miele 48xx series discontinued, what to do?
have to say first how grateful i am for this forum. i have just decided on a miele washer/dryer after reading your many helpful posts. i have been doing other research as well, trying to decide which model will be right for me. i decided on the 4842 but according to the miele rep i emailed, the entire 48xx series, washers and dryers, is being discontinued. the 3xxx series will be continued, however....the european (smaller) capacity models.
i do have an opportunity to buy the 4800 washer/dryer from an appliance store that was used only as floor models. no water has ever been in the machine. it is a somewhat reduced price and includes the pedestals, which i wasn't intending to get but could certainly use, if the pedestals don't make vibration/noise worse. noise is an issue because the house is very small, maybe 1100 sq ft. so my questions to you are what am i losing or gaining getting the 4800 model? i think has a couple less load options and was last built around 2008? and... what has been your experience with the pedestals? do the pedestals help or hinder vibration/noise? it will be installed on second floor with 3/4 '' plywood, tile backing and porcelain tile bringing the foundation thickness to about 1 1/2'' . if i had to buy the 3033 model, i could live with that. i just wanted the larger capacity to clean the comforter. what do you suggest?