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Post# 267948   3/5/2008 at 02:03 (3,856 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey guys!,
Well, it paid off, waiting that is!, i found myself a zanussi jetsystem from 1991/92 1000rpm!

It could be a worker, however the seller doesnt know, as its been in storage for 18months, i'm going to get her tonight and then we'll go from their, i now have a new job working for euronics in lincolnshire! Really good prospects & i can get things at cost price! So parts & a nice shiney new washer for the kitchen! I'm contemplating an insight, but we'll save that for another thread lol.

anywhoooo. I love zanussi, they definately have a special place in my heart, those of you who have seen my other oldschool zanussi (the wtd1061 washer/dryer), it & my new fj1033 are siblings from the same range, however the wtd1061 i already have is the "traditional" washer/dryer & the fj1033 is the jetsystem washing machine.

Heres a piccie of the new arrival, she needs abit of a clean up but looks well other than that.


Post# 267949 , Reply# 1   3/5/2008 at 02:06 (3,856 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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& this is my current WDT1061 washer/dryer, which i love to pieces!

Post# 267951 , Reply# 2   3/5/2008 at 04:42 (3,855 days old) by robm (Buxted)        

Hi Darren

Long time no speak, I hope you are well.

A friend of mine had the washer dryer version which was rather fun. My AEG 2200 was essentially a Zanussi and was quite lively on spins. Had quite fast interim spins so lots of water down the glass.

I hope it's a good machine, I have never really seen the Jetsystem working properly.

Good news on the job, drop us a line and let me know a good time to have a chat.

Take care


Post# 267952 , Reply# 3   3/5/2008 at 05:40 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Rob! I've dropped u a myspace msg!

I'm looking forward 2 gettin it! I do love these zanussis, i think this one maybe the jetsystem that recirculated through the paddles, dont quote me on that, im unsure!

cud b fun:D

cant wait to get it


Post# 267961 , Reply# 4   3/5/2008 at 08:13 (3,855 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        

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Hey Darren

Congrats on the machine and also the job!

Dont ya just love cost price goodies- in my mind one of the MAJOR advantages of working for an Euronics dealer as opposed to the 10% you get at Comet etc :).

And then of course theres all those gems to be rescued from the scrap pile ;)


Post# 267983 , Reply# 5   3/5/2008 at 12:24 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Seamus, cudnt agree more, who needs discount cards when you can have cost price on spares & new machines:D Not to mention the free for all on the scrap pile:D:D:D:D

The new insight cud b within my price range now. though i've heard some bad press about the rinsing, which is y im holding back atm.

Well were on our way to fetch it from stamford now, will get some pics up and a status report when i get back!


Post# 267987 , Reply# 6   3/5/2008 at 13:05 (3,855 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Its worth keeping an eye on ..

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Hey Darren -again lol
Assuming you order your Electrolux group machines that are not in central stock through tradeplace its well worth checking the monthly offers - there are some serious bargains on there some months ! . I know a couple of Insights were on there last month . My old style one and the matching dryer were silly offers the rep offered us tho :-)
Will have to chat at some point !:-)

Post# 268090 , Reply# 7   3/6/2008 at 04:26 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Well last night myself and jon went to stamford to fetch my beauty. We were met by polish guy who was very nice and polite, he said he didnt no if the machine worked or not had been outside "for long time". lol I thought it would end up being a long restoration project requiring many parts. When we parted the chap did a classic over the top "BYEEE!"

We got it home, had a mcdonalds, cleaned the cobwebs out the bottom. Washed it down with soapy water. I'm going to order a new dispenser housing for it cause its pretty mouldy!,

After it was all clean i gingerly plugged it in, i didn't want it to blow the electrics, my g.f would kill me lol.

I ran it through a spin it made a slight rattley noise but i think it was blowing the cobwebs out from being stood so long!

Then we put some water in, it seemed okay! the jetsystem works just fine!

It recirculates through the paddles and cascades over the rim of the door and looks like rain is the best way to describe it!
Not to dissimilar to the yellow fin jet on the last range of jetsystems!

Once functionality was confirmed we got some old towels and ran it through a wash.

The thing i love about zanussi's is, they dont mess about. They do it properly! No messin!

So heres a brief description of the wash cycle Cotton 40!

The jet comes on straight away, it has a nice tumble speed. Not offensively loud at all, theres some motor noise, which i've missed since owning a supersilent machine!

It heats, washes for abit a nice thorough speed. then it drains, unlike my other zanussi it doesn't spin after the wash or 1st rinse, but (this is made up for later).

So where was i?..ah yes, it drained,1st rinse! it filled up to where the glass becomes flat, drained, same again with the 2nd rinse, then it span and did 4 long bursts, i was happy with that!

Then 3rd rinse, after 3rd rinse, it flys up to top speed with a really effective spin! water cascaded all down the glass like on most of the spins!

