Looking for new washing machines
I have one of those Kenmore labeled front loader washing machines made by Frigidaire that I got back in 2001. It has about 12 years on it now, never thought it would make it that far. Having some problems with it now, making it last as long as possible, but am thinking of replacing it.
I'd be looking for a washing machine that's going to last (really like reliable appliances *smile*), and preferably get a front loader with a heater this time around. Of course I'm also looking for clean clothes, fast spin to get a lot of water out in the washer, and lowest level of vibration I can get. I know, the impossible dream.
Any recommendations that would fill these requirements (or come close)? Brands to stay away from? Best brands for reliability? Models that are are holding up well for you, and clean well?
Thanks very much!