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Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW
 
Approximate retail price:
$448.20
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Summary: This Maytag High-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW

The Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the Centennial MVWC425BW 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.

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Features & Specs - Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser No
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User Reviews - Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
nothing is as good as it used to be
9/8/2014
Pros
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
We are a family of three, so we don't use the machines heavily. We had an issue with the dryer within a week (towels snag on the moisture sensor). The dryer was exchanged for a new one by the dealer (Lowes) although the second one did the same thing. It took a few months for the washer to show its colors. Occasionally it would stall during a cycle and have to be restarted. As it aged it got worse. the spin cycle sounds like an airplane overhead. the cycle issues got worse to the point it won't start or complete a cycle if it does. I am no longer a Maytag fan.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
I will NEVER buy another Maytag!!!!!
7/31/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down
Long Cycle
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
It broke down 3 times within 8 months. Repairman installed complete new control panel and it still locks up whenever it desires. It fills with water with sensing light on and does nothingg!! Lid does not lock and agitator does not agitate. Plugging and un-plugging does not help. Yesterday, I had left it plugged in and in about an hour it started agitating on its own.Bought an extended warranty several months ago. Guess what. They don't cover pre existing problems when the one year warranty expires!!! A different repairman is due here next Tuesday. I WANT A NEW WASHER(NOT MAYTAG) OR MY MONEY BACK!!!!! I have filed a complaint with the BBB, but nothing has happened with them either, plus I had to pay $25 to get them to file the claim!!! I don't see anything great about it. PERIOD!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Junk
7/23/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
I have owned this washer one year and it has been broken from the first month I have owned it. I had it serviced 4 times and on 7/29/14, it will be the fifth. I have spoken with the supervisor of Maytag as well as HH GREGG which they suggested I purchase extended warranty that will also be more money out of my pocket. I will never purchase a Maytag product again. It's one thing for products to break down but another when the customer service is just as useless as the product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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