@hope - My son is 6’8" and I can only put three pair of his jeans in at a time (largest top loader) to make sure they actually agitate. I then add some t-shirts and/or boxer shorts to balance out the load. Its just cheaper and the clothes end up cleaner if I do it. My son washes with a vengeance!
@Maggotbrane - Luckily my Dad taught me a lot about working on my cars (even if I was a girl ) in my teens and its carried over all these years to working on other things. I replaced a switch on my last washer and got another few years out of it. Hopefully this one will hold up for a long time but you’re right, google can show you how to fix pretty much anything - just be sure to cut the power off which I thought I had done when installing my dishwasher. I really hate that I can’t just say “sure, come on” in and not be concerned that my son will go off the deep end because someone has shown up unannounced to install or repair something without his permission.