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A neat and easy to use machine at first with good capacity. The main failings being the fixed nature of the programs available, thus intervention is often required. Why not allow independent spin speed, say for any wash cycle. The cold fill only feature either forces some special plumbing so warm solar heated water or just the remains of a hot water tank can be used for the wash and still cold for the rinse. I solved the problem by turning off the water and filling with a large watering can filled from the hot tap. This probably greatly reduces the energy consumption, more than most inbuilt features. After about 18 months the problems began, all the buttons started to stick in the front panel, easily solved. Not long after the drum bearing rapidly wore out, very loud spin and stopped using it with about 2mm of play at the drum front edge. So far I have been unable to find a replacement for this part, not good enough for a machine less than 2 years old.
Short name: Hoover VHD8162