"Very good machine for the money"
Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, looks good, quiet when washing, all 4 feet can be adjusted, uses little water when washing, automatic half load sensor, large drum
Cons: a little bit noisy/squeal on spin, programme knob cannot be pushed in, cheap feel to the soap drawer, no audible buzzer/jingle when wash finished, water lies at bottom of door gasket after wash
"Just got this machine - First impressions so far:
Machine is good looking and wont look out of place in a kitchen or utility room, build quality looks good except for the soap dispenser drawer feels 'plasticky' and cheap feel. I agree with others about the sticking out control knob this would have been nicer of it was a push in push out knob so that when it was pushed in when not in use and would make the facia look aesthetically better looking and of course not be tempting for 'little fingers' to turn!
The machine is quiet when washing and spinning I have heard a lot louder machines - however I cannot help thinking how much quieter it would be if only Beko had replaced the original motor which has carbon brushes with a design of that of a brushless induction motor which are very quiet and maintenance free (would never have to replace the brushes on the motor) - I had a hotpoint super silent washer before with a brushless induction motor fitted and once you have tried one of them all other washing machines which uses carbon brushes will sound loud especially when spinning - Of course if Beko were to include a brushless induction motor then this no doubt would push up the price considerably of the machine.
There is no audible buzzer/signal on this washing machine when it comes to the end of the was which is a shame and they have included it on a Beko tumble dryer we have and it can be enabled and disabled such a shame they didnt add it to this machine.
I hope we get many years out of this Beko washer but even if it doesnt last long not all is lost because the original purchase price is very good for all the features it has. Still havent fathomed out can you get lower temperature than 20 degress (like 15 degrees) and i personally dont think you can it seems to go to 20 degrees and then to zero when selecting temperature, same with rpm spin speed I cannot get it to go lower than 400rpm, after 400rpm it just goes to 'no spin' instead of 300rpm and so on.
I cannot believe how little water this Beko Machine uses on daily quick wash with a full load, is that good as its economical or is it bad that with less water the clothes are not washed thourough I can decide, bit when it comes to rinse the water fills almost halfway up the door. In comparison to my previous Hotpoint (which wasnt ancient only 5 years old) when washing and rinsing the water at least came up to the lip of the rubber door gasket and didnt fill up halfway up the door when rinsing.
Only other gripe really is that after a wash quite a bit of water is left lying at the bottom of the door gasket even though there are holes there and you would think it would drain away but it doesnt, the instructions tell you to wipe away the water that has collected after every wash, and I say it would be a recommendation to stick to that as if that pool of water was just left there I could see it starting to get stagnant and smell and produce mould on the rubber door gasket, how many people will wipe it after every use is another matter and really it could have been designed better to drain away from the door gasket.
one last thing be careful of a little black rubber pipe at the bottom of the machine where the pump filter door is, this is called an 'emergency drain pipe' - now on my particular machine this was resting on the floor after installation of the machine in its place, I would be cautious over time that this pipe could rub on the tiled floor surface and over time friction from the machine washing and spinning could wear a hole in the rubber pipe and you could end up with a pool of water all over your floor and have to replace the pipe, when I get a chance I might see if I can use a cable tie just to lift it up a bit so as its not rubbing on the kitchen floor tiles.
thats really all I can say at the moment I hope all the points I have raised helps you decide whether to buy the machine or not but to be honest I personally cannot see you finding another make of machine with so many features for so little money."
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