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Our 9 year old WFK 2401 needs >$900 repair (drum bearing bad=needs both inner and outer drum; pump motor squeals.) But dealer says we must replace BOTH washer and WTA 3500 drier (which if fine) because of stack mounting (essential) issues. Is this true? Does the WAT 3500 fit on top of a current Bosch model?

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Yes he is right!!! ask yourself this,,,,after 9 years have you had your money worth out the dryer yet? and the washer???
go on treet yourself,,,buy a new lot,,,you know you wont to?
and what a slap in the face for all your friends,,,"look what i got!"
rasssssp!

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