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Hotpoint Aquarius WDL520P Freestanding Washer Dryer - Polar White

Two machines in one. This Hotpoint Aquarius washer dryer saves space by washing and drying in one appliance. The 7kg drum holds up to 35 T-shirts per wash and dries around 15 wet T-shirts. There's an extra fast programme which washes and dries a smaller 5 or 6 T-shirt load in only 60 minutes – great for school uniforms or work shirts you need in a hurry. And it comes with clever sensor drying. It detects the level of moisture in your clothing and stops as soon as they’re dry enough – saving you money and energy too.

Watch Video Review | Read Specification Dimensions (cm): (H)85.0 x (W)59.5 x (D)56.5
 
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Cons

none (21)

Noisy (17)

poor quality (5)

Complicated (3)

dryer creases clothes badly (1)

Expensive (1)

has an awful chemical smell when in use (1)

keep dryer at a low temprature (1)

long wash cycle (1)

no led display (1)

Pros

Value for money (50)

Easy to use (48)

Good build quality (41)

looks good (36)

Quiet (26)

3.9 out of 5 customer rating

58 of 76 (76%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend

Build Quality

  4 out of 5

Drying Ability

  3.6 out of 5

Ease of Use

  4.2 out of 5

Features

  4 out of 5

Quietness

  3.4 out of 5

Washing Ability

  4.3 out of 5

Product Reviews

"A Good Buy"

Pros: Quiet, Good build quality, Value for money

Cons: Complicated

"Overall we're very pleased with this machine, but we have one or two gripes. It takes awhile to work out the best programme to use for a particular load. The Ready to wear cycle is very useful for washing and drying light loads quickly. That said the standard cotton cycle takes a whole 2 hours - rather long! The drying cycles take longer than on our old Bosch Classix and it's too easy to forget to switch off the drying when you don't want it."

36 of 36 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Ease of Use:

3 / 5

Washing Ability:

4 / 5

Drying Ability:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

4 / 5

Reviewed by: Hughie

Location: Brentwood, Essex

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

"Good Value"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, detergent drawer is well designed, slim - fits easily within a 600 mm deep recess

"I had an Indesit WDL (something or other) before this, and it had reached the end of it's life. Bought this as a replacement and I must say it's far easier to use than the Indesit was. I particularly like :1)The detergent drawer design - ours fits into the units and previously, the sliding drawer in the old machine fouled the door. 2) It gives a nice solid 'click' when the door unlocks (and doesn't take ages to unlock either.) 3) The ability to pause the (wash) cycle and put another item in that had been forgotten - so useful.

The complaints I've read about the drying function are unfair - all washer dryers are slower than stand alone dryers, due to the way they work, i.e. by condensing the steam . This one is far better than my old machine and has the clothes dry in no time at all. Don't overload the dryer, and stop (can't pause when drying, unfortunately ) the machine after twenty minutes or so and give the clothes a shake, out of the dryer then put them back in for a few more minutes.

Overall, for the money, I can't fault it - I would definitely recommend it."

31 of 31 people found this review helpful.

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Reviewed by: Dinana

Location: West Yorkshire

Gender: Female

Family size: Couple

"Huge disappointment"

Pros: Good build quality

Cons: Noisy, Complicated

"I am not happy with this machine for the following reasons:

1.This machine makes so much noise I try to avoid putting it on during the day time as it is so irritating. It makes an annoying humming sound when washing and a high pitched shrill whine when spinning -at top speed it is so shrill it sounds like a kettle whistling. I contacted Hotpoint who sent out an engineer and he told me this was normal noise!

2. There is no built in timer to delay start of the cycle and it is not possible to use a plug in timer with it.

3.The duration of each cycle is not displayed on the machine so it is necessary to constantly refer back to the manual

4. It is easy to forget to turn the tumble dry function off if not required

5. The shortest programme is 55 minutes

6. When I do a dark wash it is often streaked with white marks."

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

1 / 5

Features:

2 / 5

Ease of Use:

2 / 5

Washing Ability:

3 / 5

Drying Ability:

2 / 5

Build Quality:

4 / 5

Reviewed by: MrsJH

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 44

Family size: Large Family

"DO NOT BUY"

Pros: not sure there is one

Cons: poor quality

"THE WASHER WORKS OKM BUT THE DRYER HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS HAD THE ENGINEER OUT 3 TIMES HAD TO CHANGE PARTS EACH TIME BUT STILL IS NO GOOD, TO GET GARMENTS DRY IT TAKE 3 HOURS NOT GOOD FOR MY ELECTRIC BILLS OR THE ENVIROMENT SO DO NOT BUY THEY GIVE DIFFERENT REASON EACH TIME THEY COME TI FIX IT NEVER KNOW TO HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH AN ELECTRICAL ITEM BE WARNED"

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

2 / 5

Features:

1 / 5

Ease of Use:

3 / 5

Washing Ability:

3 / 5

Drying Ability:

1 / 5

Build Quality:

1 / 5

Reviewed by: EVADNEY

Location: CORNWALL

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

"Its alright i guess."

