I wish I had checked these threads before I purchased a Kenmore Calypso washer in September 2005. The only remaining quality at Sears, so I thought, were Kenmore appliances and Craftsman tools. Well, the fact that Sears would market a piece of junk like the Calypso for a premium price is an indication that the company really has gone to hell in a hand basket. I am going to try to get a replacement washer from Sears, and then I am going to stop shopping at Sears altogether. It's only a matter of time until the company goes down the same toilet into which many other great American companies have been flushed after being bought out, sucked dry, gone bankrupt, and finallt discarded.