Daewoo Any Good?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:29 PM
As per advice, I ventured into the local independant store, expecting to be shown a selection of machines such as Bosch, LG, Ise etc.
I was surprised that the guy recommended a Daewoo machine above all the other better known brands in the shop as being best value for money. He said that the build quality was better than other machines of a similar price and they'd experienced no problems.
I only checked the machine over quicky; a 9kg direct drive affair and it certainly seemed well made. Door hinge was made of cast metal, substantial metal door catch, all the plastic bits seemed robust etc, but I obviously didn't get to look at the 'innards'. The implication was that it was based on the LG set up, whether or not that means it uses genuine LG parts or parts of a similar design I don't know.
Price was good, £500 with a 2 year warranty.
Does anyone have experience of Daewoo machines? What are they like?
Edit: I *think* it was a DWCLD1421W machine. I should also add it's A rated for wash and dry cycles.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:18 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:20 PM
However, an equvalent AEG or Siemens washer dryer would presumably be nearer the £700 mark?
I can understand how the likes of Daewoo *could* build an equally good machine for less money as they'd have a cheaper source of labour. However, have they chosen to do so in this case or have the cut corners? The bits i can see from the outside look well made but does this follow through to the innards. Perhaps they have been clever, posh outside, cheap innards to fool the likes of me? I dunno.
Spares, as you say could be an issue. Does Daewoo use LG parts? It's certainly a possibility as both are Korean firms and the design of the two brands is somewhat similar.
If anyone has any experience let me know!
Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:18 PM
Do you think if I went into the Independent store and asked them to whip the back off the display machine, they'd oblige?
The spec is as below. I'm not really interested in spin speed, to be honest. It's A rated on wash and dry which is important to us. Biggish load capacity, too.
9kg load; 7kg dry load Direct Drive Washer Dryer
Spin Speed: 1400rpm
Energy Efficiency: A
Wash Efficiency: A
Direct drive; LED display)
Half Load: Yes
Quick Wash: Yes
Hand Wash: Yes
Wool Wash: Yes
Delicate Wash: Yes
Delay Timer: Yes
Time Remaining Indicator: Yes
Time Saver Feature: Yes
Special Feature: Electronic Programme Selector, Direct Drive
Fill Type: Cold Fill
2 year warranty
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:57 PM