I got my first Speed Queen about 25yrs ago. I can confidently say it was money well spent! My SQ has really worked very hard over these years. From using it to wash everyday clothes to blankets to curtains at times, it has really proven to be a remarkable machine. It is so easy to use. I have not had many problems, maybe around 3 or 4 call outs over the 25 years of having the machine, which in my opinion is great. It has proven to be such a reliable tool in my house + has made my life easier.