Siemens WM14Q478GB Freestanding Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White

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With Siemens’ WM14Q478GB A+++ energy efficient washing machine you’ll always be able to find the right setting for your clothes. From sportswear through to delicates and silk, there’s a setting for most fabrics. You can even select the rapid 15 minute wash if you’re in a rush.

Rapid 15
If you’re in a rush you can select the ‘rapid 15’ option and your clothes will be clean and fresh in just 15 minutes!

The reload feature is perfect for those times when you’ve misplaced a sock on the way to the washing machine or someone has just brought down that extra shirt for washing.

By selecting speedPerfect along with your chosen wash setting, the wash time will be reduced automatically by up to 60%. You’ll save time and still have amazingly clean and fresh laundry.

Special Programmes:

  • Sportswear
  • Rapid 15 minute quick wash
  • Textile guard re-proofing programme
  • Aquatronic wash system
  • Reload facility
  • Multiple water protection



  • ecoPerfect - reduces your energy use by up to 30%
  • speedPerfect
  • Wash time (6kg at 60°C) – 240min
  • Delicate wash
  • Less ironing option
  • Digital display
  • Flood protection
  • Hand wash
  • Quick wash
  • Sequence indicator
  • Time remaining indicator
  • Time delay – up to 24 hours
  • Variable temperature control
  • Wool programme


Available to view in our shops.
This product is available to view in most of our shops. Please call your local branch to find out if it's currently on display. Click here to find your closest John Lewis.

Auto Dose Information This function automatically doses liquid detergents into your wash, always dosing the right amount at the right time, every time.
Automatic Load Adjustment Information Automatically adjusts water level for a smaller load, thus saving time and money
Child lock
Delay Start
Delicate Wash Information This wash cycle provides a gentle wash for delicate items
Digital display
H84.8 x W59.8 x D55cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information Amount of energy used during standard 60ºC cotton cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information Based on 160 washing cycles of the standard cotton programme at full and partial load. Actual energy consumption per cycle will depend on how the appliance is used
Estimated Annual Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
10 340L
Hand wash Information Special programme for delicates
Load Capacity Information The maximum recommended weight of your washing in kg
Maximum Spin Speed Information The faster the spin, the more water is removed in the spin cycle
Minimum Spin Speed
Yes , 400 rpm
Model name / number
Next Day Delivery Information We offer next working day delivery of appliances in selected areas. See our delivery information page for conditions
Noise Level- Spin Cycle
Noise Level- Wash Cycle
Number of Programs/Settings
Online Exclusive Information This product is not available in John Lewis branches
Overflow protection Information An anti-flood device prevents the machine from being damaged by flooding from the inlet pipe
Programme time (60°C cotton cycle) Information Time in minutes it takes for the wash programme to run
Program Sequence Indicator Information Tells you the progress of your washing/drying cycle
Quick wash Information Speedy programme when you need items cleaned quickly
Quiet Mark
Slim depth Information A freestanding appliance approximately 55cm or less in depth
Spin performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade. The higher the grade the more energy efficient the appliance.
Time remaining indicator Information Tells you how long the programme's got to go
Variable temperature control Information Variable temperature selections to choose from to suit your requirements.
Wash performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade. The higher the grade the more energy efficient the appliance.
Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information The amount of water used during a standard wash only cycle.
Water supply (fill type) Information Whether cold and/or hot water used. Cold water only is more efficient, as mains hot water is normally hotter than most programmes, so it will need cooling down to operate.
Cold fill
Wool Programme Information Gentle programme for washable woollens


  • UK delivery

    Delivery from 3 working days (lead time and available slots vary by postcode; exclusions apply)
    Next day delivery to selected areas
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  • International delivery not available


If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.

You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454

You’ll find returns information on your delivery note. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy


Washer Disposal

The charge for this service includes removal and disposal of your old appliance for reuse or recycling. Before we arrive to collect it, please drain your old appliance, and if you aren't using our installation service for your new machine, disconnect it too.

Additional information:

  • Installation, disposal and recycling services are not available in conjunction with express delivery.
  • For safety reasons, the installation cannot be in a bathroom, toilet or an unheated outbuilding.
  • If your water connection valve is seized due to limescale, we cannot fix this and you may need to source your own plumber.
  • We can only install if there is adequate water pressure for the appliance.
  • If the product is coming directly from a supplier, installation isn’t always offered online. However, you can check if the service is available by calling 0345 604 8835 to purchase.
  • We are unable to offer installation to certain postcodes – see full list.
  • Our installation and disposal services are subject to availability.
  • We reserve the right to refuse to collect any item we believe constitutes a health and safety risk to our employees, or anyone working on our behalf.

    Washer Connection


    We'll connect your appliance to the water and waste pipes, switch it on, and do a test wash We'll remove and dispose of all packaging responsibly

    Before you buy, please check:


    • Ensure your waste pipe, water supply and electricity connections are no more than 1m away from where the appliance will be.
    • For freestanding appliances, ensure you have a 13 amp 3 pin plug socket for connection.
    • Unless it's a condenser tumble dryer, ensure there is an existing vent near the intended location.


    • Ensure the appliance fits in your chosen location.
    • For integrated or semi-integrated installations, make sure your kitchen units are able to house the new appliance - we do not offer carpentry work to modify units.

    Before we deliver:

    • For installation, please drain your current appliance.
    • Identify where the mains water switch is in your home - check you can switch it off.

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