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Washing Machine repair - recommendations needed

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Monday 5 February 2018 10.29am

Has anyone any recommendations for washing machine repairs?

Monday 5 February 2018 11.37am
My slightly facetious recommendation is to buy a new one. I had a Hotpoint which started misbehaving after about 4 years. Got the hotpoint technician out, who very ably replaced the circuit board. Then 3 months later the belt started slipping off. I replaced the belt, and about 2 weeks later the motor burnt out.
Later found out that the average lifespan of a modern washer is something like 3 years. They don't make em like they used to

Saying all that, I always prefer to fix something rather than junk it. Sadly you don't know if you're throwing good money after bad.
Sorry if that's unhelpful.
Monday 5 February 2018 7.38pm
PeteStaples wrote:
My slightly facetious recommendation is to buy a new one.

Sorry if that's unhelpful.
not at all! Turns out having rang around three repair places, due to the machine being older than 8 years they all suggested it would be better to buy new!
I always prefer to get things mended but at 80+ call out plus parts and labour its seems in this instance it may not be worth it...
Thursday 8 February 2018 1.27am
Guess you don't need it now, but for future reference/others, this chap did a good job for us (and didn't charge crazy prices):

Ismael Fraser
First Serve
07984 670782

They have quite a helpful blog on the website too.

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