I bought a new Ge washing machine about 6-7 years ago. I havent had a problem with it but my wife doesnt seem to be able to get it to spin all the water out every time. So today we went to get another washing machine. We went with Speed Queen awn412. It was sitting next to the GE, Whrilpools,etc.. sitting side by side it looked rather plain jane as compared to the latest and greatest. No bells, no light, no touch screen. just a couple of knobs. I like this, bells and whistles break and can be expensive to fix. Then you lift the lid, grab the agitator and give the tub a shake. The SQ, you had to use some pressure to move the tub. All the others, the slightest touch made the tub move. I am sure the SQ can handle an unbalanced load better than the others.
The SQ comes with a 3 year parts and labor warranty on the machine and a 15 year warranty on the transmission. The others, 1 year parts and labor and they dont really have a transmission. I purchased the unit from a Mom and Pops store about an hour away. They gave us a great price, so great we ended up getting a new SQ dryer too. The dryer has the same look and feel as the washer. All the stuff I said about the washer applies to the dryer too. They didnt deliver because we are so far away but I believe he gave us a better deal because we did drive an hour to his place.
So know I am waiting on Hunny Bunny to get the laundry room cleaned out so I can move the old ones out and put the new ones in. Once thats done I might even get to work on my 1650 diesel conversion (thats what I was supposed to be doing today but me and my big mouth told her to get her a new washing machine last night when she was complaining about the old one)
PS: Went with MH81 recommendation on the speed queen, so if mama dont like it, its all his fault.