I have a number for a man called Jimmy. He is retired now but used to have his own shop. He repairs washing machines, cookers, etc. He does not charge for call out. Just for parts and labour – very little. Just give his a cup of tea and a plain biscuit. I will pm you the number.
Thanks for all your replies. Ended up getting a new Bosch washing machine because I could have replaced the part that was broken and then a few months down the line the repair man said that I could end up having to replace the control panel. Didn’t think it was worth it in the end and got a new machine with a 2yr labour and 5 yr parts guarantee.