Even your average machine from Maytag, Whirlpool, GE and many of the other common brands eventually will balk at the neglect. Many times, these are basic repair issues. Replacing a band or pump, for example, is pretty easy to do. A good deal of the problems don't even require repair - a quick troubleshooting, like taking a kink out of a hose is all they need at times. If it is a little more problematic, affordable washing machine parts can be purchased for these same aforementioned brands on several internet sites.
Front- and top-loading models have different compositions, but all of the major components are the same. Regardless of which make or model you own, you'll first need to identify the key washing machine parts that are at the source of a problem if you want to complete an effective washer-dryer repair. While it may not be necessary for an average layperson to familiarize him- or herself with all of the tiny nuances of washing machine operation, it's definitely a good idea to study up on the basic components. Those include: Water level switch, Temperature control switch, Timer, Washer top, Lid switch, Water injector fill hose, Water inlet valve, Fabric softener dispenser, Lint filter, Agitator, Inner and outer tubs, Drive motor, Transmission, Pump, Drive pulley, Pump belt.