New Washing Machine

I think our washing machine is on its last legs. It has started to make some very strange, worrying, noises while it’s washing – and the whine when it’s spinning definitely sounds like it’s about to take off. None of these are regular noises for a washing machine, and I’ve had this one since before Tae was born so I suspect I’m due for a new one.

I started looking around for a new one – getting an idea of price etc. When did these things start getting so complicated? I just want a washing machine. A front-loading machine that washes clothes, and preferably dries them too. Ideally for under $1500. I don’t care if it connects to the wifi etc – although it would be nice if it iron the clothes for me!