Haier HWD1600

by Jaro

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Haier washer dryer combos belong to the lower class and cheaper machines and there are mixed opinions on their reliability. I believe that if you use it the right way it works pretty well. Let’s have a look at the specifications.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 23.6″ x 33.4″ x 23.4″
Weight: 193.6 lbs.
Capacity (cu.ft.): DOE 1.8
Drying System: Ventless Condensing
Number of Wash Programs: 6
Number of Dry Programs: 4

 

Features: Humidity Sensor(The dryer program should stop when it detects the clothes are dry.), Fill & Drain Hoses, Delay Start, Pre-wash, Extra Rinse, Child Lock.
Spin Speed (Max): 1000 RPM
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
Wash Programs: Cotton, Synthetic, Sport, Silk, Wool, Quick.
Dry Programs: Rinse, Spin, Normal Dry, Drain
Tray Dispenser: Pre-wash Dispenser, Detergent Dispenser, Fabric Softener Dispenser.
Materials: Drum: Stainless Steel, Cabinet: Painted Steel, Control Panel: Plastic, Top Plate: LPM Board, Door Rim: Chrome with Silver Edge
Color: White
Ratings Electrical Requirements: Standard voltage electricity (UL Listed /120V, 60Hz, 10Amps)
Images:
Video:
Unfortunately I couldn’t find a video for this model, but I found one for an older version of Haier – HWD1500, which should still give you a nice idea on how it looks like.
Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • Nice modern design.
  • Easy to install
  • 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.
  • Very quiet.
  • Uses little water.
  • It’s pretty small so it gives you an extra space for storage for example.
Negatives:
  • It takes a little to get used to the controls, since it’s not as simple as a regular washer/dryer.
  • I found some user comments saying that this model had problems to dry clothes properly.
  • There were a few people complaining about the drying function breaking after about 3 months of use.
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: 10/10 Capacity: 7/10
Features: 8/10 Wash & Dry Programs: 8/10
Money Savings: 9/10 Quiet: 8/10
Quality of Wash: 10/10 Quality of Dry: 8/10
Affordable:
10/10 Reliability: 7/10
Total Score: 85 %
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
CompactAppliance.com $779.00 Purchase
Amazon.com $1,051.39 Purchase
newegg.com $1,342.99 Purchase

Conclusion: Honestly, I don’t know what to think about this machine as while some people like it and don’ t have any problems, I’ve read quite a lot of complaints about its drying capabilities.

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