It rotates OK but seems stiffer than normal... some resistance there.
Thanks -- bad news but that's what I needed to know, especially at the start of a long weekend when nobody is available. There are some washers on sale at a brand name store till Sept 2nd that I was tempted to buy, so now that I know my washer is toast I'll go ahead. On-line reviews seem to indicate that Whirlpool is a good brand -- please give me a hint that I'm right... thanks!
Thank-you Doc, I believe I came across some Samsung washers on sale as well -- also I read a Consumer's Report article on an LG washer that is their top-rated front loading washer, so I'll look into that as well. I've heard that Maytag is also bad -- no more lonely Maytag repairmen now since they started making them in China, which is probably where the other bad ones are made? I'm assuming your brand name recommendations apply to dishwashers as well... I have a 35 yr old Kenmore that's still ticking that I'll have to replace soon.
Thank-you, you've been a big help. You get an A+. I'll complete your rating shortly... have a good weekend! I have some shopping to do.