Page 4 | AIBU to suggest we spend £900 on a washing machine?

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Mummyme1987 Sun 20-Oct-19 15:17:57

I’m just so fed up with them only lasting a few years. I’m thinking of getting lower end Miele one I saw in a local shop. DH thinks they won’t last any longer. I heard they go on and on. He thinks it’s too much and won’t last as long as two cheap ones. I think it will wash better and last at least twice as long as a cheap one, ours has died after 3 years.. I think we have a family that I’ve never met living in my house too, going by how much washing there is for 3 kids! We can just afford it by doing a lower key Xmas and birthdays this next year. AIBU?

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EmeraldShamrock Sun 20-Oct-19 17:13:30

Meile like most washing machine are not like they use to be.
If I was going for an expensive one I'd choose samsung they've an excellent warranty package.

DillyDilly Sun 20-Oct-19 17:15:50

If you’ve regularly to wash a load of clothes twice, are you sure it’s not user error? Would be awful to buy an expensive washing machine and find the same issue.

Are you certain you’re not overloading the machine and are not mixing clothes that will have colour run into lighter colour clothes ? Are you using a good quality washing powder ?

Wherearemymarbles Sun 20-Oct-19 17:21:35

Iirc there was a £1000 Miele that came with a 10 year guarantee.

We had a hotpoint which we extended the guarantee every year - cost about £100 each time and basically paid for itself. Worked out that after 7 years we’d paid about £850 in total with the cost of machine and guarantee’s even though we didnt pay for any repairs - several drums, controller, heating element ect! We now have a samsung with 5 yr guarantee which cost about £500 during Black Friday

FiddlesticksAkimbo Sun 20-Oct-19 17:42:29

Another tip. We have a Bosch, not a Miele. If you're not in a hurry to replace your existing one you can get at least a couple of hundred pounds off by buying a new but dented one. I set up a search on eBay for this and waited, but I think there are other ways to find them. You might need to wait until one is available though. Ours was brand new and came with the full manufacturer's warranty. It had been dented in transit at some point. It was going in the cellar, so we didn't care what it looked like. In fact the main dent was to the side panel, which would never be visible. There's a small scratch on the front, which wouldn't bother me even if it was in the kitchen. It was £200 less than an undented model and has been no trouble over the three years since we bought it.

Woodlandwitch Sun 20-Oct-19 17:44:22

I once had a Samsung machine about 5 years ago and it was amazing

I preferred it to my parents meile

Unfortunately I have to have a rubbish Hoover one now as Samsung don’t do integrated

Sotiredofthislife Sun 20-Oct-19 17:47:44

I had a Miele that cost me about £600. The computer element of it died just after the 5 year guarentee expired. Repair person told me it would cost around £400 to replace. I wouldn't buy one again.

I have 3 children and wash at least once a day. 3 or 4 loads on Saturdays. Currently have an Indesit that is just into it's 5th year. Cost me £300. If it lasts till July, pound for wash, it was a lot cheaper than the Miele.


EmeraldShamrock Sun 20-Oct-19 18:00:06

Samsung is taking over with household sales they offer 10 year warranty, lots of effort have been put in they are sure these machines will last.
DP works in electrical retail years, he has to do courses on all new products, he said Samsung are the best by far.

Woodlandwitch Sun 20-Oct-19 18:01:43

Fingers crossed Samsung do integrated soon !!

CanYouHearThePeopleSing Sun 20-Oct-19 18:14:53

There's no such thing as a 'short eco programme'. Eco programmes are, by definition, longer - that's what makes them more efficient (it's the way it heats/ uses the water, which takes more time). It's most likely to be a reliance on short programmes which means clothes (over time) don't feel/smell as clean. Short programmes are more of a 'freshen up' wash.

Also read the small print of the warranty. Some of them only cover certain things - often the motor. If you have a machine with complicated electrics that could be an expensive fix if they're not covered.

fascicle Sun 20-Oct-19 18:22:04

I have a cheapish Miele (just under £700, bought approx 8 years ago). It's absolutely nothing special, has needed several repairs, and has now developed an intermittent fault. I would not buy another one. One of the difficulties I had was finding a non Miele repair person who is able/willing to mend one. (When I contacted Miele themselves, I was underwhelmed by their awful customer service.)

