When I was out looking at dishwashers, I noticed this washing machine. I loved it at first sight and had to have it. It just so happened that a few months later my washer died, so I quickly went to the store where I had seen the Fisher & Paykel and bought it. I have never regretted it. It is a fabulous machine!! I love the no agitator and I am able to wash our comforters with no problems. I love to tell all my friends and family about the Fisher & Paykel, it is by far the best machine I have ever had! My machine runs at least 8 - 10 times a week, usually more and we have never had an issue with it. Well built machine. The only con I really have with it, is the fabric softener dispenser gets gooky and gross. But it is easy to take apart and clean it. not sure that has anything to do with the washer, it may be more of a softener issue. If you choose to try the Fisher & Paykel, you won' t be disappointed. Worth every penny!