Miele W1914 7KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine £824 / £774 after Miele Cashback @ Premier Electrics
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Miele W1914 7KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine £824 / £774 after Miele Cashback @ Premier Electrics

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Found 26th Aug 2013
Have been looking for a Miele washing machine for a while after a relative who worked at Curry's for many years recommended them for longevity and overall quality. He sold washing machines for a living and said he has never once had a complaint about one, whereas Beko's, Hotpoint's, etc are prone to regular returns and customer complaints, especially after a year or two. He himself has a Miele which has been without fault for 10 years plus and my uncle has one too approaching 20 years without any issues.

This one is a very good spec A+++ rated (website says A+ but I have confirmed with Premier Electrics they buy them to order and supply the latest model as per the Miele spec on the website: http://www.miele.co.uk/washing-machines/W1914-1/) and available with £50 cashback directly with Miele if purchased between 1st June and 30th September 2013, from any of their retailers except John Lewis and Currys: miele.co.uk/pro…way.

This is not a cheap washing machine, and their are other good German washing machines with 5 year warranty's for less than half the price, but following my reaserach if you are specifically in the market for a Miele due their build and unmatched life expectancy, I think this is a great deal. 5 year warranty too: miele.co.uk/pro…es/

Miele website cost for the machine is £1,019 and Curry's £949. There are cheaper prices on the web around the £850-880 mark before the cash back, but are not as good as this deal because of delivery charges, etc.

First post so hope its well received! Thanks

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Miele are the Rolls Royce of washing machines. They used to have a ten year guarantee before. If you're undecided, there is a dedicated washing machine forum, just Google for it, and they will probably tell you the same thing.

We have this machine. Its fantastc. Easy to use, only a few buttons, great wash and a plus rated. Well worth the money, will last forever.

The Miele washing machine I use most days is 15 years old and it looks, inside and out, like it was just delivered. It also runs as well as it did on day 1 and hasn't needed any repairs (so far!). Worth every penny if you can.

Why the cold vote?

Some people on here don't understand quality!

To the cold voters - stick to your Beko!

masif1

Why the cold vote?Some people on here don't understand quality!To the … Why the cold vote?Some people on here don't understand quality!To the cold voters - stick to your Beko!



Because it's not a 25p Tesco chocolate bar - those are the deals that get the heat from the average HUKD punter these days!
Anything in the appliance line that costs a bit more than a Beko, regardless of quality, usually gets voted down. Their loss - Miele are the only domestic machines built to last now.

Be careful, Miele isn't the quality they used to be. Living so near the factory (in Gutersloeh) Miele have changed to being manufactured and made in Germany to being assembled only in the factory. I am sure they are still quality machines, but they are not what they once used to be!

muddyfox470

Be careful, Miele isn't the quality they used to be. Living so near the … Be careful, Miele isn't the quality they used to be. Living so near the factory (in Gutersloeh) Miele have changed to being manufactured and made in Germany to being assembled only in the factory. I am sure they are still quality machines, but they are not what they once used to be!



What is, though? They're still streaks ahead of anything else on the market, and for another £149 you can buy a full 10 year parts and labour warranty - 10 years cost-free washing!

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Miele have Hotpoint/Indesit components inside - so the repair guy who attended to sort our washer dryer machine out informed me.
I like Miele, that said. as they used to be fitted to British nuclear powered subs as theW/M) were reliable.

muddyfox470

Be careful, Miele isn't the quality they used to be. Living so near the … Be careful, Miele isn't the quality they used to be. Living so near the factory (in Gutersloeh) Miele have changed to being manufactured and made in Germany to being assembled only in the factory. I am sure they are still quality machines, but they are not what they once used to be!



I agree. We have had a Miele dishwasher for over 20 years that is still going strong, but the clothes washing machine bought much more recently has already had a failed electric valve and has started tripping the mains RCD (earth trip). I can still run it but only by disconnecting the earth in the lead (do NOT do this). It seems to be washing with very little water too. Don't know if that is meant to be a feature or is another problem.

For the money, you could have two lesser machines which might together last longer (and you would get upgraded features at the changeover in the middle). The wife still wants Miele, but she doesn't do the washing any more.

'NB: Please note that we only deliver to the following areas: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Wiltshire & The Midlands.'

Very strange.
People up North cannot afford quality ?

I am all for paying a little extra for quality and reliability (maybe also a for style) but this just seems a little too expensive. Given most manufacturers are not looking to increase their profits it inevertably leads to a reduction in quality. When the rubber door seal became damaged on my 10 year old Siemens machine I needed a machine quickly so went to Comet and picked up a Hotpoint 8Kg, 1400 spin machine on offer for £260. It is nearly 5 years old now and looks as good as the day I installed it. Easy to use and has been completely reliable even though it is used almost daily.

