£350 (but £267.50 with code+C/B) Bosch WAQ283S1GB 8KG A+++ 1400RPM Washing Machine (2 Year Guarantee) @ ao.com with further £30 Off Promo Code and 15% Quidco Cashback
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£350 (but £267.50 with code+C/B) Bosch WAQ283S1GB 8KG A+++ 1400RPM Washing Machine (2 Year Guarantee) @ ao.com with further £30 Off Promo Code and 15% Quidco Cashback

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Found 8th Feb 2015
Looking for a washing machine, found this Bosch WAQ283S1GB 8KG at ao.com. I'm no expert on washing machines and I stand to be corrected but this seems to be one of the most energy efficient on the market and a lot of the reviewers seem to comment on the very low spin noise, the Bosch marketing spiel refers to this as Eco Silent. This also seems to come with one of the newer motors which do not use typical bushes which tend to wear out thus promising longer reliability, Bosch on their web site mentions the motor comes with a 10 year parts warranty.

Quidco are offering £30 code off £350 spend ending 9/2/15 and further 10% cash back which also ends 9/2/15, the 10% seems to come and go. UPDATE: Quidco have increased Cashback to 15% valid until 10/2/15.

Update: Quidco worked out the 15% cashback on the full amount of £350 even though I paid £320 using the £30 discount code, cashback amount is showing tracked at £52.50. So total works out to be £267.50.

Machine comes with 2 year guarantee and free delivery. John Lewis have the same machine at £349.00.

Hope this helps someone out as HUKD has definitely saved me a fortune in the past.

Update: It looks like ao.com have put the price up to £399.99. One option might be to get them to price match with John Lewis as they do state they do this on their web site.

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Good price!

Brushless motor! Should last a very long time!

Original Poster

Good news, delivery confirmed by ao.com for this Friday, good service from them so far.

Luv ao.com

Bought a fridge, cooker and washing machine from them giving me £20 off for the lot plus TCB 10% (£40) cashback on the washing machine (Samsung WF70F5E2W4X_SI Washing Machine in Chrome Price £399.00) and £50 Samsung redemption and extra £30 off code used over the weekend making it a bargain!

Used ao.com before and they are such a good company

Sackboy1

Brushless motor! Should last a very long time!



Agree - Currently own an 8 year old Bosch Classix which has been used about 5 times per week - 1st repair done last month to replace brushes in motor (cost £45 incl. labour and parts)

Original Poster

As lovelylovelydoll mentioned I think I did see another £20 pound off if you combined the washing machine with a second appliance purchase, did not want to get to greedy:)

seems a good deal:-)

Sackboy1

Brushless motor! Should last a very long time!



Even a non-brushless will last a long time if looked after. I just replaced the brushes on my current Bosch machine after a good 14 years of use.

makda

Agree - Currently own an 8 year old Bosch Classix which has been used … Agree - Currently own an 8 year old Bosch Classix which has been used about 5 times per week - 1st repair done last month to replace brushes in motor (cost £45 incl. labour and parts)


So, one poster states "Brushless" whereupon the next poster agrees, but then goes on to state "incidentally, just replaced the brushes"! Made me chuckle. X)

Also, whilst I agree it's a great deal and I also only have good things to say about ao, I would caution that cashback (Quidco) is not guaranteed.
Edited by: "Brewer" 9th Feb 2015

Sackboy1

Brushless motor! Should last a very long time!


Yes the motor will last a long time, but instead of having to replace a pair of brushes which cost about £8 and can be done DIY, you will need to replace the drum bearing as these types of machines get through them much faster than the other kind.
The cost might well write the machine off.

Thoughtful

Yes the motor will last a long time, but instead of having to replace a … Yes the motor will last a long time, but instead of having to replace a pair of brushes which cost about £8 and can be done DIY, you will need to replace the drum bearing as these types of machines get through them much faster than the other kind.The cost might well write the machine off.



How does a brushless motor wear bearings out quicker?

Anyone see any bargains on a silver fridge on a o. Thinking off pulling the trigger on this and a new fridge

Can you place two separate orders to get the full money off a fridge and a washer?

Sackboy1

How does a brushless motor wear bearings out quicker?



It probably doesn't. Unless it's a direct drive model.

I assume this has a brushless motor which dries the drum via a rubber belt?

