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Front Load Washer
15.43 Lb. Load
Features: Child Safe
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★★★★★

“dyson cro1”

Written on: 21/05/2013

my dyson cro1 has just failed it has been a fantastic washing machine now dyson tell me they no longer support the repair of the machine and can only offer advice .I have owned it for twelve years only had two service visits this machine has worked hard, fault f11 came on on friday the fuse and bridge rectifier have failed on the main board dyson unable to supply ,very unhappy,machine bearings are fine having to scrap machine because of a part that costs a few pounds that i am unable to buy… Read Full Review

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Dawnlberry's Comment

Written on: 17/05/2014

Oh no! My machine also has the F11 fault. I have had the machine since 2000 and it has been fantastic. Never had a fault before. From reading the above review it seems my only option is also to scrap and replace. Very disappointing.

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“DYSON RUBBISH”

Written on: 14/02/2013 by Alex1245 (1 review written)

I too am disgusted at the attitude of the DYSON company nothing but problems with cheap plastic parts breaking and costly to be repaired, having had the last repair in August 1012 on the inner door the catch has now broken and I am unable to get one to replace it as E-SPARES tell me DYSON have ceased all manufacture of parts. What a let down, how long will it be before this attitude extends to there other products....??? Steer clear of DYSON.... I fear??… Read Full Review

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“Dyson Contraratotor 2 Drum”

Written on: 13/12/2012 by Misbahkhan (1 review written)

Received a letter from Dyson about a month ago stating that they will now no longer be sending Dyson Engineers to fix this particular model as they have stopped making spare parts for it..How wonderful! They did how ever give me a £50 voucher to help pay for a new washing machine..... I have had every fault under the sun and every year i have had to call out the Dyson Engineers and virtually every part has been replaced even the twin drum..I paid £900 in 2001 and i expected a lot better for… Read Full Review

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Dovereileen's Response to Misbahkhan's Review

Written on: 21/01/2013

I also bought my machine over ten years ago and have had every fault possible, paying £99 each year for a string of engineers to come out. Last visit the engineer replaced everything he could even though not needed and declared it to be as good as a new machine. (Joined the two drums together, new pump, heater, board etc. One month on fault developed 'not emptying' and I have to keep turning it off and on to continue. Other messages appear randomly which are meaningless. They no longer service it so I am looking round for a new machine now. I paid over £1000 for the CR01 Flowcheck, I got it from Powerhouse and paid a premium which was supposed to be returned as cashback, Powerhouse then went bust so it ended up costing an arm and a leg.
Now it's just fit for 'recycling' when I buy another machine, waste of money.

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Stevenwalker88's Response to Misbahkhan's Review

Written on: 27/06/2013

Yes, i also received this £50 voucher and have today telephoned Dyson' helpline, due to concern the voucher (although valid until October 2013) was to purchase a new machine from Comet who have since ceased trading, only to be told from the Dyson helpline that there was nothing more they could do. This is very disapointing and not what i would have expected from such a valued name like Dyson. A BIG DISAPOINTMENT !!!

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Roberpmorley's Response to Misbahkhan's Review

Written on: 27/05/2013

I bought the cr01 in 2002 and initially thought what a fantastic washing machine and was looking forward to many years of faultless service (every previous washing machine had lasted 15-20 years without major problems/expenses and they were all cheap ones, not a adjective one could use for a Dyson). Within a year it had a fault - still it was repaired under warranty - but every year thereafter (and usually to within a week) another fault would occur. I complained each time that I had expected a washing machine with a Dyson name on it to be fault-free and eventually in the third year gave up with it. Its replacement, a much cheaper machine, has remained fault free!!! Do I think Dyson are expensive ****? - you bet!

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★★★★★

“outstanding washer ive had mine since 2004 ”

Written on: 17/10/2009

outstanding washer ive had mine since 2004
and only once had a problem with it
as the drum needed replaceing
and dyson did it with ease
i cant fault the machine since even tho the coin trap is fidly at times
but other than that im happy with it
it is bigger than most machines so be warned before u get one
that it wont fit all kitchens very well… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Bought the Dyson CR01 Contra Rotator in Jan 2005 just...”

