The Maytag MVWB765FW features an agitator but isn’t a traditional washer. Usually washing machines with a central agitator are a bit outdated. This has a central agitator but still offers innovative features. It would have ranked higher in our lineup if not for the price, which is relatively high. If you want a machine that offers something new and different from your old unit, this could be perfect, though. If you need a more budget-friendly option, consider the GE GTW330ASKWW.
It's not completely updated. The MVWB765FW does use dials, but it’s modernized and coupled with a sleek digital display. It isn’t Energy Star certified and is designed to use more kilowatt hours per year than any other washer in our comparison. It also ties for the highest estimated overall energy costs per year. This also hurt it in our ranking, since there are machines with more capacity in our comparison that are more efficient.
Other ways it is modern and updated include the auto sensing option, which will adjust the water levels for each load in order to optimize its cleaning power. The deep fill option will boost water levels in order to get out stubborn stains. You also get a quick wash cycle that offers a combination of elevated water temperatures and extra agitation to shorten the overall wash time.
The Maytag MVWB765FW has a great warranty. You get the standard one year of coverage for parts and labor and 10 years for both the motor and the wash drum.
This unit is the smallest overall that we compared – surprising because it is far from the smallest on capacity – so it should fit in most laundry rooms.
This machine is pretty far behind the others in terms of energy efficiency, but it does have some other good features, including a large capacity. There are also some unexpected cycle types that will help you handle different cleaning situations, and it comes with a good warranty. The high price might still make it less attractive as an option, though.