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    Washer/Dryers are they any good...?

    Need to make more space in my kitchen so was thinking of gettin rid of the washing maching and tumble dryer and looking at getting a Washer/Dryer.

    Dont know anyone who has one though!, are they any good?

    Do they work like a condenser tumble dryer? Or do you need one of they hoses?

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    I used to have one and thought it was poo, took ages to dry clothes. Now I have my washing machine in the kitchen and got a proper dryer in the garage....much better xx

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    they work llike a condensor dryer, but i have a few friends that have got them due to space and say they are crap, the drier is all but useless unless you empty machne after wash and put a little in at a time to use the dryer

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    i can only fit a mini tumble dryer in my kitchen at the moment, surely its gotta be better than that?

    You don;t need a hose, the water from the drying goes out the same hole as the washing water. They aren't as good as a normal tumble drier for drying, and obviously, there is more to go wrong with it.

    I haven't heard much good said about them I am afraid... I was discussing my old one in the playground yesterday.

    My washer dryer packed up just after it was 2 years old. The drying time was far longer than a dryer is on it's own. It cost a fortune to run. Gosh I can't remember if we had a hose in it!

    It's great for space saving and any dryer is a bonus in the winter months... I have to use the radiators now, as when the machine gave up the ghost, I just replaced it with a washing machine

    they are very slow at drying and you need to dry a load in 2 or 3 lots

    i have one, wish i didnt!

    had it a year now, only to save space, no extra hose

    leaves clothes very creased, and only dries half a wash load at a time - if your lucky

    just had repair man out cos something had come loose and it stopped working, next time i'll go for just a washing machine and do without a dryer (like i could lol)

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    also remember if something goes wrong you are without both

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    dmissy13;5463920

    they are very slow at drying and you need to dry a load in 2 or 3 lots



    Well as i said, i only have a mini tumble dryer, (one of those half the size of a normal tumble dryer) and it aint very good but does the job for small loads and occaisional use.


    So....would it be any worse than that?

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    have you not good a shed/garage you can put a tumble drier in, i belive they arent very good at drying so probably no better than what you already have

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    no i live in a flat!!!

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    personally i would stick with what you have, if your little drier breaks down you still have a washer, like i said i have never heard anyone say a good thing about them, my one friend had one and then after finally giving up went out and got herself a little drier, she had a family and one load was meaning it was taking up to 5 hours to wash and dry one load which aint good if you got more than one load of washing to do

    Don't get a washer/drier I've had one in the past and they take forever to dry stuff. Stick to seperates.

    Hope this helps.

    i agree with sassie stick with what you,ve got cause i have never heard anything good about the 2-1

    yep stick with what you have

    dont worry go for it, its manufactured for a reason, which is why you need one due to lack of space. buy one with 7 -8 kg wash so that you can put in a load size that the machine an dry after wash so you dont have to take any wash out.

    I think the comments all say that just don't go with the washer /dryer combination.

    Expense and you are not improving on your situation!

    I'd keep to seperate ones if I were you. Echo what everyone else says about them taking ages to dry things, they are really uneconomical too.

    I have a washer dryer and its great. Mine drys clothes fine. I love it for the fact you can go out and when you get home its washed and dried and ready to put away. Also i use the 1hr wash and dry button on mine and its really good. You just have to make sure you dont overload it.

    I have one, cost about £350, but it's great.

    Washes clothes in 30 mins, then has an Auto dry option, so they come out clean & Dry. It's one of those that doesnt need a big tube coming out of it, it condenses the water & gets rid of it through the waste pipe

    ChrisUK;5464412

    I have one, cost about £350, but it's great. Washes clothes in 30 mins, … I have one, cost about £350, but it's great. Washes clothes in 30 mins, then has an Auto dry option, so they come out clean & Dry. It's one of those that doesnt need a big tube coming out of it, it condenses the water & gets rid of it through the waste pipe



    Can you state the make and model please - it's always good to hear success!

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    In work at the sec, dont really take too much notice lol

    I'll have a look when I'm back home

    ChrisUK;5464424

    In work at the sec, dont really take too much notice lolI'll have a look … In work at the sec, dont really take too much notice lolI'll have a look when I'm back home



    Cheers - I must admit I couldn't tell you the make of my washing machine... I only use it daily for the last 2 years!

    We have got an indesit washer/dryer, had it for 3 years and the dryer hasn't dried for 12 months at least.
    Even when it did work the clothes were always really creased and never fully dry.

    We only bought it because of lack of space in the kitchen but have now found space in one of the bedrooms for a seperate dryer and its brilliant.

    Would never have a washer/dryer again.

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    any more opinions please?

    It's a Hotpoint Aquarius+ super silent

    Thats what i have and i find it poop can only dry 3 or 4 items at once

    ChrisUK;5468358

    It's a Hotpoint Aquarius+ super silent



    cheers - I think I might have had that one too - but an older version obviously as I don't have it any more!

    You just need to check the wash & dry loads (there will always be 2 figures).

    If the wash load is greater than the dry load, you will need to remove clothes after the wash before it dries.

    My wash & dry load are the same, so it washes, then dries automatically.

    We binned our washer-dryer within a year and now have separate washing machine and dryer. Hope that helps:-D
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