This is my second Whirlpool Machine, the first did me ten years with only the counterweight coming loose one time(no problem to fix).
So with that in mind I had no problem picking Whirlpool again.
We've had this model for just coming up to 4yrs now without any major problems.
The only little glitches are the pump sometimes runs noisily when emptying(but not every time).
And when the clean filter light comes on and you take it out for a clean, you have to make sure you clean round the sealing rubber and where it seats, otherwise you get a small water leak.
We have six dogs, so things are going in the wash regular, and it deals really well with the dog hair.
The above little glitches are hardly worth mentioning, on the whole a cracking washing machine.
I would definitely buy Whirlpool again, for their reliability and the years of service you get from one.
Short name: Whirlpool AWO10961