Updated 9 Aug 2017

Simpson

SWF12843

Snapshot: The Simpson SWF12843 front loader has a 8kg capacity and a cold connection. How well does it clean your clothes?

SWF12843
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1234

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Test results

Overall score
79
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK water efficiency.
  • OK spin efficiency.

But

  • Poor gentleness.
  • Has no cycle for hand-washable woollens.
  • Relatively noisy.

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
$1234
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Thailand

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim capacity (kg)
8.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 66
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
50
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
20
Noise (dBA)
67
Wash cycle time (min)
127
Water use (L/wash)
79
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
27
Test cycle
Whites, cold, 1200rpm

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Eco 60°C 1200rpm warm wash program
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
373
Energy label - stars
3.5
Water label consumption (L)
68
Water label - stars
4.5

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
-

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Notes

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