We have had our Whirlpool Top Loading Washing Machine for over ten years and it still works like a charm! As foster and adoptive parents we generally have 8-10 persons in our home and we use the machine every single day, over and over. We have been amazed at how well the machine has held up over so much use. We have had a couple minor repairs at minimal cost. We know that one of these days this machine is going to wear itself out and we'll have to replace it but it just keeps going and going. I think one factor is the simplicity of the machine. There seems to be few electronic parts that no doubt would have worn out by now with all the use. It has survived several moves. We are sold on this manufacturer for life! Energy Efficiency This Super Capacity washer does the job with minimal use energy usage. Cleaning Time This machine has several settings to accommodate all possible wash cycles that could be needed. Performance This machine is a workhorse, we have used this machine for close to 10,000 loads of laundry and it still works great! Ease of Use This machine is easy to use. Design The design of this machine is perfect for the job it does. Durability The durability of this machine has been proven by the many years of use we have had.