After almost 13 years, it appears my trusty W3740 Washing Machine’s bit the dust - it’s making a very strange metallic scraping noise, which makes me think that in all likelihood the bearing’s gone - and at £200 plus fitting for a new set, it may be time to call it quits.
So I was looking at new washing machines, and one of them (WCD 120 WCS 8kg for those interested in these things) had the energy efficiency rating listed as:
“More economical than the threshold value for energy efficiency rating A+++ 10%”
Does this mean:
The ratings need a major overhaul?
The manufacturers have really upped their game?
An ‘Energy efficiency’ scandal along the lines of the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal’s due any day now?