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Presenting a (what was until I opened it) BNIB Hotpoint WM32P!
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Post# 912172   12/22/2016 at 15:14 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        

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Greetings!

On Tuesday I collected this beauty. Story goes that it was brought by a chap with some redundancy money, and never used/needed. 21 years later (So it falls into this forum!), a house clearance place cleared the gentleman's house and sold it on, and i ended up with it. Machine is brand new, plug still cable tied to the back and transit bar in place, and complete with sealed instructions and a sample One Wash pack of Persil Finesse! Im in 2 minds about it, keep it new or run just one wash in it, think im gonna keep it new but they all say that! Unfortunaltey the box and lower polystyrene packaging got damaged moving it but the machine is still unmarked and intact.

I believe this is the only WM32 on the internet, as I cant find an image of one on any archive eBay threads etc, and the Hotpoint site has the wrong manual for my machine. Score!

Pictures to follow. Do comment! :D

Chris

Pic : Taken Tueday evening on the drive with lights from our Christmas lights





Post# 912173 , Reply# 1   12/22/2016 at 15:18 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        
Onto today

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Cardboard box up and off, looking into the drum showing a faint Persil logo...

Post# 912174 , Reply# 2   12/22/2016 at 15:22 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        

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Polysyrene off the lid and polythene bag lifted, door open...

Post# 912175 , Reply# 3   12/22/2016 at 15:25 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        

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Plug still tied to the back, where it can stay!

Post# 912176 , Reply# 4   12/22/2016 at 15:27 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        

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Box and machine match up then..!

I apologise for the huge photos, am on my phone. On the plus, it does show the details!


Post# 912177 , Reply# 5   12/22/2016 at 15:30 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        

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Full Frontal!

Post# 912178 , Reply# 6   12/22/2016 at 15:30 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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That's cool.  I'd be dreading opening the box myself though and wanting to keep it NIB  lol . But for what, I'd open it as well. And use it at least once, hell why give that pleasure to some one else. We're only here for a short while.   Or don't use it until there's a meet somewhere and let everyone enjoy it's first go. 


Post# 912180 , Reply# 7   12/22/2016 at 15:34 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        
Final one

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Full front, lid off showing the transit bracket in place. This must be the last Hotpoint WM to use a pull on push off timer and dial. Date codes to Sept 1995, production started in April 1995 according to the Service manual for it.

Chris


Post# 912269 , Reply# 8   12/23/2016 at 07:34 by TrainGuy (Charlotte, Pittsburgh, & Key West)        
Congratulations!

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What a great find. It's the ultimate Christmas present for yourself!




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