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Maxima XL® Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash® cycle


Whether it's in hot or cold water, you can choose how your clothes get the best cleaning in the industry4. The PowerWash® cycle combines extra cleaning action and heated water to fight stains. The Cold Wash cycle delivers the same performance but with added energy savings. The Optimal Dose dispenser stores enough detergent for up to 12 loads2, and the Overnight Wash & Dry cycle has clothes ready to wear the next day3. Maytag® Commercial Technology offers components built to last, with the added security of a 10-year limited parts warranty1. That way your clothes continue to get the best cleaning in the industry long into the future.

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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 8212487RP
Hose kit includes everything you need for easy water supply installation and fits most washers. Hoses provide hot and cold water to the washer with (2) 5 ft. nylon braided water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings. They're Better than Stainless!
MSRP: $26.99
Part # 8212545RP
Hose kit includes everything you need for easy water supply installation and fits most washers. Hoses provide hot and cold water to the washer with (2) 4.5 ft. water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings.
MSRP: $19.99
Part # 8212638RC
Hose kit includes everything you need for easy water supply installation and fits most washers. Hoses provide hot and cold water to the washer with (2) 6 ft. water supply lines. These hoses are the most flexible choice for all washer applications and include a nylon braided protective bonded layer, a Hypro-Blue Steel anti-corrosive couplings, pre-installed high-quality EPDM washers, a large diameter for maximum water flow, and a space saving 90 degree elbow.
MSRP: $37.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # W10340677A
For use in the Minibulk washing machines when the minibulk cartridge is removed. This cup is used for dispensing single doses of liquid detergent. This will allow liquid detergent to remain in the dispensing drawer until the cycle starts and water is dispensed. Used on following models: MHW9000Y & WFW97HEX.
MSRP: $50.99
Part # XHS1000XX
Adjustable clothes rack allows you to conveniently hang garments straight from the washer or dryer. It is collapsible and removable for quick, easy storage. It assembles easily in less than 5 minutes with a Phillips screwdriver. The rotating arms pivot independently to accommodate various configurations. It also easily attaches with scratch-resistant magnets to most full-size washers or dryers.
MSRP: $69.99
Part # W10355010
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # W10298318RP
Maximize laundry space by stacking the dryer on top of the Washer with the Stack Kit. Installation instructions are included, and all that is needed are basic tools to complete the installation.
MSRP: $20.99
Part # W10135699
Affresh® Washer Cleaner removes and prevents odor-causing residue that can occur in all brands of HE washers. Designed to penetrate deep into the machine, Affresh® Washer Cleaner breaks up residue better than bleach. Used once a month, Affresh® Washer Cleaner keeps your machine fresher and cleaner.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # W10763470
These shipping bolts are used in the process of installing laundry pedestals to your front load washer and dryer. Also to be used when moving product.
MSRP: $19.99

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Top Features

Best Cleaning in the Industry Enabled by the PowerWash® and Cold Wash Cycles6

Get the best cleaning in the industry, in hot or cold water. The PowerWash® cycle delivers the best hot water cleaning while the Cold Wash cycle is the best in cold. Whether it's hot or cold you can give your clothes the best cleaning with a Maxima XL™ washer.

Maytag® Commercial Technology

Maxima XL™ & Maxima X™ washers bring long-lasting, commercial-grade components that you can depend on into your home. The pump impeller, corrosion-resistant springs and dampers are all built to easily handle load after load, week after week.

Optimal Dose Dispenser with PowerSpray

The Optimal Dose dispenser stores enough detergent for up to 12 loads2, releasing the amount each load needs for optimal cleaning. It works in unison with PowerSpray so the perfect mix of detergent and water is sprayed on clothes for better cleaning performance while using less detergent.

Additional Features

10-Year Limited Warranty On Washer Motor And Basket

Backed by a 10-year limited parts warranty1 on the washer motor and stainless steel wash basket, this washer delivers years of dependable cleaning.

