I am not against Conserving water and/or e-star (I bought a front load Whirlpool), but I do believe that if someone wants to use more water on a really dirty load, they should be allowed/able to.
Whirlpool builds Kenmore (110.xxx models), Crosley, Maytag, Roper and many other brand names. The old style units are expected to be gone by the end of the 1st quarter of 2011.
There is still 1 good manufacturer out there that is holding off so far, Speed Queen still has a selectable water level. They are harder to find (not as many dealers) and are commercial quality (more money) but they do have a 3 year warranty.
Edited by MH81, November 11, 2010 - 01:45 PM.