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Old 21st August 2017, 15:37   #6451
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How much did you pay?
Paid 58k with an additional 2500 cashback via HDFC card for it.

Since I also bought a TV and Water Purifier, got some additional discount on the overall amount above the individual discounts.
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Old 21st August 2017, 17:31   #6452
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This has led to a debate - how much increase is required in the current load so as to operate the 5 ACs. We wont be using all the 5 ACs at once (maybe once or twice in a year).

Our electrician suggested we increase it to 10 KVA for which we made an application to the (WBSEDCL) and they gave a quote of INR 20,000 to increase the load.

Does anyone have any idea about this? Is 7.060 KVA alright for 5 ACs or do we really need to increase the load to 10 KVA and pay 20K to the service provider?

P.S: Current scenario: 2 ACs - 1.5 TON each.
Would be scenario 1: 5 ACs - (3 ACs X 1.5 TON + 2 ACs X 2 TON)
Would be scenario 2: 5 ACs - (4 ACs X 1.5 TON + 1 AC X 2 TON)
In a normal 3 phase supply scenario, you can draw a maximum of 10 A per phase - 30 A in all. Your electrician recommends that this is increased to 15A per phase - 45 A in all.
I have 5 ACs running in my house with a normal 30 A - 3 phase supply (our EB meter is rated at 30 A). The chances of all 5 ACs running at the same time is remote. With modern Inverter type of ACs or more than 3 star rated AC units, you can manage to run them all within the existing 30 A supply line- provided you connect them in different phases.
But if you have enough family members and all of them require air-conditioned comfort at the same time and you have unrated ACs, you may have to cough up that 20k to upgrade your existing supply line/meter.

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Old 21st August 2017, 18:15   #6453
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Guys! Need some assistance.

At present we have 2 ACs at home and the current electricity load given by the WEST BENGAL STATE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LIMITED (WBSEDCL) is 7.060 KVA.

So mum wants to add 3 more ACs.
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I have no idea of WB, but here in Delhi, the company looks for peak load; even if it is there for one hour once a year; and then sends a notice for increasing the load.

Normally each 1.5T AC consumes 1.5 KVA to 2 KVA, so 5 x 1.5T = 7.5 KVA to 10 KVA, hence you will be just on the limit with running 4 AC at a time.

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My 6 years old Samsung front loading washing machine finally gave up. The drum was damaged and the replacement cost was 7K as per the technician who visited my home - paying 7K isn't worth it.

Looking to buy a new machine within 20K. Any recommendations ? My main requirements are long life , reliability and hassle free ownership ; even a top loading machine will do if that's more reliable. Don't really need most of the fancy functions and modes that come with washing machines these days.
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My 6 years old Samsung front loading washing machine finally gave up. ... ...
Doesn't seem very old, but now I come to think of it, this is in line with what an honest salesperson told me in UK. He said 5-6 years for ordinary models, up to ten for the premium brands. And then there's Miele, who [used to] advertise engineered to last 25 years. But phew, the prices!
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Doesn't seem very old, but now I come to think of it, this is in line with what an honest salesperson told me in UK. He said 5-6 years for ordinary models, up to ten for the premium brands. And then there's Miele, who [used to] advertise engineered to last 25 years. But phew, the prices!
My LG top loader is now 12 years old & doing fine (touchwood). I think I bought it for around 15,000.
Never had an extended warranty or an AMC. I think I must have spent a total of around 1500-2000 on service calls over 12 years.

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Doesn't seem very old, but now I come to think of it, this is in line with what an honest salesperson told me in UK. He said 5-6 years for ordinary models, up to ten for the premium brands. And then there's Miele, who [used to] advertise engineered to last 25 years. But phew, the prices!
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My LG front loader is now 12 years old & doing fine (touchwood). I think I bought it for around 15,000.
Never had an extended warranty or an AMC. I think I must have spent a total of around 1500-2000 on service calls over 12 years.
Our IFB (executive plus) will turn 20 next year! Beat that!!

Running perfectly fine even now. Though I have noticed that the noise has increased while high rpm cycles.
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I think I'll buy this model from IFB. IFB has a 4 year warranty on their washing machines . Other brands usually provide 2 years warranty. I should get it at around 20K in one of the upcoming sales.

https://www.flipkart.com/ifb-6-kg-fu...43635ee9b8941a
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Our IFB (executive plus) will turn 20 next year! ...
Wow, great, especially the twenty years! My bought-in-UK Bosch might have made it if a rat hadn't rotted on the main control board. Looks like rotting rat is very corrosive!
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The LG Double Door Refrigerator Model- GL-325TMG4 bought in 2007 is facing below problem.
The water in Drain Tray is overflowing even though the Temperature is kept more (warmer). I have cleaned the Copper Pipe (from outside) sunk in the tray. If I am not wrong, this Copper Pipe help in evaporating the excess water.
Am I missing something?

Bhpians, please help.
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My LG front loader is now 12 years old & doing fine (touchwood). I think I bought it for around 15,000.
Never had an extended warranty or an AMC. I think I must have spent a total of around 1500-2000 on service calls over 12 years.
Made a mistake here. Wanted to write "top loader" not "front loader".
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I think I'll buy this model from IFB. IFB has a 4 year warranty on their washing machines . Other brands usually provide 2 years warranty. I should get it at around 20K in one of the upcoming sales.

https://www.flipkart.com/ifb-6-kg-fu...43635ee9b8941a
To avail the warranty, you will need the service to be also good in your area. IFB have been know to be a nightmare ! So check with other users in your pin code who have an IFB machine.
From personal experience of the horrible service & competency of there engineers. I have made a vow never to buy an IFB product however tempting it might look
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To avail the warranty, you will need the service to be also good in your area. IFB have been know to be a nightmare ! So check with other users in your pin code who have an IFB machine.
From personal experience of the horrible service & competency of there engineers. I have made a vow never to buy an IFB product however tempting it might look
I believe all manufacturers outsource the servicing to a 3rd party provider. The quality will of course depend on the amount being paid to the TPP. The Samsung technician who visited my home was from a company called Prism.

Anyway , I finally bought a top loading washing machine from Haier at 10.5 K , after discounts. That's about half the cost of a front loader . My experience with top loaders has been better. My first machine which was a LG top loader lasted 8 years. The first 6 years were trouble free before rats chewed up the wiring , but we could still run it for another 2 years before it failed completely.

This is the model that I bought.

https://www.amazon.in/Haier-Fully-Au...ashing+machine
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Looking out for a kitchen chimney wall mounted,which brand to look out for & any specific model.Budget around 20 k
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Does it have a separate hot water inlet? Is the drum SS?

Any idea, how is the their after sales service infrastructure?
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