We had a Kenmore electric dryer that finally died after 30 years, so I went on a search for a new large load dryer. One of the reasons why I selected this Maytag model, was because at the time of purchase, there were no bad reviews, and every other large capacity dryer from every manufacturer had MANY scathing remarks.
We purchased the dryer through HomeDepot in mid April 2017, and the GE delivery service damaged the first unit in transit. We refused delivery, and had to wait another week, but that is not a reflection on HD or this unit.
This MEDB955FW has every feature we had hoped for, and after three months of use, not only do we not have any complaints, but we appreciate it so much more than our old dryer. We have never had a steam function, which is wonderful for fixing a wrinkled shirt; in 12 minutes or less, you are good to go.
Another feature I love, is there is a vent indicator light, that delineates if the exhaust vent is flowing freely. Birds started laying a nest in our open exhaust vent, the indicator light went on, I cleared the nest, and spared the dryer a costly repair that would surely have been needed when the coil burned up. The lint trap also has an indicator light, for those who forget to clear it.
This is a LARGE capacity dryer that can handle very large loads in a reasonable timeframe. And it is very quiet compared to our old electric unit.
This new unit was obviously very expensive compared to the other smaller choices, but we have no regrets.
Lastly, I should note that another reason we selected this dryer is because it had various directional options (back, left, right, bottom) for venting, and we needed the bottom vent option. Home Depot did not sell the conversion kit, so we were left to purchase it from another retailer. We bought the manufacturer's kit, and while it worked for the left and right options, the parts In the kit had to be modified for the down vent option to work properly. Again, this is not a reflection on the device itself, so that is why I have kept my rating so high.
Bottom line, if you can afford this unit, you will not regret it.