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.
Most of us hardly give a second thought to our clean clothes. We toss in the dirty laundry, transfer the damp pile into the dryer, take out the clean pile of clothes, and do it all over again. We expect our washing machine to keep cranking away. But after the amount of neglect the washers receive, at some point they come to the crossroads: repair or retirement. Thankfully, there is a ton of repair and replacement options open to us.