Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Washing machine gave up the ghost

SD crammed four loads worth in and killed it! After I got over my shock and horror, I googled it and I think I've found the problem part and bought a replacement. I watched a video on how to replace it and I am ready to give it a try. It's a $12 part, and the washer is 15+ years old, so I figure why not?

My question:
Would you attempt this? Call a pro? Or just get a new washer?


Asked by tessiedawg at 7:07 PM on Dec. 29, 2012 in Just for Fun

Level 36 (80,245 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (13)
  • Yes I would try it.

    Answer by booklover545 at 12:49 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • My husband would fix it.

    Answer by missanc at 7:07 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • $12 part? I would at least try it. All else fails I would get a new one.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:08 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • We have fixed many a washer and dry and from a booklet or instructions from the guy at the store. They even let us call them and ask when we got stuck. Go for it. Really all you have to lose is $12,00 and some time.

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Attempt it, then if it still doesn't work buy a new one.

    Answer by kmath at 7:10 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • We just purchased a new set after a long 12 yrs with our old ones. Combined I have replaced belts, elements, a transmission, the list goes on and on... If you haven't done any work otherwise then fix it, but if you're just throwing more money into it, then move on.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:14 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • He just did that so he'd never have to do laundry.


    Answer by staciandababy at 7:15 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • I'd try it before just giving up and buying a new one.

    Answer by alf2651 at 7:20 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • I fix almost everything myself including doing renos, building sheds, etc. Go for it. YOU a strong independant woman! :)

    Answer by vampporcupine at 7:24 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • My DH is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean working, so I am on my own on this one!

    Comment by tessiedawg (original poster) at 7:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2012