I have a Zanussi WDT1085 washing machine and its now 19 years old!
Its still working perfectly, no leaks or rust or funny noises. It gets used probably 3-4 times every week.
I have never used water softeners.
Would I recommend a Zanussi? YES ! or rather yes if you could go back in time to 1994 to buy one, I can't comment on washing machines these days as everything seems to be poor quality and designed to go faulty after a couple of years. Perhaps you own a Zanussi that was bought a bit more recently than my model and can comment.
I did not realise you can get lots of spare replacement parts for washing machines from Amazon, Not that I'm ever going to need any Zanussi parts :)
Here is the washing machine still working perfectly....
|My Zanussi WDT1085 still working ok !|
Because its a tumble dryer combo it only has a wash load capacity of 4.5Kg. I think I have only ever used the tumble dryer part of it five times. Seems better to let the sun dry clothes than pay lots of money on Electric to do it.!