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#1 BlaneR

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Kenmore front load Mdl 417.44072300. Replaced rear tub and back bearing about two years ago. Now it's making the same noise, but I'm suspecting the spider has broken this time (it was corroded and pitted real bad when I replaced the bearing). Suggestions on parts dealers? Did they ever finally decide to allow you to buy just the spindle and spider, or do you still have to get the whole basket assembly too?

I think the part number is 131618500

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

Kenmore 417.44072300. built by Frigidaire
if I were you,
I'd get a different Washer
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

Kenmore 417.44072300. built by Frigidaire
if I were you,
I'd get a different Washer


If I were you, I'd listen to Sensei Reg

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:26 PM

I agree!!!!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

Most wash tubs for front loaders have a 15-25 year warranty. But I would scrap it and get a roper for $300. and call it a day. use youre front loader for a boat anchor

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:05 AM

Most wash tubs for front loaders have a 15-25 year warranty. But I would scrap it and get a roper for $300. and call it a day. use youre front loader for a boat anchor


The tubs are rarely the problem. Usually bearing and drum spider.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

the part may be under warranty but you have to pay for the servicer to come and do the job

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

Got it torn down, and it's the drum spider. If this is warrantied, how do I get a replacement part? This machine is eight years old. Like noted before, I replaced the back drum half due to a burned out bearing.

Thanks for the input. Sensei, seriously? All that mess is so danged expensive. If I was to get another front-load, what would you guys recommend?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

I think it's a ten year warranty on the spider but I'm not really sure. If you have your paperwork, call 'em up. If it aint under warranty then, my friend, you got to weigh the costs/benefits which means it's Kenny Time!



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

to get the part warrantied you would have to call sears and have them come out and do the work...the part will be under warranty but you will have to pay the labor

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

I don't know if the Kenmore version of this Frigidaire built Washer has the same warranty as a "real" Frigidaire.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

I've never even bothered to try this repair. When people call me I point out that the two metals between the drum and the spider are incompatible. Then I ask them "You got this 5 years ago, right?" Which they did. So the new one will last about the same time, as that is how long the metals have to react.. Plus you have to take the whole machine apart. From what I hear, it's a $700 repair, on an $800 machine, and the repair will only last you 5 years. Now granted you save the $300 on the part, but you are still throwing good money after bad. Put the $350 or so in labor towards something you won't have to put another $400 into in 5 years.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

Kohai, just for posterity, it's called galvanic corrosion. It happens when you put two dissimilar metals together - they naturally generate an electrical charge, and the weaker of the two get eaten up. (Sorry, I'm an ex-Navy submariner - know all about that kinda stuff :thumbsup: ).

So, if I get this part, I will have put over $550 into a machine that cost $700 brand new. Should I roll on, or toss it? If I toss it, is there a machine out there worth having (front-load, that is)? I hate to use a top-load 'cause they use so much water and you can't do as big a load usually. Not that I'm a tree hugger or anything, I'm just trying to be a good steward and save me some money @ the same time...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

Front loaders save water but swamp landfills. Choose your poison.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

Front loaders save water but swamp landfills.

some are better than others...
We use an LG front loader.. has been working great for the last 4 years .. no problems ..
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

I suggest you try and find a standard directdrive top load whirlpool washer!!! There tough dependable and easy to fix and find parts for but there not making them anymore!!! But are still some left at local box stores (lowes,menards)! Cost less, clean better, just better period!!!!!!!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

Derik,
. Although the Samurai seems to have soured on them, I still love my Staber washing machine. Like front loaders, it is a horizontal axis machine, though it loads though the top. It's a 50% price premium over what you have. It was designed by a repairman in Ohio who got sick of fixing junk. It's designed to be user servicable, and when my pump went out, it was right in front and easy to access!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Derik,
. Although the Samurai seems to have soured on them, I still love my Staber washing machine.


I still like them for all the reasons you listed! What I didn't like was their long production lead times and the uncertainties surrounding deliveries, endless problems with suppliers causing production delays, shipping snafus, and on and on.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

We use an LG front loader.. has been working great for the last 4 years .. no problems ..


Ours was good for six years 'til the bearing went out. I saw the condition of the spider then, and knew what was coming. Should'a just replaced it then.

Thanks for all the help/comments.

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