Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 

News:

Visit the Noticeboard for information on how to use these forums.


Author Topic: new washing machine  (Read 778 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

chrissie B

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: northumberland , England
  • Posts: 3255
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2017, 13:34 »
I got one for douvets as well
chrissie b
Woman cannot live by bread alone , she must have cake , biscuits cheese and the occasional glass of wine .🍷


hamstergbert

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posts: 1821
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2017, 14:19 »
At Hamster Towers the 15 year old Zanussi washer dryer gave up the ghost Tuesday.  After second load of the day shaken and tumbled (towels) and as it finished there was a loud popping, a guff of smoke from the back gushing out from under the worktop and the appetising smell of burned circuit boards.  Not good.

Possibly repairable - they'd take it away for a week or ten days, replace parts if they can get them for this obsolete machine and at the end of it I would have a fifteen year old repaired machine, ready for the next thing.  No longer make that model (or I would unhesitatingly buy another the same) so had to bit the bullet and replaced with a modern Samsung.  Ludicrous price and users manual that is possibly the work of a non-native English speaker!

Ought instead to beat the clothes on stones by the banks of the Wharfe....
The Dales - probably fingerprint marks where God's hand touched the world

azubah

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: midlands..near Birmingham
  • Posts: 2071
    • www.Godsaves.co.uk
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2017, 17:58 »
One thing I have noticed is that words like Zanussi and 10 years, 15 years, 20 years keep coming up. That must be significant.

8doubles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Hakin Pembrokeshire
  • Posts: 4912
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2017, 21:29 »
One thing I have noticed is that words like Zanussi and 10 years, 15 years, 20 years keep coming up. That must be significant.

But to get a good machine you need to buy a 15 or 20 year old model ! ;)

I know a lady who worked in the Zanussi customer care department (aka complaints) for a while but could not handle the volume of work ! :nowink:

azubah

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: midlands..near Birmingham
  • Posts: 2071
    • www.Godsaves.co.uk
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2017, 08:15 »
Thanks, 8doubles.
It seems to me that it could be a good idea to buy the cheapest and just replace it when it goes bang.
I could get 2 or 3 cheap ones for the price of an expensive one.

madcat

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Oxon
  • Posts: 5057
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2017, 08:19 »
That was my logic - not very green, but the gamble that an expensive one was going to be that  :ohmy: much better, seemed to come with awfully high odds to me.
All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about (Charles Kingsley)

azubah

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: midlands..near Birmingham
  • Posts: 2071
    • www.Godsaves.co.uk
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2017, 10:05 »
Yes, an expensive one is just as likely to go bang as a cheap one...

8doubles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Hakin Pembrokeshire
  • Posts: 4912
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2017, 11:38 »
No matter what you buy they will try and flog you extra warranty ! :lol:

Growster...

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Hawkhurst, Kent
  • Posts: 9095
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2017, 11:56 »
Don't forget you may need to get rid of the old one...

We got ours from Tesco online - dead easy, and they took the old kit!

It was just over 230.00 for a Hotpoint 'Aquarius', and after setting the digital dials, it's a simple operation each time. Does take a long time though but the quick cycle is fine for us two old fogeys...

Like you. we'd forget maintenance contracts, they're a waste of money!

azubah

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: midlands..near Birmingham
  • Posts: 2071
    • www.Godsaves.co.uk
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2017, 14:11 »
I don't do maintenance contracts.
Washers are easy to get rid of round here as we have scrap merchants round all the time.
You just push anything metal out the door and it will disappear in minutes.

8doubles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Hakin Pembrokeshire
  • Posts: 4912
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2017, 15:31 »
Don't forget you may need to get rid of the old one...

We got ours from Tesco online - dead easy, and they took the old kit!

It was just over 230.00 for a Hotpoint 'Aquarius', and after setting the digital dials, it's a simple operation each time. Does take a long time though but the quick cycle is fine for us two old fogeys...

Like you. we'd forget maintenance contracts, they're a waste of money!

They took the old one away for free ? >:(
The robbers charged me 001 to take my dishwasher away ! :)

snowdrops

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Burbage,Leics
  • Posts: 14067
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2017, 17:09 »
Ao.com took mums freezer & fridge away for free, even though the freezer still had some stuff frozen in it that I couldn't get out

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 46597
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2017, 11:45 »
My nearly 10 years old Indesit has just died  :(

In the past I've bought multi-programme machines from Hotpoint & Hoover and they both only had a 3 year lifespan, which is why I bought the Indesit. You can't seem to get very basic models any more, as I go by the 'more different functions - more to go wrong' school of thought  ::)
As I can't replace like for like, I've decided on a cheapo Beko ECO ordered from ao for free Saturday delivery, and they will take the old one away.

Fingers crossed it lasts at least 2 years!
Lesley
-------------
I'm not good, I'm not bad, I'm just me - and sometimes I have to apologise for that.

RJR_38

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Buckinghamshire - Chilterns
  • Posts: 2329
    • www.foodinmytum.com
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2017, 20:36 »
Hubby's Saturday job though uni was in the electrical store dept of John Lewis - and the brand always recommended is Miele. Yes they are much more expensive and I was a cynic.. until we got one. It is so quiet, energy efficient and does a great job at not creasing the clothes! They also come with a 10 year guarantee. Even the man who came to fit it for us said he would only choose Miele and he has had his over 20 years!

We've just bought a Miele dishwasher as well in the hope we won't need to replace them for a very long time now

Lardman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Posts: 6541
Re: new washing machine
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2017, 15:02 »
Just a word of warning - after a rather costly experience this weekend. Check the warranty on the items you're buying VERY carefully, not only does the length vary by manufacturer but also from the supplier you buy from.

I bought ML a 350 Zanussi dryer from AO.com 19 months ago, it failed over the weekend. Phoning zanussi I find it only has 12 months warranty and they won't help. If I'd have purchased from John Lewis it would have had 24 months as standard and I could have had it repaired or replaced.

I now have a very expensive paper weight and a hoover machine on order with JL.

Trying to escape suburbia, where the trees come down and the fences go up.



Share via twitter

question
Nespresso Coffee Machine

Started by compostqueen

42 Replies
6628 Views
Last post February 22, 2016, 15:40
by wapello