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Hoover UK Washer 1982 - Computer Control
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Post# 229628   8/11/2007 at 14:42 (3,968 days old) by mrx ()        

Nice old ad from when Hoover were the leading washing machine maker in this part of the world.

The Hoover 1100
Fully computerised controls.

And endorsing New System PERSIL


Post# 229642 , Reply# 1   8/11/2007 at 15:25 (3,968 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Oh wow!
I'm off to fetch one of these from yorkshire this week!!!!!!!!!!!


Post# 229666 , Reply# 2   8/11/2007 at 18:25 (3,968 days old) by platinum6 ()        

1982? I think the year is wrong!

Didn't Hoover introduce the Computer Control 1100 in 1983? That's what my sources tell me lol!

Post# 229667 , Reply# 3   8/11/2007 at 18:29 (3,968 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Computer Controls....

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This would be mine :)

By my reckoning the kid in awe of the one on the ad would be about the same age as me lol!!!!!


Post# 229669 , Reply# 4   8/11/2007 at 18:33 (3,968 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
It was made.....

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Till at least 1986- mines a later one- on the subject of water consumption according to the service manual it uses a maximum or 120 litres cold and 14 litres Hot!

Post# 229673 , Reply# 5   8/11/2007 at 18:39 (3,968 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        

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Any advance pics???? :-D


Post# 229678 , Reply# 6   8/11/2007 at 18:49 (3,968 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Computer designed by HOOVER...

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To last well into the future.........

Well I guess 21 odd years for mine just about counts lol! :)


Post# 229680 , Reply# 7   8/11/2007 at 18:54 (3,968 days old) by brent-aucoin ()        
Ooops, posted this in the wrong thread about the other Hoove

That is a great looking washer! So cool that you have one.
I agree, someone needs to save it.
Was it reliable?

Post# 229681 , Reply# 8   8/11/2007 at 18:56 (3,968 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
New System Persil Automatic......

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Spot the control panel lol- 1.12 in :)



Post# 229711 , Reply# 9   8/11/2007 at 21:23 (3,968 days old) by hooverzodiac12 (Melbourne, Australia)        

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hey seamus have you got any videos of your Hoover Computer Control washer?

Post# 229809 , Reply# 10   8/12/2007 at 09:40 (3,968 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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No advance pics yet im afraid:P i was contacted privately as to if i wanted it! the model she gave me appears to be 1983/4. Its a black panel chrome door trim model! I cant wait to fetch it. Im not lookin forward to carrying it up a flight of basement steps though:|

I will do pics/vids once i have it in my possession!!!

Heres a pic of the model in question:D


Post# 229881 , Reply# 11   8/12/2007 at 13:00 (3,967 days old) by robm (Buxted)        

Hi Seamus /Darren and others

Not been on here for a while. What a great find that advert was. I love it.

Does anyone remember the Electron advert about the 1100 spin? It showed the back of the drum spinning really fast and went on about how dry it left your clothes.

Great news on the new machine Darren, you'll have to tell me all about it.


Post# 229889 , Reply# 12   8/12/2007 at 13:34 (3,967 days old) by washboy2005 (UK)        

So Cool Darren! I cant wait to see it!

Rob, I did add you to my MSN list (hope you dont mind)

I remember you saying a while ago you were having troubles with videos?.. I have software that i can use to convert the files if you'd like.

Good luck with that basement jobby Darren!

Post# 230108 , Reply# 13   8/13/2007 at 04:31 (3,967 days old) by robm (Buxted)        

Hi Daniel

Unfortunately, my MSN went funny on me ages ago so I haven't used it since.

Feel free to email me at Hotmail though. The same goes for anyone else.


Post# 230238 , Reply# 14   8/13/2007 at 15:37 (3,966 days old) by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Here is the A3308 image from one of the 1983 manuals.

Have to say, I have always thought that the blasck A3268 was the smarter of the two. But, with the 1980s being the era of the stark white kitchen, Hoover had to have an all white machine to match - bad enough keeping a white floor clean, let alone a kitchen full of white units + all the 'white goods'.

p.s sorry about the join.

Post# 230294 , Reply# 15   8/13/2007 at 19:17 (3,966 days old) by sadose ()        

I had the A3308 and it was a superb machine, got rid of it in 98 due to bearing failure and it got replaced with a Soft Wave. Sad loss really as it was one of the better machines I've had.


Post# 230719 , Reply# 16   8/15/2007 at 17:02 (3,964 days old) by rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Looking at the programmes on the control panel, it appears to have had the lot - including the "Special Whites" programme 9 (@95 degrees?). I have never seen that programme on any other machine.

I always liked the clean, solid lines of the Hoovers. The modern machines look too 'Candy-ish'.

Post# 230884 , Reply# 17   8/16/2007 at 08:33 (3,964 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
There are..

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Two whites programmes obviously- 1 and 9 both are at 95deg.

I have no idea whats special about 9 lol!


Post# 230896 , Reply# 18   8/16/2007 at 09:32 (3,964 days old) by lederstiefel1 ()        

No. 9 is the programme for items that can be washed at 90-100C but have special finish (no-iron) and need drip-drying and anti-creasing treatment!


Post# 230913 , Reply# 19   8/16/2007 at 10:48 (3,964 days old) by hoovermatic (UK)        

I guess it went the same way as the programme represented by the wash tub with a number 3 in it. What was that, synthetics at 60 degrees or something?

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