Washing Machine - would u fix or replace?

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Found 21st Nov 2016
So my 5 year old Bosch washing machine has started making a burning smell. Noticed yesterday it was making more noise than usual too.

From reading online I think it might be a support issue (complete guess mind) which is causing the drum to rub on the rubber creating the smell.

So with black Friday (or grey November as I would call it this year).

The big question is would you repair or replace?

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Replace, without a second of a doubt.

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That's what im thinking just checked and it's 6 years old. So not a bad innings

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Any recommendations? Don't want to spend a fortune

Repair yourself? If the part is cheap then have a go. If you fail buy another machine. My friend got his dishwasher repaired with free 3 month alliance cover thrown in for £110 ish. It was the standard one price repair cost. The part which he thought was gone ..which was the pump... was £95 to buy anyway. So he got repaired.

Replace my friend spent £80 .00 then broke down again and was told" Sorry madam its a different part that has gone" .

I made the mistake of taking legal and general insurance out on my machine when the years warranty was up have spent nearly £200 on insurace never used it when renewal comes in not going to .easier to replac e machine

Replace I would

repair, sound like a good washer. seals wear out.

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dereklogan7

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ecobubble-wf80f5e0w4w-8kg-1400rpm-washing-machine-with-5-year-warranty-309-2547848



​Saw this and I'm tempted, but I'm going to twist and wait for Friday. 5 year warranty makes the deal

I replaced the bearing on one of mine years ago as the bearing seal was leaking. 3 months later it starting leaking again and I got rid. About a year or so later one of the guys who came to work for us used to repair washing machines and I said I could have done with him a while back and told him what I had done. He knew the local company who sold me the parts and asked if they had offered to sell me a new drum to which I said no. He told me they company who sold me the parts, who also repaired appliances, would know that just by selling me a bearing seal kit knew that I would soon be going back for a new drum, and of course a new seal kit. This was about 15 years ago and the bearing kit was expensive. My washing machine repair colleague told me whenever replacing the bearing its always a good idea to replace the drum as well. I bout the same washer again and surely enough 4 years on it starting leaking. This time it went straight to the tip and I bought a new one and this time not the same brand. Best washer we had so far has been a Whirlpool. If you get 5 years out of a washer that's not AEG or Miele you have done well.

Edited by: "Smartguy1" 21st Nov 2016

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Smartguy1

I replaced the bearing on one of mine years ago as the bearing seal was … I replaced the bearing on one of mine years ago as the bearing seal was leaking. 3 months later it starting leaking again and I got rid. About a year or so later one of the guys who came to work for us used to repair washing machines and I said I could have done with him a while back and told him what I had done. He knew the local company who sold me the parts and asked if they had offered to sell me a new drum to which I said no. He told me they company who sold me the parts, who also repaired appliances, would know that just by selling me a bearing seal kit knew that I would soon be going back for a new drum, and of course a new seal kit. This was about 15 years ago and the bearing kit was expensive. My washing machine repair colleague told me whenever replacing the bearing its always a good idea to replace the drum as well. I bout the same washer again and surely enough 4 years on it starting leaking. This time it went straight to the tip and I bought a new one and this time not the same brand. Best washer we had so far has been a Whirlpool. If you get 5 years out of a washer that's not AEG or Miele you have done well.



​Yeah I'm going to replace it, it's a basic model. Even a quick wash takes an age, just hoping some more deals pop up on friday. Mrs is already getting twitchy about the basket

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​Yeah I'm going to replace it, it's a basic model. Even a quick wash takes an age, just hoping some more deals pop up on friday. Mrs is already getting twitchy about the basket[/quote]

Last time I was looking in Currys the guy in there said if I couldn't afford an AEG to go for a Bosch or Samsung. It's all a question of budget. They do a lot of research and development on washing machines and they know how long they are going to last is what he told me. If an AEG comes with a 5 year parts and labour warranty they know it's going to last beyond then. It just seems a lot to fork out at the time. I bought a Whirlpool last and apart from it having a noisy pump it's been the best we had which was mainly Hotpoint which we would never buy again and Hoover which they guy in Currys didn't recommend at all to the point he said he would refuse to sell me one. How bizarre.

I'm still rocking with my Hotpoint WD860. Still going strong after 10 years of abuse. Replaced the dryer heater element twice due to it being a weak part. Replaced the waste impellar and this year the seals, bearing and drum as it had got noisy. Cosmetically it looks pretty grim but runs lovely and quiet. I think cost me around £400 new which was steep but as long as you keep up with maintenance then they shouldn't run out.

P.S. You guys are just animals and don't know how to look after your stuff
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