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    We are still in the process of trying to get our BEF funded again so that we can move on to paying off our debts however we are probably going to need a new washer and dryer soon. I'm inclined to just wait until they fail before replacing them. DH is pretty good with appliances and has repaired our A/C, oven, refrigerator, toilets, etc. He's installed appliances for a living at one point too so no need to worry about install fees. He's going to take a look at the issues with the washer and dryer. The dryer makes a squeaking noise and has recently started making what I can only describe as a loud grumbling noise intermittently. The washer still runs though its not getting the clothes very clean? Does that make sense? Is there anything we can do in the mean time to keep these two items running until we've saved enough to replace them? We have a family of 7 in the house....so the washer and dryer are used and abused.

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    Clarissa I really think it is time to get a new washer and dryer. I have a new front end loader it uses less water to wash. i love it.

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    LOL....funny you say that mh3rdwheel b/c DH and I were talking about what we wanted in a new washer/dryer this morning. It will be a front loader when we buy one but I'd really like to save the money to get them instead of ending up with some "emergency". I mean if all else fails and we don't have enough money to buy what we want when the washer or dryer fails, there's always craigslist for a cheap used one.

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    I had a similiar problem w/my dryer got it serviced and it was a problem w/ the ball barings or rollers he just put in new ones and fixed the problem. Hope this helps you.

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    look up the model online. They have trouble shooting guides. DH downloaded the repairmans guide and has fixed our 2x for nearly free.

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    Frugal, was it the manufacturer's site or elsewhere that he found the repair guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trishagirl View Post
    I had a similiar problem w/my dryer got it serviced and it was a problem w/ the ball barings or rollers he just put in new ones and fixed the problem. Hope this helps you.
    This seems pretty common.

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    [email protected] has been very helpful to me in the past...

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    Have him look at the tub support rollers, that is probably why it is rumbling. Clean out the lint while he's in there to prevent future fires. The replacement rollers should be fairly cheap to replace. If you reach into the front of the dryer, and try to move the tub up / down, right / left, and it feels loose, the support rollers are worn out! There is also normally a felt ring gasket around the front of the tub that helps support it as well, so you may want to replace that also!
    Good luck!

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