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    madget
    Would moving a Miele washing machine damage flooring?
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    • 23rd Feb 10, 6:51 PM
    Would moving a Miele washing machine damage flooring? 23rd Feb 10 at 6:51 PM
    We've just ordered our new kitchen and are choosing new appliances. I see from this forum and many others that Miele have got a really good reputation, and we can afford one of their lower priced models (probably the Prestige Plus 6 or the W1613).

    However, I am worried about the weight of the machines as I understand that they're about 93kg! We'll be having Karndean wood-effect vinyl planks for our flooring and I'm concerned that moving the Miele may well damage the Karndean.

    The Miele customer services lady told me that once installed, the washing machine wouldn't be moved unless it required a repair, but it will be installed in our utility room where cat litter can get kicked under there so I'd ideally like to be able to clean behind it maybe once a year or so. It's surprising how gunky floors can get underneath washing machines. Also, we'd probably have to install it ourselves, which would involve moving it into place.

    Does anyone have any experience with moving Miele washing machines, please? And if so, did it damage your floor (especially vinyl floors like Karndean)? Do you take it out occasionally to clean behind it?

    Thanks for any help and advice you might be able to give me.

    If the Miele doesn't work out, I have a Siemens in mind - it's a bit less expensive, but has a much larger drum (8kg as opposed to 6kg) and more features than the Miele. Both have 5 year guarantees.
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