Whirlpool top load washer with an agitator and the matching Whirlpool dryer with the lint screen on the top of the dryer WITHOUT electronic controls. If you MUST buy a front loader, the full size Whirlpool Duet front load washer and the matching dryer. I do not reccommend front load washers, though.
They aren't making the Whirlpool Direct Drive washer anymore but you may be able to find a used one and fix it up. I agree with the dryer recommendation. However, I would avoid the Whirlpool Duet washer-- far too many drum bearing failures.
We've used a front loader for 16 years, love 'em. We're a family of five on a low productivity well and the front loader makes a huge difference with water usage (14 gallons per wash load vs. 56 / load with an old-skool top loader). Clothes last longer, too, because you don't have an agitator yanking on them. Our old Gibson front loader was used every day, sometimes twice a day, and lasted over 15 years with just one problem: broke the plastic door switch actuator on the door. Cost me $0.59 for the part plus $8.97 shipping from RepairClinic to replace it. Recently replaced the old war horse with a Chinese-made GE front loader because we got $500 off for buying it through Home Depot's website-- they made me a deal I couldn't refuse! Would have preferred to get a Korean-made LG front loader-- sweet machines, very low incidence of catastrophic drum bearing failure. Even the Whirlpool Duets aren't made in Ameedika-- like it or not, it's a world market now.
Most of the techs today who don't like front loaders don't like the electronic controls they need for motor control and the superfluous controls for the user interface. Yes, you need to be able to read a schematic and use a meter and to read a tech sheet to troubleshoot most front loader problems. They're a little more complicated than the plug n' chug Whirlpool direct drive top loader washer. But they're more expensive to replace and therefore the repairs usually pay better. Repairing front loading washing machines is helping me put my daughter through collitch. So, please, buy a front loader!