Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 2771
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 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
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TheTahoeKid Problems with shredded towels
I previously owned a top loader traditional Maytag, which lasted 15 years before the motor went belly up. I decided to stick with Maytag due to reputation. I was somewhat hesitant about buying a "HE" washer, as I heard problems with clothes being destroyed, but the reviews for this particular model were good, so I went with it.
I've had the washer for 3 months, and I noticed towels coming out with shredded sides right from the beginning. I made sure the washer was loaded properly, as per the instructions. But after this much time, I see a trend - white cotton towels being shredded on the sides. Last night I washed 4 nearly new white towels, and one came out destroyed on one side.
I have not noticed this with other clothing, shirts, sheets and what not come out fine. It may be the denser material in the white towels, who knows, but they are definitely getting destroyed by this washer.
Given the choice again, I would go with a front loader.
February 11, 2014
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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by celabella Exceeded my expectation!
This is my first High Efficiency washer and I was pleasantly surprised at the difference in cleanliness of my clothes!! I should also mention that there was nothing wrong with my old washer. I just moved and didn't bring it with. I always thought the old one did a good job but after the first few loads, I realized how much cleaner my clothes were coming out with the Maytag HE washer. I read a ton of reviews before i made any purchases. The noises my new HE washer makes are certainly different from a old one, but it is not any louder or quieter than my old washer.. The price was exactly where I wanted to be; I would definitely say it was a fantastic value! It's nothing too fancy, but still does the job very well. It is very important to READ THE USE AND CARE GUIDE! I read that booklet from start to finish to make sure I was going to make the most of my purchase and you should too. If you are making the switch to an HE washer or just need to replace an old washer but you don't want to spend a fortune, I RECOMMEND THE BRAVOS XL HE TOP LOADER! A+ :)
December 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Spike ETC Board
Get the extended warranty and keep it up. My washer is 4 1/2 years old and I love it. Then it gave an error code of F-51. The washer works but cannot handle heavier loads or it gets thrown out of balance. The A&E repairman told me to get a new washer without the "computer" in it, it would be cheaper. Total estimate is $504 to repair and he said I could get a better washer for that amount. I called Maytag and there is nothing they can do because it's out of warranty. I still use the washer but until it's repaired or replaced I have to keep the loads small. Since the washers life expectancy is only 4-5 years I can't give it a really good rating.
April 8, 2014