Defunct & demised: Washing machine

After 12 years of use and two major repairs, the Kenmore Elite washing machine at Sea Eagle blew out the pump. Steve — the repair tech from Sears — reports it can be replaced for about $300. But, it’s a 12-year-old machine, parts and repairs rolling forward are going to become more frequent and more expensive, and washing-machine technologies have advanced markedly. Steve recommends replacement.

Steven and Jacquela bite this unexpected bullet and go shopping at Lowe’s in Bee Cave after online research. Fortunately, ironically, amazingly, it’s November, it’s almost Black Friday, and major appliances are on sale.

We ordered an LG WM4270HVA, on sale at $799, marked down $400 from $1,199.

Install is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Steven has to pick up the pedestal at the¬†Lowe’s in Northwest Hills — because they have it in stock there.

This is the Energy Star machine we will take with us when we move to Emerald Hills.

We must save the shipping bolts to ensure we can screw the drum tight to the frame before moving it from one house to the next.

We did not plan, nor did we expect, this.

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