Written on: 05/02/2012 by Vikki_Yale
On first look I questioned why there was no accessible fluff filter - previous experience with a zanussi (left behind as part of a house move) had me emptying the filter weekly (3 cats and a dog). After lots of reassurance from the salesperson that the self-cleaning pump meant there was no need for users to empty a fluff filter, I finally bought it. BIG MISTAKE. Approx every 3 months water pours out from the dispenser tray, and has ruined my lino and gotten into the base of the cupboards.... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2010
I bought the Hotpoint WD440P in Oct 2006, so have had it for 3.5 years. I have had no problem with it until now, but don't use the drier function at all now - preferring to hang up my clothing and save electricity - it did take a long time to dry stuff. Otherwise found the washer fine until last month, when all the control panel lights started flashing when I turned it on. It did come finally, and I could use it, but the length of time the lights flash before the machine actually turns on... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2009
Complete rubbish!!!! The 'revolutionary' internal filters block with lint from standard washing and hotpoint say pet hair can be too much for it to cope with! It takes them forever to get an engineer out and they don't do any evenings or weekends so it will cost you time off work too. Buy at your peril!! (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2009
Hotpoint 440 Washer/Drier. I hate this machine, it's been a nightmare to use. I've just been waiting for it to break down so I could justify changing it for something else. It is the worst machine I've EVER owned bar none in 40 years of housewifery.
The washer wasn't too bad but the drier was hell. The worst thing about it was that having set the timer and started the programme you can't stop it or open the door until it finishes,and it takes ages, much longer than the time you set as it... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2009
Similar story...had Hotpoint WD440P 2 years and had to call out engineers over 4 times. Broke again today after last repair 2 days ago.
Relative worked for Hotpoint and advised me never to buy Hotpoint as they are poorly built and don't last(too late. Also advised never by a combi machine..."Jack of all trades master of none" does 2 jobs nowhere near as good as a machine designed to do the one job. "Schoolboy error"
Engineer told me "There are no good Hotpoint/Indesit machines on the... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2009
WD440P Hotpoint Washer Dryer
I wish I had read the other reviews before buying one of these 18 months ago.
Last weekend we had lots of flashing lights and the machine just stopped washing part way through a cycle. Engineer didn't come out for several days... two days later it has packed up again and they won't come out for another 5 days. No warranty after one year so they gave us the choice of £130 per call out or £160 for another year's warranty.
Also, the dials on the front don't... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2009
I thought that the Hotpoint WD 420P would be a good machine. It worked well for 3 years and then stopped working. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2009 by gmonie (1 review written)
The Hotpoint Indesit WD440P washer dryer; unreliable, noisy and bar far the worst appliance I have EVER purchased. I bought it nearly 3 years ago (it broke down in the first 12 months) and have had an engineer out over 18 times to fix it (for the same reason I might add the problem is always F13). What a complete waste of money! I think I will go back to hand washing my clothes. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009 by clairedevon
Purchased the hotpoint wd440p washer dryer in May last year, it has never dried properly, and after a couple of unsuccessful engineer repairs, I gave up calling them.
Then in March of this year I came home from work and the washing machine was still washing the clothes after 8 hours..... the cycle would not cancel, and the only way of stopping it is to turn it off at the wall. 3 engineer visits (and 3 weeks after the first phone call) I was told the machine was repaired, and left the... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2009 by russell77
The Hotpoint WD440P is the worst purchase I have ever made. I have had the washer dryer for approx 2.5 years in this time I have had an engineer out 4 times to fix the same fault on the motor. It is over 3 months since I had this same fault fixed and it has happened again! they now want ANOTHER £100 from me to fix the same fault again!!! I purchased this machine as I thought hotpoint was a respected make how WRONG. I have now decided enough is enough and have given the scrap man this... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2009
I have had my Hotpoint WD440P washer/dryer for just 5 months now and it appears now that it won't dry the clothes, in fact they are coming out wetter than when they went in. I also think that it is failing to heat up on the wash cycle. I bought mine from Tesco's and have to wait 5 days before an engineer can come out to me. After reading all of these reviews I'm sure it won't be the first time this will happen which I'm not prepared to accept. I have asked for a refund or exchange for a... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by simmo751 (1 review written)
During a drying programme my Hotpoint WD440P stops and the lights on the front panel flash. Our machine is not 5 months old and Comet have sent out 2 engineers with a 3rd engineer arriving next week. On the 2 engineer visits so far they have both replaced different parts. Not happy at all with this and will be taking this matter further after reading other reviews of this product. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2008
My Hotpoint WD440P is so unreliable - the dryer stopped working very early on, and has not worked since.
