Written on: 20/04/2010
As most of these reviews say, bag of sh**te! 3 heater elements, 1 bearing set, and other bits this machine has been rubbish!!
Parent company Maytag in states dont give a damn, got a Admiral (Maytag) fridge freezer and that is junk too!!! (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2010
I purchased the Hoover tv630 just over a year ago on ebay after my indesit is60v dryer kept breaking down and I could'nt afford a brand new 6kg capacity dryer. So far its worked brilliantly I have never had to have it on as long as it tells you for a heavy load its pretty fast and the clothes come out soft and smelling of fabric softener unlike the burnt smell I used to get from the indesit one. My only quarms with it is the filter care light sometimes comes on and then the heat stops so you... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
Tumble drier has served us well for 6 years, with at least one load a day going in. It has only now just started to make a squealing noise when it starts, which I am assuming is the belt starting to slip (the noise stops once it's warm). If this is the case I will quite happily keep it in service until it fails completely. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009
This Hoover TV630 dryer has worked for us for a couple of years of heavy use - now we are having problems getting it to start, it does not seem to be the door catches. (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2008
A bit of a nightmare, the TV630. Drum replaced twice just after we bought it due to screeching noises. Other part, IIRC heater, alschanged (although there was nothing wrong with it - independent engineer took away as scrap a perfectly good item - we suspected fraud) Now it causes the circuit breaker to trip if we use it. Although cheap to buy it's proved a poor value for money purchase. Won't touch Hoover/Candi again. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2008
I can't fault it. I bought the Hoover TV630 dryer 6 years ago, and it has been in pretty much constant use ever since (4 children, dogs and horses!). I have recently experienced problems with starting it - my son has the 'knack' - but I expect it's just plain worn out. Otherwise my dryer has been reliable and as efficient as expected. Can't grumble. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2008 by Woodster66 (1 review written)
I would never buy a Hoover / Candy product again after the TV630 dryer. this drier is very poor quality, very cheap and nasty and isn't worth the money in scrap if you ask me.
The switch went on ours and then the heater and the drum made the most awfull noise as the bush that the drum sits on is very poor quality and malfunctions easily, changing the drum isn't the answer, you have to change the bush which is a nightmare to get at as you have to strip the machine down and remove the drum to... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2008 by waterweed
Just out of warranty (12 months) the mains suppressor capacitor shorted blowing the fuse. I had to bypass it to make the machine usable. (it's only fitted as by law the electrical interference caused by this type of appliance has to be suppressed).
Shortly afterwards the door switch failed.
The heater then failed.
Few weeks ago the machine started making an almighty noise - I knew what it was so waited 'till it died. The drum back bearing had failed - as it always does in these dreadful... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2007
Nightmare to change a belt on the Hoover TV630 tumble dryer, you have to take the whole thing apart. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2007 by hooverhaterno1
Will never ever have Hoover (should I say Candy ) again!!
Another thing, the SAME dryer with a CANDY badge is £70 cheaper! (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2006 by tonyfisk (8 reviews written)
A hunk of junk - I have repaired this Hoover TV630 myself to keep it going. Who designed this? The main control knob is so smooth that you can't turn it if your hands are damp - like when you've been handling washing - duh! Bolts holding the fan unit to the air duct are inserted from the duct side, so when they rattle loose (which they do because they have no anti-shake washers) they fall into the fan housing. If you are lucky they'll just sit in the bottom of the duct - otherwise they jam... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2005 by maxsawyer
I bought the Hoover TV630 tumble dryer in October 2001. There has been a grating noise from the bearing over the past year, followed by complete failure. The so-called 5 year guarantee is not much use - although the replacement part (complete drum assembly) was free, this was only if fitted by Hoover engineer at a call out cost of £86, otherwise the part costs £90 + VAT (total £105.75). Hoover refused my request to send me a new drum that I could fit myself. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2005 by Paul Garside (1 review written)
We purchaced the Hover T630 in march 02. The drum shattered (Cheap metal !!!!! ) and I contacted GIAS who now own Hoover who told me that it was under guarantee but they wanted £84 call out charge. This is just plain robbery. I will now leave it outside the Comet shop for them to dispose of and buy a quality dryer instead which won't cost me much more than their call out charge. I will never buy a Hover product again and its a shame such a well known brand name have resorted to such a... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2005 by tattersb (1 review written)
Bought the Hoover TV630 in August 03, and had to have the Hoover Service Engineer out 4 weeks later, when it kept blowing fuses. He said it was a common fault with these machines, and put a new motor in for us and a new element. I should have kicked up a fuss at the time but didn't! They guarantee this work for 12 months, and hey presto almost 2 years down the line, the same thing is happening again, and they will charge us £85 to come out and have a look at it, and fix it again! I don't... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2005 by deevosper
After purchasing the tumble dryer the heating element as with many others had to be replaced within a couple of months. Last Saturday, our tumble dryer caught fire, I thank my lucky stars that we were in as we could have lost our house along with our pets. We have lost just about everything in our garage including 2 freezers, amounting to thousands of pounds worth of damage. I have asked for tests to be carried out to see if its the heating element that has caused this fire, so be aware and... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2005 by jean53 (1 review written)
The Hoover TV630 is the second one of these machines to die - the first one "ate itself" according to the mechanic (luckily I had taken out insurance when I had the feeling that something was going amiss!) That machine was replaced and now it's successor has gone the same way. The first one lasted less than 12 months, the second one is only three years old. I shall never buy Hoover again for anything and suggest that no one else does either! (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2005 by peterambo (1 review written)
After 12 months of owning the Hoover TV630 the heater thermostat went and Hoover wanted £80 to fix. Did it myself and it cost £9. Bearing now gone after two years squeaking like mad. Buy Hoover at your peril. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2004 by mrpink (1 review written)
THE HOOVER TV630 IS CHEAPLY MADE RUBBISH. THE DRUM SITS ON A PLASTIC BEARING WHICH MELTS OVER TIME. THIS PART CAUSED THE NEED TO REPLACE THE COMPLETE DRUM. WHICH I COULDN'T AFFORD. I HAD TO SCRAP THE DRYER AFTER 2 YEARS.
A RELATIVE OF MINE HAS HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER TRIP TO THE TIP. (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2004 by lnpxc21 (2 reviews written)
Thermostat has now gone twice in 18 months on my Hoover TV630, the first time fixed ok under warranty but not without us being made to feel guilty by the engineer who tried to imply that we didn't clean the air filter (which we do religiously every time) It's now gone again and is out of warranty and I'll probably be getting rid of it! (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2004 by blacktristan (1 review written)
Like anyone who buys one of these units, the price is the only reason to purchase one. If you do, make sure you also get an extended warrantee from the retailer because the Hoover warrantee is horrible. 5 years on the parts may sound attractive but the £85 call out each time to service is outrageous. In fairness to Hoover though, they do not service their own appliances, they outsource to GIAS, who again has local agents. Outsourced outsourcing! Enough said about the service! (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2004 by colette6 (1 review written)
Bought my Hoover TV630 tumble dryer because it was quite cheap. I stupidly said out loud to my husband when buying it that you could afford to buy another one at that price if it was to break down, and that is exactly what I now have to do - this tumble dryer is cheaply made (you get what you pay for, as they say!) and will only last you for the one year's warranty. DO NOT buy this machine if you want something that will continue to work for longer than a year. My machine makes the most... (read more)