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Post# 519538   5/21/2011 at 16:14 (4,573 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        

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right, i suppose now that your wondering why as ive only just plumbed the bendix in.
well my dads girlfriends niece is moving at the end of the month and wants us to look after her washing machine for a year as she has a built in model in the new house but she insists that her own machine is to be used for the year or until she moves again, and my dads girlfriend is interested as well because of the bigger 6kg drum and faster 1200rpm spin, so it is being delivered to me on the 31st so i will be taking the bendix out of service on the Sunday ready for the Tuesday when it comes, of course i will be maintaining it when it arrives, first thing ill do with it is get a maintenance wash done and give it a good clean.
ill keep you updated, would like to know what you think of whats going to happen.

Post# 519540 , Reply# 1   5/21/2011 at 16:26 (4,573 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

congrats Phil! i love my beko! shame mine isnt plumbed in (use spin only prog)
Tom =P

Post# 519711 , Reply# 2   5/22/2011 at 12:24 (4,573 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        
just a pic

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just a pic of it

Post# 519713 , Reply# 3   5/22/2011 at 12:30 (4,573 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

i like this model but i am more in love with my beko wme7247s which currently is concerning me =S

Post# 519740 , Reply# 4   5/22/2011 at 14:52 (4,573 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        
user manual

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here is a link to the user manual for those who are interested

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Post# 519957 , Reply# 5   5/23/2011 at 12:45 (4,572 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        
might have to get rid of a washer

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when the beko arrives we might be giving the zanussi away to someone else, i just about won the decicion for the zanussi to go and not the others (phew) and hopefully it will give us a little more room for when the beko goes after the year, also my dads girlfriend isnt bothered about wash times with this one so that i am pleased about, she also said 'we'll see how good we get on with this one and i might buy a brand new machine' so im hoping that is the case, but i dont think it will be a miele yet :(

Post# 521064 , Reply# 6   5/28/2011 at 14:01 (4,567 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        

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just realized i wont be able to move ANY machines around until the Beko arrives as its coming through the bottom door which the Hotpoint and crusader are sat by so ill have to move those then stack the crusader on the 9534 then bring the Zanussi into the hallway, put the Bendix where is Zanussi is now and FINALLY ill be able to put the Beko in...argh! so annoying

Post# 521455 , Reply# 7   5/30/2011 at 11:33 (4,565 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        

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well tomorrow's the day the beko arrives so later tonight ill be giving the Bendix 7128 a maintenance before it gets pulled out of service, ill try and get a video or two aswell

Post# 521457 , Reply# 8   5/30/2011 at 11:54 (4,565 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
pull out of service,

Since the arrival of my new Aquarius 1100 the Aquamatic is now redundent. Anyway congrats from me

Post# 522473 , Reply# 9   6/4/2011 at 16:28 (4,559 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        
its in...

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well the Beko was put in on Tuesday when delivered and its first wash was a cotton 90 with prewash and extra rinse and all its been since then is horrid, rinses are low so it dosent rinse well, sudslocks most of the time, and if it sudslocks then you get 5 mins of pausing, 2 second burst fills, 2 second burst drains. but the 1200 rpm and 6kg is allot better to have, the pump is nice and quiet and the motor itself isnt too bad either but its not sounding all that good, ill try and get a video of it if i see it doing it because i have no idea what it is and how bad it is.

Post# 522507 , Reply# 10   6/4/2011 at 18:40 (4,559 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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If you're getting sudslock and everything else is working (pump etc), the you are using too much detergent compared to the level of soiling in the clothes and the water hardness is as simple as that...


Additionally, is the pump running while it is spinning? I know it sounds silly to ask, but my mothers Fisher and Paykel (which is a Beko rebadge) wasn't when it was new out of the box...and needed a new board...seems there was a faulty batch of control boards a few years ago....


Don't forget that what you 'used to do in the old machine' is to some degree no longer relevant to a new one.

Post# 522571 , Reply# 11   6/5/2011 at 05:12 (4,559 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        

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im not overdosing at all, and yes the pump is on during the spin

Post# 522592 , Reply# 12   6/5/2011 at 07:24 (4,559 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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Well something is causing it to sudslock....and it certainly isn't the lack of 'pump action' then...


You say you aren't over dosing....but for a machine to sudslock basically means that there is too much of something or not enough of another - powder/liquid or dirt to remove.....

Post# 522594 , Reply# 13   6/5/2011 at 07:29 (4,559 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

The hose from the dispeser to the pump is likley to be clogged with powder.

Post# 522614 , Reply# 14   6/5/2011 at 10:38 (4,559 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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We have a couple of Beko machines where I work. When washing big loads it appears that the pump is not fast enough to remove the water when the machine starts to spin and creates a mountain of suds, especially the first spin after the wash. I agree with Phil though, these machines are not good at rinsing, if I am using the machines I select extra rinse and try not to load them too full.

Post# 522620 , Reply# 15   6/5/2011 at 10:48 (4,559 days old) by washerlover24 ()        

Where do u work ??


Post# 522627 , Reply# 16   6/5/2011 at 11:29 (4,559 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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I am a support worker, I support people with various difficulties in their own homes so get to use a few washers, mostly Beko, Indesit and a couple of Zannussi's. I quite like the Zannussi "easy iron", 1600 spin and the super quick option will do a load of cottons at 40 deg in 50 mins, 55mins if you wash at 60 deg.

Post# 522635 , Reply# 17   6/5/2011 at 12:16 (4,559 days old) by FL1012 ()        
New Machines - Drain Pumps......

