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Hairyloon

Washing machine.

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

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

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

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

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

Re: Washing machine.

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

Re: Washing machine.

Who is the manufacturer?
Indesit.
Nick

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

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

Re: Washing machine.


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

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

Do you want the model number?
Have it anyway: Widl 126. Quite a good name for a leaky washing machine I thought. Wink

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

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

Do you want the model number?
Have it anyway: Widl 126. Quite a good name for a leaky washing machine I thought. Wink

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

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. Wink

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...
Andrea

I use the drum of our last one a an outdoor cooking stove. Great ventilation. And the metal case is lying on it's side alongside another one as my workbench. dpack

my chum got a miele second hand for 60 squid a few years back and it has outlasted two of mine that cost me about 600 squid

and if his eventually breaks he can get parts until 2030

i vote pre loved miele
Nick

They appear to be the genuine rock star brand. Expensive, but, there's quality behind them. stumbling goat

I too would go for a used Miele. My 2nd hand Miele cost me 70 8 years ago, still going, and amazingly quiet in use.

sg
Mistress Rose

Our first washing machine was made of parts from two washing machines discarded by husbands Gran and Aunt. It was a twin tub and didn't have all this electronic stuff, which made it a lot easier to work with. Although the spin dryer pump didn't work very well, it was better than washing sheets in the kitchen sink.

The drum of old washing machines is virtually de rigeur among the coppice community for sitting round or cooking at shows where you can't have a fire on the ground. Very Happy
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