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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Jenna Nothing but junk
This machine has a problem with the load sensing and water temperature system. I am on my third failure of this machine and after 5 years of ownership I am replacing it. It is the last Maytag product I will ever buy. The first failure was two weeks after the warranty period was over. I live alone so the machine had on average two loads a week run though it. Maytag refused to accept they had a product problem even though the internet was full of complaints they denied they existed. Home Depot did however stand behind the product and only after they intervened did Maytag call and offer to help out. That combined with the complaint article I wrote on a consumer site that they (Maytag) were monitoring. They offered to fix the machine for free if I would stop bashing them. Squeaky wheel syndrome applies here. Buyer be ware.
April 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Aaronf Don't bother, you'll regret it.
Only five weeks and oil has started leaking out the bottom. Some of it is clear, some has metal shavings and as black as used motor oil -- not a good sign. After reading reviews, I'm surprised Home Depot is carrying the product. Repairman booked two weeks out. Apparently the Maytag Repairman won't be retiring after all.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by CLED Good Operation, but Scary Noisy
For over 40 years we have been Maytag consumers, so when our 16 year old washer needed replaced we researched the industry. In the end, we again selected Maytag. This new machine, minus an agitator, works quite well. However, be forewarned, it is scary noisy as it goes through its start-up routine. If you didn't know better, you would swear it was malfunctioning and should be returned immediately. Being in a laundry room removed from the living area, this noisy start doesn't present any problem, but in close proximity, to say sitting area, this might be disconcerting. Like all appliances, only time will tell about it's longevity. Can we only hope for another 16 years!
November 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Mario Update review on maytag model mvwc425bw
The 288 current reviews for the new Maytag model mvwc425bw are for the previous model. Check other web sites and see only about 10-20 reviews. This model has been out about 2 months and is a 3.8 cu.ft. with power wash option those reviews are from years ago. Advise to update reviews for current product A.S.A.P. I am a store employee and this is embrassing.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by MsMargo Cleans Well, But Some Issues
First, this review is for the new 3.8 cu. ft. Centennial model (MVWC425BW), not the older 3.6 cu. ft. Centennial model (MVWC350AW) that apparently has a lot of problems - a lot of bad reviews here are for the older model. Second, if you donât feel like reading, the washer has some issues, but after a month, Iâm happy with it. Third, if what would really want is an old-style, built like a tank, agitator washer, Speed Queen still makes them, but theyâre expensive.
Hereâs the differences â and what I like and donât - from my old 1980s vintage A112 Maytag:
Noise. This things whines, clunks, whirrs, gurgles, and thunks. If I wasnât warned that it makes âdifferentâ noises, I would have thought it was broken. Itâs fine in the garage, but if youâre planning on having this washer in a living space, be aware that it is LOUD.
Loading. The detergent, bleach, Oxy, etc. have to go in before the clothes. And the clothes have to be loaded around the edges, so that you can see the center bottom of the washer. More than a few times Iâve had to unload a full washer because I forgot to put the detergent in first.
Lid Lock. The washer has a lid lock, so once you press the start button youâre locked out. You can quickly press the start button to unlock it and add more clothes, but it takes a minute or two for the washer to stop and unlock. As someone said, âNo one wants to have to wait around for a few minutes holding a dirty sock.â If you accidently press the button for too long it cancels the cycle and you have to start over.
Fabric Softener & Bleach Dispensers. There is NOT a fabric softener dispenser on this washer. You can use a Downy ball, and it has a setting dial for it (Fabric Softener: Off/On), but a lot of people donât like those balls. If you try to unlock the lid to add fabric softener, you run the risk of accidently canceling the load and having to start all over. Because the bleach dispenser is in the front left corner, I keep being worried about accidentally setting something black on it and getting bleach spots. This hasnât happened yet, but it has the potential to.
Run Time. It takes a long time to run a load. If you want to run a quick load for any reason, youâre out of luck.
Wrinkles. The washer really spins a lot of water out of your clothes. Itâs good because it takes less time to dry. Itâs bad because even on the hand wash cycle clothes come out twisted and very wrinkled. Itâs fine if youâre going to throw them in the dryer, but anything you hang to dry will have more wrinkles than youâre used to.
Large Loads. I can fit twice as many pairs of jeans in the washer as in my old Maytag. (I counted.) This cuts down on the number of loads, but I can now actually wash more clothes than will fit in my vintage Maytag dryer. The fast spin speed also means that the washer vibrates a lot with very large loads.
Cleaning. The Centennial cleans pretty well. I swear that my clothes are softer than they used to be. Iâm not sure why that would be, but they feel softer. The only cleaning issues Iâve had are on the hand wash cycle for undies in a mesh wash bag. A few times it hasnât fully cleaned the crotch and Iâve had to rewash them. (You Ladies know what I mean.)
Overall, I'm happy with the washer and can live with some of its quirks.
January 11, 2015