Looking to purchase a new washing machine, my Whirlpool was only 5 yrs. old & the transmission went, it can't be replaced since all the bolts are rusted. Heard that the non agitator machines don't get the clothes really clean. Also, the repairman suggested staying away from LG & Samsung, make good tv's, but not washing machine. Started looking, but too many options for me to decide what machine I would really be happy with.