Summary: This washing machine I have to say washes better than most heavy duty machines nowadays. So I am not disappointed in the functionalty of the machine. What I am disappointed in is the fact that it leaks water and that the clothes come out so wrinked from the spin that I have to iron everything! For a portable machine it does not roll well on carpet.
Summary: I just received my new Avanti W797 portable washing machine today, and I've already done three loads of wash. I love this machine! I would say the only negative is the water hoses that come with it are very cheap and leak. Do yourself a favor and buy some high quality hoses from your local hardware/major appliance store (the kind with metal connectors). Surprisingly, this machine holds a lot of laundry (almost as much as a regular washing machine).
Summary: We have been using this machine for almost a year and it is still going strong. It is kind of a pain in the butt to do your laundry in the kitchen(our only choice). But, it is much better to have this machine then go to a laundry mat!
Summary: I was skeptical about this washer but now that I have it I can't believe I've lived without it. I am in dreamland! It works sooooo well, better than my mother's large Maytag heavy duty machine. My building doesn't allow 220 volt hook-ups(this is 110-volt, plugs in) so this was perfect for my small condo. The clothes are so perfectly clean that the machine is worth triple what I paid. I also bought the dryer and it too is GREAT!!! A GIFT FROM HEAVEN!
Pros: Adjustable Settings, Clean Clothes Well, Energy Efficient, Large Capacity, Quiet
Summary: I just had this thing installed for one week. I used to have a Avanti W789 which I used for 4 years and sold at craigslist. This new one is slightly taller and bigger with more capacity inside. It also works better and quieter than the earlier machine. I hope it lasts as long or more as my old one. So far it works excellent and I am happy with it.
Pros: Adjustable Settings, Clean Clothes Well, Energy Efficient, Large Capacity, Spins Clothes Dry
Breaks after a year, starts leaking and malfunctioning.
Maxim Chtchavelev, Amazon
20 September 2009
Summary: Avanti W797 is wonderful basic machine as long as it works ok. I had made basic fixes "duct tape" to stop several leaks within first 2 months. After a year it had developed a major leak and ruined my kitchen floor. Avanti Customer service was unresponsive as other users have described. Would not recommend to anyone. $300 is a little too much for an appliance which lasts a year.
Avanti W797 washer pretty good, with a few caveats
David Pearce, Amazon
24 August 2009
Summary: We bought this washer about two months ago for use in a basement efficiency in our house. We needed it to fit down a narrow basement stair in an historic house, and it did this with no problem. It was the smallest one we could get that had separate and permanent hot & cold water hoses.