Ariston A1636 Washing Machine
Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:24 PM
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:20 PM
To put it into pespective, a Miele W 3444 WPS washing machine with the same 1600 rpm spin speed but a smaller 6Kg drum costs about £738 and a Bosch WAE32464 1600 rpm washing machine with (again) a smaller 6Kg drum is £528
Ariston aren't the only budget washing machine but the problem with budget washing machines is that they aren't usually worth repairing if any of the following parts fail - Motor, Control module, Tub, Drum, Drum bearings as the spare parts are extortionately high compared to the purchasing cost.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:32 PM
Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:42 AM
I have seen the parts prices, a motor, costs about £120, half the price of the machine nearly, although it is a brushless three phase induction motor so is very good. Even lots of more expensive machines don't have brushless motors, but the ariston A1636 and A1637 do. Even so parts aren't cheap, so if owt goes wrong with my machine, which is unlikely at the moment, i'll just buy a new machine.
Sounds like you did get a very good deal. Induction motors should be more reliable and quieter than a universal motor but it of course depends on how well it's made. If cheap enough, many people are happy to take a chance and just replace a washing machine when it goes wrong. It's a gamble than can pay off.
Posted 13 June 2007 - 02:47 PM
Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:15 PM
I know that they're made by the same company, the A1636 model I have uses the same brushless induction motor as the hotpoint ultima models, although has a few less programs ie, no time left display, instead has led lights showing the progress in the cycle.
Now inside this machine is just a hotpoint 1600 machine rebadged.