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My Kenmore washer is 5 years 1 month old! Should I renew maintance agreement for a year at just under 200.00. I have a problem now .....the LD light keeps flashes and the cycle won't continue. It's a Kenmore Elite Calypso Model 110.21064000. :huh: /I would love to hear from others as to how long a washing machine should last.....the lifes expentancy..... Any input would be grealy appreciated. :bananadance:

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:yikes: Oh my gosh....I'm sorry....I really can spell  maintenance.....I'm really no dummy! :stooges:

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your insurance will pay for itself on that machine!!!



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What insurance are you talking about? :?    It's not under warrenty any longer as I purchased it in Aug. 2000. I wish I had insurance:X

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Any maintenance agreement is merely another form of insurance. :silly:



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Would you suggest that I purchase a maintanance agreement today. They offered me one for just under 200.00 for one year with a 500.00 cap per home visit. With the problem that I'm having ( blinking LD) would it be worth it? Oh.....if I didn't purchase it today it would cost 55.00 just to come to my home for the service call plus whatever for parts and labor?  I have to tell them if I want it before they come out today. Oh the pressure........ Regarding the make and model that I have, can I expect more problems with this 5 year old machine? Is a replacement in my near furture or should I just keep fixing? Thanks so much for any and all input! :)

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Ordinarly, I'd say no. But the Calypso has been such a debacle that you would do well to buy the maintenance agreement.



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Just one more question...........if I may? :cool:  What is the life expentancy of washing machines that are maintained regularly? I promise......... I won't hold you to it!!! ;) 

P.S. What a wonderful "find".........thanks for being there for us! I will spread the word! :D

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thisdayforward wrote:
What is the life expentancy of washing machines that are maintained regularly?

http://fixitnow.com/2004/03/appliance-tip-of-day-how-long-should.htm



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a flashing "long drain code will easily cost you $200.00  285990 pump/motor- $152.00, labor and trip charge $89.95- bingo- m/a pays for itself, when (not if) the u-joint fails- another $450.00, if a board fails- $300.00- $500.00, get the picture???



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I'd certainly endorse what my esteemed colleagues are saying, especially on a machine like this with a lot of electronics. Boards are expensive. Also, as kdog says, you WILL be replacing the universal joint on this machine at some point. Ultimately, it's a gamble, as all forms of "insurance" are. You can, of course, elect to put that money into an account of your own for future repairs.



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Either buy the plan, or junk the machine. The plan will pay for itself, but you will be having failures with any Calypso. Some guys call it the "collapse-o" 

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I sale appliances myself.  No matter where you get the equipment, if it is offered, get the agreement.  You said you have a kenmore, so I am assuming you got it from Sears (where I work).   The agrement is only a one tiem fee, and covers all the parts and labor, where if you don't renew you would probably spend more fixing the quipment,than it would cost to renew the agreement.  Also, lets say they can fix the washer this time, but in 2 mor eyears, they can't.  They give you the amount you paid for the washer (not the agreements) as a credit  toward a new washer.  Really, you can't lose on that.  Helps greatly cut off those unexpected expenses.  I tell all of my customers that I recommend the agreement moe on the washer than anything else, weither elsse being dryer, frdige, range, whatever.

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Sounds Likea pre-existing condition to me....:)

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