The noise of the unit after 14 months is unbearable - the bearings must be going or something. It was quiet for the first few months, but has gradually deteriorated despite the fact that it is installed on a dead-level surface.
The quality of the wash is very inconsistent - often you have to re-wash.
Having tried to speak with Hotpoint I can only conclude that good customer service is a... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2008 by halmat (1 review written)
I also got this washer/dryer and I must say it is worst washing machine I've used. The noise levels are insane when it is on final spin. It vibrates the own kitchen area and can be heard everywhere in my flat and my neighbours can hear it! The engineer didn't even bother turning up to check our machine.
I've found Zanussi to be a good make. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2008
After one and a half years use with this model , including one replacement,and several visits from the engineer, have had to give up on it. Once upon a time we though Hotpoint equipment good value - not anymore. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008
I was a bit dubious about getting an all in one washer dryer, but I really like this. It was the cheapest I could find, and you get what you pay for they say. There are 2 fast washes, 30oc and 60 oc. There is also a super wash which is handy for really dirty stuff. The 1400 spin is sufficient. This machine is quite clever, in the way it does quick burst tumbles in the wash and rinse cycles. I have guessed this ensures they are forced through the water to ensure good results, and this... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008 by eddyrama (1 review written)
The Hotpoint WD440P was the cheapest I could find, and was a bit dubious when buying an all in one washer dryer. But I am pleased with the results. I wouldn't recommend to big families, as drying large loads in this takes forever, and come out very creased. Saying that, it suits us as a couple, and I have grown to really like this! Considering how much a separate washer and dryer cost, this was great value for money. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2006 by trickywoo (2 reviews written)
I had the misfortune to own this Hotpoint WD440P Washer Dryer for 8 months. In that time I had no less than 7 engineer visits to repair my machine. The machine had 2 new computers fitted and 5 repairs due to the machine not completing a cycle. I once left it for over 12 hours and it was still rinsing!
Hotpoint customer service was the worst I have ever encountered. They refused to replace the machine or refund my money and I eventually was forced to take them to court after contacting... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2006 by trickywoo (2 reviews written)
My Hotpoint WD440P Washer Dryer broke down 7 times in the space of six months. I bought the machine from Powerhouse who refused to replace it without authorisation from Hotpoint. Hotpoint refused to replace it claiming that each fault was different (it was in fact the same fault each time). I eventually got a full refund after initiating legal action through the small claims court.
I will never buy any goods bearing the Hotpoint or Indesit logo again. Their customer service is so bad... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2005 by strawberrygirl
Within 6 days of buying the Hotpoint WD440P washer dryer the dryer broke down and I had to insist on a new machine, which they begrudgingly delivered; Then the next machine broke down 6 times in 5 months; in fact the engineer was at my house that often I knew where he was going on holiday, and how his son was playing up!
The dryer fuses out, and the spin cycle went. I eventually threatened legal action, and they have now agreed to give me a refund! The engineer told me "under no... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2005 by hydel (1 review written)
First fault with the Hotpoint WD440P was within a day of buying it when the dryer stopped working and each time it started, it fused the electrics for the whole house. Engineer came out and replaced a part. Two weeks later, things get worse when it starts moving across the floor when spinning (even when empty). It then fills so much that water starts coming out of the powder/conditioner tray flooding my conservatory. It now doesn't spin at all!!
I rejected it back to Empire Direct under the... (read more)