BRANDS Considered: Siemens, BOSCH, IFB.nnWhy NOT others? NOT interested in any Pekinese Brands!! nWhy NOT Siemens/IFB?nSiemens has NO Proper Sales or Service N/W. 80% of all the dealer list on Siemens website are NOT dealing with them! I was told by most of them that Siemens & Bosch Service engineers are SAME! If you look at their product brochure even the address of the Head office in Mumbai is SAME for BOSCH & Siemens!! nnThe Current Model Bosch WAP 24260IN is IDENTICAL to Siemens iQ300 WM12P260IN, MRP is SAME 51K. So it makes sense to buy either of these BUT better to choose Bosch as it has a reputation of being a MAJOR Spare Part supplier to IFB, Siemens, Samsung, LG etc Secondly, its has forayed into Indian Market DIRECTLY after keenly comprehending the Indian Market for more than 2 decades, breaking Joint ventures with IFB (1997) and acquiring shares close to 50% in Siemens.nnBuying Price for Bosch Employees: 38250/- after 25% Flat off on MRP.nnMy Buying Price: 42K from a store at Jayanagar, Bangalore on 15th April 2015, Delivered by 17th April 2015, Installed on 20th April 2015. nnReceived a call on 18th April from a local 3rd party Bosch Outsourced service personnel where he demanded 500/- + travel expenses as my Home is out of Metro city. I informed him that Demo & Installation is FREE for customers where as its CHARGEABLE FOR Bosch Employees who get a FLAT 25% discount on MRP. Later with in next 15 mins received a call from HYD Bosch Care. The manager on the other end agreed for FREE Demo Cum Installation without any further argument! With this, the Local Outsourced guy didn't turn up on saturday instead came by 7Pm on Monday!!! nnFinally, As I was very eager to use the machine, Installed all the Washing Machine hose etc. The supplied hose by bosch is a standard 1.5 meter one. You get a 1.5 meter hose @ 150, 3 meter hose @ 300/- on amazon on anywhere on internet! nnTips for Installation & Usage:n1. Make sure you have a 15A or 16A 3 pin to fit your washing machine’s plug and a 32A DP to protect your machine from power surge.n2. Better Buy a V-Guard VM 500 Stabilizer or equivalent to protect your machine.n3. DO NOT RUN the machine in a HURRY WITHOUT REMOVING 4 TRANSPORT BOLTS AT THE BACK OF THE MACHINE else you will VOID your warranty as this is NOT covered under warranty. (If you RISK running your machine UNKNOWINGLY the washing machine jumps or wanders on either sides according to the spin of the drum hitting the objects around it!)n4. If you are using hard water BETTER Use a water softening additives found on IFB Website or anywhere on internet to soften the water so that lime scale doesn't accumulate at the bottom of the drum which leads to Corrosion and subsequently load on the drum next imbalance in the drum and finally leads to breakdown due to dilapidated bearings etcn5. DO NOT OVERLOAD the drum than the weight prescribed on each wash programme!!! This leads to drum break down (Better follow flipkart's washing machine buying guide to know the approximate weight of each laundry you dump)n5. Open the Service area at the front bottom right ONCE every 3 MONTHS to clean the accumulated coins, pins etcn6. Run Drum clean ONCE in a MONTH with additives to clean the scale. nnTEST RUN Wash Program Selected: Daily Wash/MIX: 1:21 minsnnWASH Quality/Performance: 4.5/5nnPower Consumption: 5/5. nRan Daily Wash/MIX program with a recommended load of 3 Kg where it showed me 1:21 mins. Actually it ran for for 1 hour 31 mins according to stopwatch consuming 0.5 UNIT!!! :) Awesome isn't it? A unit costs you 2.60 Paise under 50 Units slab or max can be 3.60 Paise Under 200 units slab!nnVibration: 4.5/5nI could see some vibration but tech engineer told me that its is the minimum vibration every machine of any brand will have during SPIN time at the end of any wash program!nnWater Consumption for this Wash Program: 5/5nUsed ONLY 30 Liters of Water!nnNumber of Cloths: 20 (Towels, Shirts, Trousers, Under garments, Shot, Hanky, Nightwear etc)nnDetergent Used: 5 Medium Sized Culinary Spoons of Tide Detergent into Despenser II.nWATER USED: SOFT WATER from a water softener! nnWomen don't satisfy with what ever they have & my mom is NO different. she is a fault finder (Critic) as always is COMPLETELY SATISFIED UNCONDITIONALLY!nnOVERALL RATING: 4.5/5nWhy 0.5 DOWN ? NO Inverter Technology unlike LG/Samsung nnBUT here is the CATCH the Wattage on this machine is 1050 W whereas the same 8Kg Capacity Machines from IFB has a wattage of 2250 W, LG has a wattage of 1700 W/2100 W depending on the model, Samsung 7KG itself has a wattage of 2000 W. So, Machines of these kind (VORACIOUS POWER EATERS) needs inverter technology to save power BUT NOT for BOSCH which consumes HALF the power compared to them!!nnIts was a blessing in disguise "A 10 year warranty on Motor for all Bosch machines purchased between Jan15th 2015 till April 30th 2015" was applied to my machine! :)
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Very nice washing machine. Fantastic washing and great price, usual from Snapdeal ..
Good washing machine. Anybody can buy it
I ordered this machine on 15 -aug -2015 via ws retail seller.it got delievered after 4 days on arrival there was water inside the box everywhere.i was shocked to see that the most renowned seller ordered had got this experience .this made me think about this from then.i have ordered a replacement lets see what there is now.i would update this after the replacement