I’m still in shock.
My rather pricey one year old Bosch front loader has been consigned to the knackers yard, warranty voided ,all because of a couple of coins – an Aussie ten cent piece and a one dollar coin. Apparently they are regarded as foreign objects and their damage to washing machines is notorious albeit somewhat rare ( reconcile that if you will).
Last time I looked a washing machine drum was made of metal and when the machine carked it,could be used as a nice fire drum. Not anymore it seems. “Since the space shuttle” to quote the repairman funky units have carbon fibre material in the drums. “Lucky there aren’t any coins floating in space” I said to an unamused Brit, Terry the repair man.
Apparently these pieces of metal have hurtled around the drum and caused it to crack. Not worth fixing but this is regarded as improper use so no warranty. I have tried to explain that were are not talking about industrial bolts, tools etc but a fairly commonplace item likely to be overlooked in one’s pocket. Neither the manual nor the warranty cite the risk of your machine being rooted and warranty voiced but stiff shit is the current position of Bosch.
Of course while I argue the toss with Bosch the washing is mounting up and Mrs Wells is breathing down my neck saying cave in, take the discount on a new machine, presumably equally vulnerable to hurtling metal, and suck it up.
So my question to the Massive is has anyone had a similar experience of their washing machine being totalled through such an innocuous “foreign object”