Lol, I was going to rec my LG! I like them because they are direct drive (and yours aren't), so you don't have the problem of it going off balance. And it is easy to replace the electronics if they go, it's located in a good spot and they come on boards so you don't need a repair guy if you're handy. I've never had to and mine are five years old and run perfectly.
I also recommend Bosch, they are supposed to also last a long time, and same features as the LG frontloads. Next to that, Kenmore Elite frontloads, and it's hard to beat Sears extended warranty.
As to the mold problem, that is comon amongst front loads. It's your detergent and fabric softener. Use pods in the drum (free and clear variety over regular), or soap nuts, your clothes will still get as clean. Swap out liquid fabric softener for vinegar in the cup, and use wool dryer balls or fabric softener sheets. Keep the rubber seal clear of gunk and leave the door open when it's not running.