Almost 3 weeks later we still have a broken washing machine. After a minimum of 10 calls to and from ao.com we are still baffled by the poor standards of this company. How easy is it to arrange and fix a washer?!
We've had technicians claim they've turned up when they haven't (working at home we'd know), random calls and texts from call centre staff claiming no knowledge of any previous call or record of it. Numerous calls saying the technicians will visit on certain days. The most obsurd call we had was calling (number listed in nov 2019 but now removed) 0333 number from the ao.com site and having domestic and general answer, take all our repair needs down; make, model, date of purchase etc and then having to listen to a call centre agent read from a book stating for 15minutes the terms of a new insurance package with them (which if he'd have asked... we already had). Needless to say, we cancelled it promptly. He had no awareness that their number was on the ao site! At one point I wasn't convinced it was a human I was talking to and had to ask! Then theirs the ever changing call out charge; if a tech can find (in their opinion) nothing wrong with the appliance they will charge £155. In the space of 2 weeks that cost went from £55 to £155!
Between ao.com, the washing machine manufacturer company and the repair technicians (all calling us), none of them know what the other is doing. They may have been decent in 2015, but in 2019 they are shocking!
They have been nothing but grief. Despite having a yr warrantee, we will probably pay someone independently to repair their dodgy machines in the future just to avoid the stress that comes with ao.com. Be warned. Life can be stressful enough these days... don't make it worse! :)