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We need to replace the glass in our Kenmore Elite front loader washing machine. Any suggestions of where to get this? Sears? I hear that it could cost as much as $300...almost 1/2 of what we paid for the washer in the first place. My husband had a piece of plexiglass made for it, and it works, but because it isn't the same thickness, it leaks. Any other suggestion out there?

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$300? I don't know where , you got that quote from, but the ENTIRE door wouldn't even cost that much. If you are talking about the inner door glass, it usually runs about $70 (part #8181655) and the outer door glass runs about $89 (part #8181896). Ironically, I found both these parts listed at searspartsdirect.com. You can search these other sites as well:

appliancepartspros.com
pcappliancerepair.com
repairclinic.com

If these are not the parts you are referring to, or if the model is not the same as the one in the picture you have this listed under, please post back with a complete model number and I can see if I can track down a part number for you.

I hope this helps you.

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