Longevity of Euro machines: richard_f etc
I am a bit dismayed to read that richard_f' Miele lasted ONLY 15 years. When I looked at washing machines in 2000, they (the sale people AND product flyers) told us 20 to 25 years for both Asko and Miele's life expectancy.
Rococogurl also has a dead Asko from that vintage.
The repair bill which is 50% or more of a new product is not something that can be absorbed into the cost of ownership.
My Asko is circa 2000 and we replaced the motor brushes and it is still going. My dryer on the other hand is making sounds as if the bearing maybe dying. I had another dryer repair a few years back that cost a few hundred. Can't remember what and when.
We have a family of 4 also.
So for Miele and Asko, I am seeing that the life expectancy is not quite what they touted.
Is there any Euro model owner that is making the 'touted' 20 year mark? Just curious.
If you recently replaced your Euro washer, how long did yours last?