There are plenty of brands selling semi-automatic washing machines like LG, Samsung, Godrej (made in India), Onida, MarQ, Thompson and Widewesting house. And if you are confused while buying a semi-automatic washing machine, then don’t worry.
KEYPOINTS- SEMI AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES
The best thing about semi-automatic washing machines is that they are much cheaper than full-automatic washing machines. They cost almost half or less and this is their biggest advantage.
Semi-automatic washing machines are the most water-efficient. They wash clothes with half the water used by front load or top load fully automatic washing machines.
There are at most 2-3 wash programs in these machines but the best part is they are highly customizable. Clothes can be inserted or taken out at any time. In fact, clothes can be taken out even in the middle of the program.
Along with customizable programs, these have faster washing capabilities. Clothes get washed fast. The Wash cycle in the semi-automatic washing machine will complete within 38-45 minutes whereas in a fully automatic washing machine it takes 45 min- 3hours.
If semi automatic washing machines are so good, then why people buy fully-automatic?
These are more effort and time-consuming. First, you need to insert clothes, then take them out and put them in the drain, and then you take them out and put them for drying because these washing machines do not dry out the clothes entirely. This will consume both- more time and effort.
You are wrong if you think semi-automatic washing machines give the best cleaning. Semi-automatic washing machines do not give the best of the best cleaning. Companies do not use the best components irrespective of machine, and brand. No matter which technique and detergent are used, these do not give the best cleaning.
The pulsator or drums of semi-automatic are not of the best quality. After all the companies make them keeping in mind the cost of production and their profits. Thus what you are getting at this price is the best.
Delicate clothes cannot be washed in less watt semi-automatic washing machines. The best thing is either you wash them with your hands or get them dry-cleaned.
Another important point that is often ignored is that semi-automatic washing machines are not completely shock-proof. You put clothes from one section to another and often the water enters into knobs in this process which creates high chances of shock. Make sure you check the earthing. If there will be proper earthing, then the chances of shock are less.
- It will be wrong to buy a washing machine without knowing them. First is RPM (Rotation per Minute). The spin speed can never be known without knowing this, therefore it is essential to know RPM. Better the spin speed, better the machine.
- Second is the power consumption. Not everyone knows there are 2 motors in semi-automatic machine- wash motor and dryer motor. Their power consumption is totally different and therefore should be known.
- Another point that not many people know is that many washing machines are not star-rated. They will be made in India but still will be without any star-rating. How can you buy them without knowing their power consumption?
- Will you buy a washing machine which is cheap but is noisy? If no, then how can you buy one without knowing the noise levels? There are 2 kinds of noise levels- 1) while washing and 2) while drying. Make sure you know both before purchasing any washing machine.
WHIRLPOOL 7.2KG- SEMI AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES
WHIRLPOOL 7.2KG is a non-rated washing machine with a motor of 1450 RPM. Its noise levels while washing is 65dB and while spinning is 70dB. It comes with ‘supersoak technology’ and 3 wash programs. On the top is a wash station with a multi-utility tray and an in-built scrubber. You can scrub clothes here and then wash them in the machine. It has a ‘lint filter’ and ‘auto restart’ option.
Its wash motor consumes 340W power and the spin motor consumes 150W power. It works and is power efficient just like a 5-star rated washing machine. It is made of plastic and weighs 30KG. It has 2 years comprehensive warranty and 5 years warranty on the motor. It costs INR 9,800. You get good washing and good drying without shaking or wobbling. It has an auto-restart function which is an important feature for frequent power cuts. But there is a con. Some people faced the problem with 100% water drainage.
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SAMSUNG 7.2KG- SEMI AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES
SAMSUNG 7.2KG is NON rated washing machine. Its motor is 1350 RPM. Its noise levels while washing as well as spinning is 60dB. It comes with ‘double strom technology’ and 3 wash programs. It has ‘center jet technology’ for washing. This means that a water jet in the centre of the pulsator will help in cleaning dust and dirt from clothes. It comes with ‘air strom technology’ which inducts air in the dryer and helps dry clothes faster and efficiently.
