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Maytag® 4.8 cu. ft. Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with Steam Reviews

Maytag brand's premium top load washer now features steam! In addition to a generous 4.8 cu. ft. capacity, this Bravos XL® HE top load washer is Better Built with commercial-grade components and delivers the Best Cleaning in the Industry enabled by the PowerWash® system1. The PowerWash® system uses our unique PowerSpray technology,optimal dispensers and the PowerWash® cycle to help remove even the toughest stains. This Bravos XL® washer comes with a solid, 10-year limited parts warranty2 on the washer motor and wash basket. And because it is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A., you can buy this Bravos XL® model with genuine American Pride.

Available Color Options

Granite White
White  -  MVWB980BW
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Maytag® 4.8 cu. ft. Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with Steam

Maytag brand's premium top load washer now features steam! In addition to a generous 4.8 cu. ft. capacity, this Bravos XL® HE top load washer is Better Built with commercial-grade components and delivers the Best Cleaning in the Industry enabled by the PowerWash® system1. The PowerWash® system uses our unique PowerSpray technology,optimal dispensers and the PowerWash® cycle to help remove even the toughest stains. This Bravos XL® washer comes with a solid, 10-year limited parts warranty2 on the washer motor and wash basket. And because it is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A., you can buy this Bravos XL® model with genuine American Pride.

Top Features

A Recommended Buy rated top-load washer, according to a leading consumer magazine.

Maytag® Commercial Technology

Maytag brand washers are known for their dependability. The new Bravos XL® washers continue that legacy with long-lasting, commercial-grade components such as corrosion-resistant springs, Direct Drive motor and a durable wash impeller.

Extra-Large Capacity to Clean Your Largest Loads3

Bravos XL® HE washers are Maytag brand's largest capacity washers ever. At 4.8 cu. ft. of capacity these washers can clean up to 21 towels in a single load.

 
 

Top Features

A Recommended Buy rated top-load washer, according to a leading consumer magazine.

Maytag® Commercial Technology

Maytag brand washers are known for their dependability. The new Bravos XL® washers continue that legacy with long-lasting, commercial-grade components such as corrosion-resistant springs, Direct Drive motor and a durable wash impeller.

Extra-Large Capacity to Clean Your Largest Loads3

Bravos XL® HE washers are Maytag brand's largest capacity washers ever. At 4.8 cu. ft. of capacity these washers can clean up to 21 towels in a single load.

Additional Features

PowerSpray Technology

Water and detergent are sprayed directly onto clothes early in the cycle for enhanced cleaning. This unique technology delivers enhanced cleaning performance by ensuring that detergent is evenly distributed throughout the load.

Optimal Dispensers

Optimal dispensers automatically release detergent and fabric softener at the right time for better cleaning performance.

PowerWash® Cycle

The PowerWash® cycle uses a combination of extra cleaning action and a thorough rinse to help remove even your toughest stains and deliver the Best Cleaning in the Industry.

Cold Wash Cycle

This washer helps power out tough stains using cold water and extra cleaning action. This means you get energy savings with the gentleness of cold water.

Recirculation System

One of the many ways that Bravos XL® washers deliver superior cleaning is through recirculation. The washer uses a pumping system to redistribute detergent and water from the bottom of the washer to the top, contributing to the Best Cleaning in the Industry.

American Pride

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

Stainless Steel Wash Basket

This washer features an all-new stainless steel wash basket that adds a polished, premium look and feel.

Sanitary Cycle with Oxi and Steam

The new Bravos XL® sanitary cycle with oxi removes 99.9% of household bacteria. This cycle uses steam and an oxi additive to kill 99.9% of bacteria–just one of the many ways you can depend on Maytag brand for dependable cleaning solutions. Bacteria tested were K. pneumonia, P. aureginosa and S. aureus.

Allergen Cycle

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

10-Year Limited Parts Warranty2 on Motor and Stainless Steel Wash Basket

We're so confident that these washers are built to get your clothes clean for years, we back them with a 10-year limited parts warranty2 on the direct drive motor and stainless steel wash basket.

SmoothClose™ Lid

Maytag brand's SmoothClose™ lid hinge design closes the washer lid slowly, helping with loading and unloading.

Steam Washer

This Bravos XL® washer now has Steam.

Meets CEE Tier 34 Standards

This washer meets CEE Tier 34 standards and is among the most efficient in the industry. It uses 74% less water and 82% less energy for a savings of up to $2,200 in lifetime water and energy costs. Select markets qualify for CEE Tier 34 Energy and Water Rating rebates. Consult your local utility company for available rebates.

