Rated 4 out of 5 by Frank46 Some issues but overall a good machine
I've owned the washer for about 8 months and, overall, am satisfied but there are some features that need improvement.
I like the fact that the controls are at the front of the machine and there are many options. One option that I think should be added is water level. I agree with other reviewers that the water level at times isn't sufficient and the clothes on top are not in water. Once, when the cycle was done, a sheet had a large dry spot indicating that part of the sheet never touched water.
My greater concern is the ease with which the load can become unbalanced. Bath towels are a particular problem. Since I've owned the machine I've had to deal with an unbalanced load at least a half dozen times. That's annoying but not a major headache if you're around to check the load but if you're not, it would be very troublesome. I've not had the problem with wrinkles that others have complained about.
Despite these issues, I think the machine is very well built and, overall, has done a good job of getting my clothes clean. Also, it is easy to use and quiet. I would recommend that it be on a buyer's short list of machines to consider.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jc Great product and energy savings too!
What the difference this washer makes! Amazingly quiet and unbelievably water savings for people living in California. Definitely a must buy.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris Very happy with this feature loaded machine.
Feature loaded, great quality at a very good price point.
I am very happy with this purchase and I would highly recommend this machine.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nitram WOW
This is an excellent machine, quiet, efficient and does the job. My only complain would be that it can take a long time to wash under certain conditions but I have been using the speed wash cycle on all loads and it works just as well in half the time. Still getting use to all the features and gizmo's but overall I am very pleased. We shall see if it last as long as our Kenmore 14yrs but as of this writing I am very very pleased also it was a consumer report highest rated machine, thus the reason I purchased it.
October 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris Good value for features.
Enjoying new washer but wrinkles are a problem. Also the small amount of water in wash cycle is a concern? Does this really get clothes clean.
Tub is too deep.
October 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SKing I miss my old Maytag!
First and foremost - I miss my old Maytag with the agitator. I had it for almost 30 years before needing to replace it. I get the whole new and improved product - but I don't get how they consider this a "High Efficiency" machine when it takes 1 1/2 hours to complete a wash cycle, no savings on electricity here. It still requires the same amount of detergent as the old machines and it may use less water but that's not a good thing when you have to wash the clothes twice. It's great for towels or lightly soiled clothes but when you have the real dirty stuff, plan on putting it through 2 cycles. Pretty disappointed and considering giving this one away and getting an old school, cheaper machine with a good old fashioned agitator!
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CourtCourt_CA Was Worried About Unbalanced Issues...Needlessly!
I needed a new washer because my old agitator machine quit working. In doing lots of research, I was VERY nervous about the unbalanced issue. My laundry is in the garage and I do not have time to babysit or take 2 hours to complete a load that keeps trying to balance. However, I have owned this machine for several weeks now and done many different types of loads. I have not had any unbalanced problems at all. ZERO! I worried and stressed for no reason!
I did read the instructions and I follow directions. Before, I would throw everything in the old machine without a thought. Now, I do take an extra minute or two to sort appropriately, with heavy items on the bottom and lightweight items on top.
So incredibly happy with this machine. Do not let the small percentage of unbalanced issue horror stories deter you. This is a GREAT machine with nice features and performance. And the matching dryer is good, as well.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy Excellent Machine
Love ever feature of this machine from start to finish
September 27, 2014