JW i have been in the business 30 years now . Work for sears as a kid And G.E for 7 years.The rest of the time i work for myself.I have a good stock on my truck about $3000 dollars worth in parts. I do no warranty work ,just C.O.D .Was doing find in my business for years.Now its like i,am dead in the water .In yellow pages 25 Years.I just don,t no whats going on out there.No calls all week.I live new jersey.Maybe the end of my business has come.All these front load washer and top load H.E washer are out there and you are right.There are either made like junk or have been redesign over again after they find thats a bad design.Work on about all major appliance.I do try to stay away from the front loaders . Even though i have one.Don,t no want to do .58 years old . too old and stuck working for myself to work for someone and maybe to old for them to hire me.Just thought i needed to get this of my chest. Maybe someone else out there is in my boat too.