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Now this was a Surprize - Antonio Merloni Made HOOVER
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Post# 802483   1/5/2015 at 18:44 (1,355 days old) by ariston4life ((Dublin) Ireland)        

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while browsing Google images i came across this - an Antonio Merloni Hoover, this surprised me as i never knew they made machines for hoover, any hoover experts know about these machines and how they came to be?
There's at last two of them - WA420 and WD1100 both the same machine except WD1100 has an extra dial as its a Washer Dryer

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Post# 825653 , Reply# 1   5/29/2015 at 11:27 (1,212 days old) by elie55121 (Lebanon)        

I had an Antonio Merloni Hoover too, it lasted us 13 years and now replaced by their current parent Candy

Post# 825680 , Reply# 2   5/29/2015 at 16:42 (1,211 days old) by glenfieldmathk1 (Glenfield-Leicester-UK)        
For the non UK market

Antonio made some for non EU, UK & AUS Markets I think.

Post# 825746 , Reply# 3   5/30/2015 at 05:09 (1,211 days old) by elie55121 (Lebanon)        

here's another Hoover made by him, granny owns it


Post# 825747 , Reply# 4   5/30/2015 at 05:10 (1,211 days old) by elie55121 (Lebanon)        

here's another Hoover made by him, granny owns it


Post# 825748 , Reply# 5   5/30/2015 at 05:13 (1,211 days old) by elie55121 (Lebanon)        

sorry for posting duplicates, i can't delete the second as i am not an upgraded member :/

Post# 825753 , Reply# 6   5/30/2015 at 05:38 (1,211 days old) by hotpointfan (United Kingdom)        
That Hoover

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The last one is clearly a AM made machine. It is identical to this Servis model we had in the UK about 14/15 years ago.

Post# 825850 , Reply# 7   5/30/2015 at 22:15 (1,210 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        
Antonio made some for non EU, UK & AUS Markets I think.

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Not for the Australian market AFAIK.


After production ended here in the late 90's, they imported the New Wave 1200F and an 800F. The 800F was a rebadged Beko.


All other machines have been Candy based.

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Post# 826037 , Reply# 8   6/1/2015 at 03:52 (1,209 days old) by glenfieldmathk1 (Glenfield-Leicester-UK)        

Exactly Rohinic, Thats why I wrote Non EU, UK & AUS Markets. Meaning Not made for those markets. They all ready have Hoover made products. It was the smaller markets that took the branded antonio merloni. IE Lebanon

Post# 826062 , Reply# 9   6/1/2015 at 10:35 (1,209 days old) by Fredriksam (Sweden)        
Even Whirlpool...

here is a video of a Whlpool machine that is made by Merloni Its a washer/dryer combo. I Think it only was aviable in Poland.


Post# 826077 , Reply# 10   6/1/2015 at 12:24 (1,208 days old) by ServisChris (The Laundry Centre, Hampshire, UK)        

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No, Whirlpol washer dryers from the Aqualine series and the ''6th sense'' models from the early 2000s were made by A.M. That model was available in the UK, they crop up every now and then.

Post# 826496 , Reply# 11   6/3/2015 at 16:44 (1,206 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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also sold rebadge Zanussi machines on mainland Europe in the 70's


Post# 826499 , Reply# 12   6/3/2015 at 16:46 (1,206 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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Post# 826579 , Reply# 13   6/4/2015 at 10:16 (1,206 days old) by aegokocarat (Cearphily county South Wales)        

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Didnt Zanussi also make fridges for Hoover prior to the Candy buy out?

Post# 826587 , Reply# 14   6/4/2015 at 11:09 (1,206 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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They certainly did, in fact Zanussi manufactured Hoover refrigeration products right from when they were launched in the mid 1960s. I don't know exactly when Hoover dropped refrigeration products, they were certainly included in the 1983 product line up.

The first Hoover dishwashers, AutoJet and SuperJet were also manufactured by Zanussi


Post# 826608 , Reply# 15   6/4/2015 at 14:25 (1,205 days old) by iej (Ireland)        

They were lousy machines from a wash performance point of view because of the way the lifters/drum baffles worked. The clothes tended to just bounce up and down in the water instead of washing unless the machine was very heavily loaded.

Post# 826751 , Reply# 16   6/5/2015 at 19:10 (1,204 days old) by optima (Cumbria England)        
Antonio Merloni

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My latest find. A 3 lifter Servis 900 spin Washer/Dryer.

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Post# 826754 , Reply# 17   6/5/2015 at 19:37 (1,204 days old) by optima (Cumbria England)        

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This Washer/Dryer has the most crazy wash tumbles. Makes for great viewing.

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Post# 826828 , Reply# 18   6/6/2015 at 12:49 (1,203 days old) by aegokocarat (Cearphily county South Wales)        

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Wow, that is one awesome washer dryer!
When does it date from, Optima?

Post# 826851 , Reply# 19   6/6/2015 at 16:35 (1,203 days old) by optima (Cumbria England)        

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July 1999 - Yellowed with age but it's a great Machine.

Post# 860730 , Reply# 20   1/8/2016 at 15:53 (987 days old) by elie55121 (Lebanon)        
Hoover rebadged Zanussi

Post# 861486 , Reply# 21   1/12/2016 at 18:53 (983 days old) by ariston4life ((Dublin) Ireland)        

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