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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.


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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This product has been discontinued, but there may be limited availability on our Outlet Store or at your local retailer. Please visit our High-Efficiency Front Load Category page to view all of our current models.

Performance Series Front Load Washer is rated 4.301 out of 5 by 289.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable Let me first tell you this isn't a "fresh out of the box" review, we have owned this washer for 3 years. I understand regular maintenance, but this machine needs far to much attention. After about a year it would only preform the "quick wash" cycle it allows maybe two or three towels... of course then things wouldn't come competently clean. After all..we are a house of only three,this machine was not abused lol . Here we are year three and I am DONE, after my laundry was stuck in the washer for a day while looking on line for a solution and 300 dollars in parts(I am returning the parts) I am finally getting rid of it.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not EVER buy this washer!!! Bought this washer March 1, 2011. Never been happy with it. It has set cycles and does not let you just spin out clothes or change a cycle once started. Clothes do not spin out very well, very wet. For the past 2 years, it shows a F1E9 error about every third load, and always about 1 minute before the machine finishes washing. When this happens, it shuts down, locks the door, and won't let you open it. Have to turn it off, unplug, wait 15-30 min and start cycle all over again. I did discover if you tilt the machine up and let it slam back down onto the ground, sometimes (only sometimes), the machine will drain and begin the cycle again. 2 days ago, the rubber seal tore and gushes water all over the floor when washing clothes. $80.00 for a new one. Forget that, I'll put that $80.00 towards a new washer, and it will NOT be a Maytag!!! If an overall rating of "0" was offered, I would choose it. DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!!! It has been nothing but a huge disappointment and a pain in the rear!!!!!
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rips clothing This washer has been a constant source of frustration. The seal breaks, it eats clothes and is constantly requiring a repair of some sort. I will never buy a Maytag again.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor spin cycles Once again, this machine is incredibly frustrating because it has no stand alone spin cycle and unless you are washing on normal cycle it doesn't spin the water out of your drip dry clothing. Nice and compact with washer/dryer combo. Washes very well, but too often leaves my clothes too wet to put in the dryer. Maytag-create a stand alone spin cycle!!! This model needs it-- the extra rinse cycle has a lousy spin cycle as well, so it doesn't solve the problem.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy from Home Depot or use Platinum Factory Service I want to recommend that no one buy an appliance from this Home Depot. My landlord bought a brand new washer that has not worked since day one. Within 2 days of getting it delivered, this home depot was notified there was a problem. They passed us off to the repair facility that it's theirs or Maytags. Still the washer does not work and when we went back to them they said we should have said something within the first 7 days. We did and reminded them and they have an "oh well too bad" attitude. Their repair company...platinum Factory Service is just as bad. Today is the 16th and the washer is still not repaired and sitting in the corner of the kitchen. I can't rate it's usage because it's never worked.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid this machine if you can I have owned this machine for 3 years now. I am also on the 3rd front door seal. When the seal wears (and it wears out quickly) it will tear clothes like no other machine I have ever used. I expected more from a Maytag. I know this will be the last front load I ever own. I have owned Maytag machines in the past and have been very happy with them, but this one was a huge disappointment.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where is Maytag man now? Raised when maytag man commercials ran and maytag was top of line appliance. After my recent purchase of Maytag 2000 series washer I will never again buy Maytag. Washer was beyond acceptable levels of noise from beginning and now after only couple years bearings are failing, noise is incredible. This was somewhat rush purchase and after running machine and hearing noise I did more research. There are numerous sites where people are complaining of noise and early bearing failure. Capacity and features are nice but noise and quality make this a poor machine.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not very reliable Less than 3 years old, F6 E1 error...$670 to fix. This same unit had to have the pump replaced in the first year as it was leaking(this was under warrenty). It seems Maytag equipment is not meant to last for more than 5 years now. In my case, 2 years 9 months. This is terrible. I was a life long Maytag appliance customer(still have maytag dryer, fridge, dish washer and stove).
Date published: 2014-10-27
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