This machine was purchased new from Sears 12/13/2006. Have receipt in hand
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I'm not a C.S.I., but I can tell the difference between a new machine and an old one. New machines do not suffer bearing failure. Period.
The machine was made in June 1998. We already established that fact. You cannot put lipstick on a pig, nor can you replace just the bearing. A new outer tub is over $400. Deal with it.