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Many thanks for all the useful information posted on this site that helped us to make up our minds in the purchase of a new machine.

We decided on the Miele W3240 complete with its 10 year parts and labour guarantee. Having mentioned considering a Siemens WIQ 1435 on viewing we saw that this did not the metal outer drum of the Miele.

Comparing prices since before Christmas it was noticed that Currys/Dixons/Comet had reduced their prices to compete with other internet traders. They all did not seem to have any on display locally,( is it morally right to go look at a product in a local store but purchase cheaper on line elsewhere), could open another forum on that.

Anyway our local House of Fraser department store had one on display with a 10% reduction in the New Year sale. The local Miele dealer price had a similar sale but dropped a bit more to price match (delivery included), and for a small charge fitted and disposed of our old machine.

Luckily the isolation valves worked ok and the old machine was out very quickly so within 24hrs of visiting the dealer our new machine was up and running. No waiting 14 days delivery.

Once we have used it a few times then we shall make another posting hopefully expressing our satisfaction with all things Miele.

So once again thanks for everyone’s information.

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Thanks Peter. I look forward to hearing your opinions - good or bad.

Comparing prices since before Christmas it was noticed that Currys/Dixons/Comet had reduced their prices to compete with other internet traders. They all did not seem to have any on display locally,( is it morally right to go look at a product in a local store but purchase cheaper on line elsewhere), could open another forum on that.

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Having had the machine for a while now I thought it about time we made a posting of how it is performing.

I spent a lot of time trying to obtain noise levels of various machines with limited success and thank you to anyone who posted on this site any information. So having been in search of decibels I have to make my posting in adjectives.

The machine is easy to operate, just turn the dial (in either direction) to the description of the wash you require. The temperatures available for each wash are passed as the dial is rotated, no need to press another button.

Options can be selected should a programme permit by using a combination of three buttons

Soak, pre wash, short /Water plus/Spin speed to below that of the maximum of a programme.

Even the sound of the dial and buttons been operated is sublime it just seems to ooze quality, not unlike the difference in the sound of a luxury car door closing compare to a normal one.

So far we have not used any of the above just selected a programme and “wash and go”. The results have been fine, clothes clean, no marks or traces of detergent.

The “automatic” programme is used most and takes 1hr 13mins to complete.

Whilst washing the only noise are the clothes sloshing around in the drum. Spinning and pumping seem to be fairly quiet, (certainly quieter than the dishwasher next to it). Most noise on spin is probably caused by the fact the machine is sat on a tiled floor laid on tongue and groove floorboards. Had there been enough space under the worktop I would have used a wooden board to give a more even surface for the machine to stand on.

No one as yet has complained about the door opening the “wrong way” and we have put a couple of strategically placed clear plastic stops to prevent the door being opened fully and possibly marking the front over a period of time.

To summarise great machine, would recommend it to anyone, similarly local Miele dealer - fantastic.

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we have put a couple of strategically placed clear plastic stops to prevent the door being opened fully and possibly marking the front over a period of time.

It's amazing how you tend to look after good quality things - especially when they cost more!

I am confident you will continue to be amazed with your Miele. It is strange but I actually look forward to putting washing on now I have a Miele!

If my Miele ever has to be written off I would rather do laundry by hand than have any other make of machine now!

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Ironically the more expensive the item, the likelyhood of me looking at it before purchase diminishes.

The house we bought all we saw were the house plans!!!

The (only) new car I bought I didn't even see the trim level or the engine I wanted, and certainly didn't have a test drive.

I was also contemplating at a later date the then new 320i automatic and no local dealer had it in stock to test drive.

Regarding internet shopping I suppose I'm braver than most - with my washing machine purchase I didn't physically look at any washing machines,

the same with a wardrobe and chest of draws purchase, computer purchase, digital SLR purchase... I just buy it based on photos.

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It is strange but I actually look forward to putting washing on now I have a Miele!

Arghhh... I actually go around looking for dirty laundry to do a wash.

I was hoping that this 'phase' would wear off.

:blink:

I bought a Miele vacuum cleaner about 2 weeks back, and I've already tired of cleaning the floors.

- I've had the washing machine over a month and the urge to wash anything, from small rugs, towels, cloths, coats etc is still there :lol: :lol:

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