I used this washer while renting my apartment. I know exactly why the landlord bought it, because it's inexpensive and increases the value of the apartment. I was the first tenant to use it and used it for about two years. The washer itself had multiple problems and I often had to call my landlord to come to have it repaired. I did not use it heavily, since I was living by myself at the time, but still belts and lines managed to break somehow. It also did not clean clothes very well. If there was any type of stain on my clothes I needed to either pre-treat it or wash it again by hand after the cycle. This thing was not good at getting out even the easiest stains. The wash cycles also take a long time and used a ton of unnecessary water. This thing is not economical or environmentally friendly. Never ever would I go out and intentionally buy this thing. In my opinion it is a huge waste of money and you are better off saving up your money to buy something that actual works. Save your self the time and money and don't buy this.