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A horrible POS
on November 12, 2011
Horrible. DO NOT buy it.
1. Doesn't get your clothes clean.
2. No way to adjust or turn off settings (Yes, I gave the manual a detailed read)
3. The automatic lid-lock is annoying and there's no way to turn it off. So if you accidentally left a pair of your dirty undies upstairs and already started a load in the washer you have to reset the washer, wait for it to unlock the lid, then throw-in forgotten items. Pain in the you-know-where. And just plain stupid.
4. No agitator to get clothes clean. Spends a TON of time just sitting there doing nothing while "washing" your laundry.
5. Inadequate spin. Sometimes if you don't use the right wash settings (again, maddeningly vague in the instruction manual), or an item you are washing is particularly absorbent, sometimes when the machine thinks its done "washing" your stuff, the laundry load will be absolutely drenched by the time its done as if it didn't spin at all! And don't bother using the "Drain/Spin" feature. The thing just bumps and clumps around for a while, acting like its doing something, then when you go to check it again, surprise! Still drenched. The best way I've found to fix this problem is just to run the wash all over again with a different setting. Which is ironic because this is supposed to be an energy and water efficient machine.
I don't know whose time and energy Maytag thinks they're saving. Certainly not mine. It takes twice as long to do my wash and clothes don't always come clean forcing me to re-run the machine. Also the "technology" that is supposed to make your life easier and save you money, doesn't. It's just a gimmick for a crappy product.
I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but I have really tried everything to make this thing work well for me. I'm here to say it doesn't work. Don't waste your money. I wish to heck I hadn't.
Honestly, the best washer I have ever seen in my life, was my mother's old Whirlpool from the late 1960's. Sure it didn't have all the gimmicky technology, the bells and whistles, and you may scoff, but its totally true. The thing filled all the way up with water, agitated like no other and got it all done in a reasonable about of time. You could also control the amount of water for each load, as opposed to some "sensor" (yea right, if I knew what I was looking for, I'd almost be tempted to bust the thing open to see if there really is a "sensor" telling the machine how much water to use. How can I tell if I can't even open the darn thing while its working?) doing it for you. *Sigh* I long for that old Whirlpool machine now. Seriously, if someone went back in time and brought be a brand new washing machine from the 50's or 60's, I'd throw this piece of crap in the back alleyway and leave it for some sucker to pick it up.
I hate this thing (Maytag MVWC400XW Top Load Washer).
Wish I could get rid of it and get my money back.
Don't buy it.