Yeah, my best recommendation out there is a) don't shop at a Sears Outlet store and b) don't buy LG.
Sears got us a new washer. It was delivered, hooked up, and the next morning, I come to the basement to find a huge puddle coming from the bottom of the washer. The hose hook-ups were dry. It was the machine itself that was leaking.
Went back to Sears, told them they needed to come and pick it up and refund my money.
Molly found a G/E washer at Home Depot for a little cheaper. Smaller capacity, but whatever.
We got it, and we've had absolutely no problems.