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Hotpoint 18 series question.
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Post# 969720   11/24/2017 at 18:35 (358 days old) by hoovermad (England)        

Having just purchased a Hotpoint 18580 washing machine I realised it wasn't the model number I knew for that style machine. I always thought it was model number 18680, which was what I had previously.

So, here is the question(s)! Are they the same machine (as they look)? Was the 18580 the predecessor to the 18680? I shall pass those questions onto those with superior knowledge to myself.

Thank you in advance for any responses.

Post# 969807 , Reply# 1   11/25/2017 at 05:43 (358 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi Bjorn.

The 18580 came first in 1979, with the 18680 following in 1982. There is only one visual difference between the 18580 and 18680 and its the colour of the fascia back panel - on the 18580 it is silver/grey ...

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Post# 969808 , Reply# 2   11/25/2017 at 05:44 (358 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

whilst on the 18680 it was changed to bronze ....

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Post# 969809 , Reply# 3   11/25/2017 at 05:46 (358 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

However there was possibly a second version of the 18680 - well, fascia stickers produced for it ....

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Post# 969810 , Reply# 4   11/25/2017 at 05:53 (358 days old) by hoovermad (England)        

Ah, it becomes clear now. Thank you for the information. I didn't realise there was several versions of it. Sounds like I have quite an early version winging its way towards me. Once it arrives I'll post some pictures of her before restoration starts.

Post# 969812 , Reply# 5   11/25/2017 at 06:06 (358 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Whether a fully bronzed version of the 18680 was ever sold in the shops is unclear, but it would have looked smart.


Post# 969813 , Reply# 6   11/25/2017 at 06:07 (358 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Yep - keep us updated with the restoration Bjorn.


Post# 969848 , Reply# 7   11/25/2017 at 10:51 (358 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
Nice Washer!

What's "economy wash"?

Post# 969852 , Reply# 8   11/25/2017 at 11:27 (358 days old) by Electradeluxe (Blackpool, Lancs)        
Economy wash

When all machines used to have hot and cold fill, economy wash option meant that the cycle would fill at the start and wash without heating up to the programme temperature,


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