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OMO Washing Powder 9KG for $9.99 + Postage $5.99

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OMO Washing Powder 9KG for $9.99 + postage 5.99
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OMO Washing Powder 9KG for $9.99 + postage 5.99
http://www.1-day.com.au/products/QASFAN1OW

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    i would go for it, but its top loader only

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      What's the difference between the two types? I have no idea

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        All ALDI washer powders can be used with top or front. It just says use less for front in the instructions. I was wondering the same thing.

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        it's the suds, front loaders require a low suds powders.

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      You should be fine.

      The main difference is that front loaders need less water to wash the clothes so you need less powder or a powder that makes less bubbles.

      If you only use a small amount of this powder in your front loader then you will not run into any problems.
      Probably 50-75% less than that the package says you should use.

      It will not damage your machine the 2 things which can happen are
      1) You put too much in and the bubbles come out of your machine

      2) You put slightly too much in and the rinse cycle does not get all the detergent from your clothes (Though even with a front loader powder not all front loaders remove 100% of the detergent form clothes due to the water they use)

      If you want to buy it then start off using a very small amount and when the machine is in the wash cycle have a look in.
      When you can look in and the amount of bubbles looks about the same you have found how much to use.

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        If you put less, I think it reduces the "cleaning power". Front loaders requires less bubbles per amount of active ingredients (sorry, that sounds more scientific than I intended). I don't think you can simply "use less". If you could, everyone would have front-loaders and save 75% on detergent by buying top loader detergent.

        Also, I think bubbles coming out of your machine could actually cause damage.

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          what do you guys think of front loader washers? we've always had a top loader, till it was replaced with a midspec LG front loader, what a shocker!

          ridiculously slow, lots of vibrations, and clothes still smell of detergent at the end…

          normal? do we just need to put up with this?

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          As Anthony said, if you use less powder it increases the cleaning power. I use 25 - 30% of the recommended dose to get a great wash, any more than that you will get powder stains and dirt deposits on the clothes. Excess powder does damage the machine, I've had 3 repair technicians tell me so (I've used front loaders for over 20 years). Phone your repair person or check out Shannon Lush & Jennifer Flemings "spotless" books if you want confirmation. Powder manufacturers exist to sell you more powder. Using top loader detergent wrecks front loaders, they use much less water. Bubbles don't clean clothes.

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          Kimmik, I personally think front-loaders are much more effective. Also have an LG, but no issues. Have you checked that yours is perfectly level? I did have noise before, pulled out a spirit level to make the machine level, and that sorted it out. The "feet" turn to make them at different height to help you level it.
          In Europe they have been using front-loaders for many years. I personally the type of top loaders they have in Australia are quite poor. In fact, they abolished that design (with a pillar in the middle that wiggles back and forth) in Europe since decades ago. My grandma had to laugh when I told her that's what they sell here :)

          Interesting info on the overuse of detergent. I never tried using a smaller dose.

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          Just a quick reply from what I know. The main cleaning in a clothes washing machine is from agitation. The chemicals in the powder/liquid do help, especially with some particular types of stain, but it's all in the shake. Remember the 3rd world country people washing their clothes in the river, rub rub rub.

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          Interesting info on the overuse of detergent. I never tried using a smaller dose.

          What you said above is correct, front loaders do require a more efficient detergent however as shmahoo said the agitation does a lot of the work.

          Using a less efficient detergent in a front loader will not give the same cleaning power (and this is really only applying to detergents with enzymes in them which this omo does not have) however for the most part if you are an average person when you wash clothes they are generally fairly clean before you wash them (sweat, dead skin, small stains) none of which require super strong cleaning power.

          And as 7Alice7 said, using too much cleaning powder/liquid can be a bad thing as if you use too much it will not rinse or dissolve correctly.

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          what do you guys think of front loader washers? we've always had a top loader, till it was replaced with a midspec LG front loader, what a shocker!

          I think they are rubbish. (Especially the ones with a clothes dryer built in)

          They really do not save much water either.

          If you ignore the water stars and look at the actual water consumption there is not much difference between top and front loaders.
          5-10 liters per wash can be the difference between a 2-3 star machine and a 5 start machine.

          And if you consider that front loaders take much longer to wash your laundry they are using more electricity, electricity is generated by using lots of water so while the machine may use less water at your house it is responsible for using more water at the power station. (I do not actually know if a front loader does use more electricity, i am just using the idea "longer washing time uses more electricity")

          And then if you have one with a clothes dryer built it the clothes dryer uses water to condense the hot steam. This is not reflected in the water consumption or water star stickers on the machine.

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          We had an LG front loader. Worst purchase we ever made. Had 12 call outs for repair in the 3 yr warranty period. Took 3 months to get 1 part in from Korea. They kept promising to replace it if it broke again - but each time they just patched it up and sent it back a week later. When it broke again outside of warranty we scrapped it and bought a bosch. Never had any problems since.

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    Add 4 x 400g Toblerone, expiry 14/01/12 so good for Christmas, for no increase in postage!

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    is omo normally made in Vietnam?

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    I really want this deal too, but i also have a front loader (and the bold section scares me: "Not suitable for front loading machines") - so will give this one a miss unfortunately.

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    Limit of 2 and $6 postage.
    Typical 1-day terms which limit the bargain.

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      i actually think their postage etc is among the best in the online retailers. Flat rate no matter how many you buy (unless there is a purchase limit) plus combined items all at 1 (low) postage

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      I tend to agree with mick123. I think they are more than generous with their postage terms, especially as they allow you to combine across the 3 deals for the $5.99.

      The daily limit on the Omo is only 1, not the usual 2. I actually can't understand sometimes how they are making money, for example, the 2 x boxes of Toblerone I ordered last month were posted from NZ via registered post where I had only paid $5.99 for a 2.5kg package!? I can't imagine there is much in it for them posting 9kg for $5.99!?

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    Its 9.95 at riverwood woolworths yesterday for 9KG.

    Pick it up instead!

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    Just make sure you know that 9kg is not the same as 9kg bought in supermarkets (ultraconcentrate)