I know it's not the cheapest price for this high quality 7kg washing machine, but John Lewis stores (and http://www.johnlewis.com)
are running a promotion with Panasonic which sees this machine come with a standard 2 year warranty, plus an additionl 4 year warranty by redemption.
Redemption form here: http://www.johnlewis.com/jl_assets/pdf/14995_pan_5_year_indy_aw.pdf
Looks very straight forward, and with the customer service of John Lewis behind it you know you'll be well covered.
Looks like a cracking deal and if you can find a retailer in the vacinity of a John Lewis store with a lower price then John Lewis will match that and you will have a fantastic bargain.