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Old 30th March 2019, 12:21   #7081
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There is a small filter that is likely to be clogged. It will be in your inlet line where the inlet pipe is connected. You can remove it with a nose plier or cooking pakkad and wash it. This had happened to me. This had got so blocked that it had spoilt the inlet solenoid valve and the valve had to be replaced on my Samsung washing machine.
We had cleaned it. But we have a lot of fine Ganga Sand esp if we are on Tubewell water for our own. The chap came yesterday and wants the unit in the workshop.

By the way be careful since I hear some fraudulent guys get info from the service network and then masquerade as company guys.
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Old 30th March 2019, 12:32   #7082
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Hi Guys,

I have just rented a flat in Gurgaon. Facing a challenge whether should I buy or rent home appliances. Namely Split AC, Washing machine and refrigerator.

My mind says go for the rented option but not sure what shall be the quality of those appliances. Don't want stinking dirty ones. Heart says get new ones in EMI.

Can anyone help me regarding the same and give me any leads from where can I rent these products. Location of the house is in Sector 28, Maruti Vihar Colony, Gurgaon.

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Old 30th March 2019, 12:42   #7083
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Hi Guys,

I have just rented a flat in Gurgaon. Facing a challenge whether should I buy or rent home appliances. Namely Split AC, Washing machine and refrigerator.

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It all depends on whether you will be occupying this flat for a short time or over a span of four years or more.

For short term stay, renting is the way to go, but for longer duration buying is better. Some appliances - AC, Refrigerator, Washing Machines and TV are better bought as rental ones are older models low star rating and electricity hog. On the other hand rentals are quite low and in most cases much lower than short term EMI.

Another thing to factor in is the type of job you hold. If it one where you will regularly switch location then rented appliances and/or fully furnished house is the most optimum option.

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It all depends on whether you will be occupying this flat for a short time or over a span of four years or more.

For short term stay, renting is the way to go, but for longer duration buying is better. Some appliances - AC, Refrigerator, Washing Machines, and TV are better bought as rental ones are older models low star rating and electricity hog. On the other hand, rentals are quite low and in most cases much lower than short term EMI.

Another thing to factor in is the type of job you hold. If it one where you will regularly switch location then rented appliances and/or fully furnished house is the most optimum option.
Thanks a lot, Aroy for a prompt reply. I plan to stay at this house for at least a year or more. Not sure whether i will stay for three years or so as well. So i believe renting is the way to go.

Other suggestions are welcome as well from members.
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Old 31st March 2019, 10:44   #7085
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We had cleaned it. But we have a lot of fine Ganga Sand esp if we are on Tubewell water for our own. ....
By the way be careful since I hear some fraudulent guys get info from the service network and then masquerade as company guys.
No action till yesterday evening. My wife called up the service chaps. They have changed their mobile No. and not informed LG. At least the technician was from them!

They said that an engineer from an agency higher up the hierarchy should come before they collect the dish washer. We are still waiting for him. He was expected late last evening but has not yet shown up.
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But we have a lot of fine Ganga Sand esp if we are on Tubewell water for our own.
I have sand in our tube well too. I installed a 3M back wash steel filter that filters out sand of sizes as small as 40 micron and after that I have a 3M 5 micron sediment filter. This has helped clean up the water significantly in our home.
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@diy.guy; any idea about pricing & sources for the filters. In Kanpur fine golden sand is almost a universal problems for tube wells.
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@diy.guy; any idea about pricing & sources for the filters. In Kanpur fine golden sand is almost a universal problems for tube wells.
The 3M 40 micron steel mesh filter, I got it from Amazon for 13.5k. The 5micron sediment filter housing I see is 12k and the filter is 2.5k on Amazon, but I had got these from a local 3M dealer along with a 3M water softener. You can start with the 40 micron as it has no consumables.
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Thanks a lot diyguy. I will try and get the pair soon. I do not think 3M has a decent outlet in Kanpur. I will search for it.

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But samsung only has a heater coil on top and side, it doesn't have charcol heaters basically lamps that radiate heat and you cannot use both convection and top heater coil.
So I prefer LG, it heats up rapidly in combi mode which uses both convection and top charcol light lamps. At 30L its big enough for a large size pizza but it also occupies a lot of space. I believe LG is more expensive now. But buy a model that has a dial vs just buttons.
What use cases, Samsung does NOT support vs LG, coz of the above mentioned design?

