After a fruitless attempt at repairing our beloved washer, we realized it would take $$$ to actually fix it. So we began to look for replacements and eventually came upon a great deal for this used no-agitator top loader. The woman was getting rid of it because she wanted to go back to an old-school full-of-water machine. We will see how this goes. It only has to last us 18 months until we likely move.