Actually Samurai, I believe they are genuine FSP parts, but from shipping damaged machines that have been field scrapped for one reason or the other, though I could very well be wrong on this account.
The product description says, "Complete Stainless Steel Tub Assembly for Whirlpool Front Loader Washers (as seen in photo). This is a Genuine OEM Part."
If they were Chinese knockoffs I would think they wouldn't have a limit on the number available.
Here's the thing that leads me to believe them to be from shipping damaged or other field scrapped machines, one customer feedback on this vendor but from some other part, other then a few customers complaints such as this one this vendor has outstanding feedback, (most all are 5 of 5).
- "Item was clean and worked fine. However, item was not new as described (signs of use) $20 shipping + $20 brokerage fee to Canada was expensive for a $20 item"
- Paul A., June 20, 2013
- Seller Response: Item is new as described. The part is a new genuine part disassembled from an unused, overstock Whirlpool machine. It was not used, only assembled by Whirlpool and disassembled by LPM. Product Detail Comments states it's condition.Date: June 24, 2013