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.
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.