machine, tumble dryers, ovens, refrigeration and dishwasher spares and repairs.
The problem of
identifying the correct spare for your appliance.
We pride ourselves on
our in-depth knowledge of domestic appliances. Our parts and spares department have been in operation for well over
30 years. The part searchers in our sales department are all domestic appliance engineers and can guide you through
selecting the correct parts. Very often the lack of knowledge of a specific appliance will lead you to order
the wrong part for your machine. Our part-search operatives will ask you the right questions to determine
which parts you require.
We have all the
up-to-date parts lists.
Indesit supply us
with up to date search facilities by way of updating their parts CDs regularly and issuing new
ones every six months, making Indesit part finder one of the best and most precise search tools.
We can always identify the part you require in a matter of seconds if you have your model number at hand when you
call. Whether you order online or over the phone we will dispatch the spare you order quickly and efficiently, with
any manufacturers instructions necessary to fit the part. Where appropriate, we will give you the option of the
(genuine) manufacturer’s replacement or a (generic) copy part if you require a cheaper option.
How we keep up to
date with faults and parts.
As well as being a
large parts and spares retailer, we also operate a large team of domestic appliance engineers. We have engineers
who specialize in each of the different appliance types, having different engineers for refrigeration, laundry, and
cooking appliances and makes, thus expanding our knowledge base. Our engineers are out every day and all day
repairing and identifying all the latest faults and failures on all the up-to-the-minute appliances as well as
those that have stayed the test of time.
The information our
engineers gather from this permanent hands-on role forms a vital part of our knowledge base, giving us all the
latest faults information and enabling us to correctly identify the spare part you need to repair your own
We add all the
information gathered (the most used and replaced items) to the type of search on our on-line spares site. All fault
information is shared with our telephone engineers who spend time on appliance repairs to keep up to date with
current parts and faults.
In the past nearly
all washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers and ovens had totally different parts; however times have changed.
Modern Indesit appliances and Hotpoint appliances - especially washing, machines dryers and ovens - are very
similar and the components of both are very often the same for drums, motors, pumps, PCB boards and door seals.
Very often the only difference is in the doors, lids and dash panels.
The latest models of
Indesit and Hotpoint also seem to share the same cabinet (platform). The advantage of this is that we have a large
amount of readily available stock and as a supplier of domestic appliance spares, we can increase our stock of
these parts so you can always be sure of good stock levels.
Another way of
identifying the parts you require.
Our online parts site
uses another way of identifying you’re the spares you require.
The Most used and
replaced items search method.
Our primary site
leads you through a series of buttons and links starting with the type of your appliance e.g. (washing Machine)
(oven) (tumble dryer) (dishwasher) etc to > manufactures name then >
basic part description e.g. (door part) (motor) (pump) (bearings) etc to a gallery of accurate
pictures and description of the most common parts to fail or need replacing on your type
of appliance, allowing you to pick the correct replacement spare part.
Experience of many
years of supplying and repairing washing machines, cookers, ovens, dishwashers, etc have taught us which parts fail
most on each and every appliance, and what parts are most likely to need replacing or renewing, including at what
age certain parts will wear out and need replacing. The secret of getting the right replacement spare is down to
our many years of hands on domestic appliance repair and sales.
Machines and some history of the kitchen.
Early Indesit washing
machines were easy to repair and we stock many spare parts for them. The very early appliances were especially
reliable and many are still in many kitchens throughout the country. Some of these appliances were very simple in
The first Indesit
front-loading machines that our engineers worked on had the drain pump attached to the main motor. A rubber
impellor was screwed to the end of the motor stator shaft with a housing around it, with two spigots to
which two hoses were attached, one leading to the sump of the drum and the other to the
drain hose. As the appliance went to spin, the impellor forced the water through the drain spigot and out the
waste. Because the main motor was the driving force of the pump, the appliance emptied very quickly - often beating
the ability of a partially blocked drain to cope with.
Our older engineers
remember quite often in the 70s going out to repair a reported leaking machine, only to find that there was nothing
wrong with the washing machine, but the U-bend on the stand pipe drain was partially blocked and the volume of
water the appliance was discharging was to much for the drain. These Indesit machines models were L5 and
Change in kitchens
to multiple work tops.
One of the down sides of these appliances was the L5 had the controls and soap box on the
top and could not be accessed if under a work top. The L5 Indesit was over 600 mm wide and would not fit into new
standard kitchen design as the unit came in 600mm sizes.
to this appliance was that it had a small porthole type door, which made it difficult when pulling washing out.
This often resulted in a clothing zip catching the front lip of the door seal gasket and tearing it. This was a
minor fault and in the main, as the washing habits of many housewives changed from top loading twin tub appliances
to the new technology of the front loading automatic washing machine, the Indesit L5 along with others machine
became the front runner.
As kitchens changed,
so Indesit introduced the L6 L7 L8 & L10 models with controls and a soap box that had now become a soap draw on
the front of
Indesit introduced a 2000 model with a larger porthole door. Even so, this was an excellent early domestic
appliance and Indesit must have sold many hundreds of thousands of this front-loading washing
As a domestic
appliance engineer specializing in automatic washing machines, it seemed that every other repair thay attended was
a L5 Indesit at the time. This washer was easy to unblock as the front of the machine had a round inspection panel
which gave access to the pump mounted on the front of the motor. The whole front of the pump was one cover which
was held in position with a simple clamp undone by a thumb screw. Most of the time, the washing machine was not
blocked - as this type of pump was so efficient that it did not tend to block; however the price paid for this
efficiency was that the rubber impellor would wear down to the extent that it would no longer
push the water out, especially if a coin had entered the pump. After some time attending to these machines, we
discovered that plastic pump housings had been fitted. Whether this was a modification, or these were generic
replacements that had been fitted we were not sure - the result being that if the machine swallowed a coin it
cracked the pump housing and then the pump began to leak.
This appliance had
one of the first safety type door catches with a little thumbwheel that had to be rotated before the door catch
would operate. we recall that this was before all washing machines had interlocks on the door electrically,
preventing the door opening the whilst the machine was turned on.
As the modern kitchen
evolved into a desirable part of the living space, the washing machine had to become more aesthetic and appealing
in appearance. The varying difference in appearance especially between machines like the Hoover sloping front
keymatic, the Hotpoint top leading automatic and the indesit L5 machines, changed. New models all tended to become
very similar in appearance, following the same basic format of appearance.
Washing Machines and
tumble dryers were almost always, white. That is why up till this day, laundry appliances are referred to as “White
Goods” as adverse to brown goods that are televisions radios etc. Coloured appliances began to appear in the late
80s starting with Hotpoint in beige, to match the modern kitchen of the same colour. There was even a period of
green washing machines in the 90’s - then Silver and now both silver and black are
The battle for
space in the Kitchen.
The modern kitchen is
compact and there is limited space, often resulting in the choice between having a tumble dryer in the kitchen or a
dishwasher. It seems that the tumble dryer is loosing out to the dishwashers in the kitchen, as there are
increasingly more washer dryers in our kitchens today. The tumble dryer has ether been relegated the garage the
shed or replaced with the condenser dryer. What next? We will keep you informed.