Pros: Superior cleaning and low water usage
Cons: Repair prone
This machine's washing ability is superior to other machines I've used. There are some reliability issues however. We had the machine for two years since new and the drive motor started making a sound similar to a turbine jet engine. Although the warranty had lapsed, Whirlpool agreed to send a replacement motor free of charge. Over the past few months, cycles have taken longer and longer until we started getting an F 02 warning which according to the manual means the drain hose is clogged. I checked the hose and it was clear. I then proceeded to remove the service covers and discovered a lint trap with a screw cover. I could find no mention of this in the manual. Anyway, I removed the cover and found a number of small laundry items in the trap. It's amazing any water was able to escape around this clog not to mention how much extra electricity has been wasted over the past few months. I'm hoping no damage has been done to the pump motor.