When I began my search for a new machine the most important thing for me was that it be quiet. I researched many sites, talked to multiple salesmen and checked appliance repair to get opinions on the best quality product. Whirlpool was recommended the finest.
I am very disappointed with this machine. Quiet it is not! I have a knocking noise when the machine is in spin cycle, it acts as if it is off balance, and noisy when its washing and water load sensing isn't working right. I was just in the store I purchased it @ today & there were 2 of the exact machines there that had been returned, needing repaired.