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|I hear you. You bring up good points, too. I'm not in the repair biz, so I'm not qualified to speak about that side of it.
It seems that some of the FL's are just poorly designed. There's no excuse for circuit board failure at 1 to 2 years old. If the manufactures TRUELY believed in their designs, they would offer a no-cost 10 year parts and labor warranty. (We all know that they would go broke if they did offer long term warranties). The older TL designs were a little more abuse proof than the FL's. If you overloaded or over-suds'd a TL, it was no big deal. It seems that oversudsing a FL can be fatal. If I understand it, this is sort of due to cheap tub bearings and the like. Granted, the consumer shouldn't oversuds, but the machines shouldn't be so cheaply designed, either. It'll be a while before I buy a FL. Many folks got sucked into the hype of these things before there was a proven design consumer model available.