I use this machine for my families washing. This is without a doubt the sorriest washer I have ever had. This machine , according to my wife, weighs the laundry load and determines the amount of water you need to wash the clothes. We always have to put and additional 2 to 4 gallons of water to cover the clothes. There go any benefits of water economy. In addition the clothes still do not get clean so we wind up washing some of our clothes over as many as three times, granted we live on a farm and I get my clothes dirty but we have always owned Kenmore or GE products and never had problems like this. If your clothes are clean when you wash them then this is a very efficient washer, if not stay away from it.