As high-efficiency top-loading washing machines go, the Maytag MVWB955FC has all of the wash cycles and options most people will need. This is an enormous 6.2-cubic-foot drum to fit big loads of dirty laundry, which reduces the number of times you need to load and unload. Although this Maytag model uses more gallons of water per wash cycle than many of its Energy Star counterparts, it’s still quite an efficient machine. The matching dryer, the Maytag MEDB955FC, has a generous 9.2-cubic-foot capacity, which is more than enough space to dry the huge loads.
According to this unit’s EnergyGuide, it consumes an estimated 240 kilowatt hours annually and will only cost you about $29 to operate each year. The 10 wash cycles you get with this washer give you several ways to get your clothes clean, including cycles like normal, heavy duty, delicates, wrinkle control, whites and more. This top-load washer lets you choose from four soil levels and five different wash and rinse temperatures, allowing you to customize each load.
Though this Maytag machine offers several options to help customize your loads, you won’t be able to save those options to make your own custom cycle. However, there are helpful options such as delayed start, which allows you to time your washing cycles so your clothes are ready when you are. This Maytag top loader also has special features like PowerWash and PowerSpray that recycles water and detergent from the bottom of the drum to the top to give extra cleaning power for tough stains.
The clean boost with heater option and the water-saving spray rinse option are useful features. You can select the clean boost with heater option if you have stubborn stains that won’t come out with a standard wash cycle. This option uses a heater to keep the wash temperature you select the same throughout the wash time. The water-saving option can be selected when you want to use less water, and the wash cycle will use a spray rinse instead of a deep-water rinse.
Maytag doesn’t provide the best warranty in the washing machine industry, but it’s close. The unit’s parts and labor are covered for one year, while the motor and washtub each have an impressive 10-year warranty.
You can contact Maytag for help and support by phone, live chat or email through its website. Maytag also publishes the user manual on its website for easy reference. You can also access FAQs, which may be helpful prior to contacting Maytag for help and support.
While the Maytag MVWB955FC doesn’t have quite as many cycles as some of the best top-load washing machines, it has a number of impressive features like a PowerWash that recycles detergent and water for tough stains and an excellent warranty. It has one of the biggest drums in our lineup at 6.2 cubic feet, making it a great choice for big families. It is also a high-efficiency washing machine, which keeps the operating costs down. If you were looking for something more compact, consider the Amana NTW4516FW.