Washing Machine Parts / August 1, 2018 / Penny Brenner.
Whatever you decide to do, be sure that you're making an informed decision. Whether you opt to try your hand at DIY Maytag washing machine repair or you choose to scrap the old, worn-out unit in favor of a shinier model, it's your responsibility as a consumer to educate yourself about all of the available options.
You might be wondering if it is really worthwhile buying online as there is the freight to consider. But don't forget that your bricks and mortar stores also have to pay freight on the parts they get - and they then pass that cost on to you, as well as their other overheads. By buying parts online you can often get steep discounts as online stores do not have to pay staff or rent for a shop front. And often they will give you free freight if the cost of your purchase is over a certain amount.
You can also buy washing machine parts from a bricks and mortar store - if you can find one nearby. You will often have to end up ordering it at the store and then going back to collect it when it finally arrives, as many stores do not keep any but the most common parts now. They do this to reduce their own costs as it is no point them carrying a lot of parts that may well not be needed. They could sit on the shelf for years until that model appliance went out of date and then they would never get sold.
To make it easier for you, best to know the specific make and model of your machine. The model number and the serial number help locate a compatible item for your property. Prices vary according to product quality. Do not be fooled by brand names though. Being expensive does not necessarily denote quality. Choose what is tried and tested by other consumers.