A washing machine is a necessary part of a family because of fast cleaning action required in well engaged schedule of routine activities. Those who cannot afford monetarily, purchase a second hand washing machine directly from the present owners or through online shops offering them in lucrative prices. While purchasing a second hand washing machine follows certain precautions so that the deal is economically viable.
Examine history of its operation. Spin the drum manually. There should be no unusual noise. It should not rock back and forth. Turn on the old machine, ensure successful completion of washing cycle including spinning and rinsing. Check wash cycle timer, it should be O.K. There should not be any leakage of water from the body, door or water tube connections. Check water seal of connections.
There should not be any rust inside the drum otherwise cloths inside it may catch it. Instead of brand, check the model reliability because sometimes even good brands introduce faulty models in the market. Choose cold fill models as these are cheap and also good for environment. A very important factor in purchase of second hand washing machines is that it should serve the family purpose. Load size for family, types of cycles, spin speeds, suitability to available space and affordability are worth considerations while purchasing a washing machine.
Check the workability of knobs, switches, lights and buttons. Go for those used machines which are of good grading as these will be with efficient features like time savers, wash cycles etc. Always buy the machine from a trusted online shop or appliance store. Try to buy from a person whom you know and from solo owners. Also know the reasons of sale, either poor running or updating for more efficient features.
Apart from the Appliance Stores and individuals, the best source to purchase used washing machines is through online shops. Large number of websites is in this business which facilitates used washer owners to have deals with purchasers by displaying their products on their websites. With price tag and negotiations, a better option can be purchased at affordable price.
Washing machines are warranted mostly for three years. After this period, their maintenance becomes uneconomical. Being old, its parts may wear out, giving poor efficiency in operation. It results in more energy bills. So buying used machines can be quite riskier. Even new machines come under breakdown very quickly after purchase because of use of poor quality materials in manufacturing to reduce initial cost, so there is no reliability of successful running of used machines with economical considerations.
Consider options, new one and used one when you decide to purchase or replace the existing washing machine. If you will evaluate them on their performance, efficiency, warranty and economy, you will find an option to buy a new washing machine is more viable economically as compared to used one. Your budget compulsions may not allow you to purchase a new washing machine but ultimately in the long run a new one is always worth preference.