I have my Bosch washer and dryer for 3 year now. Both are very quiet, and energy efficient. Washer uses minimum amount of water, and cloths come out very clean. I especially like the extra sanitary cycle. I don't have any problems with moldy smell. I don't lock the washer door after a cycle, and there is a small drainage system in the robber part. In fact, I was doing laundry at my sister 's house and she has another brand front load machine (very well review, and her washer is 2 y/o) and the moldy smell was really bad. The only complain I have is that there is no extra spinning cycle. I agree with other reviews that it would be helpful. I do one or two garments on hand cycle with no problems. However, if you put towels or heavy stuff at times it do not balance properly, and you need to run through 15 min refresh cycle just to spin. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this washer and dryer and would purchase Bosch again.
San Diego, CA