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Has anyone in Australia seen this particular machine?
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Post# 1055858   12/29/2019 at 05:37 (1,523 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

This machine I saved from the scrapheap as the only issue with it was a blocked pump apart from the current condition of the cabinet

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Post# 1055861 , Reply# 1   12/29/2019 at 07:41 (1,523 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        
oooh I love these.

hi Adam
I have two of these. One was giving trouble so it went into retirement for a few years till I eventually scrounged one for spare parts ( spares machine has a broken drum mount.) Of course once the second one arrived the first one started to behave...

These are a great little machine, I have repair manuals if you need help. (They are online.) They were Choice's number 1 rated machine when tested but stupidly expensive when new - about $1800. Parts are available online but very expensive.

The dispenser in the lid unclips, press the buttons in on each side. Chances are it needs a clean inside - my two were filthy when acquired. Also you can lift the edge of that grey seal around the top, you will find some stainless steel screws underneath, then you can pull out the hard plastic inner liner to reveal what is probably a disgustingly filthy rubber bellows. The plastic liner stops you seeing the bellows but stuff grows up in there. Guess how I know...

Post# 1055865 , Reply# 2   12/29/2019 at 08:36 (1,523 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Oh mine Iíll have to definitely try this

Thank you so much

Post# 1055866 , Reply# 3   12/29/2019 at 08:37 (1,523 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
The only thing I found wrong with this machine

Is that there was a small twig that got past the pump filter and lodged itself in the pump apart from that everything else works perfectly

Post# 1055907 , Reply# 4   12/29/2019 at 16:36 (1,523 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
EWWWW, This is disgusting

How on earth do you get all of this off

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Post# 1055910 , Reply# 5   12/29/2019 at 17:53 (1,523 days old) by Iej (.... )        

New seals and clean the hard surfaces with mild chlorine bleach. You can't get that kind of mould out of rubber.

Post# 1055954 , Reply# 6   12/30/2019 at 07:58 (1,522 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

The seal will be unobtainable in Australia. Or amazingly expensive...


I have removed my seal, I plan to drown it in bleach and leave it in a heavy plastic bag for a few days.


I will never get rid of the stains, but at least I can kill the mould. Once the plastic shroud is back in place you won't ever see it again...

Post# 1055963 , Reply# 7   12/30/2019 at 10:45 (1,522 days old) by Aquarius1984 (Planet earth)        
Thick Bleach

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Iím not sure if you have ďThick BleachĒ in Australia - chlorine with surfactants abs soap/ detergent combined. Iíve cleaned doorseals in a very similar state to this several times by soaking it in a full 750ml bottle of thick bleach mixed with just enough water to cover the seal. After 24 hours there wonít be a mould mark on it at all.

If you donít have thick bleach I would suggest you scrub it first using a cream cleaner like Jif to get the worst of it off then soak fully covered in a neat solution of thin chlorine bleach/ white knight bleach for 24 hours.

You may be able to get thick bleach in UK import shops?

Post# 1055970 , Reply# 8   12/30/2019 at 12:32 (1,522 days old) by Brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

Thick bleach here would be Domestos.

Just make sure you only use one chemical at a time. Donít mix bleach products with anything else.

Post# 1055974 , Reply# 9   12/30/2019 at 14:01 (1,522 days old) by iej (.... )        

You could try running it through a few hot cycles in the dishwasher with an older style detergent that contains bleach. Some of those are still available.

Post# 1055976 , Reply# 10   12/30/2019 at 15:04 (1,522 days old) by iej (.... )        

That machine is made by Brandt

That type of top loader is quite popular in France due to the space-saving design. You can even get a matching top-loading dryer to go with them.

If you google around for 'joint de port' (door seal in French) and Brandt machine a laver top, you will likely find the replacement seal. Or, also the term "soufflet de chargement" (literally loading bellows)

For example:

They're only about Ä16.30|mp


How to replace:

(It's not as simple as you'd think - there's a fair bit of disassembly involved on many machines of this type).

Post# 1055977 , Reply# 11   12/30/2019 at 15:06 (1,522 days old) by iej (.... )

A good search around should find plenty of options.

Post# 1055978 , Reply# 12   12/30/2019 at 15:07 (1,522 days old) by iej (.... )        

Another video (with French voice over) that explains how to swap the door seal:

Post# 1055996 , Reply# 13   12/30/2019 at 17:52 (1,522 days old) by Aquarius1984 (Planet earth)        

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Running this seal thru a dishwasher with chlorinated detergent wonít make a difference. It takes 24 hours constant contact with a very strong solution.

Iíve provided the only solution that works. Thereís no other alternatives. Iíve tried them all.

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