Our Fisher and Paykel Top Loader washing machine has recently started giving us problems (water wouldn't come out of the pipe, well it does but very very slowly, and agitator keeps stopping during the rinse cycle). It has been in use for about 10 years now apparently, so think it's time to upgrade.
Went to the Appliance Shed yesterday and most of the washing machines that take at least 8KGs are $1000+!
So does anybody have any recommendations in particular which brands to buy please?
Also, is front loader better or top loader?
Warm water to wash or cold water? We normally just use cold water as it saves on electricity for heating up the water.