Why are the cost of Bosch's built in washing machines so much more than the free standing ones?? Having a new kitchen installed soon and just don't want the flow of the doors interrupted by an ugly washing machine front sticking out. Approx £300 more for a Bosch built in one. Going to have to go the Beko route, I'm afraid. Having said that, our current WM is a Beko and that hasn't missed a beat in 5 years.

HudlUserDOTcom

It probably doesn't. Unless it's a direct drive model.I assume this has a … It probably doesn't. Unless it's a direct drive model.I assume this has a brushless motor which dries the drum via a rubber belt?



Thanks.

Saying a brushless motor wears the drum bearings out quicker is like saying petrol cars wear their wheel bearings out quicker than diesel cars.

Banned

bellboys

Why are the cost of Bosch's built in washing machines so much more than … Why are the cost of Bosch's built in washing machines so much more than the free standing ones?? Having a new kitchen installed soon and just don't want the flow of the doors interrupted by an ugly washing machine front sticking out. Approx £300 more for a Bosch built in one. Going to have to go the Beko route, I'm afraid. Having said that, our current WM is a Beko and that hasn't missed a beat in 5 years.


They mark up the integrated appliances more, it's just a way to make more profit. The margin on freestanding appliances is around 15% on integrated it can be 70% or more

Sackboy1

How does a brushless motor wear bearings out quicker?


According to some washing machine repair man I read blogging on the web, the belt absorbs the vibration of the spinning drum, and the additional weight of the motor on the back of the drum amplifies the vibrations as well, like adding extra load.

He concluded that what you gained on the swings you lost on the roundabouts.

There's a write up here, it's not a free lunch despite the manufacturers promises & claims:

ukwhitegoods.co.uk/hel…tml

bellboys

Why are the cost of Bosch's built in washing machines so much more than … Why are the cost of Bosch's built in washing machines so much more than the free standing ones?? Having a new kitchen installed soon and just don't want the flow of the doors interrupted by an ugly washing machine front sticking out. Approx £300 more for a Bosch built in one. Going to have to go the Beko route, I'm afraid. Having said that, our current WM is a Beko and that hasn't missed a beat in 5 years.


I know, the better quality brands charge a fortune for them. I doubt there is a technical reason, i guess they think that people that can afford to have a new kitchen fitted can afford to pay a lot for a washing machine. This seems to be the case with microwaves and all other integrated appliances. Buying 2nd hand is an option you might want to think about.
Edited by: "nirvanaman" 9th Feb 2015

nirvanaman

I know, the better quality brands charge a fortune for them. I doubt … I know, the better quality brands charge a fortune for them. I doubt there is a technical reason, i guess they think that people that can afford to have a new kitchen fitted can afford to pay a lot for a washing machine. This seems to be the case with microwaves and all other integrated appliances. Buying 2nd hand is an option you might want to think about.




No chance of buying a second hand WM, I'm going the Beko route (same warranty as Bosch). The 1600rpm model is pretty identical specs-wise to the one (non integrated) one we currently have and that is still going fault-free after 5 years (bought in 2009 for £189 from the now-demised Comet after a tip off on here). As regards a built in microwave I got lucky there as picked up a Russell Hobbs 25 litre combi (has a convection oven as well as grill) for £91 from Amazon warehouse deal (used - like new and basically a customer return that didn't appear to have been taken out of the box. Plus the assurance of a free return if not as expected). Also managed to get good spec Bosch built in oven and gas hob for a combined £320 from Currys with Quidco and Bosch cash back. There are bargains out there if you look...


Edited by: "bellboys" 9th Feb 2015

makda

Agree - Currently own an 8 year old Bosch Classix which has been used … Agree - Currently own an 8 year old Bosch Classix which has been used about 5 times per week - 1st repair done last month to replace brushes in motor (cost £45 incl. labour and parts)



I have one of those too about the same age. I replaced the brushes just over a year ago. Did it myself for less than a fiver

Bought thanks

makda

Agree - Currently own an 8 year old Bosch Classix which has been used … Agree - Currently own an 8 year old Bosch Classix which has been used about 5 times per week - 1st repair done last month to replace brushes in motor (cost £45 incl. labour and parts)



My 8 year old one needed brushes last year too but I wanted a new one so told OH the engineer guy said it was fortune to repair. Got my new Bosch.

Sackboy1

Thanks.Saying a brushless motor wears the drum bearings out quicker is … Thanks.Saying a brushless motor wears the drum bearings out quicker is like saying petrol cars wear their wheel bearings out quicker than diesel cars.



