I bought my washing machine from The Home Depot about a year ago. I got it because it was the second or third cheapest, and I do not need a lot of features to be satisfied. All I wanted was something that would get my clothes clean and not fall apart in six months.
So far it has been a very good washer. It does make more noise than one of the newer (super expensive) models, but that does not bother me. It works really well and I have never had to re-wash anything.
I have a dog and I have washed some dog blankets in it several times. It always gets them so clean that you can't even tell they are used to line my dogs kennel.
There is also the issue of clothes getting that bad sour smell when left in the washer too long. I have noticed that some washers are more prone to allowing the clothes to get that smell. This one has never done that. I guess it could be because it is still fairly new, but I have started clothes many times on my way out to work and they are never sour when I get home eight to ten hours later.
Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase. It gets the job done just as good as the more expensive models. I think it will last me a long time.