Summary: Don't buy this machine. Had to replace the drum and beloows after 14 months - had to pay $165 to fix it and whirlpool could only offer me an extended warranty for $330 for another year (and this will happen again after 14 months). I could buy the washer again for that amont of money.
Summary: This machine does a FANTASTIC job of cleaning clothes. It has a "whitest whites" setting and let me tell you, it's revived my whites that have become grayed or yellowed from my previous machine. This particular cycle takes a little longer but it's well worth the time involved. The controls are quite easy to use and the settings from each selection are remembered so you can customize each cycle.