CottonSock Sun 20-Oct-19 18:26:27

My cheapie zanussi still going strong after 12.5 years.

Lolwhat Sun 20-Oct-19 18:27:41

Find somewhere local that rents them out, we rent ours for £15 a month but they come and fix them or replace them when needed no questions asked

millimollimandi Sun 20-Oct-19 18:31:54

We have just bought our 2nd Miele - our first lasted 14 years and came with a 10 year guarantee, they don't do that if they have any thought it won't last! Our new one is a twin dos and is amazing - no worrying about correct dosing or storing tabs etc. Now considering a Miele dishwasher as our bosch packed up...

TigerJoy Sun 20-Oct-19 18:32:59

I got some advice from a local washing machine specialist shop (seller and repairer).

I was told that the amount you spend determines the length of life of the machine. And that Miele are the best smile

Was also told liquid detergents gunk up machines and make them mouldy, you're best to use powder, and once a month to run your hottest wash with an empty machine (no powder) to clean it. I do this on payday.

newmumwithquestions Sun 20-Oct-19 18:45:35

Really surprised by all the lovers of Samsung on here. We have a Samsung and it’s the worst washing i’ve ever had.
I never use the fast wash program - in fact I select the extra dirty option almost all the time. Have tried everything I can think of. It just won’t get gym stuff clean. And yes I probably have overloaded it at times but even with a half empty load it doesn’t clean properly. I would never buy one again.

tallbirduk Sun 20-Oct-19 18:55:11

I have a 15 year old Miele that saw me through 2 children in cloth nappies. It is built like a tank!

I have had it fixed twice - the circuit board went, and the heating element (limescale!). Both times I called Miele and their engineer came, fixed it and it was only about £100 each time which included parts and labour! I was amazed as I fully expected it to cost £££££

lljkk Sun 20-Oct-19 18:57:34

how many loads/day do you do, OP?

Stifledlife Sun 20-Oct-19 18:58:23

I bought a commercial Whirlpool from costco which takes a 10kg load, is a top loader, hot/warm fill and does a full load in 20-30 minutes. It changed my life!

Derbee Sun 20-Oct-19 19:00:37

Really surprised by all the lovers of Samsung on here. We have a Samsung and it’s the worst washing i’ve ever had

@newmumwithquestions totally agree. Ours was trash. Sold it second hand and bought a Bosch which we’ve loved

MoltoAgitato Sun 20-Oct-19 19:03:50

A Miele that’s still going strong after 15 years only tells you that build quality of Mieles was great 15 years ago...

Zeldasmagicwand Sun 20-Oct-19 19:06:21

Are you over filling the machine, my DH used to always do that?
Do you clean the machine from time to time by running a hot wash with bleach and no clothes?
Do you leave the door open to dry out after removing a wash load?

I had to explain all 3 above to my sis-in-law because she was complaining about smelly washing. It's sorted now.

makingmiracles Sun 20-Oct-19 19:09:24

In terms of sweat smells, some peoples does tend to permanenate clothes more than others, my oldest dc has this problem. I soak them in cheap white vinegar then put in machine and they come out fresh as Daisy’s.

zonkin Sun 20-Oct-19 19:16:07

I had a Miele - both washer and dryer. Dryer lasted 5 years and washer about 7 years. Replaced with Bosch which lasted about the same amount of time and did a better job. But I suppose that technology moves on over that time and that is why. Replaced again with Bosch.

Once did a Beko dryer. Never again. Thank goodness I took out an extended warranty. The engineer was forever coming out!

slavetothemoney Sun 20-Oct-19 19:41:50

We have a Hoover washing machine. Bought it for £100 13 years ago from a clearance warehouse, it had a slight dent in the back so couldn't be sold in store.
Not had a single issue with it and it's still going strong. It will be a sad day when it gives up the ghost...we've had it longer than DD! grin

Beemail1 Sun 20-Oct-19 19:43:11

Miele has done 19 years with no problems whatsoever. Bought in a sale so not so much more than the cheaper makes. So happy with it
Would replace with another Miele when time comes.
It's been such a good buy, good for the planet. Can't be doing with such frequent replacement. Two years for a cheap machine makes it an expensive one!!

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