Updated 9 Aug 2017

Simpson

SWT6541

Snapshot: The Simpson SWT6541 top loader has a 6.5kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

SWT6541
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1093

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Test results

Overall score
65
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • OK dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Poor gentleness.
  • Poor water efficiency.
  • No hand-washable woollens cycle.
  • No selectable spin-speed.
  • No water-level sensor.

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
$1093
Type
Top-loader
Agitator style
Agitator
Origin
Thailand

Specifications

Size
Medium (6-7kg)
Claim capacity (kg)
6.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
95 x 58 x 65
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
50
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
70
Noise (dBA)
57
Wash cycle time (min)
79
Water use (L/wash)
140
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
17
Test cycle
Regular wash, cold, full water level, no soak, deep rinse

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Regular wash, warm temp, full water level, no soak, eco rinse program
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
440
Energy label - stars
2.5
Water label consumption (L)
79
Water label - stars
3.5

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
×
Tap connections
Hot + 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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