I am now very unlikely to spend a large amount on any future replacement as the numbers just don't stack up. If this was maybe £650 - £ 750 with a 10 year warranty it may be worth it.

Newbold

What is, though? They're still streaks ahead of anything else on the … What is, though? They're still streaks ahead of anything else on the market, and for another £149 you can buy a full 10 year parts and labour warranty - 10 years cost-free washing!



How is it cost free? £774 AND £149 is £923 over 10 years (£92.30 per annum) - people have stated that they have bought other cheaper makes for £300 (or less) which have lasted 5 years plus - £60 (or less) per annum.

Of course the noise, quality of wash etc are all points to consider, but there are the likes of Panasonic, LG and Samsung which offer quality machines at a fraction of the price.

I once considered Miele as an option, but the prices are still too high. I agree sometimes less tech is sometimes best (less to go wrong) but what you have said is nonsense, no way is £923 cost-free washing! I would say it is rather costly!

Newbold

Because it's not a 25p Tesco chocolate bar - those are the deals that get … Because it's not a 25p Tesco chocolate bar - those are the deals that get the heat from the average HUKD punter these days!Anything in the appliance line that costs a bit more than a Beko, regardless of quality, usually gets voted down. Their loss - Miele are the only domestic machines built to last now.



Too true. The top ten deals are mostly games, sweets, crisps and pizza...

I think things should hopefully improve now kids have gone back to school.

muddyfox470

How is it cost free? £774 AND £149 is £923 over 10 years (£92.30 per ann … How is it cost free? £774 AND £149 is £923 over 10 years (£92.30 per annum) - people have stated that they have bought other cheaper makes for £300 (or less) which have lasted 5 years plus - £60 (or less) per annum.Of course the noise, quality of wash etc are all points to consider, but there are the likes of Panasonic, LG and Samsung which offer quality machines at a fraction of the price.I once considered Miele as an option, but the prices are still too high. I agree sometimes less tech is sometimes best (less to go wrong) but what you have said is nonsense, no way is £923 cost-free washing! I would say it is rather costly!



To answer your pedantic point, of course it's not cost-free if you add in the cost of the machine and the warranty. That's because they don't give away washing machines free of charge, and the same applies to an add-on warranty for 10 years. It ought to have been obvious to you that the 'cost-free' was after you'd bought the machine and the warranty (ie no repair costs) but since it wasn't I'll spell it out for you. Sorry the words go beyond one syllable.

Panasonic, LG and Samsung machines may be good, they may be a fraction of the price (albeit quite a large fraction) but they are not in the same league as Miele for reliability and longevity. There is, quite simply, no domestic machine built the way the Miele is, with a 20 year lifespan in mind. The others are built to a 5 year life cycle. Some will last longer, some not as long, but the average will be around the 5-6 year mark.

I want a machine to last, and to last without breakdowns. You buy your cheaper makes (several times). I'll just buy one Miele.

Original Poster

Agreed that many washing machines last the circa 5 year mark, but IMHO, 5 years is not a good benchmark. After conversing with my relative who worked at Curry's, he confirmed the lifespan of the vast majority of non Miele machines is about 5 - 7 years; they are simply not designed to last longer or become economical to repair because they to need to give you an incentive to buy another one. So in the longer run hope to make even more money out of you.

But going out to buy another machine comes at a cost, especially when you consider that it is not only the cost of a new machine (albeit given at a lower price than a Miele), but also other charges and considerations like cost of delivery, time and effort to research, possibly installation and removal of old appliance, etc etc. To me, avoiding all of this potentially buy investing in a more expensive but more likely hassle free option makes a lot of sense. I take the point that buying a new machine after 5-7 years etc means you'll benefit from 'new features', but in reality how many new inventions and features that really make a difference can their be? Surely a reliable washing machine that provides an excellent wash to make dirty clothes clean is the most important/timeless feature? Everything else more likely a gimmick. Also worth noting Miele drums are completely stainless steel inside and out, drum is suspoended in cast iron, DC motor so runs smoother/quieter, 3 shock absorbers, sealed bearings with a warranty of at least 10 years I think.

Can totally understand someone going for a cheaper machine, it can make good sense for some. But just didn't for me considering all the above.

Regards

Miele are expensive for a number of reasons, one is that they're built to last! We have a similar if not the same machine and can recommend if you can afford!

