Ok I have studied Miele washers for 20 yrs., but my Kenmore would not quit, until now after 30 yrs, yes 30 yrs of satisfaction it looks like the parts aren't available. So I won't get my 220 volt Miele but I'll settle for the 4842 anyway. I've always dreamed of these machines and now am about ready, but as I research all machines again I want to hear of someone that has had one for 10-15 years post a testimony. I also see the warranty has gone way down to 1 yr. LG and Sears still have 10 yrs on motors. But if I buy a Miele in Canada they have 10 yrs if bought by Jan 31st. I have read a few bad complaints online about Miele so somebody stand up and tell me they have had one over 10 yrs with little or no repairs. Any thoughts and advice will be appreciated. Thank you.