Well, I found a video of how to fix the problem with our washer online, plus written step-by-step instructions. It didn't look that hard, so I had Tom watch it and he thought he could do it. So we found the part at a store in Enid, picked it up Saturday morning and Tom fixed it Saturday afternoon! Took him less than an hour. Saved us big bucks (both in labor and in laundromat fees) while we waited on getting it fixed or buying another one.
I am so proud of him!