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Nick



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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...

Andrea



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 14 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 14 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 14 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

stumbling goat



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 14 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 14 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

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