Washing Machine Blew up

jewels.p
jewels.p Font Of All KnowledgeRegistered Posts: 1,774
As you can guess from the Title our Washing Machine blew up this morning! :mad:

Anyway my question is does anyone have a Bosch Washing Machine and if so are they any good? A few people have told me that they are good but I have just googled them and they are all pretty expensive. The one that blew up was a Hoover so dont want another one of them!

Sad subject I know but hey what would we do without our Washing Machines. I know I couldnt handle wash days like our great grannys had spending the whole day doing it. My washing machine blew up when I was doing a load of towels and me and other half had to wring them all out before hanging them on the line. Thats when he said I would never have coped having to wring all the clothes out like in the olden days.

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  • jow774
    jow774 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 465
    My sister has just got a new washing machine, bosch one she brought it from co-op online and says you can get a good deal. It might be worth looking at
  • farmergiles
    farmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    jewels.p wrote: »
    As you can guess from the Title our Washing Machine blew up this morning! :mad:

    Anyway my question is does anyone have a Bosch Washing Machine and if so are they any good? A few people have told me that they are good but I have just googled them and they are all pretty expensive. The one that blew up was a Hoover so dont want another one of them!

    Sad subject I know but hey what would we do without our Washing Machines. I know I couldnt handle wash days like our great grannys had spending the whole day doing it. My washing machine blew up when I was doing a load of towels and me and other half had to wring them all out before hanging them on the line. Thats when he said I would never have coped having to wring all the clothes out like in the olden days.

    Bought an indesit from currys this morning, working like a dream, only cost 199.99
  • anniem
    anniem Experienced Mentor Pewsey, WiltshireRegistered Posts: 1,326
    Been running the same Bosch washing machine for 6/7 years now - it's never ever broken down! I probably do 2 washes each week day and 5/6 each day at weekends, the washing machine and I have a hard life - muddy overalls, boys clothes, etc.

    Having said that now I'm probably doomed; it'll probably drop dead tomorrow!!!!!

    I'm touching some wood now. :lol:
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    I've had a bosch washing machine for 13 years.

    I called a repairman out 10 years ago and said I'd bought Bosch so I wouldn't see him but he said if I'd bought anything else I would have seen much more of him. The fault turned out to be with our plumbing not the machine.

    So on the strength of that I have a Bosch dishwasher, oven, tumble drier, kettle, fridge etc.

    The only things that aren't Bosch are the freezer (whirlpool) and hte cooker hood - the only thing to go wrong in the kitchen so far? The cooker hood!!
  • Andypandy
    Andypandy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 526
    Bosch & Miele are brilliant. I've always looked for the best price available & then got John Lewis to price match them - they throw in an extra guarantee on top. Neff & AEG (who make John Lewis's own brand) are really good too, and heavy usage is covered.
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    I know what you mean about the manual thing. When I first moved here 9 years ago we didn't have one for a month, it really was hard work.

    I then got a nearly new Hotpoint Aquarius which didn't miss a beat. I replaced it last year, mechanically it was still perfect but the on button broke and my other half at the time just replaced it given its age. I now have a Beko which I'm happy with.

    My parents had a Bosch for 10 years I think, it wasn't perfect but that's how long they kept it :)
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    Thanks guys. Gonna try our local retailer and see what price they give me as they deliver, install and take away the old one. I know that with some of the ones online they just dump them at your door and the rest is up to you.

    Wish me luck!
  • katsutlieff
    katsutlieff Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 459
    Jewel, Jow774 mentioned the co-op online, we recently brought a dishwasher from them and they were fab. Cheaper than our local retailer, delivered the next day and gave me an hour delivery slot they also rang to let me know they were going to be late. They brought the machine into the kitchen for me, and I think for an extra £15 they take the old one away.
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    Don't know much about washing machines (except my plumber mate says avoid anything made by Samsung - I know their phones are shite quality but apparently so is everything else they make!) but the Hoover warranty prices seem pretty reasonable to me and even up to 8 years old, £120 with free parts is still much cheaper than a new machine:

    http://service.hoover.co.uk/repair/OutOfGuarantee.aspx

    Hang on, that's only if you take out their £15.90 per month warranty so seems bloody expensive to me. Ignore it!

    http://www.siemens-home.co.uk/home/learn-more-about/product-focus.html?article=5-year-guarantee-terms-and-conditions&?category=why-siemens~677
  • exam panic
    exam panic Well-Known Registered Posts: 157
    I got a indesit I bought 1999 still going strong .
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    exam panic wrote: »
    I bought 1999...

    You bought one thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine of them? Strewth, I'd hate to see the size of your dirty washing pile...
  • Rachey
    Rachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    I can't stop laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    I have a Hoover already (thats the one that blew up) it isnt even that old. So wont be buying another one of them. Got a good deal on a Bosch from my local retailer. Phoned the one in my town and they offered me the same one as their partner shop in a town 5 mile away £40 cheaper and the total price is £124.99 cheaper than Currys (am I allowed to name them or will I get charged with whats the word again that means slagging them off?) Total mind blank as I am so excited about getting my new washing machine! :thumbup1:

    Lets hope it is a good one!
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    P.S That "alleged frequent porn browser" is a cracker Blobby!:lol:
  • Rachey
    Rachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    jewels.p wrote: »
    I have a Hoover already (thats the one that blew up) it isnt even that old. So wont be buying another one of them. Got a good deal on a Bosch from my local retailer. Phoned the one in my town and they offered me the same one as their partner shop in a town 5 mile away £40 cheaper and the total price is £124.99 cheaper than Currys (am I allowed to name them or will I get charged with whats the word again that means slagging them off?) Total mind blank as I am so excited about getting my new washing machine! :thumbup1:

    Lets hope it is a good one!

    slander or something?

    I needed to get a new washing machine not long ago and was advised to stick with a basic one. The fancy ones with all the LCD panels and gadgets etc are more likely to break. I don't know this from first hand experience though, just what I was told, but it makes sense really.
  • PGM
    PGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    I read an article in Which magazine, on kitchen appliances the Germans Bosch and Seimens where usually best on reliability. Hotpoint didn't do well, everything in my kitchen is Hotpoint :(
  • Claire321
    Claire321 Well-Known Registered Posts: 209
    We've had a Bosch washing machine for 6 or 7 years with no problems so I would definately recommend one - it's also fairly simple to use unlike some!

    As already mentioned we got ours from John Lewis and got the free extended warranty.

    An alternative is to look at appliances online and the prices are often cheaper and they take away your old one to.
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