(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Interesting, very interesting
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
No Softener Dispensor
No Softener Reserve
My two adult sons and I live under the same roof (once again...). We wash three or four loads per week. (We also have a water softener which I believe helps with machine maintenance, and has other benefits). I digress. This is my first high efficiency washer, and so I gave away my stockpile of non-HE detergents. Small price to pay with the results we get. I'm still adjusting to the characteristics of this machine. The controls are capable of any washing need; light soiled to heavy, cold to hot, delicate to bulky. I tested a comforter that the three cats favor, and it came out purr-fect (sorry). <br /><br />I wish it had a softener dispenser. For towels and such, you must use the one-and-only Downey Ball. It works, but I'm not sure how the plug opens and dispenses the softener at just the right time. As I said, it works.<br /><br />Adding the HE detergent FIRST, was a first for me too. There is a bleach dispenser, but I haven't (and probably won't) use it. Loading the clothes is not a toss-and-go proposition. They want you to bunch and lay the articles around the washer plate, and then fill to the top of the stainless steel tub. The machine takes over from there, including how much water is needed for each load. I watched several You'Tube videos to see what was going on inside the washer (The lid is locked from the start) and it's very interesting, seeing an article of clothing move, barely, getting cleaned. <br /><br />The more I use this washing machine, the more I like it, and trust it, to get any reasonable washing job done, cleanly and efficiently.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.