Our washing machine (clothes washer) quit earlier this summer. It was a Maytag, 3000 series front-loader. We had it for 10 years, which apparently is considered a long time for these things nowadays.
Anyway, the main bearing wore out (also a very common problem as it turns out), and the machine wasn't worth saving. They don't sell the bearing as a separate part, they want you to buy the entire tub assembly (if not obsolete). There are aftermarket companies selling bearing and seal kits, but after looking at the other parts that would need to be replaced (shock absorbers, oring, etc.) we decided that 10 years was a good run. Plus, the entire machine needs to be disassembled to get the tub out.
Anyway, we bought a new Maytag to replace the old one. This is a model MHW6630HW, seems to have many features that our old one did, with a larger capacity (4.8 cuft).
The dryer (also a Maytag, 5000 series and slightly newer) is still going strong, so we aren't replacing that.
Anyway, spent most of the morning cleaning up the laundry area in the basement, and took the time to clean out the dryer vent tube with my Lint Eater. Wow, I can't believe how much lint came out of the dryer and tube! If you don't have one of these, buy one!
We've done 5 loads so far, new machine seems to work pretty well. And, the full cycle time of this washer is 20 minutes shorter than the old machine!
2005 Craftsman GS6500 (2010 Kohler Courage): JB Jr, electric sleeve hitch
2003 Husqvarna GTH2548 (2014 Briggs Intek): Craftsman 46-inch snowblower
OTHER (NOTABLE) EQUIPMENT:
2013 Honda HS1332TAS tracked snowblower
American CLS 40TC24-200 Logsplitter (2019 Predator 301)
1997 Troy Bilt Horse PTO: tiller, chipper/shredder
Stihl Kombi KM130R: string trimmer, mini cultivator, bed edger, pole saw
Echo PB751T backpack blower
Husqvarna 350 chainsaw
2003 Craftsman GT5000 (all used up)
2003 Craftsman DLT3000 (all burned up)