Seems like we’ll be shopping the sales for a new washer. Since the estimated repairs with labor and parts will most likely exceed $1000.
Of course, the guy couldn’t say for sure because it would have taken a second guy to help him take a real good look at the back of the disabled appliance, so we could have them come take another look after we have arranged things more appropriately, but it’s not looking good based on the technician’s best guess.
So I guess we’ll be stimulating the economy with our check from Uncle Sam after all, instead of paying back the money we used to stimulate the economy over the past few years. Curses.