(Fort Worth, TX, USA)
We've had our washer for about three years and it has always been a pain to use. The basket gets off balance extremely easily and then rocks the washer all over the place.
We have to babysit the washer any time we want to wash a load. Our washer has rocked itself out far enough to pull the drain hose loose (several times) and floods the entire garage.
The last time this happened my teenage son had put in a load right before we left for church and we came home to a totally flooded house. Our neighbor had noticed it running out the garage door (and believe me it took a lot of water to do that) and shut off our water outside.
We have tried all different sizes of loads and it makes no difference. I finally opened the top to see if perhaps a spring had broken and it doesn't even have any. The way it is set up it is no wonder it can't stay balanced.
I will NEVER buy another Maytag!