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Recommend me your washing machine please....

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napkin Tue 16-Apr-13 17:06:38

Mine has just packed up again. Would love a good machine and need one fast.

armagh Tue 16-Apr-13 19:35:06

Tempting fate here now but my 11 year old Bosch still working great

vitaminC Tue 16-Apr-13 19:39:15

I'm on my 3rd Electrolux and I still love it just as much as its predecessors.

I actually sold the 1st one to my ex-MIL when I moved overseas, 12 years ago, and it's still going strong!

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Tue 16-Apr-13 19:49:29

This one!

It has a 14 min quick wash. I bought it from this website too. Excellent service!

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Tue 16-Apr-13 19:50:24

Oh, bad linky

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 16-Apr-13 19:52:20

LG. Replaced a Bosch that had done 10 years good service. The LG is quiet and has a 10 year warranty on the motor.

Taffeta Tue 16-Apr-13 19:52:55

Our Bosch one is 20 years old and going strong

napkin Tue 16-Apr-13 23:12:22

what Lg model do you have hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman? Thanks for the link TheOneAndOnlyAlpha but I have been put of by Beko as had one that ripped all my clothes! confused

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 16-Apr-13 23:23:50

Bosch - they go on forever. Washing machine repair man took pity on me while mending my shitty Phillips Whirlpool for the third time and told me to get a Bosch as he's hardly ever had to fix one. He rang me up six months later and asked me if we wanted one as he knew someone getting rid of one (updating fir newer model). Said Yes and still have it, 6 years on and no breakdowns. I'd never have anything else now.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 16-Apr-13 23:25:09

Have a twelve year Zanussi. Still going great.

vitaminC Wed 17-Apr-13 11:32:05

Actually my Electrolux is a Zanussi (they merged!) grin

PigletJohn Wed 17-Apr-13 12:44:17

Bosch, or Miele if you can afford it

Floralnomad Wed 17-Apr-13 12:46:01

LG direct drive ,really quiet and efficient and you can programme it so it does what you want . I've got the 8 kg one .

napkin Wed 17-Apr-13 21:02:19

Looks like a Bosch or Lg. Can you do small washes in both. Has anyone got a Aeg? They look like a good make too.

Roseformeplease Wed 17-Apr-13 21:04:16

Zanussi. Bought with our house but at least 7 years old. Holds loads and loads of washing.

takeaway2 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:08:32

Bosch too. We had a hot point one that gave us an annual problem. And it's not so much the problem that drove me up the wall. It was the ridiculous service people. Essentially taking 4-6 weeks to sort out the fault which I tell them the code of (in the hope that they'll bring the right part or motherboard or whatever).

Have had good things about Aeg too. Oh and whatever you get, appliancesonline is great. Good prices and free next day delivery?!!grin Brilliant.

gobbin Wed 17-Apr-13 21:12:17

Bought a Samsung not long ago. Programmable, 10 yr guarantee on the motor (5 yr on rest of it). Quiet, quick, thorough. From Appliances Online (who were excellent) for about £400. Replaced a Bosch that we had for about 12 years.

DXBMermaid Wed 17-Apr-13 21:13:26


LynetteScavo Wed 17-Apr-13 21:13:50

My Bosch is nearly 10, and has been used nearly every day, at least once.

CoolaSchmoola Wed 17-Apr-13 21:31:55

We have a 10 year old Zanussi that still works perfectly despite having 'lived' in four countries with their different waters and extremes of temperatures and travelled by boat across various seas. It has also regularly washed very oily and or filthy Army kit.

My mum has an 8 year old Zanussi - bought to replace her first one that died at 16.

napkin Wed 17-Apr-13 21:33:12

Thanks everyone for all your advice, very useful.

themidwife Wed 17-Apr-13 21:35:04

German (not Spanish) Bosch!

Springforward Wed 17-Apr-13 21:39:07

We just got a 7kg Bosch and I'm really impressed. We bought it from a local independent/ Euronics place. The bloke who delivered it is also the repair man, and he said he hardly ever has to fix a Bosch. Also we have an ancient Bosch dishwasher which is still going strong after 10+ years.

napkin Wed 17-Apr-13 22:55:08

How do you know the bosch is a German machine or not themidwife?

PigletJohn Thu 18-Apr-13 02:51:59

My Bosch (not a latest model) measures how much stuff you have put in it, and graduates the amount of water it takes in to suit. IIRC it sets itself to one third, two thirds, and full.

I only happened to notice it when looking at the instruction booklet recently.

The "Which" reliability index is very high so I don't believe that there are heaps of rogue machines being turned out from the factories outside Germany.

A bit like Skoda and Rolls Royce cars are good even if manufactured away from VW and BMW's home country.

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