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Condensing dryers in general and Indesit W/M

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by theprinceofdarkness, 21 Apr 2013.

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    theprinceofdarkness

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    Just had my second Indesit washine machine go bang. the problem is with the micro processor controller, a couple of track burn't off the PCB. The tracks arced across because the track spacing is too small for reliable mains operation in the damp!!!
    While taking the W/M apart I took of the fan/heater assy. for the tumble dryer only to find its about 1/3 blocked with fluff. This is after about 2 years use. On this particular machine, it is under the top cover and the top part of its housing can be taken off and inspected/de-fluffed. I reckon it needs doing every three years or so.
    The other VERY disturbing thing is that the main ON/OFF switch is not!! It just lets the processor turn off the pump/heater/drum motor/front panel LEDs. The Processor PCB is still live, the switch is a diddy little thing on the board, as well as some of the internal wiring.
    Frank
     
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    Yes, the Hotpoint / Indesit machines are not very good and I agree they should have a proper switch that shuts off everything. Washer dryers are always a compromise and do tend to suffer from lint build up because they don't have a filter like a dedicated dryer would have. If you have access to a washing line it would be best to minimise the use of the dryer. This would also save money on electric bills.
     
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