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Discussion in 'General DIY' started by adamt11, 20 Sep 2018.

  1. adamt11

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    Hi I've been using this washing machine a few week. I don't have the manual.
    I did a wash today on the setting shown (40C) and the wash lasted ages, at least two hours.
    Does this look like the right setting for a regular 40 wash or would that be the 40 eco or 40 synthetics?
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    what do the other dials or buttons say ??
     
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    2hrs sounds about right for a normal 40deg wash?
     
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    Eco uses less water, if you want quicker use the "quick wash". 30 degrees.
    Manuals available online.
     
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    The number of different settings are just a waste of time , most people stick to one programme that they are happy with , so long as it does the job of washing the items .
     
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    You should be able to download a user manual if you look on the manufacturers website for your model. If it was only the spin cycle that took longer than it should have then you probably had an unbalanced load of washing.
     
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    “Energy efficient” washes often take a long time, e.g. 2-3 hours. The idea is that rather than sloshing back and forth a lot and using lots of energy doing so they slosh a bit and then soak a bit. So there’s less sloshing and more soaking.
    There is probably a quick wash setting that will take much less time but use more energy, and you may find that it has a lower max load (mine does).
     
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    i tried an experiment 59 min wash 40 degrees 1600 spin speed and tumble dry
    used a plug in meter at 12p a unit it used 900wh for the wash and and 1.600wh for the seperate dryer so 30p for a mixed heavy load washed and dried not worth hanging it out to save 19p lives too short:D
     
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    My 40 degree wash is 1 hour 30 mins and 1 hour 11 mins if I press eco so the opposite to what was said above.
     
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    Synthetics wash has a lower spin speed
     
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    Can you ask a woman?

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    Andy
     
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    Synthetics or not will depend on if you are washing synthetic or natural fibre clothes. In practice it spins slower in the drying cycle but it may vary if they actually increase the duration to balance it out.

    As others have said, google your make/model of washer and it'll come up with the manual, our new (to us) Smeg washer includes the time for each programme. Washes can take a hell of a long time and also vary massively between machines. Our old washer was 1hr 45 for a 40C wash or 1hr 20 for a "rapid wash" whereas the new one is about 1hr 15 for a 40C, 55min for a 40C rapid wash but also has a 15min quick wash at 30C.
     
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