My washing machine has been suffering from washing machine polio for.. for basically ever since it was made, which was probably when I was made. It takes about 3 hours to run a warm/hot load, and god help you if you like cold loads because it will take the whole day. The drum gets off-balanced and randomly turns off on its own, and it leaks water into the drum constantly. I was thinking about getting this compact washer that they sell at Home Depot to set on top of it to do my laundry, it's a compact hi-efficiency that would actually run more in a load than the big one. But it's a friggin washing machine and so it's expensive. And it just seems kind of defeatist to do it. I called a plumber once to look at the washer but he said it would cost more to fix it than to replace it. I have to admit, I kind of like being able to wear clean clothes on my body and I like having those clothes washed in less time than it takes to go to work and come home again. I just think that if I buy the damn thing, what will I do with it if I move to a joint that comes with a working washer down the line? Who has two of them just sitting around?