I posted in another thread some issues with my 4 year old GE hydrowave washer model WHRE5550K2WW. We paid $425.00 for it four years ago, we bought a matched washer/dryer set. I have received some much appreciated help with diagnosing the problems. I intend on fixing the washer myself now that I have more insight.
My wife and I are wondering about brand quality amongst the different manufacturers. I have been told by different retailers that there are some brands that are related. GE/Hotpoint, Whirlpool/Kenmore... My question would be if we chose to buy another new top load washer what would be a "better" choice? Our range would be between $400.00-$550.00. Also if anything were to happen what brand(s) would be easier for DIY home repair? I do not consider the current GE washer too difficult to work on. I know that this is a general question and sometimes you get better quality with spending more money but I just wanted to hear what different people's opinions were.
Thanks for any input.