..no, not really, but hey.
So, our faithful F&P 5.5 KG top loader we've had for 13 years and has never needed servicing is in the throws of dying. Run it empty, either short or full washes and it completes, add clothes and it gets stuck during a cycle, goes into a loop (e.g. constantly rinsing) and won't complete.
F&P will charge $125 + parts to fix\service, and with the age of it, that's a deposit on a new one.
So keen to hear peoples opinions, what's good, what's not? Front or Top loader? Fronts are more water efficient, but take much longer.
Are F&P good machines or just pricey Haier's? LG? Panasonic?
We are a family of four with 2 kids under 9.