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LongPockets

I agree. We have had a Miele dishwasher for over 20 years that is still … I agree. We have had a Miele dishwasher for over 20 years that is still going strong, but the clothes washing machine bought much more recently has already had a failed electric valve and has started tripping the mains RCD (earth trip). I can still run it but only by disconnecting the earth in the lead (do NOT do this). It seems to be washing with very little water too. Don't know if that is meant to be a feature or is another problem.For the money, you could have two lesser machines which might together last longer (and you would get upgraded features at the changeover in the middle). The wife still wants Miele, but she doesn't do the washing any more.



Jesus. Talk about being deadly, plain daft or both. Grow up and have the machine tended to.

eggman

Jesus. Talk about being deadly, plain daft or both. Grow up and have the … Jesus. Talk about being deadly, plain daft or both. Grow up and have the machine tended to.



Having the machine "tended to" would be uneconomic. Typically these trip RCDs because the motor wiring gets a little leaky, and a new motor in an old machine is a waste of money. I intend to buy a new washing machine instead, but for the moment my workaround is fine. As for your ad hominem, I have successfully resisted "growing up" for 67 years and will continue to please myself in this regard.

parmarminesh

I take the point that buying a new machine after 5-7 years etc means … I take the point that buying a new machine after 5-7 years etc means you'll benefit from 'new features', but in reality how many new inventions and features that really make a difference can their be?



Our old Meile has a top spin speed of 1100 and a mechanical programmer, and it isn't that old (not lasted as long as Meiles are meant to). Current machines have 1400 spins, more electronics (so presumably more sophisticated programs) and better energy usage. In five years time I expect that all these aspects will be improved again.

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LongPockets

Having the machine "tended to" would be uneconomic. Typically these trip … Having the machine "tended to" would be uneconomic. Typically these trip RCDs because the motor wiring gets a little leaky, and a new motor in an old machine is a waste of money. I intend to buy a new washing machine instead, but for the moment my workaround is fine. As for your ad hominem, I have successfully resisted "growing up" for 67 years and will continue to please myself in this regard.



Think it only right to add that if you want to continue 'growing up' then see sense. Deadly, daft or both?

LongPockets

....has started tripping the mains RCD (earth trip). I can still run it … ....has started tripping the mains RCD (earth trip). I can still run it but only by disconnecting the earth in the lead (do NOT do this). ....Having the machine "tended to" would be uneconomic. Typically these trip RCDs because the motor wiring gets a little leaky, and a new motor in an old machine is a waste of money. I intend to buy a new washing machine instead, but for the moment my workaround is fine. As for your ad hominem, I have successfully resisted "growing up" for 67 years and will continue to please myself in this regard.



So you've got "leaky" motor wiring and you've disconnected the earth in the lead. Where do you think that current's leaking TO???! Could be the case now that you've removed its connection to earth. If you value your life or that of anyone else in your house, you should get it fixed or replaced without delay.

BigAde

So you've got "leaky" motor wiring and you've disconnected the earth in … So you've got "leaky" motor wiring and you've disconnected the earth in the lead. Where do you think that current's leaking TO???! Could be the case now that you've removed its connection to earth. If you value your life or that of anyone else in your house, you should get it fixed or replaced without delay.



Overly alarmist. Our new RCD trip is way too sensitive and has been causing problems since fitted. It doesn't require any leakage from live to earth in order to trip it. Leakage from neutral to earth is all it takes. I have touched our earthless washing machine while it is running and felt nary a tingle, so am not inclined to take the panicky RCD's word on this being a real fault. As I say, I am the only person in the house who uses the machine. I do intend to replace it; waiting for a good deal to come up on here. If you are really concerned, then find me one.

LongPockets

Overly alarmist. Our new RCD trip is way too sensitive and has been … Overly alarmist. Our new RCD trip is way too sensitive and has been causing problems since fitted. It doesn't require any leakage from live to earth in order to trip it. Leakage from neutral to earth is all it takes. I have touched our earthless washing machine while it is running and felt nary a tingle, so am not inclined to take the panicky RCD's word on this being a real fault. As I say, I am the only person in the house who uses the machine. I do intend to replace it; waiting for a good deal to come up on here. If you are really concerned, then find me one.



Perhaps. But you seem very sure that the fault lies with the RCD. My experience is that an RCD tripping is usually indicative of a fault elsewhere rather than the other way around. The neutral wire still carries the same current as the live wire, so it's not really a 'safe' fault. Good luck with finding a replacement machine, I've given up posting deals on this site, but washing machine deals usually come up fairly frequently. My advice - choose your model, get the best delivered price off the internet and then ask your local independent electrical shop to match it.
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