CLA Connect Open Forum

Subject: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

1.  Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-17-2017 21:54
Are there any CLA members that are considering making Wascomat/Electrolux machine purchases soon?

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Richard Heighington
Store owner
Spotless Laundromats
Prince George, B.C. Canada
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2.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-18-2017 21:27
Yes, I'm purchasing more Electrolux machines.  Customers love them and they make the store really pop!

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Steven Matrix
Store Owner/ Employee
Laundry Basket Villager LLC
Phoenix, Arizona
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3.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-19-2017 01:38
Yes I am. they are the best.

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STEVE KING
Store Owner/ Employee
CA
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4.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-19-2017 08:50
Yes, more Electrolux,

why hey do you ask?

Any deals or info?

be well,




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MICHAEL SAYER
Store Owner/ Employee
DORVAL QC
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5.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-19-2017 10:24
We purchased Electrolux 6 months ago.  What do you want to know?

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6.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-19-2017 10:38
I am an Electrolux Distributor in Tennessee, are there any questions I may be able to answer for you? Please feel free to ask.

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Christopher Pemberton
Distributor Employee
Laundrylux
Old Hickory TN
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7.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-19-2017 13:14
I'm trying to decide on 100 G or 200 G machines. I have all 100 G in this store and I don't want to confuse customers by having a higher price for the same sized machine. Also, is the a huge price difference between the 100 and 200 G machines.

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Richard Heighington
Store owner
Spotless Laundromats
Prince George, B.C. Canada
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8.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-21-2017 13:49
100G or 200G?  I had the same question several years ago for my own store and decided to go with the 200G machines. Since I am a distributor, I asked my factory to rep to justify the extra cost of higher G machines to me. Here are some observations:

The higher extract speeds move customers through your dryers more quickly and your customers will get the impression that your dryers are hotter than your competitors (higher customer satisfaction). For similar sizes of equipment I kept the same price on the 100G and 200G machines to avoid confusion, but put the 200G machines in the heavier used locations.

I use the weighing (water saving) feature on sizes 30lb and up.  This alone has more than paid for the extra cost of the 200G washers in water savings (and gas savings on hot water).  You will need to explain the weighing to your customers at first, but the savings are worthwhile. My water/sewer bills are consistently over $1K less than they were several years ago while my business is up. (and water prices have risen)

The only low speed extract machines I have left are my 18lb Gen 5s which I've started replacing with 450G heavy duty softmounts.  I had already replaced my 75lb Gen 4s with 75lb softmounts and my customers love them.  I've sold these for several years to hotels, nursing homes and hospitals with excellent results and very few repairs.  I vend these at a premium price - the higher extract speed and larger cabinet size seem to justify it.  I also offer a 17 minute quickwash that some customers prefer.

I will be replacing the last of my Bock extractors (we had seven of them) with softmount machines in the very near future. The higher extract machines have offset the need for the extractors, and I got tired of repairing them.  I may however ask Michael Walsh for some advise on upgrading one someday because they were excellent machines.


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Barry Carter
Distributor and Store Owner
Asheville, NC
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9.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-20-2017 08:07
​I have all Wascomat hard mounts in my store.  Have had them for several years now.  I'm very pleased with them.     However, do not, under any circumstance purchase any soft mounts.  They may be cheaper up front, but more of a headache ( and eventually more expensive due to all the repairs) in the long run.

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Laura Ridley
Store Owner/ Employee
Laura's Laundromat
Mustang OK
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10.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-20-2017 09:54
Laura,
When you say soft mounts do you mean the small home style machines? I have 25 lb.and 45 lb. Wascomat OPL soft mounts that run 8 hours a day, 6 days a week and there's virtually no problems or breakdowns with them.

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Richard Heighington
Store owner
Spotless Laundromats
Prince George, B.C. Canada
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11.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-20-2017 11:41
I agree with Richard on the soft mount reliability. I have talked to owners of large soft mounts and the reliability complaint seems to be an "old wives tale." Every motorized vehicle you operate has a suspension system and it rarely breaks.
​I looked at Electrolux and choose the continentals for the looks and the better control. I think the dial is confusing for the typical low income laundry customer. I think they look like kids toys. Just my opinion.

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Jason Graham
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12.  RE: Wascomat/Electrolux Machine Buyers

Posted 06-21-2017 17:26
I installed the 200G hard mounts just over a year ago and my customers and I love them.

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Avi Sharabi
Brooklyn, NY
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