This is a rant really. We just bought a new washing machine. We are only here a few months out of the year so I didn't want to pay a lot of money for a washer and I didn't want a front loader. The first time I tried to wash a load in hot water, it only ran hot water for a minute - then cold - then back. The tub of 'hot' water was in fact just lukewarm. We called the company - they sent a repairman. He showed me on a diagram that it is made this way. He suggested I turn down my hot water heater and maybe I could get kinda hot water. It didn't work. We called the company again and another repairman called. He said all new washers are set up this way to conserve energy. He said in fact the government was going to make it mandatory that as of the 1st of this year, only front loaders could be sold. The idea of the alternating water temp and ending up with only warm water was a compromise that allowed top loaders to continue to be sold. Anyone else hear of this???????