Re: Light years
Don't be ridiculous. Anyone with babies, toddlers or, for that matter two or more kids still at home will be doing at least 2 or 3 washes per week. That means the average lifespan of a washing machine would be well under 12 months. That's not going to wash ion the EU where the minimum warranty period is 2 years and items must last "a reasonable time", which in the case of white goods will be 5 to 10 YEARS.
Or are you in the US and is the 90 day warranty still standard practice?