So, yesterday I got five loads done after everything was working.
Right now I'm on my fourth load. It's not even 9:30 am.
The dryer didn't completely dry the sofa covers (actually heavy bedspreads) on automatic, so I'm going to try using the manual timed dry option.
A little disappointed that I can't choose my rinse cycle water temperature, it's cold only, but I'm sure it will save money in the long run.
The washer did well with both the sofa cover (Cal king bedspread) and the blanket I have under that (for added sofa protection...and it's worked; the sofa looks great even though the cushions are mush). That was a lot of material and not lightweight material.
I think these appliances will be okay, they can stay here.