machine, tumble dryers, ovens, refrigeration and dishwasher spares and repairs.
The problem of identifying the correct spare for your
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
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 machine.
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
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
of identifying the parts you require.
Our online parts site uses another way of identifying you’re the spares you
The Most used and replaced items search
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
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
Washing 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 design.
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
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 L6.
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
Another disadvantage 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
the appliance. 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 machine.
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
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
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 popular.
for space in the Kitchen.
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 J