Simple repairs might be required of any brand. Miele's are easy to work on because they're made to be easily serviced. Mould or gunk build up within washing machines can happen to anyone, especially since liquid detergents became popular and washing temperatures have dropped. Every once in a while, the whole drawer and the water inlet jets above it need to be de-gunked and a full temp service wash every couple of months. AND, every time you've finished using the machine, leave the door open and the tray a little open to let the machine breathe to help the remaining water evaporate.
Bought a Miele washing machine as everyone said they were the best. After 2 years Miele washing machine wouldn’t empty the fabric conditioner from the drawer and because we hadn’t returned warranty form according to Miele it was a small fortune for a engineer call out. Apparently a common problem with their washing machines. Got rid of it and replaced with a Bosch 6 years ago which has been worry free.
I've thought about it but what about the environment when you scrap a 200 pound piece of metal and glass that works perfectly?
Then better to change it as cost you a lot of electricity to run.. I'm a miele users too though.
Got my local Miele independent dealer to beat the Miele BF price on a washing machine by £100 and with a 10 year warranty on promotion. Happy to shop local and know that if it breaks down I'll be covered for next decade. This dealer is also a Miele repair agent and can call them direct if worst happens - have read it can be a 2 week wait for a Miele repair person to turn up. I have another Miele washer at another property - no breakdowns in 5 years, but this time around I agree a 10 year warranty is a must on a product this expensive.