I started this website based on what I've learned repairing washers and dryers. If you have a BROKEN older model Whirlpool brand washer or dryer DON'T DISCARD IT. The newer front load brands are a marketing ploy. As a person who repairs and resells washers and dryers for a living - take it from me, they aren't worth the money. I've repaired and resold 100's of washers and dryers. The older Whirlpool brand (Whirlpool, Kenmore, Estate, Admiral, Amana, Roper, Inglis) are by far the easiest to repair. I only deal with these. I have a 20 year old set in my home, and they will last me as long as I want them to.