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How to choose a washing machine?

As with all household appliances, washers are a big investment. The market is full of many different types and brands and it can be a daunting task to choose the one that is right for you. To help you out, WM Repair Services has put together this guide to buying the right washing machine.

Washing machine buying guide

Washing Machine Type

Fist of all, you need to decide which type of washing machine you want. There are three main types listed below:

Freestanding – Freestanding washers are very common and can be used anywhere that has access to a drain and a plug socket. They tend to have the widest drum capacity range (3kg to 12kg) but don’t always look as nice as integrated washing machines.

Integrated – Integrated washers are commonly installed alongside a new kitchen. They are concealed behind a cupboard door and fit seamlessly into the design of your kitchen. Although less noisy compared to freestanding machines, there is an installation cost.

Semi-integrated – Semi-integrated machines are the least common type. They have a door that covers the front, however, it doesn’t cover the controls.


Capacity, or drum size, is the next factor that you should consider when buying a washing machine. As mentioned, capacity sizes range from 3kg to 12kg and the larger the capacity the larger the load. This being said, it is not always necessary to have a large capacity washing machine. For example, if you live on your own then a small capacity should be fine. However, with a high capacity machine, you can do washes less frequently. This reduces energy bills and the impact on the environment.

When buying a washing machine bigger isn’t always better but overloading a washing machine can shorten its lifespan too.

Spin Speed

Simply put, the faster the spin speed the dryer your clothes will come out of the machine. High spin speeds are ideal for clothes that need a longer drying period, i.e. jeans. They are also good if you don’t have access to an outdoor drying area or tumble dryer. Spin speeds range from 1000rpm to +1600rpm.

Wash programmes

Wash programmes allow you to use your washing machine for different types of materials and applications. For example, most of us have a range of materials that need frequent washing such as woollen clothes, denim, nylon or silk. There are many washing machines available with these setting. Other programmes could include sports wash, babies’ clothes and even hand wash. So, when considering which machine to buy, take a look at the wash programmes they have and ask yourself if they do what you need them to and are the ones featured necessary for you.

Noise Level

There is no getting away from the fact that washing machines make noise. Nowadays, companies offer machines that range from about 45dB to 61dB. If your washing machine is located somewhere quiet, such as the utility room or garage, the noise level might not be too important. However, if your machine is in the main part of the house i.e. near the living room, you might want to consider a quieter model.

Energy Rating

Energy rating is important for two reasons. Firstly, a low energy rating means lower energy costs and secondly, a lower impact on the environment. Energy ratings range from A+++ (the most efficient) to D (least efficient).  Please be aware that energy rating doesn’t necessarily correspond to the price of the washing machine.

We hope that this washing machine buying guide has helped you to understand the factors involved with buying your perfect machine, however, if you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to get in touch on 020 3745 7452 where our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to answer your queries.

Washing Machine Repair in Brent and Harrow

For washing machine repairs in Brent and Harrow. We can provide an expert repair technician to visit your home on the same day. If your washer is too noisy, doesn’t spin, is leaking, smells of burning or is displaying any other kind of fault, we can help – fast.

Same Day Appointments

Our team of repair technicians operate seven days a week. And can fix your machine on the same day you call. Washing machine breakdown is inconvenient enough. But having to wait in all day for a technician to show up, just adds insult to injury. We don’t make our customers wait and you can even choose your appointment time within a two hour block. Your designated technician can also telephone you before they arrive. Depending on the fault that is diagnosed, we may be able to fix your machine on the same occasion. All of our engineers have at least 10 year’s experience so you can be sure of a quality repair.

Evening and Weekend Appointments

You can choose to have your appliance repaired in the evening or at the weekend if this is more convenient to you. If you have work commitments or are busy with family, you can pick your appointment at a time when you are free.

5,000 + Spare Parts Supplied

We supply over 5,000 spare parts for many brands of washing machine, including AEG, Beko, Bosch, Hotpoint, Indesit, Neff, Whirlpool, LG and more. Some parts are carried by our engineers. Allowing them to fix your machine on the first visit. If they don’t have the part you need. This can be ordered from our warehouse, promptly for a quicker washer repair in Brent and Harrow.

12 Months Guarantee on All Appliance Repairs

We guarantee our work. If your machine breaks down within 12 months of a repair, you are entitled to a free repair. This includes insurance on all parts that we have installed. This will give you peace of mind that you’re covered in an emergency and may save you money by reducing the risk of future repair bills.

Servicing of Many Household Electricals

We can service many of your other household electrical appliances such as your electric cooker, hobs, hood, fridge and freezer, microwave, dish washer and washer dryer. Servicing them ensures that they will continue to run smoothly and could increase the amount of usage you get from them. By repairing and reusing your items you will be helping to conserve resources and the environment, too.

Easy Booking Facility

For washing machine repair in Brent and Harrow, it’s simple to book. Just use our easy online booking facility or telephone us today to arrange a visit from a qualified engineer

John Lewis Washing Machine Repair

If your John Lewis washing machine has broken down. It can cause more problems for your domestic schedule than you may anticipate! Clean clothes are a modern necessity, and without them our lives become surprisingly difficult. Handwashing is not only time-consuming and arduous. It’s also pretty ineffective when compared to the ruthless efficiency of a John Lewis appliance. So you will want a quick John Lewis machine repair. Performed to a high standard by an amply qualified professional. Luckily for you, we can supply all of this.

