Their fee for a home visit is $99 and they are the ones that said to throw it out. They said GE had problems with this type of vertical agitating washer and that they discontinued making it because of oil leakage and other issues.
I did not have a service man look at the washer due to the $99 cost. Their reply to me to toss it out was over the phone. They said the cost of repair and diagnosis would. be excessive if they came to look at it, and that replacing it would be the thing to do.
I was hoping to repair it myself if I could figure out what to do. That's why I contacted you. But, you are telling me that I need a repair man to diagnose the problem. Therefore I assume that there are multiple possibilities that could cause the oil deposits. Is that correct?
I will try removing the agitator. However, the black spots on the clothes smell just like motor oil and don't seem to be a build up of dirt etc. I don't see how cleaning under the agitator would clear up motor oil type deposits from contaminating future laundry.
Thank you. Do you feel that having a tech replace a leaking seal would be advisable or would you suggest buying the Roper?
Thank you very much for the correspondence. I will proceed as you suggest. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!