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I finally bit the bullet and bought new dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier as after 20 plus years mine were giving up the ghost. I ordered what I thought were basic models, (not expensive) i dont need all the whistles and bells.

They are now installed and I realise I need a degree to work out how to use them!

Old tumble drier had 2 buttons, new one has 9 buttons and dial with 16 programmes. Old dishwasher had a prewash, 3 temp buttons and on/off, new one has a touch display with about a dozen options, and dont get me started on the washing machine!

Does anyone use all these knobs and buttons? I am still trying to work it all out and haven't used them yet!

Lynibis
2 weeks ago
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EmmaWright762

I don't think many people use all the buttons on their white goods. Personally I tend to find which ones I need or like and stick to using just them. I think it's to make them look extra efficient and also to appeal to husbands (who just lurve buttons and gadgets) to encourage them to get their wallets out lol

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Lynibis

EmmaWright762 I reckon you are right. My problem is using the items for the first time as instructions are often clear as mud. Once I have used once or twice I am sure I will be ok.

I was same with the council parking app my granddaughter put on my phone, used it for first time yesterday and it was brilliant, even has the facility to extend if you can't make it back in time. Well worth the 10p service charge although parking fees are far too high anyway!

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martinlufc5637

Yes new appliances are well over complicated, most functions you'll never use lol, I use quick wash number 3 for our washing machine , our washing machine has WiFi, no idea why or how it works 😕

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Lynibis

martinlufc5637 I deliberately avoided the Wi-Fi ones as I felt I would never need it. Can't really think who would. I only ever do a white wash, coloured wash and very occasionally a delicate but as there is not often a full load of those I do by hand.

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martinlufc5637

Lynibis it appears that the WiFi is for using an app to program your wash so you can make it turn on while your out

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Lynibis

martinlufc5637 I guessed that but I just used to put mine on before leaving home. I wouldn't with a tumble drier as it's a fire risk.

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telmel

Lynibis I usually have a look on you tube to see how things work L , i find it easier than reading instructions

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Lynibis

telmel that's a good idea, will do that, you can pause and rewind too. Much easier than working out instructions that may have been translated.

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MrsCraig

I use one cycle on the washing machine and one on the dishwasher the majority of the time. Occasionally I use the longer cycle but not often. Couldn't tell you what any of the other buttons do. Our ones are basic models too.

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Lynibis

Well I still haven't mastered the dishwasher and have read long manual start to finish. There is one programme that is 298 minutes. Is it really necessary to have a 5 hour wash cycle on a dometic dishwasher? There are buttons to reset, buttons for programmes, buttons to tell you to add salt or rinse aid (after which you have to reset) and even warnings about explosions. Still handwashing until I can get help from a friend or relative!

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