well, here's a dilemma...
The plastic drum outer body on our washing machine - a 16-year old Hotpoint WD62 washer-dryer - scracked the other day. Not sure why, but it went bang and started leaking water, and opeeed it up and saw a massive crack on the side. Above the water line but obviously it sploshes out when the mahine is spinning.
This is machine has otherwise lasted very well. I've only just changed the motor brushes but the drum bearing has never seemed to need changing.
I've just discovered that I could buy the outer drum body:
and take the whole machine to bits to replace it! Good idea or not?
The pros: the machine is dual-fill, which is difficult to find these days. The machine has proved sturdy and reasonably reliable. The machine was made in the UK which is difficult to find these days (Ebac have just started making in the UK but they don't make washer dyers and their products are not available until September, anyway)
The cons: half a day of messing about, and assuming everything else is OK inside the machine (I see no reason yet to assume otherwise).
What do you reckon?