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To buy or not to buy

I have an opprotunity to purchase a 43142. It looks like it may have been abused, i.e. the soap dispenser is caked with detergent. How can I know if the gasket leaks without running a load of wash? There is very little knowledge about the machine as it was "dropped off by the owners when they left town". Any advice?

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Heavens No!! Dont buy. Not at all. When it comes to buying machines it is always good to buy machines you see working well. Anyway forget about this machine.

Posted on Apr 12, 2007

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2007

    Unless u are getting it free & delivered to where u want it in your place. Caution you may want to dump it later - which will cost you

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