AWM6100 is it worth buying a 5yr old machine
Hello, The simple answer is yes, provided the price is a bargain and the machine doesn't have any existing issues and it runs properly.
I'd check the functions at the current owners location and make sure all the features work as they should. Also, good to know why they're selling it (unless it's a moving issue, etc.)
I'd also check the front door gasket for any signs of tears or cuts and see it the wash tub is undamaged, etc. Give the door (bellows) gasket a run around with your hand to see if there's any signs of mold, or damage within the folds of the gasket.
I once bought a old top-loading washer and front load dryer that were already 10 years old. I used them for another 8 years and sold them to a friend who kept them for 5 years and they sold them. So the real question is, are you getting a very good deal and is the washer in a "like new" condition.
Not all appliances are well taken care of, but for the right price, you can buy a quality used appliance and cover any unexpected repairs and still be far ahead of what you'd expect to spend to buy them brand new.
My rule of thumb is that I wouldn't expect to pay more than 40% (or less) of the price of the appliance when it was new, remembering that no one pays the MSRP price (suggested retail price) for then to begin with.
I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Dec 24, 2009 |
Whirlpool AWM6100 Front Load Washer