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Hi,Just a word of advice, fairly simple however it had us without a machine for a few days before I read the manual.After two years worth of faultless use, the drum started not to drain and would not enter the spin cycle. I downloaded the manual from BEKO's website and picked up that their is a pump filter accessed from the front of the machine that should be cleared every 2 years (what timing). After removing all of the coins and bits of material thread from the filter it has commenced normal operation. I was about to call an engineer out so glad I checked this first!Happy Washing.
I bought a house earlier in the year and needed to buy a washing machine for the first time. I chose this one because of the price and I think it is suitable for a first time buyer of a washing machine. There are various washing cycles, temperature settings and spin settings. It also has a time save mode which is invaluable as a standard washing cycles can take around two hours to complete. The manual for the washing machine states that cycle times may vary based on water pressure in your area so I have put it down to that. The fastest spin cycle leaves clothes damp but not needing that much drying. However, if I reduce the setting to the next fastest I can still feel the water in the clothes and much more drying time is needed. The washing machine is fairly noisy too so if you have an open plan kitchen/dining room or kitchen/living room (or wherever you locate your washing machine) you might want to consider a different machine. The machine also moves a lot when on the spin cycle. When I first moved in, the washing machine was not initially located fully under the kitchen unit. I once made the mistake of leaving a plate and cup on top of it and came back to find them on the floor. The washing machine is front loading and the door opens really wide for ease of use. The machine has lights to show you which stage of the cycle it is on. I live alone and I find the capacity more than enough for the loads that I do. When I first started using the machine there was a strange smell when in use. This did not affect the clothes being washed but was a little unsettling. This disappeared after a while so I put it down to the machine being new.
Update: Thanks for the feedback on the review. The washing machine cost me £189.97 in February 2012. Along with the price, I chose this machine based on the fast spin (1300rpm) and the option to time delay the washing. For example, you can put it on a delay of 3, 6 or 9 hours and it will start after the designated time period. As I was in the position of having just bought my first house and needing to buy furniture and appliances for throughout the house, the cost of the washing machine was high on my list of considerations. I can live with the noise and the long washing cycles as I have not chosen an expensive washing machine.
The washing machine has different cycles such as delicate, hand wash, woolen or intensive stain. I have used the hand wash setting for armchair covers and had no problems with this. The maximum load is 6kg, which is more than enough for me as I live alone.
I have no issues with the standard of the washing and I think that this machine has provided me with what I needed. Ideally I would like the washing cycles to be quicker as even with time saver selected, a cycle will take over an hour. This can be a long time for a small load.
Ideal for a first timers with limited washing machine knowledge! My other half and I have recently moved out and one of our appliance requirements was a washing machine! After being thoroughly confused by all the technical jargon of the sales people in Comet we decided upon this make. Although we ended with this one, in our instance almost by chance, I am genuinely pleased with it. It is simple enough for my other half to work (no sexism intended), with its easy 'on/off' and 'start' buttons, light indicated, on the whole, the settings are able to stay the same, making it easy to use in a hurry. There are temperature and material settings as you would expect however they are simple and few. There is no need to over think or over complicate with this machine. The only thing I would say is in addition to your material and temperature settings there is a spin setting - be careful on how high you have your spin settings with the temperature on certain clothes, as we found that some of my thinner material clothes were dried and a little stiff regardless of the softener present. This make is ideal for any preference of cleaning product, however we find that the washing gel placed in the loader and softener work absolutely fine.
I must be doing something wrong because I absolutely HATE this machine. I bought it at Christmas and decided to buy cheaply since my previously expensive machine had a string of faults and I considered that a washing machine was just that so all the fancy bits wouldn't matter. I actually can't say anything good about it. If you have a family and the usual daily wash it takes two hours for a wash to complete. Then at the end of it all your wash might actually need an extra rinse and spin. And, no, I'm not using too much soap powder. For quicker washes you need to put in lesser loads right down to 1kg to achieve the quickest wash! I am now timing it, pausing it and putting on a rinse and spin to try and get through a days washing in a reasonable time. Just so disappointed I have actually come on line with the sole intention of advising people not to buy it. You might see this review on other sites because I'm copying and pasting to them all I am that so annoyed. I have just contacted Beko customer services to inform them of my dissatisfaction and apparently 2 hours is the going rate for an average wash. Told him I'd quote that.
Beko is one brand that I've to come to trust. I bought the Beko WM6133W washing machine about three years ago and its the best washing machine I've ever owned. It comes with 16 programmes, with a specific program setting for each type of clothing such as wool, hand wash, cotton, nylon and a nifty anti-crease function which makes ironing a whole lot easier. You can also use any wash powder but it works best with comfort washing liquid and wash powder.
It has a steady energy consumption rate ( A+ energy rating). Other functions it comes with include automatic half-load and automatic water level control which helps optimise your water and electricity consumption. The machine has a useful washing capacity of 6 kg, which is more than enough for any amount of clothes. It's equipped with a very convenient delay timer. You can programme the machine to work while you are away and complete its cycle at the time of your choice. It also has a spin speed of 1300 rpm ensuring your clothes really get a good smacking!
It's actually a whole lot cheaper than you can expect. I believe its about £269 in Currys but I was fortunate enough to buy mine from my ex neighbour who moved out. I bought it for £180 and its still in top form.
It's a straightforward washer, easy to set up, easy to use and convenient for any type of wash. Best of all your clothes do come out like they're brand new so long as you iron them. I sell second hand jeans on ebay so the Beko WM6133 has really helped in making my jeans look brand new. If you're looking for a reliable washing machine that will give you the results you want, get the Beko WM6133. I recommend it to everyone.
Short name: Beko WM6133W