<< Simpler is demonstrably better when it comes to reliability. The low
cost and mechanically simple Roper washers and dryers have the lowest
repair rates according to Consumers Reports. >>
I'm glad to hear you say that. At the time I was kinda bummed about not
being able to afford a fancier washer, but that's just that much less to go
wrong. Right? :-) Either way, we're really happy with our basic washer. I
hope it goes another 9 years!
<< Do you value quiet? More expensive machine may be quieter. >>
Good point. Our "basic" Whirlpool isn't very quiet, but we're lucky to have
an honest to goodness laundry room that we can shut the door on. <g> But
the more expensive models might generate less noise.