We purchased a Sears Kenmore washer and dryer set from Sears approx 8 years ago. This followed 20 years of service from a Frigidaire washer and dryer pair. We thought we would try Sears this time however they just didn't stack up. The Sears washer used a cheap $12 plastic coupler that tied the water pump to the transmission. This cheap piece was constantly wearing out as I replaced it over 4 times in a three year span. The dryer takes a longer than normal time to dry clothes. The washer we replaced with GE model, and the dryer we are still living with however it could be on it's last leg. No more Sears appliances for us.