We went top load Kenmore. Last time we had Kenmore it went 16 years.
Being a Kenmore I have to wonder who made it and what you really purchased.
Care to share the full model number from the model/serial number tag that is located on the washer?
I'm sure your new washer will do fine for you, but it's getting harder and harder to find new washers that last like the old ones use to.
Did you happen to purchase a extended warranty?
Congrats on the new washer.