Once you know what part you need you can then go ahead and buy it. This need not be difficult if you have a computer and Internet connection. There are many spare parts stores online; all you need is the name and model number of the part to order it and it will usually arrive on the doorstep within a few days.
But let's say that your machine is done for and it's time to buy a new one. Before you start your shopping quest, you should be inspired by the fact that there is washer on the market to fit your exact consumer profile. From portable washing machines for the tight spaces to top-of-the-line front loading models that purr like a small kitten, it's all out there.