My Whirlpool Sport Duet just took a dump (Flashing F-01 in the time display), 1 1/2 years after I bought it. Called Whirlpool, they thoughtfully reminded me it was a 12 month warranty and said tough luck, gave me some names of local people who can fix them. He is coming tomorrow, will see if it is worth it or not. If not, will get the biggest, plainest top loader I can find and forget about it. Who would be a good manufacturer to buy from just for a simple washer?