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Possible purchase My current top load machine is leaking water all of the floor and the bearings are going out. I have the chance to purchase a used Kenmore Front Load Model 417-42042100 Washer and 417-82042101 Dryer. I have read some comments about the machine and it seems to have had a lot of issues! Would this be a bad choice of machine and should I look for a different one?

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Hi. from my research, these machines will have issues that are frequent that deal with the drainage system and motor control as well. the control boards are average in their respective categories but, overall, these units will preform well during the short life span.

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    Michael Masters May 13, 2009

    If you are looking for a long term relationship with your washer and dryer system, i would go with another brand like LG or Maytag.

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hat leak may not be in the machine. It may be one of the hoses going into it. Look to find out where the water is actually coming from. If it is a hose from the faucet behind the machine, the hose can easily be replaced at a low cost. If it is only leaking with hot water, check the water inlet valve at the rear of machine where the hoses connect, top left rear facing it. If it is leaking and running down the left side, it is the wrong side for the pump unless it running across the floor and out the left side. If it were the hose, it would leak all the time. It sounds like the hot side has gone bad on the inlet valve. You can save several dollars by fixing this yourself.

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