Unbelievable to discover these consistent problems with this hinge as we thought we had the one defective washer. Our Model WA52J8700AP/A2, only 5 years old, also developed this consistent failure mode with the lide hinge although it is the right hinge. When serviced by Samsung rep, we were told "honestly" that it would be almost as much to fix as a new one. It started as detailed above, the cheap plastic covering the screws at the hinge broke away with only the metal holding the screws in place. The metal on top of the lid then continued to bend upward due to the force of trying to hold the screws in place. Now the screws have broken free and obviously the machine will not work. I only detail this as I am late to this discussion party and hopefully further documentation of this known engineering failure will force Samsung to comply or recall. In the end we will not be hanging around to see if Galactic Justice is served by all this as we have seen above, even fixing this issue is only temporary and will fail again in 6-9 months. We are moving to LG and hopefully they can keep a washer working more than 5 years.
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