Then for the final rinse, yep thankfully this beauty is a 4 rinse wonder:D

Final spin. if you select the letter on the dial it goes straight to distribution then up to the constant spin, but on a normal programme it does a couple of bursts, stops for some anticrease, then goes for it with what i think is about 600rpm, for 4 mins then up to 1000, which i cut short as it was gettin late.

So for something i won for 90p on ebay! i'm chuffed! It needs some love and a good clean out, right now shes doina boilwash as i write this at 10am. to clean everything out, I've topped the waterlevel up so it can rid the small amounts of mould in the doorseal.

Once i've finished with it, its going to live in the shed outside, as my g.f is very accommodating! I've still yet to get rid of her old indesit which is proping a fence panel that blew in the wind lol & My hotpoint WM43 thats stood in the kitchen lol!!!!

I will now post some piccies for your and my enjoyment!


Btw- seamus!-Yes we do use tradeplace! Everythings the same as i've used at the co-op thankfully! So i'll keep my eye on some bargains.


Post# 268091 , Reply# 8   3/6/2008 at 04:28 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Jetsystem 1000:D

Post# 268092 , Reply# 9   3/6/2008 at 04:31 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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The pop in/pop out control dial with window:D

Post# 268093 , Reply# 10   3/6/2008 at 04:32 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Spot the jet in the seal:O Their isnt one:O

Post# 268094 , Reply# 11   3/6/2008 at 04:33 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Ready to go! Hotty feelin leftout in the bkground lol.

Post# 268095 , Reply# 12   3/6/2008 at 04:34 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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In my amazement i totally forgot to take a wash pic. their will be more!

Post# 268096 , Reply# 13   3/6/2008 at 04:36 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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tumblin away!

Post# 268097 , Reply# 14   3/6/2008 at 04:37 (3,855 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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High level

Post# 268098 , Reply# 15   3/6/2008 at 04:38 (3,854 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Post# 268099 , Reply# 16   3/6/2008 at 04:49 (3,854 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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And finally resting, i did have a floor our dog ate it, and were in the process of tiling the floor! lol

Post# 268106 , Reply# 17   3/6/2008 at 07:01 (3,854 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Very interesting indicator light in the door

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Is that for power on?

What is its purpose?

Post# 268107 , Reply# 18   3/6/2008 at 07:05 (3,854 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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The light on the door is to say the door is locked!


Post# 268109 , Reply# 19   3/6/2008 at 07:23 (3,854 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
The Appliance of Science...!!!

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Nice work Darren & Jon, another modern classic to the fold, is this still using the big induction motor??, when it finishes spinning does the cold water come in as the drum is slowing down or does it wait until the drum has stopped before commencing the next fill??

Is that a timeline on the fascia as well?? dog, have I missed something????cheers, Mike

Post# 268131 , Reply# 20   3/6/2008 at 10:12 (3,854 days old) by robm (Buxted)        

Hi Darren

Congratulations! Of course you have told me all about it on the phone. Now I can see it properly I can see it's the same as my friend's (he had the washer dryer version).

I remember when these came out in the early 90s. I remember being quite sad the old Zanussi's were going but fascinated none the less.

I hope it all works out well.


Post# 268135 , Reply# 21   3/6/2008 at 10:38 (3,854 days old) by sparkymarky1973 ()        

Hi Darren!

Congrats on the new addition to your Zanussi family!

What a fine specimin she is!

The only experience I have had with a zanussi is my grans old Zanussi washer dryer from 1987.

Yours is going to clean up a treat!

Hope you have loads of fun and loads of washdays with her.


Post# 268138 , Reply# 22   3/6/2008 at 11:16 (3,854 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey guys,
Thank you for your kind comments! I'm very pleased, its now sat in the shed its a tin one but its nice and dry as opposed to 18months of being outside. with enough room for me to get in their with a good view, only downside is my plumbing arrangement, i have to run the hosepipe to it, and fill it until the inlets stop buzzing, and i'm either going to have to get metres and metres of extension inlet & waste pipes all joined together like i used too lol or use a bucket. Ahh this reminds me of when i got my logic and it lived in the shed!

Mike-Yes dog! he is called kilo, he's a puppy rottweiler, well a year old now!

It sounds like the zanussi has a brushe motor. which according to the brochure i have with it in "it takes 8 zanussi machines to produce the same noise as a rival model! (hotpoint anyone?":P).

Rob- Nice to catch up with you on the fone! Its nice to have the older traditional model and the newer jetsystem both in my possession!

Mark- I'm amazed you've only encountered one zanussi! How can this be? :p

Their wonderful machines, they have a special place in my heart, i just love their no nonsense, get the job done style. You can't beat the charm of the old zanussi's so this is why new zanussi struggles to match up i think. though i love em! lol. The new ones, dont use enough water!!!!!!!! well on cottons anyway lol.

