coalkirk wrote:I bought a Maytag Neptune about 10 years ago. It's a front loader and very energy efficient, espcially when it's broke and not running. It was $999.00. Practically every part on it has been replaced. Never had a leak issue though. Don't ever buy one of those. Just google Maytag Neptune to see al the class action suits.
I replaced my electric dryer first, I bought a Maytag. Five years later I replaced the motor. I was not impressed with the construction of the appliance when I had it apart.
Based on the reports I'd read I did not buy a Maytag front loader washer, which I was planning to do. I went with the Kenmore. I think it's about 5 years old now, I have not had any problems with it and would recommend it. It's actually made be Fridgidaire.
There are only a few companies that make major appliances in the USA. They are sold under the various brand names. Read Consumer Reports and do the research before spending your hard earned $$$$!