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Is 8 years a fair run for a washing machine?

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Our LG 11kg washing machine has stopped working after 8 years of use. LG technician quoted around 5000 baht to fix it, this is without actually coming out to look, only going by the symptoms the missus described to him. The machine cost around 10,000 baht new so I don't know if it's worth spending 50% of the new price to fix the old one.

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Our LG machine gave up after about eight years, ended up buying a similar model at Thai Watsadu that was on special offer and gave the old one away.

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I would not spend 5,000B to repair a 10,000B machine that was more than a few years old.

 

As for how long they should last: it depends on how much use they get. My old machine was at least 12 years old - and looked it - but was still working properly when I replaced it. I replaced it because it lacked a couple of features I wanted, and it was a bit small. The replacement is 7 years old and looks and works like new as it only gets used once a week. I expect it to last longer than I will.

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No electrical goods seem to last long these, especially TVs. But it's certainly not worth spending money repairing an 8 year old device. It only cost you 100 baht a month, write it off. I've just replaced a 7 year old air con unit. It should last longer but just not worth spending 4-5,000 baht repairing it.

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My LG 11kg lasted just under 8yrs ..so it looks like an average life expectancy ....I bought  a similar model ( NOT LG)  from Lazada .. and saved about 25%   if I'd have bought the same model from a shop outlet ..  (36hrs and free delivery PC to my door)

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8 minutes ago, giddyup said:

A local repair shop took it away, cleaned all the internals, replaced necessary parts, now working perfectly again. total cost 900 baht.

 

Good luck with your repair.

 

We did similarly with a washing machine at a rental house and it ran great for about two weeks.

 

Next time I won't throw good money after something whose shelf life  has likely expired.

 

Same with a homeworks (?) oven.   After two years  I took it to a local shop and had it repaired for about 400 THB.      The repair lasted one cooking.  Wish I had my 400 ฿ back

 

Good luck

 

 

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38 minutes ago, giddyup said:

A local repair shop took it away,

Who did you use ?

 

My LG washing machine  developed a drive motor/gearbox fault  in 2015  I went to Amorn and found they had

an exactly "look alike part"  ( took the old one to compare) but no mention of what machine it was for   so I took a chance and bought it for 950 baht   fitted it at home myself and its still working to this day.

 

Before that in 2012 the main control board went wrong, a local "engineer" replaced it x2  for 1000 baht

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