Washing machine buying guide

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Electrolux’s washing machine buying guide will help you choose the unit you need for your clothing, towels and bedding. Size, capacity, laundry habits, special programs and safety features are key things to consider, so let this buying guide help make the right choice simple for you.

Generally, to choose the right washing machine, you need to:

  • Know your demand of your family like how many people in your family, how often you do laundry, ...
  • Choose one of these types: front load or top load
  • Choose a washing machine that can save energy and water
  • Consider other features like wrinkle free, delicate care, ...
  • Choose a good brand to buy

Here are more details: And if you're looking for a washer dryer combo, please refer to this washer dryer buying guide.

How to choose the right washing machine size and capacity

Size

Physical size and household size are two things to consider. Firstly, precisely measure where you want the washing machine to fit, also considering space for opening the door or lid, and power and hose connections. Some can be wall mounted if your laundry area is limited, or a washer dryer combo purchased. Then consider your household size and washing frequency for the load capacity. Here’s a guide.

  • 4 - 6 kg: on the smaller side
  • 7 - 8 kg: average in size
  • 9+ kg: on the larger side

Capacity

  • 1 - 2 people: a 4-6.5kg washing machine suits single or small households fitting around 5 outfits or 5 towels per load.
  • 3 - 4 people: A 7kg-8.5kg washing machine suits medium households, fitting around 7 outfits or 7 towels per load.
  • 5+ people: A 9kg or bigger washing machine suits large households, fitting 8+ outfits or 8+ towels per load.

Laundry layout

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Stacked front-loader washer dryers are a great space-saving option for smaller laundries or European laundries, aka those concealed behind cabinetry near the kitchen or bathroom. Meanwhile an under benchtop side-by-side washer and dryer set-up can give you more bench space, as could a combo unit. Wall mounted units again offer more productive floorspace. Consider your needs when laying out.

Types of washing machines

Top load washing machines

Top load washing machine is designed with a door on the top of the machine. With this layout, you don’t necessarily need to bend over while doing laundry since you load from above. And especially, you are free to add or remove items in the middle of the cycle.

Front load washing machines

Unlike top load washing machines, front loaders come with a door at the front which opens one side of the drum into which washing is placed. In most regions of the world, high-end washers are often of this type. Most commercial and industrial clothes washing machines worldwide are of the horizontal-axis design as well.

Installing a washing machine

Once considering the precise space requirements of your unit, including power supply, and door or lid openings, you’ll also need access to hot and cold water and adequate drainage, either a sink or standpipe for installation.

For using, this detailed step-by-step guide can help you use your washing machine effectively.

Cleaning your washer

To maintain the performance of your washing machine, run a self-clean function regularly. Otherwise, you can manually clean your unit by running a hot cycle with vinegar, scrubbing the drum to remove residue and cleaning the coin trap and drain pipe. To prevent mould and prolong the life of the door or lid seals, leave them open between washes.

Features & settings

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Delicates care you can trust

Electrolux’s specialised silk program protects your treasured garments, using a reverse cradle action, for a reduced wrinkle wash.

A comprehensive clean

Designed to protect every fibre, Electrolux’s UltraMix technology optimally blends water, detergent and softener before entering the drum, conserving the life of your clothes.

Everyday clothing reinvigorated

Electrolux’s VapourRefresh technology not only reduces crinkles and crumpling by 23%, meaning less ironing, more living, but can also refresh clothes through its innovative odour absorption function.

Remove 49 stains

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SensorWash washes out all kinds of stubborn stains with ease, without the need for pre-treatments. SensorWash technology use AI sensors to automatically detect dirt and soil levels and then adjusts the cycle duration accordingly to effortlessly remove 49 different visible stains, including oil, red wine, mud and chocolate.

Clean with added hygiene

The hygieniccare option finishes the wash cycle with a soft spray of vapors to remove allergens and germs. Vapours from hygieniccare are at just 40°C, so it is gentler on your fabrics, whilst also saving energy.

Wool washing done for you

Entrust Electrolux washing machines with the independently tested Woolmark Blue certification to replicate hand washing for your wool items, ensuring no shrinkage or misshaping also have the highest levels of water and energy efficiency.

Energy efficiency

Electrolux’s ecoinverter motor allows washing programs to run on lower power consumption, allowing your clothes to be washed thoroughly with up to 50% energy saving.

Connectivity

A smart laundry is only one push away with the Electrolux Life app. Connect your laundry appliances to your phone for convenient customised care.

Laundry accessories

Support & service

Warranty

Subject to terms and conditions our washing machine come with 24 months warranty in Vietnam, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Electrolux warranty terms and conditions.

Support & service

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We have a customer care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labour costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care or find more useful troubleshoots and support here.

You can also click to book one of the services from Electrolux:

Washing machine faqs

Our frequently asked questions are here to help you know all you need to about the use, maintenance and care of your Electrolux appliances

  • Question 1: how do I choose the correct washing machine settings?

    Most washing machines have similar features as follows:

    Regular/normal cycle: advisable for whites, sportswear, underwear, socks and t-shirts. Though efficiently removing stains, normal cycle may cause coloured clothes to fade due to strong agitation speeds and hot water.

    Delicates: for lightweight and delicate clothes. Make sure to check the labels as some delicate clothes are “dry-clean only”. This feature is advisable for cotton blend sweaters, linen shirts and dri-fit sportswear.

    Heavy duty: this is recommended for heavily soiled clothing and muddy items. Heavy duty cycles offer longer, warmer washes and high-speed tumbling to make sure all the dirt is flushed out and removed.

  • Question 2: what’s the difference between front-load washers and top-load washers?

    Key difference lies in the door design. While front loaders have a door and laundry is placed inside the drum from the front, top loaders have a lid on top and laundry is added from above.

    Front loading washers are becoming more popular since they not only save space but are also more economical because they consume less water, electricity and detergent. See the detailed comparison between front load and top load washing machine here.

  • Question 3: can I add clothes to the front loader washing machine after the cycle has started?

    It is now possible to add clothes mid-cycle with ’pause and add clothes’ function, which is available on most electrolux washing machines. After pressing the button, wait for the door to unlock, add your items and press ’start/pause’ to recommence the wash cycle.

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