A John Lewis washing machine repair can be hampered by the fact that John Lewis have only been producing their own range of domestic white goods for a few years. This means that spare parts – while not hugely expensive – aren’t as easy to come by as they are for other brands. A John Lewis appliance repair may be subject to irritating delays while parts are sourced and sent out. This, however, is not as much of a problem for us as it is for some other repair companies. We have a large warehouse, fully stocked with spare parts and components. Our engineers can access this quickly and easily. Meaning that any spare parts your John Lewis washer repair may require can generally be obtained reasonably swiftly (depending, of course, upon what we have in stock!)

John Lewis Washing Machine

All of our engineers have over a decade’s worth each of experience in washing machine repair

They are skilled, knowledgeable, and take a good deal of pride in their work. You can rest assured that your John Lewis machine repair will be completed to a high standard with no cut corners. It is very important to get a professional in for your John Lewis appliance repair. As attempting it yourself presents dangers not only for your washing machine (and floors!), but to yourself. Fire and electrocution are always a risk for the uninitiated machine repairer. Much better to call in one of our excellent and experienced engineers for your John Lewis washer repair.

There is no need to wait around for your washing machine repair. If it is convenient for you, we will try to get to you within 24 hours of your call – ideally on the same day as your breakdown. If you are in need of a John Lewis appliance repair. And you think we might be able to help, give us a call!

Washing Machine Repair Engineers in Hammersmith and Fulham

Looking for a washing machine repair in Fulham or Hammersmith?

Here at WM Repair Services, our experienced and friendly engineers have been helping households and businesses in the Hammersmith and Fulham area for the past five years. We have experience with of all domestic appliances however most of our customers in the area contact us for washing machine repairs and spare part replacements.

We are locally based in Fulham, very close to Hammersmith which allows us to be extremely competitive and offer quick and cost-efficient service – there are no call out charges, no parking charges and of course no long waiting times.

Fast Response Repairs

Our appliance repair services are extremely prompt – we can send an engineer to any address located in the SW6 or W6 on the same day you call. Depending on the fault, we can fix your appliance on the same occasion.

Fulham and Hammersmith

Fulham & Hammersmith Evening and Weekend Appointments

Here at WM Repair Services we know our customers have busy lives so we tailor our services around them. We provide various evening and weekend appointments so you don’t have to take time off work to wait for an engineer. For your convenience you can also choose the time of your appointment within a two hour time slot and your engineer can call you half an hour before they arrive.

Over 5000 Spare Parts in Our Fulham Warehouse

We stock over 5,000 spare parts for many of the well known brands of washing machine, including AEG, Creda, Candy, Beko, Bosch, Hotpoint, Indesit, Panasonic, Siemens, LG and more. If the part your machine needs isn’t in stock, your engineer can order it in from our warehouse.

Experienced Engineers

All our engineers have to have at least 10 year’s experience to work with our team. And we continually update their training as new products come on to the market. You can be reassured if you choose our company for your repair needs that your appliance will receive a through, quality service.

12 Months Insurance

Customers can enjoy the added benefit of 12 months insurance on our repairs, including a guarantee on any parts that we have installed, so if a part fails within a year, we’ll replace it entirely free of charge. That way you know that keeping your old machine will be cost effective and cheaper than purchasing a new appliance.

Quality Servicing

We can service many of your household electrical appliances like your electric cookers and hobs, dishwashers or fridge freezers. Regular servicing will ensure they are in good working order and may give you more years of use from them.

Online Booking

You can use our simple online booking facility or telephone a customer services advisor. We look forward to reviving your appliance for you.

Ikea Washing Machine Repair

No, Ikea washing machines do not come flat-packed! You can’t just take them apart and put them back together again if they break down! Should you need an Ikea washing machine repair. You’re far better off calling in the professionals than you are attempting to do it yourself. We can understand why you may be tempted to carry out your own Ikea washing machine repair. Many repair companies can be rather cavalier with your time, not turning up when they say they will, leaving you in the lurch for days and so forth. We won’t do that. Rather than risking irreparable washing machine damage, floods on your floor, and possible personal injury by trying a DIY washing machine fix, call in one of our friendly and amply qualified engineers to do your Ikea machine repair instead.

Ikea Washing Machine

We know that washing machines are an absolutely crucial aspect of many people’s domestic schedule

When the washing machine goes down, a surprising number of things follow! Clean clothes are a modern necessity, and without them our lives become exponentially more difficult! You’ll want your Ikea washer repair to occur as quickly as is feasibly possible. We are aware of this, and will do our best to get to you within 24 hours of your requesting an Ikea appliance repair. Often, we’ll be able to send an engineer around on the same day as your breakdown! If you’re out, or it’s otherwise inconvenient for you to have your Ikea washer repair within 24 hours, we will work with you to find a time which best suits you. We would rather that you fitted us into your schedule than the other way around. We don’t want you to have to drop everything and wait around for an engineer.

All of our engineers have over a decade each of experience in the field of washing machine repair

They’ll be able to do your Ikea machine repair to a very high standard indeed. Bringing their considerable skills and knowledge to the fore. While Ikea parts aren’t exactly hard to source, our engineers have the advantage of knowing precisely what they’re looking for – and access to a large warehouse full of spares, which can be reached quickly and easily. This reduces the likelihood of your Ikea washer repair being subject to frustrating parts-related delays. If you have a problem with your Ikea washing machine. And need an Ikea machine repair, give us a call!

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