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Performance Series Front Load Washer


Sometimes laundry day comes multiple times a week. That's why this high-efficiency front load washer faces your items head on! It's better built with 3.5 cu. ft. capacity, best cleaning in its class enabled by the PowerWash® Cycle and a 10-year limited parts warranty1 for long-lasting performance. It also includes Maytag® Commercial Technology, Fresh Spin™ option, Advanced Vibration Control™ technology and the NSF Certified Allergen cycle for optimal performance. All while using 76% less water and 77% less energy. With features like these, it's easy to get laundry done no matter what day it is.

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Accessories You'll Need

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
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 # 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

Accessories You'll Want

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 # 8572546
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 # 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 # W10763471
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 its Class Enabled by PowerWash® Cycle

Enabled by the Power Wash cycle, this washer provides the best cleaning in its class.

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.

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.

Additional Features

6 hour Fresh Spin™ Option

The 6-hour Fresh Spin™ option reliably tumbles your clothes every 13 minutes for up to six hours after the cycle's end to reduce the growth of odor-causing bacteria. So even if you can't put the laundry in the dryer right away, you'll still come out smelling like roses, or in this case, fresh laundry.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified - CEE Tier III Rated

Advanced Vibration Control

Gap dampers and springs to minimize movement of the wash drum during spin cycle. Plus, enhanced software adjusts load distribution reducing vibration and noise.

3.5 cu. ft. Capacity

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.

Cold Wash Cycle

Reinforced, 6-Rib, commercial-grade washer belt

This washer belt features 6 grooves for enhanced grip and is reinforced with metal to provide long-lasting strength and reliability.

1200 RPM Spin Speed

IntelliFill™ Water Level Sensor

Select washers use built-in sensors to detect the load size and automatically adjust water usage, which helps save resources.

Whites Cycle

Cleans loads of soiled white fabrics with the addition of bleach. An additional rinse helps to remove any remaining chlorine residue. Uses hot temperatures, fast tumbling, longer wash times and an extra-high spin speed for optimal cleaning.

Extra Rinse Option

Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh®

Use this cycle once a month with Affresh® washer cleaner, to eliminate odor-causing soap residue and mildew that can build up as a result of regular everyday washing. This cycle uses a higher water level and hot water to remove buildup.

Commercial-Grade Stainless Steel Wash Basket

Sensor-Controlled Suds Detection

Delicate Cycle

Low-speed tumbling and a medium-speed spin help to gently clean and reduce wrinkles on special fabrics such as those labeled Permanent Press or No-iron.

Heavy-Duty cycle

Fast speed tumbling, increased wash time and an extra-high spin speed combine to deliver excellent cleaning for heavily soiled items.

Front Serviceable

3-Tray Dispenser Drawer (Detergent, Bleach and Fabric Softener)

Control Lockout

Delay Start Option

12 Wash Cycles

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.

Configuration and Overview

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

Style and Extras

LED Color
Feedback-Status Indicators
Delay Wash, Door Locked, Estimated Time Remaining, Extra Rinse, Fresh Spin™, Pause, Pre Wash, Rinse, Spin
Advanced Vibration Control
Automatic Dispense System
Bleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
Eco Monitor
Out of Balance Sensing
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, Clean Washer with affresh, Cold Wash, Comforters, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Powerwash®, Rapid Wash, Rinse/Drain & Spin, Soak, Whites
Number of Spin Speeds
Number of Soil Levels
Soil Selections
Heavy, Light, Normal
Temperature Combinations
Cold, Hot, Warm
Washer Option Selections
Add a Garment, Control Lock, Delay Wash, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fresh Spin™, Pause, Pre Wash


