Any idea on which washing machine company provides the maximum warranty period?

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teriab33

Any idea on which washing machine company provides the maximum warranty period?

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IFB is good.

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Ifb or bosch both are good

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Sansui and many other provides 2/4 years + 10 years on motor
IFB I think is 4 years +10 on spares support

I have one from Videocon must be like 25+ years now and still running .

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If you are going for a machine with inverter technology, the chances of motor getting damaged are very remote. That’s the reason they give you 10 year kind of warranty on motor, applies the same for inverter technology refrigerators too. Mind you, the board that is responsible for running the motor is not covered in that 10 year thing, it comes under electronics. On the electronics/spares, it changes from manufacturer to manf. I will leave this to your preferences. So do not fall for those motor warranty period numbers, take them with a pinch of salt.

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andromeda wrote:

If you are going for a machine with inverter technology, the chances of motor getting damaged are very remote. That’s the reason they give you 10 year kind of warranty on motor, applies the same for inverter technology refrigerators too. Mind you, the board that is responsible for running the motor is not covered in that 10 year thing, it comes under electronics. On the electronics/spares, it changes from manufacturer to manf. I will leave this to your preferences. So do not fall for those motor warranty period numbers, take them with a pinch of salt.

The current one I own is an IFB, as some of the users suggested, it had a 4 years full warranty. I wanted to check if there are other brands with more years coverage.

I am aware these appliances are planned with obsolescence, the door sensor malfunctioned exactly on the 49th month ( next month after 4 years warranty expired ), bought a spare from amazon and fixed it myself. The shock absorbers gave up after 2 months, bought that from ali express and replaced it.

Now the drain pump stopped working, I cannot find a replacement part for that, so booked an appointment with IFB and waiting for them to come over and quote the repair charges. If its too much, I might go for a new IFB since it comes with 4 years.

Also to mention, the mainboard failed during the warranty period, but they replaced it free of charge. I am expecting these appliances to last 4 -5 years only.

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IFB with 4 years of comprehensive warranty and 10 years support for their parts.

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teriab33 wrote:

The current one I own is an IFB, as some of the users suggested, it had a 4 years full warranty. I wanted to check if there are other brands with more years coverage.

I am aware these appliances are planned with obsolesce, the door sensor malfunctioned exactly on the 49th month ( next month after 4 years warranty expired ), bought a spare from amazon and fixed it myself. The shock absorbers gave up after 2 months, bought that from ali express and replaced it.

Now the drain pump stopped working, I cannot find a replacement part for that, so booked an appointment with IFB and waiting for them to come over and quote the repair charges. If its too much, I might go for a new IFB since it comes with 4 years.

Also to mention, the mainboard failed during the warranty period, but they replaced it free of charge. I am expecting these appliances to last 4 -5 years only.

Most spares have certain life period which will usually be mentioned in its datasheet. In case of parts like censors etc, those datasheets will be confined to OEMs. And finally, the warranty period may be fixed considering the average life of all the spares.

On the mainboard failure, it is quite common whether it is in/out of warranty, but I rarely saw that happening incase of LG/Samsung products. I believe this can be attributed to hours of engineering that went behind component(the one’s used on the board) selection, their policies, stress/life cycle tests etc

If you ensure good care for the appliance post their warranty period, I’m sure they will survive little longer. Also in my understanding/experience, most malfunctioning spares need not be replaced, they can be repaired. The service folks or the household users don’t have that time/patience/understanding. Also most people cannot afford any downtime, basically they will be clueless(existential crisis) the moment the led on wifi router goes red(no internet)

Recently a toothpick got stuck in my washing machine’s drain pump, and it gave me a mini attack when I saw that error code on the machine display. With heavy heart, I made up my mind to shell a few thousands atleast, and opened the drain pump outlet, there is a toothpick stuck preventing the pump to run. I removed the pick, and the rest is history.

By the way, I cleaned the machine(inside out) just a week back. But surprises(toothpick) comes in many forms.

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Sudarshan61 wrote:

Sansui and many other provides 2/4 years + 10 years on motor
IFB I think is 4 years +10 on spares support

I have one from Videocon must be like 25+ years now and still running .

Who is taking care of videocon’s warranty since they are out of the game.

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andromeda wrote:

Most spares have certain life period which will usually be mentioned in its datasheet. In case of parts like censors etc, those datasheets will be confined to OEMs. And finally, the warranty period may be fixed considering the average life of all the spares.

On the mainboard failure, it is quite common whether it is in/out of warranty, but I rarely saw that happening incase of LG/Samsung products. I believe this can be attributed to hours of engineering that went behind component(the one’s used on the board) selection, their policies, stress/life cycle tests etc

If you ensure good care for the appliance post their warranty period, I’m sure they will survive little longer. Also in my understanding/experience, most malfunctioning spares need not be replaced, they can be repaired. The service folks or the household users don’t have that time/patience/understanding. Also most people cannot afford any downtime, basically they will be clueless(existential crisis) the moment the led on wifi router goes red(no internet)

Recently a toothpick got stuck in my washing machine’s drain pump, and it gave me a mini attack when I saw that error code on the machine display. With heavy heart, I made up my mind to shell a few thousands atleast, and opened the drain pump outlet, there is a toothpick stuck preventing the pump to run. I removed the pick, and the rest is history.

By the way, I cleaned the machine(inside out) just a week back. But surprises(toothpick) comes in many forms.

It was the same dp error message you mentioned , I had seen on the display.

After reading your comments, I realized, I had only inspected the drainage filter for blockages, but haven’t checked if anything was blocking the internal propeller itself.

I inserted a long screw driver and tried to rotate the propeller manually, but it was stuck, put a bit more force, and there comes out a metal clip which I have lost from one of my shorts few years back. That metal clip was blocking the propeller from rotating.

Done a dry test run and its all working again.

You SIR, have saved the day. Thank you very much.

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teriab33 wrote:

It was the same dp error message you mentioned , I had seen on the display.

After reading your comments, I realized, I had only inspected the drainage filter for blockages, but haven’t checked if anything was blocking the internal propeller itself.

I inserted a long screw driver and tried to rotate the propeller manually, but it was stuck, put a bit more force, and there comes out a metal clip which I have lost from one of my shorts few years back. That metal clip was blocking the propeller from rotating.

Done a dry test run and its all working again.

You SIR, have saved the day. Thank you very much.

Poor thing, it cope with that metal clip for years. I can feel the motor’s pain.

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billubakra wrote:

Who is taking care of videocon’s warranty since they are out of the game.

has not needed repair in last 5 year or so…
Till now only minor repairs…most parts are interchangeable

Eg. valve which controls water drainage, or sensor which control water level.
Only above 2 has changed in last 25 years.

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Sudarshan61 wrote:

has not needed repair in last 5 year or so…
Till now only minor repairs…most parts are interchangeable

Eg. valve which controls water drainage, or sensor which control water level.
Only above 2 has changed in last 25 years.

My point was in case of a major fault, have they handed over their service franchises to some other company?

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billubakra wrote:

My point was in case of a major fault, have they handed over their service franchises to some other company?

Dont know…
We dont even remember how much was the warranty ..
Local mechanic comes home and repair if required. ..

My local Mechanic suggested not to discard machine as this is original imported stuff from Japan with all quality parts…new machines this days will never last this long

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