“ Brand: Hotpoint / Weight Capacity: 7.99 Kg / Washer Type: All-in-One Washer / Dryer / Load Type: Front Load / Wash Presets: 16 Wash Presets, including: Wool, Cotton / Extra Settings: Quick Wash / Spin Speeds: 400 - 1600 rpm, Variable Speeds / Water Levels: Automatic / Washing Method: Drum / Control Features: Delayed Start Timer / Control Features: Time Remaining Indicator / Annual Energy Consumption: 304 kWHrs / Energy Consumption per Wash: 1.52 kWHrs / Water Consumption per Wash: 18.23 Gal. / Energy Efficiency: A / Wash Efficiency: A / Spin Drying Efficiency: A / Exterior Color: White / Overall Depth: 56.49 cm / Overall Height: 84.99 cm / Overall Width: 59.51 cm „
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Previous to this machine we had a simple Indesit washing machine, which was OK, but very noisy and practically leapt around the utility room when doing it's thing. We had a little one on the way and felt that it would be a good idea (with the British weather) to get a washer dryer as a replacement. We shopped around and like we do with all major appliances, had a good look around at them in the high street before going on line to find the best deal.
This one struck us as having a large enough drum, fairly simple to use controls (though I struggle at times with the numerous cycle/drying options), was the right colour (all important...), had a fast spin cycle 1and was made by a fairly reputable manufacturer (so should last). It also has a child lock that we thought would be essential.
As mentioned, this machine has a quite ridiculous number of options in terms of washing and drying. it has a few 'selector' buttons, which allow you to change the temperature, duration, type (delicates, cotton etc) of the wash cycle and another load of options for the drying cycle (cupboard dry, dry dry, just got out the shower dry - quite ridiculous!). I (as a man) just want a simple button that says 'wash the clothes and dry them enough so I can wear them), but apparently, that is not an option.
I should also mention that it doesn't heat up as much as previous washer/dryers, after a dry cycle. Some past washer dryers have been hot enough to fry an egg on the outside by the time they finish, but with this it seems to remain fairly cool.
I can fit a double duvet in it (just), it's quiet and the clothes come out washed and dried
We have had it for two years - and this might be tempting fate, but we have had no real issues with it at all, despite the fact that we have had a new born over that period of time so it's had a lot of use! The only slight quibble that I have is that the LED display seems to 'lie' about how long it has left to run - and seems to pause on 1 minute for several - so I no longer trust the timing. It can be paused though - so if it gets to be a problem you can always come back later.
Finally - the technical bit regarding stats:
Size H85, W59.5, D56.5cm.
Maximum spin speed 1600rpm.
Maximum washing capacity 8kg.
Variable spin speed.
Delay start option (up to 24 hours).
Programmes: 16 programmes. 30 minute quick wash. Woollens cycle. Half load. Rinse hold option. Technical specifications:
Energy consumption: 1.52kWh/cycle.
Water consumption: 69 litres/cycle.
Estimated annual energy consumption: 238kW/year.
Estimated annual water consumption: 12000litres/year.
I have had this particular model of the Hotpoint WMD960P for around 8 months now and can honestly say that I have no complaints at all.
I needed a washing machine that could cope with a high capacity and this is certainly true of this model.
With a plethora of settings available I have found that I only use about 4 of them. There is a wonderful half load facility, and quick wash facility for those times you need something in a real hurry - I use this one an awful lot, and two short length wash facilities.
I would recommend that you cut down the amount of detergent you use though, as this machine does not seem to need as much as normal.
One thing I would suggest to anyone thinking of buying this washing machine is to look daily on the price comparison sites as I found that they did tend to change on a daily basis - that way you will be guaranteed the best price possible. Also, look at discount code sites as I managed to get an extra 4% off mine by typing in a simple code at the checkout stage.
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I have had the Hotpoint WMD960P Washing Machine for about a year and, bearing in mind I probably go through about five loads of washing a day (I have a large and dirty family!!), it has certainly been put through its paces. I bought it off of an electrical company on Ebay for £459.00, which is actually more than I wanted to pay, but I trust the Hotpoint name and so preferred to go for quality rather than a cheaper option that may need replacing earlier.
