This one is a bit pricey. It is NOT computerized as far as I can tell. Controls are all mechanical knobs that you turn, no push buttons. It is designed to be repaired by the owner as all the parts are accessible from the front. If you lack the skills to do such repairs or lack a friend who can do such repairs, then don't get it as appliance repair folks won't touch it with a 10 foot pole as they don't know the brand, at least where I live. Might be different in Ohio. Excellent tech. assistance over the phone if needed. This is not to say that it needs a lot of repairs. Mine didn't need any until Dad forgot to check his pockets before doing the laundry. It is essential to check pockets etc. for nails, screws, and the like as such will cause damage to the machine as I know to my sorrow.
Gets clothes very clean, and spins them a lot dryer than any other washing machine I know. It must be on a very solid and stable surface as the spin cycle is incredibly fast. If you don't have such a surface, don't get it.
It is a top loader with side action like a front loader. It has a HUGE capacity, and yes, the drum is stainless steel. Inner drum is hexagonal shaped. As a bonus, it is water and energy efficient, and you use a LOT less detergent. In fact, when you first wash clothes in it that have been washed in other washers, don't put ANY detergent in it. The machine will use the detergent that stayed in the clothes from the previous washings. I am not kidding. It will get out the dirt AND the left over detergent. Of course, pretreating stubborn stains is a good idea under any circumstances.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 07 June 2012 - 08:46 PM.