LG washing machines

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  1. la gran siete

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    Very good machines. Was told so by the guy who came to service it. A word of warning though if you intend buying one. Keep the receipt as they guarantee the parts for 5 years . Unfortunately I chucked mine after 3:eek::nono: Parts are very dear on them.
     
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    I think this belongs in the Laundry Forum.
     
  3. la gran siete

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    you started one did you?:)
     
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    Can't they just use the serial number of the washing machine to verify the age?
     
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    But it's from date of sale not manufacture.
     
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    Washing machines usually ship direct from manufacturer anyway, plus i doubt the washing machine has been stored for 2 years between being made and sold!
     
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    Often with these things it's an extended warrenty that only kicks in if you send your registration card in, say, within 28 days of purchase. I remember my first Creda was 5 years on parts and labour and 5 years more on parts with a fixed £40 call out/labour "if" you registered it.

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    After sepnding the afternoon calling myself all the ***** under the sun I am in a bit of a dilema You see the bloke I called out reckoned I would need a new computer that runs the programme fitted and they are very expensive,like £200 + Do I therefore dump this one and buy a new washer or get it repaired? Trouble with the latter( apart from the cost) is these particular machines are rather specialst ie repaired by roaming LG creditted engineers, hence why their are so expensive I guess. As to the former , do I go back ot a cheapy like the Indesit I had which at least lasted me 5 years or a more expensive like a Bosch .My instincts tell me Bosch.. No one I know has ever complained about the and there are plenty of local people to service them.But do they last?? This a big bugbear for me because a quality item with a hefty price should last and last and last. Otherwise whats the point in spending loads of wonga:confused:I bought the LG in the belief that it would be a quality item nad looking at it one would have thought it was. Its very heavy too. My guess is that the moving parts will go one for several years but its the elctronics that have failed in this case. Luck of the draw I guess
     
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    Tried that already . They want to know who I bought it from. I thought it was Scottish Hydroelectric but they have no record nad LG want to know the receipt number.
     
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    Pity its an american site:)
    On a serious note , is there a British equivalent dealing with general appliances. if not there should be as it would concentrate the minds of the manufacturers to produce genuine quality items
     
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    M I L wants another LG:eek: :confused:
     
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    Bosch machines are not that expensive, shop around on the web.

    When I had to get a machine I checked various reviews and LG, from memory, didn't come out that well.

    You might be able to get your LG control board repaired/exchanged. There are companies on the net that will repair to component level.
     
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    Yes thanks i actually just found that myself registered and sent a query. Looks as though it maye be a Bosch. Only dowmnside with them and Miel is parts availabilty. Apparently they need to be shipped in from Europe.
    I might buy from a local dealer as i want the old machine taken away unless the council can take it.Its a very heavy machine .:eek:
     
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    Just a thought - Did you pay by credit / debit card? Have you a statement as proof of purchase?
     
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    We bought an LG w/machine 2 years ago from comet after I did a long search on the web reading peoples views on them. We already had a five year coverplan thing going. To date they have actually replaced the following. Two control boards, dampers for the drum, new motor and belt,a new drum, new rubber door seal, one pump, four newly designed feet, new soap dish. In total the receipts we got here come to over £900. No prob to us as we are covered, but I would never buy another LG product again.
     
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    We got a Siemens which is i believe is the same as Bosch, and had no problems yet, and it gets a fair bit of use.
     
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    i wont either .Cant tell you how disappointed I have been with this machine:thumbsdow LGs support is crap as well. Anyway i bought a Bosch WAE 24162 for £319 inc delivery ,connection and removal of old machine so I feel better now.The local support network looks good too.
    Incidentally i was looking at this site:
    http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/ which Regmarch mentioned and they look the sort of site this country needs regarding home appliances . A sort of AV forums for washing machines and fridges. Lots of advice given by a team of engineers.They also do reviews of particular items. Unfortunately theyve only been in existance a few months so there are not many reviews. Anyway I asked them for advice and they suggested this one:
    ttp://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/modules.php?name=catalog&file=p
    and I nearly ordered one excvept the nearest agent is based in Birmingham which would be no good at all. Still i hope they prosper and if so I may consider them in future as i like their ethos.Well made products st sensible prices made to last and with good support( if you hapopoen to live in their catchment area that is)
    anyway thanks for the postings guys
     
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    My wife bought it and she cant remember unfortunately
     
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    If you want a proper decent washing machine, you can't go wrong with a Miele. They're a bit more expensive than other brands, but they work really well, they're built like brick outhouses, never go wrong, and they'll easily last 10 or 20 years.

    Here's a good review which explains exactly why Miele are so highly regarded:

    http://www.washerhelp.com/reviews/miele-w864-review.html
     

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