When I broke into the service business almost 35 years ago It was not uncommon to work on machines that were 25 and 30 years old. Even up and into the early 90’s a service technician could count on working on 5-10 what would now be considered an antique appliance every week. The Whirlpool/Sears Kenmore belt driven washer certainly required service (belt, pump, wig-wag, etc.) but the frame and support structure could easily last 30+ years. It was built to last! The refrigerators built by Frigidaire (when it was owned by General Motors) and General Electric could have lasted 50 years (WE have some customers that still have them in their garage or basement and they are now 60 + years old!) if consumers were not pushed into replacing them due to high energy consumption. The Maytag Dependable Care washer was an engineering marvel in how it used its slipping belts in order to come up to speed while draining the water. A handful of truck stock parts would easily cover whatever repairs were needed on all of these products.