Bad washer design
I bought this washer in 2005 under the impression I was finally being smart; that if I spent the money for a good washer, I wouldn't have to worry about replacing one every seven or eight years. Boy, was I wrong. Two weeks ago during the spin cycle, a spring that helps hold the drum in place snapped. The drum dropped, wrecking the door boot and knocking a dent into the side of the machine. The price of a new boot is $135 and that doesn't include labor. The spring is just $18, but you have to take the machine completely apart to install it, so again, labor is going to be the expense. Still, I could live with all of that if it weren't for the revelation from removing the back of the washer that the tub bearing is on the verge of failure. Cost of the part alone: about $200, and the labor is going to at least match that. After all of that, I realized (after accidentally hitting the start button) the machine now won't fill. Don't know why. Haven't bothered to go there. Because all in all, the cost of repairing my four year old washer is greater than the expense of buying a new one. I fully expect to replace appliances, but not one that sees use just two or three times a week after just four years. I will not buy another Frigidaire or Electrolux appliance.