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By Matt Stevens
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Indesit washing machines were made by the Italian appliance manufacturer until relatively recently, when the brand was bought by the American corporation Whirlpool, which also makes Hotpoint and Maytag appliances.
Below, you can find out all you need to know if you're thinking of buying an Indesit washing machine. This includes how Indesit models score in our reviews and how reliable they are. But if you'd rather read reviews of individual models, head to our Indesit washing machine reviews.
We've been reviewing washing machines for years, and our unique and rigorous tests find out which models work best at different temperatures, so you can find the washing machine that's the best for you. Over the years, we've unearthed plenty of dodgy machines and found out a few key things buyers need to know before they buy an Indesit. You can read this in the table below, along with how customers rate the brand.
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|Table notes||The average test score is based on results for models tested between October 2016 and December 2019 that are still currently available. The customer score and brand reliability rating are based on a Which? member survey conducted in October 2019 of 91 Indesit owners. The customer score is based on customer satisfaction and whether members would recommend the brand to a friend, and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand. Table last updated December 2019.|
How much do Indesit washing machines cost?
Most Indesit washing machines cost less than £300, making the brand one of the most affordable on the market.
Owners told us that they paid, on average, £278 for their last Indesit washing machine. But top-of-the-range machines with large drums can cost a little more.
Top five best Indesit washing machines
This machine lives up to its high-speed spin, leaving your clothes drier than other machines. The large maximum load is also useful, but this machine doesn't really excel at washing. Underwhelming energy efficiency brings its score down to about average.
Indesit washing machine faults
We've analysed the most common faults typed into Google for Indesit washing machines. If their Indesit washing machine is not working properly, the problems that owners report include:
- The drum is loose
- Blinking lights
- Door lock light flashing
- Machine not filling with water
- Machine door won't open
- Machine not draining
- Machine not spinning
Find out more about common washing machine problems and how to fix them.
Choosing the best Indesit washing machine
As with most brands, Indesit mainly produces freestanding washing machines. However, it also offers several built-in models for those looking for a washing machine to sit behind a cupboard door.
Cheaper Indesit washing machines tend to come with A+ energy labels, 6kg drums and 1,200rpm spin speeds. Move up through the prices, and you'll find Indesits with larger 9kg drums, 1,600rpm spin speeds and A+++ ratings for energy.
Indesit washing machines are typically available in white or silver, although it's possible to find some in black.