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xthirdimpact 01-21-2009 06:32 AM

Where's the best place to order a part?
 
Hi gang.

I need a new Coupler Assembly (the faucet hook-up, hoses, water intake "L-shaped" metal attachment, etc) for a Kenmore portable washing machine.

I found it on the Sears website for $80, local repair guy has it for the same price, some sites have it a little cheaper, but i dont want to sacrifice quality for a few dollars.

Is there a site/source that people in here regularly use and trust for parts?

Thanks

biggles 01-21-2009 05:54 PM

dig around here migh find a link http://www.repairclinic.com

Nestor_Kelebay 01-21-2009 10:16 PM

If you live in Canada, I'd try Reliable Parts.

At least get a price off them.

rjordan392 01-22-2009 07:27 AM

Try "partselect.com".

I think you won't find a big differance in price of parts from dealer to dealer. Once, I needed a temperature control knob for my GE oven and had to pay $42.00. The home centers had a one size fits all part for about $7.00 but it did not fit my model. I told the dealer it was robbery. He called it shelf life. There was a time this part was made of metal and the numbers were stamped on leaving an impression and lasted a lifetime. Now they are made of plastic and the numbers appear to be painted on. Everythings being made in China. You don't get what you pay for. Good luck.

Nestor_Kelebay 01-22-2009 12:07 PM

RJordan:

Quote:

I told the dealer it was robbery. He called it shelf life.
A lot of companies are trying to become more competitive by moving their profit margins from the sales showroom to the parts and service department. Basically, they take a lower profit on the initial sale, and then gouge you on parts and service. That way they sell more product and have more people needing parts and service for their products afterward.

No where is that more evident than in the inkjet printer market. The printer itself only costs $89 (or whatever), but each colour cartridge costs you $79!!!!

If gasoline cost $79 per gallon, Amoco, Shell and Exxon would be selling cars for $89 each too.

xthirdimpact 01-22-2009 02:35 PM

A good point or 2 from you guys! Thanks for speakin up on this matter.

I figure i'll go to the local parts guy and keep my $ in the community rather than give it to Sears, when in fact its the same part exactly!


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