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Why does my candy aquamatic need this?
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Post# 529534   7/8/2011 at 17:37 (4,537 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

I was re-reading through the manual for my candy aquamatc and after ive taken the shipping cross brace bracket thing that is on the top of the machin like on vintage machines, the manual states that the crorrogated plastc sheet that is ontop of the machine, needs to be stuck to the bottom of my washer.
Why does this need to be done???
Tom P,S thanks in advance :)

Post# 529536 , Reply# 1   7/8/2011 at 17:40 (4,537 days old) by dyson2drums (United Kingdom)        

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I've seen that plastic sheet on modern hoover washing machines, don't know the purpose behind it but i'm pretty sure there must be a purpose behind it otherwise they wouldn't require this to be done. Maybe for safety, I guess.

All the best

Post# 529537 , Reply# 2   7/8/2011 at 17:43 (4,537 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

Thanks, could it surve purpouse as a drip pan?

Post# 529568 , Reply# 3   7/8/2011 at 20:56 (4,537 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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I'd suggest it's a noise baffle...some electrolux/zanussi machines have a plastic plate you click into the bottom of the machine to reduce noise.

Post# 529628 , Reply# 4   7/9/2011 at 03:33 (4,537 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        
It's to isolate noise...

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I can confirm this serves as an acoustic baffle to contain the noise from the motor (as justly suggested by 'ronhic'). My Hoover has it too... that thing gives a feel of flimsiness though!

You mentioned vintage machines in your comment... there's something else about your Candy that reminds me of the old machines... the door hinge which slides into the cabinet... and... I couldn't see the paddles properly in the pics you posted... are they non-plastic?

One thing I'm a bit puzzled about is the presence of a double latch... standard machines manage with one latch... why would a small drum require two?

Post# 529633 , Reply# 5   7/9/2011 at 05:03 (4,537 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

Yes the paddles-lifters are metal and i think it uses a safety switch in conjunction with the door lock which i can conferm that it has one :)

Post# 529667 , Reply# 6   7/9/2011 at 11:54 (4,537 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        
Well... I never ;-)

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Thanks 4 your reply aegokocarat!

Post# 529669 , Reply# 7   7/9/2011 at 12:09 (4,537 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

not a problem :)

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