I'm no expert but I've always kept them separate as I don't like the idea of combining two heavy-duty devices into the same unit, large heating coils and water are not an ideal combination. Personally we live in an old (read plenty of healthy airflow) house so we always dry indoors or line dry unless it's urgent. (y)
Thanks everyone for commenting, I will go for high end products , like grundig, samsing, lg with 5 yr guarantee.. :/
Would never use another Hotpoint appliance. Washer died 11 months in, died again 2 months later and they were totally uninterested in repairing and just wanted to sell me another appliance. Really poor product quality steer well clear.
thanks Roger, can you share your experience of the washer dryer concept. some reviews say it does not dry as good, or you have have a few goes to get it dry. doesn't sound economical in that case, but it is mixed reviews. not necessairyly this model, just about the washer dryer idea.