Are there any?
We are in the process of re-fitting a kitchen. SWMBO wants to fit only
white goods made in the UK. She vwas looking at Hotpoint until she was
told that they were made in china/far east. Are there any manufacturers
who make wquipment in the UK?
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+1 - you beat me to it. Used to drive past their factory on the way to
They have a factory shop which sells 2nds
This web site is helpful:
Alan J. Wylie http://www.wylie.me.uk/
Dance like no-one's watching. / Encrypt like everyone is.
There's possibly a big catch buried in the Terms and Conditions:
"These warranties are only available through Ebac retailers in selected
Northern England locations during the product launch period."
Given the way their website splashes the 10 year warranty on the page
selling them without even mentioning that it is subject to T&Cs ISTM
shady at best and very possibly over the edge.
reply-to address is (intended to be) valid
My Ebac homedry dehumidifier was bought 2nd hand in 1988, shipped out to
Fiji, spent 2 years running almost continuously, then shipped back in
1990 and I have used it every winter since then.
Unlike my car, it has never needed regassing (probably full of CFC
The only machine in the Hotpoint range that's made in the UK is their tumble
driers. Ours arrived Thursday of last week, from one of Amazon's traders via
A few minutes into it's first drying cycle, it was clear that the cylinder
wasn't rotating. I informed Hotpoint and an engineer duly arrived. "Most
odd" said the engineer, "The belt has broken, doesn't happen often, I'll
have to order one from Bristol, where they're made".
So there's a new appointment for Thursday. You'd think he would carry a
spare belt to cover all tumble drier models? Shudder to think of the cost of
2 visits, plus 2 lots of petrol. My advice : buy foreign, unless you like
music hall farces :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyeMFSzPgGc
He will then find there is a defect in the bearing or pullwey and need a
We used to make TVs in this country back in the early 70s, but they needed
a live in engineer for the first couple of months.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
That's because a lot of the market was rental and you needed to prove
to the customer that it was cheaper than buying the product. Redifusion
used to recall their sets after about 5 years and refurbish them to get
another 5 years life cheaply. The ideal fault free life was 12 months
IIRC! The Japanese buggered up the market by making reliable sets!
Like the factory at Hirwaun in south Wales, jointly owned by GEC and a
Japanese company. The product was "badge engineered", both makes coming off
the same production line. Nobody wanted to buy the "unreliable" British
make, but the Japanese one sold so well that the Japanese took over the
whole production line.
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