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catkinq Thu 10-Sep-09 09:47:33

I need a new washing machine - we have been looking at a Miele (mainly as free 10 year guarentee). They all now seem to have a wash load sensor that works out how much water you need etc. If you (as I do) tend to always stuff in as much as physically possible then will it stil work? I'm worried that some over ride sensor wil keep telling me that I've put way over 7 kg in. Do you have to use this sensor thingy? I can't really go and look at any as we live out in the sticks and it is too far and I need a new one now . Thanks in advance for any advice,
Catkin

CMOTdibbler Thu 10-Sep-09 09:50:56

You can't turn the sensor off. I have been trying not to overload as it didn't do our old washing machine any good at all, and am so pleased with new Miele washing machine and tumble dryer I want to look after them.

Hughes direct was the cheapest supplier btw

norktasticninja Thu 10-Sep-09 09:54:15

If you overload a machine it wont get the clothes properly clean and you'll knacker it relativly quickly.

norktasticninja Thu 10-Sep-09 09:55:47

You can't turn the sensors off but they wont stop the machine working either.

womblingalong Thu 10-Sep-09 09:57:39

Miele are fantastic, the sensors won't turn off, but they are brilliant. Norks is right, don't overload, it doesn't help your clothes or any type of machine.

wilbur Thu 10-Sep-09 10:00:52

I have had some pretty huge washes (I have 3 kids and a dh who cycles everywhere and gets smelly and muddy in equal measures) through our Miele and the sensor has never gone off. Having said that, if you do really cram in everything you physically can, then you perhaps should try a new laundry regime - you're not doing the machine or the clothes any favours. The miele is fab and yes, the 10 yr guarantee swung it for us too. We have had it for 4 years and not a jot of problem with it. Worth the money IMO.

clumsymum Thu 10-Sep-09 10:06:59

I covet a Miele, but can also recommend Siemens. I bought one 5 years ago, which has put up with all the abuse I give it (sometimes overstuff it), and again not a jot of bother with it. It came with a 5 year warranty (which I think is just about expired).

Try not to stuff your machine too full tho'. Apart from anything else, it's sooooo depressing, to keep pulling stuff out of the machine, and feel someone is putting more clothes in at the back grin

catkinq Thu 10-Sep-09 10:31:16

thank you - the cramming too full is partly because my dds cat keeps weeing everywhere so we often have to wash several duvets and pairs of curtains a day

clumsymum Thu 10-Sep-09 10:44:33

Evict the cat, NOW.

wilbur Thu 10-Sep-09 11:29:23

I can get a single wee-covered duvet in the miele, no problem.

catkinq Thu 10-Sep-09 13:05:40

we can't - it is my daughter's cat and she is very, very attached to it.

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