Hotpoint Signature WMEF722BC Washing Machine, 7kg Load, A++ Energy Rating, 1200rpm Spin, White

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Designed by Makio Hasuike exclusively for John Lewis

Enjoy outstanding cleaning performance with the Hotpoint WMEF722BC washing machine. Its 7kg capacity holds more than enough space for a busy household, and with 16 programmes there is a setting for every wash load.

The anti-allergy cycle is particularly acclaimed: this programme uses a combination of high temperatures and extra rinsing to significantly reduce major allergens, and is endorsed by Allergy UK. Hotpoint’s revolutionary Anti-stain cycle cleverly manages water, agitation and temperature to ensure the hardest of stains are lifted - including fruit, blood, chocolate, grass and felt-tip pen. It constantly protects colours and fabrics too, and this all works without the need for pre-treatment.

Using the dedicated Whites cycle your clothes are kept brighter for longer, and your woollens will be perfectly cared for too thanks to the wool cycle being endorsed with the prestigious Platinum Care Woolmark. Hotpoint’s innovative Sunwash Hot and Cold system fill, saves money and energy as hot water use is regulated, as and when required, for the perfect washing results. The machine will only draw in hot water on washes over 50 degrees. Washes of 20, 30 or 40 degrees will draw in cold water only.  A "Y" connector is supplied with the WMEF722BC for connection to cold water only supply.

Selecting the intensity of your wash is easy too with the cleaning action selector: simply decide between Delicate, Normal and Intensive options. And with a Time Saver option, you can reduce the length of programmes for when you need your clothes in a hurry.

A handy digital display provides information on the selected programme, and the time remaining until the end of the programme. The delay timer lets you choose when you want the programme to start, for ultimate convenience. A cool white finish with a striking anthracite door tops off this machine.

For over 100 years, Hotpoint have made life easier and delivered outstanding results with their innovative and intelligent appliances.

Automatic Load Adjustment Information Automatically adjusts water level for a smaller load, thus saving time and money
Yes (auto)
Delay Start
Delicate Wash
Digital display
H85 x W59.5 x D54cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information Amount of energy used during standard 60ºC cotton cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Estimated Annual Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Hand wash Information Special programme for delicates
Load Capacity Information Maximum washing load the drum can take
Maximum Spin Speed Information The faster the spin, the more water is removed in the spin cycle
Model name / number
Number of Programs
Online Exclusive Information This product is not available in John Lewis branches
Program Sequence Indicator Information Tells you progress of washing cycle
Quick wash Information Speedy programme when you need items cleaned quickly
Spin performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Time remaining indicator Information Tells you how long the programme's got to go
Variable temperature control Information Variable temperature selections to choose from to suit your requirements.
Wash performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Water supply (fill type) Information Whether mains cold and hot water used. Cold water only is better as mains hot water is normally hotter than most programmes so will need cooling
Hot and cold fill
Wool Programme Information Gentle programme for washable woollens


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available


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Washer Connection

The charge for this service includes:

  • Connection of the new appliance to a standard domestic water connection point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing 3-pin 13amp electricity point within 1 metre of the installation location (we are unable to connect to a 'hardwired' electricity point)
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing waste outlet within 1 metre of the installation location
  • A test wash to ensure the appliance is filling and draining correctly
  • Removal of all packaging

Washer Disposal

The charge for this service includes the removal and disposal of your old washing machine or washer dryer for reuse or recycling

Q & As

Hotpoint Signature WMEF722BC Washing Machine, 7kg Load, A++ Energy Rating, 1200rpm Spin, White 4.3 5 16 16
Look no further. Job done - this is the one. After spending many an hour researching a replacement washing machine this Hotpoint model fits the bill. I'm really pleased with the size of the drum, the washing time with time saver mode, delay timer and count down clock. It's important too that the machine switches off after a programme. Purchased from John Lewis with delivery included. Spend a little more and the old machine is taken away for recycling. 16 December 2014
Unreliable The machine stopped working after 11 months. I called service department and was told I should purchase further extended insurance or I would be charged £110 for the call out. I waited 5 days - Service engineer called but he did not have the part and had to put it order. He was unable to tell me when the repair would be done. Strongly suggest purchase another model! 20 October 2014
Great machine Very pleased with my new Hotpoint . Love that you can do a quick wash and can choose the temperature and spin speed. Seem to be using programme 10 the most and washing is coming out very clean and dry even on the 1000 spin. Love that the machine counts down to the finish time, and you do not have to wait for a time release to open the door unless you put on the child lock. 16 September 2014
Does everything that is required from a washing machine Overall we are very pleased with the machine. It operates very well, has easy to use and understand controls. It is very quiet when operating. The only negative thing that we have noticed is that the clothes seem to be very hard when washed without a conditioner something that we have not used in the passed. 27 August 2014
Good simple machine This machine is very quiet in operation, seems to use very little water but still gets everything clean. Although only a 1200 rpm spin, the washing comes out with as little residual water as our old machine that spun at 1600 rpm. Having both hot and cold feed fitted in well with our plumbing. The compact size was also an advantage as it is housed in a cupboard. 19 August 2014
Very quiet machine Very happy to write this review the machine is everything and more,you are virtually choosing your own programme. The temperature control and reduce time options means you can wash your clothes at your own programme and know your washing will be clean even at lower temperatures.i have used several Combinations and been very happy with all results. The machine has both hot and cold fill which very few makes offer. 08 July 2014
really good machine I have always had hotpoint machines. When bought this one it was a bit daunting as my other machine was select cycle and start. This is the same but wash takes bit longer and has time saver which I use all the time. I am very pleased with it. Don't be put off by all the simbles on the front. The hand book was self explanatory thank you hotpoint 08 July 2014
No 50 or 90 deg wash! Just received the washing machine the other day. I bought it because it was a hot and cold fill and not many makers produced them now. I am very disappointed to find there is no 50 or 90 deg wash on this machine - two setting I have always used on other makes. I feel It is more hygienic to wash dish towels, hand and bath towels at 90. Washing powders claim to take out stains but that does not kill germs. I very seldom use 60 and the setting for 40 takes in no hot water. I assumed there would be a 50 setting taking in hot and cold water :-( I should have enlarged the photo of the machine settings on here before buying but assumed it would have a 90 deg wash as I've never had one before that didn't. Must say the low temp washes have turned out well and it's a very quiet machine that spins really dry. I will just have to go back in time and boil my dishcloths and towel in a pot :-) 07 June 2014
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