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“Have had a Creda S202PW for 11 months. ”

Written on: 21/03/2010

Have had a Creda S202PW for 11 months.

It is actually really good at extracting water from clothes.

Used in conjunction with a tumble dryer it is excellent at extracting excess water from clothes before you put them in your tumble dryer.

Clothes that have less water content dry quicker in your tumble dryer.

Drying clothes quicker in sensor tumble dryers means less electricity and £'s saved.

Many modern mothers should be returning to using these upright spin dryers because they spin clothes at 2800 rpm, much faster than your tumble dryer can muster.

I'd like to be telling people to buy this model because it does work well.

The reason I wont is because it has a design fault

Creda in their wisdom have installed a large capacitor coated in a rubber sheath right next to the motor, with minimal gap.

If the tumble dryer load becomes unbalanced vibration can occur and the motor and rotating column can move. Vibration and knocking then hit the capacitor.

Over time the leads connecting to the capacitor snap off.

You then start up your spin dryer and hear a humming noise.

The chamber wont turn and it sounds like your motor has gone.

You phone up creda and if its out of warranty, they offer you a contract or repair charge to fix a design fault that is of their own making.

So you've bought a spin dryer that is excessively priced at £120 + and then it fails after 10-14 months because of an obvious design fault.

You call out the engineer after paying an excessive repair fee and then you find

the problem is a lead disconnected from a large capacitor.

This is a common fault and creda know it.

So why not amend the design?

Money to be made from customers of course.

So until creda make spin dryers without clear design faults, i'd say to potential customers stay well clear- Unless you are happy to use a soldering iron periodically to solder a broken lead back onto its large capacitor.

When you pay good money for a spin dryer thats the last thing you expect to be doing.

Creda used to make reliable spin dryers that lasted a reasonable time.

Now they are made in East Europe, its design hasn't improved, they have become too expensive and this model is sold with a clear design fault, which creda is no doubt profiting from. AVOID!!!!

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