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susanc's avatar

My stack dryer is kaput. Washer is okay. Do I have to buy a set?

Asked by susanc (16112points) May 27th, 2010

It seems wasteful to throw out the washer.

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ragingloli's avatar

If you have a little bit of extra space in your home, get one of these.

Merriment's avatar

I don’t have stacked units but I know when my washer recently flat lined we found that they priced the washer and dryer individually so much higher than the “set” price that it didn’t make sense to buy one without the other.

We got even with the stores for their nefarious pricing strategies by buying a nearly new set secondhand.

With all the foreclosures these days you can get a smokin deal on nearly new appliances.

jrpowell's avatar

Have you looked into having the dryer repaired? It is pretty much a motor, fan, and heating element. All three are pretty easy to replace.

Cruiser's avatar

I agree with @johnpowell should cost less than ½ the price to have it repaired than to buy a new one

stratman37's avatar

could just be a fuse, could be the heating element. Maybe the repairman could give you a free estimate?

john65pennington's avatar

Save your washer and head to Sears Scratch and Dent Store. new products, but cannot sell as new because of a minor appearance flaw. you will save big bucks.

susanc's avatar

Thank you all. I’ve had it repaired twice and that made it worse: now it’s burning up my tentants’ underpants.
Nothing stackable on Craigslist in the last few days -
strange. Lots of big sets available.
Scratch and Dent is my only appliance store – I get everything there, bless them.
@ragingloli – I hang up my own clothes, but this is for a rental – I can’t ask renters to make that choice. Plus it’s the tiniest house on the West Coast.

Next step will be to try a different repair shop.

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