I purchased this washing machine quite a number of years ago. It just keeps running and running without any problems. I keep expecting to have to replace this but it just keeps on running strong. This one certainly owes me nothing. The clothes just keep on coming out nice and clean. I should also mention that it has many settings for various types of clothes. The capacity is much larger than the ones that I have seen in the laundry mats. Considering how long it has lasted I would certainly have to say I would consider buying another when the times comes. One thing I am big on is reliability. I tend to do lots of reading in consumer reports. Although I don't recall looking this one up at the time the odds are that I did so as it is a routine thing for me to do anytime I purchase a major appliance. Looking up a major appliance in consumer reports before purchase is a very wise route to go as all appliances are not created equal. A word to the wise is sufficient.