I have purchased 2 expensive Kenmore frontloading washers over the past 6 years and both developed serious problems with leaking door gaskets. The warranty repair service argues with you that it must be due to some kind of abuse, but I do maybe 3 or 4 loads of laundry a week total and use the machine according to the directions, The gaskets in two washers have failed and leak a lot water which has damaged the ceiling of the room below the laundry room.
The handle on the dryer broke off, but that is only a minor irritation compared to water leaking everywhere from 2 different expensive washers. I would never buy another Kenmore washer.
Monetary Loss: $1300.