30 1/2

Product Dimensions

  • 30 1/2
  • 36
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Performance Series Front Load Washer is rated 4.3521 out of 5 by 284.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek design, nice features at a reasonable price. I chose this product for the price and look in one. I needed a product that I felt would last. I have always heard great things about Maytag. It was easy to use, even for someone like me who doesn't read all the directions! It has a wide variety of features. I like the option of the rapid wash. I also like how it tells the time in minutes of each wash and time remaining as it goes through the cycles. I like the front load and the see through doors. It has a variety of selections for wash needs; it allows you to choose a variety of temperatures and indicate how dirty or double rinse. So many useful options for a variety of washing needs.
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The washer has been more then they advertise. Looking for a washer that will clean large items and still do the delicate items. Loads are washed with minimum water and spun so dry the dryer runs less. My king size comforter fits in and is cleaned with no problem. It's a large washer but makes little noise and is easy to operate. I would say that if you have a large volume of clothes to wash or just want to be efficient this washer is for you. It's a Maytag and is 20% made in USA. In today's market this good to know. PS. I like it so much I bought anther set for my beach home!
Date published: 2011-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Washer & Dryer, front loaders Problems with detergent tray, if not pushed in part way the detergent leaks out down the front of the machine and onto floor...yes machine is tilted toward rear. This is a stupid problem to deal with and could have been corrected in a better design. Also, the timer does not show real time, example at end of load the timer might show 1 minute but will run on for 10 more minutes. Confidence in timer is lacking and therefore it is useless. Towels do not rinse completely and need additional rinse cycle, even with reduced detergent levels. I've been a Maytag customer for decades, but this last purchase may have ended that.
Date published: 2012-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great (stackable) front-load washer We purchased this washer and the accompanying electric dryer after our old, awful top-loader went out. We have had them now for 3 months. We have a small space and this was by far the best stackable option we could find that was 72" or under in total height. The front loading washer uses far less water and spins so fast that clothes come out more dry than our prior washer (meaning shorter drying times). The number of options is great. The quality and performance so far seems great. The capacity seems smaller than our old washer but not by much making the difference negligible. The washer does cavitate at the highest spin speed, making some noise, but still quieter than the old washer and not being an issue even with a dryer stacked on top of it. Overall, we really enjoy this washer and dryer combo. It has made the room they are in look much better and, believe it or not, doing laundry is actually a bit more fun now that we have this.
Date published: 2011-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Washer This washer has exceeded all of my expectations. It cleans incredibly well and is able to accommodate large amounts in each load. This washer has the perfect number of settings to ensure that each load can be washed properly but not so many options that you are overloaded with options. The cycles are quick and I was amazed at how well the spin cycle does in removing the bulk of the water from the clothes. I purchased the matching dryer and have been extremely impressed with it as well. I currently have 4 Maytag appliances and have been nothing bit satisfied with them. If they continue to perform well, Maytag will have a customer for life.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplicity This replaced the original, faulty, Magtag Neptune washer. What an improvement!! Firstly, and hopefully, no more mildew in the door boot due to better drainage. Secondly, an instruction page that breaks laundry types down to basics. You put in the separated laundry, pick the setting for that load, adjust settings further, if so desired, and start. My wife even lets me do laundry now, which is more efficient, according to her. Only wish that page came laminated and separate!! The design lacks a rear lip to prevent objects falling behind, as it doesn't abutt to the rear wall; and, unless the dryer matches, there is no option to prevent this problem.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not very happy We bought a front load Maytag washer and dryer as a set 14 years ago. It was the Neptune series. Best set we have ever purchased. Last year we bought a new house and decided to purchase new appliances for it. Budget was a concern, but Maytag offered a set that was pretty reasonable. MGDE200XW GAS Dryer & MHWE200XW Washer. The washer is not even a year old and it sounds like someone is beating on the side of it with a hammer in the spin cycle.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very noisy, big disappointment after having a maytag neptune for 12 years, I expected to have the newest model be at least as good as quality. What a surprise. The pump is very loud when draining. It does not get my clothes near as spun out as my old one. It sounds like a bucket of bolts when it is running, compared to the Neptune. Socks are constantly getting caught in the seal under the door during the cycle, thereby not getting washed or spun. It is much harder to set the cycle choices that you want, and you have to read very fine print and almost stand on your head to do it. It has been a total disappointment. Had I known, when my old one needed repairs (to the tune of $312, I would have elected to spend the money there and hope for the best. I dread doing the wash each time.
Date published: 2013-03-18