Author Topic: Washing Machines  (Read 6936 times)

Jaded

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #50 on: 11 December, 2020, 02:44:24 pm »
We've never used the Gimp Suit setting.  ;D
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citoyen

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #51 on: 11 December, 2020, 02:57:32 pm »
Does anyone actually use all the fancy options on washing machines ?

Yes! For example, I use the sportswear setting for cycling kit. But it would be possible to achieve the same settings simply by adjusting the water temp and spin speed manually.
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Feanor

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #52 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:00:41 pm »
I use 3 setings.

40 or 50 degree normal wash;
30 degree 20 minute quick wash for cycling and running kit including merino thermals;
Hot wash for towels which have been left a bit damp and foosty.

Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #53 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:14:13 pm »
30°C for cycling kit and most other clothing - most of my non-cycling clothing is what one might describe as tech/performance.
40°C for bed linen and towels.
Periodically I'll do 3 or 4  90°C consecutive runs with a bag of soda crystals and nothing else in there.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #54 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:24:20 pm »
ooh good luck you people all trying to get new washers with everything bunged up in Felixstowe just now. Hope it's not too painful.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #55 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:26:35 pm »

3 or 4 consecutive runs with a bag of soda crystals and nothing else in there.

Any particular evidence behind the 3 or 4 runs?
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #56 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:30:56 pm »
Out of interest, anyone ever had an ebac washer?
They claim to be British made and have a  serviceable drum.
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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #57 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:36:19 pm »
Are they not the air conditioning people making washing machines in the NE? Hot and cold fill machines.
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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #58 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:40:53 pm »

3 or 4 consecutive runs with a bag of soda crystals and nothing else in there.

Any particular evidence behind the 3 or 4 runs?
For reasons which currently escape me, I'd not fitted the water trap/ u-bend when I installed the machine, which tends to give the drum a drainy whiff after it has been in use awhile. It takes 3 or 4 hot runs to get rid of the whiff.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #59 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:55:21 pm »
Are they not the air conditioning people making washing machines in the NE? Hot and cold fill machines.

Yes, them
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hellymedic

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #60 on: 11 December, 2020, 04:37:24 pm »
ooh good luck you people all trying to get new washers with everything bunged up in Felixstowe just now. Hope it's not too painful.

It took over 5 weeks for me to get my Miele and that was before all this Brexit crap...

hellymedic

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #61 on: 11 December, 2020, 04:46:33 pm »
Does anyone actually use all the fancy options on washing machines ?

We tend to use a 40deg cycle with spin 99% of the time with an occasional really hot cycle for when something really needs it plus we always run one really hot cycle with it empty bar a washing machine cleaner once a month to blow the crap through it.

I tried the 'shirts' cycle once but won't repeat this. Will just spin at 900 and hang out ASAP.
I do: a 40C 'delicates' for dark delicates and wool
a 40C 'minimum iron' for poly/cottons and pale cotton things
a 60C cotton cycle for hankies/towels/dishcloths

I 'cheated' by leaving dishcloths with the 40C minimum iron. They're still whiffy so they'll go into the next cotton cycle.

I'd consider fancy settings for fancy items but haven't yet tried.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #62 on: 11 December, 2020, 07:51:26 pm »
Does anyone actually use all the fancy options on washing machines ?

30Deg Easy Care - normal clothes
30Deg Cotton - Towels
30Deg Wool - Cycling kit

Never felt the need to use any of the others...

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hellymedic

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #63 on: 11 December, 2020, 08:47:14 pm »
IME cooler temperatures leave washing whiffy...

Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #64 on: 11 December, 2020, 09:01:31 pm »
I use three different programmes that take 15/60/140 minutes depending on how long I want to listen to it whirring for.

("SuperQuick","Mixed Load" and "Cottons Eco")

I have no idea what the differences are.

hellymedic

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #65 on: 11 December, 2020, 09:11:00 pm »
Washing machine programmes specify:
Length and strength of agitation - longest and roughest for cottons, least for silks or wool
Number of rinses, which ranges from 1-4
Spin speed both in intermediate stages of wash and final spin
Volume of water used in wash and rinses.

'Eco' settings substitute more agitation for a lower temperature wash.

ian

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #66 on: 11 December, 2020, 09:19:38 pm »
Generally, you're fine unless you select programme number 7, which shortly after the rinse cycles sucks your now damned soul straight to Hell. A harsh punishing for not reading the manual, but there you go.
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Feanor

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #67 on: 11 December, 2020, 09:30:29 pm »
It tries to, but is mostly foiled by the trapped detritus in the drain pump.

Souls are not flexible enough to pass through the filter of bra-wires, half-pence pieces and used condoms which bar the way.

The soul is left forever slopping around in the soup of their erstwhile owners.

Kim

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #68 on: 11 December, 2020, 10:44:30 pm »
Socks, on the other hand, pass straight through.  But only in odd numbers.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

nicknack

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #69 on: 11 December, 2020, 11:38:32 pm »
Had 3 in the last 39 years.
Twin tub - can't remember make.
Zanussi.
Hoover.
All lasted >10 years.
Current Hoover runs on program 4 (whatever that is) 99% of the time.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #70 on: 15 December, 2020, 10:49:22 pm »
Currently Samsung. Seems OK but a tad noisy however resides in Ulitilty area. Does not wander like the LG machine. (I will never buy LG again.) Daily wash programme most days unless delicates.
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Paul

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #71 on: 15 December, 2020, 11:29:28 pm »
Out of interest, anyone ever had an ebac washer?
They claim to be British made and have a  serviceable drum.
Serviceable drum you say? If I outlive my recently drum-replaced wm (curse it’s designers and their offspring in perpetuity), I may give ebac a spin.

Sorry.
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fuaran

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #72 on: 15 December, 2020, 11:43:24 pm »
My Bosch washing machine isn't draining properly. Often gets stuck part way through the wash, with an error code, and still full of water.
Have cleaned out the fluff filter, no obvious blockages. I suspect the drain pump is broken, it is rather noisy while trying to pump.

Can buy a compatible pump for £50. Or £10 for a 'universal' Askoll pump, not sure if that will fit. I'll have a look inside soon.
This video looks quite straightforward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7aFdZ9C548

Jaded

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Re: Washing machine woes
« Reply #73 on: 15 December, 2020, 11:48:04 pm »
That’s what happens with our Miele. Will report back after the engineer has been...
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valkyrie

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Washing Machines
« Reply #74 on: 13 March, 2021, 07:42:31 pm »
As I'm moving house soon I'll need to buy some new appliances (old ones sold with the house). First up is a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Any recommendations? I've just come across the Ebac website and their washing machines sound impressive, but I've never heard of them. Anyone got any experience of them?
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