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Zanussi ZWD14270W - Delay timer?

Dear Guru's!

Have just received deliver of our new washer/dryer. Being failry eco friendly, we were interested in the energy savings this model offered and the fact that we could delay start a program, very hady given the hours myself and my girlfriend both work. Unfortunately, there's nothing in the manual describing this feature and Zanussi say it doesn't have a delay start. It was purchased with Comet who advertise it as having this feature. Unsure now if we will return it as being sold incorrectly but I'm wondering if it is perhaps an un-documented feature? Comet are not the only on-line retailers advertising this model of washer/dryer having the delay start feature, so they're all wrong?

Look forwards to any assistance you may be able to offer.

Kind regards,

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    have just bought this washer/dryer from John Lewis specifically because it had a timer delay. We also cannot find out how it works can any one help?

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    Ditto - arrived this morning, bought from John Lewis over the cheaper Zanussi because it had the delayed start, and we're on economy 7. Phoned John Lewis and they are going to contact Electrolux (Zanussi brand owners) and get back to me...



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According to the Dixons website, the ZWD14270W (1400rpm) + ZWD16270W (1600rpm) do not come with a delay timer. However, the ZWD12270W (1200rpm) does.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008



Ditto - it arrived this morning, also purchased from John Lewis over the cheaper Zanussi model specifically for the timer start feature. JL are going to check with Electrolux (Zanussi brand owners) and let me know...

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