I have never been disappointed an any Kennmore products that I have purchased. I love my Kennmore front washer. I have not had any issues with it. I able to wash some much more clothes than I use to with my old washer. I do not think you will be unhappy with a Kennmore front washer.
A far as consumer ratings, Samsung manufactures a good front load washing machine. Beware, though, front loading washing machines do not clean items as well as top loading washing machines without an extended wash cycle.