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Help, My Cycle Time Takes Far Too Long!

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I have recently purchased the SAMSUNG ecobubble™ WF70F5E2W4W washing machine. It looks nice and fits well but the washing cycle times are horrendously long!

The programme duration of the standard programme is as follows:

Cotton 60c at full load = 249 minutes (yes, over four hours!)

Cotton 60c for partial load = 191 minutes (this is over three hours and simply far too long)

Cotton 40c with partial load = 171 minutes (a very long time still)

There is a quick wash that takes 15-20 minutes but this can only hold 2kg which is virtually nothing.

Basically, the times on this washing machine are incredibly long. I should have checked the time programme before I bought it but I never realised this would be such an issue. My old machine, a zanussi, would wash all that I needed in about an hour, or 90 minutes maximum. I just cannot believe the cycle time on my new machine, I also believe that is not good for the clothes to be spinning around for so long – it is just not necessary.

Does anybody own this machine and is experiencing similar issues? Does anybody know of any way in which I can shorten the cycle times to a much more manageable level because it’s driving me mad!?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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Modern washing machines have long wash times but some of those wash times are ridiculously long. Are they roughly the times quoted in the instruction book or much longer? (Why washing machines take so long to wash)

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