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Maytag MVW6230HC washer review

The Maytag MVW6230HC is a powerful top load washer with features designed to boost your washing cycles.

Maytag MVW6230HC washer review
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Our Verdict

The Maytag MVW6230HC is an impressive washer capable of handling even the toughest stains. Simply push the ‘Extra Power’ button when you need more muscle and benefit from results when your washing is complete.

For

  • Heavy Duty cycle for serious stains
  • Smart features
  • Deep Fill option

Against

  • Some user complaints of confusing operating

The Maytag MVW6230HC is geared toward a powerful cleaning experience so that you’ll never be disappointed when you retrieve your clothes from the washer. This, combined with its sizable 4.7 cubic feet capacity, means that you can trust this machine to get the job done, especially if you’re part of a busy household with high washing demands.

What’s more, the Maytag MVW6230HC is also smart-enabled, meaning you can manage your washing from your smartphone. This is an increasingly sought-after feature within the best top load washers and creates a world of convenience for users, who can remotely start or stop a cycle if they like. 

Maytag MVW6230HC: Size and installation 

  • Height: 41.44 inches 
  • Width: 27.25 inches 
  • Depth: 27.88 inches 

The Maytag MVW6230HC is a good-sized washer, with a capacity that could fit in a king-sized comforter, and a good deal of washing otherwise. The capacity for load top washes ranges from about 3.8 cubic feet to up to 5.3 cubic feet, so this model is in a good position within that spectrum. 

It’s possible for you to install this machine yourself, with the manual stating the various tools needed before you begin the job. You’ll also need to think carefully about location and the closeness of a grounded electrical outlet and hot and cold water faucets. If you’d prefer to let a professional take care of the installation, then all major retailers offer their own service, so all you’ll need to do is check the delivery path of your new machine is suitable. 

Maytag MVW6230HC washer review

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Maytag MVW6230HC: Features

In terms of features, the Maytag MVW6230HC has 11 different wash cycles to choose from, with its defining one being the ‘Heavy Duty’ option. This program aims to make this machine the most powerful cleaning machine in its class and wash clothes more intensively. This combines with the ‘Extra Power’ button, which can be used to boost stain-fighting on any cycle using a dual-temperature wash, which should target all stains with its hot and cold water. 

As if that wasn’t enough, then the Deep Fill option goes the extra mile to give you more water to soak your clothes in. Having extra water within the basket is designed to work with the movement of the cycle in order to break down and rinse away tough stains. These features together mean that the Maytag MVW6230HC is certainly a serious contender if you’re looking for a rigorous, high-quality wash. And there’s the added bonus of the ‘Quick Cycle’ which can take care of small, lightly soiled loads in under 30 minutes if you’re in a rush.

Beyond the washing itself, this model also has plenty going on to ensure that using it is a breeze. A sought-after feature within any washing machine is cycle memory, and this machine excels by remembering the way you last ran your clothes and applying them to your next cycle too if you choose. This can shave off the time you have to spend operating your machine and means no faffing if you know you’ve got your settings exactly right. 

This machine is also smart-enabled. That means once you’ve downloaded the app and connected your machine to Wi-FI that you can have control of your machine from anywhere. That includes starting and stopping a cycle and getting notifications when your washing is done so that you can avoid the age-old problem of forgetting about your laundry in the machine. 

Maytag MVW6230HC: Design and performance  

The design of the Maytag MVW6230HC allows you to get a clear view of your laundry from above thanks to its slow-close glass lid, which is also very quiet. This makes the whole look of the machine sleeker too, combined with the subtle control panel. Available in Metallic Slate and White, this machine would make a stylish addition to your laundry room.

What’s more, this machine has also been engineered for quietness, with powerful shock absorbers and springs to keep any disruptive noises to a minimum. The machine itself works thanks to a power agitator which can tackle any load size with a robust wash action. And you can feel assured, thanks to Maytag’s excellent ten-year limited parts warranty on the motor and basket, that you have a quality machine that you can get help with if you run into any issues.

Maytag MVW6230HC washer review

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Maytag MVW6230HC: User reviews 

The Maytag MVW6230HC has a 4.6-star rating out of five on Home Depot, gathered from 1,582 user reviews. 91% of those who own the machine said they would recommend it. Many users commented on how the machine uses a very efficient amount of water and were impressed by the extensive washing options, including the Extra Power button.

One impressed reviewer said: “I was surprised that when I put 2 king size blankets in it was only half full”, adding that it “gets clothes very clean every time”. Another user commented “Do you know how convenient it is to receive an alert when your laundry is complete? I'm on the phone a lot for work and sometimes do not notice when my laundry is done so it sits for hours. This forces me to take action!”, showing the usefulness of this machine’s smart features.

One reviewer who was less taken by this machine mentioned that they were “Still puzzling out how to best use it since a few of my high loads are leaving powder detergent streaks on the clothes”. That indicates that this machine may have a slight learning curve when it comes to accurate programming for each wash. 

Should you buy the Maytag MVW6230HC? 

This machine is an extremely effective top load washer, with an emphasis on power so that even heavily stained washes come out feeling fresh. It also has a fair capacity, which would be suited to busy family homes and people who need to run multiple wash loads a day. And the smart features are helpful for anyone who likes to receive a little nudge when their washing is done. It’s also a sleek and well-designed model which would look great in any home and should be quiet enough to keep from disturbing you day to day. 

If you really want to max out on capacity, then alternatively take a look at the Maytag MVW7232HW, which has a mega 5.3 cubic feet. Or if you need something a little less smart and a little more affordable, why not check out our review of the Amana NTW4516FW