We live in Gloucestershire and were unfortunate victims of the recent floods. Thankfully not as bad as some but enough to wreck a perfectly good selection of white goods.
I gave our old Hotpoint WD63 washer dryer a few days to dry out before giving it a try and it managed about 15 seconds of a cycle before dying with a pop and tripping the circuit breakers. It hasn't worked since. Frankly, I'm glad to see the back of it as its plagued us with leaks from day 1. The irony wasn't lost on us that it met its end at the hands of a real flood as opposed to the puddles it spent much of its life standing in.
Anyway, to get to the point: We are obviously in need of a replacement and after my last poor choice, I thought it might be an idea to ask someone (anyone) who actually knows something about these things.
We don't have anywhere to put a dryer so we're after a Washer Dryer again, it would be nice to have a timer and for it to be as quiet as possible. Cycle time is apparently an issue but I understand that all modern Washer Dryers (and Washing Machines) take an age to complete a cycle - something to do with cold supplies only? Budget is £500 - £600. We can stretch a bit but not to a Miele!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!