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    • CaveatLND
    • By CaveatLND 9th May 18, 4:24 PM
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    How much does it cost to repair a dented BOSCH washing machine?
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    • 9th May 18, 4:24 PM
    How much does it cost to repair a dented BOSCH washing machine? 9th May 18 at 4:24 PM
    Recently had some renovations done in the kitchen. For some reason a builder used my Bosch Serie 8 as a platform. The top of the machine was protected, however they dented the front. Size of a 10p piece and deep.

    I know it is cosmetic but, it is a new machine and its irritating me.

    How much are they to repair?

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    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 9th May 18, 5:26 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:26 PM
    Stick a fridge magnet on it & move on............
    Personally I don't think you will find anybody to do a job like that.
    But that's my opinion only of course.
    • bris
    • By bris 9th May 18, 5:26 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:26 PM
    It will be very difficult to get a perfect repair as it's likely creased now.


    If it was a car they push it out, fill it and paint it. This isn't something they will do with a washing machine so the best you can hope for is to get behind the dent and push it out.


    You can probably access it from the top, just take the top off and have a look, get the builders who dented it back to fix it.


    Remember never take the top off without first isolating it from the mains.
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 9th May 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 7:30 PM
    Since a 10p piece is the right size to fill the dent, that'd be about right.
    • CaveatLND
    • By CaveatLND 9th May 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 7:30 PM
    It will be very difficult to get a perfect repair as it's likely creased now.


    If it was a car they push it out, fill it and paint it. This isn't something they will do with a washing machine so the best you can hope for is to get behind the dent and push it out.


    You can probably access it from the top, just take the top off and have a look, get the builders who dented it back to fix it.


    Remember never take the top off without first isolating it from the mains.
    Originally posted by bris
    How much compensation do you think it warrants? I was thinking 10%
    • CaveatLND
    • By CaveatLND 9th May 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 7:32 PM
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    Since a 10p piece is the right size to fill the dent, that'd be about right.
    Originally posted by DaftyDuck
    If only it was that simple
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 9th May 18, 8:20 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 8:20 PM
    How much are they to repair?
    Originally posted by CaveatLND
    Roughly the same as the cost of the machine plus delivery and installation.

    It will be almost impossible to get anyone to do a repair like this, and even if they try, getting it to look like new will take a great deal of time - in effect you are looking at the equivalent of getting a car resprayed, and nobody is going to do that kind of work in your kitchen.

    The most effective way of getting a new-looking washing machine would be to buy a new one. Whether the builders will reimburse you the cost is another matter.
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • jcb208
    • By jcb208 9th May 18, 8:34 PM
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    A replacement front panel about 120 plus fitting If available for your model
    • datostar
    • By datostar 10th May 18, 2:37 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:37 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:37 PM
    Currys and the like tend to put dented washers, ovens, microwaves etc. on sale as 'Manager's Specials' at a good discount. Obviously cheaper for them than getting them repaired. Some people go around looking for dented items that haven't been previously noticed then negotiate.
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