I was worried before I bought this unit based on a few things in other reviews, but I've had it for a couple of weeks now and it works great! I love it. I think the only negative thing is that it is not a big machine, but this is not an issue for me since I live alone so it's just for me. I think if you had kids it might be too small, but it's a 'skinny' machine so it makes sense it's not that big. It's perfect for me. It fits in my closet! It washes great, drys great, no issues at all. Some of the features I love: It has a little hook thing that allows you to keep the lid up while you're loading and the tub will fill the lid up, which I love. But it pauses after the tub is full so it doesn't start agitating until you close the lid. You can also lift the lid to check on the wash while it's going, yay! I have had no issues with that and I've done it a million times. I also love that you can run JUST THE RINSE CYCLE! So if you put in too much detergent (something I've done a few times now since I'm still learning how much to put in this new machine). I didn't know about this feature before I bought it and it's a bonus. I also love that I can select everything - the size, the water temp, the time, what kind of cycle I want. I also love that it has a delicates cycle and that I can do cold/cold with this (I hate it when washers only offer warm/cold for this cycle.) I also don't think it's that loud but I can shut the closet door too. Someone said it sounded like a airplane taking off! ;) But it sounds just like a regular washer to me - but it's not super quiet if you're looking for that. I don't have any info yet about how long it will last but I absolutely love it so far. My clothes are very clean and the wash and dry cycles are not too long. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. I also wanted to tell anyone who is wondering about the ventless dryer option - I did go with that and was really worried it was going to s*ck, but it is the best!!! I can't believe it works but it does. It's not too hot (and it's July now so 80s outside and inside) and the clothes dry really fast. Someone said they thought the clothes dryer was even more efficient/fast with this set up and I think it's true. Also there is NO lint anywhere. Someone said they had lint flying everywhere but I don't have even a speck so I think he must have had a lemon.
we had a 27'' for 13yr's which did us fine, i shopped by price cus well everything has doubled in cost, the 24in is way smaller. so watch what u are buying like i did not..i thought i was just getting 1 that was not as wide, not so, well it is but also smaller Capacity. duh This unit is rather noisy especially when draining the water..good luck