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Is 8 years a fair run for a washing machine?

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2 minutes ago, johng said:

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

I used a local "Mr Fix-it" that does all kinds of electrical repairs. He fxied the motor in our rangehood after a rat had chewed through a wire for 100 baht. The company (Franke) said it couldn't be repaired and wanted 8000 baht to replace the motor.

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3 minutes ago, sammieuk1 said:

big top loader

I think we had this " discussion"  somewhere in these forums before   top loaders do not have a heating element.

Front loaders (mostly) do have a heating element.

 

You can get a separate electric  water heater that is specifically designed  for things like washing machines, bathes and washing up dishes etc...they are not the same as the  ubiquitous shower heaters which should not be used for that purpose.

 

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1 minute ago, johng said:

I think we had this " discussion"  somewhere in these forums before   top loaders do not have a heating element.

Front loaders (mostly) do have a heating element.

 

You can get a separate electric  water heater that is specifically designed  for things like washing machines, bathes and washing up dishes etc...they are not the same as the  ubiquitous shower heaters which should not be used for that purpose.

 

Back in the 60's when living in Darwin I used an old wringer style washing machine with a heating element to have hot showers. Just connected a shower rose to the outlet pipe.

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1 minute ago, giddyup said:

Back in the 60's when living in Darwin I used an old wringer style washing machine with a heating element to have hot showers. Just connected a shower rose to the outlet pipe.

Did you use the spin dry function on yourself?

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11 minutes ago, giddyup said:

I used a local "Mr Fix-it" that does all kinds of electrical repairs

Ok I'll post  the location of the place I've used in the past in case anyone else needs it.

they also repair fridges  of a silly someone who punctured the refrigerant line while trying to de-ice it with a screwdriver  Doooh   :w00t:  :hit-the-fan:

 

https://www.google.co.th/maps/@12.964949,100.8975885,3a,48.4y,123.15h,80.98t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sW3wyoL95ynFdHnP7py001w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i27

 

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Depends on many things. How often you use it, do you over load it, whats the hardness of the water, do you put just 'smalls' or also wash heavier items?

 

I'd expect 5 years for a heavy use and up to 10 for a once a week wash. Lots of steps in the process, saponification, emulsification, surfactants and is a mix of heat, mechanical action and time. If you use your machine 3 times a week for 8 years that is 9000 cycles. If you pay 10,000 THB that's not far off 1 THB a time + power and detergent etc.

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2 minutes ago, johng said:

Ok I'll post  the location of the place I've used in the past in case anyone else needs it.

they also repair fridges  of a silly someone who punctured the refrigerant line while trying to de-ice it with a screwdriver  Doooh   :w00t:  :hit-the-fan:

 

https://www.google.co.th/maps/@12.964949,100.8975885,3a,48.4y,123.15h,80.98t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sW3wyoL95ynFdHnP7py001w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i27

 

Rented a house once where the previous tenant had used a bar heater to defrost the fridge. The inside resembled melted icecream.

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My Nan had a twintub ,lasted a long Time
If it ain’t broke,don’t fix it


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1 minute ago, KC 71 said:

My Nan had a twintub ,lasted a long Time
If it ain’t broke,don’t fix it emoji106.png


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Yeah, but mine was broken.

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16 minutes ago, johng said:

I think we had this " discussion"  somewhere in these forums before   top loaders do not have a heating element.

Front loaders (mostly) do have a heating element.

 

You can get a separate electric  water heater that is specifically designed  for things like washing machines, bathes and washing up dishes etc...they are not the same as the  ubiquitous shower heaters which should not be used for that purpose.

 

Missed it🤔

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Asked my wife,she said luck of the draw !


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11 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

Did you use the spin dry function on yourself?

You didn't read my comment, I said it had a wringer, this was well before washing machines had a spin dry function. And no, I didn't put myself through the wringer.

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26 minutes ago, giddyup said:

I used a local "Mr Fix-it" that does all kinds of electrical repairs. He fxied the motor in our rangehood after a rat had chewed through a wire for 100 baht. The company (Franke) said it couldn't be repaired and wanted 8000 baht to replace the motor.

Local Mr. Fixitis used to keep all sorts of stuff running cheap instead of throwing it way

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