Friday, August 30, 2013

Both washers are working

It took me 4+ hours to reassemble the old washer with the new parts last evening. I have 2 working washers, but only one dryer hooked up. I need a separate service panel for the laundry room to hook up both electric dryers. Not enough room in the breaker box to add another breaker for the dryer.

Woohoo! I saved $500+ by doing the work myself. However, both shoulders and my back are reminding me this morning that they really did not like me bending and moving heavy objects last evening...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sears repair service SUCKS!

Now they says that if I want a refund for the part they overcharged me $145 plus tax, I have uninstall it from my washer, return it and in 3 weeks or so, I should see a credit on my credit card. Then If I want to, I can order the part from their parts site for the $258. I CALL BS! I'll return the part and order the new one from where it is $211 plus shipping and taxes.
Not only are these new parts, but they are almost half the price that Sears is charging me for the re-manufactured one their tech ordered for me.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

One washer is fixed!

I replaced the motor control module on my 2 yr old whirlpool washer. The parts to fix my 11 yr old kenmore were just delivered today. I know what I am doing after dinner tonight. :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Both washers are dead!

I hate going to the laundry mat. When my old washer started acting up, hubby bought me a new one. The new one, currently 2 1/2 years old, died 10 days ago. The old one was already dead. Sear repair came out to look at both of the washers Friday. The old one, most of the parts were covered under the warranty, I paid less than $200 to get the uncovered parts. I will fix it myself. The new washer, on the other hand, a control board fried. They charged hubby $140+ dollars more for the part than they list the part for on the sears parts website. After an hour on the phone, the techs still could not determine why there was a price difference, but they did agree that they would only charge the price the parts site would charge. We'll see when I get the bill. I think they got tired of my questions. :P If I had been here, I would have been able to question the tech directly. Unfortunately, I was on my way to Massachusetts for one of my favorite Aunt's funerals. She was in her mid 60's. Rest in Peace, Aunt Pat. The world has lost a wonderful person way too soon.