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I love the smell of Hotpoint in the evening

So, like, is it normal for a new washing machine to smell quite strongly of burning plastic on its first few cycles? Or should I be starting to worry?

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YOu might as well get it looked at under the warranty.

Apart from the irritating problem that if they come around and find nothing wrong, then I get charged, warranty or no warranty. Still, seems to be fine now.

Was some packing left in place ?


That's what I was about to say. Check the manual and look for them telling you to remove something or other from the bowels. Then call the people you bought it from and get them to look at it.


Well, I was a good boy and actually read the instructions (yeah, I know, unusual for me, but), including the bit that said to make sure that the huge bit of polystyrene that should have still been attached to the bottom bit of packing was still there, and everything.

The good news is that it's now doing its third load, and there's no smell at all, apart from that nice launderette fresh-tumbling-clothes smell. So, whether there was some errant polystyrene beads that have now finished evaporating on hot machinery, or whether it was something else entirely, it seems to be fine now. And it does its job well.

Although I'd forgotten that clothes have a tendency to shrink when tumble-dried. Some of my T-shirts are now a bit more fitted than they were yesterday. Hmm. Time to start that diet, I think.

I think I'd be starting to worry....

Well, I'm still vaguely wondering, but I guess as long as the smell doesn't come back, and it carries on doing its job, I'll probably be suitably reassured in a few loads' time.

Hmm, everyone else seems to be worrying, but I was going to say that in my experience, just about every new appliance from vacuums to microwaves smells odd the first few times you use it.

Remind me of that when our house burns down just after we've bought a new dishwasher, eh??!!


Yeah, well, I'm sitting here in a nice fluffy newly-tumble-dried bathrobe and feeling very domestic, and the house hasn't burned down yet, so hopefully odd smell is gone for good :)

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