I am SO sorry I let a lady at a local appliance store talk me into purchasing this machine. She said "All the ladies in ___________ (prestigious) neighborhood are buying this machine." I have had 2 other machines, none of which were made this cheaply. The PLASTIC lid and joints of the lid have crumbled 3 times. I have had to purchase 2 new lids. The lady keeps telling me it is because I use a stain spray product on my clothes. Yes, I use it on my CLOTHES, NOT on the machine! I HATE the locking mechanism as I sometimes need to add more clothes to the load; I know this is federal law now, but I do not have to like it. I can hardly wait til this machine dies so I can replace it!!! The buttons you push to set the wash cycles are plastic and are all cracked and yucky.