothes will not Tear for sure. There is nothing in the machine to tear clothes.


Dear abhi..
Thanks for your all replies..I didn't mean clothes will tear because of machine..I told if clothes will Leave in washing machine upto 4 hours while power cut then clothes may tear because of soaking..

Anyhow thanks for your valuable response..


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

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.


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

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

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.


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.


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?


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.


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 )


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

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

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


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

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

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* ?

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.


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.

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.


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.

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

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 !!

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.


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.

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.


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.

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Chaitanya,

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


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

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
IFBTL- RDW 6.5 KG Aquahttp://fkrt.it/Evqxc!NNNNhttp://amzn.to/2xbXsok

Which one is best front load or top load under 20k?


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.

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).


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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.


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..

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 )


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..

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.


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!

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.


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 :)

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.


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?

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.


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

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 )


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

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.


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


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

Hi Abhishek

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

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 )


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

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.


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

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 )


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)

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 ).


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?

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.


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.

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 ...?


Looking for 7 or 8kg

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
IFBElite Aqua SX 7Kghttp://amzn.to/2vFmsW8http://fkrt.it/i4OjF!NNNN

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?

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.


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 :)

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rabaab,

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


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

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
IFBElite Aqua SX 7Kghttp://amzn.to/2wHLTVLhttp://fkrt.it/Opica!NNNN

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

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.


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

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.


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..

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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