I'm thinking of getting brandt's dryer-washer, top load. But haven't check out the price, saw them in magazines. Apparently it seems thomson is a prenium brand for the company. So hopefully it is cheaper. which model r u considering?
Initially i was considering Brandt too bcos it's sleek and will fit nicely into my small yard. And a few salespple have been recommending that to me. However, just yest, my friend warned me not to get it bcos they got one themselves and complained it's exceptionally noisy during washing. They said at first they thought it was spoilt and called the technician to chk but apparently, that's 'normal'. My friend tld me she hates to wash her clothes bcos of all the noise and can't wait for it to breakdown so that she can buy a new one. Just sharing my opinion maybe u shld go look around and get mre comments. Or anyone here has positive copmments pls share cos i also want to know.
Oh btw, if u want something sleek like Brandt, go for Elba it's better. My MIL using it for a while and it's quiet.
may i know which model is your washing m/c? actually the saleppl told me the model i m eyeing is gng to obsolete soon, wonder if tat will b a problem boh? next time if any problem with the m/c, will they come to service it?
Are all of u getting the washer alone?? I'm thinking of the washer cum dryer. In fact, was wondering, which is better, Thomson or Brandt? Thomson seems to be more reliable, with more favourable feedback.
I am also keen on getting either the WTC0612A or the BR850M (old model that has no new stocks already).
How much are you getting WTC0612A for? My only worry is taht 0612 has only a fixed spin speed of 600rpm. In terms of drying (spining), may not be too dry for heavy garments. But I heard that 600rpm is quite ok already for normal stuff. At most to hang up the heavy ones for a few more days/hours.
BR850 (and its new model) has adjustable spin speeds.
I was quoted $630 (through phone) by Sweetson (a B.Batok shop). But when I went today to the shop, she quoted me $640. But so far, the shop is one of the lowest quote. Well, if you do not require the machine so soon, we can try to order together for more bulk discount. I think i may be getting it only in Sep.
Hi Kim, how is your BR750 model functioning so far? Reliable, I hope? I am thinking of getting the 0612A model which comes with a fixed speed of 600rpm. Wonder if that would be dry enough (I am ok with hanging the clothes to dry for 1 day).
I have bought the Brandt WTC 0802A Top Load model. Have been using for 4 months and found it quite good. Noise level is okie and clothes come up quite dry just nice for you to hang dry for 1 day. I also bought a fisher & pakyel dryer (inverted wall mounted auto sensing one) and I think it is really helpful in the event of raining days. I think for appliances that we used almost everyday, we should try to get a good one so that it will not give you problems. Brandt and Thomson belong to same parent company and initially I thought of getting Thomson one and later after hearing the sales person telling me that they are one family but Brandt cost a lot cheaper. I decided to get brandt. Probably in terms of labeling on instructions, Brandt uses logo while Thomson uses text (easier for reading). Well once you start using, you dun need to refer back to manual for instructions. So it doesn't really matters, right? I really like the washer and dryer that I bought as I think they are a great help to a busy working mum.
I bought Brandt WTC 0802A for $788 from Courts recently. was using BR850 until i moved house. the new one is also okay.
Note this: You MAY have to buy a metal attachment if you are getting a Brandt washing machine.
When the guys came down to deliver and install the washing machine, they found that the water pipe from the washing machine could not be fixed to the
water tap. The solution is to buy a $10 metal piece from them. This is ridiculous, this metal piece should come with the washing machine. One of the guys said this attachment is hard to find in h/w stores. Think he is trying to make me buy it. I didn't. Luckily, the metal piece at $2 was found in nearby DIY store (think the name is selfix) on the same day. phew.
I called up Brandt to see wether the metal piece is bundled with the washing machine. indeed, it does not. Is this common with other brands of washing machines?
attached are the pics of the metal piece and the water pipe. screw the metal piece to the tap, now the water pipe can be attached.
Well about brandt and thomson, There are some of the features that are available in thomson but not brandt.. well you pay premium prices for premium choices so its your pick.
choose a washer wisely. Maybe can get a higher spin speed. like i think brandt has the highest at i think 1000rpm while thomson has 1200rpm. so its your pick. i personally have been using thomson for 20+ years really no problem!
its just the long washing that you got to get used to but it will be alright cos it uses much less water and electricity than normal japanese brand ones. once again with brandt the lowest it can go is abouyt i think 60-70 litres while thomson models offer below 50litres
i am currently using the Brandt WFH1066K.
i love the features esp handwash setting...
the only problem is that u have to wait for 2 min b4 opening the door after the cycle is complete. u have to manually time this urself. unlike my friend's w/m (another brand cant rem which...) gives out an alarm sort of sound once its ready to open.
i have had the door stuck once!
i'm doing fine... not been very active here lately. catch u on msn later
i think quite a few brands have the beep thing. dunno why Brandt missed out in that. they have a warning sticker asking u to wait two mins b4 opening. & if u dun the push button to open the door may get stuck.
it would be a perfect machine if not for this
is it this one?
Auto weigh system from 1 to 6 kg
Adjustable spin-speed from rinse hold to 1200 rpm
Energy label*: energy A+, washing A
â€¢ Electronic programming with digital display
â€¢ Programmes: Hand wash, Wool, Flash 30', Surfliss
â€¢ Options: Prewash / Intensive, Extra rinse, No spin
â€¢ Delayed end of cycle time
â€¢ Safeties: Anti-overflow, Load balancing system, Child safety
â€¢ Low consumption: 1.02 kWh / 45L
â€¢ Dimensions (cm): W59.8 x D59.5 x H85
if this is the one that you are talking about cos this is the only one of the two models of front loads from brandt that has spin speeds of 1200rpm. and yes its worth it to buy at 599. just gotta make sure that its tis model
recently my dryer is down.
my dryer slightly > 1 yr.
was told is the PLUG that is giving the problem?
n the plug is installed by them in the first place.
n i hv to pay $60 for them to re-install another plug.