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It's a very cheap washing machine. You'll not get much in build quality or even features (it's just 1000 spin). Depending on which way you want to look at things it could be a good buy - but only if you are prepared for the potential of having to replace it after a few years if it developed one of several faults that could cost almost as much (or even more) to fix than you paid for it.

There's always the chance that it could keep running for several years and therefore give relative value for money but it's down to whether you want to take the gamble. It can be suitable for someone determined to spend as little as possible on a washing machine and who isn't bothered about quietness, stability or refinements. There are circumstances where all that's quite appropriate for some people.

I have a large section on Washerhelp dedicated to giving buying advice for anyone researching buying a washing machine - Buying washing machines advice and resources


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I wonder what you get for your money on the Beko../quote]

Surely this is more of a 'bargain' :P

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faster 1400rpm spin speed, and arguably bigger label.

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Servis are cheap, and nowhere near being a “quality” washing machine (they are also discontinued in the UK after going bust - again). They are at the budget end of washing machines - yet their spares prices are extremely high. A motor for example can cost as much as the complete washing machine. I've also been to a several Servis washing machines that were less than 2 years old and had module faults, they were all scrapped by the customer because the cost of replacing the module was almost as much as they paid for the washing machine itself.

My opinion is (still) that I would not buy any budget washing machine, but if circumstances dictate, or make such a purchase reasonable I would pick something like Zanussi or even Bosch these days have very cheap washing machines. Even so, they are still cheap washing machines, and potentially subject to not being worth repairing before their natural lifespan because of economics.


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I just want to second what Washerhelp has advised you about budget washing machines. Servis really aren't a brand I'd consider going for. I've owned two in the last 10 years and both lasted just over 18 months before being scraped. The first things to go on them were the control board and the pump. When my second Servis failed (a Millenium 1000 model), I brought a Tricity Bendix 1000. That was five years ago and it's still going strong at my parents house, only ever needing one repair which was for a new door seal (and this was due to neglect). If you're looking for a budget machine, I would definitely go for the Tricity Bendix Washerhelp has advised upon.

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Thanks for that Morgan.


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Here's an article I've written about which are the best washing machines. I'm not able to point to specific models as they constantly change but it should still point you in the right direction. Another option is to check out the Which? Reviews here


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