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Creda One Thousand Electronic 10700 Restoration
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Post# 927212   3/16/2017 at 15:40 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Evening all,

This lovely washer came all the way to me from Kent back in January not long after my birthday. However, due to work and finishing off the Hotpoint 1509/05 restoration I'm not long after making a start on this one.

I knew about most of the work it required thanks to the seller kindly informing me so I knew immediately what to look for. The paint flaking issue was quite bad and once I had removed the tape and cardboard that had protected the machine during transit it looked like this...

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Post# 927213 , Reply# 1   3/16/2017 at 15:43 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Rather than doing a half-hearted job of painting the patches I just got my scraper out instead and scraped off (very easily might I add!) the paint altogether so that the front can be given fresh paintwork all over! So it now looks like this...

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Post# 927218 , Reply# 2   3/16/2017 at 15:51 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

I then decided to make a start on the internal work with the easiest issue being remedied first and that was the bearings so off came the alloy backplate which is in fairly good condition thankfully but I gave it a brisk clean anyway. I then knocked out the old bearings that had failed due to water ingress, cleaned up the bearing housing and fitted the new bearings before gluing the new bearing seal (genuine Hoover part!) in place with Debor. Whilst that was drying I gave the heating element a clean and fitted a new backplate seal for the best seal possible.

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Post# 927223 , Reply# 3   3/16/2017 at 16:10 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Most recently I turned my attention to the outer tub itself. Classic machines with enamelled outer tubs like this one have a habit of rusting through if not looked after properly. Thankfully, the outer tub is in good condition and only has the usual accumulation of soap scum at the bottom and a little bit of rust where the spot welds for the motor mounting brackets are - like most other washers of this age.

I got the scum removed fairly easily and this afternoon I got around to applying the first coat of Hammerite with the second coat being applied tomorrow morning.

This weekend, I might make a start on repainting the front as I am waiting for replacement suspension units to arrive. I can't wait to see it all pull together again...

That's all for now!

Kind regards,


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Post# 928276 , Reply# 4   3/22/2017 at 14:29 by electradeluxe (Blackpool, Lancs)        
Hi James

I've been looking forward to this thread since the Creda/Electra mission, can't wait to see the results of this restoration! Keep up the good work


Post# 929081 , Reply# 5   3/26/2017 at 15:42 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Hi James.

It's still not quite sunk in that a black fascia machine has been preserved. Even looking at the photos , it's a case of 'Really?' and then 'Oh my goodness, one has!'.

Again would seem a thorough overhaul is being conducted, which should stand it in good stead for years to come. Question is do you create, following the theme of CREDA COLOURS from the 1990s, the first CREDA METALLIC? Strangely fetching in its de-enamelled finish, but maybe spray that door surround black to match the fascia?

Of course I am TOTALLY jesting and I cannot wait for a re-finished in white enamel Creda 10700 to be unveiled! You found a suitable lid for it yet?

p.s thanks again to Peter for enabling his 10700 to live on in another safe pair of hands.

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