My Washer and Dryer have been in a barely functional state for over a year now, recently the washer's agitator broke off so only super small loads of laundry can be done. The dryer's heating element stopped working well some time ago so it's taking days to dry clothes... or it was until....
While drying, just about all of my clothes, the dryer caught fire. In the process my clothes got smoke damaged and burnt. So while most of my clothes were salvageable (I hope... after a few rewashes and, now, air dries)
Unfortunately I HAD the money for a set recently but other bills took priority... and I didn't know I needed it yet. I know it's a lot of money but a Washer and Dryer aren't cheap, plus the cost of delivery and installation as well as removing the old ones. It'll probably be JUST enough to do everything.
To make matters worse there are no laundromats near by, and even if there were we don't have the money to use them.