Donate |

Washing machines

Maytag Bravos X MVWX500X[W]
 
Price range:
$639.00 - $649.00
Price it button
Summary: This Maytag high-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• 2011 Energy Star qualification
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
Dividing line
Community icon41 people have reviewed this model.
About - Maytag Bravos X MVWX500X[W]

The Maytag Bravos X MVWX500X[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the Bravos X MVWX500X[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency:
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.

Water efficiency:
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand

This Whirlpool-owned brand is positioned as a durable brand but is priced a bit lower than Whirlpool-branded products. The Maytag brand has two lines, the Epic and Epic Z, which cost $1,000 and $800, respectively.

Read our Brand Reliability
Features & Specs - Maytag Bravos X MVWX500X[W]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser No
More features and specs
User Reviews - Maytag Bravos X MVWX500X[W]
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
 
1.0
Dont Buy IT!
4/6/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Energy Efficient
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought the set, right before one year warranty was up, the washer gave out, It took two weeks before the repair service finally replaced the part that was bad. He had to have approval every time he tried another part, So many missed hours at work and now less than a year later, it's doing the same thing, won't lock, spin or wash on cycle, very loud. Have a feeling this time it won't be worth repairing, last time if it hadn't been under warranty repair cost would have been over $350. Almost half of what I paid for it. Best advice, avoid this model.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not happy
3/25/2014
Pros
Nine
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Doesn't clean well
Noisy
Soap Residue
Some Clothes Stay Dry
Best Uses
Comment:
Very disappointed with this washer. I thought it would be more efficient than my old one and it is a Maytag after all so trusted it would be a good machine. It's. Not. I can't wait for it to die so I can get a new washer. Won't be a Maytag
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Do NOT buy the Maytag Bravos X
10/14/2013
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Noisy
Best Uses
A Flower Planter
Comment:
Bought the Maytag Bravos X Washer/Dryer set. The first time turning on the dryer it made a thumping noise, like it had a tennis shoe in it (Dryer out of round - per the Maytag representaive repair man!) I had to get a replacement from the big box store I purchased from. Now the Washer is broken (motor is making a grinding noise). I took audio of it on my phone and played it to Maytag representive who took my call & who scheduled me the upcoming repair....great...here we go again wasting more of my time and time off work! The washer does NOT get my clothes clean (I had a dirty washcloth WITH DIRT come out with dirt still on it; soap residue remians VISIBLY on darks (and probably whites, but I can't see soap residue on whites) - if they tell you your using too much soap I'm here to say I followed THEIR directions AND am using the soap they recommend! So to break it down for you: 1)Repair of BOTH the washer and dryer within 4 months of purchase 2)clothes not clean when removed from washer 3) soap residue remaining on clothes. 4)hardly agitates your clothes. People aren't kidding when they say the water levels are WAY too low! If you end up buying the washer and hate it because it uses too little water...just put it on BULKY cycle, that will increase the water level, HOWEVER, THAT won't agitate your clothes any better to help them GET CLEAN! but at least it'll give you more water for your load. I strongly encourage you to research the REVIEWS on the Bravos X's BEFORE you buy!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more