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Good for a High-Efficiency washer, com concerns
Honestly, i'm still not used to using a High-Efficiency washer. It doesn't feel like it washes as well as traditional washers. There's a lot of fuzzies & other stuff leftover on the clothes...Read complete review
Honestly, i'm still not used to using a High-Efficiency washer. It doesn't feel like it washes as well as traditional washers. There's a lot of fuzzies & other stuff leftover on the clothes after the wash. Unfortunately though.. i believe this is an issue with High-Efficiency washers. The workaround we figured out, was set the soil level a little higher, utilize the "bulky" item load, & add the extra rinse cycle. This will force the washer to use more water which will wash the clothes better. Another key item... make sure you move the clothes around the center of the washer. Don't load anything over the center of the drum... pretty much pretend that there is an agitator inside the washer when loading the clothes. The washer is noisy, but with enough closed doors it can be drowned out. There's a lot of loud clunks that at first we were worried something was wrong. What it is, is the lid locking & unlocking. The last comment... the lid latches locked. Why this is a problem, a lot of times we wash delicate clothes by hand in the washer & than run a normal load after washing the delicates. An easy way to allow for us to open the lid would be nice.. :-) Yes i complained a lot, but honestly, for a High-Efficiency, this is a nice washer, you just have to get used to it & learn how to manipulate the washer.
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Clothes come out dirty...
To be completely honest... I hate our washer. Yes, it is pretty to look at, but it does a terrible job washing clothes and sheets. First, I have to wash ALL...Read complete review
To be completely honest... I hate our washer. Yes, it is pretty to look at, but it does a terrible job washing clothes and sheets. First, I have to wash ALL my clothes on the bulky cycle just to actually get them wet... and trust me, I do not over fill my washer. I have washed every different size load possible; large, medium and small, and they still would come out with PHYSICAL dirt on them. Using the bulky cycle for everything is the only way I can get everything clean, and I hate it because that cycle is harder on your clothes and obviously it wastes water. On top of the clothes issue, washing sheets in this thing is absolutely horrible. One sheet always gets caught and gets stretched across the entire top of the load, so it looks like the top of a drum when you look down on it. The same thing happens when I wash rugs or anything, and it makes me wonder how clean things actually get when it is just floating on top of the load... I am usually not one to complain, because I take responsibility for my purchases, it was my choice, but I just wanted to cry when I noticed what a bad job the washer does. It was the first washer and dryer set I have ever purchased for our first home, it does a terrible job, and now I am stuck with it - wasting water and energy with every load. I should have stuck with the a front load washer. They are way more gentle on your clothes, and you have so much more room than you do with a top load washer. I hate to say it, but I will not be buying another Maytag product in my life. I was completely disappointed and upset that I let someone at the store talk me into this washer. I have tried every different water, cycle, and speed combination and I just can't get this thing to get my clothes really clean. I am replacing my washer as soon as I have money to do so, and it will not be with another Maytag product. I just wonder how this passes product testing, which leads me to wonder how good the rest of their products truly work...
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Satisfied, good capacity, cleans very well & NO front loader mold issues!!
from Centennial, CO
Comments about Maytag Bravos XL White Top Load Washer:
Overall satisfied with this washer, we have it in the basement & even tho' it is near the stairwell but the buzzer when load is finished is not very loud so have to go downstairs checking as to when load is done. The cycles are longer than other machines we have had. It seems I have to reset the softner button each time I use softner otherwise the softner doesn't empty of water and softner. Seems to work fine if I re-set each time. It's kind of annoying to have to run the gamut of the buttons to get to the setting you want ie., when you hit power and the default setting comes up normal spin you have to push several times to get to high spin which is what I like. That is the same with the other setting buttons which is why I rated the design as Average.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I really the features this washer has
I like how little laundry soap you use and the clothes come out nice
I can't stand to watch it wash
from Pocatello, Idaho
It drives me crazy to watch it wash when there is so little water in it. It makes me feel like it is going to wear out my close just rubbing the close back and forth. What little water that comes in on a white cycle, the close absorbers all of it. Then it starts to agitate. That's not the only thing that agitates,ME!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Moore, OK
I am so happy that I chose this model. I am more than happy with it and would refer it to anyone looking. It has made my life so much easier. I have three daughters and a messy military husband. This helps me keep up with all the laundry that they have. The service and help for it are amazing. Very happy with this purchase. BUY ONE if your looking.
It works fine...
After seeing some of the negative reviews, I had second thoughts on my order...but after about 3 months all is fine. Maybe the low water cycle is a bit tougher on clothes - but I have had no notable problems - wrinkles come out nicely in the matching dryer. And there really are no noise issues - it is quieter than my old washer. Low water and detergent use are a big plus and clothes seem to come out just as clean.
from Norfolk, VA
I love the Bravos Xâ„¢ Top Load Washer with with Allergen cycle. I love the fact that there is no traditional agitator in the center of the washing machine for clothes to get tangled around. I love the ease of using the machines. You set your type of laundry and press start. I used the bleach dispenser the other day and that worked perfectly. The dryer is equally easy to use and has a very large capacity. I washed a queen sized blanket and didn't have to stop the machine to rearrange the blanket. It was completely dry. My sheets don't come out tangled. My sweaters don't shrink. The dryer is great. I am very happy with the purchase.
from Troy, MI
Has great features and noise level is low. So far I don't have any complaints on the washer and dryer.
A great washing machine
from Byron Center, MI
We've had this washing machine for 6 months and live it so far. There is room for plenty of clothes and even does a good job washing our bedding, including blankets and quilts.
I am very satisfied with the performance of the Bravos washer by Whielpool.
from Ada, MI
I have been very pleased with the diverse washer settings offered by the Bravos X. It has the laundry capacity to handle large bulky - dirty loads down to super delicate gentle cycles. I have had nothing but clean clothes to report. I have had to get used to the unique new sounds that today's "smart" laundry technology offers. This was just one minor area of the appliance that I have now grown accustomed to. Loads consume less water and require less soap product to accomplish a super clean load of laundry. Overall, I would definitely recommend to anyone this washer system.
5 months- happy so far
from Ostrander, Ohio
Family of 4...with two little ones. This machine has seen lots of spit up and stains. Has done great job for our family. I thoroughly read instructions prior to using and have not had a single issue. I wasn't used to high efficiency and it does take longer to wash a load, so that took some adjusting. Pretty quiet, looks great, clothes clean and smell great. Oh, we also have two labs that shed like crazy...washed dog beds and mats. Came out very clean and did a nice job w all that stinking fur.
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