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Best Washer We have ever purchased.
Unit is a 7000 Model. My wife is very short so wanted a front end loader. Also, all of our past washers, have suffered from paint erosion of the drum, usually after...Read complete review
Unit is a 7000 Model. My wife is very short so wanted a front end loader. Also, all of our past washers, have suffered from paint erosion of the drum, usually after yr 8 of age, so we wanted a stainless steel drum, which this has. Finally, I preferred a USA product, designed and produced here, but yet of good quality, and I have always been interested in the Maytag dependabilty representations. The salesman seemed to know the products strong points, plus the warranty, on parts that we have had go bad in the past on previous brands, were were longer (10 years). I am totally taken with this product...it is just beautiful, simple but easy to use and attractive, if you can say that about a washer; I am a 66 yoa white male for the demographics. My wife loves it as well. It stands on a pedastel unit, which we bought, Maytag mfg'd, and it is very handy to hold supplies. Uncluttered the wash room considerably. The capacity is excellent, and the controls easy to use. I could have purchased the higher end 9000 series, which had more cycles, but my wife felt we would not use all of them; also the 7000 has all the upgrade features, so the 9000 is more cycles only and a different controls interface. Also, on a minor point, I had seen the controls of the 9000, as installed on a Whirlpool, and they were not well worked out, plus the design, as installed, did not look 'finished'. I like the Fresh Hold setting which does not allow mold/mildew occur, as it blows air #ambient temp I believe# over the load continuously, and rotates the load periodically for up to 16 hours. This is handy and used! Has sanitze cycle with steam, NFS stds. You will be surprised how little water is used, plus is the HE type detergent, low sudsing, etc. Very smooth with very little vibration. We used to keep washer room door closed and could hear lots of noise #previous washer 11 yr old top load expensive unit#, whereas even with the room door open, this cannot be heard running; very quiet. With heavy loads, at high spin speed, you can feel a little vibration with your hand on the top of the washer, but yet no vibration finds its way to the floor. A light can be turned on to illuminate the interior, any time during the cycles- nice touch. The controls are smooth in operation and the displays reasonable. If you want super pretty controls with a display like and iPod, then that is the 9000. So I intend for this to be my last washer purchase for a long time, and for now, we are off to a very good start!
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This washer will not properly drain sheets, towels and bedding. The lack of a spin-only option makes this problem worse. It does an EXCELLENT job on loads that a much less expensive Maytag...Read complete review
This washer will not properly drain sheets, towels and bedding. The lack of a spin-only option makes this problem worse. It does an EXCELLENT job on loads that a much less expensive Maytag unit could handle. We have resorted to hanging bedding outside to drip dry. Seasonal winter bedding trips are made to the local coin-operated laundry. We are so unhappy with this model that we've decided to start shopping again to replace this 15 month old washer with one that will meet all of our needs for the money we have and will spend.
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Very satisfied with this machine.
from St Germain, WI
Comments about Maytag Maxima White Front Load Washer:
Researched all of the competitive machines and feature for feature, price for price, this was by far the best machine available. Highly recommend this over other brands.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Overall, excellent product
from Washington State
This machine has a huge drum and fits our king-size down comforter! We have small children and this washer gets out all stains - no problem. There are two things that I don't love about the machine but can live with. One, you can't select the "steam for stains" or "oxi boost" options when it is on the "small load" setting. This is disappointing because most often when I want to wash a small load I'm throwing in a few dirty kiddo clothes to wash before the stain sets and wish I could steam/oxi boost them on the small load setting. (It does sense for weight, though, so I can only assume that it doesn't use much more water on the normal setting when there are only a handful of items in the load.) Also, the gasket gets slimy and takes ages to dry, so we need to leave the door open a lot. If you have a large laundry room this might not be an issue, but keeping our washer door open blocks the door to the laundry room so it is kind of a hassle. Though I think this issue with drying out the gasket/drum to avoid mildew is common among all front loading washers, not just this one. If you select extra settings it can take a lot time to go through all of the cycles, but the spinning cycle is so efficient that drying takes no time at all. Overall, I recommend this washer as it gets our clothes clean!
Love my new washer!
from Huntington Beach, CA
I am completely happy with my purchase and it has been over a year now! My clothes come out beautifully washed every time and I can fit even my king-sized down comforter! I'm very, very happy with my purchase.
poor spin cycle for throw rugs.
I was very disappointed that I could not wash my bathroom rugs. It washed OK but the spin cycle left them soaking wet. I was using a front load Maytag 2 years ago, I think it was a 300 series but I'm not sure and it did the rugs perfectly. I had the service man check it and he said it did not have the same drive system as the older one. I believe he said the newer one had a different manufacturer. I was extremely upset because I was purchasing it based on the older model I had been using. Other than that, it seems to do regular loads fine.
Does a super job of cleaning soil and stains from all clothes & especially heavily soiled work clothes. Handles all gently, exc moisture extraction.
from Parma, Idaho
I'm super pleased with relatively short wash cycles & excellent soil removal. With excellent "normal" moisture extraction cycle, clothes are not left with wrinkles pressed in as a result. Saves drying time energy. Have not tried some of the fringe cycles like steam stain removal etc, but look forward to trying when it seems helpful. It handled king size cotton blanket very well. Cycle selection and controls user friendly. Understanding correct process for use of detergent, bleach etc additives takes a bit to get the hang of it. Lots of options to choose when personalizing cleaning process, especially for mixed loads. I find the suggested removal of debris post-wash a bit awkward, many time seems unnecessary. Exception is with very soiled work clothes and pet hair/debris.
I love that I can wash a king comforter in it! No more laundry mat for me!
from Alberta, Canada
This new washer and dryer and amazing compared to the last set I had. Even the kids find laundry to be less of a chore now.
Good washer but needs to be "dried out" after use to prevent stagnant water in the drain area and the drawer for the soap and softener.
from Houston, TX
This machine replaced a Whirlpool that was going to need an $800+ repair after only 3 years. I bought the Maytag becauses it would fit on my duet pedestal. It doesn't handle the dog hair as well as my other machine and the machine itself is hard to keep clean on the inside.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This product doesn't clean as expected
I'm not satisfied with the performance. My clothes didn't smell as it used to be when I still have the top load washer. I thought if I buy the most expensive Maytag it would be better. But my clothes are not cleaned and the white clothes turned yellow. I'm so disappointed with this washer. I used to have a Maytag top load and I love it but this one I should have returned it but when i called the dealer where I bought it they told me that I can only return it within 1 month. I finished my liquid soap and tried the powder if it would be better but it was the same and it took more than 30 days before I decided that I want to return it. Now I'm stuck it a product that I spent a lot of money and won't even clean my clothes. I wish I could still return it even if it is for a lower price top load one.
from COLOMA MI.
I'VE ONLY HAD THEM A COUPLE MONTHS BUT SO FAR EVERYTHING IS VERY GOOD.
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