My husband & I were in Lowe's recently & were checking out the front load washing machines. As we were checking it out, a man came up to us & asked, 'are you thinking about buying a front load washing machine?'. Uh, well we were thinking about it since our current (top loading) washing machine is 22 years old. 'Well, whatever you do, do NOT buy one. Your clothes will smell like mildew!'.
This was enough for me to do a little more internet research. I found this blog post regarding this exact topic & have decided when the time comes, we will be buying another top loader washing machine. That is just too much work to prevent the front loader from making our clothes smell bad. Any thoughts from anyone out there who already has a front load?