Pros: Good build quality

Cons: Noisy, tempramental dryer

"Well i have to be honest and say it is the first washer dryer combi ive owned so maybe my expectations were too high.

It washes clothes and it dries clothes so i guess it does the job its just personally i think it could do the job better.

Apart from the ready to wear cycle all cycles seen to take an eternity and are all very noisy.

Ive taken to just washing things in it (which defeats the purpose i bought it for in the first place) as when it dries things they are either still wet or permanently creased. Ive spent 40 minutes ironing a pair of trousers and can still see the creases. Also a few items have come out with scorch marks on them as well. its still better than washing everything by hand though so im looking on the bright side!"

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

2 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Ease of Use:

4 / 5

Washing Ability:

2 / 5

Drying Ability:

2 / 5

Build Quality:

3 / 5

Reviewed by: Creasedup

"Coldpoint..."

Cons: Noisy, no led display

"I'm not overly impressed with this product, my previous machine was a 'cheap' brand - Candy in 1998 and the features on that machine were more advanced than this machine in 2009.

With this machine there is no indicator to let you know how long the cycle will last or how long is left before it will finish. The dry quality is not very good, some clothes are overly dry in patches but still wet in other patches."

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

2 / 5

Features:

1 / 5

Ease of Use:

2 / 5

Washing Ability:

3 / 5

Drying Ability:

1 / 5

Build Quality:

2 / 5

Reviewed by: Seahorse

Location: Birmingham

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 44

Family size: Single

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3.9 out of 5 customer rating
76.3% of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
"I had an Indesit WDL (something or other) before this, and it had reached the end of it's life. Bought this as a replacement and I must say it's far easier to use than the Indesit was. I particularly ..."
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Hotpoint Aquarius WDL520P specification

Product Detail   Feature Videos
Dimensions (H)85.0 x (W)59.5 x (D)56.5  
Noise Level (Spin) 78 dB  
Noise Level (Wash) 58 dB  
Wash Load 7 Kg  
Energy Consumption 1.33 Kwh  
Water Consumption 62 Litres
Wash Performance A Rated
Spin Performance B Rated
Spin Speed 1200 RPM
Drying Load 5 Kg
Control Panel Type LED
Drum Capacity 52 Litres  
Number of Drying Temperatures 2  
Reverse Action Yes
Set & Forget Sensor Drying Yes  
Timer No  
Top Loading Front Loading
Variable Spin Yes  
Water Supply Cold Fill Only
Annual Energy Consumption (Wash,Spin) 293 Kwh  
Annual Energy Consumption (Wash, Spin, Dry) 1199 Kwh  
Annual Water Consumption (Wash, Spin) 13640 Litres  
Annual Water Consumption (Wash,Spin,Dry) 22800 Litres  
Choice of Temperature Yes  
Standard Programmes   Feature Videos
Half Load Function Yes
Quick Wash Yes
Silk Wash Yes
Wool Programme Yes
Anti Crease Programme Yes
Baby Programme Yes
Delicate programme Yes  
Drying Settings Yes  
Extra Rinse Yes  
Fast Wash Option Yes
Intensive Wash Cycle Yes
Shirt Cycle Yes
Make Life Easier   Feature Videos
Number of Programmes 16  
Variable Temperature Yes
Programmes   Feature Videos
Coloureds Programme Yes  
Cotton Programme Yes  
Synthetics Yes  
Standard   Feature Videos
Annual Energy Cost Based On 15p/Unit - Wash/Spin 45.2392 pounds  
Annual Energy Cost Using 12p/Unit - Wash/Spin/Dry 185.126 pounds  
Warranty   Feature Videos
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year(s)  
How Well Does It Perform   Feature Videos
Energy Rating B Rated  
Noise Level 78 dB
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Hotpoint WDL520P

Ideal for saving space, the Hotpoint WDL520P does the job of two appliances in one. It’s well suited to a 3 or 4 person family, as the 7kg drum lets you wash up to 35 T-shirts at once. You’ll be able to dry the equivalent of 15 wet T-shirts too – drying loads tend to be smaller in order to give your clothes more room to breathe.

If you only need a few items running, there’s a 60 minute wash and dry cycle. It’s excellent if you need a load of shirts cleaning on a Sunday night, or your sports kits ready for the following morning. It has a great money and energy saving feature in its sensor drying. By detecting the level of moisture in your clothing, the WDL520P stops as soon as your laundry is dry. Very clever indeed.

There’s an extra tough baby cycle setting for removing those stubborn stains that children can attract. Dried on baby food lifts out really easily and still keeps the fabrics soft. It does the same with the dedicated wools cycle. It’s so gentle to your fabrics that it’s certified by Woolmark themselves.

You’ll even find options to help make your ironing simpler too. The anti crease setting moves the drum in both directions, preventing tangles in your clothes. It stops heavy creasing from setting, meaning your ironing takes far less time and effort.

 

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