Washing machines when the break - Any engineers here?

The Dark Horse

Well-known Member
I know its like asking how longs a piece of string but what's the average life span of a washing machine? My washing machine has just packed up, its about 7 years old. Initially it wouldn't stop on a program, I had to literally switch it off at the mains but now it won't rinse or drain.

I'm not sure to bite the bullet and get a new one, which isn't going to be cheap as its an integrated one, or go down the repair route and hope it lasts a few more years. Anyone have an idea what the fault could be, how expensive to fix and whether its worth repairing or am I just delaying the inevitable day in a few months time when it stops altogether?

Any advice welcome.
 

blue max

Distinguished Member
That could potentially be the circuit board. It may be costly to diagnose and fix and as you say, it could perhaps only last a short while until something else goes. If it had been a belt or something, then it would be different.

Unless you can diagnose yourself, it probably is not worth the investment as it's had seven years of use. Rather than spend good money after bad (which I have done in the past), I'd put it towards a new one.

Have you room for separates? A better solution really if you have. You can dry as you wash then. Plus less wear and tear on each machine.
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
With integrated washing machines at Curry's starting at £280 I would not invest in an engineer coming out, doubt you would have much change from £100 for labour let along the parts. The longest we have had a machine is 8 years.
 

The Dark Horse

Well-known Member
That could potentially be the circuit board. It may be costly to diagnose and fix and as you say, it could perhaps only last a short while until something else goes. If it had been a belt or something, then it would be different.

Unless you can diagnose yourself, it probably is not worth the investment as it's had seven years of use. Rather than spend good money after bad (which I have done in the past), I'd put it towards a new one.

Have you room for separates? A better solution really if you have. You can dry as you wash then. Plus less wear and tear on each machine.
Hmm yes thats what I'm thinking. When I say integrated I mean integrated into the kitchen units, not a combined washer/dryer. We have a dryer elsewhere.
 

blue max

Distinguished Member
Hmm yes thats what I'm thinking. When I say integrated I mean integrated into the kitchen units, not a combined washer/dryer. We have a dryer elsewhere.
Ah, of course. It's a pain being without, so the additional warranty is nearly worth the purchase price just for the hassle factor.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Podcast: Marantz SR7015 & NAD T 778 AVR + Mission LX2 MKII Speaker Reviews, AV & Film News and More
Top Bottom