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The control panel on my washing machine has gone out and it is expensive to repair. My washer is 5 6years old and gets moderate use. Is it wiser to repair it ($310.00) or replace it with a used, reconditioned top loading washer?

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$310 may be more than you'd like to spend on a repair (I don't blame you either), but it may still be worth investing in. Not knowing how much you paid for the washer (front loaders may have cost $1000 or more 5 or 6 years ago), but they do provide significant savings in water consumption - and the cost of energy used to heat the water used in it (if you do warm / hot washes). You might have luck finding an independent repair service provider or locating a junked washer that is the same as yours to use for spare parts.

What I'm trying to say is - ultimately, only you know what you spent on the washer when new, your satisfaction with its ability to clean clothes, how much you can buy a used washer for, and so on.

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