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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 10:29 am    Post subject: Washing machine.  Reply with quote    

i have a washing machine which does not work. If it did work, it would be quite a lot better than the one that I am using, but I don't know too much about fixing them.
I think the error code says "communication error" and I've asked the manufacturer for clarification of what that might mean, but they have declined to reply.
I could of course, engage the service of a professional, but I suspect it may be beyond economic repair and I object to paying to be told that.
Or I could just break it up, and see what interesting things can be made out of the insides...

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it only cost me a tenner to discover that i could get a new one cheaper than fixing the old one

useful things include

planter/burner

many things need a motor and a few drive wheels

water pump/maybe some pipes

the ferrocrete is a nice dense mass as a counter weight for something

i spose the case would make a luxury gerbil cage ,chook roost or similar

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are thinking of using the drum of an old one to act as an agitator for washing apples.

Pilsbury



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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was thinking of making something I could bolt onto a concrete mixer in place of the drum for seiving compost....

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
I was thinking of making something I could bolt onto a concrete mixer in place of the drum for seiving compost....


That should be easy enough to achieve,

One Smallmine i worked at,made a similar system for screening housecoal,they used a Parker diesel mixer,welded different sized mesh in lengths,running through tractor back tyres as stabilisers for the length,set at a graded height to the hopper which fed the length of mesh screen,and produced 4 sizes of housecoal.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33661
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Washing machine. Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
i have a washing machine which does not work. If it did work, it would be quite a lot better than the one that I am using, but I don't know too much about fixing them.
I think the error code says "communication error" and I've asked the manufacturer for clarification of what that might mean, but they have declined to reply.
I could of course, engage the service of a professional, but I suspect it may be beyond economic repair and I object to paying to be told that.
Or I could just break it up, and see what interesting things can be made out of the insides...


Who is the manufacturer? We sell a variety of lab based equipment made by household names, and six feet nehind me is the engineering workshop, and six feet in front, the warehouse full of Smeg, Miele and Bosch type equipment.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Washing machine. Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Who is the manufacturer?

Indesit.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't recognise the brand (as a supplier here) but they may come in disguise. Let me ask.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack had me almost convinced, so don't go to a lot of trouble, but thank you.
Do you want the model number?

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Washing machine. Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:

I think the error code says "communication error" and I've asked the manufacturer for clarification of what that might mean, but they have declined to reply.


That will be the communication error then.

The drum makes a great garden incinerator or chiminea.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
dpack had me almost convinced, so don't go to a lot of trouble, but thank you.
Do you want the model number?


Not yet. I'll ask the engineers tomorrow.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
Do you want the model number?

Have it anyway: Widl 126. Quite a good name for a leaky washing machine I thought.

ETA: I'd not spotted you'd said "no".

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 14 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
I was thinking of making something I could bolt onto a concrete mixer in place of the drum for seiving compost....

I woke up this morning wondering if I could make it into a cement mixer...

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 14 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
Do you want the model number?

Have it anyway: Widl 126. Quite a good name for a leaky washing machine I thought.

ETA: I'd not spotted you'd said "no".


No problem, but no, cannot help. Apparently, if you'd bought another shoddy but good looking Italian brand (Smeg) we'd be all over it.

They suggest you buy Bosch. Miele are the very best, but no-one can afford them, even with our trade discount. Bosch are very good, and the best to repair. This is probably no help.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 14 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
They suggest you buy Bosch....

When it is a freebie, you can't really be fussy about the make. At worst it's worth its weigh in scrap.

Thank you for trying. If I don't get any better ideas before next time I'm here, I think I'll break it up...

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