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Old 07-31-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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In the interest of saving space in my laundry room I am looking at the all in one combos, washer/dryer in one machine. Has anyone had any good experience with these? It makes perfect sense to me, that's what a dishwasher does, wash and dry in one machine. I don't see why we need two machines to do this anymore. I found this one below used, but there are many others on the market.

Haier hwd1000 washer dryer all in one
Haier hwd1000 washer dryer all in one white excellent on eBay!
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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They are supper small.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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You mean the capacity? We only have myself and husband at home now anyway. I guess that is a consideration for resale...
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Default Seek answers elsewhere

Miele WT2780 - Washer Dryers| Miele UK

ZKN7147J | Washer Dryers | Zanussi | Products | Laundry

High quality.

Hair is cheap Chinese crap. They will get better, but are not equal to the Euros.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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Even the top of line euro machines are a lousy way to do laundry. They don't have effective drying cycles.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Here's the primary issue I've always seen with combo units whether it's TV/VCR or washer/dryer in this case. When something breaks if it's no longer fixable you have a half operational unit making both of them useless.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I had an Ariston washer/dryer 20 years ago and it was awful, the dryer took forever to get the clothes anywhere near dry and when they came out they were very wrinkled. Eventually the dryer part broke so the washing machine was unuseable.

I would advise against it, if space is limited maybe look at an apartment size washer dryer stacking duo ?
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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In the interest of saving space in my laundry room I am looking at the all in one combos, washer/dryer in one machine. Has anyone had any good experience with these? It makes perfect sense to me, that's what a dishwasher does, wash and dry in one machine. I don't see why we need two machines to do this anymore. I found this one below used, but there are many others on the market.

Haier hwd1000 washer dryer all in one
Haier hwd1000 washer dryer all in one white excellent on eBay!
I realize you are trying to save space. Is it impossible to fit both a small washing machine and a small dryer in your space? If not, I recommend buying a simple one of each, no frills, minumum bells and whistles. The more bells and whistles the shorter the MTBF. Something basic. Make sure the dryer is large enough for one full wash load. HOT, WARM, COLD, LARGE, MED, SMALL is all all a person ever really needs on a washing machine. Standard brands on sale: GE, Kenmore, Whirlpool etc.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I used to have one in Germany many years ago, and loved it. I also use one when I go overseas for vacation.
They are such a space savers, and you don't need to transfer your laundry from one machine to another. That means you're going to program only one machine to do the complete laundry/drying process. You load the unit, set up and leave. When you come back everything is dry, no need to transfer.
However, please make sure you get one with the fastest spinning process. That will make a huge difference in drying time and your energy consumption. 1200 RPM is a minimum, but I would rather pay more for a faster unit.

Haier is considered a cheap brand in Europe and is indeed very small - 1.7 CF/1000 RPM. The reviews are not good either. You buy this unit and you will think that ALL washer/dryer 2 in 1 combos are as bad.
http://www.amazon.com/Haier-HWD1000-.../dp/B000QFGY7C

However I am not sure how this concept would work in the US, because here rarely someone has a problem with a space, and everything has to be big to consider to be good. Any combo sold in the US will be too small to accommodate a queen/king size comforter. Germans don't use comforters that size. That's probably the biggest item you would want to wash.

Otherwise, for smaller households this is a great combination.
According to Consumer search reviews this is the best unit:
Best Washer-Dryer Combos | Top Picks and Reviews at ConsumerSearch 3.6 CF is not a small unit.
'The best washer/dryer one piece combo available to date' - LG WM3987HW - washer/dryer - front loading - freestanding - 27" - white user review and rating - CNET Reviews
Other brands:
http://goo.gl/b5Vd0N

(To compare: The AEG LAVAMAT TURBO L16850A3 you can buy in Germany has 1600 RPM, loads 15.5 lb dry laundry, has many programs and features, water/energy saving, wrinkle-free etc.)
I agree with davebarnes that the European units/brands are way superior, fancier and more efficient than what you can buy here in the US.

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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We have a stackable washer/dryer and it works better than the one in our home. We had it in one of our apartments, I bought it because I didn't like the one they rented at the apartment complex, and when we moved I put it in our shop and hooked it up there. The dryer gets REALLY hot and the washer does a good job of getting even our greasy shop clothes clean.

No experience with all in one units, but I can't imagine they are any good.......generally, anything that does two jobs does neither one particularly well.

Don
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