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By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted July 08, 2009 at 20:26:25

I will agree with anon Willem, to go with a Euro- pean brand machine in the future. Our front loader was the first of its kind introduced in Canada ab- out 12 years ago. It is a Frigidaire Gallery that was purchased at Sears for about $1300. All manual controls, no fancy pants digital readouts or time wasting features, twinkling lights or bells and whistles.

The machine began to breakdown at about the tenth year but was still doing its job so we left it al- one. Last year the noise from the disintegrating bearings became intolerable and I decided to try and fix it myself. I had no clue what to do but the design was simple and it was so well built, I had no trouble replacing the worn out motion guides. My cost was $32 from Canadian Bearings.

The most important thing to remember when you attempt to DIY, is to label EVERYTHING you take apart and to clean each part thoroughly before reassembly. Detergents are corrosive and many a times it is simply a matter of poor electrical contacts.

If you decide to get a used machine, I suggest visiting Lou at Mr. Appliance on Barton Street, a couple blocks from Lottridge as you're heading towards the hospital. He and his wife have the nicest cleanest used appliances anywhere in this city. We got a dryer and a fridge from them at a very reasonable price and they're still going strong.

Best of Luck to you and yours May you not be hampered by pile-up too long.

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