The washing machine has been fixed!
Repairman called this morning - got here about 11:30 or 11:45. Within about 15 to 20 minutes he had it fixed and was on his way to another service call.
He had to replace the main board - he again stated this is the part that goes out the most frequently. Other than this board there does not appear to be many parts on the machine. This board calls all the shots for what the unit is to do. One way to look at this situation:
"Women, we have come a long way since the scrub board and lye soap. "
I washed a couple of loads just to check it out...not any problems at all.
Lord, I am so thankful the down time on this incident was not long at all.