J had to tear it apart. Well I begged him to fix it. As it turns out it might only be a $20 part. He is an engineer, or was one, so hopefully he can put the machine back together and get it running again. If not, I did price a new plain jane machine $317 for a K.en.more.
So I ended up rinsing and wringing out all the whites by hand yesterday. Hey, I found that it is great exercise. I actually managed to lose 1.2 pounds doing laundry the old-fashioned way! .