I also have a more expensive washer at our other place and this Maytag has been so suprisingly great! It washes heavy loads without any issues and our clothes are always clean and smell amazing. I have no issues with the machine ever having any errors or it ever needing service. It's quiet and does not shake. If you just take some simple precautions with the way you clean your machine on a bi weekly basis you won't ever have any issues with mold/mildew. Overall I'm very pleased with this washer and would not hesitate on buying it again if I had to.