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Old 8th October 2019, 18:13   #1
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SWMBO was doing some washing last night, after 20 mins there was a bang and the trip went in the fuse box. I reset and it immediately went again. I checked everything and as I walked pass the washing machine it smelt very burnt so I unplugged it.

On investigation today I took the lid off to see several burnt wires and a component obviously starting to melt.

I was given it by my mother 10 or so years ago and she had bought it 4 years previous to that.

I know they are more expensive that most washing machines but I think 14 + years use is good for a white good these days especially with the amount of use my wife gives it.

I have not even bothered looking into getting it repaired as I think the cost of repair is probably going to cost more than I am willing to spend, I ordered a new one today and apparently I will even get £75 cash back, it comes with a 5 year warranty and I can extend that to 10.



I have no connection with Miele, I am just saying it is nice to find you can still buy quality white goods.
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Old 8th October 2019, 20:00   #2
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my wife is a Miele fan. You can visit their place, big showroom or similar I think, its North of London, I cant recall where

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Miele appliances are built with the intention of being repaired! It's part of the reason they're at the more expensive end of the market.


We currently have a Bosch WFF2000 as the family washing machine, 22 years old and still going strong!
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Sorry to put a downer on this. We had a new kitchen and utility room carried out some 10 years ago with all appliances being Miele. Some were good some died with less use than the previous fittings. While quite well made they were not worth the additional cost. They have been replaced as they failed and I would say by better (to me and my wife) and less costly brands.
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My washing machine has lasted out REALLY well--------She's 82 this December.
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My washing machine has lasted out REALLY well--------She's 82 this December.
And I bet you dare not show her this thread
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I donít like the fact - but I am now officially part of the throw away society. I often used to repair our washing machines, tumble dryers etc because they could be repaired and there was a chap in Salisbury Market that sold all the spares and was a mine of Information on how to.

But now technology seems to prevent any DIY input. So apart from a belt change or replacement- I donít bother now. I donít buy extended warranties - just use the thing and if and when it fails just go and buy a replacement.

White goods are cheap and on the whole reliable.
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Old 15th October 2019, 12:54   #8
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They tend not to be worth trying to repair ours has went on the blink in the past few days and is around 4 years old. Manufacturer suspects board failure so not worth fixing so a replacement been ordered in its place.
Iíll salvage the motors do may need one for a wee project and the drum will be turned into a fire pit.
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Just has an Email from Miele that they are giving me a free 5 year warranty all parts and labour. Wow if they are willing to do that they must have faith in there kit.
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