Do you really need to buy a new washing machine?
Manufacture of any item, including a new washing machine, requires environmental resources. Buying a new machine also means getting rid of your old one, which contributes to landfill.
What capacity washing machine do you need?
What type of machine: front loader or top loader?
After capacity, the choice is about a washing machine that washes well and is economical. There are two main types of washers: top loaders and front loaders.
In general, front loaders:
In general, top loaders:
A third category of “High Efficiency” (HE) machines are becoming more popular and available in the Australian market. They look like top loaders but have some of the advantages usually associated with front-loaders. You might want to do some research about these options.