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azubah

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new washing machine
« on: July 14, 2017, 16:59 »
Can anyone recommend a simple washing machine without lots of complicated electronics and difficult to set programmes?
Our old one has just one knob which we turn and pull out, and that's the sort we want.


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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 18:03 »
I've got a basic Zanussi which just has a dial you turn to the programme you want, plus a few extra buttons which are actually very useful - variable temperature settings, spin speed and a super quick wash option.  I don't think the exact model I have is still available but having had a quick internet trawl, the cheaper models they do now look very similar.

Its been a reliable machine and I'd buy another one  :)  I hate over complex machines as well  ;)

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 19:18 »
I can't recommend one but I can certainly warn against one - I have a budget indesit and it's the worst thing I've bought.  >:(

It doesn't wash properly so everything has to be done twice and doesn't use enough water to rinse leaving soap marks all over dark clothes, I have to do an extra rinse cycle.   :(  Really energy and water efficient  :mad:
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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 20:02 »
Thanks, New Shoot and Lardman.
We did have a Zanussi a few years ago which lasted very well.
We had a hoover, which lasted 5 years.
The one we have now was over 20 years old when we moved in here and is sounding a little rough, but has served us for a couple of years.

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 07:44 »
Try a Bosch, on ours you turn the knob to the temp required, (40 degrees 99% of the time) and press the button, finished. Actually one doesn't press the button just rest your finger against it.
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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 08:43 »
i would go for bosch or zanussi, our hotpoint takes an hour for a 45 min wash!!!
Try looking on AO site as the prices are good

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 09:24 »
What is AO?

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 10:43 »
Appliances online.

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 10:52 »
i would go for bosch or zanussi, our hotpoint takes an hour for a 45 min wash!!!
Try looking on AO site as the prices are good

Got a new hotpoint  had them for years , lots of easy progs from 30 min 30. Spin time will account for extra time on the wash.

I use the extra 14 min spin cycle a lot as it cuts drying time .

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 21:13 »
had a zanussi for 12yrs,very easy to use,only changed one part i think it was the bushes,cost 12 for the part,fitted in 10 minutes.
 Has 2 buttons temp and programme and off you go simple!!.

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 10:03 »
Had a Zanussi ZWF12070W for 11 years.
Would well recommend. It gets used at least four or five times every week and works as new with not one glitch.
Easy to use and does a great wash.
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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 18:14 »
Ive had a beko for 6 years no problems as such but its not taking the fabric conditioner at the moment i think its the balance the floor could be better .
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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 07:18 »
have you tried taking the drawer out and checking for blockage? They can get very gunky.

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 10:35 »
Ours is a basic Beko 71642 which is 5 years plus old and still trundling on. It came from AO.  Also check co-op electrical online, they were great for freezers.   I like the variable spin speed and temperature and quick wash options, but in reality we aren't heavy users (3 or 4 loads a week maybe) and I perhaps use maybe 4 combos for most things.  It will take a double duvet though to wash which is great for my mum.   :)  A wash cycle in her admittedly 10 year old Zanussi takes forever and the load size is limited.

I would choose something simple with as big a drum as you can get - it improves the washing, the rinsing (sorry lardman) and copes with the occasional big item like duvets and sleeping bags etc.

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Re: new washing machine
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2017, 13:31 »
I do that on a regular basis , ive got some tablets today with conditioner in so we will see if its better
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