Zanussi ZWG1121P Washing Machine, 6kg Load, A+++ | John Lewis | 2 Year Warranty | Free Delivery | £201.00 |
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Zanussi ZWG1121P Washing Machine, 6kg Load, A+++ | John Lewis | 2 Year Warranty | Free Delivery | £201.00 |

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Found 27th Mar 2012
John Lewis
Zanussi ZWG1121P Washing Machine, 6kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1200rpm Spin, White
2 Year Warranty
Free Delivery
£201.00

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Have just replaced our 6 year old Zanussi washer with this one from John Lewis. I appreciate Zanussi aren’t to everyone’s taste but we have never had a problem with one.

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Product Information

Enjoy an economical and high-performance addition to your kitchen, with the Zanussi ZWG1121P washing machine.
With its exemplary A+++ energy rating for an efficient wash, this Zanussi machine has a large 6kg capacity to allow you to fit bigger loads in with ease. You will always get perfect results with the Flexidose drawer: simply choose between powdered or liquid detergent, add it to the right section of the drawer and let the machine take care of the rest!

The advanced electronic controls are simple to use, and put a host of programmes at your fingertips.

39 Comments

Our 12 year old Zanussi is just about hanging in there - frequently gives out an extra beep/error code on starting, but then it does the business...

What's going on with the tags?

PS3, free delivery, gears of war, xbox game, ps3 game

cant go far wrong with Zanussi washing machines

Nice one - thanks. That's a 3 year warranty when paid with my trusty Nationwide credit card...

good price, but didn't pay much more for a 7kg load, 1600 spin speed etc zanussi a week or so ago.

Nice one, bought!

Anyone come accross a good washer dryer @good price ?.

Bought this one in January, nightmare has started since

1. Made in Thailand instead of Poland.( well that's ok, just want to correct the post above)

2. It took me about 6 hours to take the three screws which fixed for deliver out of the machine, broken my finger during the desperately trying...

3. There is a long and hard part in the end of the waste water hose, very difficult to go through the little hole at the back of cabinet under the sink.

4. The waste water hose is too short.

5. There are several programmes for different washing, only Cotten mode supports six kg load, others can only load 2 kg clothes! So 6kg load is a joke!

6. No display to show the finish time.

7. If using washing powder, there is at least half won't be dissolved in the detergent drawer.

8. It takes about 2 and a half hours to wash a pair of jeans!

9. Comparing with our good old Hoover, the sound of the machine when it's washing, not spinning, is very loud.

10. Delay time can only choose from 3,6 and 9 hours.

Edited by: "happypower" 27th Mar 2012

Doesn't sound like Happypower is very happy LOL. I've had a good experience with my Zanussi - does the business and still going after about 8 years

teerex

Doesn't sound like Happypower is very happy LOL. I've had a good … Doesn't sound like Happypower is very happy LOL. I've had a good experience with my Zanussi - does the business and still going after about 8 years



Have to say Zanussi is a good name that's why I bought the washing machine. My experience is with that particular one of Zanussi, which is ZWG1121P.


Edited by: "happypower" 27th Mar 2012

Looks a great deal, hot! Great price for a washing machine.

As HappyPower mentioned, there is no display of the remaining wash time. That would really annoy me. Schoolboy error from Zannusi, IMO.

thingonaspring

good price, but didn't pay much more for a 7kg load, 1600 spin speed etc … good price, but didn't pay much more for a 7kg load, 1600 spin speed etc zanussi a week or so ago.


Could you please provide a link to that machine? I'm looking for a good deal atm.

good price,zanussi make john lewis brand machines,heat added

Hi Folks,
I voted this one stone cold for this reason.
I used to sell washing machines years ago & the cheapest has always been around the £200 mark.
A £200 washer bought today is going to be nowhere near the quality of one bought for the same price 10-15 years ago. OK it says Zanussi on the Machine but all they do is find someone who will make that machine the cheapest to their specs & then slap their name on it. Cheap doesn't mean to say its cheerful. 60-70% of cheap washers for that price used daily will last 18-24 months tops & out of warranty you're looking at 1/2 of what you paid for that machine for a call out for that machine only for the engineer to say 'you need to buy a new one'
I'm afraid it will be the same for most makes under £300 these days.

