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No Motor Action / No Tumble or Spin / Kenmore 417 4405240

The friendly Sears repairman just departed. I'm extremely disappointed by repair estimate of $396.69 to replace the MAIN CONTROLLER of Kenmore Model 417 4405240 (Frigidaire manufactured). Out-of-warranty; 2+ years old. What rubbish quality! Problem: during a heavy towel load, the washer tumbler action stopped. According to repairman analysis, both the MAIN CONTROLLER and MOTOR CONTROLLER are not powering -- which most likely means the MAIN CONTROLLER is the primary problem (as main controller feeds power to motor controller). If motor controller may also need to be replaced, estimate cost will escalate. Originally new apppliance cost $475 ($600 minus $125 utilities rebate). I've decided it is UNECONOMICAL to repair. Anyone else outraged by uneconomical repair estimate for young appliance?

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