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Plastic Mountings Let Loose - Hole in back of washer

My Frigidaire Washer GLTF1670AS was purchased on July 14, 2002. IIt lasted a little over 6 years. It developed a squeal so we bought a new belt. When we went to install the new belt, we found the machine was leaking because the plastic mounting bolts had broken and there was a hole in the back of the machine in the approximate size of a fist. This machine was never abused - it was used for the needs of a husband and wife - maybe four loads a week. We understand there have been many problems with the front loading Frigidaire washers. One doesn't expect a machine with such limited use to have to be trashed but it is apparent it can't be fixed. Guess your design engineers goofed on this model.

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You can fix it buthte cost would outwieghthe cost of new machine,all front loaders not exclusulve frigidaire have simillar issues, if no the tub cracking the rear bearing goes bad

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