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Washing machine i have a front load washer when it spins it shakes the house u got any info

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  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    what brand of washer is it how old is it did you install it your self and what kind of floor is it on in a house trailer or modular home or house

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I was told by 3 technicians that my washer had shot bearings and this is a common problem for the Kenmore Elite Front loader.

Sears knows it and it costs $800 to replace the unit with the bearings. They will not do anything about it except try to sell you a new washer.

I will not buy this washer again (especially from Sears).

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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