Which washing machines are most often repaired?

Which washing machines are most often repaired?

Today, the range of models of household appliances from various manufacturers is so huge that choosing a washing machine becomes a real challenge. Consultants at retail outlets eloquently talk about the advantages of any washing machine they like, and this only complicates the process of selecting equipment. To help you avoid buying a pig in a poke, we’ll tell you which washing machines break down more often during operation. The information was summarized by analysing reviews from customers, as well as specialists involved in repairing home appliances. So, we present to your attention the current top of the lowest-quality machine models and unreliable brands that produce washing machines.

Electrolux washing machine

The rating opens with the Electrolux EWT 0862 TDW washing machine. At first glance, the potential buyer seems to have an ideal price-quality ratio for the machine. The model is relatively inexpensive, but it combines good characteristics:

  • A spacious drum that can easily fit up to 6 kg of laundry,
  • High energy saving class a+, which will allow you to use electricity economically,
  • Full spin with maximum speed up to 1000 rpm,
  • Many special programs and add-ons, thanks to which you can wash any item with high quality.

Having delved into the analysis of the model, it becomes clear that there are fewer advantages in the machine than disadvantages. First, I would like to mention the rinse and spin functions. Electrolux EWT 0862 TDW rinses things very poorly. While spinning the laundry, the washing machine begins to jump and move around the room, making loud sounds. An increased noise level is typical for vertical machines, so when purchasing a machine with this type of loading, you should prepare for this. Statistics also indicate other unpleasant features inherent exclusively to the model under consideration.

  • Poor connection between the pulley and the drum axle. The fastening usually does not withstand even a year of operation of the machine.
  • Prerequisites for the accumulation of water in the drum and powder receptacle, which the user must remove independently.
  • Drawdown of buttons on the control panel. To set the required washing parameter or enable an option, you must press the button several times.

The Electrolux brand also produces the Electrolux EWS 1254 SDU model, the owners of which, in most cases, are also not satisfied with the performance of the washing machine. If you are determined to buy quiet, almost silent equipment, then this option is not even worth considering. Users note the strong noise the machine makes during operation and the continuous vibration of its body.

Such dancing washing machines are often repaired. During vibrations and movement around the room, the washer’s counterweights and dampers fail. As a result, equipment must be repaired much more often. Strong vibration can provoke other, more serious problems in the system.

Hotpoint Ariston technology

The only machine from this manufacturer that raises a lot of questions is the Hotpoint-Ariston WMSD 7103 B. The model is produced in the Russian city of Lipetsk and has nothing to do with high Italian build quality. The washing machine has become Russified, and this greatly affects its functioning.

Do not think that washing equipment that is formally listed as a brand from Italy fails less often. In fact, Lipetsk equipment breaks down with enviable frequency. Among the advantages, the owners identified only the stylish design of the case, a large hatch door convenient for loading laundry, and an impressive number of various additions.

This is where the list of advantages of the Hotpoint-Ariston WMSD 7103 B comes to an end. The washing machine will require a lot of labour and money for unexpected repairs. The model is equipped with a non-separable tank, which will undoubtedly increase the cost of repair work. If the bearings or seal are faulty, you will have to completely replace the tank, the cost of which will be more than 50% of the price of a new washing machine. Most automatic machines from the Ariston brand have similar design features, so before purchasing it is better to think carefully and weigh the pros and cons. Other disadvantages of the Hotpoint-Ariston WMSD 7103 B include:

  • Ineffective washing with short cycles. To wash things, you must use long programs of 2-3 hours.
  • Excessive noise and rumble made by the washing machine during operation.

According to statistics, most users are not satisfied with the purchased equipment. When purchasing this model, you will have to abandon thoughts about budget repairs done by yourself.

Washing machines Gorenje

Quite often, washing machines from a Slovenian manufacturer cause complaints from professional repairmen. The Gorenje W98Z25I received the most negative reviews. Compared to the previously listed automatic machines, this one operates almost silently. The smart functionality of the equipment and reasonable cost make you fall in love with the washing machine at first sight. However, during the operation of the Gorenje W98Z25I, all the shortcomings of the model will come out, namely:

  • Frequent malfunctions in the system,
  • Constantly breaking bearings,
  • Weak plastic body,
  • Ineffective rinsing and spinning of laundry,
  • Overly smart automatic balancing system. The intellect takes a very long time to find the optimal location of the laundry in the drum.

The main disadvantage of cars produced under the Gorenje brand is the disgusting work of service centers, which are almost impossible to find. If, nevertheless, you manage to transfer a “home assistant” to carry out warranty repairs, be prepared to pay a lot of money for unprofessional work.

Washing machines Zanussi

A prominent representative of the brand that most often fails is the ZWI 71201 WA washing machine. The equipment is built-in, so the price of the unit is not entirely low, which is typical for compact units. There are many advantages of the model:

  • Almost silent operation during washing and spinning,
  • Spacious drum,
  • Highly efficient spinning at high speeds,
  • Increased efficiency in terms of water and electricity consumption,
  • Intelligent system control,
  • Extensive functionality and a set of add-ons.

According to statistics, users of the ZWI 71201 WA machine most often notice unstable operation of the control unit. According to housewives who run not a couple of favourite modes, but most of the programs provided in the machine, the control module often fails. The washing machine begins to wash at its own discretion, not at all focusing on the parameters specified by the user. The machine does not break down, but begins to think on its own, without following the running mode.

Repairing a washing machine will be difficult due to its being equipped with a solid tank. It is impossible to disassemble a one-piece drum, so if its internal elements fail, the design will have to be changed completely. The cost of replacement will be comparable to purchasing new washing equipment. The Zanussi ZWI 71201 WA model is not entirely adequate in terms of repairs; this factor should be considered before purchasing equipment.