Washing machine causing high water bills

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Water Bills
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ManksterMankster Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Water Bills
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated! Me and my husband live in a 3 bedroom house and both work full time with no children. Our water bills combined per month are £85 per month!!! I have just had an engineer round to look at our washing machine which has been playing up and the pressure switch is faulty (apparently a common fault on Hotpoint Wt960) and this has been causing more water usage. Does anyone know where I stand with claiming back any money for the increased usage in water due to this fault?? Thanks in advance x


  • edited 12 April 2013 at 3:48PM
    macmanmacman Forumite
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    edited 12 April 2013 at 3:48PM
    Claiming back from who? The warranty (if still in place) won't cover consequential losses.
    If the pressure switch is faulty then it overfills, but you 'd have to be doing a huge no. of washes for it to make any real difference to your water bills. Have you actually established from your bills or meter that your consumption has risen markedly during the period that the fault has been present?
    SWW customer I suspect?
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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