PowerWash® Cycle

The PowerWash® cycle gives stains a real kick in the pants. It helps fight stains with extra wash action, heated water, extended wash time and a thorough rinse. No matter what life throws at you, the PowerWash® cycle has you covered.

Extra-large capacity to clean your largest loads

For those who want to spend less time doing laundry, the Maxima XL™ laundry pair offers extra-large capacity. The largest loads and bulky items aren't a problem for the 4.3 cu. ft. capacity. Fitting more in each load means the same amount of laundry gets done with fewer trips to the laundry room.

Overnight Wash & Dry Cycle

Based on a 2-lb load of lightweight fabrics.

American Pride

We take pride in building strong, reliable appliances for your home. From Marion, Ohio to you, these dryers are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

12 Hour Fresh Hold® option with Dynamic Venting Technology®

Keep clothes fresh and start drying right in the washer. Circulating air helps to keep odor or wrinkles from setting in for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends. Plus, this option may be selected manually at any time to dry out the interior of the washer.

Advanced Vibration Control™ Plus

Wash loads of nearly any size without worrying about vibration. A combination of two ball-bearing balancing rings, a six-point suspension system and advanced software easily handle the vibration of almost any load size.

Allergen Removal Washer Cycle

A washer cycle that has been proven to eliminate 95 percent of common allergens, such as dust mites and pet dander, from fabrics.

NSF Certified Sanitization option with steam

Wash temperature is increased and steam is added to remove 99.9% of household bacteria5.

Steam for Stains option

Available with select wash cycles including Allergen and PowerWash®, this option uses a combination of water temperature and steam to provide the optimal environment for detergent enzymes to work on removing organic stains.

CEE Tier III Energy Rating

Variable speed magnetic direct drive motor

Flexible motor spin speeds accommodate a variety of cycles and load types including delicates, heavy fabrics and bedding.

Configuration and Overview

ADA Compliant
ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
Energy Star® Qualified
CEE Tier
Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
Capacity (DOE)
4.30 Cu. Ft.


LED Color
Feedback-Status Indicators
Add Garment, Cool, Delay Wash, Door Locked, Estimated Time Remaining, Low Detergent, Refill Detergent, Sensing, Steaming
Advanced Vibration Control
Automatic Dispense System
Bleach, Bulk-Load Detergent, Fabric Softener
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
Eco Monitor
Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights
Sound Package
Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Hoses Included
Pedestal Options

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
Pre Soak
Water Factor
Washer Cycle Selections
Allergen, Bedding, Clean Washer with affresh, Cold Wash, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Normal, Powerwash®, Sanitize, Wash & Dry, Wrinkle Control
Number of Spin Speeds
Number of Soil Levels
Soil Selections
Extra Heavy, Light, Medium
Temperature Combinations
Cold, Cool, Extra Hot, Hot, Warm
Washer Option Selections
Control Lock, Deep Clean with Heated Water, Delay Wash, Drum Light, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fresh Hold®, Steam for Stains


32 15/16
38 3/4
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
52 15/16

Product Dimensions

  • 32 15/16
  • 38 3/4
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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This product has been transitioned to MHW8100DC, but there may be limited availability at your local retailer or on our Outlet Store.

