Okay I bought this nifty GE frontloading washing machine 4.5 years ago. At the time it was high tech and retailed around $700. It hasn't been used muched we were a 2 person family and worked away from home for 2 years. It had lots of cool features that attracted me at first. 13 gallon wash, DC motor, electronic control, controlled detergent injection, good capacity, front load, made industrial sounds, etc. So I picked it up scratched at lowes for $350. 2 weeks ago it stopped agitating. Well some mice ate the diagnostic sheet from inside so I fled to the internet to find it most likely needed $150 in parts and it had several $150 "weak links". I did find that the input noise filter had a fried connector so I replaced that and a fuse on the speed control board($1.69 auto fuse). I couldn't find the correct fuse and wasn't going to waste money on ordering the correct one. So I tossed in 5 gallons of water shut the door and hit the start. The speed control went up in smoke. So I demolished the whole rig and tossed it in the dumpster the best part is I found $2 in change inside the drum.
and here is the vintage $25 replacement. This was easily the heaviest appliance I have ever moved. My left bicep burned and ached for 2 hours and I limped my left calf around for the rest of the evening. 250lbs+ plus lots of stairs and turns to get it home and installed. A maytag no less
If I learned one thing from this fiasco. Buy mechanically controlled washers, if you want high tech mechanical buy staber. If your on a budget anything cheap that has a twist style knob and doesn't knock,crunch, or leak.
02 Saturn SL
for pics click the link below
I tossed a Maytag washer identical to your "new" one that was 32 years old and had done at least five loads of laundry every week of its life. Three owners, a few water valves, one motor, several belts, and one timer in that time.
And it was working fine when it went, the Halo dryer was not...they are not that good and not good for EE (electric economy) as they take days to dry something.