I'd spend double that on a washer & I'd probably buy German made, I bought a German Made washer way back in 1996 for my sister's wedding present & AFAIK its still going.

Have a look at Which? best buys, or on UKwhitegoods for buying advice on washers.

or If you are lazy like me

ukwhitegoods.co.uk/hel…tml

What you have to ask yourself is this – how can anyone make a good quality washing machine that sells for only £200?

Thought I had to stick my oar in after the last couple of comments.

We have the 1400 spin version of this machine which we got as part of the deal when we bought our new build house, and yes, it does have some gripes:
- no countdown timer,
- 2.5 hour eco mode, but 1.5 hour regular mode wash
- It is louder than my old Bosch
- Delay is in 3 hour segments.

HOWEVER, in 4 years with my top of the range Bosch Exxel 1600 spin washer we killed the pump 4 times, and after 2.5 years this one still works well; it actually cleans better than my Bosch; it uses less power; and it actually leaves less water in the clothes due to the newer technology.

Zanussi / Electrolux / AEG (all the same company) was the way I was going anyway as I was sick of the Bosch machine, and if you look at John Lewis's website you will see the same models there rebranded as their own, and I don't think they sell rubbish!

Overall, for the price, you can't complain when the competition is Beko and Bush!

Banned

only 1200 spin - anything less than 1600 is useless

good deal

Ray Davies

only 1200 spin - anything less than 1600 is useless



I have a Miele that only does 1000 and the clothes come out practically dry so no idea what you are talking about.

Chouman

Thought I had to stick my oar in after the last couple of comments.We … Thought I had to stick my oar in after the last couple of comments.We have the 1400 spin version of this machine which we got as part of the deal when we bought our new build house, and yes, it does have some gripes:- no countdown timer,- 2.5 hour eco mode, but 1.5 hour regular mode wash- It is louder than my old Bosch- Delay is in 3 hour segments.HOWEVER, in 4 years with my top of the range Bosch Exxel 1600 spin washer we killed the pump 4 times, and after 2.5 years this one still works well; it actually cleans better than my Bosch; it uses less power; and it actually leaves less water in the clothes due to the newer technology.Zanussi / Electrolux / AEG (all the same company) was the way I was going anyway as I was sick of the Bosch machine, and if you look at John Lewis's website you will see the same models there rebranded as their own, and I don't think they sell rubbish!Overall, for the price, you can't complain when the competition is Beko and Bush!



Pardon me.
Think if you check out consumer guides, including Which, BEKO come out near the very top - only beaten by the likes of Miele which costs five times as much.

I' ve had 2 Zanussi washing machines.
First lasted 18 years, second less than half that - but was useless after first couple of years....
Programs set to come on after delay never started.
Programs would just stop half way through a cycle etc...

Bought a Beko a couple of years ago, and so far not a single problem..... only time will tell of course, but WHICH gave them as excellent value for money.

Which have a great offer of a trial for just £1:00 - give it a try

As a quick taster


The flexidose drawer on Zanussi's ZWG1121P is designed to handle powder or liquid, and Zanussi promises this washing machine will get the best results possible with whichever detergent you prefer. We wanted to see how good the ZWG1121P's wash programs are - and how clean it gets your clothes - so we sent it to the lab to find out.

The ZWG1121P replaces the ZWG5125 model, and produces consistently good wash results on cottons and synthetics. But the rinse is a little less predictable - while synthetics are given a thorough rinse after the wash cycle, the cotton rinse is poor so you may find some detergent's left in your clothes. You can add an extra rinse to the wash program if you're not satisfied with the result, and a rinse only setting is available.
Inconsistent wash times

Wash times are another source of inconsistency. The cottons program scores five stars for speed, getting though a wash at 80% capacity in less than two hours. But the synthetics program is extremely slow. The recommended 2kg load needs over an hour and a half to wash, which is about three times slower than the fastest machines we see.

