We have to replace our GE Washer. It's a fairly new model but after maybe 300 loads the tub bearing seized. My wife called Sears and they sent out a crooked repairman who quoted us $525+ to fix the piece of shit. Turns out that he also listed 6 other parts he said were bad. He lied and my karma is now giving him cancer. I have yet to decide as to whether I will attempt to fix this piece of shit GE washer. Since checking out reviews I have found that most washers sold today are junk that are designed to fail within 5 years. There was a time when you could easily get 20 years out of a washer but today the corporate gangs have conspired to make disposable junk. The only reliable washers you can buy today are made by Speed Queen. They are what are used in laundromats because they are bullet proof.
There is an expression sleazy salesmen use. Sell the sizzle not the steak. All a clothes washer has to do is agitate the clothes and spin them dry enough to go into a the dryer. Anything else is bullshit.
GE Washers burst into flames as do Samsung washers.