If you are comparing your machine that you bought a decade ago with one comparable in price, you are not making a valid comparison. The machines are neither similar in quality nor durability for the same price. If you replace the one you bought a decade ago with one that costs what you paid a decade ago, you’ll be repairing the new machine every three to four years. You’ll either have to pay more up front for a new, high-quality machine that will give you another decade of trouble-free operation or, if you are unable to afford this, repair your existing machine with Direct Home Appliance Service.