Ariston AWD129NA

by Jaro

RANK #12:

The most interesting thing that I found about this washer dryer combo is the fact that their official website itself states that it takes up to 5 hours to wash and dry your clothing with this combo and that there is no combo that would do that better. Well I certainly don’t agree, as at least all the LG models that you can find reviewed on my website can do that properly in 1 to 3 hours depending on the load.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 23.43″ x 33.47″ x 24″
Weight: 137.3 lbs.
Capacity (cu.ft.): DOE 1.65
Drying System: Ventless Condensing
Number of Wash Programs: 9
Number of Dry Programs: 4

 

Features: Energy Star certified, Stain Removal / Bleach option, Delay Timer (up to 12 hs), Easy Iron option, Extra Rinse option, Throttle down spin speed regulation, Pre-wash option.
Spin Speed (Max): 1200 RPM
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
Wash Programs: Cotton Wash, Synthetic, Wool, Silk, Permanent Press Wash, Delicates Wash, Pre-Wash, Easy Iron, Soaking.
Dry Programs: Rinse, Spin, Normal Dry, Drain
Tray Dispenser: 3 – Prewash, regular detergent, and fabric softener.
Materials: Drum: Stainless Steel, Cabinet: Painted Steel, Control Panel: Plastic, Door Rim: Chrome
Color: Stainless Steel Look
Ratings Electrical Requirements: Standard voltage electricity (120V 60 Hz 15 amp)
Images:
Video:
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a video review for this model of the washer dryer combo.
Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • Easy to install, easy to use.
  • It’s ventless and uses condensation to make the vapour release its moisture and be pumped out along with cold water used for this purpose.
  • Uses little water.
Negatives:
  • Too long to wash and dry – about 5 hours
  • Capacity is very small.
  • It’s too noisy
  • The washer doesn’t clean very well.
  • The softener and bleach dispenser does not dispense evenly nor entirely.
  • The dryer may leave a very odd metallic/burnt-oily smell in your clothes.
  • Clothes form a solid compact wrinkled mass when the dryer is used and the “Easy Iron” button makes no difference.
  • You may encounter some problems when dealing with the warranty as Ariston doesn’t reside in US.
Negatives common to all combos:
  • There is no exterior lint trap for the dryer. The lint tends to collect around the rubber seal and you have to empty that once a month depending on the frequency of use.
  • The clothes need to be free to tumble in order to dry completely. Fill only half of the drum if you’re going to use the dry function.
  • Noisy water pump that expels the water from the machine – although active only intermittently during the wash and rinse cycle.
  • Produces a bit of heat.
Rating:
Design: 5/10 Capacity: 5/10
Features: 8/10 Wash & Dry Programs: 6/10
Money Savings: 7/10 Quiet: 6/10
Quality of Wash: 6/10 Quality of Dry: 6/10
Affordable:
6/10 Reliability: 8/10
Total Score: 63
Reviews and Prices:
Here you can find and compare user comments and prices from different online stores. Just a small advice – if you find a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones, it usually means that the complaining people don’t use the machine properly, or received some defective piece.
Online Store Price Link
Amazon.com $1,197.00 Purchase
AjMadison.com $1,199.00 Purchase

Conclusion: This is honestly one of the worst washer dryer combos I have reviewed – people complain about the quality of the wash and dry functions and also lack of support when something goes wrong.

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