The ZWG1121P has an automatic 1200rpm spin that's effective at getting excess water out of your laundry, whether you're washing cottons or synthetics. This means your clothes shouldn't take long to dry at the end of the wash program.
Program options

As well as the standard cottons, synthetics, woollens and delicates programs, there are options for mixed loads, jeans, shirts and easy ironing. There's also a quick wash option and a 'mini 30' program that washes at 30°C for 30 minutes, and the start time can be delayed by nine hours.

Overall, this isn't a difficult machine to use - though the door swings quite freely so it can knock against the body of the washer and the detergent tray is a bit awkward to grip. The tray needs some force to open and close, but does contain an accessory for liquid detergent and is very easy to remove for cleaning.
No LCD display

The control panel's tilted which makes the programs and options easier to read, but the contrast of the grey symbols and text isn't very strong. Some of the symbols don't have any corresponding text and there's no LCD display, so you have to rely on two LED progress lights to determine how long a program has left. There's no access to the filter so it can't be cleaned.

A-rated for energy, the ZWG1121P has a very efficient cottons program, which scored five stars for its low water and energy consumption. But the synthetics program guzzles power, using three times the energy per kg of washing than some of the most efficient machines we see. It also uses 24.5l of water per kg of washing - around twice the volume of machines with low water use.

Pros: Fast cottons wash, consistent cleaning

Cons: No LCD display, poor cotton rinse, synthetics wash is very slow and guzzles power and water




One has to assume that at £200, you cant expect a display. The fact is that with a 2 year warranty, you are looking at £100 per year at worst. I made the mistake of buying a hoover, without realising it was a rebadged candy. £300, broke after 8 months, then broke 'out of warranty' last week, at about 13 months. Managed to get them out to fix it (free), but i have no confidence that it will last 3 years to get me to the £100 a year target,

My next one will be a miele, im sick of junk.

I have a three year old Zanussi just a different model number. The drum bearing has started to go I have connected an engineer who states that it has a sealed plastic drum to make them cheaper and will have to pay #190 for a repair or buy another.
Does anyone know if this model has a sealed drum

I might but this as need a washer for second home. Yeah its no miele,

people mightmake mistake of thinkng i had a zanussi yrs ago and did me proud, problem is just cos its the same name the build quality is no longer there.

if this was to be used for everyday normal life i would go with miele, siemens , bosch and sometimes you can get 5yrs warranty with them miele do that anyway, even 10yrs

Just bought one. Got to be better than the Samsung deal posted a few weeks ago with B&Q....they took my money and said they would ship one down, kept me hanging on for weeks and then told me I couldn't have it!

It's an average/good make with average/good reviews and a 2 year warranty all for £200, hard to find a better value for money deal around hence it's at over 600 degrees

[quote=Grimley]Hi Folks,
I voted this one stone cold for this reason.
I used to sell washing machines years ago & the cheapest has always been around the £200 mark.
A £200 washer bought today is going to be nowhere near the quality of one bought for the same price 10-15 years ago. OK it says Zanussi on the Machine but all they do is find someone who will make that machine the cheapest to their specs & then slap their name on it. Cheap doesn't mean to say its cheerful. 60-70% of cheap washers for that price used daily will last 18-24 months tops & out of warranty you're looking at 1/2 of what you paid for that machine for a call out for that machine only for the engineer to say 'you need to buy a new one'
I'm afraid it will be the same for most makes under £300 these days.

I'd spend double that on a washer & I'd probably buy German made, I bought a German Made washer way back in 1996 for my sister's wedding present & AFAIK its still going.

Have a look at Which? best buys, or on UKwhitegoods for buying advice on washers.

not entirely true,you should work out price per year,if it breaks down and needs replacing,this would work out £100 a year,cheapest miele costs round £600 with a 5 year guarantee if broke down after that time would be £125 a year,most machines aren't made in Germany any more,especially the sub £400 market.plus some people might not be able to afford a machine over £200.

