You’ll never ‘wash’ alone: Zanussi washing machine turns 31

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Frank Fairclough, 72, of Mossley Hill, Liverpool has celebrated more than three decades with his Zanussi washing machine. 3,224 loads, 32,240 items of clothing washed and 4,836 hours of laundry later, and his FL811 washing machine is still spinning strong.

Frank (pictured) commented: “I bought my Zanussi washing machine in 1987 from Comet for £180 because it was reasonably priced and looked good. It’s amazing to think how long it has lasted me. I’ve never had to get it repaired or replace any parts.”

Zanussi head of marketing Chris George said: “We were delighted when Mr Fairclough reached out to tell us that he has had his washing machine for 31 years and it’s still running perfectly. Here at Zanussi, we’ve been making washing machines for over 100 years. At the heart of everything we do is a promise to make robust, reliable appliances that make home life simpler.

“To celebrate the washing machine’s 31st birthday we have donated a brand new Zanussi ZWF01483WH front loader washing machine to Mr Fairclough’s local homeless football team to help them achieve a superior clean for years and years (and years!) to come.”

Liverpool Homeless Football Team manager Stuart Carrington said: “When we heard that Zanussi wanted to give us a washing machine, we were elated. We don’t have a dedicated laundry room at the training grounds so my wife washes all the team’s kit after every match. We hope our machine serves us as well as Mr Fairclough’s, so we can keep our players’ kits clean for decades to come!”

Frank added: “I think it’s marvellous what Zanussi are doing for the team. My washing machine has never let me down and so I hope the team’s machine stays spinning strong for far more than 30 years.”

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