Indesit WIXL143 Washing Machine, White, £193 Delivered @ John Lewis - HotUKDeals
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Our washing machine has packed up, so have been looking for a new one, and this machine in the current John Lewis sale seemed like a good deal. Here's the bumpf from the listing:

The Indesit WIXL143 washing machine offers a versatile array of programmes is and A-rated energy and wash performance. Theres variable temperature control, a 45 minute no-iron Sport wash for synthetic gym clothes and a program specifically for sports shoes without the noise, where shoes remain attached to the basket walls, and therefore do not knock, scrape or fall over each other.
The WIL143 washing machine is economical too, using 'soak and rain' in order to use less water when filling the machine and with automatic water control. Its detergent save feature ensures you dont waste washing powder by its getting stuck in the sump, and if youre in a hurry theres no delay at the end of the cycle before the door unlocks.

Theres a programme progress LED display and a delay start option to fit the washing cycles around your lifestyle. For heavy soiling, the WIL143 washing machine features a pre-wash function, but if you want to just freshen up a few items, then the light load setting saves you time and energy.

Other sites list the same machine around the £250 mark, and the RRP is £299, so this seems like a bargain to me!
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#3
Still a cracking price though
#4
I missed the listing on Argos' website (as it's pants!) but the extra year guarantee at John Lewis seems to be worth the extra £8.
#5
Absolutely :)
#6
My only concern is that there seem to be conflicting reviews of this online. Some people say it's quiet, while others complain about the noise. Has anyone else seen reviews that might shed some light?
1 Like #7
Indesit make very unreliable washing machines - they're always half price but for a reason
#8
Our Zanussi washing machine packed up just before Xmas so I bought this Indesit from Dixons on Xmas day (reduced from £269). Did it while there was an extra 10% off so had it delivered, installed and the old machine taken away for £170 all in.

Came on the 29th and so far so good. Has an LCD display so you can see how long is left on the wash and whilst not the quietest machine out there it is only as loud as the Zanussi it replaced. Wife is happy with the quality of the wash.

I went for Zanussi last time as everyone said to avoid cheaper makes but that only lasted 4 years. Reviews on the model I got seemed good on Revoo.
#9
Got to agree with Catman. Not great quality at all unfortunately :x

If you do buy an Indesit the extra guarantee will def be useful :whistling:
#10
Catman99
Indesit make very unreliable washing machines - they're always half price but for a reason


I don't agree, Indesit is made by the same company as Ariston & Hoptpoint and they all share a great deal of parts, some of these parts find their way into other manufacturer's machine such as Zanussi.

I believe the only real step up in quality is to the tier 1 manufacturers such as Bosch.
#11
I work in this industry and can confirm Indesit are the bottom of the pile in terms of quality. They are part of the Hotpoint group but do not share parts. Indesit washers are made in Italy, Hotpoint in north Wales. Hotpoint is better but still not good ( see any independent reviews )

Best buys at the moment are Siemens or Miele - they cost more but really do last longer
:thumbsup:
#12
checkley73
I work in this industry and can confirm Indesit are the bottom of the pile in terms of quality. They are part of the Hotpoint group but do not share parts. Indesit washers are made in Italy, Hotpoint in north Wales. Hotpoint is better but still not good ( see any independent reviews )

Best buys at the moment are Siemens or Miele - they cost more but really do last longer
:thumbsup:


What part of the industry do you actually work in, stacking shelves in Currys?

If you are part of this industry then you should know that the Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint and Indesit brands are actually part of the Merloni Electtrodomestici Group, an Italian electrical giant based in Fabrianio, Italy, which changed its name to The Indesit Company a few years ago.

Do you really think Merloni got that big by not reducing their costs by minimising their production lines and reducing the number of sub-contracted parts? I think you'll find that the UK plants do not make all the parts for the machines they produce there but assemble machines from parts shipped in from outside the UK .

Just to demonstrate that you should do your research before posting, please take time to explain why the following Merloni manufactured parts 'seem' to fit a variety of brands.

Drain Pump Assembly
http://www.espares.co.uk/part/washing-machines/hotpoint/p/1085/808/0/0/489646/drain-pump-assembly.html
Suitable for Ariston, Creda, General Electric, Hotpoint, Indesit.

Rear Drum Bearing
http://www.espares.co.uk/part/washing-machines/hotpoint/p/1085/808/0/0/102262/rear-drum-bearing.html
Suitable for Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, New World, Philco, Tricity Bendix

Dryer Element
http://www.espares.co.uk/part/washing-machines/hotpoint/p/1085/808/0/0/215164/dryer-element.html
Suitable for Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, New World, Scholtes

I look forward to your reply :whistling:
#13
for the record I do not stack shelves in Currys - I work for Merloni so I am well aware of the company structure - just didn't want to bore everyone with irrelevent detail - ill leave that to you:geek::geek::geek:

In reference to the parts you have wasted your time searching - most of the Hotpoint models quoted except Aqualtis which is a Ariston machine are built in or washer dryers which are made in Italy.

By the way - the parts you mention are not manufactured by us - we buy them in from component suppliers

Suck it.
#14
checkley73
for the record I do not stack shelves in Currys - I work for Merloni so I am well aware of the company structure - just didn't want to bore everyone with irrelevent detail - ill leave that to you:geek::geek::geek:

In reference to the parts you have wasted your time searching - most of the Hotpoint models quoted except Aqualtis which is a Ariston machine are built in or washer dryers which are made in Italy.

