I am feeling amazing that I 1) diagnosed the problem with my dead washing machine, 2) tested and confirmed my diagnosis (I let Monstro be the one to stick the wires in the switch, but I told him where they go, 3) found and confirmed the proper part needed on eBay, and 4) Bought the part with expedited USPS shipping for less than twelve bucks.
Once the part arrives, all that will be left is to install it. Easy-peasy, right? Sure. I can do all things through YouTube that strengthens me.