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 Posted: Mon Apr 13th, 2009 08:32 pm
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I am replacing a 6 year old Kenmore / Frigidaire 42042 front loader.  It is installed under a countertop that I would rather not change if I dont have to.  This Kenmore model is quite shallow at 27.5 inches deep and only 36 inches high.  Therefore I cannot cram a standard DUET in that space (too tall and deep) but the Duet Sport model will fit OK.

I understand these "Duet Sport" models are not the same as the larger Duet models.  But are the Sport models still a reasonably good quality machine - one you would recommend I buy?  I could just get another Kenmore like I have but that one seems to be poorly regarded. 
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The sport is made in Mexico, it is not the full sized Duet made in Germany, that said I would get the Sport rather than another Frigidaire, the bugs should be mostly worked out of the Sports by now, just be sure to get the extended warranty..



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the duet sport vibrates more than any other front loader and has mexican control boards that like to give out.

will the 3.5 ft^3 frigidiare with the gray door boot fit? its much better than the 3.1 ft^3 with the black boot



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OK - now I am really in the market for this new FL washer.  The old one is kaput.

It has to fit under a 36" counter top so that eliminates Stabler and Duet leaving the Duet Sport and Frigidaire.  I now figure the Frigidaire will fit too (depth was an issue) so I wonder:  Duet SPORT vs Frigidaire 3.5 vs  perhaps another brand???  I figure I will give up on the kenmore/frigidaire I have now: 417.42042100

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Sport model has a shinny new kit out - supposed to help with noise , etc.Here in the great frozen north the part # is W1025202 and a softer bellows #W10181962 . Also , when top removed you see only 1 brace - order another and use holes already there.Never used a kit yet but sure I will - darn noisy units!!!!!

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