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.
It is not a very hard job for the consumer to maintain the machine in good condition. At the outset the users should follow the instructions given in the manual supplied along with the machine. Manufacturers prescribe certain methods to maintain the machine in good condition. Physical inspection of the interior and exterior of the machine before and after every wash is necessary. Never overload the machine with more clothes than what is prescribed. Electrical connections should be perfect not only to protect the machine but also the person who operates it.