why dont the Drum Lifters / Paddles go all the way front to back of drums on Indesit/Hotpoint ?

17 Oct 2005
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I have a Hotpoint 8KG and an Indesit 9KG washing machine - both share same type and physical size of drum and lifters/paddles. Just wondering why the paddles dont stretch all the way from front to back of the drum. They come about 3/4 a way to front of the drum/door only and stop short. - Does this have any effect on the washing of the clothes as well?

... and also why have Indesit/hotpoint changed the shape of these paddles in years (you know like some washing machine manaufacturers , even cheaper ones, have deployed curved paddles now and holes in the front and sides of them.
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