Written on: 17/02/2010
EXPERIENCES WITH HOTPOINT WD440P (ALSO TRADE UNDER ARISTON & CREDA BRANDS)
Have owned one for 18 months and it's been nothing but trouble - washing is reasonable, drying is an absolute hell, switches itself off moments after being programmed, nothing but flashing lights and very difficult to get going again.
Heater element has been replaced (actually broke into two parts with a blinding flash that blew the house fuses) when you do manage to get it to go it takes hours and the clothes are still damp.
I believe there to be an inherent fault in these machines and HOTPOINT should have a safety recall and replace what's wrong with them at their expense - as something is obviously very wrong!!
And is doing untold damage to their brand name
Our previous washer/dryer was a Hoover and that still dried clothes in less than an hour - big mistake getting rid of it, wish we had kept it!!
This is one pile of rubbish - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, BUY AT YOUR PERIL!!!