Kenmore 3.2 cu. ft. Super Capacity Washer
(Round Lake Beach, Illinois, USA)
My laundry room is cramped for space so, I needed to buy washing machine model that would not only fit in the utility closet but also clean a decent size load of clothes.
Another criteria was it had to be economical and not cost me an arm and a leg! At under $400 and a width of 27 inches, the Super Capacity Washer by Kenmore fit my criteria perfectly.
Although it's a top loader I clean up to 14 bath sized towels in one wash. Now that's what I call SUPER capacity! When I don't have a large load, I'm happy to say there are 3 water level selections and 3 temperatures to choose from.
The dual action agitator lives up to it's "heavy duty" name. Overall, the machine runs fairly quietly except during unbalanced loads the drum bangs loudly. This only happens occasionally in the spin cycle but I consider this a good thing because it calls my attention to the uneven weight. I just lift the lid and reset the clothes.
Aside from the occasional drum brigade, it doesn't have a pre-wash or extra rinse cycle. When I need to pre-treat a stain, I just fill up the tub and let the clothes soak for a while. The machine turns on and off simply by pushing in the dial.
I've owned this machine for over two years and am very satisfied. I can truly say it is the best washer I've ever had.