A long time ago, my family needed to replace the aging top-loader we had since 1995? to 2006. And for some reason, I found a machine (picture of how it works on top) for sale (cheap! $500) thinking if it acts and saves water like a front loader, it's the best of both worlds! Right?
Those things you see in the tub only spun in one direction and upon seeing how it worked.... The clothes weren't moving rapidly and there was little to no water.
Well, after only a few months of ownership, it accidentally died in my hands when I had the brightest idea to make it spin with my quilt inside of it. Mind you, I didn't tell my folks what killed it at the time, though I knew something inside broke - and now it won't spin.