No one would ever even consider front load washing machines machines if it were not for the eco-nazis. Yeah, MAYBE they save water; maybe not. So effing what! You want to be green and save the earth? Stop subsidizing "need-to-breed" mommies pumping out litters of rug-rats (kids) through tax deductions, "free" public mis-education, aid to dependent children, etc. Tell the religous wackos against abortion and birth control to go eff themselves.