How long does a washing machine last

The lifespan of a modern washing machine is generally between 10 and 13 years. However, exactly how long the washing machine will last depends on several factors, such as how often you use it and how well you maintain it. The brand can also play a big role in this. Washing machines from AEG, Siemens and Bosch tend to last longer than those from other brands. Especially Miele washing machines have a long lifespan, according to research by the Consumers’ Association. According to that research, owners of Miele washing machines do on average 16 to 17 years with their washing machine. Washing machine brands such as Miele, AEG, Siemens and Bosch are often more expensive than other brands. But because of their long lifespan, they are often worth the investment.

 

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An energy-saving washing machine has energy label A and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient washing machine, you almost always recoup this investment.
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A quiet washing machine makes little noise when spinning the wet laundry. Is your washing machine located near your bedroom or living room? Then consider a quiet washing machine.
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Of course, how much you want to pay for your washing machine is entirely up to the budget you have available. A more expensive washing machine will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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A large family requires a larger washing machine, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a washing machine with a smaller fill weight.
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What does a washing machine cost per time

Looking at energy costs, a washing machine uses an average of 0.5 kWh per wash. That is equivalent to about 0.12 euros. The cost of water is around 0.07 euros per wash. So you end up with an average of 0.19 euros per wash. How much you exactly spend per wash depends on a number of factors. Not every washing machine and every laundry program uses the same amount of energy and/or water. In addition, the current energy and water prices also play a role. Finally, what you can also count on are the costs for your detergent and any fabric softener.

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How long is the warranty of a washing machine

The standard manufacturer’s warranty for new washing machines is two years. Second hand washing machines do not count towards this. If something goes wrong with the washing machine within the warranty period, a repair person may – depending on the nature of the problem – visit you to solve it. For this it is important that you still have the invoice and proof of purchase. In addition to the standard factory warranty, you can get extra guarantees on, for example, the water safety or the motor of the washing machine. Which guarantees you get exactly depends on your supplier. Find out about the different warranties for washing machines in advance and keep your invoice and proof of purchase.

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How long can laundry stay in the washing machine

In general, you can leave your laundry in the drum for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle has ended. If you leave your laundry in the drum too long after washing, it may start to smell. And some times this seems to happen faster than others, so we recommend putting your laundry in the dryer or hanging it up as soon as possible. Under certain circumstances, laundry can start to smell faster; for example, if it is very hot outside or if your washing machine is not very clean. Certain types of laundry will also smell faster than others, for example sportswear.

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How wide is a washing machine

The standard width of a washing machine is 60 cm, and the height is 85 cm. This generally applies to front loaders; washing machines that have your door on the front of the drum. Top-loading washing machines, which have the opening on the top of the drum, are generally a lot narrower and a little higher. Top loaders usually have a width of 40 cm and a height of 90 cm. Because of this, the drum of a top-loading washing machine is smaller, which means it can hold less laundry per wash.

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How long does a washing machine program take

On average, a wash program takes about 2.5 hours. This of course depends on your washing machine and the selected wash cycle. In general, condenser dryers and air-flow dryers wash faster than a heat pump dryer. This is because they heat using a heating element. This works quickly, but it also consumes a lot of energy. Also, most modern washing machines have a variety of washing programs that can also vary in duration. Often they have an eco-program, which usually takes longer, but also a short wash program, which allows you to finish faster. Nowadays, some washing machines even have programs that allow you to clean half a wash within an hour.

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How deep is the drain of a washing machine

Your washing machine’s drain hose should be 15 inches into the drain pipe, but not deeper as that can cause leaks. Most drain hoses come with a support bracket. That plastic bracket helps keep the drain hose from sinking too deeply into the drain pipe. If you want to connect multiple drains to one drain pipe – for example, a washer and dryer – you will need an extra y-piece for this. Your washing machine’s manual will also tell you more about the dimensions of the drain hose and the height of the drain pipe. These measurements can help you to correctly connect your drain hose to the drain pipe.

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