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    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 6th Mar 18, 7:23 PM
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    Washing Machine lid is cracking
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    • 6th Mar 18, 7:23 PM
    Washing Machine lid is cracking 6th Mar 18 at 7:23 PM
    I have no idea where to put this so thought I would try here.

    I wiped my washing machine down. Thought it was a dog hair. But nope the plastic top that goes from the dispensing drawer and up towards the lid is cracking.

    I have owned numerous machines in my life but have never seen anything like that before. The crack seems to have started by the dispensing drawer and moving upwards. Nothing has been dropped and on it and even if it did the crack started on the flat front. The machine was purchase in sept 2016.





    Anyone else come across something like this before????

    Thanks in advance

    Yours

    Calley x
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

    Good enough is almost always good enough -Prof Barry Schwartz

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
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    • bris
    • By bris 6th Mar 18, 7:42 PM
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    Is that a dent on the left hand side about half way up the crack?
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 6th Mar 18, 7:55 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 7:55 PM
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    Is that a dent on the left hand side about half way up the crack?
    Originally posted by bris

    Nope that was a drop of fluid.

    It seems to be going up and not a crack coming down. I have put a mark on the top of crack to see if gets any bigger

    Just really strange.

    Yours

    Calley x
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 6th Mar 18, 8:20 PM
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    If the top is made of chipboard, MDF or similar it can swell due to the heat & moisture around. The plastic around it then cracks when it can't take any more. It was very common years ago.
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 6th Mar 18, 9:31 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 9:31 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 9:31 PM
    I wouldn't worry if it was mine. It's cosmetic, can't see how it could affect the use or efficiency of the machine.

    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 6th Mar 18, 10:16 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:16 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:16 PM
    I wouldn't worry if it was mine. It's cosmetic, can't see how it could affect the use or efficiency of the machine.
    Originally posted by societys child
    Not worried. But just want to know why. I have not abused the machine. And its only 18 months old.

    If it was an really old machine then I would be like it down to age.

    It was not hugely expensive. But still don't expect the fascia to start cracking all over the place after 18 months and 3-4 washes a week in it.

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    Calley x
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

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    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 6th Mar 18, 10:19 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:19 PM
    If the top is made of chipboard, MDF or similar it can swell due to the heat & moisture around. The plastic around it then cracks when it can't take any more. It was very common years ago.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    I am 45 years old and in all my time of owning and if needed taking the lid off of a washing machine have never seen one with an MDF top.

    Normally plastic fascia with metal lid. Which I believe what this one is.

    Yours

    Calley x
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 7th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
    I am 45 years old and in all my time of owning and if needed taking the lid off of a washing machine have never seen one with an MDF top.

    Calley x
    Originally posted by calleyw
    I worked for Hotpoint for13 years, the machines had chipboard lids covered with Formica. I just assumed some may be MDF. The plastic trim around the edges often cracked.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
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