My Danby is still going strong at two years!
Just coming back to report - May 24th, 2004, I bought a Danby. (Spewey, do you still have the picture to link?). Happy birthday to my machine!
I'm still a very happy camper with this machine. I do about a load a day, and everything comes out great. Liquid Cheer HE is my potion of choice, about 1 Tbsp, with a couple of teaspoons of STPP tossed in too. I use 1 tsp Downey Enhanced with about 1/4 cup DWV. No mechanical problems at all.
I have an old generic KitchenAid dryer, large capacity, so I can't report on the Danby dryer.
Love the machine - I have long ago gotten used to the long wash times. I'd buy one (or two!) again!
Just checking in with y'all....