About 6 1/2 years ago we bought one of those washer/dryer combos (the washer on the bottom and the dryer on the top). Well a few months ago the dryer died, never to rise from the ashes like a phoenix. The washer has been hanging on to its dead companion, quietly mourning its demise.
Today we went to Sears and bought a new washer and dryer (separate, not a combo), and they will be delivered Wednesday.
The old washer/dryer will be escorted to washer/dryer heaven where they will spend eternity in loving embrace, recalling fond memories of “wet” nights and “hot” days.