Awesome washer....Love it!!!
I've had this washer since early December 2011 when it first became available in the United States. It has all the features I need: narrow width, low height, controls in the front, not in the back (for a shorter reach), hot and cold water standard washer hook-ups, stainless steel tub, a bi-fold lid (because I have it right under my stacked clothes dryer and have limited vertical clearance) and most importantly an agitator.
Good High Efficiency Washer but Much Louder than Expected
This machine gets my clothes clean, uses less water, detergent, and electricity than my last machine and has a huge basket. The basket does not fill all the way but I have ran some pretty big loads and have not noticed any spotting or problems with my clothes. The power rinse option seems to compensate for not filling the basket all the way. My preferred setting is the manual fill Super Load, with cold water for colors and warm for whites and I always use the PowerRinse option.
Newer Dumber Technology
These new washing machines are a consumers worst nightmare due to the drastic changes manufacturers have made. The worst is that you cannot lift the lid for any reason, to do so causes the machine to stop. Forget the days of watching the agitator in action. Is it working, who knows? Maybe if they put a glass or even plexiglass window on the lid so you could look in to see if it's working would make it a more tolerable experience.
Very good budget selection
The GE GTWP1800DWW is primarily carried by Best Buy stores, and is one of their lowest priced in-store washers. It's easy to order, and retails at $479.99 (but often is on sale for much less). It comes with 3.7 cu. ft. and 12 wash cycles, but performs a little poorer in energy efficiency. Saving money in the long term is not something this GE is designed for, but it will take a pretty big chunk off the purchase price.
Noisy, tinny and leaves clothes surprisingly wet
We probably wouldn't have picked this model but it came included with our new Centex home. We have been using it for a month now. It replaced our 10yr old Whirpool HE Calypso model which was much quieter. We are amazed at how noisy this machine is. It seems to do an acceptable job cleaning, but it takes a long time to do a load of wash and the locking lid is a REAL pain in the you-know-what.
No frills top-loader
The Whirlpool WTW4800XQ is another model that skims along around the $450 price range. 3.4 cu. ft. of capacity, 8 cycles, and 4 temperature settings outline this no frills top-loader. Excellent user reviews accompany this model, and paint it as a well-built option for those looking to save a few dollars. A quiet spin technology does a little to dampen sound.
Unreliable electronic JUNK and horrible service
After having an ancient Maytag work-horse finally die after more than 30 years of loyal trouble-free service, I assumed that a new eco-friendly Maytag would be fantastic. How wrong I was! This is the worst washing machine I have ever experienced. It is a piece of junk! I can't imagine that Maytag is not ashamed to put its name on a machine that is so bad.
Noise reduction technology
Maytag MVWC400XW is an excellent model to serve the needs of those looking for a top-loading washer that still carries the feel of models gone by. For the most part, customers looking for a top-loader feel compelled towards them either because of space, or simply because they have grown up with and enjoyed the style their whole lives. For the latter, they will find the Maytag MVWC400XW an updated version of the classic, while still maintaining an old-fashioned feel.
Regular settings use much less water
I'm happy to see modern microprocessor technology applied to the very old problem of washing clothes. The Maytag MVWC400XW does a good job of washing, and at the same time, costs very little money to run.
I suspect that the poor product reviews are due to people not selecting the right cycle type or not pre-washing stains by hand. I'm satisfied with my purchase of the Maytag MVWC400XW.
Worst Washing Machine Ever...If you can even call it a "washing"
This washing machine was the biggest waste of money. It does not provide enough water to even completely cover the clothes. My nice black slacks come out of this washer covered in white soap spots...I use the HE detergent as directed. Those same black slacks came out with the hem ripped twice. The Cabrio wraps clothes around and twists them very tightly. I supposed if you bought a brand new pair of jeans and wanted the "destroyed" look then this washer is for you.
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