It seems the blowing mechanism in our clothes dryer has failed at a very inconvenient time when all electrical retail outlets are closed. It is 22 years old and so that is not too bad, although we have replaced a belt and the door hinge. It is still useable but cuts outs as it overheats. I found that by putting it on the warm setting it will keep going. I finish off drying towels in the dryer along with drying socks and jocks and bedding. I expect in normal times we may go to the spare parts place in Murrumbeena and fix it ourselves, but truth be told and lock down aside, we are getting a bit old to taking down clothes dryers from walls, taking them apart and repairing them.
Our washing machine is 15 years old, probably past its service life too, although there is nothing wrong with it.
The clothes dryer is back vented to the outside and trying to replace it for like for like is impossible. It has its own wall mounted supports and we could never find similar. I believe now that heating element rotating dryers don't blow out dust and lint as they used to.
So what we want is a stackable front loading set of washing machine with a short cycle as our clothes don't get very dirty a and clothes dryer to sit on top. Recommendations?