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Sounds like a great idea but there is no mention about how much the price of these appliances will go up by. I bet it's quite a bit.
 

BruvDunk

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May well see some of the old style appliance repair shops re-appearing on the high street but I doubt it.
 

Spoon

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This is not going to help the public with saving money.
Any part changed will have to be done by a professional as it will need to be tested afterwards, or if it goes faulty they will just say that it wasn't installed correctly.
 

telectrix

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the EU should stick to fleecing countries of cash and meddling in "gender"and ethnic issues. leave electricals and appliance issues to those who have a clue about it.
 

buzzlightyear

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I rememberwhen i was a kid things worked then amd never hardly brake
And now thing dont last long now .
We tend to throw things out if a wheel falls of a hoover.
 

snowhead

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They've found a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, but will possbily be creating a problem as a result.

You can buy plenty of common spares for older machines now.
If manufacturers have to have all spares available for all machines produced from 2021, even if those spares will never be needed, then someone's got to pay and of course it's the consumer.

Anything with a new price of £150 isn't worth repairing, couple of hours labour plus a couple of parts and you'll have an old machine with a couple of new parts when you could have had an all new one.

They should rationalise the ranges of everthing.
I don't want the choice of 50 similar looking Bosch washing machines where only the programs are slightly different or 50,000 different coffee machines.

Speaking of which, I don't want any coffee machines.
And I don't want 1000 different Olive oils either, hopefullt Brexit will stop that.
 

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Repairing appliances isn’t cost effective (unless it’s your own) As explained above no one will pay a couple hours work plus parts when you can get a new one with a full warranty cheaper.

The manufacturers need to make appliances easier to dismantle, and easier to recycle.
 
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My parents are the only people that I know who actually still use the old local white goods repair company.
But at £165 for a basic call out it’s very expensive

In many cases would be cheaper just buy a new cheap washing machine or cooker
 

DPG

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My parents are the only people that I know who actually still use the old local white goods repair company.
But at £165 for a basic call out it’s very expensive

In many cases would be cheaper just buy a new cheap washing machine or cooker
Jeez I need to get into appliance repair!
 
We need to end the 'consumer society' by stopping the importation of cheap goods from abroad. Imagine if (say) you could only buy a good quality washing machine for £1,500, rather than the £200 cheap 'throw-away' one... you'd stop creating mountains of white-goods waste overnight !!
 

DPG

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We need to end the 'consumer society' by stopping the importation of cheap goods from abroad. Imagine if (say) you could only buy a good quality washing machine for £1,500, rather than the £200 cheap 'throw-away' one... you'd stop creating mountains of white-goods waste overnight !!
I agree, but most people want cheap now unfortunately.
 
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most peoples logic is they can buy and use till it blows up a £200 WM then just scrap it after 18 months , then rinse and repeat...
The thought of having the same WM for 20 years and keep repairing it would be totally alien now to anyone under 40
 

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