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Could you help me decide whether or not I should fix my 8 year

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could you help me decide whether or not I should fix my 8 year old Kenmore 417.94802301 washer/dryer or should I buy a new one?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Jamie_2013 replied 1 year ago.
The dryer making noise while in operation is the drum bearing that will need to be replaced and involves a lot of work. Replacing the unit would entirely be your all.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How much would it cost to fix it and how much longer do you think the washer/dryer would last ? I think it is 8 year old. What is the average life expectancy of this model? Thanks!
Expert:  Jamie_2013 replied 1 year ago.
This is a top load, correct?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes that is correct!
Expert:  Jamie_2013 replied 1 year ago.
A top load life expectancy is around 14 years. Here is a link to the bearing and at the bottom of the part it has a video on how to replace it. Please rate me a 6 so I get credit for helping you, thanks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just wanted to make sure that when the washer and dryer are in operation, the whole thing shakes and it makes noise- which you think will be fixed if we change drum bearing, is that correct? Or is it more issues to it?
Expert:  Jamie_2013 replied 1 year ago.
That would be the drum bearing.