I'm sad to admit that we have found such is the case with my Maytag Neptune Washing Machine. Since our move to the new house, my Maytag randomly stops in the middle of a wash cycle. So what used to take 40 minutes can now take all day. The machine starts right back up when I press the start button, but unless I realize that it has stopped it just sits there.
Mike has looked at it and thinks he knows what the problem is, but I guess it will take quite a bit of work to fix it. So, until my incredibly talented "fix-it-man" husband can take on the task, my laundry day will be just that, laundry DAY.
At least if I'm stuck (yeah, like that is a bad thing?) at home doing laundry, at least I have this wonderful view out my front window. While I knit (of course!), and listen for the washer to stop.