The washing machine that I have at home, and the previous two that we have ever purchased during my lifespan, were all top load washing machines. I think these are the most common and popular ones in India. Why, I am not sure but I think it helps in avoiding small kids and animals getting into and creating havoc. But I am not sure if it is better when it comes to washer repair but I guess it would be.
Top-loading washers are normally more convenient since you don’t have to bend over to load and unload clothes. For older buyers or those with joint issues, top-loading washers typically stand at an ideal height to save the trouble of bending down. To mitigate this issue with front loaders we recommend installing the units on laundry pedestals that raise the units about 12-15″.
Top loaders also have other convenient qualities, such as the ability to add clothes in mid-cycle, or even right after starting the cycle. Top-loading washers can also collect lint and distribute fabric softener better than front-loading washing machines can. Top-loading washers with an agitator tend to wash clothes faster than front-loading washing machines since the clothes are immersed in water for the length of the wash cycle.