The main body of the washer is indistinguishable really from any other washing maching....it just looks like a washing machine, nothing less and nothing more! The drum is significantly larger than my old machine, being able to accept loads of 8kg, rather than 6kg which seems to be more standard.
The washing machine has all of the main functions and cycles, including a few extra ones which do not come as standard on most machines. There are 15 wash programs that are displayed on the LCD display at the front of the machine. I particularly like that it will display how much longer the cycle has to run, so there is less guess work involved!
I particularly like the "Delay Start" on the washing machine so that, if I intend to do washing overnight, I can set it to start later on so that the washing is not left damp in the drum until I get up in the morning. I hate that smell of damp washing that has been left too long - and so I find that the washing comes out smelling fresher when I've used this function overnight.
There is an "Extra Rinse" function also, but I have to admit to not using this. I do kind of think that the washing machine should get rid of all traces of detergent on a standard rinse and I don't believe you should need an extra rinse. However, I have never had an issue with detergent still being evident on my washing even when just using the standard rinse cycle.
There are "Fast Wash Programmes" - one of which is for 30 minutes (30°C) and one for 60 minutes (60°C). I tend to use the 60 minute cycle for the majority of my washing loads - although I have used the 30 minute cycle occassionally when I've been in a rush. In particular, I've used this for the kids sports wear when they've forgot to let me know it needs washing and its been in the bottom of their sports bag. This shorter cooler cycle tends to be adequate, as long as there are not any deep stains on the fabric. I find the "Mini Load" cycle on this machine particularly efficient. Not only does it use less power and water, but it also gets things washed in 30 minutes - again which is really useful for items needed quickly for the kids school.
From an energy saving standpoint (we are all supposed to be more "green" and more money conscious!), it has an AAA washing and energy efficiency rating, which is the highest level that can be awarded to a washing machine. Having said that, I can't say that I've noticed my electricity or water bill has decreased significantly!
So, so far this machine has lasted me a year and I've had no problems with it at all. It came with a 3 year guarantee and so this gave me peace of mind. I would recommend it to larger families who will benefit from having the larger drum size - and although I think a lot of the wash cycle programmes will be surplus to requirements for most people, it is nice to have the option.
This is my first Hotpoint washing machine that I have bought, my other washing machines have been of a different make. I have to say that I have not been disappointed with this washing machine, it takes up to 8kg loads with a 1600 spin speed, has lots of different washing cycles and is supper silent. I found myself going back to the washing machine when it was doing a load to make sure it was still working as it's so quite.
The times for a washing cycle can vary from a quick 30 minute wash up to a couple of hours. You also have the options of super wash, reduced creases, mini load, time saver and Eco wash. You can choose a cotton wash etc and then just change the temp and spin speed accordingly by pressing a couple of buttons.
When it comes to washing out the drawer that you put the powder in, the first time can be very tricky as the drawer has a cover that is hinged to one side which you pull back and then you have to slide the actual drawer out leaving the cover in place. However, once you get the hang of it it's no problem at all and I like the fact it's different!
Overall I would highly recommend this washing machine and having had it almost a year now it's still quite and has not let me down.
I bought this machine at Christmas 2009. Very pleased with it. Once its settled on a flat surface (or provided you make it stable turning the feet to make so).
Its easy to work out, the amount of programmes on it is great. Especially if you need a very quick wash for a ocuple of items.
As its an 8kg drum (a much needed 9kg was FAR FAR out of my price range), i can put 2 childrens sets of bedding in here and t copes very easily. Very easily fits a single duvet in and thats with room for it to manouvre.
Although the timing on it can sometimes be questionable, (although i have watched the timer go back and forth, probably more due to the electronic timing than anything) I am very pleased with the variations of time you can make on this.
It has an eco button, half load (brilliant) wool, delicates and loads of other useful options.
I love that it is a 1600 spin, makes hanging washing out and drying very easy.
Its a very quiet machine, i've had a few in the past that sound like the kids are banging the outside with wooden spoons on a fast spin cycle.
Also has a massive time delay on it, brilliant if you're going to bed and want it freshly washed for morning to put out. No musty smelling wet laundry for me!
Cleaning the machine is fine, the drawer is different, it doesn't pull out as a normal machine would, it comes out like a door, fixed in one corner. After I took it out to clean it the first time (was a bit tricky) it was easy to work out. quirky if you like.
