Washing machines: Compare features & prices Hotpoint WML520 Aquarius review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/reviews/washing-machines/hotpoint-wml520-aquarius/review/
The freestanding Hotpoint WML 520 washing machine has a 6kg capacity drum, and indicators on the control panel that let you know which stage of a program the machine has reached. We tested this washing machine in our labs to find out how well it performed in a range of cleaning tasks.
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So far very good
I've had this washing machine for a week now and have put through about 4 washes. I'd have to say that it deserves more that 57%! It washes cottons well (that's all I've tried so far), and have a good amount of options such as manual temperature control and spin which can be adjusted for each set programme. The 1200 spin is absolutely fine, and clothes certainly don't come out dripping - remember this is not a washer/dryer. As for it's longevity, I cannot vouch for this, and dare I say neither can Which really - as I very much doubt they have the machines installed and running in their 'labs' for their entire lifespan. If one is unsure about how long a machine will last, perhaps consider taking out an extended warranty upon purchase as most suppliers offer these at a reasonable price.I previously owned an Indesit machine (only 5 years old) which slowly deteriorated, refusing to perform a complete cycle. I opted for the Hotpoint despite reading Which's largely negative reviews of the brand, mostly because I found it at a good price through a local independent retailer.
Got one of these machines in February as a replacement for old hotpoint, it is very noisy indeed but for price we cannot fault it, lots of programs with various times to match from quick wash 30 mins (cold wash) to hot wash 90c 160 mins.
WARNING Do not buy this machine if you want a quick wash. We wanted a 60 min wash, this was the one according to the Hotpoint dealer, 60 min turned out to be 110 mins. Hotpoint repair engineer confirmed it needed re programming, this went down to 105 mins, 2nd visit confirmed a new control PCB was required because the wrong one was fitted, this went back to 110 mins, 3rd visit confirmed it was still faulty & we would be contacted within 48 hours to decie way forward. Hotpoint now claim cold weather has increased the heating cycle time, 50 mins to heat 6L of water to 60 degC, no way !!! They now say machine is within spec & they cannot do anything else. Machine is 2 months old & they refuse to replace or continue with this problem. At present it is with trading standards. Front control panel is printed prog "5" 60 degC,60 mins, so is the instruction book.
this washing machine has caused us nothing but trouble - it kept getting stuck in stage one of the cycle and then started foaming from the drawer. We are sending it back. We have a hotpoint fridge which has also had several breakdowns....never again. i wash my hands of hotpoint.
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