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    • lurch003
    • By lurch003 7th Jul 17, 7:13 PM
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    Best washing machine under 300
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    • 7th Jul 17, 7:13 PM
    Best washing machine under 300 7th Jul 17 at 7:13 PM
    Hi guys

    I need a new washing machine and haven't got a clue where to start... I've been researching online for a week and am even more confused now!!! Am hoping you fine people might share some of your knowledge.

    Single guy, currently 1x white, 1x dark load a week plus towels or bedding etc as necessary. Assuming 7kg would be ok? My current old one doesn't say what size it is (bendix BIW105W 595mm wide). Budget of 300 max but if it's cheaper, all the better!!!

    I'm not looking for cheap, but want the best quality one for the money. A smart one would be great as I'm fairly clueless about spin cycles and wash programs but might need a deal to be that lucky!!!

    Not sure what else? White preferably. Front loading.

    Thanks in advance
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    • adsk
    • By adsk 8th Jul 17, 12:22 AM
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    300 is not a lot of money for a washing machine particularly if you want it to last. There are lots of cheap brands with sub-300 machines but they are a lottery in terms of reliability. As you don't use your machine very heavily you stand a reasonable chance of a machine lasting quite a long time.

    I'd recommend Bosch - 2 year parts and labour warranty as standard. Zanussi worth considering but only 1 yr warranty.

    Bosch for 267 http://ao.com/product/wab24161gb-bosch-serie-2-washing-machine-white-41105-1.aspx 6kg probably adequate size for your needs.

    7Kg Bosch at Currys for 299 http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/laundry/washing-machines/bosch-serie-4-wan24100gb-washing-machine-white-10145997-pdt.html

    Hotpoint/Indesit/Hoover/Hisense best avoided. Beko is probably the best of the budget brands.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 8th Jul 17, 5:14 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:14 AM
    With a 300 budget just buy any cheap machine and get an extended 5 year warranty. Then you know you're ok for at least 5 years.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 8th Jul 17, 8:34 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 8:34 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 8:34 AM
    If you get more clothes and go bigger you can cut the number of washes down.

    Our 8kg takes a months worth of one persons kit in 3 washes.
    underwear and grubby stuff long hot wash.
    jeans/lounge type wear medium.
    shirts. (maybe 2 of those if you have white work shirts and others)

    Some models are store specific.

    Hotukdeals is a OK place to look out for washing machine deals
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/search?action=search&keywords=washing+machine

    also pricespy for more price info and price history.
    https://pricespy.co.uk/category.php?k=513


    for a good guide to offerings and all the various fancy options use the Beko site.
    http://www.beko.co.uk/appliances/laundry/washing-machines


    WS832425W is around at 200(Argos). which seems good value has plenty of features good rating.

    Start with that and see if you can find something better value.
    http://www.beko.co.uk/a-8kg-1300rpm-washing-machine-ws832425-black-silver-white
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 8th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
    With a 300 budget just buy any cheap machine and get an extended 5 year warranty. Then you know you're ok for at least 5 years.
    Originally posted by ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    Hmmm, the extended warranties are often not worth the paper they are written on so if you went this way, consider buying from John Lewis who have a far better approach to customer service.

    For example, we have a cheap machine, using the same thoughts, it would last us 5 years due to the warranty and work out at 80 a year (incl warranty). After 2 years, intermittently, the machine wouldn't come off spin on its own - it would sit there for hours if you let it. We called up currys / warranty company and they came out - replaced the main board. Machine still did it intermittently. Called them again - they came out and couldn't find any fault so nothing changed. Just not interested, even when I said I would take a video of it.

    We ended up buying a Miele for 999 with a 10 year manufacturers warranty - 12 years later, we still have it and not a single issue with it.

    So thats worked out cheaper than the original 80 a year we budgeted for on the cheap machine.......
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 8th Jul 17, 10:00 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 10:00 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 10:00 AM
    Grundig(Beko clone) machine come with a 5y warranty they are currys only,

    the 7kg model was 300 at the beginning of the year might not be worth waiting for a better than current sale.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 9th Jul 17, 7:14 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 7:14 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 7:14 AM
    This one at 120 would probably be OK offer is still on till 12th, but Out of stock.
    might be worth setting up an back in stock alert

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/beko-wm7023w-washing-machine-7kg-load-a-1200rpm-spin-119-with-code-after-trade-199-2723062
    • jbainbridge
    • By jbainbridge 9th Jul 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:20 PM
    I would buy the cheapest Bosch you can find. Job done!
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 9th Jul 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 4:44 PM
    I would buy the cheapest Bosch you can find. Job done!
    Originally posted by jbainbridge
    Totally.

    This below series of machines are fantastic, ultra quiet drive system, 7kg. you can feel the quality in them.

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/laundry/washing-machines/bosch-serie-4-wan24100gb-washing-machine-white-10145997-pdt.html

    299

    It may only have a 1200 spin but don't get hung up on spin speeds, a 1400 spin only gets clothes 5-6% drier than a 1200. A lot of cheap machines now go up to even 1600 but the gain is marginal but the wear on the bearings multiplies many times over leading to a short life.
    • keith969
    • By keith969 9th Jul 17, 4:57 PM
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    Totally.

    This below series of machines are fantastic, ultra quiet drive system, 7kg. you can feel the quality in them.

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/laundry/washing-machines/bosch-serie-4-wan24100gb-washing-machine-white-10145997-pdt.html

    299
    Originally posted by sillygoose
    Or save a bit and buy the same one from Boots:

    http://www.bootskitchenappliances.com/product/wab24161gb-bosch-serie-2-washing-machine-white-41105-1.aspx?&WT.z_PT=MDA&WT.z_AT=washing%20machine&WT.z _MT=Search&WT.z_RTM=PLA&WT.z_MAT=Bosch&WT.z_FT=Fre e%20Standing&WT.z_DT=c&WT.z_PC=WAB24161GB_WH&WT.sr ch=1&wt.z_ag=product%20code&wt.z_kw=b&wt.z_cn=PLA% 20SC%20-%20Washing%20Machines%20-%20SKU&gclid=CjwKCAjwqIfLBRAkEiwAhtfH67aUGR6UMt8Yl EM9GpRLHSSF3nlScOO2PsdE2MiAE3RjJYmBA-_FgBoCVT4QAvD_BwE
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    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 9th Jul 17, 5:08 PM
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    Erm.. thats not the same, its series 2 not a series 4, IMHO a lot inferior for not much less money. Same one on Boots is 329.
    • keith969
    • By keith969 9th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
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    Erm.. thats not the same, its series 2 not a series 4, IMHO a lot inferior for not much less money. Same one on Boots is 329.
    Originally posted by sillygoose
    Oops, you're absolutely right. I blame the heat
    Heaven wasn't built in a day
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 9th Jul 17, 6:05 PM
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    Oops, you're absolutely right. I blame the heat
    Originally posted by keith969
    Only one solution
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