Updated 6 Jul 2018

Haier

HWX8040DW1 TwinTasker

Snapshot: The Haier HWX8040DW1 TwinTasker dual-washer has a 8kg capacity and a cold connection. How well does it clean your clothes?

HWX8040DW1 TwinTasker
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2199

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Test results

Overall score
75
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Good at dirt removal.
  • Ok at rinsing.
  • Excellent water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Has no cycle for hand-washable woollens.

How well does its second tub wash?

The Haier HWX8040DW1 TwinTasker has a second tub with a 4kg capacity. We also tested its washing performance (these scores don't contribute to the overall score). See "More info" for the results.

How we test

Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.

Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2199
Type
Twin tub
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Not stated

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim capacity (kg)
8.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
128 x 60 x 60
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
30
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
25
Noise (dBA)
56
Wash cycle time (min)
65
Water use (L/wash)
50
Coldest wash (°C)
off
Annual running cost ($)
13
Test cycle
Cotton 55, 10-minute wash, 2 rinses, temp off, 1000rpm

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cotton, wash 50 min, rinse 2 times, temp 40, speed 1500, additional intensive
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
316
Energy label - stars
4/6
Water label consumption (L)
41
Water label - stars
4/6

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Cold
Auto-sensing water level
Lint filter
×
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction
Not stated
Add items
No
Child lock door
No
Child lock controls
Yes

More Info

Notes

Has a secondary tub with 4kg capacity. Tested with a 3.5kg load and does not contribute to overall score. Overall, it was OK, scoring 64%. It was OK at removing dirt, rinsing and spinning, but very good in terms of gentleness and water-efficiency. It has a gentle/delicates programme but no specific cycle for either hand- or machine-washable woollens. It is rated 3 stars for energy, and 4 for water consumption.