Whirlpool Model LXR7244JQ1
(Tampa, Florida, USA)
I have used this model for over a year now and it has never broken, leaked, flooded, or prematurely stopped. It does not do the best job of washing clothes, but it does remove the basic stains and discolorations using regular “Tide” detergent. I have no ideas as to the energy consumption, but I do not really care. It is average in nearly every way imaginable – loading ease, noise, cycle length, quality, price, load capacity for similar footprint machine, appearance, durability, and everything else.
I would recommend anyone to buy this model if it is the best you can do for a small budget, but if you are looking for a better than average machine and willing to pay for it, buy something better than this unit. I have only overloaded it once, and the cleanliness of the load was noticeably less than a smaller load.
I encourage anyone considering this unit to trust that while it will do its job, but that if you buy expensive clothes, to consider purchasing a model that will better protect your investment. This unit has conventionally outdated technology, with no steam cleaning or similarly modern features.
A college student or working couple or family should be fine with this unit though, just not business men and women.