Model # MHW4200BW

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Maytag Maxima X 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR

Discontinued Maytag

Maxima X 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR

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Product Overview

Enjoy every degree of clean. Whether it's in hot or cold water, you can choose how your clothes get clean. Cold Wash cycle provides extra cleaning action and Active Soak powers out tough stains, while giving you the energy savings and gentleness of cold water. The PowerWash cycle combines extra cleaning action and heated water to fight stains. The Steam for Stains option uses a combination of water temperature and steam to provide the optimal environment for detergent enzymes to work on removing organic stains. The Fresh Spin option prevents wrinkles from setting in for up to 6 hours after wash cycle is complete and helps clothes stay fresh. And you can buy with confidence knowing this model is dependably manufactured right at home -- from Ohio to you, this washer is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A. Search Electric Dryer model MED4200BW or Gas Dryer model MGD4200BW. Also available in Granite model MHW4200BG.

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  • 4.1 cu. ft. capacity washes large loads, saving both time and energy
  • Stainless steel wash basket resists odors, rust and chipping and the smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging
  • Allergen removal cycle eliminates at least 95% of common allergens from fabrics. Allergens tested were dust mites and pet dander
  • Wash system features a variable speed magnetic direct drive motor. Flexible motor spin speeds accommodate a variety of cycles and load types including delicates, heavy fabrics and bedding
  • 11 cycles: sanitize, allergen, bedding, PowerWash, normal, cold wash, wrinkle control, delicates, rapid wash, clean washer, drain and spin to handle everything from delicate synthetics to heavyweight cotton
  • ENERGY STAR qualified and CEE Tier III rated this washer is among the most efficient washers in the industry
  • Front panel electronic controls provide convenient access to all cycle, option selections and bring high-tech style to your laundry room
  • Adjustable soil, water temperature and spin speed settings allow you to customize wash cycles to provide exceptional fabric care
  • Automatic water level adjustment reduces waste
  • Optional, separately purchased pedestal enhances ease of use. Stackable design allows the coordinating dryer (MED4200 elec / MGD4200 gas) to be stacked on top of the washer for increased installation options
  • Quiet operation with Advanced Vibration Control. Ball-bearing balance ring, a six-point suspension system and advanced software minimize vibration
  • American Pride. From Ohio to you, this washer is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A. Buy with confidence knowing this model is dependably manufactured right at home
  • Washer requires use of high-efficiency detergent
  • The Home Depot will not hook up your washer with used fill hoses; new fill hoses will be offered during appliance checkout
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Assembled Depth (in.)
32.94 in
Assembled Height (in.)
38.75 in
Assembled Width (in.)
27 in
Capacity - Washer (cu. ft.)
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
Door Opening Height (In.)
Door Opening Width (In.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Appliance Series
Maytag Maxima
Appliance Type
Front Load Washer
Capacity- Front Load Washer (cu ft)
Color/Finish Family
Control Type
Cycle - Allergen
Door Style
Left Swing
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier III
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost ($)
High Efficiency Washer
High-Efficiency Detergent Required
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM)
Number of Rinse Cycles
Number of Rinse Temperatures
Number of Wash Cycles
Number of Wash Speeds
Number of Wash Temperatures
Pedestal Model#
Product Weight (lb.)
Stacking Kit Model#
Steam Function
Voltage (volts)
Wash Cycles
Allergen,Clean Washer,Delicates,Extra Rinse,Heavy Duty,Sanitation,Speed Wash
Washer Dispensers
Bleach,Fabric Softener
Washer Features
Add Garment (pause),Built-in Water Heater,Control Lockout,Cycle Time Remaining Display,Delay Start,Door Window,End-Of-Cycle Signal,Out-of-Balance Detection,Stackable,Steam Function
Washer Interior Light
Washer Tub/Drum Material
Stainless Steel

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ADA Compliant,NSF Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year / 10-year parts warranty on washer motor and basket

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Customer Questions & Answers

Are there vibration concerns with installing this machine in my first floor laundry room (over my basement)?

This would be on top of wooden floor joists not cement since my laundry room sits over the basement.
Asked by: WTA80
the vibration would depend entirely on how out of balance your load is-as far as the machine goes it does a good job of balancing the load but it certainly has its limits-normal wash, should not be an issue
Answered by: valerie
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can the door be mounted to swing the other way?

I have very limited space in the wash room, and it would be better if the hinges were on the left. Is this possible? The demo models in the store were mounted on the right.
Asked by: Angela
No. Not on the washer.
Answered by: PMS4U
Date published: 2015-09-20

Which direction does the door open?