By the way - the parts you mention are not manufactured by us - we buy them in from component suppliers

Suck it.



Exactly what I said, sub contracted parts used in multiple machines, so your point is what?

I take it that you work in a Merloni call centre and you say you 'work in the industry' to big up your job, your final childish comment following your non-counterpoint suggests as much.
#15
sorry to everyone else who can read - this post is for a freestanding washing machine, so giving answers based on washer dryer and built in appliances is not very helpful to anyone.

I do not work in a call centre and do not feel the need to big up my job ( have you heard me say what I do ? ) - perhaps you would like to enlighten us all on what you do for a living, seeing as you are so ill informed and arrogant.

If you read your own original post where you say ' minimising their production lines and reducing the number of sub-contracted parts? '

Then you later say ' Exactly what I said, sub contracted parts used in multiple machines, so your point is what? '

You can't even remember the b*llshit you write.

My last post on this topic - lets let other users decide who is the real turnip.

:whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling::
#16
i'll decide after mine arrives :)
#17
review from which website.

Indesits WIXL143 washing machine isnt far off being a Best Buy, but its performance in most of our tests is slightly beneath where it needs to be for us to be able grant this accolade. The cotton wash is excellent and the cotton rinse is also very good. The easy-care wash is OK but the rinse on this cycle is sub-par.

A cotton wash takes about 150 minutes while an easy-care wash takes only 67 minutes. When fully loaded with 6kg of clothes, its quite slow taking 25 minutes per kg compared to other models.

The water and energy usage on a cotton cycle is quite reasonable, but as with other models the easy-care cycle is more demanding and brings down this models overall efficiency score.

The spin cycle is decent, but let down by the performance when drying cotton loads, where it isnt a match for our Best Buy models.

There are no major ease-of-use issues with this machine but, contrary to most other models, it is the noise of the washing cycle that is quite intrusive, while the spin cycle is tolerable.

Pros: Excellent cotton wash and rinse, economical cotton cycle

Cons: Slow, noisy washing cycle
#18
checkley73
sorry to everyone else who can read - this post is for a freestanding washing machine, so giving answers based on washer dryer and built in appliances is not very helpful to anyone.

I do not work in a call centre and do not feel the need to big up my job ( have you heard me say what I do ? ) - perhaps you would like to enlighten us all on what you do for a living, seeing as you are so ill informed and arrogant.

If you read your own original post where you say ' minimising their production lines and reducing the number of sub-contracted parts? '

Then you later say ' Exactly what I said, sub contracted parts used in multiple machines, so your point is what? '

You can't even remember the b*llshit you write.

My last post on this topic - lets let other users decide who is the real turnip.

:whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling::


You have to carry on to try save losing face even though you do not know what you are on about and clearly don't have the capacity to understand what is being explained to you.

Let me answer you slowly by numbers just to help it sink in.

1. My point was to demonstrate that parts are shared in Merloni produced machines and thus these machines are likely to have similar levels of quality, I did that clearly and simply (to most people) by picking out parts that are used widely. Can you explain exactly why I am wrong to say parts are shared?
I have not looked up the details for this particular machine but I may do just to see if you are 'right', meanwhile I invite anyone considering a purchase to do so on the links I provided.

2. You have avoided telling anyone in what capacity you work for Merloni and thus demonstrate you experience and knowledge, even though the question of your actual employment has been raised twice. So what do you do, if it's not too secret to say?
I am happy to tell you that my experience is 10 years as a mechanical engineer(not in the white goods field) and that in the last year I have personally changed the bearings on my Hotpoint dryer and the heater element in my Hotpoint washer, which is how I came across the spares website.
In addition to that, my family comes from Fabriano in Italy and many of my friends and family work in the multitude of Merloni factories or sub contractors in that region. My missus has worked for Merloni in both Fabriano and Peterborough.
Arrogance and being ill-informed seem to be your traits rather than mine, although I'll accept the criticism for being condescending to you over your job. I evidenced my statements you didn't, so best you take a look at yourself first.

3. 'If you read your own original post where you say ' minimising their production lines and reducing the number of sub-contracted parts? Then you later say ' Exactly what I said, sub contracted parts used in multiple machines, so your point is what? '
A simple concept for everyone else but you, Merloni reduce the number of similar parts produced or bought in (expensive) and instead use the same parts in many machines (cheaper).
I remember exactly what I wrote but unfortunately that does not mean that you will take the time to read and understand before gobbing off.

4. Yeah, I reckon you are better not to post further as I have not seen any hot deals recently on spades big enough for the hole you are digging. Come back with a reasoned argument and I'll respect you for it, but continue to tantrum and swear like a 12 year old and you'll get the respect you deserve.
#19
its Marc
i'll decide after mine arrives :)


Hope it turns out alright for you, I've been happy with the quality of mine but I did buy them cheap from the factory shop in Peterborough. :D
#20
well it was delivered and installed yesturday, well quiet so chuffed to bits as was a little concerned with some people saying that its noisy.

its a thumbs up from me :)

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