The washing machine has just given up the ghost mid load. It's been resuscitated several times and the time has come to let it go. The fridge is on it's last legs. And frankly with 3 children it's just not big enough. The boiler, although not ours for the whole 10 years is unlikely to last until winter. DH is currently dismantling the bathroom because the shower has leaked through to the floor boards and the whole lot has to come out.
fortunately the boiler has made it through the winter - summer is the best time to get them changed for obvious reasons, and it is also the time when the gas/oil/whatever men might be arsed to pick up phones and return calls.
with the approaching population increase I think the washing machine has to be first! Try ebay for the fridge.
I have lots of sympathy. My tumble drier and dishwasher broke at the same time 2 weeks before Xmas. I nearly had a nervous breakdown. Dishwasher in our case was covered by a warranty - just replaced in time for Xmas.
The tumble drier - we just bought a cheap one that's Curry' s happened to have in stock. I sent DH out and told him not to come home until he had one. It was the easiest sale they ever had.
used appliances go for next to nothing, but you need a hatchback and a couple of strong women to move them (fridges, freezers and tumble-driers are light, washers are heavy)
I sold a fridge for £10 on Tesco's noticeboard, but had to give away the freezer, dishwasher, cooker and washer for nothing on Freegle because my kitchen is on the first floor and I said they would have to carry them down.