Good morning everyone! We built our home, installed our own solar and FINALLY think i have found a washing machine that will work with our little system! Firstly did you all know that for a millisecond when the washer starts it uses like 30 plus amps! That is 3600 watts for those who do not know the math! We only have a 2000 watt inverter so guess what, a washer would not even start! Thought of a gas powered wringer type but I am getting older and really would like just this one modern convenience! By the way the washer companies Maytag etc do not know how many surge watts their own washers use! I have spent the past week trying to find one that will work on our inverter or our 3500 watt gas generator. And finally I did! Found a brand called Fisher Paykel that can be purchases through Lowes that has a "soft start" system where the AC power is converted to DC for use by the DC motor and only uses like 6-10 amps starting surge. Horay for common sense in design! This is touted as one of the most energy efficient washers available in this country and it is only 599.00 compared to all the Maytag, Whirlpool fancy ones for 1500!!!!! Needless to say I am thrilled. Even found a used gas dryer that the man will convert to propane at 7000 feet for me! All I need now is to finish the utility room and get the darn well drilled.