A friend of mine does appliance repair, as he tells it almost all big household appliances are now made by the same couple companies and branded differently for different markets / pricing tiers. And quality has taken a huge nose dive, even high end brands don't last for shit anymore. Days of a washer / drying lasting 10 years are long gone. That said I love my Bosch washer / dryer. Low electric and water consumption but you have to use HE soap and the cycles are fucking long (1 hr +).