I have noticed on newer machines it does take them longer to drain water than older machines. Obviously it doesn't cause massive issues with actual water because machines have much less water to drain than those from the 70s & 80s, but it's clear that the pumps on some new machines are alot less powerful than the older ones, which will effect their ability to shift sudsy water when under alot of demand like on the first spin after the wash.

Combined with newer machines lack of water & then in Phil's case, soft water in the local area, i'm not massively suprised the Beko is sudslocking. At least it does fill the sump with water & then drain to flush the suds away - our Zanussi Essential just sits there draining for ages & then tries spinning, aborts & static drains again so Beko should only be praised for trying something which sounds like it'd work.

However, to try & reduce the problems you've experienced i'd take Paul's advice & use Extra Rinse & try not to overfill. Also find a detergent which foams less. Ive noticed Surf hardly foams at all in our machine while Fairy & Persil go mad. I appreciate this is harder to control in somewhere like Brighton as the water is so much softer than here in Oxford (where a new kettle is covered in scale within 4 months), but it's worth a try.

If you are using Extra Rinse make sure it doesn't do what our Essential does, which is cut the water level on the original rinses to counteract the additional water on the extra rinses - that's something that's highly annoying on the Zanussi.


Post# 522637 , Reply# 18   6/5/2011 at 12:28 (4,559 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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I agree with trying a detergent that doesn't foam as much. Most of the people I work with use Fairy which creates a lot of suds! Having said that the one of the Beko owners uses sainsbury's own 2 in 1 and still gets bad suds lock but that is probably due to washing too many items in a 5kg machine.

Post# 522644 , Reply# 19   6/5/2011 at 12:52 (4,559 days old) by FL1012 ()        

I never used to pay much attention to detergent, just bought it & used it, but lately i've been quite suprised at how different the level of suds are between brands. Like you say, i find Fairy to be like washing up liquid - foam everywhere no matter how little you use, whereas with Surf i wonder if i've forgotten to put any in the drawer!

I do prefer to see some foam but apparantly it's not necessary to signify that youre using the correct dose - just the OCD in me!


Post# 522653 , Reply# 20   6/5/2011 at 13:53 (4,559 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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I have found that any P&G powder is very sudsy in my machine to the point where I get told to "check detergent". Liquitabs are not as bad. I am using persil tablets for whites and small and mighty for everything else at the moment and find they rinse out a lot better even in our soft water. How do you find Surf at cleaning?

Post# 522680 , Reply# 21   6/5/2011 at 15:14 (4,558 days old) by FL1012 ()        

I did find that washing a white t-shirt with a dried-on pasta sauce stain on it at 40c with Surf didn't shift it, but once i put it on 90c it'd totally gone. Not sure whether 60c would've done the trick but as i had a rare load of stuff that could be boiled (bedding, light underwear etc) i thought i'd put it all in & save having to re-wash it again if 60c didn't work.

Never noticed major problems with Surf before, or anything else, but i get the impression that Persil Bio & Daz means business more than some of the other stuff i've tried.


Post# 523063 , Reply# 22   6/7/2011 at 05:58 (4,557 days old) by zanussi_lover (Nottingham, UK)        
Beko washing machines

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I bought a Beko WM5120 washing machine in August 2010, so far so good, my parents use it as i got it for them, as the Zanussi Broke Down. And yes its annoying when it sudslocks in the interim spin, but overall it cleans clothes fine, and does what its supposed to do.

and it does depend on what detergents you use, My parents use Surf Tropical and Persil Colour. they generally have no complaints.

Post# 523082 , Reply# 23   6/7/2011 at 08:24 (4,557 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        
As far as suds go...

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...I have never had a problem with Levers powder products either here with Surf/Drive/Omo or in the UK with Persil or Surf....

Post# 523108 , Reply# 24   6/7/2011 at 10:53 (4,557 days old) by ariston4life ((Dublin) Ireland)        

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the beko we had was Awful just plain awful id never go enar a Beko again... astonishingly the Haier we had outlived the Beko...and that's saying something!

Post# 523177 , Reply# 25   6/7/2011 at 19:21 (4,556 days old) by zanussi_lover (Nottingham, UK)        
amazingly enough

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Beko are built better than some of the stuff they have out there. ours is nearly a year old and nothing has gone wrong, my parents only use it twice a week.

they are happy with it, and it should last quite a while as they do hot washes in it for sheets and towels, and use Biological Powder, so the drum stays fresh, and the door is always left ajar, insisted by me.

all the washers we have have owned have lasted at least a decade =]

at the end of the day, its a no fuss, simple basic machine, you put clothes in it, turn it on and walk away and it cleans your clothes

Post# 523274 , Reply# 26   6/8/2011 at 06:38 (4,556 days old) by ariston4life ((Dublin) Ireland)        

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ours didnt even clean the clothes.

Post# 523300 , Reply# 27   6/8/2011 at 09:06 (4,556 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

the early models of beko were quite poor in the QC section (quality control)
but ever since arcilik-beko bought out blomberg bekos quality has improved quite a bit!.

Post# 523396 , Reply# 28   6/8/2011 at 16:39 (4,555 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        
arcilik-beko bought out blomberg bekos quality has improved

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Which, I may add, is something I said within weeks of becoming a member of this forum several years ago!

Post# 523404 , Reply# 29   6/8/2011 at 17:01 (4,555 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

Sorry for pinching one of your quotes, I thought i hered it somwhere before.
Super sorry :)

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