I'm going to need to buy a washer/dryer and vacuum ,for my new house, right away. Fortunately, we get to inherit a dishwasher that my parent's only used for about a week. All other old appliances are, at least, working. As for the washing machine, I need a HUGE capacity. My parents have a Bosch, but the washing takes an eternity! Besides being very expensive. So, I'm not interested in that one. My GF has a Fisher Paykel that I borrowed once and it was extremely quiet. I liked it, so I'm leaning toward that one. I'm hoping you all can pass on your wash/dryer wisdom and give me advantages and disadvantages before I purchase. The house is entirely carpeted. I'm leaning toward a Dyson. Which one?? Anything else I should look at? I will have to carry it up/down stairs (with my bad knees) that is something I need to consider. Thanks for your help!!