It appears our Front Loader might be ready for the great appliance boneyard. During the spin cycle it's started to roar like a small freight train. I don't think I want to hazard the repair as it sounds REALLY complicated for a sub-grasshopper but perhaps I could be talked into it. Is there a video for my model or a similar one that anyone knows of?
What I worry about: spending the $300 on parts and the full weekend it would take a dim bulb like me to complete it and then find out next year that something else is bad. I think we bought it about 2004. I really thought a washer would last something like 20 years. The good old days.
Additional sour thought: I don't exactly have an appliance repair fund sitting around so I can't replace it with something new right away either.
So: if we have been having bearing noise for about 4 weeks now how long do we have before something calamitous happens? Advice on next steps? (buy / repair)?
thanks in advance for insights!