My Bosch washing machine just broke down tonight after 2.5-3 years service. Stupid piece of crap. Even my old whirlpool that i gave away lasted longer than that. I had some clothes in the wash, not much i might add (4 business shirts + pants). It died mid way through a wash, water was still in the drum. Won't even power on anymore. Had to finish washing the clothes by hand. Anyway, looking for some recommendations. I'm really starting to weigh up whether to buy an expensive one or a cheaper one which I can replace again in 3-5 years. Even if you pay good money, they just don't seem to to last, and call out fees are just plain expensive for these damn things.