Updated 9 Aug 2017

Miele

WDA210 WPM

Snapshot: The Miele WDA210 WPM front loader has a 7kg capacity and a cold connection. How well does it clean your clothes?

WDA210 WPM
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1899

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Test results

Overall score
80
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Very good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Has cycle for hand-washable woollens.
  • Has “favourite” cycle.

But

  • Relatively noisy.
  • Can’t do a true cold wash on the tested cycle (water is heated to 30 degrees).

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
$1899
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Germany

Specifications

Size
Medium (6-7kg)
Capacity (kg)
7.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 61
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
100
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
70
Noise (dBA)
65
Wash cycle time (min)
126
Water use (L/wash)
52
Coldest wash (°C)
30
Annual running cost ($)
38
Test cycle
Cottons 30C, 1400rpm, 2:22 to go

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cottons 40 (with frame)
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
242
Energy label - stars
★★★★☆☆
Water label consumption (L)
60
Water label - stars
★★★★

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
Yes
Add items
-
Child lock door
-
Child lock controls
-

More Info

Notes
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Buy from the Top Brand

The Top Brand award recognises brands that perform consistently well across product testing, reliability and customer satisfaction.

Miele won the Top Brand award for washing machines along with LG. Miele was the standout brand for reliability and satisfaction for front loaders.

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Reliability

Overall, 86 percent of washing machines in our 2016 appliance reliability survey had never needed repair.

  • Above-average: Fisher & Paykel, LG, Miele.
  • Average: Beko, Bosch, Electrolux, Haier, Simpson.
  • Below-average: Asko, Panasonic, Samsung.

Total number surveyed: 3056

Again, Miele is the stand-out brand in our survey. Last year, 84 percent of Miele owners were very satisfied with their washing machine. This year, the figure has grown to 92 percent. That must be helped by the brand achieving 97 percent reliability.

LG and Fisher & Paykel are the other brands to have above-average reliability, scoring 92 percent and 89 percent respectively. LG also scored highly for satisfaction, third of all brands behind Miele and Bosch.

For more on washing machine reliability, see our survey.