This summer our washer died. Fortunately, it was replaced relatively quickly through our warranty.
Sure the cost of the warranty probably pays for it over time… but I think we come out ahead given that before this replacement we had visits from the repair team at Sears a few times before they finally decided to put our old one out to pasture.
This is the upgraded model. Basically the version, had we been buying a washer today, that we would have gotten compared to our old one.