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.
To make it easier for you, best to know the specific make and model of your machine. The model number and the serial number help locate a compatible item for your property. Prices vary according to product quality. Do not be fooled by brand names though. Being expensive does not necessarily denote quality. Choose what is tried and tested by other consumers.