On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 01:53:51 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
How many kids, and did they use cloth diapers? How many people in the household?
Average loads per week? Is it the cheapest Kenmore or their best model? Was it
really a squeak, or was it a screech?
Why do you need a truck? My local dealer, with prices as good as the big
stores, delivered our new washer in about three hours from the time we
bought it. They took away the old one, unpacked and hooked up the new one.
Surely not worth the hassle of doing this all myself to save 20 bucks or so.
Twenty years ago, the same local dealers were considerably higher in price
than the discount stores. The little dealers got smart and formed buying
co-ops and now are very competitive on price and way ahead on service. It
will pay you to check them out.
I agree that at 12 years, it may not be worth fixing. Repairs can easily be
$70 to $200 and another major component can die next week. Do some searching
for the problem at www.repairclinic.com New machine $300 to $600.
Kenmore is made by several different companies, model#?
Some model# helps.
water. Is it worth repairing?
Really depends on what is wrong and what is needed to correct it.
Water pumps are fairly common for leaks and noises!
Appliance Repair Aid
The only big box store I consider for appliances is Sears. At least before
they were purchased by Kmart, if a new appliance gave you trouble, they
would exchange it without a fight. Small dealers don't like doing that in
Probably more of a screeching noise. Three in the house use the
washer for laundry duty about 5 loads a week. No small children, but
my teen goes through a lot of clothes. It was a mid line Kenmore when
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 17:05:39 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
This is just a guess, but it sounds very much like an item (sock?)
escaped from the tub and got into the pump. That could cause the pump
to suddenly stop turning, and the drive belt would screech in protest.
If all you need is a new water pump, it "might" be worth fixing as a
do-it-yourself. If you are going to have to pay someone else, it won't
be worth it. The problem being, that all the other parts in the
machine are also pretty old, and 2 weeks after you replace the
relatively inexpensive pump, the timer, transmission, or other vastly
more expensive parts could expire without warning. 12 years is a
pretty good run. That machine really doesn't owe you anything at this
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