When our Bosch washer died several years ago, I asked the repair person what machine he worked on the least:When my ex bailed out of the marriage I bought a home and the Maytag Neptune Washer and Dryer set.
They were brutally expensive. I really thought it over for a good spell. It hurt the budget buying them but they were HUGE and washed and dried the cloths so well they talked to you.
Then about a year after purchase they started acting up. Warranty fixed them,, but soon after more problems happened.
I was semi-active in an appliance forum formatted very much like Cooking Bites.
I lent my knowledge and others lent theirs. $5 a year membership, appreciative forum owner that was sharp on home machinery, sold parts and actively helped everyone.
"Junk the washer and dryer and get a new set" was everyone's take. Then they listed the 7 additional problems that are about to beset my laundry machines. The repairs are expensive and worthless, the problems will soon return. Maytag went bankrupt that same year.
So I walked into Lowes and asked the appliance sales girl "what washer and dryer [she'd] want, and what has the fewest headaches."
"The Ball bearing drive LG's" she said. I picked out candy apple red because I'll take style and color over function any day and 14 years later they run two loads a day and have been flawless.
When delivered, the delivery truck had several dead sets of the Maytag Neptune's they were hauling off to the dump from other deliveries.
"LG. I hardly ever see one break."