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Bauknecht's history seems to have been all but removed with almost no information available other than that which survives from memory.

Bauknecht Domestic Appliances

Bauknecht was a successful brand in Germany and across Europe until, it is thought, that the brand was bought in the late 1970's or early 1980's from the founders sons who had (allegedly) frittered away the value in the company by living the lives of rich playboys. The company passed into the hands of Philips who, at that time, where looking to reinforce and strengthen their line of appliances across Europe.

Then in 1989, Whirlpool Corporation and Philips formed a joint venture company, Whirlpool Europe B.V., to manufacture and market appliances in Europe. Whirlpool Corporation became the sole owner of the venture two years later and inherited the Bauknecht brand name.

Bauknecht's original range of washing machines were extremely highly regarded in the industry for their exemplary build quality and longevity. Dishwashers were also regarded for their performance and build quality.

Sadly today the appliances appear to be not much more than re-branded Whirlpool products for the most part yet again like many others making Bauknecht little other than an own label brand.

Bauknecht or Whirlpool?
Bauknecht? Looks awfully like a large capacity Whirlpool to us... because it is!

  Retail Prices

Priced to compete directly with the likes of Bosch and AEG places Bauknecht in the upper-mid sector of the market.

Also in line with other German manufacturers it would appear that production is being moved away from Germany due to increasing labour costs. For example some laundry (washing machine) production is reported to have been moved to Brazil of all places.

For some time though Bauknecht is a brand that would appear unused in the UK and seems to be used primarily as a local brand for Germany, Holland and a few others.

  Bauknecht Service

After sales service is as Whirlpool who employ a network of independent agents known as Service Partners across the UK but many are Whirlpool agents only and they can be expensive and leave you with little choice on servicing.

However most of the repairer companies in our free Engineer Search service will repair Bauknecht products, often with much lower labour costs.

  Bauknecht Spare Parts

Spares pricing is as with most Whirlpool spare parts, ranges from expensive to just plain ludicrous although there are many Bauknecht spares available in our online store, some much cheaper than you may have found.

  Bauknecht Key Contacts

Official website/email: (No UK website or support)

Official telephone support: No UK Support

Unofficial technical support: (May be limited)

Unofficial retail spare parts supply: / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (May be limited)

Primary trade only supplier (where available): CDSL

Address : 209 Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 4RY

  Bauknecht Ratings & Review

These key indicators are gathered from general opinion within the industry, spares availability with major trade spares distributors and general engineer's opinions alongside how many repairers are registered to repair Bauknecht appliances. You can find out more about how we work out the ratings here

Bauknecht market share
Not enough information on Bauknecht market share  
Brand kudos
Not a great brand reputation in the industry
Bauknecht is a largely unknown brand in the UK to both trade and public
Bauknecht appliance pricing
Not enough information  
Not enough information to rate the quality of Bauknecht  
Repair rating
Not enough repair information to rate Bauknecht appliances  
Repairer support
Little if any information is available to repairers for Bauknecht appliances  
DIY repair rating
Not so easy to DIY repair Bauknecht due to lack of technical and spares  
Spare parts availability
No official spare part support that we can find from any suppliers  
Spare part pricing
Like many Whirlpool owned brands spare part prices in the UK are usually horiffic  
Environmental rating
Not enough information on Bauknecht's environmental policies  

Overall Rating

Not enough information on the Arda brand to offer a lot of opinion
Poor UK support (if any), expensive spare parts and poor repairer support make Bauknecht a poor choice

Please do not use the comments below to ask for technical assistance or advice on any Bauknecht appliance as the engineers will not see the request. Please use the forums where more help will be available for many but not all Bauknecht products.

Norman Owen
I have a TRA 865 CD tumble dryer and wish to obtain an Operations Manual.
Can you help please.

Does anyone know how i can get a manual for Bauknecht model öko matic WA 9457 washing machine??
Godwin Atamah
Parmjit Chana
My Bauknecht fridge, fitted in the kitchen unit, is not cooling.Please tell me what is the problem and how to rectify it.\thank you.Parmjit Chana

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