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3.2 | 6 Reviews

4.5 cu. ft. I.E.C. equivalent* capacity High-Efficiency Front Load Washer *Equivalent volume per I.E.C. International standard, 4th Ed., based on 3.86 cu. ft. DOE measurement.

Maytag MHWE550WJ

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • Estimated Time Remaining Display
  • Sensi-Care™ Wash System
  • 10 Automatic Wash Cycles
  • Extra Rinse Option

Quick Specs

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 38"
  • Depth: 32"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft.
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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This washer provides the best cleaning in the industry** enabled by the Power Wash cycle. The Fresh Hold™ option with Dynamic Venting Technology™ uses a built-in fan to help keep your clean laundry from smelling bad for up to 10 hours after the wash cycle ends. Plus, the washer provides Maytag® Commercial Technology (MCT)'commercial-grade components for your home'and also features a Steam Sanitization cycle with allergen removal and a 10-year limited parts warranty on the motor and stainless steel wash basket." *Equivalent volume per I.E.C. International standard, 4th Ed., based on 3.86 cu. ft. DOE measurement. **Among leading brands, comparable cycles, using default settings. 'Wash basket drive motor, basket side walls only. See warranty for details.

Features

  • Estimated Time Remaining Display
  • Sensi-Care™ Wash System
  • 10 Automatic Wash Cycles
  • Extra Rinse Option
  • End-of-Cycle Signal
  • Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh®
  • Fresh Hold™ option with Dynamic Venting Technology
  • MaxExtract™ Extended Spin Option
  • Smooth Balance™ Suspension System
  • Power Wash Cycle
  • IntelliTemp™ Automatic Temperature Control
  • 3-Tray Dispenser Drawer (Detergent, Bleach and Fabric Softener)
  • Allergen removal with steam
  • IntelliFill™ Automatic Water Level Sensor
  • Maytag® Commercial Technology
  • NSF® Certified Sanitary Cycles
  • 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity (IEC)
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified - CEE Tier III Rated
  • 1,300 RPM Spin Speed
  • 5-Year warranty on Dynamic Venting Technology™ fan
  • Commercial-Grade Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • 10-year limited warranty on washer motor and basket

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3.2 out of 5

50% of reviewers recommend this product.

2 Stars

Disaster

3/17/2016

I bought this about two years ago and had it shipped to my home in South America. It arrived in July 2014 and now the basket has failed. With a 10 year warranty, I was not overly concerned UNTIL I contacted Maytag. They would do nothing about it because the machine is in SA. Asked for a way to get help here and the response was "We are unable to help you". I asked for a website or phone number and the response was the same. Asked for a supervisor and was told they couldn't help either. Like I said, a disaster!
Originally posted on Maytag.com

No, I do not recommend this product

3 Stars

This product could use some improvements..

Enron 1/13/2014

I have realized I do not like the front loading design, it's not effective and especially socks get trapped in the machine. The sound during regular cycles is way too loud and aggressive. A change in the delicate cycle, to make it more delicate, would be best.
Originally posted on Maytag.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very quiet, reliable and easy to use.

Sherwina88 10/30/2013

We wanted a good Quality front load washer with a good size drum, and this washer fit the bill perfectly. Loading and unloading the washer is much easier than our old top load type. It uses less water and is much quieter. The controls are easy to understand and use, and there is a safety to avoid the chance of opening the dorr before the water has been drained. It is necessary to switch detergents to the HE type to avoid oversudsing. Excellent buy for us.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love my Maytag!

Lee2 10/29/2013

The front loading maytag washer has so many washing cycles.It cleans my husbands jeans and the delicate cycle is great for my sweaters. The maximum extraction option is great also.It doesn't take long to dry the clothes especially jeans. Being an energy star appliance was very important to me and my electric bill hasn't changed. Love my maytag !
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

noisy

tbcom 10/29/2013

repaired twice but still noisy. we had to wait one week to check and one more week waiting to fix it, better now but still noisy, has to be patience.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Front load washer

2291 10/29/2013

This washing machine is the worst one I have ever had! After 6 months it broke, the barring and cost $1400 to be replaced. I felt that I have taken very good care of the machine and was very surprized that it broke only after 6 months.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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