I was bought this washer by a relative after my previous washer broke when my daughter was 6 weeks old. He runs an electrical rental/sales business, and said this was the machine landlords put into their properties as it's practically indestructible. I've had it 2.5 years, and with 2 small kids it's never off. I had a problem with it a few weeks ago, one of the carbon brushes had broken, but this was easily repaired by my dad, and the machine is as good as new. There is also a handy fault diagnosis list in the handbook according to which lights are flashing. Occasionally I've struggled to get the powder drawer out to clean, but not always.
It has a fantastic range of programmes - I usually use the whites wash, the eco wash and the quick wash, but have used some of the special programmes (handwash, curtains etc) with good results. You can also pause the programme part way through if required. Spin variable from 1400 down to 0. Rinse hold setting for easier ironing. I love this machine, and am looking forward to many years more use out of it.
Short name: White Knight WK1400V