good show, simon
I suspect you saved yourself some change; until the next time it breaks down--and you will be EXPECTED to fix it.
In my house; with three kids ( and every kid has a friend over!); the laundry runs 2 times a day---the dishwasher runs just as much.
The appliances have all been replaced since I have been here. I am a firm believer in the fact that you cannot do everything--and you should try to know what you CAN and CANNOT fix.