What is the make and model number of your unit, please?
If the washer is only 3 months old then it is still under warrent. Any work you do on it will void that warrenty.
I understand your laundry plight but I do not recommend you try anything except what is recommended in the users manual. Of course that isnt going to solve anything.
At least be glad that you are not waiting for servive from Sears. They usualy take about 2-3 weeks to show up.
Also this seems to be an emerging trend with these units. So far you are the third person with this problem, or one closely related to it.
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