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Post# 494669   2/7/2011 at 12:11 (4,688 days old) by dyson2drums (United Kingdom)        

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Hello all

Hope everyone's well :)

Got a call from my cosin, her mums wt960 ultima "popped"!

We changed te fuse 2 times, each time we turn the switch on it did that.

Aunts not happy, it's only been 3 years since we got it.

Can it be fixed for the time being as the bearings aren't that bad?

If not she's already decided to opt for a hotpoint ultima wmd962g as she never buys any other make and wants it to match the new fridge/freezer and cooker etc.


Post# 494915 , Reply# 1   2/8/2011 at 13:23 (4,687 days old) by hotpoint95622 (Powys)        
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This could be due to lots of faults, one which can be common is the door interlock becomes faulty and the contacts touch the machine cabinet, maybe the heater has become faulty but this would normal allow the machine to start for a few minutes then blow the fuse. Itís hard to tie it down some times.

Post# 494961 , Reply# 2   2/8/2011 at 15:55 (4,687 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        
he never buys any other make

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Post# 494964 , Reply# 3   2/8/2011 at 16:06 (4,687 days old) by Hotpointwf220 ()        
My WT960G also pops

but not fuses, it pops my ears when she spins now as last repairman who fitted the new drum did a botch job, even when balanced the machine vibrates.

Post# 495624 , Reply# 4   2/11/2011 at 05:06 (4,684 days old) by dyson2drums (United Kingdom)        

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I reccomended going for a zanussi for a similar price but she insists on hotpoint as she's always had them, oh well I tried.

Although the newer 8kg ULTIMA's have the new 62 litre drum also used in qualtis models and it's better at balancing from what i've heard. Let's hope it's better than the last one.

Thanks everyone

Post# 496699 , Reply# 5   2/15/2011 at 17:25 (4,680 days old) by dyson2drums (United Kingdom)        

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The new ultima arrived and was installed today. Did 2 washes today.

cottons 40oc with 1600spin 1:25 and
Cottons 40oc with 1600spin and super wash 1:31

No balancing trash, it got on with it and the new drum make it seem pretty big which was good.

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