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Creda One Thousand Electronic 10700 Restoration
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Post# 927212   3/16/2017 at 15:40 (215 days old) 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 (215 days old) 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 (215 days old) 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 (215 days old) 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 (209 days old) 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 (205 days old) 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.

Post# 934095 , Reply# 6   4/23/2017 at 17:22 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Neil,

Thanks for your anticipation and kind words. The restoration is taking a little longer than I expected but you'll be glad to hear that it's 95% complete with just a few finishing touches to do this week.

A lot of work has been going on, I just didn't have the time to update the community here but I'll do so now.


Post# 934099 , Reply# 7   4/23/2017 at 17:27 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Paul,

I'm afraid the Creda has been returned to its original glossy white enamel finish as you will see now in the next couple of posts I'm about to write up.


Post# 934104 , Reply# 8   4/23/2017 at 17:36 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Since my last update, I applied two further coats of Hammerite to the potential 'troublesome areas' of the outer tub before fitting a new dispenser-tub hose, new backplate seal and refitting the backplate and inner drum assembly to the tub.

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Post# 934105 , Reply# 9   4/23/2017 at 17:40 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

The all important and very hard to find suspension unit arrived next and was swiftly swapped with the absolutely knackered one supporting the left side of the tub. These are by no means easy to fit but after a few choice words it's fitted and I won't have to worry about a Creda dancing all over the floor or self-destructing!

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Post# 934110 , Reply# 10   4/23/2017 at 17:52 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Last weekend I water tested the machine before going further and thankfully the machine is fully watertight and quiet to boot thanks to the new bearings.

So, onto the final big job of this restoration and perhaps the most obvious job at that - the front! Before respraying I primed any rust spots so that they wouldn't cause any trouble down the line. Then I sprayed four coats of white gloss enamel which was quite time consuming but worst of all was the wait in between coats.

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Post# 934111 , Reply# 11   4/23/2017 at 17:58 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Which takes us up to this evening! It was nail biting having to gently peel off the masking tape and newspaper that had protected the other aspects of the machine whilst all the painting was going on but once removed the result was truly fantastic! It's so nice to see what this machine should really look like in person and all that's left to be done now is to clean off any overspray, apply wax to the paintwork, clean and refit the fascia side caps, polish the door and give the whole machine a wipe over.

Should be installed next weekend all being well, space will suddenly become tight from midweek onwards as two new arrivals are to be collected and delivered respectively.

Final instalments soon guys!


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Post# 934182 , Reply# 12   4/24/2017 at 04:13 by Electradeluxe (Blackpool, Lancs)        

You've done a fantastic job so far! You've brought new life into one of my favourite classic machines! Looking forward to the final instalment now!!

Take care for now


Post# 934473 , Reply# 13   4/25/2017 at 12:56 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Good evening Neil,

Thank you, I'm glad you think so! It seems I may have done it some justice then.

It's easy to see why it's one of your favourites, the minimal control panel and chunky chrome door makes these machines stand out from their competitors from a styling point of view. In 1979, Hotpoint were still using their famous 18 series design which started to look a bit outdated at the time, same with Hoover and their proud square doors and metallic trims - the 80s were coming and dark colours with bold styling were starting to become all the rage so Creda certainly paved the way for the likes of the Hotpoint New Generation design in terms of styling.


Post# 934510 , Reply# 14   4/25/2017 at 15:06 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        
Oh my goodness!

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looks like you are working your magic again!

I cannot wait to see the unveil of the restored 10700 - I have a distinct feeling it is going to look grand.
As you mention - facia end caps, polished door and some wax for added depth to the new paint finish. On tenter hooks.

Also, could you take some photos of the internals from the top of the machine.
No spring support of the drum at the top, but looks to be a strap arrangement akin to Servis? Is it a hinged metal arrangement (it looks very rigid), rather than a material strap that Servis used?
Looks to be a very tidy internal design.

Roll on the weekend!


Post# 934598 , Reply# 15   4/26/2017 at 01:43 by Electradeluxe (Blackpool, Lancs)        
Hi James

I was lucky enough in my childhood to see a few of these machines in action.

My mums friend and neighbour had a Creda( could be the model you're currently working on) I remember the black facia as I'm not 100% on actually how many models were produced.

My Nan had the Electra 11500 that she had for nearly 20 years.

And my friends mum had the Creda Crusader (11400 I think the model no was!) all beautiful looking machines, loved the style of the drum and the sound when it was draining. I would love to have owned one,but at least there's now two of these that are in safe hands!!


