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Is 8 years a fair run for a washing machine?

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2 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

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

It seems to me most of the repair guys who work for the manufacturers don't seem that interested in fixing anything. They charge around 500 baht for a call-out then advise you to buy another machine, whether it's a washing machine, airconditioner whatever. It's only these local guys that want to fix things and charge peanuts to do it.

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26 minutes ago, giddyup said:

repair guys who work for the manufacturers don't seem that interested in fixing anything.

That's mostly been my experience too...they say parts are not available and/or quote silly money for the part,

it pays to keep an eye out for the various local fix-it shops as they will at least try and often can fix the "unfixable"

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Had mine for 17 years now, several repairs over the years, but still working.

 

From an environmental perspective, always better to repair rather than discard...

 

 

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16 minutes ago, direction BANGKOK said:

I would bet in the long run you will come out further ahead replacing it. 

I'll replace it when it become unviable to repair it.

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it really depends what is wrong with a machine failing, it could be something very simple or the most expensive part (the motor) failing, over the years I have had washing machines that last a very long time, I usually repair any issues myself and parts are generally cheap and can be bought on ebay or similar.

 

Replacing the machine because the filter is blocked - faulty door latch or water level pressure switch, these items are very cheap to replace and are common failures  

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1 hour ago, giddyup said:

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.

Reminds me of a saying an aussie guy I used to work with would say " That's funnier than when nana got her left tit stuck in the mangle."

 

Back on topic, what is the actual issue with your LG? Is it the new gen with 10 year drive warranty? Before I spent money on it, I would look at all the seals, the little pump prop that is kept in the bottom front right of the machine and the like.

Also, as someone else mentioned, how hard is your water? A friend asked me to look at her unit and there was scale crusted over so many things and was causing issues with turning peices in the machine.

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Overloading is the main culprit for wear / tear, and idiots pressing the stop button whilst in spin mode.

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23 minutes ago, Farangwithaplan said:

Reminds me of a saying an aussie guy I used to work with would say " That's funnier than when nana got her left tit stuck in the mangle."

 

Back on topic, what is the actual issue with your LG? Is it the new gen with 10 year drive warranty? Before I spent money on it, I would look at all the seals, the little pump prop that is kept in the bottom front right of the machine and the like.

Also, as someone else mentioned, how hard is your water? A friend asked me to look at her unit and there was scale crusted over so many things and was causing issues with turning peices in the machine.

It was only the drive shaft where it goes into the agitator that was worn and not engaging, but he also opened the machine up and cleaned a lot of the internals under the drive shaft. All I know is it's operating perfectly now. It was bought over 8 years ago, it's a Turbo Drum 11kg model, so I doubt if it has the 10 year warranty.

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Panasonic top loader 10 years old,  still works great.

think it was about 5,000 when new.

 

If you got a pick up. take it to one of the back street shops.

ask how much to fix, could be just a few baht to do.

if its totaled, give it to the shop and go buy new one.

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8 minutes ago, giddyup said:

It was only the drive shaft where it goes into the agitator that was worn and not engaging, but he also opened the machine up and cleaned a lot of the internals under the drive shaft. All I know is it's operating perfectly now. It was bought over 8 years ago, it's a Turbo Drum 11kg model, so I doubt if it has the 10 year warranty.

Great result! and you have done your part in avoiding more e-waste.

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9 minutes ago, Liverpudlian said:

Overloading is the main culprit for wear / tear, and idiots pressing the stop button whilst in spin mode.

I've been curious about this. When they say the unit is an 8kg I assumed it was water + laundry items. How does one know the water level and therefore the weight of the water?

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6 minutes ago, Farangwithaplan said:

I've been curious about this. When they say the unit is an 8kg I assumed it was water + laundry items. How does one know the water level and therefore the weight of the water?

My understanding is its the weight of the dry laundry prior to loading.

 

Edit

On checking it seems I was correct, look here:

 

https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/academy/laundry/get-the-right-size-washer-washing-machine-capacity-expained/

 

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