You can also buy washing machine parts from a bricks and mortar store - if you can find one nearby. You will often have to end up ordering it at the store and then going back to collect it when it finally arrives, as many stores do not keep any but the most common parts now. They do this to reduce their own costs as it is no point them carrying a lot of parts that may well not be needed. They could sit on the shelf for years until that model appliance went out of date and then they would never get sold.
Front- and top-loading models have different compositions, but all of the major components are the same. Regardless of which make or model you own, you'll first need to identify the key washing machine parts that are at the source of a problem if you want to complete an effective washer-dryer repair. While it may not be necessary for an average layperson to familiarize him- or herself with all of the tiny nuances of washing machine operation, it's definitely a good idea to study up on the basic components. Those include: Water level switch, Temperature control switch, Timer, Washer top, Lid switch, Water injector fill hose, Water inlet valve, Fabric softener dispenser, Lint filter, Agitator, Inner and outer tubs, Drive motor, Transmission, Pump, Drive pulley, Pump belt.