To ensure that Miele appliances will stand the test of time and give unbeatable performance for up to 20 years, we really put them through their paces in our test laboratories before full production commences. No other brand can claim such a strong commitment to quality, reliability and durability.
We run the Cottons 95°C programme continuously for over 10,000 hours - that's equivalent to 5 washes a week for 20 years.
We test the hinge and door lock by opening and closing the door 60,000 times, 30,000 times of which are at extremely high force. That’s equivalent to opening and closing the door once a day for 164 years!
To ensure that our washing machines spin quietly and steadily, we run the spin cycle continuously for 600 hours with a 1.3 kg imbalanced load. That replicates spinning a bathmat non-stop for 25 days.
The control panel is subjected to 50,000 switch tests to check that the buttons will function as well in 20 years as they did when the machine was new.
Our quality pledges
- 10 year guarantee against breakdown of the washing machine drum, outer tub, axle and bearings. Machines with waterproof system – guarantee against flooding.
- Door hinge guaranteed for lifetime of machine.
- Lifetime guarantee against corrosion and yellowing of the direct enamelled outer panels.
- Brushless professional motor guaranteed for ten years *
- Designed and tested for 20 years' use.
Models with brushless motor are W5000 Supertronic and W5964 WPS.