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The most maintainable washing machines

The most maintainable washing machinesWhen choosing and buying a washing machine, it is very important to think about the availability of parts and accessories, in case of a possible repair of equipment. Any machine, no matter how high-quality it was assembled, will fail over time due to external influences. Therefore, it is important to give preference to washers that are easy to fix. We will analyze such a concept as the maintainability of washing machines, we will get acquainted with manufacturers of equipment that is easy and inexpensive to repair in the event of a malfunction.

Can I fix an electronic module?

What will determine the degree of convenience of equipment maintenance? The most maintainable cars are characterized by the fact that they can easily fix expensive items. The first such node is the main control unit. The possibility of a full repair is understood as the availability of replacing the main microprocessor, which is the "think tank" of the washing machine. The microcontroller is considered the most sensitive component of the module; banal power surges and high humidity can lead to damage to it.

Replacing the microprocessor is possible if there is software for the AGR. The technique should include the ability to “copy” the firmware of a functioning microcontroller of the control unit.

Not every microprocessor can read recorded software.

Much will depend on the maintainability of the electronic module.If you think about the ranking of manufacturers, then the opportunity to rewrite the contents of the processor is provided by the brands Virpul and Beko. Some Bosch models also imply the right to copy firmware. In general terms, only about 40% of the assortment of washing machines imply such an action. For most machines (namely 60% of models), in the event of an electronic module failure, you will have to buy a new unit.

A complete replacement of the main control unit will reach 60-80% of the initial price of the machine, depending on the manufacturer of the equipment, and repairs with the possibility of flashing the microprocessor will cost about 30% of the cost of the washing machine. CMA brands, models of which are equipped with maintainable control modules:

  • Virpul;
  • Beco;
  • Bosh;
  • Kandy;
  • Zanussi
  • Siemens.

Well-known brands Samsung and AlGi are characterized by "problem" modules. The most unattractive from the point of view of repairing the control board are the brands of Hans, Indesit, Combustion, Atlant.

Tank Repair Machines

Another sign of the non-maintainability of the washing equipment is a non-separable tank. Very often, bearings “fly” near the machine, as a result of which it is necessary to replace them, as well as the stuffing box. All these elements are “hidden” in the tank. Not all manufacturers equip the equipment with collapsible tanks, which can reduce the cost of repairs by replacing bearings, stuffing box, and drum crosses. To date, this entire line of automatic machines of the brands Indesit, Ariston, Beco.

Russian craftsmen came up with a way to disassemble the cast tank. The element is sawn at the seam, and after all the manipulations, the parts are connected back with a sealant. Such a procedure belongs to the category of complex ones, therefore the master counts 50-60% more for repairs than would have happened in the case of a collapsible tank.

How to find out which tank is installed on your washer? Everything is very simple - remove the top cover of the device case (if the machine is characterized by front loading) and look inside the machine. You will find the tank immediately, if it is collapsible, then on the surface you can see latches or bolts holding the parts of the element together. If you find a welded seam, without any signs of fasteners, then a simple way to disassemble the tank will fail.So, what brands of cars do you want to buy? The washing equipment of the following manufacturers is equipped with a non-separable tank:CM with fixed tank

  • Beco;
  • Kandy;
  • Electrolux;
  • Zanussi
  • Hansa;
  • Indesit;
  • Atlant
  • Ariston;
  • Combustion.

It is better to pay attention to brands that suggest the possibility of disassembling the SMA tank. These include:

  • Samsung;
  • Bosh;
  • AlGee;
  • Hayer;
  • Virpul;
  • Siemens.

Summing up the above, we can imagine a peculiar rating of manufacturers of washing machines according to the criterion of maintainability of the equipment. The easiest way will be to eliminate malfunctions on the Bosch, Siemens and Virpul aggregates. Models of washing machines of the named brands are equipped with a “readable” microprocessor and a collapsible tank. And these two conditions, in the event of a breakdown, will allow the user to save a lot of money on repairs.

The smallest repair costs will be incurred by the owners of the front-end Virpul. Repairing units of this brand is simple and cheap. However, the brand, for some reason, is not very popular among Russian buyers, but, in fact, in vain.


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