I SUFFERED for 5 years with a high-end, front-loader (don’t even remember which brand - it was a top Consumer Report rated machine!). It finally died and I bought a Speed Queen about 8 months ago. FANTASTIC! My clothes have never looked so clean. Short cycles, normal water levels, but a little noisier than fancier machines. I actually am more willing to do laundry because it doesn’t take a full day to get through a couple loads of laundry.