I'm going to just go take a picture of the zanussi in its new home and it will be posted shortly:D


Post# 268139 , Reply# 23   3/6/2008 at 11:22 (3,854 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Zanussis new home:D

Post# 268140 , Reply# 24   3/6/2008 at 11:23 (3,854 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Close up! Shes settled in!:D

Post# 268225 , Reply# 25   3/7/2008 at 04:26 (3,854 days old) by washboy2005 (UK)        

Awesome machine Darren!!

You have exactly the same shed as us LOL!

#I cant wait for some footage of it in action :-D

I too miss the motor noise now ive got the induction motor. But I'm kinda hoping I wont have my hotty too much longer as its doing my head in every wash load now LOL

Enjoy your fab new machine


Post# 268333 , Reply# 26   3/7/2008 at 17:06 (3,853 days old) by zanussi_lover (Nottingham, UK)        

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Darren, my brother used to have that machine, it was a fantastic machine, is a dark grey zanussi FL machine the next thing to get?

Post# 268575 , Reply# 27   3/9/2008 at 07:39 (3,851 days old) by mattywashboy (Perth, Western Australia)        

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hehe, great find darren, long time no speaky mate.

didn't gail platt have one of these on corrie not so long back, at least she clings on to the classics lol.

Have fun with it

Post# 268624 , Reply# 28   3/9/2008 at 15:02 (3,851 days old) by zanussi_lover (Nottingham, UK)        
Ab Fab

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Eddy and saffy had one also in the series ABFAB in the first series in 1992/1993

They always had zanussi washing machines right up till 1996 in their basement kitchen

Post# 268625 , Reply# 29   3/9/2008 at 15:19 (3,851 days old) by zanussi_lover (Nottingham, UK)        
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Heres a pic

Post# 269212 , Reply# 30   3/12/2008 at 08:18 (3,848 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey guys!
Well mr euronics here finally has a dry day off with all this bad weather we've had and me startin a new job, i've just gotten down to using the zanussi for the 1st time with a proper washload! My gosh its fun:D Im my warmer than my parents garage, tin shed lol. So how am i using it? Well with a long extension cable, a long hose and a bucket i manage to do a full cycle:)

So i did colours on the worn once programme! it doesnt mess around! i missed the wash part it was so quick!

I used ariel colour and lenor

it fills to high level, tumbles 2 or 3 times and then the jet comes on.

3 rinses no spins,

final spin big water cascading down the door burst then a long steady spin which im still tryin to work out what speed it is.

im going to do a humongous darks load on mixed fabrics in a mo so will let ya no how that goes.

Heres some pics the 1st one is one of the wash!

be sure to check my youtube account throughout the day while i upload them for your viewing pleasure:D


Post# 269214 , Reply# 31   3/12/2008 at 08:22 (3,848 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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more wash action

Post# 269223 , Reply# 32   3/12/2008 at 09:27 (3,848 days old) by sparkymarky1973 ()        

Yey Darren!

Its great your using it and making the effort with the extension, bucket etc. Not sure if I would go to that effort so good for you! (In our old house the machines in the garage never got used unless I dragged them into the house as there was no plumbing outside).

Great pics! I havn't seen the vids yet but im sure ill be impressed!

P.s About me only having experience of 1 zanussi. My gran was the only person with a zanussi.It lasted 15 years I think.Even then it probably wasn't broken.I went round one day and there was a Hotpoint in its place.I have no idea why it was replaced. Amazingly no one else I knew had a zanussi. To this day I still don't know anyone with a zanussi. What r the odds?...strange.


Post# 269227 , Reply# 33   3/12/2008 at 09:52 (3,848 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey mark,
Ahh yes, i havent made that much effort since my hoover logic lived in the shed and i bought a fair few metre of extension inlets and outlets luckily power was in the shed! With a light! lol.

I've had a great afternoon using it! i've just done my darks and now i really have to get on with my jobs around the house else im going to be in trouble lol!!!!

i really am shocked u've never come across zanussis! they were allover the place here when i was a kid!

many friends had grey panel zanussis one friend had an almond nexus which i bloomin loved which one day i went wrong and a wma hotpoint in oyster was in its place! shock horror!

shes settling in well, i think its starting to remember how to work after being stood for 18months. with not a problem with it! washed, heated, rinsed and span really well!

Hope you all enjoy!


Post# 269456 , Reply# 34   3/13/2008 at 16:51 (3,847 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

Look at the first photo on the wikipedia page for "Washing machine" isn't that one your new machine??
Anyway, gorgeous piece of mechanic! I love the red light in the door!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO dj-gabriele's LINK

Post# 269457 , Reply# 35   3/13/2008 at 16:56 (3,847 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey well spotted there! yes thats the same model as my new machine! :D Yes i always liked the door lock light, shame they moved them back up to the display:(


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