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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 20:28 
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My washing machine just vibrated it’s way into the middle of the floor while making a very loud noise and looking like it was starting to get a wee glowing area on the inside during a cycle. I’ve switched it off, and there’s plastic shavings over the washing and the drum is moving in ways it shouldn’t and has clearly come unseated. Am I correct in thinking my best course of action is just buying a new machine?

If so, has anyone got any recommendations for a combo washer/dryer?


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 21:24 
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Don't risk it, those fuckers have a tendency to go on fire. No recommendations though, sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 21:28 
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We have a Hotpoint Aquarius 7KGWDL756 washer dryer but most of the drying gets done on the plug in airer dryer thing and will continue to be so after reading the above.

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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 21:49 
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My washing machine just vibrated it’s way into the middle of the floor while making a very loud noise and looking like it was starting to get a wee glowing area on the inside during a cycle. I’ve switched it off, and there’s plastic shavings over the washing and the drum is moving in ways it shouldn’t and has clearly come unseated. Am I correct in thinking my best course of action is just buying a new machine?

If so, has anyone got any recommendations for a combo washer/dryer?


I'm assuming there isn't as you would already have done so, but is there opportunity to stack a dryer on a washer? The zanussi dryer we got is excellent and cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 23:33 
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Don’t buy a combi.
Your issue could be a simple fix and may simply be one of the springs between the drum and massive concrete block inside the machine has broken. It is not uncommon.

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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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Thanks everyone, decided to buy a new one since this one is ten years old. Wow, washing machine technology has come on a bit. Not entirely sure I see the point in having a wifi enabled washing machine :DD

Went for an LG with a 10kg drum and a separate tumble with a similar drum size which is almost double the size of what we have now on both machines. :o


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 23:36 
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We got a Meaco dehumidifier because (absurdly, given the size of the house) we have no room for a tumble dryer. It's brilliant though, hang washing on the maidens in the downstairs bathroom, whack it on, smash the heating in that room right up for a few hours - dry clothes, with less of the damage tumbling does. It helps we have room-by-room heating control I guess to help offset cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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sdg wrote:
Not entirely sure I see the point in having a wifi enabled washing machine :DD

It can tell you when it's finished.

Smart ovens are better, as you can turn them on to warm them up without getting off your chair.

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sdg wrote:
Not entirely sure I see the point in having a wifi enabled washing machine :DD

It can tell you when it's finished.

Smart ovens are better, as you can turn them on to warm them up without getting off your chair.

Ooooh!!!

Guess what is the one appliance we haven't bought yet? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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sdg wrote:
Not entirely sure I see the point in having a wifi enabled washing machine :DD

It can tell you when it's finished.

Smart ovens are better, as you can turn them on to warm them up without getting off your chair.

I can see the benefit in that but if the washing machine isn't going to take the clothes out for me then I don't really care about it telling me it's finished. The one we got plays a happy wee tune when it's done.


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We had a wi-fi dishwasher that got disconnected asap because it telling me when it's finished via a push notification is in no way helpful and it kept complaining about salt.


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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Our new washer and dryer are both fantastic so far. Our washer was ten years old and our dryer was about four years old but it had been a cheap one when we bought it. Both now have 10kg drums, the washer is quiet even when it's going full pelt on the spin, and the dryer has loads of different programs.


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We had a wi-fi dishwasher that got disconnected asap because it telling me when it's finished via a push notification is in no way helpful and it kept complaining about salt.

Did you put salt in

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...and the dryer has loads of different programs.

Not dry, Damp & Dry?

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Zardoz wrote:
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...and the dryer has loads of different programs.

Not dry, Damp & Dry?

And sopping, for when you want the same effect as forgetting to press start

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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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Ours has a million options too. Iron dry, cupboard dry, hanging dry, yet no matter what option you choose the result is the same... Still a bit damp and needs another 10 minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 14:36 
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Ours has on and not on. And the timer is broken


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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myp wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
We had a wi-fi dishwasher that got disconnected asap because it telling me when it's finished via a push notification is in no way helpful and it kept complaining about salt.

Did you put salt in

No


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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krazywookie wrote:
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krazywookie wrote:
We had a wi-fi dishwasher that got disconnected asap because it telling me when it's finished via a push notification is in no way helpful and it kept complaining about salt.

Did you put salt in

No

Then it’s a feature not a bug

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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
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myp wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
We had a wi-fi dishwasher that got disconnected asap because it telling me when it's finished via a push notification is in no way helpful and it kept complaining about salt.

Did you put salt in

I found the setting to stop mine moaning.


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 Post subject: Re: Washing machine
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:28 
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When we were shopping for the new dishwasher, I saw a handheld vacuum cleaner that had smart features. It looks like it can send your phone info like charge level, stats on usage, and some other digital cruft too probably.

I kinda get the concept of increased connectivity for the little robot cleaners, but I'm far less sold on how useful it would be for a little handheld stick cleaner.

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When we were shopping for the new dishwasher, I saw a handheld vacuum cleaner that had smart features. It looks like it can send your phone info like charge level, stats on usage, and some other digital cruft too probably.

I kinda get the concept of increased connectivity for the little robot cleaners, but I'm far less sold on how useful it would be for a little handheld stick cleaner.

My Roomba messages me to tell me when it's finished. It's always so proud of itself. Obviously I gave it a name and stuck googly eyes on it.


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