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Old 12-23-2010, 08:57 AM
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The drum on my front loader came loose so I decided to see what was up. The unit is 5 years old and was bought new. When I got the drum out you can see the arms holding the drum to the spindle were totally corroded and broken. Maybe should have added some zincs. I want to send these pics to GE does anyone have any ideas for contact info up to and including the CEO.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:03 AM
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No I do not have contact info...sorry...good luck.

Where does your water come from? Is it well or city? What can I tell from here, but the first thing that comes to my mind is, poor water quality. ?
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GE is well aware of it. It's very common, same thing happend on our Kenmore - not sure who manufacturer was. It's just planned obsolescence.
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I've got a buddy who owns an appliance repair business. He hates those things. He says none will last as long as people expect and they are never worth repairing. People still buy them though, marketing genius???
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I DESPISE those front load washers.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:05 PM
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GE is well aware of it. It's very common, same thing happend on our Kenmore - not sure who manufacturer was. It's just planned obsolescence.
Mine also broke several shock absorbers (plastic) and two springs. They just go against basic physics if you ask me; with the tub pretty much hanging sideways. I worked hard to convince the Treasurer to agree to one of the new top loader designs but gave up as soon as she gave me the ole "then YOU do the laundry" line.

We now have a Samsung front loader. Supposed to be built better and tub is angled up.
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At first I thought this was about a front-end construction loader and couldn't remember seeing a GE-branded machine on any job I've been on. Oh well...

We have purchased a number of GE Profile appliances over the last 10 years assuming they were pretty good quality, but have been disappointed with every one. GE quality just isn't very high anymore, and I won't be buying any others in the future.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:29 PM
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Front loaders seem to require tighter tolerances due to the high speed and the orientation. Given the problems people seem to have, I agree planned obsolescence.


Im sticking with top load at home. We have a well/septic at at the beach so the reduced consumption of the front load makes sense there even though Id rather have conventional.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:14 PM
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My GF bought a front loader earlier this year. The front door seal leaked the first week she used it. The warranty replaced the seal.

It does use a lot less water but the wash cycles are a lot longer.
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Have had a Kenmore for 7 or 8 years and either its a great machine or I should get ready to buy a new one as it may fall apart at any time. Only one problem with it in all thoses years was a clogged drain. Figured out who to fix and it has not happened again.
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