Centennial® EcoConserve™ Top Load Washer with Low Water Wash
Mystery soil and loud
Washer deposits mysterious oily crud on clothes about once per month. This is despite using the cleaning cycle regularly. Also, the unit is loud.
October 31, 2013
Disappointed in Maytag design, performance, and dependability
Should have gotten refund and bought some other top load model.
The automatic level feature does not perform well, does not completely cover clothing. I put detergent and let it agitate 1st cycle then raise lid insert laundry and cause it to put next level of water. Really bad design.
Had a recent problem, the agitator was on during initial water fill and water level continued to point of overflow. Looked at diagram and location of automatic level sensor which is actually the connected to the temperature dial. Disassembled the back panel of the machine and disconneceted to wiring harness, then reconnected it. Reassembled and tried the machine again, it worked.
So, don't know what caused problem. Otherwise the price of that small part is nearly $100. Noticed part made in Mexico.
Really disaapointed, maybe class action suit should be considered.... I would venture to guess that more than 50% of us who purchased the Centennial are displease but don't really have any options.
December 25, 2011
Be aware of the Benefits/Inconveniences of this machine.
At this point (6 months) we are getting used to this machine... Takes a while and may not be worth it for many. Wash Cycles are long, clothes must be loaded carefully and that takes some time, seems to leave noticeable lint on clothes but the dryer mostly takes care of that, soap level is critical,, dealer recommends Much lower amounts then manufacturer, the on/off button has been a problem (still is) , cleaning monthly is recommended via an expensive product.. have not washed delicate products but would be concerned as the clothing does get very tangled in the spin cycles. we are athletic and have lots of sweaty clothing.. have not been able to get clothes smelling clean no matter the cycle or detergent.
does seem to use less water and usually spins clothes very dry saving time/cost of drying.
November 7, 2013
Nothing good to say about this washer!!!
Have had the machine for 6 months. After using it the first time, I had my doubts. Didn't like it because I can't open the lid without it starting the wash cycle all over again. The rubber start button would go inside and not come back out when pushed (lightly). Makes strange noises and my dog stands and barks at it (yes, it was balanced when delivered). Recently, the spin cycle stopped working and left water in the machine and in my clothes. Can't wash many towels or heavy loads (even on bulky) and get them clean. By the time I buy special detergent; a load of clothes starts over on the wash cycle 2-3 times; and I can only wash small-medium loads; I'm spending more money using this machine than saving. Tomorrow, a repair man from the store where I bought the machine will be coming to check it out. I was told it is left up to Maytag if I get a replacement? I don't like this machine and I'm on disability. I can't afford to buy another one (after only 6 months, I shouldn't have to). Leaving for the laundrymat with soaked clothes.
February 2, 2012
Hate this machine!
I had a Maytag for 27 years before it finally quit and I had to buy a new one. I loved my old machine so much that I decided to stay with Maytag-big mistake. I hate this machine. To start, it does not have a soak feature which I didn't know was an extra feature until I had the new one in the house. You should be able to soak items in any washing machine! While the clothes supposedly come out with less water on them as the spin is stronger, they are so incredibly wrinkled that I now must first air fluff in my dryer all my hang dry cotton items, which comprise about half of my wash- what a pain! So much for saving energy. And the noises, don't even get me started. There are so many clanks that it sounds like it is falling apart. The cycle also takes forever to complete (40 minutes) no matter how big the load and all stains must be pretty much out before you wash them as there is too little water to get them out in the cycle. Also, if you pause the machine and put the lid up, it will start on its own with the lid still open! I actually can't wait until this machine dies to get one I like-UGH!!!!!
October 29, 2013
Wish I read reviews before buying!
I needed to replace the extra large Sears Kenmore washer that I had for 20 years and thought about purchasing Maytag as I had grown up seeing commercials with the Maytag man...thinking that it was a higher end machine. Initially I loved the open drum/no agitator machine. I first stared to notice problems when my kids' race clothes from cross-country were not getting clean after multiple washes. Plus, I thought I was the only one who thought the wash cycle took forever. Then the start button that locks the lid that won't unlock is so annoying! I told my husband I wanted to remove the locking hook, but it is connected to an electrical connection to start the machine so there is no way around it. Now after exactly 1 year from purchase it will not spin or complete the cycle to "done". Right after the 1 year warranty has expired!!! Now I have to pay for a service call for a machine that was purchased 1 year ago. I am not happy.
January 7, 2012
first time buying a Maytag and very disappointed
I though it was time to spend a little extra to get a really nice washer to make things easier in our household of six. What a disappointment this Maytag washer has been. The "HE" design is good to use less water, though the detergent is more expensive. The capacity is good but the locking feature doesn't let you add anything after starting. Can't soak anything at the start either, which I would always do to treat stains. The worst part is after only two years, the washer won't spin or drain. The repair man said it's the computer board, which costs half the price of the machine to repair. Now what do we do? I guess we will buy another washer of a different brand for sure!
October 26, 2013
Sorry I bought this one...I hate it!
Oh yeay, It takes half the water, BUT, the clothes do not get clean. So I tried putting in half the amount of clothes...they still come out smelly and wrinkled, plus the low water level causes an action grinding of the clothes against each other, and I have found this tends to wear and stretch them out faster.
So I thought, SURELY they have allowed an option to set the water level to your choosing? NOPE! SADLY, I looked and I could not find an OPTION to choose to add moreto the water lever for a fuller tank... Now that I spent the money... I feel STUCK with a very expensive clothes grinder.
I honestly hate this washer.
SO- if a person puts in half the amount of clothes and does twice as many loads of laundry, have you REALLY saved anything at all? Nope, Twice the time spent, you end up using more laundry soap, and in the end...more water for the same amount as a normal top loader that holds more water...
This is my opinion...
November 22, 2011