Sunday, November 20, 2011
Laundry machine mangled
Here's the filter of our laundry machine, a GE front loader only five years' old. Those stringy shreds are plastic swarf from the guts of the machine. The inner basket became out-of-round somehow, and tore these shreds off the tub.
To the point where not only did it make a horrible noise and have to be shut down, but the tub became perforated by the wear in several places.
I off course stripped it down completely to inspect the damage, and then priced the parts online. The half-tub section we needed was $160, the stainless steel basket $545.
We went to Home Depot and bought a new model, slightly larger and stronger, on sale for $499.
But we went for the extended warranty this time.
Now I have our garden cart loaded with laundry machine parts. I have to waste them. They look brand new. I may try to sell them online.
Low dollar, though.
Hopefully someone can afford to fix their machine, that way.