Conclusion: I have an older model of this machine. Mine is 3 years old and has needed 2 major repairs. When it was less than a month old the display panel had to be replaced. Now the whole drum needs to be replaced. So presently I have been without the washer for 6 weeks and will be without it for 2 more weeks because when the warranty compamy contacted Whirlpool for the parts they only sent a protion of what was needed.
Conclusion: As part of a remodeling project I selected this and the matching dryer and these are the first front loaders I have ever owned. It is surprising to see it operate the first few times as it senses the loads first and then quietly goes through it's cycles. The detergent dispenser also takes some getting used to for someone who used to just dump in a cap full of detergent.
Conclusion: I really like my new washer. My work clothes get very dirty and greasy and the washer gets everything clean. I also like that the after the spin cycle, the laundry is almost dry and that leads to shorter drying time.
Conclusion: We were a little worried about using a front load washer but this has been a really great machine. Our old machine was about 12 years old so this is very new design & features for us. We had no trouble using the washer and figuring out the different controls & features. My wife has commented several times on how well it removes spots and stains, in general how well it cleans. It saves on water too! We love it!
Pros: Style, Easy to Use, Performance, Energy Savings, Convenient Features, Sound Level, Design