Joining the Berry household, along with our months-old dishwasher, is our new clothes washer.  After 2 days of trying to get the darn thing to drain and seeing the same water get darker and darker, I finally asked the man to please take a look and he did.  The verdict: we could get a new motor (engine? something? I forget) but its cost and the installation would be close to a new washer, and considering the previous owners left this baby here when they moved out, 8 1/2 years ago, we decided it was time for a new washing machine.

Our new roommate is an Energy Star and High Efficient washer without an agitator, twice the capacity of our old washer and lovely sounds to indicate it has finished its job.

I just want the thing to work well for 10 years, thankyouverymuch!