I was just in the same situation! My washer died on a week ago Sunday. We went to Sears in Maplewood Mall at about 6pm and bought a new washer/dryer. They are Kenmore, but I can't remember the model? It was about $1200 for the pair, including delivery of $150 for both (which we will get back via rebate, filed online, really easy!). On any given day if you are there and order your appliances before 3 pm and they are in stock they can deliver the next day. So I got my washer on last Tuesday, have used it about five times and its awesome! At least compared to my old loud washer that wouldn't really spin well... I wish I could remember which Kenmore it is, but I know they said they were getting new models in soon.
Delivery exprience was good, they give you a two hour window and the guys didn't come until the very end of the window. They explained that they had a very troublesome delivery right before ours, nothing up to code so they couldn't hook any of the new stuff up until the homeowner got the new stuff from the hardware store and they had to just wait in the meantime. They were very nice and hooked it all up for us, made sure it worked before they left too. All in all a good exprience with Sears!