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Post# 508702   4/2/2011 at 06:07 (4,623 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

where did KIC laundry appliances go? i had a CT 511 sensordry dual heat dryer which was excellent. 15 years old then the paddles started dis-integrating so we bought a whirlpool heavy duty. plz post pics of KIC washers as i have neva seen 1 and any other KIC dryers

Post# 509367 , Reply# 1   4/5/2011 at 05:02 (4,620 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

Who are Kic & where are they based?


Post# 509677 , Reply# 2   4/6/2011 at 08:49 (4,619 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

have you seriously never heard of KIC? they ae now part of whirlpool a=and were based in UK because our dryer we had siad made in britain

Post# 509694 , Reply# 3   4/6/2011 at 10:25 (4,619 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

I have never heard of KIC till now

Post# 509882 , Reply# 4   4/7/2011 at 00:03 (4,618 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

well i cant even say it was before your time because i'm 16 and last year we passed on our 15 year old KIC dryer. these days the focus more on fridges

Post# 509910 , Reply# 5   4/7/2011 at 03:29 (4,618 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

check out this same thread but in thr imperial forum for all the answers

Post# 510032 , Reply# 6   4/7/2011 at 17:06 (4,617 days old) by hoover1100 (U.K.)        

I had never heard of it either until it was mentioned on this forum.

It certainly doesn't exist here, must be local to South Africa.

If your dryer was made in the UK, and KIC has a relationship with Philips/Whirlpool, your dryer will have most likely been made by Crosslee at the old Philips factory.

These are based on the Philips dryer design and are sold today badged as White Knight.


Post# 510122 , Reply# 7   4/8/2011 at 00:37 (4,617 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

thank you. i still cant believe how unknown it is. here in SA we only still get the fridges. the drums on the white knight do look very similar to that of thr kic. the bosch wta2000 has the exact same drum

Post# 510160 , Reply# 8   4/8/2011 at 07:47 (4,617 days old) by hoover1100 (U.K.)        
bosch wta2000

That was the entry level Bosch dryer, also made by Crosslee, hence the similar appearance and same drum.


Post# 510172 , Reply# 9   4/8/2011 at 09:05 (4,617 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

i know its the entry level. they still popular here. although they very expensive for an entry level. the only difference between the bosch and kic is that the bosch is a reverse action and has different styling. do you mybe have a pic of 1 of these croslee dryers? our kic would have been 16 years old now so 1995 is the year

Post# 510274 , Reply# 10   4/8/2011 at 15:50 (4,616 days old) by ultimafan ()        
I know nothing about KIC

But it must be related to Crosslee if the dryer is called 'sensordry.'

Try this site


Post# 510590 , Reply# 11   4/10/2011 at 08:27 (4,615 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

siemens also did one along side the bosch version. the siemens one is rare-ish
plus with bosch being owned by siemens it makes sense that they would source from the same company as each other,

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