Improper maintenance will cause periodical breakdown of the machines causing avoidable expenses. Some of the consumers are under the impression that warranty conditions attached to the machines will take care of the expenses in case of breakdowns. But they forget the fact that they can invoke the warranty conditions only for inherent manufacturing defects and not for defects caused by improper handling and maintenance of the machines. In many cases manufacturers find that the problems caused to the machines are not due to any deficiency on their parts, but due to sheer negligence of the users. Ultimately consumers will have to pay for the repairs or replacements of the parts in the machines, causing avoidable expenses.
It is not difficult to buy washing machine parts; however, it may be a little more difficult to pull that machine down and find out exactly what part is broken. If you are a true handyman, then this may not be anything to worry about, but for those who are not used to anything mechanical then it could pose a problem. The best thing to do is to get that repairman in to do the job and tell you what is needed.