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Post# 493071   2/1/2011 at 14:51 (4,695 days old) by keiththomas ()        

Well After Purchasing an Indesit Tumble Dryer it died due to the Motor Burning Out. It appeared that fluff was not apssing throught the filter and built up in resulting causing the Motor to Burn out. We will not be replacing it buy another make eg white Knight or Zanussi not Hotpoint, Creda or Indesit as the same machine what a a bad design.

Post# 493089 , Reply# 1   2/1/2011 at 16:18 (4,695 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

Well, correct me if I'm wrong but "fluff" is NOT supposed to pass through the filter, that's why you should clean it after every use!

Post# 493687 , Reply# 2   2/3/2011 at 13:35 (4,693 days old) by Keiththomas ()        

Eveyone in the family cleaned the filter after every use and vacuummed cleaned the drum inside every few months The fault was that fluff was leaking out of the machine and not being blown through the filter but was going inside the machine , We have had three other dryers in the past and when they were eventually scrapped they never had dust build up like this machine and lasted a long time. This Indesit Still on sale in the shops also under the Hotpoint name is a bad design. We have now ordered a Zanussi Dryer these machines look far better engineered and doe not cost that more.

Post# 493728 , Reply# 3   2/3/2011 at 16:32 (4,693 days old) by robliverpool (england Liverpool)        

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The samne thing happened on my 2007 Hotpoint. Loadsa fluff round the motor and the element and eventually done the same thing and burnt out and was cheaper to buy a new machine. Musta been a bad batch of them, and i went back to white knight, ya cant go wrong wi em

Post# 494011 , Reply# 4   2/4/2011 at 19:43 (4,692 days old) by FL1012 ()        

If you were a member of this website at the time of purchase, why did you buy it & not a Zanussi in the first place?

Knowing what i know from here i'd never go near a recent Indesit/Hotpoint machine unless it was about 20 on eBay. Even then i'd have to think carefully.

The only machines worth buying now are Beko (budget), Zanussi (mid-range) or Miele (top end). Gorenje, ISE and a german-made Bosch could be possible alternatives but virtually everything else isn't worth the bother.

Post# 494013 , Reply# 5   2/4/2011 at 19:54 (4,692 days old) by FL1012 ()        

I must point out that my Beko recommendation above is more linked to their washers. White Knight are probably a better budget option in terms of dryers, but all the other brand recommendations remain.

Post# 494353 , Reply# 6   2/6/2011 at 08:26 (4,690 days old) by keiththomas ()        

I was not a member of this club then and I bought the machine 5 - 6 years ago as the door had a glass Windo. White knight was out of stock and the Powerhouse Shop (not Newcastle Nightclub of the same name) had no other dryers in. We bought a Zanussi Mid range Washer last year so far so good. But I will not buy any Indesit/Creda/Hotpoint dryer again. This machine we have ordered apears different. I have Heard Hoover not very good either and are badge engineered models of Candy. Just too much cheap products in the shops of poor design no wonder their is a waste problem with poor nasty cheap goods

Post# 494473 , Reply# 7   2/6/2011 at 14:52 (4,690 days old) by keiththomas ()        
Offending Indesit Model

This is the picture of the Indesit Dryer, Pity the interior design is flawed. The outside has a better casing than white knight. But thats about it as I have learn.t

Post# 494668 , Reply# 8   2/7/2011 at 12:04 (4,689 days old) by aeg03 (London, UK)        

That's a shame to hear that. I have had an Indesit tumble drier which is 6 and half years old and has never been an ounce of trouble. This tumble drier is kept in the conservatory. It is subjected to extream het from the summer and extreame cold from the winter.

Its been overloaded a few times with a duvet a few times. When it was new, I ran the first load and the drier got very loud, I was wondering if there was a fault but it has been fine since then.

We have an AEG OKO Lavamat 72640 washer which is 9 years old in Sept, this has been fine apart from the spins that sometimes bang cos the drum hits the door but shows how durable the machine is cos it spins at top speed of 1200RPM unbalanced sometimes.

Here is a vid of our Indesit drier.


Post# 494690 , Reply# 9   2/7/2011 at 13:49 (4,689 days old) by keiththomas ()        

Thanks for that yes I am annoyed as it looked like showroom condition, Just now got the Zanussi looks good but no window which i will miss

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