Asked by: notmyrealname
hinges on the left as you look at the machine.
Answered by: valerie
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will this washer wash a large king comforter

Asked by: Bruce
most likely depending on the fluff of the comforter. I would estimate the equivalent of 4 king sheets would clean them as it should
Answered by: valerie
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

Maxima X 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 562.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome washing machine! We have had this washer for about 3 months, and we absolutely love it. It was replacing a ten-year-old front-loader that finally died. This one holds a lot more clothes, so we can do less loads. Plus, it uses about half the water anyway which means we use about 1/4 of the water that we previously used. That is very important to us, since we are on a well and septic system. But just as important is that it also cleans the clothes better than we've ever seen! Amazing technology; I was a skeptic at first, but it really works! I can't really speak to the durability yet, but everything seems well made and sturdy. I know these washers are more expensive than some other models, but definitely seems worth it so far.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After one month we are very pleased with it and have absolutely no complaints. This is our first experience with a Front Loader & we are very pleased with it. With four kids in the house it gets a lot of use. it does every size load we throw at it. We like the sanitize & the steam features. It did a beautiful job on our queen size comforter. Things get less tangled than they did in the Top Loader. It has nice quiet performance. We really love this macine.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Bought this washer to replace a top loader with agitator. At first, I was not convinced that a front loader would get my clothes clean. I have since changed my mind. I have really put it to the test, and have not been disappointed. Our water usage has decreased and my clothes are clean. I use the bleach dispenser on a regular basis, with no problems. The spin cycle is so fast, the clothes are practically dry when the washer is done. This reduces drying time, which also saves energy. The vibration is at a bare minimum, even with the high rpm's of the spin cycle. I am very pleased with the washer and the matching dryer, and would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I was replacing a Kenmore washer that was 20 plus years old. I did a ton of research and spoke to many Salespeople regarding the pros and cons of front load vs. top load. I made final decision based on how myself and family members would use the machine. While the price was a bit of a shock in the end I'm pleased with the final cost. I love so many of the features, I've been able to wash large items like comforters and sleeping bags my old top load couldn't as well as delicate items and heavy loads of towels. Not only is the wash cycle much shorter than my old machine, it now takes less time to dry. I have owned this washer for 1 month now and will expect to see not only reduced electric bills but gas bill as well. (less water to heat and pump from the well and the clothes come out with less water to dry) You can customize most cycles to your liking. As an example I switch to a lower spin cycle on some loads. My favorite feature believe it or not is the delayed start! I can load in the morning, delay the start up to 6 hours and it's ready to throw in the dryer when I get home. No need for wet clothes to sit now.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine. Takes a while, but worth it. We've been using this machine for over a month now, and have been consistently impressed. The washer gives a ton of options for handling your clothes -- as many as you could realistically need, in my opinion, and the performance is solid. One example: we had some towels which, for a long time, just would never come out smelling "good enough" -- there was always some lingering smell in them. Well, this machine completely took care of that -- they smell brand new now. The washer does, however, take a while to run some loads, but all in all it is TOTALLY worth it -- stains come out, clothes are treated well, and I'm getting exactly what I want from my machine.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Great Product LOVE IT and the LOVE THE PRICE!! If i had read all the reviews prior to purchase it would have scared me. I have no problems with this product it really works and sanitizes my families clothes Note: it has a little longer wash times that takes some getting use to. WOW the clothes are clean and if the energy rating is true it will reflect in my electric bill with BGE. LOVE this Product very quite hardly know it is even on except the bells at cycles end. I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs to upgrade for any reason to include energy savings, machine replacement, new install or for any other reason i didnt list, just read the stores reviews it may help you decided or not Darn glad i didnt and this is the best washer i have ever bought in 25 years!!
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I should have purchased a machine like this years ago. This review comes from a single guy who never cared about washers or dryers as long as they got clothes clean. I had a 20 year old top Maytag top loader that I purchased right out of college. Up until last week, I had to monitor my wash cycle just to add fabric softner to my clothes. My old Maytag finally died so off I went into Home Depot to find me another 399.00 washing machine and be done. I had a washer picked out and while the guy at Home Depot was checking to see what Delivery date I could get, I overhear a couple talking about the Front Load machines, I start looking around and I see rebates, steam, and all this jazz. When the sales guy returned, I begin to ask questions about the front loader machines. The guy was a wealth of information however I was not going to take the Sales Pitch so I started doing research on my own and I realized how much I was in the stone age about washers and dryers. After I did my research, I begin to search for a model in my price range and I also read most of the reviews here. The night I brought this machine, I was down to two models. This machine and the LG Machine. They are pretty similiar with the exception being the LG has 5 rinse tempertures(3 more than the Maytag), the LG includes hoses with their purchase, however it was $105.00 more than the Maytag. I went with the Maytag and boy was I surprised at how clean my clothes came out. The biggest difference is my white clothes and the clothes I use when I do yardwork. I have a newer home so my laundry room is downstairs. With my old machine I could hear it upstairs when the spin cycle started. For those that complained about machine noise, something must be wrong with your machine. The most noise my machine makes is when it starts reviving up for the spin, other than that, I can barely hear it. The best second feature away from the Steam is the delay function. I love being able to have clothes just finishing their wash when I come home from work, so that they can go straigh to the dryer, which reminds me, people are right when they say their clothers take less drying time. I stayed in the wash room last night to watch my clothes wash and it was like watching paint dry but when it was done, I could smell the fabric softner through the door. Remember to wipe your machine down and leave the door open. This machine brought me out of the Dark ages and the Home Depot delivery guys were awesome. I dont need a dryer but I am going to get one just to have a matching set. Get this machine, it's awesome, it washed my paddling clothes and my King size comforter! Awesome machine!
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not reliable Washer lasted less than 1 month before needing service. Due to engineering flaw, water sensor tubing can rub on motor, damage tube, and cause water to not cut off. When water doesn't cut off, this can cause flooding until you manually cut off the water! Fishing anyone? Never leave washer unattended! But lots of features and cleans clothes well!
Date published: 2014-02-20
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