White goods are a bloody minefield. Had a tumble dryer ignite (no, not one of those!), then another began to overheat, a good AEG. Both s/h. Gave in and bought a new cheapie Bush. Every bit as efficient as those it replaced.
Miele washer lasted 20 years, one new drum spring and motor brushes. Quite reasonable.
I've always been a big fan, and reckon their washing machines are the best by a country mile, which is partly why I was so surprised to see them behaving so shoddily. How can they deny they knew about the problem when their own instructions tell you to remove it with a hacksaw?
Very impressed by my first 6 months use of a Haier Hatrium washing machine. Very very quiet - the water slopping around inside is noisier than the direct drive motor.
Of course, that tells me nothing about the long term reliability, but it oozes far better quality than most of the more familiar brands.