You could buy a good top load washer for less that $400.
These washers have been around for a long time. This means that most of the problems that the top load washers had on the beginning, have been taken care of.
The top load washers are easier to repair, allowing more owners the opportunity to be able to fix the washers themselves.
The cost for replacement parts is way lower than the cost for front load washers replacement parts.
The parts are easier to get for a top load washer than it is for a front load washer.
If you can’t afford to buy a new washer, it is easier to find a good reconditioned washer that loads from the top, than a washer that loads from the front.
It is easier to find a place in your house to put a top load washer that it is for a front load washer.
A top load washer uses a motor that works on alternating current ( AC ) and the motor seems to last longer. Most front load washers use a direct current motor ( DC ), which needs a motor electronic board to convert the alternating current in to direct current.
Washers that are load from the top, are able to handle an off balance load, better than a washer that is loaded from the front.
The top load washers have less electronic components than a front load washer.
The spin drum bearing will last longer on a top loading washer than on a front loading washer. The reason for that is that the weight of the wet clothes is pushing even on the top load washer and it exert a lot of pressure on the bearing on the front loading washers.
When ever you have to call a repairman to fix your best top load washers, it is going to cost you way more money for any repairs.
These washers are better looking machines, but if you are looking for a good and an economical washer, get a top load washer.
This is just my opinion. I have been a repairman for the last 30 years. For the price, I rather get a washer you load from the top, then a washer you load from the front.