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LG worth fixing?
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Post# 989236   4/2/2018 at 21:53 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

Picked up an LG washer tonight (and a Maytag Neptune gas dryer, but that's a bit more straightforward) I think all the dryer needs is a good cleaning and removal of a mouse nest. Will probably send it on when it's ready. The machines had been sitting outside for a period of time (no clue how long, more than a few days anyway) but both do run. The washer ran a Sanitary cycle with some rags and dog blankets, but most definitely needs bearings, and judging by some of what drained out, possibly a spider (not broken though). It's a model wm2277hw, and while it's definitely in used condition, and had a science project growing inside it, it isn't too bad. Couldn't beat the great low price of FREE. I'd like to fix it up if it's worth it, seems like a pretty nice washer. We are currently using a Maytag Neptune 5500, which has a couple issues (leaking water valve and recently not filling with enough water) that I'm not happy with. Clothes aren't getting as clean as I'd like and I'm concerned about it breaking down, my Dad is taking chemo so has a compromised immune system, thus we do a ton of laundry (usually at least one full load a day), and the Sanitary cycle would be a very welcome addition. The LG has a larger drum, so may cut down on laundry (even if only a little). Is it actually worth fixing, or am I just kicking a dead horse so to speak? I know I can do the repair myself if it's worth doing, and we have a working washer in the meantime, so no huge rush. Please advise!

Post# 989454 , Reply# 1   4/4/2018 at 17:42 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

I guess nobody thinks it's worth doing, but I think I'm going for it anyway, I found a thread on here where a member did the exact same repair on the exact same washer, and it's pretty detailed, so I'm confident it will work out. I'll update when it's finished!

Post# 989476 , Reply# 2   4/4/2018 at 19:54 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        
Cheap parts- a lot of labor

I personally donít do bearings on lg washers, only because I have a use for the parts when I disassemble them.

Tearing it down is easy, the bearings are dirt cheap. If the spider is bad, you have to make that decision. I recommend taking it apart to assess the situation before ordering parts.

In a nutshell, if you have the time, it is an economically feasible job. Even with a new spider.

Post# 989487 , Reply# 3   4/4/2018 at 20:55 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

Oh believe me, I have the time. I searched out parts online tonight, and I can get both bearings, spider, and seal, for roughly $100, all brand new parts. Shipping not included of course... I've torn down 2 other front loaders (Kenmore HE4/5t) and found out they both needed spiders (which is only available with the inner tub) and gave up because the parts were too expensive. Parts for the LG don't seem too bad. I have to move (sell) a couple washers before I can even start on the LG (space and $), but should be able to get going on it soon.

Post# 989504 , Reply# 4   4/5/2018 at 00:10 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Bearings are easy, the hard part to find is the proper seal.

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