Bought exactly what I thought was the same washing machine from Sears that I had -- Kenmore front-loading Model 796.They do not tell you that the technology for this newer model is completely different.
Uses very very very little water -- you cannot even see it. None of my clothes are ever very dirty. Whatever smooch or dirt is on my laundry, comes out with exactly the same smooch or dirt -- no matter what setting or HE detergent. Doing battle with Sears to switch it out.
I understand why they are going out of business. I feel like I have been had.
I tried to work with the machine but finally gave up three months of having used it.And I have spent thousands of dollars in Sears over the past couple of years and that does not make a different to them either.