As a busy single mother of 3, i do get quite picky about my washing and all in all I am very very happy with this washing machine.
This is a great washing machine, very quiet. I chose the 8kg size because I hate to waste water, soap powder and electricity on a small wash, when you can wash a much bigger pile of clothes using the same amounts. I wanted to see what 8kg of washing looked like, and I discovered that 8kg of washing is huge.
To weigh your washing, stand on a weighing machine, weigh yourself, then pick up the bundle of clothes to be washed, and see what the difference is. I was worried I might overload it as it only takes 3.5kg of synthetics, but synthetics are much lighter, therefore you get more clothes for that weight, quite a massive pile in fact.
The wash cycles are genuinely useful, including 60' or 30' quick washes, a time saver button for quicker regular washes, and a half load button. Those are the ones I use most - by the way, the machine stores your favourite washes in memory too. There's also an eco wash which although it uses cold water, changes the agitation sequence so that the clothes come out clean. I've not used that one yet as you need to use a liquid detergent, which I don't usually buy.
I reckon this machine is going to save me a small fortune in washing powder and electricity! By the way, the P at the end of the washing machine model number stands for Powder White. I discovered this after wondering why the ones ending in A were dearer. The A stands for aluminium, so I guess they must be more expensive to make. Or more "fashionable"?
I should say that I bought my machine from Dixons online for at least £70 cheaper than in the shops, plus delivery was free and they took away my old machine - a Haier, which although was quite good, only lasted 2 and a half years before breaking down.
Having been unhappy with our last washing machine, an LG, we opted for a family favourite in Hotpoint, and we were not disappointed.
The Hotpoint WMD960 washing machine comes in white as WMD960P or "graphite" under model number WMD960G. It is a Hotpoint Ultima, 1600 spin washing machine, with a huge 8kg capacity drum and graded with an "AAA" washing and energy efficiency rating. It has a spacious front opening with a left-hinged door and child lock.
It boasts 15 wash programs, including wool (Platinum Care Woolmark), silk, bed and bath, fast wash, eco, mini load and time saver modes, and features easy iron and delay start, all operated from a smart LCD display. There is also a time remaining indicator and a memory function that remembers the programmes you use most.
The programs are very versatile, so you can vary the spin and temperature on your chosen program, as well as choosing superwash or time saver modes, reduced crease, mini load or eco. It is a cold feed only washing machine, as is pretty much the norm these days, but doesn't seem to take long to get to temperature. Cycles vary in length dependent upon your choice of temperature, spin and any special mode selected, anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours. One of the things that I like is the option to spin only, so that I can use this when washing items by hand. It does take 16 minutes, but still wins over wringing by hand to drip dry for hours. The machine clicks when unlocking the door and beeps to tell you it has finished its cycle, not overly loud, but I have always heard it from anywhere in the house.
It's easy to clean, with removable detergent compartments for rinsing under the tap, which I tend to do regularly to avoid residue build-up. I would also recommend periodically cleaning using a limescale and detergent remover product, especially if you live in a hard water area like me.
This machine has proved to be a great buy - looks smart, easy to use, lots of variation on the programs, and really is super quiet. The only negative I have to date is that on one of the "Coloureds" cycles I have used the time left indicator seems to be unreliable, saying just one minute left and taking up to another full 15 minutes to finish! However, this doesn't seem to be the case with the other cycles.
Prices vary massively, though we bought ours online from Boots Kitchen Appliances and they do appear to keep their prices consistently low, plus you can earn lots of Advantage Card points at the same time.
Purchased this machine when we recently moved and found it absolutely fantastic compared to the iddby biddy little machine we had before. This washing machine holds 8Kg of washing, which is fantastic as we have loads of washing, work shirts & gym kit and this enables us to do more washing with less loads. The drum is huge and so for spinning and washing your clothes properly it makes a huge difference. The detergent gets around your clothes properly and due to the spinning they come out easier to iron. I used to just use the one cycle on my old machine however with this one I have used most of them. The cycles are actually of great use, both from a time and an environmental point of view. You can change the time, temperature and also the spin speed on most settings which is very useful and this of course does make a difference to your energy bills. The unit itself is also rated highly energy efficient
Having used a lesser brand washing machine in the past and had nothing but trouble with it I decided that I would pay the extra few pound for a hotpoint and decided upon this model.
