i had a maytag many years ago, and after 19+ years, it had to be replaced. i went with an l.g. after 4+ years, it had to be replaced. i got a real lemon...had numerous things wrong (after the warranty was up, of course). i decided to replace it rather than put money into it, and went with this maytag model based on my past experience with the brand, and the revues posted by others. plus, i like the 10 yr. limited warranty and the fact that it's made in the u.s. so far, i am happy i made this choice...i like the ability to run a short cycle. saves time and energy. it runs quietly and does a great job cleaning. the installation was quick and the installer was pleasant to deal with.