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$461.12 for a new tranny bearing!!

Well not quite but the Sears tech just left my 8 year old Kenmore that was starting to clunk and determined that a transmission bearing was going out. Can't replace it so they would have a NEW (oh sure) transmission installed for that price.

I don't think so . . and wait there's more! I have a $100 coupon for a new Kencrap washer with my charge receipt. btw, the service call (15 minutes) was only $139

No wonder Sears is closing stores.

Guess I'll be shopping for a new mid-priced washer. Don't need all the farkeled digital ones that play music, send an e-mail to your I-phone, etc when the load is done or other such nonsense.


Any recommendations? Consumers Reports like LG but they are on the high side.

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Whatever you get, if you get a HE washer, make sure you use HE soap. Regular soap will destroy bearings as well.

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Whatever you get, if you get a HE washer, make sure you use HE soap. Regular soap will destroy bearings as well.
High Efficiency soap?
Come on. I went through a P & G soap plant and they had off label containers filling on the same line as Tide.

Brand loyalty, marketing hype & high profits don't change the viscosity of water.

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High Efficiency soap?
Come on. I went through a P & G soap plant and they had off label containers filling on the same line as Tide.

Brand loyalty, marketing hype & high profits don't change the viscosity of water.

Just changed out the bearing for the second time on our HE washer, which is 5 yrs old. According to the forums for the LG High Efficiency washer, the bearings are the weak link, kind of like the FD, and the bearings will fail prematurely due to not using the correct soap. Whatever the reason, LG washers will go through bearings pretty quick, you have to pull the entire thing apart to get to it, a real P.I..A. almost like changing out a clutch. Good luck on whatever you get. BUT YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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All front loaders have always been HE, just didn't call them that until it was voge.


Kinda like a fuel air mixture - use less water then use less soap. Guess they dilute the HE soap.

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Here's the latest dope from Consumer Reports. I didn't see an LG listed in the top picks. I'm not sure I could justify double the cost for a top loader... but I guess it would be kind of fun to sit there and watch the clothes go around and around.
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I have had that Samsung washer and the matching dryer since September. Nice units but very large. Make sure they will fit into your laundry closet if you are considering one. I had to reset the bifold doors to make them work but they are very impressive and made a noticeable difference in my water bill.


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We have a 7 year old Maytag washer (top loader) and dryer. We use (yes i wash clothes) what ever cheapskate me can find for liquid detergent. I have even gone so far as pouring the cheap stuff into the empty Tide containers my wife buys on sale. Never had a problem with the washer. The dryer started squeeking. Took it apart ordered some teflon pads,a belt and a idler pulley. No squeek.

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Here's the latest dope from Consumer Reports. I didn't see an LG listed in the top picks. I'm not sure I could justify double the cost for a top loader... but I guess it would be kind of fun to sit there and watch the clothes go around and around.
I just knew, if I waited long enough, I'd find something I liked about you Ron. We have a front loader, with window, and my 2 year old grandson sits there watching, and calls it the "round and round".
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I just knew, if I waited long enough, I'd find something I liked about you Ron. We have a front loader, with window, and my 2 year old grandson sits there watching, and calls it the "round and round".
Well, heck yeah! I'm easily entertained.


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Well not quite but the Sears tech just left my 8 year old Kenmore that was starting to clunk and determined that a transmission bearing was going out. Can't replace it so they would have a NEW (oh sure) transmission installed for that price.

I don't think so . . and wait there's more! I have a $100 coupon for a new Kencrap washer with my charge receipt. btw, the service call (15 minutes) was only $139

No wonder Sears is closing stores.

Guess I'll be shopping for a new mid-priced washer. Don't need all the farkeled digital ones that play music, send an e-mail to your I-phone, etc when the load is done or other such nonsense.


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Probably closer to a Harley Davidson part, made in China.
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Have had a Whirlpool pair, top load washer, for the last 2+ years. New home, new appliances. Not a lot of use, 2-3 loads a week. Mid level models, no problems so far & they seem to do a good job. Not a lot of fancy settings, & we don't have the need for them. My sister -in-law has a pair of LGs. It takes her longer to pick the settings for the wash cycle than it takes for the load to be washed. I decided not to stick around for the dryer setting party to unfold.
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After the over priced Maytag front loader took a dump, I asked the tech guy what he had at home and what was cheap to repair just in case.

He was using Whirlpool Duets. Front loader. Cheap to fix in case it craps out.
I now have the same units... Work very nicely.

AND YES USE H.E. SOAP... the reason is that it doesn't foam as mush as regular laundry soap.

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If someone gets an estimate for $462.12 to repair their 8-year-old K1200LT ... no problem. Gotta have your bike back on the road, right? But spend that kind of money on some meaningless machine that just washes clothes? I don't think so Mister!

This thread needs to be in the humor forum.

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