We still use the Maytag washer and dryer that belonged to my parents. They are 30+ years old, and works perfectly. The Maytag set they had before that (Lord only knows how old they are) are in the basement, and are dedicated to garage rag duty. They still work, too. By contrast, Desire' and I have bought and discarded 2 brand new Whirlpool washers and one dryer in the last 4 years before we moved.