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Old 01-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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I had to take my washing machine apart because of a leak (the drain hose cracked inside, not a big deal), and was wondering... while I have it apart, is there anything I should / could do to keep it running well? It's a relatively new Kenmore top-loader (we got it for free from my sister in law), but I'm a big fan of preventative maintenance to avoid later problems.

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Old 01-15-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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About all you can do is take a look at the belt if there is one, look for any signs of a leak.

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #3
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Figured there wasn't much, just covering my bases while I'm in there.
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Sorry mod's, if not supposed to do this, but you might want to take a look at repairclinic.com. I believe that Joe has suggested it at certain times, and I have been satisfied with their service. Anyway, they typically have a list of common repair parts for specific appliances; not that you would necessarily need the parts they suggest, but may point you in the direction of where to look for common problems.
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Thanks Dexter. I actually ordered my replacement parts through that site (though the "replacement" drain hose that they insisted was an "OEM replacement" was actually just an add-on extension hose that's half the length I need, which was awesome /sarcasm)
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Haven't been here in some time. Little late seeing this, but you can often save a good chunk of change by ordering parts on Ebay. Many times shipping is free.

Just enter your model number at ...not sure it is allowed to put the sites up here.

Anyway, talking serious savings on parts usually.

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