I guess it could be time for them to die. I'm not sure how long they are suppose to last. Our washer and dryer are a couple of gems that we got lucky enough to score from Fred's sister Mandy. When the Mondier clan moved back to the dirty dirty from idaho we got to keep their washer and dryer. They had purchased them from the DI when they moved out west (I think?). They work great! The washer has a huge tub and the dryer works(worked) really fast. We were really lucky! Hopefully if we do have to buy another one, we'll find one on Craigs list or KSL.
A conclusion hasn't been made on whether or not it's dead. I'm sure Fred will whip out the tools to try and fix it (but we'll turn off the breaker this time). So stay tuned. I know I know. You can hardly wait.