I'm past washing clothes for family. Just me now. Regretted losing old washer! I could control everything: amount of water; time to soak... Took me over a year to finally buy! Took clothes to my uncle to wash. First thing I experienced was how insufficient the amount of water was. How not clean my outdoor wear came out! I had to trick it into extending the soak time, by opening the lid. And now, after only 7 years, appears that the circuit board has gone wacko!! And I do not want to spend ONE $ to fix it. I hate it! One by one, I've lost use of cycles. They run for about 4-6 minutes and then the cycle ends with a "4" error message and the machine drains out all your soap, with the water. And doesn't even spin out the water. Just empties! I hat this washer. Will never buy Kenmore again! And they called this Elite! I've always had Kenmore--my whole adult life of over 55yrs!!