Like one other reviewer, we have had a number of problems with this washer & the thin gasket. Had to replace a number of times within the first few years, and finally got one that was thicker that did the job for much longer than the other three. We have had this unit 5 1/2 years, and the bearings have gone out, so we are replacing. It washes clothes all right, but does get unbalanced fairly frequently. The nice thing with this model is that it is self-adjusting, so sometimes you might have to run another spin cycle, but it does try to correct it on its own first. Overall, would have purchased another washer. Looking at top loaders again because, although there are a number of benefits with front loaders, they wear out too quickly for the amount of money paid. The tech I just had here said 5 1/2 years is about normal because of the wear & tear simply from gravity. All that is holding the basket is one shaft and 2 bearings. Once the bearings are gone, which they wear out in about 5 1/2 years because of the weight of the basket with clothes, the washer is pretty much shot - you can buy a new one for about the price to fix it!
- I do not recommend this product.