I bought this Maytag washer about a month ago after the belt broke on my old one. I am loving it so far. It has a high capacity load which makes for quick work of the weeks laundry. Another feature that I love is its ability to efficiently drain the moisture from the clothes during the spin cycle. This helps to greatly reduce drying times. Energy Efficiency Maytag has produced an efficient machine. I have not seen any increase in my electricity bill so far. Cleaning Time My new Maytag cuts my laundry time in half. I have to hold off on putting loads in because the dryer can't get the job done in time! Performance I am very pleased with the performance of this washer. It is timely and efficient while powerful enough to clean away the toughest of stains. Ease of Use The settings and adjustments are clear and easy to understand. Durability Maytag has long been known to be a brand that lasts. I expect to have mine for the next 15 years at least.