Urgent washing machine purchase advice needed
My 15 year old washing machine broke about an hour ago and I doubt it will be worth repairing. I have read many posts in the last hour, but found the ones which recommended brands to be 2-3 years old. I don't have a lot of time to research this because I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel - research stage with a huge time constraint. I am unsure if I have room for a FL machine in my tiny laundry room - I will have to take measurements when I go shopping. So I would like recommendations for brands to buy and brands to avoid for both TL and FL. Whirlpool? MIele? Electrolux? Kenmore? Maytag? What brand makes you happy? What features should I look for? What features are not necessary? What are the advantages/disadvantages of steam? What are the pros and cons of the models you have? Prompt responses appreciated.