Written on: 10/05/2009

Bought the Dyson CR01 Contra Rotator in Jan 2005 just after my little boy was born. Before that we had a Hotpoint Ultima, but wasn't impressed with its wash performance, as there never seemed to be enough water going into the drum for the wash cycle. Clothes were still smelling sweaty, particularly my gym t-shirts, even after a 50 degree wash cycle. I complained to Hotpoint and got nowhere. So decided to sell it 2nd hand and bought the Dyson. It's brilliant, it washes a massive load in half the… Read Full Review

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“Had the Dyson CR01 for 5 years and would recommend...”

Written on: 06/02/2009

Had the Dyson CR01 for 5 years and would recommend this machine (if still available) due to its ease of use, load, hand wash cycle and duvet cycle. Only had two faults - the first was due to a foreign object (bike spanner) clogging up the mechanism. Engineer out within a couple of days and sorted - no charge. The second, and more serious was the contrarotator stopping. Again engineer out within a couple of days and no charge… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“It's longevity is the biggest thing I was astounded...”

Written on: 17/11/2008

It's longevity is the biggest thing I was astounded with. bought it back in 2001 after perseverance from the missus. "Dyson are great".. My views were they are overpriced plastic toys but boy was I wrong. This is by the most worthwhile electronic purchase I have made in my lifetime (I'm 60yrs old now)… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Dyson CR01 Contrarotator in 1998 or 1999...”

Written on: 12/11/2008 by roseydoro (1 review written)

I bought my Dyson CR01 Contrarotator in 1998 or 1999 and paid just over a 1000 pounds for it through my home catalogue. It was new on the market and I wanted the best. It has been wonderful over the last 9 years and still going strong. Dyson have constantly insured it for me, and under the constant extended warranties, and insurance cover they have never complained about it's age, and replaced the doors, the motors, the soap dish, the drum, in fact, other than the shell of it, which I might… Read Full Review

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“The Dyson CR01 Contrarotator is a great machine, still...”

Written on: 06/10/2008

The Dyson CR01 Contrarotator is a great machine, still going strong after 7 years, easy to clean and service, huge capacity. only problem been things in the coin trap and I had to take the pump out to clean it once 'cos one of the kids had left some shoelaces in a pocket and they'd got into the pump… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't buy the Dyson CR01 Memory is my advice. I have a...”

Written on: 24/08/2008 by Debs178 (1 review written)

Don't buy the Dyson CR01 Memory is my advice. I have a dyson and I have had problem after problem with it and unfortunatly dyson customer services do not care at the faulty products they sell.
Problems are as follows,
clothes torn apart, flooding in kitchen, drum fell out twice, fault f15 on panel,fault f11 on panel, fault 3 on panel e.t.c.
I can sit here all day and list the faults my dyson washing machine has had but Im sure you have made your mind up by now… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I head a family of six. Prior to buying the Dyson, we...”

Written on: 06/01/2008 by youngerap (1 review written)

I head a family of six. Prior to buying the Dyson, we would go through one washing machine every 14 - 15 months. We have tried them all - Zanussi, Hotpoint, Servis, etc. After the warranty expired, so did the washing machine and the repair cost simply did not make sense - it was cheaper to buy a new machine. We have now had the Dyson CR01 for more than 5 years. It is a brilliant machine and, when it breaks down, I call out Dyson and pay the 85. They fix it and also look for anything else that… Read Full Review

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“Please do not bother, I paid £800 worst £800 ever...”

Written on: 07/10/2007 by b18ama (1 review written)

Please do not bother, I paid £800 worst £800 ever spent. Thought you get what you pay for (as the saying goes) well i don't think so!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Dyson CR01 Memory is a superb washer.”

Written on: 24/09/2007 by luketheduke2007 (1 review written)

The Dyson CR01 Memory is a superb washer… Read Full Review

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“I'm really disappointed as I was expecting the Dyson...”

Written on: 22/01/2007 by aliakhan (1 review written)

I'm really disappointed as I was expecting the Dyson CR01 Memory to last for a while - I really liked the design and my kitchen was planned around it - now I have a great big hole in my life (kitchen) and it can`t be replaced. Stay clear, you will be disappointed and after you have had a Dyson it's really hard to go back to conventional washing machines. 600 pounds wont buy me anything as big… Read Full Review

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“We have had the Dyson CR01 Memory washing machine for...”

