I just had a repair tech out who found two issues with our 12 year-old washer and I need to decide what to do. First, it's important to know that the washer was really only needed for another two years. After that we're moving to a place where the appliances are all provided and maintained. Thus buying a new washer would be a last resort.
The tech said:
1. The agitator is stripped. It sort of spins but stops if you hold it.
2. The motor is overheating and shutting off. I can get a load done, usually, but not a big load and not two in a row. The burning smell starts right away when it spins.
Can these issues be fixed? he said it would be $380 to just replace the motor. At that point I can get a new Whirlpool for $394 from a local appliance store.
Are we simply out of options?