John Lewis JLWM1606 Freestanding Washing Machine, 9kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1600rpm Spin, White

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 This John Lewis washing machine has been awarded the Which? Best Buy for its outstanding washing performance for cottons and synthetics.

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    Offer ends 31 December 2015.

Product information

The John Lewis JLWM1606 washing machine is A-rated for washing and spinning, with an impressive A+++ rating for energy for economical running. The 1600 rpm spin speed makes for quicker drying, while a large porthole and 180-degree opening ensure effortless loading and unloading.

The large 9kg load capacity saves time, energy and water, while a flow sensor calculates how much water is required for your load to provide the most thorough and efficient wash. And thanks to an inverter motor, the JLWM1606 washing machine provides quicker washing times and quieter operation.

There are 16 wash programmes including a hand wash programme, an intensive option, and a very quick 20 minute 3kg programme for when you need that outfit ready tonight!

Use the LCD display and push buttons to select the most useful programme combination, and easily view the time remaining and using delay start status. Aqua Control helps protect against potential leaks.

The John Lewis name is always an assurance of reliable quality, great design and absolute value. Incorporating the latest engineering features and electronic systems, our appliances are thoughtfully and stylishly conceived to meet all the demands of the contemporary kitchen. There’s also a 3-year guarantee, backed by our very special reputation for excellent service.

Automatic Load Adjustment Information Automatically adjusts water level for a smaller load, thus saving time and money
John Lewis
Delay Start
Digital display
H85 x W60 x D63.8cm
Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information Amount of energy used during standard 60ºC cotton cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Estimated Annual Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Hand wash Information Special programme for delicates
Yes - same as wool wash
Load Capacity Information Maximum washing load the drum can take
Maximum Spin Speed Information The faster the spin, the more water is removed in the spin cycle
Model name / number
Number of Programs
Program Sequence Indicator Information Tells you progress of washing cycle
Quick wash Information Speedy programme when you need items cleaned quickly
Spin performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Time remaining indicator Information Tells you how long the programme's got to go
Variable temperature control Information Variable temperature selections to choose from to suit your requirements.
Wash performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Water supply (fill type) Information Whether mains cold and hot water used. Cold water only is better as mains hot water is normally hotter than most programmes so will need cooling
Cold fill
Wool Programme Information Gentle programme for washable woollens


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Washer Connection

The charge for this service includes:

  • Connection of the new appliance to a standard domestic water connection point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing 3-pin 13amp electricity point within 1 metre of the installation location (we are unable to connect to a 'hardwired' electricity point)
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing waste outlet within 1 metre of the installation location
  • A test wash to ensure the appliance is filling and draining correctly
  • Removal of all packaging

Washer Disposal

The charge for this service includes the removal and disposal of your old washing machine or washer dryer for reuse or recycling

Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by I would like to like it but... I have always had Bosch washing machines and was swayed at the last click to this from the Bosch 1600 spin/9kg load by the 5 year guarantee. We have three lads with attendant sports kits/towels etc so I wash a lot. This has a seriously LONG wash time- (more than any Bosch I have had) even with the quick wash. I must be missing something because I have found it unwieldy to operate. Today, with 5 mins on the timer, I waited for 8 mins for it to get to 4 mins. I will have to get used to it but wish, wish I had bought the Bosch... 15 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable and quiet This is the first machine that I have owned that is not a Hotpoint and so far I have been very pleased. I wanted a fast spin as it makes clothes easier to dry and the spin on this machine is really quiet. The programmes are different to what I am used to but the controls are easy to use. You need to remember to use the "quick" button if you do not use a pre-wash, otherwise the programme is very long, but otherwise easy to use. 20 January 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by problem at high temperature excellent machine for daily use, but if you need to wash at top end of temperatures available be warned the machine will leak water from underneath. our original machine replaced with same model, and it has this same fault. however as few households use high temperature i think it is still a lovely machine to use. and John Lewis are trying to sort the problem out for us as we need very high temperature wash. 05 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet efficient machine Love how quiet this machine is compared to usual washing machines. We can get towels and bed linen in the machine and wash together now due to the large drum. 03 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet and efficient Just like all the John Lewis shops I have ever been in this washing machine is large, quiet and very efficient. It's got a huge load capacity and the wash times are reasonable. Water usage is also very economical. WE bought this to replace a 10 yr old JL machine that had died after faithful service - so we will be looking to see if this one continues the experience. 11 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Machine Really quiet. Some loads take longer than my old machine but this is compensated for by the increase in load size, the temperature and running time can also be changed. So far so good ...... no complaints, 08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect choice Amazing product. Installed today 3 washes back log cleared. Very quiet, efficient and great customer service from John Lewis as always. 11 June 2014
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