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napkin Sun 27-Jan-13 19:24:24

Need some help in finding a good washing machine after many bad machines. Any recommendations please?smile

Floralnomad Sun 27-Jan-13 19:25:55

LG Direct Drive , its completely brilliant!

MinnesotaNice Sun 27-Jan-13 19:34:31

Yes, I love my gigantic American washing machine, but it is in storage sad and I'm guessing you want something a little more local. grin I'm not overly familiar with the brands over here, but our rental house has a Bosch that needed one of the paddles replaced and the repairman said if it had been a Hotpoint he could have fixed on the spot as he carries the parts. Just something to consider as readily available parts can make future repairs much quicker.

goodtoesnaughtytoes Sun 27-Jan-13 19:43:52

No I have had to get a washer dryer due to space issues and I HATE it. Creases everything up really badly. Grrrrrconfused

Bearandcub Sun 27-Jan-13 19:44:23

LG 9kg drum direct drive - awesome. Has got us through a minimum of a load a day for the past 3 years. Washed duvets, silks, woollens, sportswear, heavily stained baby clothes.

bootsycollins Sun 27-Jan-13 19:47:36

Miele, absolutely love it, not sure what the maximum load is, 7kg or 8kg. The cycles are fantastic and speedy too.

chickenyummychicken Sun 27-Jan-13 19:51:11

another miele lover
bought ours second hand as could not have afforded otherwise
had it for 14 years!
still awesome and going reliable and strong!

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 12:38:13

Has anyone bought their machine in the last year? What's the model number of your Lg machine Floralnomad?

amazonianwoman Mon 28-Jan-13 13:38:08

Yes, it's an ISE with a 10 year warranty. Got fed up of Hotpoints etc only lasting a couple of years. The retailer I bought it from said I wouldn't see him again (i.e. they don't break down), as did the electrical repair guy I used for previous machines/dishwasher etc. He rated it much more highly than Miele even.

nannyl Mon 28-Jan-13 14:17:30

I LOVE my John Lewis washing machine.....

so much that i bought another (when i moved in with OH I let my house so kept my old JL washing machine with that house..... when his washing machine (it was awful i hated it) died i replaced it with the next model JL washing machine up... its brilliant... and doesnt take forever to do a full 6kg wash either

noddyholder Mon 28-Jan-13 14:18:15

LG direct drive 8kg Even sings a song at the end to let you know its done

valiumredhead Mon 28-Jan-13 14:21:11

Meile - been going strong for 12 years and never broken down. Fantastic machine.

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:44:46

What model is your John Lewis machine nannyl? Anyone with a new machine which uses a decent amount of water when washing?

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:47:21

t model number is your ISE amazonianwoman?

notMarlene Mon 28-Jan-13 19:48:48

i love mine too. It;s a miele and has a 'extra water' button.

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:48:57

Sorry was meant to say what's the model number of your machine?

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:52:24

Do you know how much the cheaper Miele's go for?

Iggly Mon 28-Jan-13 19:54:09

Miele which cost around £500 4 years ago. Love it!

notMarlene Mon 28-Jan-13 19:55:17

I don't I'm afraid, I'm not in the UK either. Second had ones are well worth looking at.

MInes 6 now and as good as new, never had the tiniest problem ,toutches wood>. MIll replaced hers when it was 15, not because there was anything wrong with it, just 'cause she's a snob.

hopethesnowgoessoon Mon 28-Jan-13 19:56:38

Lg direct drive here also and its great. So quiet compared to most so great if it is on the kitchen like mine rather than a utility

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 20:32:49

Is any of your Lg direct drives 6kg. Want a smallish drum as find it hard to fill a large

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 20:34:02

Has anyone got any model numbers for me to have a look at?thanks

Floralnomad Mon 28-Jan-13 20:35:05

Mine is a 7kg ,and I don't think they make the exact model anymore ( just looked online) . I know they do 6kg ones ,and I agree they are very quiet.

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 20:36:51

Thanks for having a look for me Floralnomad.

DoItToJulia Mon 28-Jan-13 20:42:55

My Bosch machine beeps at the end of the cycle. It is SO ANNOYING. Check whether any machine you plan to buy does this, I wish I had. Other than that great machine.

Also, key features for me are being able to have any programme run at any temperature. I had a machine once that had a separate temperature setting and I loved it.

I think that hotpoints aren't great, and candy is the same machine essentially.

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