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  Reply # 1923280 21-Dec-2017 17:27
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F&P will charge $125 + parts to fix\service, and with the age of it, that's a deposit on a new one.

 

 

 

Are F&P good machines or just pricey Haier's? LG? Panasonic?

 

 

 

 

 $125? I'd be getting it fixed then.

 

Deposit....I hate paying stuff off.

 

 

 

haier, crap. F&P, well there isn't any now, it's Haier with a different badge.

 

 

 

Excellent:

 

Miele

 

Bosch

 

 

 

More affordable:

 

Hoover

 

Simpson etc

 

 


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  Reply # 1923312 21-Dec-2017 18:15
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Exciting, but doesn't replace the color TV-set. Go for a Miele - you won't regret a higher price.

 

BTW Bosch are exactly the same (inner spare/parts) like Siemens/Neff/Constructa - only the outer design and type naming is different.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1923313 21-Dec-2017 18:25
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Batman: Our 10 year old mid range German made Bosch front loader has traveled across continents, been assaulted by drunk relatives, cramped in clothes and drowned to the neck by lazy man of the house and had never missed a beat.

The only thing to get used to is it takes forever, i manually add water because i don't trust how it tries to dry clean my soiled clothes, and once you press start you can't put anything else in.

 

 

 

My parents have a newish miele front loader, and it has quick wash for 20 minutes, or a quicker wash for 10 minutes. Their previous frontloader was an asko, and it took hours to do a wash cycle. So some of the older ones do seem to take longer than the newer models.


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  Reply # 1923324 21-Dec-2017 18:46
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10 mins! That's awesome. Does it put in enough water? Our Bosch thinks it's a dry cleaner.


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  Reply # 1923431 21-Dec-2017 21:55
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Our Miele has a 20 min wash. But a better one is an hour. The 20 min is mostly just a rinse.




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  Reply # 1925539 26-Dec-2017 21:28
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In the top right corner there is a limit switch that stops the machine when it goes out of balance. These switches corrode over time and become over sensitive. A slight tweak might make it work again while you decide whether to replace the switch or the whole machine.


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  Reply # 1925693 27-Dec-2017 13:06
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DjShadow:

 

Do you have a Water Meter?

 

 

One of the benefits of rural living is having your own well.  We are in central Rapaura which is where the aquifer is at its best.  When we needed a new well to be drilled, although they went down to 15M to get the cleanest water, the bit was coming up wet within 2M !  We are supposed to take no more than 15 cubic metres a day, but there is no control of that.  Blenheim would be completely dry, and we'd still have plenty of water here, plus it tastes lovely.  The downside is that it cost us $6k when we needed a new well and pump, but our rates are much less than town rates because we don't use town water, we are not connected to a sewer, and we don't have rubbish collection.  So we need power to pump the water, and pay for Red Top bin.

 

We use a F&P front loader out of choice, and rarely use a program that takes longer than an hour, but we do use a higher temperature for sheets.  The Marlborough winds take out the creases, so we rarely need to iron anything.

 

 





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  Reply # 1925794 27-Dec-2017 17:16
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@WyleECoyoteNZ did you end up getting a new washing machine? The fault might also be a bowl check fault. The F&P machines try to self correct from certain faults. But there is a fault that can take as much as 4 hours before the machine gives up and displays a fault code.

I have the service manual on my computer if you want me to look up any fault codes. I will look up how to disable restart mode. So it will display a code as soon as a fault is detected.







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  Reply # 1927431 31-Dec-2017 20:03
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Aredwood: @WyleECoyoteNZ did you end up getting a new washing machine? The fault might also be a bowl check fault. The F&P machines try to self correct from certain faults. But there is a fault that can take as much as 4 hours before the machine gives up and displays a fault code.

I have the service manual on my computer if you want me to look up any fault codes. I will look up how to disable restart mode. So it will display a code as soon as a fault is detected.

 

Not as yet. Old unit is behaving itself, for now.

 

 


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