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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 stylish chrome accents, 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 the energy-saving Cold Wash cycle, Maytag® Commercial Technology, Fresh Spin™ option, Advanced Vibration Control™ technology and NSF Certified Sanitary options 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.

AVAILABLE COLOR OPTIONS

White
White  -  MHWE301YW
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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 stylish chrome accents, 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 the energy-saving Cold Wash cycle, Maytag® Commercial Technology, Fresh Spin™ option, Advanced Vibration Control™ technology and NSF Certified Sanitary options 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.

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.

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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

10-Year Limited Parts Warranty1 On Washer Motor And Basket

Built strong to last long—All new Maxima Series washers include a 10-year limited warranty on the washer motor and the stainless steel wash basket.

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.

NSF certified sanitization option

Wash temperature is increased to remove 99.9% of household bacteria2* in the washer. *Bacteria tested were K. pneumonia, P. aureginosa and S. aureus.

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

13 Wash Cycle

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

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

Style and Extras

Control Type
Electronic
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
Yes
Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights
Feedback-Status Indicators
Cycle Signal, Delay Wash, Door Locked, Extra Rinse, Fresh Spin™, Pause, Pre Wash, Rinse, Spin, Wash
Automatic Dispense System
Bleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener
LED Color
Amber
Hoses Included
No
Pedestal Options
Yes
Out of Balance Sensing
Yes
Advanced Vibration Control
Yes
Sound Package
Yes
Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Details|Stackable
Yes
Eco Monitor
No

Cycle and Options

Number of Spin Speeds
5
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM)
1200
Pre Soak
No
Delay Start
Up to 15 hours
Soil Selections
Extra Heavy, Heavy, Light, Normal
Washer Option Selections
Control Lock, Delay Wash, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fresh Spin™, Pause, Pre Wash
Temperature Combinations
Cold, Extra Hot, Hot, Warm
Washer Cycle Selections
Allergen, Clean Washer with affresh, Cold Wash, Comforters, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Powerwash®, Rapid Wash, Rinse/Drain & Spin, Silk, Soak, Whites
Number of Soil Levels
4
Number of Wash Cycles
13
Water Factor
3.7

Dimensions

Height
36
Depth
30 1/2
Width
27

Product Dimensions

  • 30 1/2
  • 36
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Performance Series Front Load Washer 4.1 5 66 66
HORRIBLE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!! This was the worst investment of my life. I have a family of five and thought a high capacity washer and dryer would be the way to go. This has ruined more clothes than I can count. It has cost 3 times the sticker price in 6 months time because of tearing and burning clothing even while on its lowest heat and spin cycles. I am afraid to wash clothes because I like my clothes and can't afford to replace them all. It has destroyed and burned through denim, cotton, polyester, satin, nylon...pretty much every material you can imagine. I REPEAT---DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. YOU WILL REGRET IT TERRIBLY. August 28, 2013
Havin' fun So far so good. Our last washer was a bottom of the line, so now I have a front loader with buttons! The loads are a bit smaller than normal, but that's fine because it means the washer fits in the space I have. I love having an alarm at the end of the cycle and the way it corrects for being unbalanced. I've had it for a few months now and haven't experienced any issues with it working. My baby loves to stare at the clothes going around in the machine, which he couldn't do when I had a top loader. The rinse cycle comes in handy when things get soiled at 10pm and no one wants to stay up waiting for the load to go all the way through. November 20, 2013
Not what I expected I was excited to purchase my new washer and dryer. I am not really as satisfied as I was expecting. The was cycles are a lot longer than my previous washer and I don't like the dials on the machines. I would prefer a push button, or something that "clicks" to make sure you are in the right setting. Also, if I choose to was on the "cold" cycle, the running time is 70 minutes!!! Why? And I can't change that, I have to go back into "normal" setting, change water temperature, and then adjust spin speed. A lot of steps. It's loud, if the washer is on Xhigh speed, the machine shakes and makes so much noise. We thought it was unbalanced, had the repair people come out again, but they said it wasn't. I would give this machine a "C". Wish I had of shopped around a little more first. May 20, 2013
No smells! I was so concerned about the smelly front loaders that I put off getting on for 10 years, I read all the consumer reports and found this machine on sale. I am pleased to say that even when I forget to wipe out any excess water form the rubber edging, it still doesn't smell at all! My white have never been whiter and I am using way less bleach and detergent!!! April 15, 2014
DO NOT BUY Complete junk, bearing went out in less than 18 months and now I need to replace a brand new washer January 17, 2014
At this point I am not very happy with this product This washer is very noisy and it ties my clothes in "knots". It twists them up like a rope and things come out very wrinkled. The dryer does much the same thing and it certainly does not undue the wrinkles put in by the washer. Not happy with the dryer either. Will I get a review opportunity for it? Last year I purchased a much less expensive pair and was much happier with them. I don't expect that you will publish this review, but thank you for the opportunity to tell you how I feel about this product set.. February 8, 2013
DO NOT BUY!!!! I purchased this washer and dryer 7 months ago and the washer broke. Matag/whirlpool will not fix them as they have abandoned the parts and the model. They will replace my washer but not the dryer so after 7 months I have mismatched appliances. Do not trust Matag or whirlpool to do the right thing. November 13, 2013
Great washer! I love love love this washer. I have had 2 front load washers before this. The first lasted 10 years (typical life for a front loader). The second lasted 9 months. I had so many issues with it that the company took it back I got store credit. I purchased this Maytag and have been very happy with it. We cloth diaper and it gets all of our diapers super clean. I like all of the different cycle options it has. Especially the soak cycle. It has lots of different choices for each cycle, too. It's nice to be able to specify water temp, soil level, and spin speed. My only complaint is that the baby and toddler socks get stuck in the seal and I have to pull them out every time. Not that big of a deal though. October 31, 2013
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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: $32.99
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. While bleach only kills odor-causing bacteria leaving behind the detergent residue, Affresh™ Washer Cleaner uses surfactant chemistry to remove the root problem. Affresh™ cleaner is a formulated, slow-dissolve, foaming tablet that gets under residue, breaks it up, and washes it away leaving the washer smelling fresh and clean.
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

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$999.00

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