I've been running a Maytag Neptune set (washer/dryer) since July '03. The only issue I'm having is the liquid bleach remaining in the cup after a cycle. I don't think this is a manufacturing defect because it started happening after I had this scam-artist install a new well pump in the middle of winter '04 -- long story short -- it's more than likely plugged with sediment.
I had to buy one, because at the time we were having hot water issues -- so less water meant more hot water. Plus, it cut down on the well pump cycling, which was on borrowed time to begin with.
The spin cycle is INSANE! Sounds like the washer is heading down a runway @ full throttle!
But when you throw your clothes in the dryer, they're almost dry -- just from the spin cycle ( I think it's like 1300 RPM!
) Dryer does less work ( & so does your electric bill ). You can set a faster spin or a longer spin. I leave everything pegged -- I want my clothes CLEAN!
So far, so good with both. They were pricey, but I plan to get a minimum of 10 yrs out of them to justify the cost.