Zanussi ZWD12270W1 Washer Dryer - now £299 from £459 @ Tesco.com - Which? rated Best Buy + possible Quidco cashback 5%
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Zanussi ZWD12270W1 Washer Dryer - now £299 from £459 @ Tesco.com - Which? rated Best Buy + possible Quidco cashback 5%

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Found 26th Oct 2011
Most places this is over £450 (at Tesco yesterday - 25/10 - this was £490!!). This is also one of the several Which.co.uk Best Buy's and has good reviews elsewhere.

I have just ordered as it is also smaller than most others and definitely cheapest with the Which? badge of approval.
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Is delivery not £19 with Tesco?

munnski - Oct 26, 2011 23:22Is delivery not £19 with Tesco?



Yes, I have just paid that, although not sure if there was a collect from store option available?
You should add that to the price of the washing machine

As you cannot collect it from store, therefore are stung with the delivery charge too.

A few weeks back I was looking at ordering a washing machine from Tesco, but the delivery charge put me off! ( Silly I know but it is just a bit steep )

I think they do collection of an old machine for £7.50 too?
do they offer installation?
Good price but plenty of negative reviews!
Yes seems like a fantastic price but lots of reviews on Comet website of people complaining about the annoying beeps it gives off for last 10 mins of cycle - beeps which you can't turn off.
Need to replace a faulty Zanussi, and those comments have put me off getting another. Seems a good price though.
Me too - shame that.
Combined Washer Dryers are slow, inefficient and statistically the most unreliable of appliances you can buy. If you can have an individual washer and dryer, its much faster an a lot cheaper long term. Plus a lot less ironing. These work at a higher temperature than an ordinary dryer so clothes are prone to shrinking and creasing more.
I'm a washing machine engineer - DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. It's a total waste of money as the drum is a "sealed drum".

ukwhitegoods.co.uk/hel…tml

They typically last about 2-3 years, then the bearings fail. When this happens on a normal machine you can replace the bearings, cost about £60. When the bearings fail on this the replacement drum is £200 + labour - e.g. a write off.
Edited by: "odom" 27th Oct 2011

Any washing machines in particular you do recommend??? Thanks in advance

odom

I'm a washing machine engineer - DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. It's a total … I'm a washing machine engineer - DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. It's a total waste of money as the drum is a "sealed drum".http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/buying-advice/washing-machine/2974-washing-machine-washing-machine-sealed-tubs-a-why-you-should-care.htmlThey typically last about 2-3 years, then the bearings fail. When this happens on a normal machine you can replace the bearings, cost about £60. When the bearings fail on this the replacement drum is £200 + labour - e.g. a write off.


Interesting read. I bought a new Bosch this year and am now wondering what type of drum it has. Like my gran used to always say, "They dont build them like they used to" lol.

odom

I'm a washing machine engineer - DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. It's a total … I'm a washing machine engineer - DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. It's a total waste of money as the drum is a "sealed drum".http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/buying-advice/washing-machine/2974-washing-machine-washing-machine-sealed-tubs-a-why-you-should-care.htmlThey typically last about 2-3 years, then the bearings fail. When this happens on a normal machine you can replace the bearings, cost about £60. When the bearings fail on this the replacement drum is £200 + labour - e.g. a write off.


my cat does my washing



http://www.gifbin.com/bin/082009/reverse-1250181970_cat_doing_the_laundry.gif
lol.. that's funny
There's a washer only thread - Bosch WAE24367GB hotukdeals.com/dea…549 which I'll probably go for. I'm not sure that we've ever used the drying function of the current Zanussi.
consumer_revenge

Yes, I have just paid that, although not sure if there was a collect from … Yes, I have just paid that, although not sure if there was a collect from store option available?



Like you'd get it into a bag for life!
czechoslovakia

Combined Washer Dryers are slow, inefficient and statistically the most … Combined Washer Dryers are slow, inefficient and statistically the most unreliable of appliances you can buy. If you can have an individual washer and dryer, its much faster an a lot cheaper long term. Plus a lot less ironing. These work at a higher temperature than an ordinary dryer so clothes are prone to shrinking and creasing more.


