Top-Loading Versus Front-Loading Washers

Our washer died while I was in Newfoundland last week. Water was leaking from it. I had it repaired twice in the past three years, so I told my wife to buy a new one: I didn’t want to invest anymore money into the 15 year old machine that was on its last leg. So what did she do? She bought a front-loading washer. Front-loading washers have the reputation of