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Maytag Maxima MED6000XW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Electric Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Maytag Maxima MED6000XW is a super-sized electric 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: MED6000XW (White), MED6000XG (Granite), MED6000XR (Crimson)


(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
White      Granite    Crimson    Source
$1,199$1,299$1,299Sears (Delivery typically starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,199$1,299$1,299Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,199Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$999$1,169$1,169Abt Electronics (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$78)
$1,075$1,165$1,165AJ 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
$10-$50+Power cord, 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


DimensionsHeight: 38"
Width: 27"
Depth: 31.13"
Weight141 lbs.
PowerElectric, 240V, 30 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
Sensor dryYes
End-of-cycle SignalChimes (on/off)
Drying rackNo ($25-$75+ to add)
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 information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rates the Maytag Maxima MED6000XW 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. User reviews are predominantly positive, with generally more than 90% recommending it, calling it quick, quiet and efficient, and praising its steam-refresh option and other features, large capacity and musical end-of-cycle signal. The few negative reviews that CostHelper found complain that the machine rolls large items like sheets into a damp and wrinkled ball.