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Fix or replace?
« on: 08 August 2015, 19:13:25 »

Washing machine. Hotpoint WMA60.

Its 14yrs old, and bearings have gone again by the sound of it. Trouble is, it could be one of 2 sizes, so would mean stripping, ordering the bits, then reassembling, so probably out of action for a week (I think this was the reason last time I bought the entire drum assembly).

Or accept its probably done its time, and she can have a nice new shiny one.
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Re: Fix or replace?
« Reply #1 on: 08 August 2015, 19:17:15 »

Shiny new one...

Obviously :y

500 over 14 years equates to a chocolate bar a day ::)

Then fix and sell the old one for holiday beer money :y
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Re: Fix or replace?
« Reply #2 on: 08 August 2015, 19:21:51 »

Do tips take household appliances?

A bit of rust on the WMA60, so fairly worthless.  Progammer/logic board/display might be worth a few quid, but suspect rest is worthless.
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« Reply #3 on: 08 August 2015, 19:22:55 »

Ours certainly do :y
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Re: Fix or replace?
« Reply #4 on: 08 August 2015, 19:32:53 »

I'm not a big fan of Hotpoint. Probably a good brand in the 70s, as I recall my mum have no reall issues with washer and dishwasher that weren't due to 5 kids pissing around :o

However, looking around my kitchen, I have a Hotpoint washer, Hotpoint dishwasher, Hotpoint fridge freezer, Creda cooker ;D

Hmmm, should it be another Hotpoint then!
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« Reply #5 on: 08 August 2015, 19:47:03 »

I would suggest Bosch, but then they made every appliance in our kitchen except for the kettle and toaster ;D
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Re: Fix or replace?
« Reply #6 on: 08 August 2015, 19:49:46 »

Have a look at these TB,excellent service and delivery times
http://ao.com/washing-machines/washing-machines.aspx
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« Reply #7 on: 08 August 2015, 19:50:01 »

I would suggest Bosch, but then they made every appliance in our kitchen except for the kettle and toaster ;D
She deals with Robert Bosch in a professional capacity. I wonder if she can get discount ;D

Although the reliability of their post 1998 ABS units has put me off ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #8 on: 08 August 2015, 19:51:18 »

Have a look at these TB,excellent service and delivery times
http://ao.com/washing-machines/washing-machines.aspx
I did, but noticed (when looking at Hotpoint), every single one is a unique to AO model.  That may cause me problems later on when I need bits.
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Re: Fix or replace?
« Reply #9 on: 08 August 2015, 19:56:21 »

Check the wiring before you even consider a repair. Mine was worse than an eighties VAG, insulation crumbled off the copper.

+1 for ao.com I ordered a Samsung washer and the second one was great, 1st had door sensor issues.
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« Reply #10 on: 08 August 2015, 20:20:08 »

Our recent-ish washer came from Costco. It's a Maytag & IIRC was around 500
I dropped my old washer off at a local repairer/parts supplier for spares.


don't foregt to remove the transportation screws from the back of your new washer ...... it'll dance around your kitchen if you don't .............. aparently  :-[ :-[
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« Reply #11 on: 08 August 2015, 20:23:02 »

Most of the common names, Hotpoint,creda,indiset,aeg, etc are all made in the same factory, and rebadge.
 Our dishwasher,fridge,washing machine have all come from Argos, any problems it goes back and we get a new one, and cant fault the service from them, p and there's always a special offer on something  :y
Our new washing machine is a 8kg 1400 spin, cost 220 quid, o and its a bush,Hotpoint,creda, etc.
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Re: Fix or replace?
« Reply #12 on: 08 August 2015, 20:25:38 »

Our recent-ish washer came from Costco. It's a Maytag & IIRC was around 500
I dropped my old washer off at a local repairer/parts supplier for spares.


don't foregt to remove the transportation screws from the back of your new washer ...... it'll dance around your kitchen if you don't .............. aparently  :-[ :-[
The only person I know that bought one from Costco got a refund after the 3rd one developed a fault. I'll ask what brand it was, but I think Costco only really do Maytag
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Re: Fix or replace?
« Reply #13 on: 08 August 2015, 20:47:14 »

Most washing machines are now throw away items since the drum is welded and you can't even change the bearings. If the old machine is otherwise reliable, bung some new bearings in it. :y
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« Reply #14 on: 08 August 2015, 21:51:31 »

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The only person I know that bought one from Costco got a refund after the 3rd one developed a fault. I'll ask what brand it was, but I think Costco only really do Maytag

She's only had this for a few months ....... I'll let you know if it dies  ;)
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