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Maytag Maxima MGD6000XW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Gas Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Maytag Maxima MGD6000XW is a super-sized gas dryer with a selection of cycles and options, making it a popular choice for large households with demanding laundry needs. A moisture sensor turns off the machine when the clothes are dry; a brass Y-connector brings water for the steam cycle, which relaxes wrinkles and refreshes clothing; and the Wrinkle Control setting tumbles the load intermittently without heat for up to 90 minutes after the drying cycle ends. There are also special settings for denims and for small loads.

Models: MGD6000XW (White), MGD6000XG (Granite), MGD6000XR (Crimson)

Prices

(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
White      Granite    Crimson    Source
$1,399$1,499$1,499MSRP
$1,300$1,400$1,400Sears (Delivery typically starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,299$1,399$1,399Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,299$1,399Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,069$1,259$1,259Abt Electronics (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$78)
$1,165$1,255$1,255AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$198; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

Prices For Matching Washer

(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
Starting From Item
$9884.8 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle MHW6000XW Front-load Washer

Additional Costs:

$200-$300Optional Pedestal
$15-$30Optional Stacking Kit
$20-$75+LP conversion kit, dryer vent kit/parts
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$40-$290+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000+Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 38"
Width: 27"
Depth: 31.13"
Weight141 lbs.
PowerNatural Gas (electrical requirements 120 V, 15 amps.)
StyleFront load
ColorsWhite, Granite, Crimson
Capacity7.4 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeSide-swing, reversible (can be installed to swing right or left)
Door WindowYes
DrumStainless steel
ControlsPush button and rotary dial, with LED display
Drying Cycles8: normal, wrinkle control (intermittently tumbles for up to 90 minutes after cycle ends), denims, delicate, heavy duty, small load, timed dry, auto refresh (steam relaxes wrinkles)
Temperature Settings5: high, medium, low, extra low, air only
Water TemperaturesYes
End-of-cycle SignalChimes (on/off)
Sensor dryNo ($25-$75+ to add)
Drying rackYes
Other FeaturesCycle status lights
Interior light
Solid brass Y-connector brings cold water to dryer for steam option
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at Maytag.com.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rates the Maytag Maxima MGD6000XW excellent for drying performance and capacity; very good for convenience and only good (a somewhat mediocre rating) for noise. Overall, Consumer Reports rates this model very good, which is about the equivalent of a B letter grade. There aren't as many user reviews online for this gas model as there are for electric version, but the ones CostHelper found are predominantly positive. For example, in about 40 reviews for the white model at Home Depot, about 89% recommend this machine, calling it convenient, quite and easy to use. The few negative reviews CostHelper report ongoing breakdowns and complain about Maytag customer service's response time.