Hi guys! The tub seal just started leaking on my 15 year old Amana LWA50AW. I replaced it once about 6 years ago and it's been good til now, but considering the age of the machine and the expense and difficulty of the repair, I think I'm gonna cut my losses and buy a new one. I'm not an "appliance tech", but I'm a maintenance mechanic/HVAC tech and always repair my own appliances; I've just decided not to at this point. I'm not wanting to spend a lot of money on a high end machine with all the electronics, bells and whistles.
I'm wanting to spend less than $500 and am looking at the Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW. Any opinions on these or does anyone have any recommendations for something better under $500? I have to get something this week to keep the wife happy.