Come recommend me your washing machine!

(18 Posts)
cutefluffyunicorn Mon 25-Apr-16 19:33:59

ok... my 3 year old Whirlpool washing machine has died AGAIN. I now have a week's wait for the engineer to come out and maybe fix it or pronounce it dead.
I am thinking it may be time to look for a replacement....but I have specific requirements!
It MUST be reliable and not likely to break down often/at all! ( I really cant keep being without my washing machine for a week waiting for the repair person!)
I have 6 dc so would like a big capacity (currently have a 9kg but 10 or 11 would be fab!)
It MUST have a quick basic 40 degree wash that allows you to spin at a decent speed (ideally 1400 or above.)
Ideally it will enable me to save my favourite cycle or be simple enough to allow it to be loaded up and set going with the least amount of button pushing! I do 2 or 3 loads of washing most days and 4 or 5 on my days off/weekends!

Not too bothered about lots of fancy cycles, noise level (in utility) or looks.

so does anyone have a washing machine meeting those requirements they would like to recommend??smile

rabbit123 Mon 25-Apr-16 20:05:32

This looks like a good option for you. 10kg drum, 1400 spin, quiet motor and it has a "daily quick" cycle with full variable temp from cold-90 degrees which will wash a full 10kg load in 45 minutes.

ao.com/product/wy104764mw-beko-washing-machine-white-40710-1.aspx

cutefluffyunicorn Mon 25-Apr-16 22:19:23

thanks rabbit looks good in theory. Not sure about reliability of a Beko though. Also I need to KNOW that the spin speed is adjustable for all programmes. Some I have looked at list 1400 spin speed, but then on further investigation it turns out that it will only spin at 1400 on longer hotter programmes and spins at only 800 for he shorter 40 programmes which is no good to me.

Anyone got any personal experience with a Beko?

rabbit123 Mon 25-Apr-16 22:24:33

I wouldn't have recommended it otherwise. We had a Beko before the Miele we've got now. Bit of a story, we bought a pricey all singing, all dancing Hotpoint that was written off after 18 months. At the time, we were renovating our house and ploughing money into it, so bought a Beko for £200 just to put us on. The put on ended up lasting us 6 years! The motor brushes went on it and it wouldn't spin, but by that point we were wanting to re-do the utility room anyway so bought new when we did that. We sold the Beko to a friend of ours who had it repaired for about £60 and it's still going now. That was 7 years ago, so it's lasted 13 years between 2 families with only 1 minor repair. It was a hell of a lot better than the Hotpoint we had in every way, and that was over double the price. I'd gladly own another one if the Miele packed up, although that's still under guaruntee as we got 10 years cover with it.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Apr-16 22:25:58

Miele, the most basic one will be better than any other out there ime.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Apr-16 22:27:22

We bought ours the week ds was born anvthat was 15 years ago, it's not broken down once.

rabbit123 Mon 25-Apr-16 22:44:27

I absolutely love my Mieke but they don't do a 9 or 10kg model and the quick wash cycle is only for half loads so didn't think it was really what unicorn was looking for

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Apr-16 22:46:58

My quick wash is 30 mins and is for full loads but as I said it's old,and the drum is massive. I'll be so sad if I have to downsize when this one kicks the bucket eventually!

danadas Mon 25-Apr-16 22:47:36

I love my Ecobubble. Copes with my family of 5 plus animals and cloth nappies, can programme favourite cycles, 15 minute quick wash, adjustable spin/rinse and huge capacity

Bryt Mon 25-Apr-16 22:52:54

Samsung eco bubble-http://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/p/wf90f5e3u4w/samsung-wf90f5e3u4w-freestanding-washing-machine
This fits your criteria. I have the 8kg model. I love it's simplicity. It has a daily wash that's just over 1 hour and does a 40 degree wash with 1400 spin. It remembers the last setting you used. I mainly load it, switch it on and press start. It doesn't have an abundance of features, and has an was to use dial.

housemoverihope Mon 25-Apr-16 22:55:29

We've got a whirlpool top loader which i love. Had a fancy bosch one and was given the top loader by a family friend. I kept it in the garage as a spare until the bosch died and now i could not live without it. Nothing fancy, no LEDs or displays it just washes.It has needed a couple of minor repairs in the last 10 years but it is so simple that I have done them myself with youtube.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Mon 25-Apr-16 23:01:59

We had a Beko when we were renting and it was crap. Didn't get stuff clean shock

Just bought this Bosch one recently and I'm really pleased with it.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Mon 25-Apr-16 23:04:51

My last Bosch washing machine was 14yo and still going strong when we moved btw.

bojorojo Mon 25-Apr-16 23:23:09

Miele. Better made and robust for a big family. Worth the investment.

FinallyFreeFromItAll Tue 26-Apr-16 15:12:24

I have a Samsung ecobubble - its fab. It always turns on at the last cycle you used, is easy to change cycle and on each cycle you can separately alter spin speed, number of rinses and temp. It gives an extremely good clean (better than moms miele), so I don't have to pretreat most stains now.

Previously I had a Beko. Only reason I don't have it now is I left everything behind when leaving ex. It was 6years old when I left and we'd never had a spot of bother with it. It was good. The only thing that bugged me was it didn't remember the last wash cycle, so had to set it each time. It did however allow you to alter spin speed, rinses and temps for each cycle.

FinallyFreeFromItAll Tue 26-Apr-16 15:36:38

Also I'd recommend Cooperative Electrical for appliances. I had fridgefreezer and tumble dryer from them. Their customer service and delivery were excellent, even when my new fridgefreezer went faulty. No trouble getting it swapped. They even apologised profusely that they couldn't get replacement to me until first thing Tuesday morning - I only called about it Monday lunch time! They answer the phone quick too.

I would strongly advise against using Curry's. They were awful. I got my washing machine from them because it was on a good offer. Imagine every worse case delivery scenario and it all happened, right down to causing £80 worth of damage to pipework and needing to replace the new machine because delivery driver threw a strop and kicked the side in! Their customer service in getting a new one out and repair the damage to pipes, etc was dire - they wasted hour after hour of my life. One person would say one thing, then you'd get a call back from someone else there saying something else. Nightmare. Very traumatic experience, having just escaped abusive ex, to have such a violent delivery driver in my new 'safe house'.

rabbit123 Tue 26-Apr-16 16:14:50

DameDiazepam, check your washer manual. The quick wash on Miele's is only designed for 3kg loads.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 26-Apr-16 16:42:59

Manual? The machine is 15 years old, the manual went missing about 2 moves agogrin

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