Miele W3922wps V W3824wps
Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:53 PM
We have finally decided on a Miele but can't decide on which one. The W3922 & W3824 both seem to fit the bill but I am tempted by the Professional motor and the load size/ dispensing on the W3922, however it does seem to have bells and whistles that we don't need. It seems that the W3824 might be a later addition to the range and looks simpler to use. The program that will get the most "welly" will be cotton 40 degrees, so I am told by the boss. Both machines are exactly the same price so which is the best way to go? I need help, "im only a man", doing the research. PLEASE HELP !!!
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 03:06 PM
In theory the W 3922 should be more expensive because it has the extra features. As there seems to be more people selling it the price could be dropping due to competition. If they are both the same price then clearly the better choice is the W 3922.
I would say it is unnecessary to pay much extra for the professional motor unless quietness is extremely important. I currently have a Miele W 3740 which doesn't have a silent professional motor (and therefore has the same motor as the W 3824) and the sound insulation level is only a level "2" (as opposed to the sound insulation level “4" that these two have - however, I can confidently say that a Miele washing machine with their “normal” motor is extremely quiet - and should be more than quiet enough for all but the very finicky.
As for the waterproof system, this is an extra safety feature described as follows - "a double safety valve can switch off the water supply within seconds of a leak occurring". The W 3922 WPS has the "Water Control System" instead which is, "a float switch that detects leaks and can trigger the water inlet to close". Again, this is in theory not quite as good as the waterproof system but should be perfectly adequate for most people unless paranoid about leaks (if living in a flat for example)
Both washing machines are quality and highly reliable. The Load Size & Dispensing Recommendation feature of the W 3922 is supposed to calculate the amount of detergent required according to the weight and soiling level of the load. I assume you would tell the machine what level of soiling the laundry has and the washer must weigh the load and display the recommended amount of detergent. Without more knowledge of how it all works I must admit it seems a little unnecessary to me, especially if you are using pre defined quantities of detergent in tablet form for example. It may be a refined feature but I'm not sure how useful it really is.
I can also personally recommend the cheaper W 3740 if you would be satisfied with a 1400 spin and less features, while retaining the same build quality. Watch out for my review coming soon.
Posted 24 April 2007 - 05:17 PM
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 05:53 PM
The 1600 may well remove a little bit more water (it's spin rating is A as opposed to a B for 1400) - but how much more it removes is not qualified. To me, saying one thing is A and one is B only proves that A is, "better" but how much better? Is it even significantly noticeable other than in lab tests?
We find that the 1400 spin speed is perfectly adequate. The W3740 is a superb washing machine and by the looks of things about £100 cheaper.
The W3740 also has a 6Kg drum and 10 year warranty but on Miele's web site you can compare up to 4 of their models side by side to check that it's adequate for your needs - Miele
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:30 AM
Superb piece of engineering, we can thoroughly recommend Miele and the W3740 in particular.
Thanks again for your much valued help.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:03 AM