So after getting up to do a load of laundry, I observed my brother's completed but neglected load.
Not wanting him to tour the streets of Seattle smelling like mildew, I started his load from zero with a tiny bit of soap. Leaving to retrieve a bit of breakfast, I passed by and noticed the machine was silent. I checked to see if I had remembered to close the lid and observed I had.
The machine is broken. Flipping its fuse at the circuit breaker did not fix it. Unplugging it does not fix it.
I shall call sears but what should I do in the mean time?