I have the Whirlpool Duet front loaders. I insisted on the pedestal bases because of back strain. I love them. Washes better and gentler, less water. I can only add a garment when the light indicates. After that the machine will stop the cycle. No big problem for me. I can’t use the low suds detergent as I find it only in Tide Original scent. My family needs the Tide Free. So I use the Tide Free and by trial and error have found the perfect amount for different loads. Down side was the delivery of the units. They were to go into my basement. Had to come through the front door. They are very very heavy. They just made it through. So if we ever move, they stay and are added in the cost of the house, and I will buy new ones. Better than chancing a hole in the wall (again :)), or damage to the unit in transport.