Our washing machine has finally stopped working all together. Its been on the blink for ages now. It would take 3 hours to get one load of washing done and a lot of stopping and restarting. We really should have gotten a new one way before now but the budget didn't really allow for it. Obviously now we don't have a choice, we NEED a washing machine.
So this morning we went shopping for a new one. We had looked before but I was really keen to get a front loader and found that a lot of the stores didn't have a very large selection to choose from. Today we went to Harvey Norman's and they had heaps! Different brands, prices, features, even washer/dryer combos. We've settled on a 7kg Electrolux front loader and its being delivered on Tuesday. It was quite heavily discounted in there sale as with delivery and extended 6 yr warranty it still wasn't cheap.
I am very much looking forward to having an energy/water efficient washing machine that works properly!