Totally agree, I will never ever have another washer dryer!
shell72

Totally agree, I will never ever have another washer dryer!



I have one in my new flat and I hate them, still a good deal though!
odom

I'm a washing machine engineer - DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. It's a total … I'm a washing machine engineer - DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. It's a total waste of money as the drum is a "sealed drum".http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/buying-advice/washing-machine/2974-washing-machine-washing-machine-sealed-tubs-a-why-you-should-care.htmlThey typically last about 2-3 years, then the bearings fail. When this happens on a normal machine you can replace the bearings, cost about £60. When the bearings fail on this the replacement drum is £200 + labour - e.g. a write off.



Good tip, I wouldn't knowingly buy a machine with a sealed tub. When I was shopping for my current washing machine, I found asking if the machines I was looking at had sealed tubs was a good way to get rid of annoying sales staff, never did get any helpful answers though. In the end I figured if the one I bought turned out to be sealed, I'd just have to get a hacksaw, fibreglass and epoxy out.

I would have hoped that Which? would have been recommending avoiding machines with sealed tubs, and not endorsing them as a best buy.

Edited by: "melted" 27th Oct 2011
reviews of this washing machine are really bad online!
I have the old model at the same speed (W, not W1)

LIke many ppl I only use the dryer in emergencies. I have not had any problems with the machine, though it could be a little quieter.

I too paid this price back in 2007.
Which have this as one of their Best Buys and also 8.7 out of 10 on Reevoo.com out of 300+ reviewers.

reevoo.com/sea…0w1

It should be about the actual price coming down from £490 to £299.

Any washing machines in particular you do recommend??? Thanks in advance


There are no good washer dryers unless you are buying a Miele. The general rule for engineers is that the MOST reliable washer dryer is still less reliable than the LEAST reliable washing machine...and there are a lot of unreliable washing machines!

I'd buy a Bosch WAE24166GB or the WAE24367 if you like the countdown display and bigger drum unless you are doing a lot of washing (more than once a day), in which case I'd splash out on an ISE.

Both the Boschs are made in Poland but German designed. The bearings will last the life of the machine anyway, but the tubs can be split if a sock got stuck.

And to the person who said if the bearings fail just use epoxy - firstly, you can't buy the bearing seal as a spare part anyway, so the job is impossible to do. Even if you found a seal that fitted, epoxy would never hold it shut again - too much vibration. People have tried with proper plastic welders costing £10k but they can never be resealed satisfactorily. The only way is to replace the drum, which is never economical unless you have a donor machine.

Bud888

Interesting read. I bought a new Bosch this year and am now wondering … Interesting read. I bought a new Bosch this year and am now wondering what type of drum it has. Like my gran used to always say, "They dont build them like they used to" lol.


If it has a half moon door handle it will have a split tub. If it has a square door handle it's rubbish Spanish stuff. 50/50 may have split or sealed tub, but the electronics on them are shoddy anyway so tend to only last 3-4 years anyway. Decent German Boschs last 15+ years
Edited by: "odom" 27th Oct 2011
Zanussi used to be a really good quality machine. They were brilliantly built and as with Bosch, the only problem you would get is to replace the carbons about 5 years down the line and the machine would last a good 10-15 years.

We ordered in a load of Zanussi's the other week. Even they daft wee terrible Beko basic models weigh more, infact, nearly 10kg more. They've sent their machines to Thailand to be built in an effort to compete with the really cheap machines on the market just now.

I hate washer/dryers, the door seals are a pain in the nuts to change, they can sometimes be so awkward you need two sets of hands. As stated, a seperate washer and dryer is always the best option but the W/D does seem like a good concept.

Also, we buy our W/D's from Boots online. Without checking, I believe they're selling Hotpoint or Indesit W/D's for £306.
I have this machine and it's ok for the money (£270 John Lewis nearly 3 years ago)

Washer dryers are fab if you dont have the space for both and also if you're an infrequent dryer user like me, I just use that function when really necessary..

You can stop the beeping at the end of the cycle by simply switching it off when it's finished.

For this sort of money I wouldn't expect it to last more than a few years but mine is well used for washing and still going strong.
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