I still like the Whirlpool top load direct drive washers the best.
Whirlpool made them for something like 25 years. They are cheap to buy compared to a front load washer.
They are easy to work on, parts are cheap and easy to get.
Here is a video showing how to disassemble one. Not that you will have to do that with a new one, but it may give you a better idea of what I'm talking about.