Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 2823
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by manj Good value
We have had the washer for 6 weeks. Overall very pleased. Pros-Energy efficient,quiet, large capacity, clothes real clean. Cons-lots of wrinkles, need to run dryer a 2nd time for some shirts and pants. Have tried using a lower spin speed to help reduce wrinkles, that didn't help. Might try to use the Bulky setting to see if that helps, although that defeats the purpose of the water saving features. With that said, would still buy this washer again, it's a very good machine for the price.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stumpylee Great product
I'm really please with the washer. and how it works
April 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Innkeeper After 2 years of use, mostly dissatisfied with this machine.
I purchased this machine in July of 2014. I do numerous loads of laundry every week, as I run a bed & breakfast. In the past, I have used a basic household washing machine. I had hoped this machine would allow me to wash larger loads, faster, with greater energy efficiency. This machine does handle loads which are about 20% larger than my previous household style washers, but it is not faster.
I have 3 major complaints about this machine.
1) The machine really beats up towels. With previous machines, my towels stayed in very good condition for 4 years. Now, towels are only lasting 2 years before they become frayed and tattered along the edges. They also develop pulls all over them, which did not happen with past machines I have owned. I think these problems might be related to the fact that the machine uses such low water, that the fabrics end up rubbing so hard on each other like sandpaper. Also, the high speed spin might be beating the fabrics up as well. In either case, I am now having to buy towels and sheets twice as often as I previously bought them.
2) The area around the bleach dish is rusting out horribly. I do not know if this is a design flaw or a use of shoddy materials, but it is unacceptable to open the lid of your 2 year old washing machine and see a big area of rust developing. I will include photographic evidence of this.
3) You cannot let items soak in the tub, as it does not fill up with water. With past machines, I could let the tub fill and let dirty delicates soak for a while before letting the cycle resume. This helped loosen the dirt and release smells. Unable to do this, I find that my clothes does not come clean during the short, low water delicate cycle. For the same reason, you cannot use this machine to dye any fabrics.
Another minor complaint is that as time has gone by, what started as an unbelievably quiet machine has become quite loud. I suppose the near silence was to good to last, but since it was the most redeeming feature of this machine, it is sad to see it go.
As you can tell, I am not satisfied with this purchase given the cost and the fact that I had hoped it would perform at least as well as previous ordinary washing machines I'd purchased from a used appliance store for $200.
April 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie Worst Experience of my Life
Since I purchased the washer in November 2013 its ruined 3 blankets, 6 pairs of pants, 5 bath towels and three shirts. it tears things to shreds regardless of how you put items in the washer. I have contacted Maytag numerous times about this but they refuse to honor there product deficiencies. Once they have your money your stuck. So buyer beware and avoid this product as if it were the plague.
September 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Basil919 Scary fast spinner. Not my Mom's washer.
This washer seems to clean clothes well in small and medium loads. Since it spins so fast, it's best to wash a comforter separate from towels. The comforter traps air and causes the machine to be off balanced. The machine looks sleek and the glass top makes it fun and scary to watch the machine in action. When I received the washer, I was not certain that it was the correct machine. The center hub on the agitator is white and not chrome, as shown in the HD web site. The owners manual shown more features that the machine actually has. However, the specs on the web site matches what I got. I like that it uses a lot less water and extracts water more efficiently. The discharge hose was not easy to secure to our wash tub. I hope this unit lasts 20 yrs like my last washer.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HuziHen VERY HAPPY AND IN LOVE!
Is it wrong to come home and WANT to do laundry? I am that way every day now that I have this. Who thought my clothes would be clean and hardly use water? This machine is awesome.
I washed a queen down alternative comforter and it didn't even fill up the washer. I haven't been able to wash a large enough load to fill my washer.
It's smart, I used too much HE soap and it yelled at me. I barely use soap now at all.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tyr275 Good Washer makes Happy Wife
Purchased to replace a 20 year old washing machine. The high efficiency feature is very different than our previous washer but really cleans the clothes well. The large, open drum is a nice feature and handles large loads easily.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheDuchess Excellent Bravos machine!
These Maytag Bravos XL machines can wash several blankets at a time. The drum is huge!! All items come out clean and fresh even when doing large loads. They are also energy friendly and use very little water. Excellent machines. I love them.
May 20, 2014