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Hi, I am just wondering how an end user gets to find out if there is any new firmware updates from the manufacturer to improve the operation of the Washing Machine or add new features or iron out bugs or new wash programmes or modify the already ones stored on the flash memory on the circuit control board. Say in my case I bought a Hotpoint WMUD843P washing Machine back in 2012 and it has the slot on the back where the smartcard would go in- how would I know what firmware my washing machine has and wether the manufacturer (Indesit) has bought out any firmware (if any) since I have bought my washing machine. I think when I first bought the washing machine this particular model number had just come out so for all I know somewhere down the line Indesit might have brought out a firmware update to change the operation of the machine, or improved on the wash programmes, How would I know, or get to find out? - Thanks. is the Firmware on this label at the back, or on a label on the control board itself?
Got a WMUD843 Washer and the program that gets the most use daily is the 60'c Fast wash - however im peeved that I cannot select 90'c on this programme only 60'c/40'c/30'c for times when say I have some towels and want to give them a really good wash at high temperature at 90'c - other than that I can select 'cottons' @90'c but the programme lasts for hours, not knocking that much off if i press the 'time saver' button - i know you would need extra time to heat water in drum up to 90'c but Id settle with say 1hour 10 mins wash at 90'c - i think that would work and i just wish they gave you the option in the software of selecting quick wash at 90'c/60c/40c hate being restricted like this. also i would programme the last minute after spin to revolve the drum backwards and forwards gently before door opens because when door unlocks after spin all the clothes are 'stuck' to the side of the drum due to the centrifugal spin. How call i was thinking if you could plug a laptop with special software in the diagnostic socket on the back of the control board to get right into the software settings and tell it to wash at 90'c on a quick wash and 'tumble' at the last minute of a spin/wash. - im always mucking about with my android phones rooting them so I can get the phone to do what it wasnt designed to do and customizing it how i like it - would love to be able to do this to our washing machine
What I'd like to know is - What planet do the idiots that design washing machine software come from? About the last 5 machines I've had have made me do two separate operations to do a quick wash because for some reason they think that if you only want a low temperature 30 minute wash you should only be able to spin half the water out of the clothes at the end of it. My current machine's 30' wash has a max spin of 800 rpm - Why?! It can't be to save energy or time because it just means that I have to wait for it to finish, select a separate 1400 rpm spin cycle, and then wait for that to complete... It'd probably be 'greener' if I could get hold of a good old fashioned manual one that I actually have control over the settings of. If anyone knows of a current model washing machine that doesn't treat you like an idiot that doesn't know what they want please let me know...