Seeking advice on new washer purchase
It looks like I am unexpectedly in the market for a new washing machine (and possibly a new dryer as well). I have liked everything about my current Fisher Paykel Ecosmart GWL11 except that I can't get local parts and service. My husband looked at it when it started leaking and stopping on the spin cycle. Upon determining that it likely needs several new parts (drain pump and controller), he suggested that I look into buying new. My top criteria are:
* Top load (due to my laundry room configuration)
* Load sensing (to use only the minimal amount of water needed)
* Delayed start feature
* Load balancing when needed
I do lots of small loads of laundry, so speed and efficient use of water are important. I also use my delay start option a lot.
It looks like I could get a Whirlpool Cabrio Washer (Model WTW5610XW) and Dryer (Model WED5610XW) from Costco for around $1200, but I have seen numerous negative reviews of the Cabrio washers.
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated as I prepare to go shopping this weekend.