I will do it formally at the right place but Appliances Online was terrific. 3pm I ordered the machine. Just before 11am the next day it was delivered by handsome Indian and Asian guys, so far as I could tell under their masks. I remarked to them them in the lift that the dryer was 23 years old. Rephrasing, haha one said. That is my age. Me too said the other. They are as old as our clothes dryer! How does that work?
They were pleasant, helpful and polite.
I think my Tradie Brother once gave us some patching plaster to fill holes and it was better than any Selleys product, but hardware stores are closed at the moment so the holes will have to wait to be filled.
The new machine is as I expected. I had educated myself on them well. I have fluffed up towels that did not fluff up and one load of washing to hang up and another to use the drying facility and I am not sure if after 1.5 hours they are really dry.
No more washing machine talk from hereon in. The stick vacuum cleaner won't fit anymore but at least its charging system will.
Old clothes dryer brackets at the top and hand held vac that hasn't been used for years on right. We can't do much about the galvanised iron dryer exhaust except for sealing it with cling wrap and a rubber band. We will put up some floating shelves, as soon as R tells me what that actually are.