Centennial® Top Load Washer with Deep Water Wash Option
Decent for a newfangled model
I really wish we could just buy a new washer with decent features that was not a computerized mess. My biggest complaint with this washer is that I cannot set the water level, and thusly its sensors and whatnot make it take far too long to wash a load. I very much appreciate that it has deep water capacity, and in fact that is one reason we bought it - we cloth diaper and the diapers do not get clean without plenty of water. However, it bugs that while this one has bells and whistles, it doesn't have something fairly simple like a delayed start, but has the distinct disadvantage of not allowing one to simply open the lid to toss in another item without pushing "pause" and waiting (sometimes up to two minutes) for it to stop whatever it is doing and deem itself stopped to the extent that it will unlock the lid and allow you to open it. Kind of ridiculous on a top loader, IMO. Its overall performance is good, I just am fonder of the old school models that let you do what you wanted and washed in far less time.
October 29, 2013
this is a decent standard washing machine with two serious drawbacks.
The machine cleans clothes well and has more cleaning choices for weight, clothes or fabric type, etc., than most of the other machines I saw in its class. I don't mind the funny noises it makes (in fact, they made me laugh). It has two real problems, as far as I'm concerned. First, you can not presoak anything in it because of the locking mechanism...For example, I used to pre-soak workout clothes in my old washer in a white vinegar solution to get rid of sweat smells and stains, but now I have to use the laundry sink across the room. The programming will not allow you to pause it in mid-wash without emptying entirely. Which brings me to the second detection: it takes FOREVER to get through a load of clothes. I used to be able to get a week's worth of laundry done in a day. Now it takes two and a half. So though it is sturdy and cleans pretty thoroughly,, the lengthy cycles and the fact that there is no option to stop it mid-cycle to soak (or just a separate soak option) are real problems for me, and I would not recommend it.
November 12, 2013
Grinding noise, weak spin, clothes at bottom of the tub are too damp. damp.
Quite frankly, this washer sounds like a car transmission stuffed with bailing wire.
We purchased this particular washer (and matching dryer) because we are "empty nesters" and have no need for a high capacity, heavy duty, several loads a day appliance at this point in our lives. We expected to find the same performance standard in all Maytag appliances.
I do not overload the machine but the spin cycle does not appear strong enough to completely spin out all of the water. Clothes qt the bottom of the tub are still extremely damp at the end of the cycle..
There is no "spin only" setting, so my only option is to transfer the load to the dryer. Please refer to my recent review of the dryer.
We specifically purchased Maytag appliances because of their past high quality reviews, as well as very positive comments from people who have used Maytag appliances for years. We very much appreciate that these products are made in the USA, but . . . . . we are very disappointed in the quality of both the washer and dryer.
December 15, 2013
Pleasantly surprised by all that it does. Love the less water used and the less dryer time needed. It does a good job for the intended purpose of cleaning clothes and fabrics. Wanted a top loader and this carried many of the newer technologies to reduced water usage with automated features. Was surprised by the time used (longer) and the lock down until completion. It does take longer and the cycles can give very different audibles from the old style washers. Can't get in/open washer unless the present wash cycle is aborted. So put all the clothes to be washed in before starting. Because of the higher spin cycle rates, the dryer time is reduced as well. Couldn't be more pleased. Been in use about 8 months now. Only thing disappointed with was the cold cycle will actually pull warm water if your cold water is really cold. Wash cold cycle still requires a set temperature to be met.
April 1, 2013
I am not happy with water levels and temperature of wash water and the fact that my wash is not very clean when cycle is complete.
This washer is very disappointing. The temperature is set to hot, but so little water comes in at a time that by the time it adds more hot the water, the line from the heating source cools down and by the time it reaches the washer it is not hot.
I have a lot of jeans with grease and mud from the farm work, these jeans don't get as clean with one wash as my old washer did them. Now have to use the second rinse on everything, and I am using HE Detergent, which I never had to use with any other washer. I've been doing laundry since 1958 and have owned a few washers.
My clothes seem to be getting dingier looking after tree months with this washer.
Please go back to letting the consumer have some control with water levels, temperature of water and opening the washer to check how things are doing. Also the consumer should be able to use whatever kind of detergent they prefer, not be told to use HE detergent. Those detergent instructions are in the manual that you don't get to read until after purchase has been made and you get it home becaause it is packed inside the machine.
August 25, 2013
Don't like it at all
With my last Maytag, I could set it and forget it, but that is not the case with this washing machine. I do not like the idea of putting detergent in the machine and putting clothes directly on top it, and I don't like the lid lock feature. When you use fabric softener and the load is done, there is always residue on the inside of the machine and sometimes on the clothing causing me to wonder how clean the laundry really is. Most of the time I choose the deep water wash, I allow the machine to fill, then add detergent and then the clothes, the problem is that if I walk away for five minutes the machine empties the water and then the whole process must begin again, that is not efficient. I don't like a machine that thinks for me, when I choose to leave the lid up I don't think the machine should empty!
November 5, 2013
Good HE Washer for a Budget
I didn't want a HE washer, and gave this model a passing glance. It has an agitator and a built-in fabric softener dispenser making it look like a traditional model. The sale price was amazing, so without a closer look I purchased not realizing it is in fact HE.
The noises this machine makes are weird, but you'll get used to. Loading detergent BEFORE clothes also takes some getting used to. I don't like the auto sensor for load size...I'm not stupid; I can choose Small, Medium, or Large. It's just one more thing to break. This machine takes about an hour to do an average sized load--more if it's bigger, heavy duty, etc.
One glitch I had was when the machine came off balance and began slamming the wash tub around violently. This led to a call for warranty service and a full reset/inspection of the machine. No further repair was needed.
The stainless-look console and knobs give a higher-end classy appearance.
October 29, 2013
Fair to poor
This machine makes me crazy. When I have to stop it, I push the round rubber button until I think my finger is going to break off, and I wait and wait and wait for it to open and this is when it's not spinning. Then, it starts the cycle all over instead of where it left off. Larger items become easily unbalanced and knock the machine all over the place. I really don't like this machine and wish I never bought it!!!
January 11, 2014