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    • sec79
    • By sec79 15th Apr 18, 8:28 PM
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    Extended warranty query - integrated washer dryer
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    • 15th Apr 18, 8:28 PM
    Extended warranty query - integrated washer dryer 15th Apr 18 at 8:28 PM
    Hi
    When I moved into my current house which was a new build, the integrated washer dryer (Zanussi model) came with a 2 year guarantee. Just before the warranty expired earlier this year it needed 4 parts replacing. Given it is used twice a week I'm not filled with confidence as how long it will be before something else goes wrong with the machine.

    I am seriously considering taking out an extended warranty for piece of mind and from a cost perspective. Domestic & General will charge 115 a year which seems steep. This includes the call out fee, all parts and labour.

    I wondered if there are any other firms people could recommend I try for a quote please? Would rather pay a little more for a decent warranty. Thank you
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    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 15th Apr 18, 10:07 PM
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    or self finance and put away some money for a brand/model with a long warranty that you find reasonable
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 16th Apr 18, 7:46 PM
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    I am sure that if you put away the money for the extended warranty every time you purchased a new item after a few years you would easily afford to repair or replace the items as the break or wear out and probably have a free holiday thrown in.
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    • daggy
    • By daggy 19th Apr 18, 1:20 PM
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    Have you considered selling it and paying the extra for something like a Samsung? Samsung's usually come with a 5 years (standard 2 year and further 3 year warranty included).

    Make sure you register for the additional 3 years ( I got stung with this once), fortunately we bought it on a buy now pay later so ended up getting the washer replaced anyway.

    Or do what other people suggest - save the warranty fee up and you'll likely enp up with enough to replace or repair.
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 19th Apr 18, 5:23 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 5:23 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 5:23 PM
    I have a rule. If it breaks during the warranty period it is carp, repair it under warranty & waste no more money on it. If it survives the warranty period it isn't going to break down for years so it isn't worth paying for an expensive extended warranty.

    I exclude from this anything which is new. Like (many many years ago) I bought a (very early model) video recorder & I did get extended warranty from a local store (not Currys etc), I used the warranty & then it was fine for years.

    This is what an emergency fund is for. I know it is all in the mind but once you can manage to replace broken stuff (without borrowing) it really doesn't break as often!
    Last edited by badmemory; 19-04-2018 at 5:26 PM.
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