September 16, 2013
Appliances continue moving towards plastics, where metals were prior. They've been shown to be quite durable, except for hard impacts. In your washing machine, don't drop a brick into it from more than a foot high, and that plastic basket won't be a failure part. You can expect the normal course of life in your unit, it'll eventually need a gasket, a belt, then when the motor starts failing, if not prior, it's definitely time for a new washer again.
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