When I bought this condo two years ago, it had 'newer appliances' of which the Frigidaire washer/dryer were two. Recently began to hear 'bearing' noise from the washer during cycles, and decided to replace them. Was advised by my favourite appliance dealer that Frigidaire builds all of these basic ones now, and wholesales them to other companies, of which GE is one. The new GEs look exactly like the Frigidaire I was replacing so I bought them. Fit perfectly, nice looking, good basic knobs and simplicity, which I value highly. WELL . . . put a load in, and never have I heard such a clatter; not even Santa's sleigh and reindeer on the roof Christmas Eve!!! When the washing machine hit 'spin cycle' really could have believed myself to be in a Third World nation, trapped inside a corrugated metal hanger while a trapped ancient small aircraft was trying to wind up for take-off~~!!!! The laundry cage clanked and clattered against the cheap metal sides of the washing machine before getting their balance with every spin cycle. And this is a brand new machine??? Also, when filling with water, sounded like Niagara Falls beating against the cheap plastic door. My old machines (circa 2000-2001) had a nicely insulated metal door which helped preclude the gushing water sound.Avoid these GE machines. VERY poorly built and cheap metal. Even the drum inside had plastic seams between the metal drum sections. Thankfully my appliance store was willing to accept these back in trade for Asko of Sweden stacking units. Will hope for better balance and quiet. Energy Efficiency Took it back to the store. Cleaning Time Who knows Performance noisey Ease of Use noisey Design Clatter and clunk Durability Doubt it.