FWIW --I have worked on 745 washers and dryers over the last 5 years and have developed a routine to attack problems. Sometimes I get lucky and fix it with the easy items first. Thermal fuse, electric heating elements, switches. etc. I have found that if the motor is bad or the timer is bad it is a scrapper. I also stay away from GE or frigidaire units. Best units are older Maytag, older Whirlpool, older Kenmore and best at least IMO is Speed Queen. I have good working relationship with a local dealer who saves old units for me at no cost. In turn I buy the repair parts from him.. I am not greedy and usually sell them for $100 which makes some decent profit for me. I get a lot of repeat customers. I give a customer $10 as a trade in for a decent unit and very very seldom get a return--- about 1 or 2 a year. My most trusted tool is a good quality VOM that saves me a lot of time. Also a set of 2 or 3 jumper wires about 18" long with small alligator clips on each end. For less than $100 a person has most of the tolls needed along with a set of nut drivers .