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Post# 969720   11/24/2017 at 18:35 by hoovermad (England)        

Having just purchased a Hotpoint 18580 washing machine I realised it wasn't the model number I knew for that style machine. I always thought it was model number 18680, which was what I had previously.

So, here is the question(s)! Are they the same machine (as they look)? Was the 18580 the predecessor to the 18680? I shall pass those questions onto those with superior knowledge to myself.

Thank you in advance for any responses.





Post# 969807 , Reply# 1   11/25/2017 at 05:43 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Hi Bjorn.

The 18580 came first in 1979, with the 18680 following in 1982. There is only one visual difference between the 18580 and 18680 and its the colour of the fascia back panel - on the 18580 it is silver/grey ...


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Post# 969808 , Reply# 2   11/25/2017 at 05:44 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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whilst on the 18680 it was changed to bronze ....

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Post# 969809 , Reply# 3   11/25/2017 at 05:46 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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However there was possibly a second version of the 18680 - well, fascia stickers produced for it ....

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Post# 969810 , Reply# 4   11/25/2017 at 05:53 by hoovermad (England)        

Ah, it becomes clear now. Thank you for the information. I didn't realise there was several versions of it. Sounds like I have quite an early version winging its way towards me. Once it arrives I'll post some pictures of her before restoration starts.

Post# 969812 , Reply# 5   11/25/2017 at 06:06 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Whether a fully bronzed version of the 18680 was ever sold in the shops is unclear, but it would have looked smart.

Paul


Post# 969813 , Reply# 6   11/25/2017 at 06:07 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Yep - keep us updated with the restoration Bjorn.

Cheers
Paul


Post# 969848 , Reply# 7   11/25/2017 at 10:51 by johnrk (Houston)        
Nice Washer!

What's "economy wash"?

Post# 969852 , Reply# 8   11/25/2017 at 11:27 by Electradeluxe (Blackpool, Lancs)        
Economy wash

When all machines used to have hot and cold fill, economy wash option meant that the cycle would fill at the start and wash without heating up to the programme temperature,

Neil





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