Configuration and Overview

UL
Yes
Energy Star® Qualified
Yes
CEE Tier
Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
Capacity (DOE)
4.80 Cu. Ft.

Style and Extras

Feedback-Status Indicators
Add Garment, Clean Washer Reminder, Delay Wash, Rinse, Spin, Wash
Advanced Vibration Control
No
Automatic Dispense System
Bleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
Yes
Eco Monitor
No
Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights
Sound Package
Yes
Hoses Included
No
Pedestal Options
No

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
16
Water Factor
3.8
Washer Cycle Selections
Active Wear, Allergen, Bulky Items, Clean Washer with affresh, Cold Wash, Color/Towels, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Powerwash®, Rapid Wash, Rinse/Drain & Spin, Sanitary with Oxi & Steam, Sheets, Soak, Whites
Number of Spin Speeds
4
Number of Soil Levels
4
Soil Selections
Extra Heavy, Heavy, Light, Medium
Temperature Combinations
Cold, Cool, Eco Cold, Hot, Warm
Washer Option Selections
Add a Garment, Clean Boost with Heater, Delay Wash, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Pause, Water Save Spray Rinse

Dimensions

Width
27 9/16
Depth
27 5/8
Height
45 1/8

Product Dimensions

  • 27 5/8
  • 45 1/8
  • 27 9/16

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 8212641RP
These hoses have Anti-Corrosive Couplings, Pre-Installed High Quality EPDM Washers, and a 1050 PSI Burst Strength. Hoses exceed IAPMO, CSA, ANSI, IEC 61770, and RMA standards, and are designed for use with both hot and cold water inlet. Hoses are better than stainless steel and will not conduct electricity. Includes (2) 5-foot hoses. Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure.
MSRP: $14.99
Part # 8212487RC
These hoses include everything you need for easy installation. They conveniently fit most major washer brands and provide hot and cold water to the washer. They feature 2-5 ft. braided water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings. They're Better than Stainless!
MSRP: $29.99
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

Accessories You'll Want

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 # 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 # 8212656RP
These hoses have Anti-Corrosive Couplings, Pre-Installed High Quality EPDM Washers, and a 1050 PSI Burst Strength. Hoses exceed IAPMO, CSA, ANSI, IEC 61770, and RMA standards, and are designed for use with both hot and cold water inlet. Hoses are better than stainless steel and will not conduct electricity. Includes (2) 10-foot hoses. Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure.
MSRP: $29.99
Part # 8212546RP
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 ft. water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings.
MSRP: $11.99
Part # W10214580RP
Protect you washer and dryer with this tailored-shape cover that fitws most top-load washers and dryers. It helps protect against any laundry room environment. Prevents chips and scratches on surfaces. Cover is dust resistant, mildew resistant, and water resistant. It ties on bottom keep cover in place. Use for seasonal storage. Cleans with a damp cloth.
MSRP: $59.99
Part # 8212526
Tray fits under washing machine and prevents floor damage. Protects floor from scuffs, spills and overflows including laundry detergents and bleach. Includes a 1 in. PVC drain fitting, washer and lock nut, and installation instructions. Fits under Duet® , Duet Sport®, Epic®, and all top-load platforms. 29 1/4" x 31 1/4" outside dimensions. 27" x 29" is the usable size. The unit curves up after those dimensions.
MSRP: $37.99
Part # 8212638RP
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: $29.99
Part # 8212614
To ensure optimum dryer performance, it is recommend to regularly and thoroughly remove excess lint from the lint filter crevice. Using the dryer lint cleaning brush regularly can extend dryer life, lower utility bills, conserve energy, and reduce drying times.
MSRP: $13.99
Part # 1903WH
This rolling laundry supply cart stores easily between your washer and dryer. It contains three shelves for ample storage of detergents, softeners, stain-treaters, and other items you would like on hand while doing your laundry. Hardware is included with this item and it measures 8-1/4" x 25" x 30-3/4"
MSRP: $67.99
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, breaking up residue better than bleach. Used once a month, Affresh® Washer Cleaner keeps your machine fresher and cleaner.
MSRP: $6.99

