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Recently purchased a 3000 series front load washer. Lowe's assurred me that the door would be simple to convert from left to right orientation. The delivery person set it up and pretty much told me that the salesman was wrong. He said, that, it would be at least a $200.00 charge and that it required purchasing a special tool. Can you help me, I don't see anything in the instruction manual about changing the door.

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Have you tried consulting the company? I would have, before buying the product... Since you bought it. I'd still consult the company.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • lynndac Nov 09, 2010

    The sales person either lied or the tech lied. Thanks.

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