Remember when washing machines just had a simple sequential timer? The timer lasted at least five years, I remember, and it was cheap and easy to replace. A washing machine doesn't need a computer. We just want to wash, we don't want to compute. Delicate fabrics are better washed by hand anyway. All the machine needs is simplicity and reliability.
Our story: Sears Kenmore (Frigidaire) washer, new, about $450 (part of a washer/dryer set) with one year warranty.
At 13 months a leak, $90 repair. At 18 months a burnt-out computer chip, $400 repair.
Response to my complaint from Sears Cares: you're in Canada, tough. Response from Sears Canada: zilch. So this is appliance junk if ever there was.