I've found that the answer is NEVER. Yesterday our washing machine burnt out.....Happy New Year!! We knew it was going and had plans to get a new one but it beat us to it. So I've been researching washers....when did they get so complicated. I just want a simple, reliable washer.
I don't want a front loader because of the complaints about mold. I don't want something with so many options and buttons that it takes a PhD to figure it out. I just want something that washes clothes for goodness sake. When did washing machines become so complicated??