Answer to: Why wont it power onWell first off is there power at the outlet, if yes then put the timer in the wash cycle mode, now when you pull the knob out or in depending on the model it should start filling with water no matter if the lid is up or down, if there's no sound or water going in then I would suspect it's either the timer on off switch, or the more easier power cord interruption, which I mean if it was stored I'd have to assume that a rodent might have been feeding on your electric wires inside the machine, this would be the first thing I'd chk, it's the most invasive way to find out what's wrong, then I would have to look at the timer, unless this washer has an inline fuse(very doubtful).
Answer to: My oil filter bustedI had the same problem, it literally drained my oil in a matter of minutes, turns out that where the oil filter screws to the bracket that's bolted to the engine that 2 oil lines run out and to the radiator for cooling, between that bracket and the engine there is a rubber o ring to keep it from leaking, mine was so old that it developed a crack in it, so I bought a universal O ring kit for it and installed it in just minutes, I couldn't believe that, that tiny crack let out all that oil, here I thought my engine was wasted for good this time. I owe a dept of gratitude to the parts man who diagnosed it. Of course I bought it from them, that was b 4 I new anything about this app, now I'd get whatever I need from Ifixit if they happen to have what I need that is. P S I hope this helps you, good luck. Paul