Ray Davies

only 1200 spin - anything less than 1600 is useless



you washing sandpaper?1200 is more than adequate,especially in the £200 bracket.

A bit more but Ikea appliances have a 5 year warranty
ikea.com/gb/…24/
Not sure who makes them though

Just bought a Bosch Your text here

More expensive but hopefully pays off

kimptoc

Our 12 year old Zanussi is just about hanging in there - frequently gives … Our 12 year old Zanussi is just about hanging in there - frequently gives out an extra beep/error code on starting, but then it does the business...


Ours finally gave up after 19 years - superb brand.

I conclude from this thread that Zanucci now produce washing machines that are of far lower quality than those they made in the past.

Banned

perfect for the new kitchen

xigent

I conclude from this thread that Zanucci now produce washing machines … I conclude from this thread that Zanucci now produce washing machines that are of far lower quality than those they made in the past.


That is of course perfectly possible - ours ran faultlessly from around 1982 till 2001. I suppose things are increasingly competitive in more recent times and maybe quality has been lost to "cost engineering" or whatever they call it these days. Real shame if true.


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Edited by: "Lakeside" 28th Mar 2012

jamestkirk112

A bit more but Ikea appliances have a 5 year … A bit more but Ikea appliances have a 5 year warrantyhttp://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70206724/Not sure who makes them though



Whirlpool make Ikea appliances

As long as it's not breaking down all the time, I'm not too bothered if it's not the most reliable machine in the world... 2 years standard warranty is good, and as I get a free extra year with my credit card it comes out as £67/year in the worst case of it breaking down as soon as the warranty expires.

My Mum bought a Zanussi washing machine in 1980 when they were new to the market, I decided I wanted something better so bought a Bendix. Since then I replaced the original Bendix which started to leak after 2 years with another one, then had a Bosch, a Hoover, an Electrolux and yet another Bosch which is just starting to play up. All top of the range machines, not the basic ones.
Yes I like to wash a lot.
The Hoover used to 'flash F' where there was a fault. I had my own name for the F and used it every time the machine stopped and I had to call out the Engineer.
When Mum passed away my Sister had her Zanussi, then she eventually passed it onto my Cousin who told me last week she want's a w/machine with a larger drum. So she is buying an LG. I asked her what make she has now and she said its a Zanussi, the one your Mum had ........ so 32 years is not bad and still working fine. My next machine is going to be a Zanussi, expensive machines you can keep them.

Grimley

Hi Folks, I voted this one stone cold for this reason.I used to sell … Hi Folks, I voted this one stone cold for this reason.I used to sell washing machines years ago & the cheapest has always been around the £200 mark.A £200 washer bought today is going to be nowhere near the quality of one bought for the same price 10-15 years ago. OK it says Zanussi on the Machine but all they do is find someone who will make that machine the cheapest to their specs & then slap their name on it. Cheap doesn't mean to say its cheerful. 60-70% of cheap washers for that price used daily will last 18-24 months tops & out of warranty you're looking at 1/2 of what you paid for that machine for a call out for that machine only for the engineer to say 'you need to buy a new one' I'm afraid it will be the same for most makes under £300 these days.I'd spend double that on a washer & I'd probably buy German made, I bought a German Made washer way back in 1996 for my sister's wedding present & AFAIK its still going.Have a look at Which? best buys, or on UKwhitegoods for buying advice on washers.or If you are lazy like me ;)http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/buying-advice/washing-machine/3049-the-best-washing-machine.html



Oooh look at me I spent £600 on a washing machine.

I thought I would go with Zanussi as it had quite good review's. Well less than two year's old and only two washes a week.
I had to call an engineer out as the clothes were still coming out quite wet.
The engineers opinion was that the machine needed a new tub assembly/heater/door seal/and belt. Which according to the engineer to repair the machine would cost £387, which my insurer (Domestic and General CV128jp) declined to repair and replace, and no help from Zanussi either.
And have now ordered a hotpoint as my Mum had one which lasted 16 years not 22 month's.
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