When my old reliable Kenmore washer gave out on us, we went shopping for a replacement. After hours of research in stores and online – at topshop4you.us -, we decided on the Whirlpool WTW57ESV Top Load Washer. Some of the pros of this machine include the automatic water level sensor, the many wash settings (there are 32 I think), and the large capacity tub. Cons are the fact that you have to get used to not opening the lid in order for the water sensor to work properly and the noise.
I was won over by the automatic water level sensor and the idea of never having to select the setting for the load size. I was hoping to save water usage with this feature. The trick is that you have to retrain yourself to never open the lid once the cycle has started. If you do, it will default to the largest load setting and fill to the top regardless of the amount of clothes in the tub. This is easier said than done especially with small children who like to open the lid. But once you get used to not opening it, it works great. There are a multitude of different wash settings to fit whatever you are washing, including a hand wash cycle and a double rinse cycle. The tub is large enough that I can wash all my bedding now instead of taking it to a laundromat.
I have to admit I was a bit nervous about this machine because a lot of reviews I read talked about it breaking down frequently and people having problems with the water level sensor going bad. However, I have owned this washer for almost a year and no repair issues yet. The only thing that really disappointed me about this machine is the fact that it was billed as whisper quiet. Its not the noisiest washing machine I have ever heard but I would not consider it whisper quiet. The spin cycle is fairly noisy but its not a huge problem and I wouldnt consider it a deal breaker. It would be nice to be able to override the automatic water level sensor but once again, its not a huge problem and certainly not a deal breaker. Overall, I would rate this unit with 3.5 stars. I would purchase it again and would definitely recommend it to someone shopping for a new washer.