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Washing machine - reliable brands?

doughnutman Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Hi all, im looking for a new washing machine. On a budget so don't want to spend too much. My last two have been Indesit models averaging 2yrs per machine. The 5yr guarantee which comes with the machine is only for parts and I have to pay for expensive indesit repair men. I heard that new Bosch machines include 2yrs parts and labour. would anyone recommend Bosch or any others with good guarantee/service included?

thanks.

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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Yes, I'd recommend Bosch, Mine has been flawless, It's 5 years old used constantly, Family home loads of kids. Miele also have good rep but are relatively expensive.

If you buy a cheap one, Make sure it's anything other than Hotpoint/Indesit, Hoover/Candy and you should get fair value for money.

May be consider one from John Lewis as they are supposedly good with warranty.

John Lewis branded washing machines are made by Electrolux ( Zanuzzi ) apparently, I've never had any issues with Zanuzzi in previous machines but they get mixed views these days.
#2
UK Whitegoods is a good resource for reading the up-to-date assessment of brands.

From what I can remember, Bosch are decent, but to avoid the cheaper-made Classix range (I think UKWG said that cheaper Bosch-es are made in Poland and more expensive ranges in Germany, that might have changed).

Miele is the ultimate for brand reliability and build, and they have generous guarantees, but they cost a premium too.

http://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/category/buying-appliances/buying-washing-machines/
http://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/which-are-the-most-reliable-and-the-least-reliable-makes-of-washing-machine/
http://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/5-tips-for-buying-a-new-appliance/

Edited By: louiselouise on Sep 30, 2014 09:41: e
#3
Bosch are fine.

Samsung are offering 5 year parts and labour guarantee on some models see link.

http://www.samsung.com/uk/homeappliancewarranty/

This may 'fit the bill'. http://www.euronics.co.uk/laundry/washing-machines/samsung-245wf70f5e3w4w/1929

Some of the Miele range offer 10 year parts and labour - but I don't think you wanted to stretch your budget to 'a grand'!
#4
Cheaper Bosch are made in Spain.
#5
got a panasonic £380 with 5 year parts and labour warranty :)


machine i have is whisper quiet

panasonic have been making washing machines for the domestic market(japan ) for ages



Edited By: mattmerch on Sep 30, 2014 10:56: more info
#6
I have an LG one (Inverter driven) and its so quiet in operation. Its the quietest washing machine ive come accross anyway. Have a look and id give it consideration...

http://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/p/f1296tda/lg-f1296tda-freestanding-washing-machine

it is £319 + Delivery
#7
Bosch / Siemens for me - they are the same company.
#8
Here's a thread that mentions LG (direct drive), Samsung and Hotpoint (who I know get a bad rap these days) http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4364305

Newer thread here asking for advice: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5071848&highlight=washing+machine
#9
Just to add, Anything over 1400 spin will add little benefit, In fact the faster it spins the quicker it'll wear out the bearings. 1400 rpm is about the most efficient they get.
#10
I agree with shauneco..having worked for both Hotpoint / Indestit and Hoover Candy they are not that great. My washer dryer died on me and they wanted £120 to get a engineer so I threw it out. If you want a cheaper appliance the BEKO range has come on in leaps and bounds and has been run by Electrolux guys for years and they seem to have it right after their dodgy start. Their Hero products are excellent (Top of the range).
Miele is very expensive for what they are but they are very shortly bringing out a range of Mobile phone controllable products.
Bosch again don't touch their lower range Classix but new on the block Samsung (5 year warantee), Panasonic all worth a punt. Good luck
#11
Are Whirlpool any good?
#12
I wouldn't touch beko with a barge pole
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29376845

having dangerous electronics is bad enough, adopting an apathetic stance in light of this serious safety contravention is extremely dangerous, as a poor man sadly found out in the worst way possible
#13
I have a large capacity Samsung cost around £550 with 5 yr parts and labour. I have had it for just over a year and very happy with it. I too had a fall out with Hotpoint as in my opinion they just want you to keep buying new or more breakdown cover.
#14
DennisG
I wouldn't touch beko with a barge pole
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29376845

having dangerous electronics is bad enough, adopting an apathetic stance in light of this serious safety contravention is extremely dangerous, as a poor man sadly found out in the worst way possible

They recalled them all and he didn't bother..as i said they are a lot better now
#15
Hey thanks for all the info. I was originally looking at one of the Bosch classix models but after all your comments I may reconsider!
#16
doughnutman
Hey thanks for all the info. I was originally looking at one of the Bosch classix models but after all your comments I may reconsider!

Get a beko you wont regret it.
#17
You can't beat a Beko for the price. 8)
#18
Probably a bit late now but there's a well-regarded LG direct drive 7kg washer at Currys here for £279: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-f14b8qda-washing-machine-white-was-549-99-now-279-free-delivery-currys-2015370#post22967624
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