Recently purchased what I thought was a good deal on a white LMLM (approx 2 years old), but it came to me pretty broken. - you can see the images attached. It's quite difficult to move the paddle to the on position given the cracks. This isn't what was shown to me before purchase, so for now I am assuming something went wrong during the shipping process.
The seller did also tell me they dried it out before shipping, but it did arrive a little wet at the bottom which is quite off putting (it also smells like musty (?) water). That being said, I wanted to get your opinions on the issues and how big of a fix it would potentially be. I reached out to the seller to see how to resolve this, but I did pay using PayPal so I guess I have that as a security blanket.
1. The brew paddle is chipped and the bottom and looks bent out of shape. It's very hard to push to the on position.
2. The group cover is also chipped and broken.
3. The sides of the stainless steel backsplash area are popping off on either side
I haven't opened the machine up yet so idk how the internal look. I've also reached out to a tech in the area, so hopefully they can come take a look soon...