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Asko WL6532XXL[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1300
Summary: This Asko Front-loader washing machine has
• 2011 Energy Star qualification
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Push button
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Asko WL6532XXL[W]

The Asko WL6532XXL[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the WL6532XXL[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency:
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.

Water efficiency:
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
Features & Specs - Asko WL6532XXL[W]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Asko WL6532XXL[W]
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1.0
I would not by by this product again
10/30/2013
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
ShakesMoves
Best Uses
Comment:
this product breaks down. There are no service companies in our area to do the service work. I don't see how you can sell a product so poorly designed as this machine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Not an Easy Machine to Love
6/6/2013
Pros
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Size Energy Efficient
Cons
Breaks Down
High Cost
Long Cycle
Noisy
Not Designed For Family U
Best Uses
Apartment Usage
Single People
Comment:
We have owned several compact Asko washer/ dryer components for nearly 15 years. We live in an apartment in the city, and we selected Asko because of there are few under counter, compact washer/ dryers available in the US market. The pros: it does a good job cleaning clothes, and it is energy efficient. The cons are many: very expensive to own and maintain, long wash cycles, even on quick settings, not designed for everyday, family use. It is also a challenge to find an authorized, experienced repair person to properly service the units.<br /><br />If space is a premium in your apartment, these stacked units will fit within a slightly enlarged single closet area. However, be prepared.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Broken after 4 years
5/2/2013
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
After 4 years of using the Asko for the laundry needs of a family of four the bearings wore out and the Asko repairman tells me that I need to buy a new machine. The national Asko office's response was that I was past warranty. My local dealer is no better. Clearly Asko is not interested in building a reputation of being a reliable provider of appliances.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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