I'm in market for cheap top loader washer..... live
alone so it wont be used a lot.
However, I'm curious if any brands are more "modular"
or easier to self-repair than others?
Does a $400 Whirlpool washer have direct drive ( no
belts) .....and a modular design for easy repair?
On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 10:04:07 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
Whirlpool/Kenmore/Roper/Estate (and some I can't think of right now)
all use the same basic hardware. They really don't break often and
when they do they are easy to fix. Basically you will be putting in a
couple sets of agitator dogs, a couple motor couplers and jumperring
out/ replacing the top lid switch if you keep it 20 years (based on my
experiences with the half dozen I have fixed for family and neighbors.
I would go for the mechanical timer style
How come? I will... but curious
Well a friend of mine has a 7 yr old Kenmore top loader
and just replaced the water pump himself.
He ordered the part from Sears and was a snap to
install due to modular design. So I know I want that
capability...just didn't know if Whirlpool was built
like that or not.
On Jan 10, 8:04 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you want cheap to acquire & easy to repair.......
I would suggest an older used Maytag that you pickup cheap on
People are always moving not wanting to take their machines with them.
I've got a 25+ year old Maytag that used to do ~15 loads a week but in
that last 5 years I'm down to under 10 loads. Only repairs / maint
have been the belts & the water inlet valve assembly.
Get a 10 year old one in decent condition at a good price & it will
most likely last for a LONG time.
My neighbor bought a new front loader combo set for $1200+ and its
had two service calls (so far).
Gotta do a lot of wash to save $1000 in hot & cold water.
Same from my FIL. I've replaced a couple pumps and transmissions of
other brands in my time, not that bad of jobs, really.
But "we" followed his advice to make him happy... as if he really GAS,
but... you know...
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