I took a look at the price of a honeye washing machine equivalent to my current machine: € 1379, ouch!
More than 3x the price of the new whirlpool, it is sure that at this price it can be reliable and last 20 years even in intensive use, but I do not need such a tank for my occasional use. Is it normal to have to spend 3x more on a machine that is just not designed to self-destruct?
And apparently, miele also uses an aluminum piece to fix the axle to the drum:
Same concern on a novotronic w120 washing machine from 1998. Obviously it is the fixing part of the drum which is veiled. Until today it only bothered when the hatch was opened, but today the defect is made worse during a spin, probably a little overloaded and the machine is out of service. The piece is not sold separately therefore 600eu for a new drum. Ouch!
Before 1998 this piece was in stainless steel, indestructible, now in aluminum and seems to be attacked by washing powder. In addition, the machine is in perfect condition despite its age. So I call it planned obsolescence.
We still find the piece of stainless steel in second hand on the bay for 100eu but I hesitate to undertake an exchange because big dismantling work.
source: http://www.tout-electromenager.fr/forum ... 5-1-4.html