Excerpt: This washer worked great for many months. We had originally purchased a Hotpoint machine and sent it back as it kept tearing clothes. One evening the washer was on my husband and the dogs had just walked through the kitchen when there was an almighty explosion. The Glass on the washer door had exploded senting shards of glass across the room whch could have seriously injured someone. The drum had unravelled and all the clothes inside were either torn or stained with oil.