Washing Machine Recommendations?

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  1. Liam_G

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    Can anyone recommend a decent washing machine for me to buy for my mum & dad? Or tell me which makes to avoid etc

    As cheap as possible but without sacrificing how good it is lol!

    Or should i just go and buy the cheapest one i can find?
     
  2. Liam_G

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Dublinjohn

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    Try and avoid the really cheap machines unless you want ripped clothes and years of problems. Any of the LG washing machines are brilliant.
     
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    We have had Bosch appliances for years. Everyone has their own preference but as long as you don't go for their entry level models I'm sure you'll be ok.
     
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    Bosch still (or did a few years ago) make their own machines, just about everyone else sub contracts to the likes of Beko.
    I have ISE as they are extremely well made and you pay up front but spares are very low cost. The only thing is they don't do a washer/dryer as it compromises reliability too much.
     
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    Are Zenussi and Hotpoint decent?
     
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    Made by Beko. They are brands, nothing more.
     
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    We have BOSH washing machine. We buy few years ago. Works without a problem. Ten years ago we have Zanussi. It broke down after few months.
     
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    I had bosch ........if it gets used a lot.....with kids ours used to be on nearly everyday and it was faultless.

    the last year I got a cheapish Samsung...which I have on 2 or 3 times a week and its been great...got some useful programs......an hour daily wash and quick 30 min one

    ....even makes little musical notes when you switch on and when the program finishes.

    as I mention i'd avoid cheapys...and if it was me hotpoints...had a couple over the years and would never buy another.

    like most things these days a lot of things manufactured can be traced back to a handful of makers
     
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    I would second Bosch. Had a couple now and both been very good.
     
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    Bosch best for the money, Miele if you want to last (10 year warranty)
     
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    Recently changed from 12 year-old Bosch Washer and separate Dryer to Miele Washer and separate Dryer.

    Trust me, after six months of usage, Miele is way superior to Bosch.
     
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    Mine are all Miele but at £1500 an appliance it's an expensive outlay but there are cheaper models.
     
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    Utter tripe, Beko, Zanussi and Hotpoint do not share a single component in any of their washing machines. Why make such comments when you clearly do not know!!
     
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    We have a Bosch, it has been running atleast once a day sometimes more for the last five years no problems what so ever.
     
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    Agree with people in here about Bosch, our fridge is 11+ years old! On its last legs, but have dishwasher and now washer.

    Was hoping on a Bosch fridge replacement but nothing springing out, preferring the Samsung fridges to he honest, also have 5 years warranty
     
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    Just make sure you get an extended warranty whatever you buy. Have had my Miele break down completely less than year out of warranty and at a cost of some £250 and a two week wait to get it repaired by Miele. Will never buy another Miele as they promote their machines are built to last, but it appears you can still be "unlucky" (Miele's words). I do around two light washes a week, so other than poor quality control, there should be no reason it should break down so soon in its life, but Miele charge full repair costs nonetheless.
     
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    I have tried lots of machines over the years and now have an LG and it is great, hardly any noise from it even when spinning, I would definitely avoid ISE, get a bad one and company will not honour the 10 year guarantee, its not worth the paper its written on, refused to even send someone out to mine after I realized it was not working properly a few weeks after purchase.
     
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    Definitely Bosch, my current one is a Clasixx 6 Express and is now 7 years old, it has been completely faultless.
     
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    I had a Bosch...lasted 12 years, still worked but wasn't spinning properly.

    I ended up getting a Samsung machine as it came with a 5 yr warranty.

    I still don't know why I got a 12kg machine as only me here!... Goes about once every 2 weeks...
     

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