I agree with the pretence, but I think your analogy is wrong. I think you could argue that a diesel car could wear out front wheel bearings quicker than a petrol one as a diesel engine tends to be heavier, leading to more strain on the part

Now, <270 for a Bosch is very good, maybe it's time to pull the plug on my not great but reliable 14 year old 1000rpm budget machine..!


Thanks P_Wilson. We already have a washing machine but were after a tumble dryer and one of the two on the shortlist was a Bosch, so a nice saving.

I didn't enjoy the AO delivery experience. good dead tho.

Anyone know if this will be honoured?

ao.com/pro…spx?cmredirectionvalue=RB29FSRNDSA

£429 – (£25 cashback) – AO £30 discount code – 15% cashback quidco = £318


Thanks. After a new washer as well as new fridge so thinking off using these quidco offers before they expire.

Original Poster

tazg101 - I think the 15% Quidco C/B only applies to Bosch, standard fridges and other appliances show at 2% C/B

Thanks for the post, brought ! Quidco already tracked £52.35 making the total cost to £266.65. My 12 years old Miele just died , I changed the brushes but still show fault.I must admit looking inside the Miele is impressive - stainless steel outer drums , cast iron balance weights, robust components etc. Although the Miele is engineered like a tank but there are numerous small or big things that could go wrong and it make it uneconomical to repair especially for a old machine.The cheapest Miele cost twice of this Bosch! I will be happy if this Bosch can last 8 years like my previous Bosch and I think it's lower cost per year than my Miele !

Now showing £399?

grr , now adds to the basket at £399

P_Wilson

tazg101 - I think the 15% Quidco C/B only applies to Bosch, standard … tazg101 - I think the 15% Quidco C/B only applies to Bosch, standard fridges and other appliances show at 2% C/B




I could use the 10% and £30 code:

Use this code to get £30 off your order when you spend £349 or more on large kitchen appliances

Original Poster

tazg101 - see my comment about getting ao.com to price match John Lewis who are selling the machine at £349, just bear in mind that the £30 off code is due to expire today. Here is a link to ao.com price match page: http://ao.com/services/price-match-promise.aspx

Even though Quidco states 10% and £30 off, they did actually honor the 15% and £30 off for me and it looks like others.
Edited by: "P_Wilson" 9th Feb 2015

Bought this exact washing machine from ao.com for £399 at Christmas when moving to a new house... highly recommend.

Sorry, but what is the code to get £30 off please?

Save30

Thoughtful

Yes the motor will last a long time, but instead of having to replace a … Yes the motor will last a long time, but instead of having to replace a pair of brushes which cost about £8 and can be done DIY, you will need to replace the drum bearing as these types of machines get through them much faster than the other kind.The cost might well write the machine off.



You might be getting confused between 'brushless motor' and 'direct drive', two entirely different things. Brushless motors can still use a belt to transfer rotation from the motor to the drum. 'Direct drive' machines usually have the motor mounted on the rear of the drum. It's still possible to have a brushless, direct-drive machine, but Bosch's 'Ecosilence drive' is not of this design, having the motor hanging from the drum in the same manner as a non-direct drive machine.

If you're so inclined, search YouTube for "Bosch Logixx Ecosilence Drive" to see how a brushless motor can be packaged into a similar-sized chassis to a brushed motor and then used in the same way.

Search YouTube for "Washing machines with Bosch EcoSilence Drive motor", at around 0:26 you can see the location of the brushless motor underneath the drum.
Edited by: "howarthcd" 9th Feb 2015

howarthcd

You might be getting confused between 'brushless motor' and 'direct … You might be getting confused between 'brushless motor' and 'direct drive', two entirely different things. Brushless motors can still use a belt to transfer rotation from the motor to the drum. 'Direct drive' machines usually have the motor mounted on the rear of the drum. It's still possible to have a brushless, direct-drive machine, but Bosch's 'Ecosilence drive' is not of this design, having the motor hanging from the drum in the same manner as a non-direct drive machine.If you're so inclined, search YouTube for "Bosch Logixx Ecosilence Drive" to see how a brushless motor can be packaged into a similar-sized chassis to a brushed motor and then used in the same way.Search YouTube for "Washing machines with Bosch EcoSilence Drive motor", at around 0:26 you can see the location of the brushless motor underneath the drum.


Yes I have equated brushless with direct drive which as you say is different.

price is 399. Seems no one to make the price match now.

Just been on the phone with them. AO is no longer paying cashback (TCB or Quidco) for a few months now.
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