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Maytag MHW5630HW front load washer review

With an unbeatable warranty and affordable price, the Maytag MHW5630HW is the front runner of front load washers.

5 Star Rating
Maytag MHW5630HW Front Load Washer Review
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Our Verdict

The Maytag MHW5630HW has a stellar warranty and is one of only a handful of washers that cleans with steam for less than $1,000. The Steam for Stains wash option can be added to select cycles, and will be a great tool for removing tough stains.

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  • The best warranty we've seen
  • Reasonably priced
  • Extra power button and other great features
  • Steam settings

The Maytag MHW5630HW has a stellar warranty and is one of only a handful of washers that cleans with steam for less than $1,000, making it one of the best front load washers out there. The Steam for Stains wash option can be added to select cycles, and will be a great tool for removing tough stains.

The Maytag MHW5630HW runs a cleaning cycle every 30 washes. Simply add an affresh washer cleaner tablet and sit back. How thoughtful. There’s also a late add feature, perfect for adding in a last-minute item mid-wash.

Maytag MHW5630HW review: Features

Maytag has crammed the MHW5630HW full of extra features, including a 12-hour fresh spin option to keep just-washed clothes wrinkle-free and fresh when you’re not able to take them out immediately. There’s also a 15 minute quick wash cycle for lightly soiled loads. There’s also an extra power button for tackling stains with a dual-temperature use, utilising the internal heater to make the most of your detergent. 

In total, there’s ten wash and rinse cycles including wrinkle control, heavy duty and even an option for towels. The Maytag MHW5630HW also features a steam setting which is great for stains, penetrating deep into fibers. It’s rare to get a steam washer for under $1000, making the Maytag MHW5630HW a well-priced front-load washer. If ten cycles isn’t enough, the Maytag MHW5630HW memorizes the settings of your last wash and gives you the chance to run this again, perfect for custom settings when you’ve got a specific need. 

Maytag MHW5630HW review: Size & dimensions 

  • A generous 4.5 cu. ft. 
  • Stackable 

The Maytag MHW5630HW is 39-inches in height, 27-inches wide and 31-inches deep. This is a standard size front-load washer which will probably fit into the space you’ve got in mind without a hitch. Always measure your space and make sure, though. There’s also a matching dryer, the MED5630HW, which is stackable. 

Capacity is also standard with a generous 4.5 cubic foot on offer. This will handle family-sized loads with no trouble, with Maytag claiming that one load will fit and clean 29 towels at once. If you’re looking for a larger washer, check out the Samsung WF50K7500AW.

Maytag MHW5630HW review: Price

  • Around $800
  • Affordable compared to rivals

A washer with these features will typically cost you about $800. That makes the Maytag MHW5630HW an affordable model in comparison to most of the front-load washers on the market. Seeing as it also boasts steam functions and a great warranty, we think this is a good price to pay. If you’re looking for something cheaper, check out the Samsung WF42H5000AW.  

Maytag MHW5630HW review: Efficiency & warranty

  • Ten years on motor and basket, the best warranty we’ve seen
  • Only $9 energy costs
  • Energy Star qualified

Front-load washers are meant to last, and the Maytag MHW5630HW recognizes this with a great warranty. There’s a year’s coverage on labor and parts and ten years of coverage on the drive motor and stainless steel wash basket.That’s the best warranty we’ve seen on front-load washers.

It's not quite as impressive as the LG WM9000HV, but the Maytag MHW5630HW is Energy Star qualified and estimated to cost only $9 a year in energy costs. Energy Star front-load washers will save you electricity and money in the long-run, making this an investment which will pay off over time. 

Should you buy the Maytag MHW5630HW?

With an unbeatable warranty, great steam and extra power functions and a large capacity, we think the Maytag MHW5630HW is the best front-load washer on the market and a real all-rounder for an impressive price.