Washing Machine Rentals?

Started by: twigginer21 (1743)

Does anyone know where i can rent a washing machine? I've got a baby due in 9 weeks and my washing machine has just blown! :@

Started: 19th Oct 2006 at 16:02

Posted by: karen (44)


Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 17:25

Posted by: wiganer516 (5590)

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 17:47

Posted by: john joseph (3197)

Are you not Insured Twigg

I had mine almost catch fire a couple of weeks ago no probs I was sent £350 to replace it


Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 18:16

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

brighthouse in wigan

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 18:17

Posted by: tonker (25246) 

Just buy another one.

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 19:13

Posted by: levi1962 (3577) 

Try Birchalls in Hindly for rentals or to buy at Pooles Domestic at Platt Bridge Wigan

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 19:58

Posted by: plum47 (898) 

you might not be able to afford a new one but could you not pay weekly.i don't know how much it costs to rent but its worth looking into in case you can buy one for a similar price.although if you rent then they will be responsible for repairs and mantinance.hope you get sorted soon,its amazing how the washing builds up.good luck anyway.

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 20:16

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Thankyou everyone for your help
Unfortunatley at the moment i'm not in a position to buy another as i dont have the cash upfront. I have applied at brighthouse so i can pay weekly but although its only 5 pounds a week i'd end up paying over 500 for one in the end!!(atleast i'd be paying for it to become mine though) they are really taking their time with application and i really dont have time to be waiting!
I have also just applied to rent one from the anything-direct site. so just waiting to see which one contacts me first!!

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 21:27

Posted by: mollymop (47)

Hi Twigginer, have you tried getting one from a catologue (your own or a friends) that way you will only pay what it's worth and not £500 or more. Also look in the penny adds(do they still call them that?)
Good luck anyway on your expected arrival. Boy or Girl, do you know?

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 22:18

Posted by: tonker (25246) 

Have you looked in Loot?

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 22:58

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Molliemop- I've tried my catalogue but as i havent been a customer that long they wont up my credit limit so i can order one The baby is a girl (well thats what they said at the scan and i hope they have got it right or else theres going to be a little boy in pink dresses! haha)
Tonker- Tried loot but the only ones that are local have already sold!!

Replied: 19th Oct 2006 at 23:25

Posted by: keily (306) 

Ebay, just find washing machines, go to advanced search put in a 10 mile radius of where you live & you will find they dont get many bids as they will be collection only, i seen one finish in Westhoughton for £25 not long ago, we got our bunk beds for £20 from Wigan as they were collection only, they were brand new & they had paid £225 for them, worth a try.

Replied: 21st Oct 2006 at 13:07

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Thanks I've just bid on one :)

Replied: 21st Oct 2006 at 16:28

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

I've never been so eager to do laundry!! I won one on ebay and getting it delivered this evening Thanks again for everyones help

Replied: 24th Oct 2006 at 16:10

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

I have lots of luck (mostly bad!) my washing machine from ebay lasted 3 days before packing up on me its a siemens and no local mechanics will fix it Does anyone know of any cheap washing machines being sold? Even reconditioned ones are out of my price range as they all seem to be £100+

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 09:57

Posted by: keily (306) 

twigginer what has gone wrong with your machine ?

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 13:47

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

The light still comes on like everything is fine, But when i press start nothing happens!

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:12

Posted by: keily (306) 

Will it start if you set it off with an EMPTY drum ?

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:21

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Nope :(

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:23

Posted by: keily (306) 

so i take it that it wont spin on an empty drum ?

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:28

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

The only thing that works on it at the moment appears to be the little light that tells you that its switched on. But it did work fine for the first 3 days.

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:30

Posted by: keily (306) 

this might be a daft question but have you checked the drum belt has not come adrift ?

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:33

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Yeah we checked and its still on

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:35

Posted by: keily (306) 

is it a manual programme (you can turn to select) ?

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:43

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

yea u can change the program but still nothing iv tryed differnt settings :S

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:52

Posted by: keily (306) 

what model siemans is your machine ?

Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 14:56

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)


Replied: 3rd Nov 2006 at 20:54

Posted by: dark horse (295) 

check on the back of the machine what the make model and serial number is and get on to the manufacturer if it is less than 3 years old cos it is probably still under warranty. I did that with a monitor bought from a seccy shop for a tenner and got a brand new monitor by courier even though the manufacturer was is japan!

Replied: 5th Nov 2006 at 13:28

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

I've been given a refund from the seller and arranged another washer (this time i've got one with a warranty! lol)Thanks everyone for your help.

Replied: 5th Nov 2006 at 17:08

Posted by: dark horse (295) 

I wish you hadnt rushed off n bought another machine cos I could have got you one for the price of diesel for fetchin it a few miles. ner mind at least yer sorted!

Replied: 6th Nov 2006 at 16:49


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