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Post# 534045   7/31/2011 at 13:35 (4,514 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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I know a few years ago, Argos were selling HEC machines. Have never heard of these and I would like to know who make/made them. You can still buy them from Argos but they are now branded as Haus.


Here's a HEC from a house down our street. It is plumbed in opposite a White Knight Compact Dryer.

Post# 534046 , Reply# 1   7/31/2011 at 13:37 (4,514 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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The new(er) Haus Machine

Post# 534047 , Reply# 2   7/31/2011 at 13:41 (4,514 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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White Knight

Post# 534049 , Reply# 3   7/31/2011 at 13:45 (4,514 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

What the hec? Great title mate! Them washers and dryers are made by Crosslee who own whight knight. Its distinguishable feature is the knob wich is late 90's pure to WK.

Post# 534051 , Reply# 4   7/31/2011 at 13:48 (4,514 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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Have You seen my WD61 Tribute thread?

Where did it go?


Post# 534060 , Reply# 5   7/31/2011 at 13:56 (4,514 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

Yep it went to the tip.

Post# 534061 , Reply# 6   7/31/2011 at 13:58 (4,514 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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Stop too-ing and fro-ing from threads LOL! Its making me feel dizzy! :)


Post# 534064 , Reply# 7   7/31/2011 at 14:00 (4,514 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

Haier,Hec,haus and bush are made in china and are crap!

Post# 534067 , Reply# 8   7/31/2011 at 14:01 (4,514 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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all argos rubish

servis would last longer than this

Post# 534068 , Reply# 9   7/31/2011 at 14:02 (4,514 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Ah, my boyfriend has the same as that HEC washer but branded HAUS (pics below). It's not a poorly performing machine, by any standards. It's not too loud either and has nice deep water levels. HOWEVER, it does have it's flaws. For starters, the cottons 40 cycle FOUR HOURS and does FIVE rinses (the conditioner rinse being 2nd, oddly). There is a nice, variable temp quick wash which takes about 45 mins and has a really nice wash action, but it only does 1 rinse which annoys me. My other annoyance is the detergent dispenser. It's FAR too small and near impossible to remove for cleaning.

Post# 534069 , Reply# 10   7/31/2011 at 14:03 (4,514 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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4 hours?

Thats stupid


Post# 534072 , Reply# 11   7/31/2011 at 14:04 (4,514 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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small dispenser, as mentioned above. This is as far as it opens. And before anyone says anything, I know it needs a clean. But it's mine to clean and I'm certainly not doing it for him lol

Post# 534073 , Reply# 12   7/31/2011 at 14:05 (4,514 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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One of my absolute PET HATES is washing machines that take too bloody long! Incidentally, my Miele just did a cottons 40 in 1 hour 6 minutes :D

Post# 534077 , Reply# 13   7/31/2011 at 14:08 (4,514 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

The whirlpool one takes 3hrs but add on 20 mins for prewash @cottons 60'c

Post# 534080 , Reply# 14   7/31/2011 at 14:14 (4,514 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        
The whirlpool one takes 3hrs but add on 20 mins for prewash

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That would drive me absolutely right round the sodding twist. The longest mine takes is 2hrs10mins on a full 6kg boil wash, and even then it cuts the cycle time down according to the load. 3 hours is just unnecessary and a waste of energy.

Post# 534083 , Reply# 15   7/31/2011 at 14:17 (4,514 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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FOUR HOURS????? OMG!!!!! That would drive me INSANE!!!!

Post# 534084 , Reply# 16   7/31/2011 at 14:19 (4,514 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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^Paul, you have NO idea. Needless to say, am I working on getting him a new washer :P

Post# 534085 , Reply# 17   7/31/2011 at 14:27 (4,514 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

try and get him to buy a siemens or bosch or a new hotpoint
Tom :)

Post# 534086 , Reply# 18   7/31/2011 at 14:30 (4,514 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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^I'm not a fan of Indesit/Hotpoint tbh. The slow tumbles, whiney motors and notorious bearing trouble completely puts me off. I'd sooner own a Beko thank anything Indesit are producing. Bosch/Siemens are an option, though. All depends on money available :)

Post# 534091 , Reply# 19   7/31/2011 at 14:44 (4,514 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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do you think the Haus machine has a fault, adding the F/S in the second rinse plus the four hour wash seems wrong.

Post# 534197 , Reply# 20   8/1/2011 at 02:00 (4,513 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        
think so paul

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could be. my bosch does a cottons 30 in 59 minutes.


Post# 534245 , Reply# 21   8/1/2011 at 06:14 (4,513 days old) by ultimafan ()        

4 HOURS for a cottons 40 wash? I'm glad I generally avoid these type of machines, they look poorly designed and generally look cheap in any kitchen, would go for Beko or Indesit anyday if I was forced to buy a washing machine of that price range.

Post# 534247 , Reply# 22   8/1/2011 at 06:26 (4,513 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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i've seen a miele in a bhf store for 100 quid, so i would get the Miele over the 159.99


Post# 534332 , Reply# 23   8/1/2011 at 12:49 (4,513 days old) by nrones ()        
Video (link)

Here is Haus machine performing one of ridiculous things... Synthtetics cycle, 1000rpm spin, and it is on 1000 for 5-6 minutes!!

HotpointFan, I know you are new here, dont mis-understand this, but you are here since yesterday, and you've managed to make 14threads!! Sorry, but that is too much, I suppose you've stopped copying pictures that were already there (after that reply), but really, and most of them dont even have that much point (if you dont see youre getting replys usually by 1-2 same guys)... I really dont want to hurt anyone, but slow it down! Check out how other threads are working, and try to fit in ;)


Post# 534445 , Reply# 24   8/2/2011 at 03:40 (4,512 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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oh thanks dex

i have quite a few washer and dryer related questions so sorry if i have gone too fast


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