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New Washing Machine Advice Please

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NigelJ, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. NigelJ

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    Today has got off to a bad start, the latch on my 15+year old Hoover washing machine broke. None of the usual websites have a spare door for the model. Yes it is an integral part of the door moulding. Also the timer is beginning to go. So am looking for a new one ASAP, thoughts please.
     
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    We had a Hoover washing machine for years, It was left in the house by the previous owner. We bought a Bosche to replace it and it's been great. It also has a 15 minute wash. We got it from John Lewis.
     
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      Good morning @NigelJ my friend bit more expensive but I always go with "Bosch" for our white appliances:smile:
       
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        Hi @NigelJ we also have a Bosch and are happy with it. The current 'best buy' from Which? is the Bosch WAT2840SGB :blue thumb:
         
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          Thank you. I think that Bosch wins 3 nil. I was thinking along that line myself.
           
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            Bosch without question - if you can, try and go for the models a wee bit further up their range, as they are made in Germany still, and are built like brick outhouses; having said that, even the cheapest Bosch will knock spots off other makes in the same sort of price bracket.

            Siemens are also good (essentially Bosch machines with a different badge), and Miele are also top notch in terms of reliability, albeit their designs are a bit staid.

            Hoover seem to be coming back up, which is nice to see - that will of course be dependant on their product quality though, which slipped significantly for a while. DO NOT buy Hotpoint, Indesit or Creda (all the same company, all the same rubbish), and I personally wouldn't touch Beko with a barge pole.

            Oh, a left field choice - Samsung. Their 'feature' where you can open a hatch and shove something in whilst the machine is washing is a bit of a gimmick, but they do machines without it, and to be fair to them their stuff is generally very good.
             
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              One of the Samsung range has the highest rating by 'Which?'.
               
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                Bosch household with a bit of Siemens too.

                Btw have you tried ebay ? Just did a quick search and 1000 odd bits displayed under hoover washing machine door .....
                 
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                  Well @NigelJ I am a Zanussi fan myself, this one I have here is 17yrs old and still going great.. only thing I have had to have replaced was the rubber around the door and that was because a nail was left in a pocket..! The Zanussi before it was 22 yrs nearly..
                   
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                    I've got an Hotpoint, about 15 yrs old;):biggrin:
                     
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                      Take a photo of it, as it could be unique! :biggrin:

                      Oh, and keep a fire extinguisher VERY close to hand.......
                       
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                        Sadly @Marley Farley, Zanussi are a shadow of their former selves - they have been a part of the Electrolux group for a long time now, which in itself isn't a bad thing (Electrolux were a good brand at one time), but over the years they have cheapened their range considerably, and lost some of their legendary quality.

                        Early Zanussi products where incredibly robust - almost hewn out of granite - so hopefully they will return to prior form at some point.


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                          We’ve had several makes over the years, including Bosch. We now have a Samsung, and to my mind the best of the lot.
                           
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                            I’m going to go against the grain. We had a Bosch WM and I didn’t like it. The clothes never really seemed to get that clean. It lasted only 10 years and I was not sorry to see it go. Now we have a Hoover and cleaner clothes.
                             
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