That's our local (and only) washer dryer repair man. Ninety years young. Wrestled that dryer out of his pickup bed and up three steps all by himself. He asked me what I was going to do when he died. I replied that I guessed I would have to go get a book.
We really have too much of a throw away culture. It's not all our fault though. We were talking about replacing a dial on top of the washer and he asked me how much I thought it would cost. I guessed $50; he said closer to $150. All because "They" want you to buy a new one. I suspect that those days may not last forever. Economy being the way it is, I figure more people will start demanding repair rather than replacement. Probably happening already; I understand the fix it business is being recommended as a wise career choice for young people.