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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 21:12
giddyup

Is 8 years a fair run for a washing machine?

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bought a Siemens washing machine 14 years ago still going strong few mania problems over the years 1000 baht here and there but would buy the same make again when needed. was about 35,000 when i bought it as i remember. 

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8 years for a wash machine is pretty good redundancy life. I think Electrolux is a great unit go check them out.

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6 hours ago, Monkeyrobot said:

It depends how much you used it, 8 years is a good run, just get your wife to wash by hand, that should put a smile on her face. 

you sound like you were a great catch................lucky girl :cheesy:

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I would gues6the repairs are under the 5,000 guess.  I always give any machine at least one shot of repairs as long as it is well under the replacement cost. 

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Washers should last at least 8 years, leaks are normally a split door seal - cost about 800baht and 30 mins to fit and if it stops dead is usually just the motor brushes, again few hundred baht and 30 mins to fit. Programmers main board can go so best to keep it simple - basic features and will last longer... No reason why will not last a lifetime of use unless is getting hammered being used in a laundry or Mrs is doing the whole Soi's washing free for em' lol

 

Just fitted a new door seal for £15 and brushes £8 in me mums Zanussi washer in UK, its about 25 years old and is as good as new (sister wanted to scrap it as it was leaking a bit (1 cm split in bottom of door seal) also lots of washers are made in same factories with different externals/logos. Most in Europe now come from Turkish factories (Beko etc) don't know in LOS though?

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thats good most goods here don't last very long ,if check most thing are not even guaranteed !!~

 some 1 week of at best 4 weeks that's Thai product's  confidence !!!! 

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Change the machine. We ran our three machines two, three times a day (restaurant) and after seven, eight years its the pump, the heating rod, the belts or something. 

Get a new machine as the fixing of your present problem will lead you to a failure of another component in the machine in a few months down the line....... 

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On 3/22/2019 at 5:15 AM, Lacessit said:

8 years is a fairly poor outcome. I'd expect about 15 years. Perhaps it's time to change brands.

I fear that was in "the good old days". No longer.

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4 minutes ago, elgenon said:

I fear that was in "the good old days". No longer.

You may be right. Vance Packard has been reincarnated.

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On 3/23/2019 at 11:53 AM, CharlieH said:

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/

 

Not correct according to manual that came with my Samsung front loader.  Chart in back of manual gives different weights depending on which wash program you select.  A few examples from chart:  Cotton long wash allows 7kg load, quick wash allows 3kg and hand wash only 2kg.  Each of the setting fill to different water level with hand being most and cotton the least with quick in the middle.  I assume this means capacity is combo of water and weight of dry cloths.

 

Checking a couple more machine manuals online it appears the rating on front of machine is based on cotton load using program for cotton long wash.

  • Confused 1

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On 3/23/2019 at 1:52 AM, giddyup said:

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

That's what we did when our Samsung went wrong - the local repair guys were very cheap. However, in the UK my Bosch washer is still going strong after 19yrs. It survived one long term GF and one wife plus 4 kids. I'm thinking about shipping it to Thailand 😂

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On 3/23/2019 at 1:52 AM, giddyup said:

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

There you have it then.

It probably only needed a new belt.

Moral of the story Don’t give in to the first quote.

 

Many machines get thrown out just because they stop working for the simplist of reasons, most of which are lack of service.

No disrespect meant here it is just a fact of life.

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Well.

six farking Pages of posts about washing machines.

Living the dream indeed.

I was expecting at least one derogatory post about a lady but neigh, not one.

Quite astonishing really, especially in the Pattaya forum.

Not to worry.

Bring back the Golden Glitterman 

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