I purchased it just before christmas after seeing it on the tesco direct website. It was advertised there for in excess of £400 but a quick google search led to me finding it considerably cheaper elsewhere and I ended up paying in the region of £320 delivered.
I was initially dubious of the fact that this machine is cold fill only and as a result I switched from a powder to a liquid cleaner to make this less of an issue. It has not been an issue at all whatsoever.
This machine has a great number of functions allowing both quick and long wash cycles and has a great display telling you everything from temperature to spin ratio and time remaining in was. This is a very handy feature.
The machine is advertised as being extremely silent and I would agree to a point. The machines spin cycle itself is very quiet, no rattling around like my previous machine, however the motor can be a bit loud and sound like a vibrating mobile phone when you are in the other room and can get annoying. However I overcome this problem by using the delay start function so that the machine goes on early hours in the morning when I am still asleep so I dont hear a thing.
I recently purchased this washing machine as a replacement for an older, tired Whirlpool Washer/Dryer. My previous machine was a 1000rpm speed and was deafeningly loud.
Although I was initially dubious by the claims of the machines "super silent" features, I was very impressed by the performance that the machine gives whilst still being quiet. Even on the full 1600 spin it is quite quiet - not silent obviously, but when purchasing, the sales team were honest and friendly enough to point out that super silent doesn't mean silent and that there would be some noise.
The digital display is very easy to understand and the pre-programmed options make washing very easy. Functions such as Bed and Bath, which washes on a 60degree temperature, are very helpful and bedding and bathware comes out feeling very clean and refreshed. Many of the functions can be personalised as well with extra features such as Eco Wash and Time Saver - which, depending on spin speed and temperature, states to be as low as 30 minutes.
The only thing i have been having any problems with is the timer.
About a year ago i purchesed a brand new hotpoint aqualtis. Its LCD timer is great it tells you everything you need to no. for example if i twisted the progamme it would say white cottons then it would say 1600rpm then 60c. the spin is fantastic but the washing time is completly messed up it would say 2hours then it would suddenly say an hour left which in rinse mode it says 1 minute left when it still have 4 rinses and a final rinse left. Also it is said that the washer meant to give any indication that it is faulty which hotpoint has failed to do. But the washer has played up the spin has completly gone and when we called the repair guy he said we unloaded the machine.I thought that if you overload the machine the bearings will go but the repair man said we underloaded the machine and the bearings went which then cuased the machine not to take of or climb to 1600rpm. Anyways he did an awful job he came and did noting to the machine if not anything he made the machine worst. yesterday when i wanted to a normal wash the washing machine refused to come on it has been 2 days and the machine has still not come on. what a rubbish machine poor service and poor quality.
When we moved into our new home 2yrs ago we were given one of these tumble driers by an elderly relative who was moving from her home into a residential home. The drier itself was only 18months old and had cost her £198.99 when she bought it.
The appliance has a very simple, clean look, in a cream and beige colour.
It's a lovely basic condenser model which eliminates the need for venting, the condenser is very easy to empty by sliding off the bottom pannel (with the vent in it) and pulling out the plastic unit which the water collects in, this then is emptied after every use and replaced into the drier. Also after every use the filter the collects the lint etc needs scraping off, again it couldn't be simpler, the filter which is on the inside of the door simply slides out and then back in again!! As for the controls, there are only 3! On the right you have the time control to set how long you want the drier on for, it goes up to 120mins, the last 10mins of the cycle is designed to cool the clothes so you dont burn yourself on poppers and zippers. then on the left hand side you have 2 buttons, the top button allows you to choose between a hot or cooler cycle (for more delicate items) and the button below simply switches it on! To turn the machine off you simply open the door which is a push release mechanism.
This is a wonderful, simple machine and does what you need it to. It is so easy to use my 20mth old son can programme and switch it on for me (which is both a plus and a dowside if he puts it on empty!). You have to be very diligant though at emptying the condenser and filter after EVERY use or the drier becomes less effective, plus I noticed that due to the heat the wall paper behind the drier became damp and started to peel!
Short name: Hotpoint WMD960P