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Askomiele, can you tell us more about Olympia washing machines?
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Post# 191465   2/16/2007 at 06:40 (4,416 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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While browsing on the internet I saw an Olympia washing machine mentioned. I never had heard about it and after a Google search I ended up at the Olympia website. It looks like a welbuilt frontloader and what some people will appreciate, it still seems to have a mechanical timer (or would that be an electronic one disguised as a mechanical one?).

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Post# 191513 , Reply# 1   2/16/2007 at 10:27 (4,416 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        

Hay glad you ask about. Those olympia washer are build buy a belgium company. We have had olympia's in our family for like always. All olympia's has simple design and are made of stainless steal and iron. Yes they have mechanical timers. You just put the timer on a cotton, p-press, delicats of soak program and that's all. I have the 2 models who came before. they both are 20 to 25 years and are still washing for my family.Any repair you can do by yourself. But sadly for all of you they are only available im Belgium. Any questions contact me?

Post# 191549 , Reply# 2   2/16/2007 at 12:17 (4,416 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Oooh! That is a very nice machine. They look a little like older Mieles. I love the simple design. Can't believe they are sold in Belgium, but not in Holland. Thanks for the picture!

Post# 191824 , Reply# 3   2/17/2007 at 05:23 (4,415 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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AskoMiele, What a fine machine, they remind me very much of the Indesit range over here of the late 70`s, the mechanics of an Asko and programming & reliability of Miele...

Does the powder dispenser tip open to form a shute, or does it pull out to form a dispenser??

Would love to see that in action, thanks Louis for spotting it!!!


Post# 191840 , Reply# 4   2/17/2007 at 09:53 (4,415 days old) by hotpointwf220 ()        

What's the spin direction for the washing machine askomiele?

Post# 191867 , Reply# 5   2/17/2007 at 12:00 (4,415 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        

It's a dispenser draw picture included. This machine spins clockwise at 1100 rpm max. It has high standards in washability. It turns 10 sec. left pauses for 1 sec. and turns 10 sec. right on the normal cycle. Thanks for the interest.

Post# 191875 , Reply# 6   2/17/2007 at 13:13 (4,415 days old) by hotpointwf220 ()        

It just looks nice for my kitchen, I'd love to find a way to import one here.

Post# 191876 , Reply# 7   2/17/2007 at 13:14 (4,415 days old) by hotpointwf220 ()        

also when it does normal spins does water go down the glass, obviously from the inside?

Post# 191988 , Reply# 8   2/18/2007 at 01:22 (4,414 days old) by brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        
It really looks like a Miele

Wow, a great looking machine.

The boot, the door and hinges (Particularly the latch) and the shape of the control panel look amazingly like the 70's Miele's.

How long has this company been around?

Post# 192005 , Reply# 9   2/18/2007 at 05:35 (4,414 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        

Olympia has build washers since 1948. Their first automatic came around in 1960. It was a toploader horitzontal axis washers. Five years later the door design came around. We've had this machine when I was a kid. It washed for 25 years with no troubles. Only a lot of noise. Afterwards came the model you see in the first picture.

Post# 192042 , Reply# 10   2/18/2007 at 10:42 (4,414 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        

I've uploaded some videos I made during summer. Forgive me but my voice is all over them. And because english is 3th languages, there might be some faults. But enjoy!

Machine is filling.


Post# 192044 , Reply# 11   2/18/2007 at 10:46 (4,414 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        

Next; machine proceeds in the washing cycle. Srry but I've noticed that the sound is comming up slower than the images.

Machine is washing


Post# 192053 , Reply# 12   2/18/2007 at 11:21 (4,414 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Hello AskoMiele

Your English is excellent and your commentary is very easy & stylishly pronounced to listen to....the detergent dispenser is the same as the Asko, certainly on my MaytagAsko just that the main wash & pre-wash are reversed...

What spin speed does the does the Olympia 1001 do?? I love those controls, look very easy to use, many thanks for the vids...


Post# 192055 , Reply# 13   2/18/2007 at 11:39 (4,414 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        

Max spin speed 1100rpm
Delicat spin (with the delicate spin option) 700 rpm
With delicat wash and delicat spin both selected its 500 rpm

Post# 192077 , Reply# 14   2/18/2007 at 13:22 (4,414 days old) by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        

Excellent videos and lovely machine, thanks very much!

I'd love to see the spin cycle of that machine.....

Post# 192083 , Reply# 15   2/18/2007 at 13:42 (4,414 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Wow! fantastic videos and commentary!


Post# 192086 , Reply# 16   2/18/2007 at 13:47 (4,414 days old) by hotpointwf220 ()        

Sounds abit like your restored Hotpoint Nick.

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