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I am considering purchasing a front load GE washing machine. I am curious if the inner drum and the outer drum are both metal? I am comparing the advantages of the GE front load with the Miele and the Whirlpool front load machines. Thank you, Jeanne

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I can't speak for all, but my GE front loader has a stainless inner and a plastic outer tub. I don't know what the benefit of a all metal would be. The plastic outer tub seems to hold up fine, The only problems I have expereinced with the washer tubs were the bearing going bad after the seal failed, but its 10 years old. I consider that normal wear.

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