Like my car I repair my washer whenever possible, new brass seal shortly after purchase 25 years ago probably damaged during transportation, maybe $40, New brakes to stop the spin cycle maybe 10 years ago. New belt as washing machine sounded like a derailed train, last year or so sounding like chitty chitty bang bang, turn up the radio, but will look into it one of these days, seems to be a bad spring tensioner I think, Not anything major, Wife hated it and wanted a front loader $1200 machine for a while till a friend of hers bought one, bad back also and said she wished she never got a front loader because it kills her back. Commercial washer and dryer, the kind they used in laundromats, Still runs good.
Wish I had kept my 71 nova, but traded it in 90 due to long commute and oil leakage. Kept it running all those years, and I would have thought more about keeping it except worth nothing at the time and needed a dependable 90 mile commute vehicle