Maxima XL® Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash® cycle is rated 4.5798 out of 5 by 188.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Machine was a pleasant surprise! I love my new Washer! Not only is it quiet, gorgeous and has more features than any one home needs, it performs beautifully. My very favorite feature is the pre-loading soap container. Not only do I not have to worry about loading soap, but for the first time I am using the appropriate amount of soap and my clothes are just as clean but so much fresher! Towels no longer have that dingy smell. Also, I washed my comforter at home for the first time ever! It fit! The capacity is impressive. Thank you for making such a superior product! My husband built a platform above my machines in the same shade of grey and honestly they look super classy!
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smitten with my washer! I've had my washer for a few months and im so in love with it! I went from doing 2 loads per day with my old top loader to having to do a load every other day! The capacity on this thing is insane! I didn't think I needed all the options that it offered by low and behold I use them and love that I can customize each and every load. One of the best features is the automatic soap dispenser! Every load comes out clean and smelling fresh! With my family of five, this washer has surpassed my expectations and I could not live without this lifesaver!
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy to have this washer I've had this machine for a little over two months. The one I replaced was 14 years old, so washers had changed in that time! The features I like best are that it senses the correct amount of water and detergent for each load (and it is great to not have to drag out the detergent for every load with the automatic dispenser). I know this has already saved quite a bit of detergent and water. It is also quieter than my old machine by a magnitude. It is a great improvement to be able to choose the strength of the spin cycle. The only flaw I have so far found is that it occasionally neglects to dispense the liquid softener.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Excited about the warranty Maytag has to offer. I love this washer/dryer combo so far. I can fit a LOT of clothes in there. I thought the overnight wash and dry option would be for more clothing (it's really just for one or two items) but this is really helpful if you are in a pinch and need something washed and dried to wear the next day - especially us busy moms! Lots of options on this washer. Really like that you can add the soap once and it's good for 12 loads. Lots of automatic options that take care of the laundry for you. Took me a little time to get accustomed to all the options. It is very easy to accidentally brush against the machine though and change settings. I have mine stacked so my options sometimes get changed when moving my wet clothes up to the dryer. Love the look and feel of the dial and the buttons though. I like the "music" the buttons make too. Although sometimes they are a little loud and I need to turn it off if the kids are sleeping. This washer even tells you when to run the clean cycle, which I like.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly simple to operate and so quiet! My husband and I sat down and just watched this steam washer do its thing after we hooked it up in our utility room. It is simply amazing. After placing soap in the dispenser, we really don't have to worry for another couple of weeks - and we're a family of 4 - that's pretty amazing. We can't even tell when the washer is running - so quiet. We do love the notification sound it makes when done - 3 very nice musical notes. Our clothes come out clean, fresh, and never tangled in with other clothes - no rips, no tears - amazing!!! We HIGHLY recommend this washer and it's companion dryer!!!
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer so far We moved our laundry room to the 2nd floor next to the bedrooms. This is a very quit machine but is a performer. It accelerates to wring out almost every drop out of the clothes. We only have to put the clothes thru one dryer cycle to get dry including jeans and heavy towels. Have yet to use all the features but am very satisfied. The technology is so much more advanced now. I especially like the auto detergent loader. We only have to add detergent every 10 loads. This models was expensive but thru Costco was affordable. Our previous washer was a Sears top of the line front loader that had lasted 10 years. We expected it to last much longer.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am surprised at how many things it does and how clean my clothes are. This is my third front loader and it cleans my clothes far better than the previous brand. It has lots of options (like extra rinse, child proofing, extra dirty loads, delayed loads and the ability to do a load overnight and not worry about the clothes sitting all night). I would highly recommend it to anyone who has lots of dirty clothes and wants them to be really clean. It's an awesome washer.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the wait and expense I too did my research and decided to spend more on an American made product that I didn't have a chance to view before hand except online (they do have the 600 and 700 model in stores and they are pretty much the same thing). and honestly couldn't be more happy with them. They are beautiful, as far as washing machines go, and quiet as a dream. I do wish they had a small load option as well as a soak cycle and a rinse and spin cycle; but that being said it has everything else I can think of! I bought the set in white with the pedestals so that I wouldn't have to stoop over but really could have done without in hind sight, so if money is a concern that is a way to cut the cost. I have a teenaged, football playing, Boy Scout, and multiple cats and dogs so this set gets a work out on a daily basis. I had considered the Kenmore Elite brand because it too is highly rated by Consumer Reports but we have had nothing but bad luck with every single appliance we have purchased from them, both with the actual appliance and the customer service so I refuse to do business with them and am so glad that we went with Maytag.
Date published: 2013-10-07
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