To keep a washer dryer running efficiently, experts recommend using liquid detergents and fabric softeners. You should also follow directions carefully because an excessive amount of detergent can actually interfere with the cleaning process (which may lead to repeated rinsing and unnecessary use of water) and clean the dispensers provided from time to time to remove any residue.
Choosing your washing machine
Because of the increased demand for washer dryers in the UK, there are several brands and models on the market. Before you buy, search the internet to find one that meets your needs and fits your budget. Look for a well-known, reliable dealer who provides free shipping and a warranty for the product, In addition price should not be the only consideration, because you will want to determine the company's return policy and find out where you can have the machine serviced if that becomes necessary.
Note that it will be easy to stop a top loader at mid-load to add more detergent or laundry, while the door on a front loader will actually lock while the laundry is being washed to prevent flooding. At the same time, when the drum is rotating throughout the spin cycle, the load may become unbalanced in this type of machine.
Since top loading machines don't need a seal to prevent them from leaking, you will find that they are less expensive and easier to maintain than a front loader. (At times, bacteria, mildew and mould can become trapped in a front loader's rubber seal and cause unpleasant odours.) Also, instead of soaking the laundry during the rinse cycle, high-quality top loaders spray the items, they contain larger loads, and they do a better job than earlier models.
Before you make your final decision, go to and review the Washer Dryer Maintenance Guide they provide. You can choose from a Zanussi washer dryer, a Hotpoint washer dryer, or one of the other up-to-date machines you see listed there.