1. Conditioner inclined to syphon away unless extremely careful about quantity used. 2. No pre-wash compartment. 3. No ability to clean pump and drain: machine requires stripping if something from the wash gets stuck. 4. REALLY IRRITATING that certain washes limit the spin speed; eg, cannot wash cottons at 30 and if using synthetics for the 30 wash of cottons, limit of 1200 spin on 1400 machine. 5. Although washes relatively well according to tests, water and energy use relatively high; 6. Can only fit 8kg in an allegedly 10kg machine (and drum is same volume as 9kg); 7. Wretched sealed drum: non-repairable when bearing fails so whole machine needs scrapping: desperately wasteful.