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Apparently I have a bad bearing on my Maytag front load

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Apparently I have a...

Apparently I have a bad bearing on my Maytag front load washer. Can I continue to use it until it "dies" and is it eating up more energy using it this way?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Not sure of age; was here when I moved in. MLE2000AYW

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

God help us! The tech told me the bearing couldn't be replaced, I need a new washer/dryer

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I'm very concerned about energy costs since my electric bill is very high!

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Joel Swenson,
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Hello sorry to hear you are having trouble, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

Yes you can continue to use it until it starts to leak or Just fails completely, its not gonna make your energy bill any higher than normal if the motor is gonna draw the same power regardless, and at the point its so bad its causing that much friction on the drive motor the computer will shut it down and now allow it to run anymore, so you will be fine on power consumption while it still works.

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