My old Maytag died in 2005 after seven years. Read many reviews and decided on a speed queen front loader similar to this model. It has been the best washer I have ever used. It washes clean and fast. Very energy and water efficient. Best of all, the construction is commercial grade. I bought two more for my rental houses. The tenants love them. Never had a problem. Energy Efficiency energy miser Cleaning Time 30 min sharp Performance cleans even the biggest comforters.