Its wash motor consumes 340W power and the spin motor consumes 150W power. Despite being non-rated, it works just like a 5-star washing machine. The surprising thing is that this is a 2014 model. Why will I recommend this old model?
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It is made of plastic and weighs approx. 24KG. It has 2 years comprehensive warranty and 5 years warranty on the motor. It costs INR 9,700. It is a good machine with a good wash and good drying but there is a small con. Small or big depends on you because it lacks an auto-restart option. There is no memory. The machine will not restart from the same point it stopped after the power cut.
WHILRPOOL SUPERB ATOM- SEMI AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES
WHIRLPOOL SUPERB ATOM (which is superb or not we will see later). It is a 7KG 5-star rated washing machine with a motor of 1400 RPM. Its noise level while washing is 60dB. The noise level of spinning has not been disclosed. It comes with ‘turb scrub technology’ and 3 wash programs. Turbo Scrub is a scrub station on the top of this washing machine. Clothes can be kept on it and scrubbed. The good thing is its water and shockproof control panel; its knobs are waterproof. This is a very good feature. Its washtub is 66L and according to Whirlpool, it is big. It has an auto-restart function and it comes with memory.
Its wash motor consumes 340W power and the spin motor consumes 150W power. It is made of plastic and weighs approx. 30KG. It has 2 years comprehensive warranty and 5 years warranty on the motor. It costs INR 9,300. It is a good machine with some gimmicks and some good features like an auto restart. Overall the wash is good. Many people received its broken units which is a problem of transportation and choosing the wrong seller. The right seller provides the open box inspection. This means you get a packed machine which you can open at that time and after that, you can accept and receive it.
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GODREJ 7.2KG- SEMI AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES
GODREJ 7.2KG 5-star rated washing machine comes with a motor of 1440 RPM. Its noise levels while washing is 60dB and while spinning is 60dB. It comes with ‘active soak function’ which is named as technology by Godrej, but it is a function. You can soak the clothes for a long and after that washing will start automatically. It has 3 wash programs and a ‘cartridge lint filter’. All the dirt that lint collects will be collected in a cartridge, which can be cleaned later. It has a ‘spin shower feature’ which will release the water like a shower while the pulsator rotates. This will remove dust and dirt from clothes.
Its wash motor consumes 370W power and the spin motor consumes 150W power. It is made of plastic and weighs approx. 24KG. It has 2 years comprehensive warranty and 5 years warranty on the motor. It costs INR 9,500. It is a good machine with descent wash but there are 2 cons. The built material i.e plastic or polypropylene is not of very good quality. The second con is the lack of an auto-restart option.
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LG 7KG 4-star- SEMI AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES
LG 7KG 4-star rated washing machine comes with a motor of 1350 RPM. Its noise levels while washing is 65dB and while spinning is 75dB. It comes with ‘rat away technology’ which is nothing but a rat mesh. It has 3 wash programs and a ‘lint filter’. On the top is a ‘collar scrubber’ and its spin shower speed is amazing. The best part is ‘wind jet dry. There is an air vent on the top of the dryer so that air can get inside while drying and make drying faster and efficient, and it’s very smart technology. And significantly no wobbling or shaking takes place.
Its wash motor consumes 360W power and the spin motor consumes 160W power. It is made of plastic and weighs 26KG. It has 2 years comprehensive warranty and 5 years warranty on the motor. It costs INR 10,800. Its design looks good. But there are 2 cons. Mobility is an issue due to the lack of wheels. Shifting machines from one place to another can be difficult as 26KG is not a small weight. The second con is the lack of an auto-restart option. The machine will not restart from the same point it stopped after the power cut. You will have to re-program it and remember how many processes of washing has been completed.
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