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Post# 505819   3/22/2011 at 09:30 (4,646 days old) by washerlover24 ()        

hi i am need need of advice i am moving out of the parents house soon and am needing a washer,,, i have about 50 - 65 to spend and must have at least 800rpm spin any ideas ???? :)


Post# 505825 , Reply# 1   3/22/2011 at 10:08 (4,646 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        
Hi Trey

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Welcome to the site. My advise would be to look round charity shops like the British Heart Foundation, they often have lots of washers. They come with a three month Guarantee and are all PAT tested. Also keep an eye out on Ebay and look for ad's in your local paper.

Post# 505873 , Reply# 2   3/22/2011 at 13:06 (4,646 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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i would advise that you buy a use washer first or look in your local news paper as sometime in classified ads you can find use washing machines listed for sale

Post# 505894 , Reply# 3   3/22/2011 at 15:43 (4,646 days old) by favorit ()        
what about this Zanny ??

Hi Trey,
This is not the latest model for sure ;-) .... however back then Electrolux still made reliable washers.

PS take my greetings to your Depeche-neighbours ;-)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO favorit's LINK on eBay

Post# 505903 , Reply# 4   3/22/2011 at 16:11 (4,646 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

how about a nice blomberg or philco or maybe even a whirlpool

Post# 509023 , Reply# 5   4/3/2011 at 14:05 (4,634 days old) by washerlover24 ()        

now have got no money well will get some soon :)

Post# 509024 , Reply# 6   4/3/2011 at 14:09 (4,634 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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Have you tought about buying a use refurbish washer you can always start with this and when you get more money buy a newer model?

Post# 510159 , Reply# 7   4/8/2011 at 07:33 (4,629 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
compact models

Trey,you could buy a twin tub washer that are under compact/caraven/twin tub washing machine categores on Ebay. Hope this helps.


Post# 510222 , Reply# 8   4/8/2011 at 12:42 (4,629 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

those mini twin tubs are dangerous the have anb electric fault causing a recall of the machines sold through argos

Post# 516141 , Reply# 9   5/7/2011 at 04:05 (4,600 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

why did you get one if you said they hed a fault????

Post# 516150 , Reply# 10   5/7/2011 at 07:37 (4,600 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

i dident get twin tub!!! i bought a single tub one!

Post# 516189 , Reply# 11   5/7/2011 at 12:03 (4,600 days old) by optima (Cumbria England)        

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Trey, Its a shame you dont live in cumbria. I would gladly give you a choice of 3 machines to choose from at the moment. The first being a Hoover performa 1100 washer/dryer or 2 older classics a Hotpoint 9524 or a 9536.

Post# 516594 , Reply# 12   5/9/2011 at 13:19 (4,598 days old) by securitybearuk ()        

Hey Trey if you can get to a british heart foundation store, they sell washers dishwashers microwave ovens cookers the lot price ranges from 40 to 80 for washers. All the electric items are tested and approved before the store sells them on dishwashers as well I was tempted to buy a rather nifty hotpoint dishwasher but has to stop my self.

Post# 516623 , Reply# 13   5/9/2011 at 16:31 (4,598 days old) by ultimafan ()        

I agree with everyone else, go to a BHF store. I've seen many washers all at reasonable prices, and you could probably ask for a discount too! They are all safe due to PAT testing, I would defo go for a machine by them compared to one on eBay that could have god knows what faults. Plenty of decent machines too, I've seen a Creda Simplicity (a WM61 lookalike) for 60, and a Hoover Interact AAA160 for about 150, expect to pay around that range, but you could get a decent machine for 100, and perhaps some extra freezer space while you're at it.

Post# 516626 , Reply# 14   5/9/2011 at 16:33 (4,598 days old) by ultimafan ()        
@aquarius8000 and aegokocarat

The machines have been pulled from Argos' line-up perhaps as a result of the recall. I remember seeing a video of a worried customer on Youtube months ago, long before the recall with an electrical tester saying that the machines are unsafe. They don't look all that good being composed of plastic entirely.

Post# 516631 , Reply# 15   5/9/2011 at 16:51 (4,598 days old) by hoover1100 (U.K.)        
British Heart Foundation

Unless you're confident and experience with repairing machines I wouldn't recommend buying a machine that hasn't been properly reconditioned.

The machines in places like the British Heart Foundation are often in a right state, even if they look ok you have no way of telling what condition they're in mechanically. They may be electrically safe, but that doesn't mean they're mechanically sound.

Just a spin of the drum in most machines there will show worn bearings or a cracked spider, they usually stink and are black with mold too.

If they vacuums I've bought there are anything to go by, I doubt the large appliances will be much better, all have had knackered bearings or torn hoses or been clogged to death and so on.


Post# 516744 , Reply# 16   5/10/2011 at 04:48 (4,597 days old) by securitybearuk ()        
I was trying to help Trey

Why are you doing me down?, I was trying to help trey. What you didnt know is BHF and all second hand shops stores have to have all electrical items checked. This has to be done by a competant exprienced electrical technician, this now has to be done by law under stringent health and safty laws. Think of the compensation claims if this law wasnt in place, if the machine failed then it does not go on sale. BHF WILL clean the machine and make it presentable for a saleable machine, please dont make me look like a fool. I am far from it. SIMPLE

Post# 516746 , Reply# 17   5/10/2011 at 05:20 (4,597 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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I have to speak as I find and I have bought machines from BHF to great success I was lucky to find a Miele dishwasher for 80 amd its still going today I got it in 2007 also a Hotpoint washer dryer at the same time is still in daily use ok so that replaced a faulty Bosch 1200 washer/dryer but they were really good when I told them it would not spin they just replaced it. I think they offer good value for money and if you keep looking you can find a real bargain.
This by no means is me taking sides just giving my 2pennyworth.


Post# 516756 , Reply# 18   5/10/2011 at 06:33 (4,597 days old) by hoover1100 (U.K.)        

I'm not trying to put anyone down, apologies if you felt I was.

I am fully aware that the machines are all in working order and that they are all PAT tested, but this does not mean they are in good working order, i.e. a machine may be electrically safe and working, but they will still sell it if it has, for example, worn bearings or the brushes are running low. They may give the machines a bit of a wipe down, but they are not thoroughly cleaned inside and out.


All I'm saying is be very careful with buying appliances in places like this, don't get all excited when you see a machine you like and jump for it, check it over VERY carefully and make sure it is in good working order, and be prepared to be let down by it mechanically.


They will replace it if it is faulty in the first 3 months or so, but they will replace it with whatever they have in the shop, so you may buy a nice Bosch and find it packs up 2 months later, only to have the swap it for some mouldy skanky Servis or whatever!


Sorry for asking a personal question, Trey, you say you are moving out of your parents house soon, but according to your profile information you are 13?



Post# 516757 , Reply# 19   5/10/2011 at 07:15 (4,597 days old) by securitybearuk ()        
not budging


Post# 516758 , Reply# 20   5/10/2011 at 07:19 (4,597 days old) by securitybearuk ()        


Post# 516783 , Reply# 21   5/10/2011 at 09:24 (4,597 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Thank you for pointing out to me that putting my side accross on how good I thought BHF are is in your eyes WHINING...!

What happened to freedom of speech?

Post# 517185 , Reply# 22   5/12/2011 at 08:29 (4,595 days old) by washerlover24 ()        

im 15 and moving in with and me and my sister are moving together .

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