My washing machine finally bit the dust the other day. A couple of months ago we called a repair guy out to look at my old front loader and were give an estimate of $800 for repair and a suggestion that we just buy a new one since a new machine would be cheaper then fixing the old one.
We decided to buy a new machine but just keep running the old one until it finally died before purchasing a new one. I got top loader this time instead of a front loader. This sucker has such a huge tub that I washed about 2 dozen towels at once. It was almost too much for the dryer to handle. But I love my new machine, it's quite and so easy. I love new toys.