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I have a hotpoint wm64 and I got it second hand,as at the time my other machine had- had it to be honest and from the get go this WM64 has been good it only uses a hand ful of water and gets the clothes clean,ideal for anyone on a water meter like my self have had to replace the bushes on the motor (wear and tear) and the next thing is the door seal as it has split again(fair wear and tear) the machine must be 6years old or more as it was second hand when I recieved it.
Seeming as our old AEG washing machine was 17 years old and started to break down every five minutes, we thought that buying the Hotpoint WM64 (a new model at it's time - about 1997) would be a wise choice. Oh no! We certainly made a mistake there! So what's the machine like? Rubbish The controls? Easy to use mechanical operation that has had to be replaced 3 times in the last 4 years we've had it. Styling? Nice black contouredd control panel - nice for it's time but plasticky Operation? WHIRR WHIRR SWOOSH SWOOSH GURGLE GURGLE GURGLE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGH! Very load! Our AEG was the same as above, but imagine it in small caps... Door? Horribly shaped with handle And so on... Another thing is the drum rated at 5.5kg. It is tiny. My old AEG was rated at 4.5kg I think and the drum was bigger! Also, the wash paddles on the Hotpoint are sharp and rip clothes - as well as the holes. The final '1200rpm' spin - yeah right. This machine is so rubbish that it can only spin at 1200rpm for about 10 seconds at the end of a 800rpm spin. And the selector dial doesn't work. I an generally displeased with the machine and think that I'll be buying one real soon - I might buy the AEG 1100 model from Comet I was looking at when I bought my AEG dishwasher (read the review for that). AEG's are simply the best manufacturer around for a decent price - I'll look at that washing machine again at the weekend. One word of advice - HOTPOINT IS BAD! If you want more examples, you can buy one for yourself (if you really want to waste your money) jonny21188
I have had my Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine now for about 7 years and the only time I had an engineer to it was when the underwire came out of one of my bras and got stuck inside the washing machine! The machine was actually won in a competition run by our local paper so I had no idea what I was getting. I took out the extra warranty but, as I say, only used it once. I continued with Hotpoint's annual insurance until this year when it became very expensive so I decided to take my chances and put that money towards a new washing machine should the need arise. The machine itself has a good variety of different wash programmes to suit all needs. It has two spin speeds and a rinse hold facilty. I find this very useful as I can put a load of shirts in using rinse hold and it means I can finish the wash when I am ready to unload the machine rather than leaving the shirts washed and spun and in a crease inducing heap in the washing machine! It also has a feature whereby it judges the amount of water needed to do the amount of clothes in the load. It means it very cost efficient and you don't need a half wash facility as the machine works it out for you.... clever eh? Maybe I have been lucky with my machine but I would certainly buy another one and I would recommend it to anyone.
Just over 1 year ago I bought a hotpoint aquarius washing machine. We needed a new machine as the one we had was beginning to break down due to the regular use. We have three babies in the house and naturally the washing machine was in regular use. We got this new aquarius machine and after a couple of months problems started appearing which necesitated calling for the repair man. During the year we had the repair man out now fewer than six times. At the end of the year we were told that the washing machine was 'burnt out' and hotpoint gave us a full refund and told us not to buy another one because of the amount of use it was getting they would not guarantee that the next one would last any longer. Clearly if you are in a household with a requirement for very regular use of the machine I would not advise a Hotpoint aquarius.
I have just purchased a Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine, and I am really happy with the performance of it. My old machine used to be quite noisy but this one is so quiet you would hardly know it was on. It has a special cycle for hand washing clothes, which means you don’t ever have to wash by hand again. If you just want to wash one single item, then this is the one to have as it is quicker and uses less water than other machines. This one is so easy to use even the kids can use it.
I'm not an angry person, really I'm not, but the service centre for Hotpoint gets right up my nose. I thank my lucky stars that I bought this machine from a branch of the John Lewis partnership, because the extended warranty (five years) which cost less than £90 (compare this with Comet or Currys!) has saved me buckets of cash since the engineer has been out FOUR times this year. I have had a new door (needed two visits, even thought I told them the door was cracked he forgot to bring a door - duh), new locking mechanism and new motor. The booklet with the machine talks about fast, flexible same day or next day appointments, but these are never on offer to me. If I want next day then it has to be an "all day" appointment, i.e. too scared to even go to the loo in case I miss the engineer, and if I want first call of the day, then the next appointment is several days away. Shortage of engineers, I'm told, but hopeless pieces of junk always breaking down, is what I think. No wonder they tell you to stick the call centre number on your machine, maybe I also need to make them part of my friends and family on BT!
I bought this machine just over a month ago from Comet. It has 4 Wash option selections - Economy Wash, Super Rinse, Time Saver, and Rinse Hold, and 10 Wash programmes. In addition there are useful features such as a door lock indicator,and Variable spin speed control - from 400 to 1200 or no spin. Apart from an initial accident where colours ran (due to me setting the wash temperature dial incorrectly to the White Cotton 95 degree wash) it has performed well. The dispenser draw has a changeable indicator that you have to change depending on if you use Powder or Liquid. There is one conflicting thing in that it says in the instruction manual not to dispense tablets from the dispenser drawer and to refer to detergent manufacturer's instructions - yet the instructions that come with my Ariel tablets - actually tell you to put them in the dispenser (not in a dosing ball)!!! The machine can be noisy during it's spin cycle (particularly on the 1200 setting), and the on/off button takes a bit of getting use to. But compared to my previous machine, an Electrolux, it is quicker, more efficient, and the results seem better.
Short name: Hotpoint WM64