A home grade washing machine can spin at 14,000 rpm and heat water. Water is heavy - 1 Kg for 10cm^3 - and these things can take a lot of water. There is also a large chunk of concrete inside the machine to help damp vibrations and act as inertia as required.
So what could possibly go wrong with a large electrical device in a metal case with lots of water, a powerful heater, a large piece of concrete, a large spinny thing that can go really fast and a controller that has gone to the bad?
Hmmmn are you saying we could Stuxnet washing machines?