Life span of a Miele washing machine
German appliance manufacturer Miele have been trying to market themselves as a reliable brand, boasting that their washing machines are tested for "20 years equivalent usage. That strongly implies the machine should last better than most. On this basis we bought a Miele W5740 for the princely sum of £958.98 back in 2011. As you can probably guess from the fact I'm writing this, ours didn't last that long.