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Post# 533900   7/31/2011 at 04:52 (4,515 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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... wrong. My grandparens had a Sandstone Hotpoint WMA34. It died after pump failure. They replaced it with a 2008 Hoover Optima OPH147D. They always use either Cottons 40, or Silks 30. This is an OK machine with average quality. It wouldn't have been my choice but it was on a 'Managers Special' at I think it was Euronics. I've watched it wash a few times now and me and my Grandad have noticed a glitch. When the display says one minute left, it says this for about five minutes. What is going on here?


P.S: The picture isn't mine, I will get a real photo of it when I go round to their house.

Post# 533922 , Reply# 1   7/31/2011 at 06:56 (4,515 days old) by chrisjayuk (Edinburgh, Scotland)        
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My Electrolux TimeManager does exactly the same, counts down and when it gets to 1 minute can be anything between 1 and 10mins!

Post# 533923 , Reply# 2   7/31/2011 at 06:57 (4,515 days old) by nrones ()        
Normal thing

That happends when something unexpected happends in the wash... example sudslock, or too much re-balancing.. some machines freeze time when they start re-balancing, others just keep counting down until they come to 1 minute, and they stay like that till cycle is actually finished :)

So, Nothing to worry about ;)


Post# 533930 , Reply# 3   7/31/2011 at 07:28 (4,515 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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Thanks guys for your answers.


Post# 533965 , Reply# 4   7/31/2011 at 10:35 (4,515 days old) by grando ()        

My Candy also does that.
Maybe the timer as a separated system from the main control thingy.

Post# 533988 , Reply# 5   7/31/2011 at 11:54 (4,515 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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i will be going to their house in 2 weeks time so will see it then


Post# 534081 , Reply# 6   7/31/2011 at 14:14 (4,515 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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This is much more clever than my GenElectroWhiteAire FL, where the timer continues while it's trying to balance. Can skip short spins between rinses.

Post# 535922 , Reply# 7   8/9/2011 at 14:25 (4,506 days old) by jetsystem1200 ()        

My nana's brand new Hotpoint Aquarius+ does this at the end of the cycle but it keeps adding minutes on the wash during the pump out stage, so a 30 minute quick wash suddenly becomes 34 minutes. When we were washing curtains (that weighed under 6kg), the washer added 5 minutes on during the spin.

Post# 535936 , Reply# 8   8/9/2011 at 14:38 (4,506 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Fortunately my washer updates in "real time" and will even alert you that the programme end time has been delayed... however the AEG 86741 I used to own had a bad habit have sticking at the last minute before the wash drained for the rinses... would only be for 3 or 4 mins but still annoying nonetheless!

Otherwise, the other washers we've owned with time displays (Bosch and Miele) have been pretty spot on with time keeping


Post# 535937 , Reply# 9   8/9/2011 at 14:39 (4,506 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Welcome btw jetsystem - where in the East Mids are you?


Post# 535942 , Reply# 10   8/9/2011 at 14:47 (4,506 days old) by jetsystem1200 ()        
Where I live!

I live in Lincolnshire!

Post# 535972 , Reply# 11   8/9/2011 at 16:10 (4,506 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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My Affinities do the same thing when they're handling a greatly off balance load like bed linens.It maight say 1 minute but won't slow down for at least another 3.

Post# 536033 , Reply# 12   8/9/2011 at 20:16 (4,506 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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most machines will tell you "time remaining" is ESTIMATED!

Post# 536036 , Reply# 13   8/9/2011 at 20:36 (4,506 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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i know my duet washer the estimated wash time is 45 minutes but if i use extra rinse its 49 minutes 1:04 minutes if the more soil button is press

Post# 537283 , Reply# 14   8/16/2011 at 07:07 (4,499 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        
Another Optima problem!

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We hand-washed my new T-shirt and then span it in the Optima at 800rpm. it spent 7 of the 10 minutes just rotating slowly. It then ramped up to 800rpm on the second to last minute, and then stayed at 1 minute (like before but worse) for 9 minutes. We pressed Start/Pause and nothing happened. We switched it off, put it back on spin again, this time 600rpm, and it did the same thing. It then ended and the door lock wouldn't open for about 5 minutes. We then opened the door by force.

Please can someone tell me what the problem is!


Post# 537286 , Reply# 15   8/16/2011 at 07:11 (4,499 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

See in candy therad

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