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Post# 187781   1/31/2007 at 23:30 (4,617 days old) by aquarius1984 (Planet earth)        

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The worst machine my Mum has ever had, The Candy Activa is forgivable for only lasting 4 months, it was a lemon but this piece of Hoover junk....... only did 2 years from June 2000 - July 2002.

At least you get 3 years from an Indesit! no one I know has had a modern Hoover for more than 2 years and Im suprised this example is not rotting with its door seal down in the junkyard!

Only good thing going for them is the weird woollens spin and the better than nothing Powerjet to soak everything which was a piss poor rip off of the Zanussi Jetsystem.

I could urinate thru a peashooter stronger and with more purpose than the effort fitted to these machines.

400 down the swanny!


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Post# 187786 , Reply# 1   1/31/2007 at 23:40 (4,617 days old) by aquarius1984 (Planet earth)        

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I stand corrected after further thought...... 450 down the swanny IIRC!

the 1300rpm Hoovers without the Powerjet were going for around 390/410 at the time, This machine was on a price par with the 1400rpm Digital Quattro without the Powerjet.

And the Crumble Dryer by the same name is on its way out I noticed too........4 years old! Time to get Mum to check out the Zanussi Condensors I think, now she is having a new kitchen and the garage converted into another reception room, the dryer is going in the utility next to the washer.

Best dryer ive ever used was my Zanni BOL TDC something.

Rant over LOL


Post# 187804 , Reply# 2   12/31/2069 at 18:00 (18,162 days old) by norgeman ()        
Re : New appliances

Hey Aquarius doesn't make you just angry at the quality of the junk that some companies are putting out and with a name like Hoover you would think that they should last a life time. It makes me so angry that these companies think they need to cut costs by cutting the quality or the R and D dept.
tries to tell us that putting inferor parts in will last as long as what they used to. The applainces just don't last like they used to. Danf.

Post# 187810 , Reply# 3   2/1/2007 at 02:18 (4,616 days old) by pulsatron ()        
Add Bosch to your list

I totally agree with you about some modern appliances, my old Bosch Maxx lasted me just 3 years and carked it with just standard weekly use i.e, 3 times a week.
I was sooo angry and will never buy or recommend Bosch to any of my friends.
Actually in March it will be 1 year since I got the Haier twintub, and it has performed flawlessly(so far anyway).

Post# 187865 , Reply# 4   2/1/2007 at 11:40 (4,616 days old) by washboy2005 (UK)        

I have to disagree with you Nick, you do know me and i've got a modern Hoover washer, its 5 years old and still going ,albeit its had a few minor repairs, but then thats to be expected with the amount of use it used to get. I am happy with my Hoover now its still working happily and hope it will do so for a good while yet.

The link you attatched above to the Hoover Quattro washing machine, I agree these were not the best examples of Hoover/Candy excellence LOL. My school has a similar designed Hoover Performa washer and it seems to be fairly reliable, it does 4 loads between 60-95*c a day and has been doing so for 5 years now, no failings yet!

I wonder if its just you have to get lucky with machines nowadays, some people can by Indesits and have them for years whereas others can buy them and get 6 months from them. I suppose you just have to take a chancve if you cant afford a higher end machine LOL

Thought I'd have an input LOL

BTW this is not meant to be argumentative, jsut felt I should have my input! hehe

Take Care

Post# 187971 , Reply# 5   2/1/2007 at 17:55 (4,616 days old) by irishwashguy (Salem,Oregon.............A Capital City)        
It is disheartning to throw your good money after bad

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i have been there with the Entire Maytag Neptune fiasco. 2000 dollars down the drain and then the fact that I had to replace it with a different machine,......well it was fun to shop for it!!!
PS----that mold is also reminisant to the Maytag. that is so nasty!!

Post# 187973 , Reply# 6   2/1/2007 at 18:10 (4,616 days old) by bearpeter ()        
Don't bother with Zanussi dryers!!!!

we have a the first TOL TImeline dryers for 2 and a bit years now and have to say..... not consistent!

Drying and sensor dry is excellent but we have had a drum squeak/ bearing noise intermittently for the whole of the life of the appliance. It has been impossible to track where the problem lies as the squeak/scrape happens at different times when in use! (Makes me out to be a liar all the time)

No idea what to do and we are now coming to the end of our 3 year warranty!


Post# 187994 , Reply# 7   2/1/2007 at 20:06 (4,616 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

No washer is a waste of money people.. They are all just play toys!

Post# 188045 , Reply# 8   2/1/2007 at 23:38 (4,616 days old) by bewitched (Italy)        

Nick, don't forget the new Hoover machines are simply Candy machines with a different look...

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