The most basic type of mini washer. Requires a little more babysitting than similar models with computer controls. However it is less expensive, and offers great flexibility. You can pour water in manually or using the inlet hoses. You can also manually choose the washing time and number of rinses, with computer control models, you don't have this option. A very simple machine, there are very few places it can break. Upgraded to a higher quality, longer-lasting, all copper motor.