Jump to content
BANGKOK 26 May 2019 07:01
giddyup

Is 8 years a fair run for a washing machine?

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, stanleycoin said:

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.

The guy collected it at 4pm yesterday, fixed it and brought it back at 9am this morning.

Edited by giddyup
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First LG did 8 years, replaced with a Samsung that did 7, bought a new LG just before Christmas. The days of your washing machine lasting for an eternity are long gone. Eight years seems to be the going rate for a modern appliance. As said, 'built in obsolescence', they've got to ensure they've got a steady stream of customers to buy the latest product - so building things that last a lifetime isn't in the manufacturers interest. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Farangwithaplan said:

weight of the water?

Weight of water is (approximately but close enough)  1 Kilogram per litre.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, johng said:

Weight of water is (approximately but close enough)  1 Kilogram per litre.

Yes, I am aware of the weight of water, but that wasn't my question. CharlieH answered my question. But thanks anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, giddyup said:

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.

That is the same the World over. These guys are told to act in that manner and will continue to do so when people keep following their 'good advice'.

I had a similar situation last year with our Electrolux machine, was told it was beyond repair because one of the four drum supports had broken. Got a new one for a few hundred baht and fit it myself in half an hour. Machine works perfect again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless I'm well off that works out at around 24Baht (less even) a week for the convenience of having a home machine that can be used as and when you want

Even by my cheapskate standards that's pretty good value, no?.....

 

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, Anythingleft? said:

Unless I'm well off that works out at around 24Baht (less even) a week for the convenience of having a home machine that can be used as and when you want

Even by my cheapskate standards that's pretty good value, no?.....

 

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

 

 

 

 

Who's complaining?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Who's complaining?
Who's talking about complaining?
My post was merely putting the overall cost into perspective and that over 8 years, yes, IMO thats a good return on the machine outlay....


Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, BobBKK said:

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.

Maybe it's my maths, but 3 times a weeks X 52 weeks = 156 x 8 = 1248. That's a long way from 9000. I make it around 8 baht a pop for a machine that costs 10,000 baht. Still cheap though.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Anythingleft? said:

Who's talking about complaining?
My post was merely putting the overall cost into perspective and that over 8 years, yes, IMO thats a good return on the machine outlay....


Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
 

That was exactly what I calculated it at, 8 baht a pop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/22/2019 at 1:39 PM, giddyup said:

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.

 

8 years x 52 weeks = 416 weeks 

2.5 washes per week = 1040 washes in 8 years

Depreciation of machine per wash = 10,000 / 1040 = 9.62 THB per wash


Time for a new one.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, seancbk said:

 

8 years x 52 weeks = 416 weeks 

2.5 washes per week = 1040 washes in 8 years

Depreciation of machine per wash = 10,000 / 1040 = 9.62 THB per wash


Time for a new one.

Already been fixed for 900 baht, otherwise it would have just added to the landfill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 years seems rather a short time for a BT10,000 washing machine .  Our then BT5,000 Samsung washing machine is in its 15th year and still going strong , in use almost every day .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Toscano said:

8 years seems rather a short time for a BT10,000 washing machine .  Our then BT5,000 Samsung washing machine is in its 15th year and still going strong , in use almost every day .

I had a toaster last 30 years.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't realize for many years but inside the tub of the uprights there are 2 filters on the sides that need to be taken out and cleaned regularly.  guess I should have read the manual a little.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...