Post# 934614 , Reply# 16   4/26/2017 at 04:54 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Looking great James, good work with the spraying, cutting paste and a wax will have it shiny white and water resistant found the matching dryer to it yet ?

Post# 935864 , Reply# 17   5/2/2017 at 15:45 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Paul,

Thanks! The weather was lovely here all weekend so I was able to get the Creda finished and it looks very smart indeed - even without its original lid. Until I can obtain another lid or secure a matching dryer (whatever comes first) I'll just have to live with it and maybe put it under a worktop as I'm getting some units made namely to store twin tubs as they are the most unconventional machines to store.

I've taken some internal shots for you and I'll post them below for you. The internal design is very minimal with plenty of space for the tub to move around without going against any components or wiring. Correct, there are no springs at the top to restrain the tub but there is a nice, thick material strap like those on Servis washers.

Creda were certainly proud of the One Thousand Electronic, I hope I've done it some justice.


Post# 935866 , Reply# 18   5/2/2017 at 15:52 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Neil,

As far as I know, there were three core black fascia models - the 10700 (this machine), the 10800 which had the 'Rhythm Spin' option and variable temperature and the stunning MicroElectronic 12000. Then there were a variety of exclusives under the Debonair name etc.

I'll make a video of mine soon for you to take you back to those childhood memories.


Post# 935867 , Reply# 19   5/2/2017 at 15:58 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Mike,

Thanks! I've got it all polished up now and ready for installation in its new home - I can't wait to try it out and see how it performs.

No matching dryer yet but Creda were renown for their dryers so I'll keep looking out as they were very popular and unsurprisingly kept going for several decades. At one time I had two of the front venting dryers that matched this model but of course they're gone now since it was unlikely the washer was going to turn up - tis always the way!


Post# 935869 , Reply# 20   5/2/2017 at 16:03 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Bear with me as I've taken loads of pictures since the weather was so good and the lighting was perfect!

I'll start off with the unique Creda drum just as Mike has finished off with above.

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Post# 935870 , Reply# 21   5/2/2017 at 16:09 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

15 minutes spent removing the sellotape residue and polishing up the door left a superb finish that really adds another dimension to the machine and it's not often you have a chrome door with no pitting!

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Post# 935871 , Reply# 22   5/2/2017 at 16:16 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

A few photos of the top depicting the single motor Crouzet programmer amongst other components. The top weight is cast metal but I can't determine what type of metal it is.

I hope these are okay for you Paul?

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Post# 935872 , Reply# 23   5/2/2017 at 16:21 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Overall view of the rear which isn't that much different to a Hoover washer.

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Post# 935873 , Reply# 24   5/2/2017 at 16:28 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

A few close ups of the GEC motor most commonly fitted to Hotpoint washers and later fitted to Servis washers until the Merloni takeover. The module was manufactured by Mullard who also made modules for Hoover.

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Post# 935874 , Reply# 25   5/2/2017 at 16:36 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Reunited with its back panel at last!

Also, a close up of the ratings sticker and the little sticker detailing how to attach the inlet hoses - a time when manufacturers went to the effort of making sure machines were installed correctly.

Maybe that's why there are so many failures now since it's hard to find an appliance that comes with a decent set of installation instructions.

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Post# 935878 , Reply# 26   5/2/2017 at 16:45 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

The Creda getting some sun at last after being cooped up and worked on for the past two months... The light (an unfamiliar thing in Ireland!) makes the fascia look more brown than it really is but regardless the design is a stunner for sure! That chunky chrome door has really come up a treat too!

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Post# 935879 , Reply# 27   5/2/2017 at 16:49 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Last but not least I'll sign off for the night with a photo of it on test (programme 1).

That's a wrap folks! I'll get it installed on Thursday morning and aim to get a programme filmed soon once the wooden house in back in order.

Bye for now,


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Post# 936055 , Reply# 28   5/3/2017 at 16:48 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
looking great James

enjoy using this great machine, I remember a neighbour having the electrolux version, the strap on the top broke during the very high rinse, the tub fell back pulling the door seal off, resulting in new carpets throughout the ground floor. They replaced it with a hotpoint 9534, because she looked at mums 9530 and liked the way the hotpoint had those clamps holding the seal to the cabinet.

James that's subtle, the back of a Hoover 1100 in shot lol.


