Summary: I cant understand how anyone thought that spraying a little water on the clothes and then spinning it would clean any clothes! I hate that I can't over-ride the machine and add more water. The dark clothes all come out with soap residue (which makes me wonder about ALL my clothes). I thought I could outwit the lack of dissolving the detergent by adding water to the dispenser. NOT. Hand wash your clothes instead, people.
Excerpt: I hate it. There is not even enought water to get the clothes wet. It twists sleeves and pant legs while they are dry and I'm sure my clothes won't last very long washing in this washer. Each cycle is sooo long. I would rather have my old washer that wasn't working great than this one but problem is, they remove the old ones so it is no longer a choice.
Excerpt: We've always had a topload and debated when purchasing a new washer whether to get a front load or not. However Brandsmart had just what we needed, right when we needed it. The washer took some getting use to using much less water than we were acustomed to using. This top load model is smart (water level adjusts to clothes being washed), quiet, as well as efficient in getting the job done. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Pros: Adjustable Settings, Clean Clothes Well, Energy Efficient, Large Capacity, Quiet
Summary: On Normal cycle, so little water goes in that clothes can go thru the entire cycle, almost 1 hour, without even getting wet. Verified by top window viewing. Machine water level is electronically controlled so no user adjustments. Abt has sent 2 service guys since installation and both have stated similar customer complaints. Only resolution is to do all clothes on bulky cycle which "tricks" the sensor.
Pros: Adjustable Settings
Cons: Doesn't Clean Effectively, Long Cycle, Noisy
Summary: I was hesitant about switching to a HE machine, but this has been the best switch for our family. It cleans clothes really well compared to my previous Maytag machine. Very happy with it so far.
Summary: I am thrilled with this washer! All negative reviews seem to be about the lack of water. Eco-friendly means efficiency!! This machine operates as its supposed to! Less water,less detergent and dryer loads! This is my second HE washer. It does run and sound differently than conventional washers but that is exactly the point!! I couldn't be happier with my selection. Not to mention... It really is pretty. The finish is impressive!
Pros: Adjustable Settings, Clean Clothes Well, Energy Efficient, Large Capacity, Quiet, Spins Clothes Dry