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Maytag® 4.8 cu. ft. Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with Steam is rated 4.5103 out of 5 by 243.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dark clothes covered in dirt after washing! After one month of ownership, I'm so fed up and disappointed with this machine! I did lots of research and thought it was going to be an amazing machine to replace our fabulous 29 year-old Maytag that finally died. Initially, it seemed to work okay with light-colored clothing, but when it came to navy work pants and other dark clothes, it is a total loser! I washed them 2 times and used extra rinse cycles, but they still came out covered with loose dirt that was redeposited all over them during the spin cycle. I had to brush the dirt off and wipe the pants down with a clean damp towel to remove the deposits. The towel was filthy afterwards! How can they say that this machine is good? I even cleaned the machine with bleach as recommended for each month, but that made no difference in the performance. There just simply isn't enough water going into each wash to carry away the dirt. And there's no filter for the dirt either. Also, the spin cycle may remove most all the water, but the clothes are all wrinkled afterwards! I have to set the spin cycle to low just to keep the wrinkles down and then I have to fluff the clothes in a hot dryer for 5 minutes before hanging them or else I'd have to iron everything. (Yes, we prefer to hang our laundry to save on energy). I want my money back and a regular old fashioned washer again that actually cleans the clothes!
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love the size. It's so much different than other washers. Having looked at other washing machines what has impressed us most was the size of this unit. Not the width but the height. We think by making it taller it has also increased the capacity but it just looks so cool and nice and we love the glass top and the new color. Also the steam is great for sanitizing our sheets. Another cool thing was we added a steam dryer and to get the water to the dryer they just have a hose from the washer instead of having to add the water yourself in the top like all the other manufacturers. Great thinking but what a nice convenience. No messing with adding water all the time. Good job guys, very impressive units.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!! The Bravos XL goes above and beyond our expectations. We recently purchased these machines to replace our 20 year old Maytag set, so the bar was set pretty high already. My wife doesn't have to worry herself with the laundry anymore because I have never enjoyed doing it this much in my life. Its easy, quick, and the Bravos XL line is the reason why. I hooked the water lines up backwards, and the washer made sure to let me know to switch them back. Bedding day used to take a day and a half with our king bed,four kids , and two dogs worth of sheets and blankets. I spend half a Sunday doing it now. I couldn't be happier!!! Maytag has done it again!!!
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this machine! I purchased this machine to replace a Maytag that was about 15 years old. Although I liked the older machine, all the new improvements are so incredible I can't even compare the old machine to the new. I love how it adjusts the water level to match the load. I love how little water it uses. I love how my clothing ( especially the sheets) don't get tangled up in a long rope. I love how large the washer it ( I washed a huge comforter with no crowding. I love how it never gets off balance, my older Maytag occasionally "walked" across the utility room. Finally, I love how clean my clothes get with so little detergent! I wish I would have gotten a new machine earlier.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So different from my old traditional washer, but gets the clothes nice and clean! This washer operates differently than my previous top-loaders. It doesn't use much water or soap, so it makes me think it's not working right, but the clothes come out nice, fresh, and clean. The absolute best part is that my 2 and 3 year-old grandkids LOVE pulling up chairs and watching through the glass top the laundry churning and going round and round. They enjoy the "music" and lights that the power and selection buttons make. Best money I ever spent!!
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clothes are definitely cleaner! I got the new washer in November. I love the glass lid! Took a while to get used to "no agitator"! It has a lot of options for water temperature, level of cleaning needed, and water conservation - as well as dispensers for adding things at right cycle. I have not seen any change to my water bill - which was advertised - but I have seen cleaner clothes. I have recently had problems with the oxiclean dispenser holding water - but have not called service to check it - and if I add that cycle it drains (uses more water). I also got the dryer to go with it - that is a huge diference. So glad I got it too....dozens of setting/dampness options - wonderful!
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dream Come True We bought our washer about a month ago and all I can say is that I love it! I love the music it plays, the way it washes and how many different choices you get. I especially love how big the tub is and how it washes California King Comforters with no problems. There is no more going to the laundry mat and that is a dream come true. If I had any questions, Maytag was always there with a answer on how to do it. I could read the book over and over and I will still lost but with Maytag wonderful customer service its a breeze now. This washer has so much to offer that you will not have any regrets on buying it. I can really say I LOVE TO DO LAUNDRY NOW!!!
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My wife and I were looking to buy a new washer and dryer. We decided to buy local and went to a local Maytag dealer to see the offerings. Due to our laundry room set up we were not looking for a front loader. When the sales person showed us this model, we decided to try it. What sold us was the capacity! With two small children our wash loads have become larger. We have found that we are now doing less loads. The HE has also started to save us money. Since using this washer, I have noticed about a 10 dollar savings a month. We would recommend this washer to any one who is looking for a large capacity/HE washer
Date published: 2014-03-07