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For baking and pizza, an OTG at 4-5K is a better choice. For heating an inexpensive microwave is the best.
She prefers a single appliance which could microwave as well grill. Hence, a convection microwave. Seems, LG is the most preferred brand here and its quite expensive compared to other brands of similar size and features.

I have zeroed in on the below mentioned model. Please advise!

https://www.amazon.in/LG-Convection-...kitchen&sr=1-1
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Please advise!]
Having been instrumental in two of my colleagues picking up this very model during last year's sale and having listened to their more than satisfactory experiences over the past six months, I have no hesitation in endorsing your choice. Both of them are cooking like there's no tomorrow . The inbuilt cooking modes for over 200 Indian dishes is a boon.

The only fly in the ointment is the current price. Though it is retailing at a significant discount, we had purchased it an effective price of 11,XXX/-.
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What use cases, Samsung does NOT support vs LG, coz of the above mentioned design?



She prefers a single appliance which could microwave as well grill. Hence, a convection microwave. Seems, LG is the most preferred brand here and its quite expensive compared to other brands of similar size and features.

I have zeroed in on the below mentioned model. Please advise!

https://www.amazon.in/LG-Convection-...kitchen&sr=1-1
The LG charcoal lamp spreads the heat better and also due to the combination mode of both top lamp and rear/convection fan heaters it does a quicker job. I have not touched the samsung for Pizzas, after first 3 to 4 tries. For baking the Lg with charcoal lamp is better.
In samsung, the combination mode means microwave + conviction fan or top heater coil + microwave, Lg also has microwave with heating top or convection.

Caution when using the combination modes double check to make sure its the right mode (without microwave), for baking you will be using a metal tray.

Do check the size physically in a store.

Also I would prefer a model which you can see through quite clearly, the model you have suggested has a flower design on the glass, mine was stainless steel type finish which is no longer available and costed 11k way back in 2011.

The model below is plain and has a lamp on the top vs heater.

https://www.amazon.in/LG-Convection-.../dp/B076D7JQ4N

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I was on a lookout for a replacement to my APC inverter at home and had shortlisted the following
1. Microtek Static Converter UPS SEBz 1100 V2 Sinewave Technology.
2. Luminous Zelio+ 1100 Home Pure Sinewave Inverter UPS
3. APC Home UPS 850VA Sine Wave BI850SINE
During the course of checking out further, the Microtek was ticked off due to negative reviews for the after sales support. That left with Luminous Zelio as the leader. Further to this, I came to know from an electrician in my neighborhood who is a specialist in repair of UPS that the transformer winding in all of the shortlisted were of aluminium and are bound to hum over a period of time. That brought me back to square one. He then suggested me to have a look at the Exide range of UPS which came with copper winded transformer.

Searched the popular sites and zeroed in on the 1050VA pure sinewave UPS and armed with the price in mind visited the shop in my locality who is also a good friend of mine. His initial quote was for 6700INR and it was around 800INR more than the Amazon which had the least price. I returned from the shop asking him to give me some time to ponder about. When I reached home, he called me back and gave a final quote of 5900INR with bill and a 2 year maintenance for free. This was lucrative deal and I agreed to this. The UPS was delivered the next day and installed to my satisfaction.
It has been 4 days from commissioning and I am a happy customer. The UPS does not have any audio buzzer which is a real boon. It has a bright display which is easily readable and also doubles as a backup light during the night. The controls are simple with clean display at the front and comes with the following features.
1. 2 sockets for the output.
2. Quick and normal charging facility
3. Reset button instead of fuse. Works like the domestic mixer overload switch
4. Can be used as a UPS or an inverter. Difference is the switchover time during the power failure.
5. A mixer of 650W can be used during the power failure with this UPS.
This is being used with a 80AH battery at present while the UPS is compatible with 150AH battery too.

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Hello All, Planning to buy a vacuum cleaner for home and car cleaning. Came to know about the cyclonic bagless during the online research and planning to go for it for the advantage it offers as it's bagless, filterless and easy to clean.


Shortlisted Philips PowerPro and Black and Decor VO1850. I am preferring Black and Decor because it is cheaper and has varying speed. However I am not sure Black & Decor's reliability and service availability in India. Have anyone bought any of these models and has any experience? Please share
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I am looking for an Air Purifier for my parents. On Amazon the Mi Air Purifier is rated as the Best Seller at 8,499. What is the feedback on this one?

What about the Philips AeraSense model - 2000 Series?

What is the current recommendation on the forum regarding the Air Purifier Models - thanks in advance for the advice.
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