Written on: 09/01/2006 by Yolant (1 review written)

We have had the Dyson CR01 Memory washing machine for almost three years, which we paid 1999,00 euro for!

The control panel has been changed twice, and now we have another problem. Once we had to wait two weeks for an engineer. That is much too long for us - a family of 7 people. We are very disappointed, as we use the machine at least once a day.

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★★★★★

“Had my CR01 for 15 months now and it is absolutley...”

Written on: 22/06/2003 by gadgetman. (1 review written)

Had my CR01 for 15 months now and it is absolutley brilliant.You get loads in (7kg)and it come out really clean first time,The main advantages we have found are speed of wash,capacity and wash performance.Had one minor problem with the soap dish and an engineer came out within 2 hours and replaced the whole assy not just the cracked part,Excellant back up.The engineer knew the product and had the parts to fix it there and then.Our previous washer a servis it took 3 days to get some one out and… Read Full Review

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Missy30's Response to gadgetman.'s Review

Written on: 21/07/2004

You are very lucky to get an engineer from Dyson Washing Machines out within 2 hours. Had an engineer out on Monday to do a 'free upgrade', machine was working perfectly. Just tried to do a load now and it keeps telling me to close outer door. I have phoned the 'helpline' and they have told me I will have to wait until 2 August for an engineer to come out and rectify a problem that was not there before their engineer came! I have gone mad and I am now waiting for someone to call me back.

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“I work for dyson. The Dyson CR01 washine machine looks...”

Written on: 13/04/2002 by dyson doog. (1 review written)

I work for dyson. The Dyson CR01 washine machine looks good and works well. there have been problems with a lot of machines though. i recommend waiting until the next model is released and the bugs should be out of them… Read Full Review

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Bertie's Response to 19148_dyson doog.'s Review

Written on: 08/09/2003

Not a good buy at the moment then. That's the trouble with all this high-tech electronic control.
<br>Get an Acme Laundrymaster - made in Birmingham in 1904. Got a big handle on top which turns a paddle in the tub. Simple and efficient and gives you muscles like Arnold Schwarzenegger!

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Robertpmorley's Response to 19148_dyson doog.'s Review

Written on: 04/04/2005

3 identical faults in 3 years, almost exactly a year apart - certainly not overused (2 weekly washes for 35 weeks a year) and not overfilled - assured each time that the problem is finally solved but obviously not - not happy and at the moment would not recommend anyone to purchase a Dyson washing machine.

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Mariaclifton's Response to 19148_dyson doog.'s Review

Written on: 17/09/2004

I agree totally with you. I run a laundry business from home so I needed a bigger more efficient machine but I've had so many probs with it. Got a problem with it at moment, can you help??

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Mariaclifton's Response to 19148_dyson doog.'s Review

Written on: 17/09/2004

Hi... having to wait till next week for my machine to have its f14 fault cancelled b4 I can wash again. Not the 1st spot of trouble I’ve had with it. Good performance but not impressed with the constant problems that require Dyson to sort it out... wouldn't recommend them at moment. Do you know how to cancel the f14??

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“Whilst the Dyson CR01 Memory washing machine boasts...”

Written on: 11/03/2002 by MadWayne. (1 review written)

Whilst the Dyson CR01 Memory washing machine boasts all these wonderful facilities, it can hardly be considered reliable when you only manage to get 1 wash out of the machine.
The old Hoover machine we bought five years ago second hand for £120 is by far a better and more reliable machine.
Obtaining a service engineer when it is suitable for you is a nightmare.
I recommend not to purchase this machine, for those that have I hope your having better luck than me. I was very happy with my… Read Full Review

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Mariaclifton's Response to MadWayne.'s Review

Written on: 17/09/2004

Having no luck at all with my DC01 memory machine.
<br>It's one thing after another been out twice so far just this month. out again next week great

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Mariaclifton's Response to MadWayne.'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2004

I didn't realise they had a newer model out, let me know how you get on with the junk please

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Blue587's Response to MadWayne.'s Review

Written on: 28/10/2004

I am on my fourth replacement washer. Dyson have now given me the newest model, the CR02. I have no faith in the machine lasting any longer than the other ones did. I think that we are the real testers of this contraption at our cost.

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