I've had a recent call from one of my tenants. It appears that despite a few fixes the washing machine has finally given up the ghost. I can't really complain. By my reckoning the Candy machine has reached the respectable age of 17 years. So what should I go for? Well I am a little constrained. A minor design error when the work top was originally installed means that I have little clearance for getting most washing machines which have a standard height of 85 cm. My normal preference is for a basic Bosch washing machine that come in around the £300 mark but I'm not sure it will fit.