Just talked to appliance repairman re which brand of washer to purchase.
These are his comments:
Don't buy an HE period. There is not enough water to get clothes clean or enough to rinse all detergent out of clothes.
They are also very hard on clothes because the clothes are cleaned by rubbing against each other and the drum, both of which can cause damage to the clothing. With non HE washers the water cushions the clothing bc the clothes are able to float freely during the cycles. Also there is ample water to rinse the detergent out of the clothes.
He believes the water savings do not merit the damage to one's clothes.
Also, when asked about repair history on HE washers TL he states LG, Samsung parts are very hard to get in less than 3 weeks. He said Whirlpool, GE, Frigidaire, etc. parts are easily obtainable which means quick repair time.
I have new WP Cabrio TL for 3 weeks and it has damaged 3 tops due to washing system even though washed on delicate cycle.
Thinking of returning and buying traditional Speed Queen set with 3 year warranty on parts and labor and 5 year on motor.