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Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW
 
Approximate retail price:
$600
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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1.0
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.
(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Save your money on this one!
3/25/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down Frequently
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
Breaks down
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
5-7 loade a day
3/25/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Nice Window
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Broke Once
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Clean Microfiber Cloths
Towels
Comment:
It broke down after two months. The call for service was confusing. The fix was fast though. we run it all day every day M-F and it does a good job. Every now and then it gets confused and needs to be unplugged and plugged back in.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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