17th January 2023
What makes a washing machine genuinely reliable? This article gives you a comprehensive guide on washing machine reliability. We’ll discuss manufacturers, washing machine design and quality to help you find the washing machine for you!
Washing Machine Manufacturer
You depend on washing machine manufacturers to provide reliable products. Trustworthy manufacturers tailor their washing machines to your needs and offer transparency through a substantial warranty that puts your mind at ease. Let’s compare the top washing machine brands:
Bosch: Worldwide manufacturing, 2-year warranty.
Hotpoint: Worldwide manufacturing, 1-year warranty.
Miele: Manufactures in Germany, 2-year warranty.
Ebac: Manufactures in Britain, 7-year full parts and labour warranty.
Washing Machine Design
One determining factor for reliability is the washing machine design. The traditional design is a standard brushless motor. This is one of the most basic modern designs, used by most manufacturers as it’s much cheaper for them to buy/produce.
The brushless inverter-driven motor design is far superior. It has no friction-bearing parts, powering the drum through electromagnetic forces. This reduces part damage and excessive wear and tear. Ebac’s washing machines benefit from this sophisticated design.
Washing Machine Quality
Quality is everything. A high-quality product ensures efficiency and reliability. Many manufacturers, including Bosch and Hotpoint, use a 1-piece plastic casing surrounding their drum. This can’t be repaired or serviced, so it must be replaced if it breaks.
Ebac noticed the inefficiency of this design and instead opted for a 2-piece casing. This can be taken apart and repaired. This results in less landfill waste and a more reliable washing machine!
The most reliable washing machines also feature a recirculation pump alongside the drain pump. This dual pump system improves washing machine efficiency by reusing water, and pumping it back into the washing machine to give your clothes an extra wash.
Ebac integrates this design into all its washing machines.