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02-05-2005, 01:12 AM
I was hopping to get any feedback on the machines what works well on them what does not they would be in a fully attended mat I know lots of plastic but are they good bang for the buck over top load.
How long is wash time?
what else is available besides maytag neptune?
How many gallons of water do they use?
thanks in advance.
03-02-2005, 02:57 AM
There are many softmount washer on the market to choose from. Here's is my opinion/experience on some of these models:
WE-16: don't buy them due to problems with door, soap tray, door lock, pump, etc. I had twelve of them three to five years ago and got rid of them one by one after the washer bearings failed.
Continental Aurora: limited experience (1 year only) with this model. Found out that if customer overload the washer, the 8 Amp fuse protecting the inverter motor blows, and everything stops. Also, the pump model is very loud so go far gravity drain if possible.
IPSO 18# softmount washer - solid built but $$$ to purchase.
Contiental 20# and 30# softmount washer - solid built for OPL market but avail. for coin mat; ran almost five years without any problems -- but $$$ to purchase and also parts are expensive (i.e. computer control board $1,000.00).
03-03-2005, 11:30 AM
I would hold off on the WE 16's for a while. Electrolux, the parent company of Frigidaire and Wascomat, has recently redesigned this frontloader for the home market. Time will tell if they introduce it with a coin slide.