Caravan washing machine

Submitted: Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 13:54
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The Sphere Haier washing machines are badly/cheaply made, perform badly and basically cheap and nasty. Went and had a look at a 3.2kg Lemair this morning and sadly is a rebadged cheap and nasty Haier like the Sphere and seriously overpriced.

Is anybody using the Camec washing machine?
If you are does it work in manual operation OK?
Does it spin without going out of balance EVERY single time and up to 10 times like the terrible Sphere Haier?

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Reply By: DesF - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 19:36

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 19:36
I have a unbranded one which can do the dishes as well, have had it for 48 years . XX
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Follow Up By: Thinkin - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 20:57

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 20:57
We are talking about (caravan washing machine) , could you give us more details if your game. I think the idea is try and be helpful.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 20:59

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 20:59
And still unbranded? Who knows who it is?
No instructions or warranty papers then!!!
Daylight Solar powered only, or will it also operate at night on stored energy?
What footprint does it have in the van?
Easily packed away or a bulky unit?
Can it be switched off or just always on standby?

So many questions unanswered.
Caravan owners need to know this stuff.
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Follow Up By: Travelling - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:19

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:19
Sadly this forum is becoming a kindergarten lately.
Inane posts are worthless and useless electrons to see their name up in lighs :(
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Reply By: Bigfish - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:29

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:29
Here is a review I found on google

Can't let it get splashed or keep it in a highly moist environment.

????? reviewed on Feb 06, 2014

I've had the Camec washing machine for about three months now and as I had found it tricky to get information about it before my purchase, I thought that it might be a good idea to give some info here.

The thing that surprised me the most about this machine was the fact that you can't let it get splashed or keep it in an area of extremely high moisture. Yep that's right, you probably couldn't keep it in most bathrooms! As I had particularly bought this machine because it was small enough to fit in my tiny bathroom, I was not happy about this. I shower in the bathroom and had also planned to fill the machine with water by hand (thereby risking splashing). To get around this I decided to keep it in the bedroom and I made a protective cover for it out of plastic sheeting which I cut a hole in the top of to allow access to the lid. Whew, I wish that I had known about these things before buying it.

Some other things that you may like to know are:
* It only takes cold water.
* It doesn't have a gentle cycle. Though the pause button on the machine allows you to cut short the wash time which may help you overcome this.
* It has fairly flexible washing cycles and you can set it to automatically do any of the following: wash/rinse/spin...wash/rinse...rinse/spin...spin...rapid wash.
* If the machine is left idle for more than 10 minutes it will automatically switch off. This has proven to be a bit of a pain for me as if I don't get to the machine within the 10 minutes to fill it up with water it'll switch off. Too bad if I can't remember where the cycle was up to.
* It becomes unbalanced often during the spin cycle and you might like to get to it quickly when this happens as it doesn't stop quickly enough in my opinion. Also this causes it to automatically try to right itself by refilling with water and doing another rinse, a real waste of water.
* The other thing that I had trouble with was the adjustable leg which is used to level the machine. I couldn't figure out how to get the screw to move to keep it set it to the correct height. I ended up putting it at the height I needed and just holding it in place with some sticky tape. Perhaps someone handier than me could have figured this out though.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:30

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:30
Forgot to add that the chap had the machine for about a week and was doing 2 washes a day to make sure all is.
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Follow Up By: Travelling - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 17:47

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 17:47
Bigfish thanks so much for that. Is sincerely appreciated.
The Sphere suffers all the same issues, especially going out of balance. Can take up to 10 series button pushes to get the machine to spin. Thing is as the review says wants to add water all the time and when you are manually washing you don't have water connected. Consequently you have 4 button presses to get back to the spin only cycle.
The Sphere washing is low quality badly engineered and low quality and Camec sounds the same.
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