I am having a problem with my washing machine. It is a front loader.
The symptoms are: water is running out the bottom of the door. The
door can be opened when the machine is running. It smells like the
motor is getting hot. The washer does complete the cycle from
beginning to end. The washer is nine years old. Not sure if I should
repair or replace. Sears charges $65 to show up in the driveway. I am
not real mechanically inclined but am willing to try to help myself.
It's at least worth the effort to pull it out and see if it's a simple
item like a worn out belt. Nine years is fairly old, but since it's a
higher end unit, if it was working well prior to this it should be worth
fixing if it's something simple like a belt. A decent washer can last 30
years with some minimal maintenance like belts.
I was told thats a symptom of main bearing failure and worse the
entire drum must be replaced. Its sad the $ saved on water by using a
front loader never sees and real savings because service and parts are
this told to me by a local appliance repair technician
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These stories of poor reliability turned me off front-loaders. We
recently moved and bought a new set, so went with an agitator less
Whirpool. We're hoping to get the reliability of a top loader with
most of the advantages of a front loader. We'll see.
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