Post# 936356 , Reply# 29   5/4/2017 at 18:18 by optima (Cumbria England)        
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I'm sure the interim spins will go straight up to 1000 rpm unless you press the Synthetic option button for a delicate 500 rpm spin. Brilliant work so far James can't wait for the videos.

Post# 936369 , Reply# 30   5/4/2017 at 19:05 by optima (Cumbria England)        
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The closest find yet to the classic Rhythm Spin 10500

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Post# 936528 , Reply# 31   5/5/2017 at 12:47 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        
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Hi James.

Well, what can be said, apart from another great job!

The machine looks superb and, like Craig, I cannot wait for the videos.
Thanks for taking the photos of the inside of the machine. The simplicity and tidiness of the inside is why I asked, as it didn't look festooned with wiring looms. Very neat and tidy.

The blingness of the chrome door, polished to perfection alongside the new paint finish. Just like they were when new. Brilliant.

Lid wise - put the word around your repair shop contacts! Would have to be square edged with no trims - so no Hotpoint 95. No formica tops - so no Hoover. Regular width - so no piano key Servis.
I would imagine a Creda tumble Dryer lid would work, though the deep lid only. Maybe a Zanussi FL lid?
Fingers crossed you find a suitable replacement, as it would (obviously) totally finish the job.

Honestly, the restoration is great. It took a while, but finally a black fascia Creda is preserved!

Roll on the videos.
p.s you missed a bit - get that bloody kickstrip wiped over! :-)

Post# 936708 , Reply# 32   5/6/2017 at 01:30 by Electradeluxe (Blackpool, Lancs)        
Hi James

The machine looks like new! Well done mate, looking forward to the videos!!


Post# 937349 , Reply# 33   5/9/2017 at 13:00 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi guys,

Thanks for all your lovely comments. I'm just glad it's back to it's former glory, it makes the effort 100% worth it.

Mathew, I hope that won't happen to me with mine! They fill so high during the rinses - exactly half way up the glass, which can be quiet scary! A Hoover 1100 of that kind must get its airtime by any means possible haha! I must post a thread on it ASAP now that the all important parts have arrived.

Craig, I think you're right about the interim spins although I haven't had the chance to find out. I will get a wash done soon and see what it does. I do hope that one day a square door Creda can be saved, they are really smart looking machines.

Neil, many thanks! I'm having a little problem with the plumbing to my wash house at the moment but once it's sorted I will have videos to produce of several machines haha!

Paul, thank you. Yes it's a very neat and tidy machine both externally design wise and internally. Hopefully it won't be long until I find a new lid but if I get a dryer I won't have to worry haha! The kickstrip will be sorted soon just in time for its video debut.


Post# 940083 , Reply# 34   5/24/2017 at 19:11 by optima (Cumbria England)        
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The wait for this is unreal.

Post# 940612 , Reply# 35   5/28/2017 at 05:30 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Craig,

I'm getting work done to my wash house, so I can't use anything apart from the Hoover New Wave, Hotpoint 1509 and Hotpoint 1600 for the time being. I'm hoping the work will be finished soon so I can get it back to normal.


Post# 940627 , Reply# 36   5/28/2017 at 08:31 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
How is the 1600

coming along James, you've been quiet over the past couple of weeks.


Post# 940687 , Reply# 37   5/28/2017 at 17:26 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Mathew,

The Hotpoint 1600 has went through its maiden wash and works beautifully, Iíve just posted an update on its thread. Sorry for being quiet recently, a colleague was on holiday for a week so I had to cover for her and work has been busy in general with the good weather getting more people out and about. Iím using my days off wisely haha!


Post# 962117 , Reply# 38   10/12/2017 at 09:55 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi all,

Apologies for the ever increasing delay in getting this video uploaded - my personal life is taking first priority at the moment. Finally! Here is a video of the Creda One Thousand doing a great job with some bed linen. The programming is similar to that of a pre-Logic Hoover but what I really like is how stable this machine is when itís spinning, it seems that Credaís 3 strategically placed weights around the tub work really well.

Kind regards,


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Post# 962244 , Reply# 39   10/13/2017 at 02:52 by Electradeluxe (Blackpool, Lancs)        
Hi James

Great work!! Really enjoyed this thread and it's so great after all these years to see one in action,
Well done mate!!

Post# 962251 , Reply# 40   10/13/2017 at 05:48 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Ah yes, another morning's coffee time spent on a restoration thread on instead of attending to my own much less interesting administrivia.

I never knew that paint finish was called Hammerlite.

A GREAT read. Thanks!


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