I read all the reviews and as many of the reports about appliances but and still left with the question, which is the best. Of course, "best" must be defined. OK, here goes...
1- Family of two adults.
2- Do laundry for others from time to time.
3- Septic system.
4- Limited hot water.
5- Would like to be able to launder bedding (blankets, comforters, etc.).
6- Reliability is important.
7- Good value.
I think you get the idea. I just gave my old Maytag top loader to my daughter because her used Maytag MAH4000AWW Neptune had quit.
Those old Maytag t/l machines are hard to beat. I had to replace the water valve which had cracked from unheated garage storage (frozen). Oh, and upon taking the cabinet apart, I found that mice had devoured the printed wiring diagram behind the control panel. The wiring was all intact and the machine runs fine now that the new valve is installed.
I'm in the process of getting the Neptune up and running again with a repaired Control Board.
But, one day soon, I'll be yearning for a new washer. So, what do you experts think? Top loader, front loader, maybe a used commercial machine? I do not care about digital winking-blinking LEDs and washers that play music when they are finished. A plain Jane mechanical timer controlled machine would be fine as long as it does the job.
I'll await your replies and appreciate your comments.