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Maytag Maxima MHW6000XW 4.3 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Maytag Maxima MHW6000HW is an energy-efficient, super-sized washer with a wide selection of cycles and options, making it a popular choice for large households with demanding laundry needs. This unit's 11 wash cycles include the usual range from delicate to heavy duty, as well settings for high-temperature sanitizing, removing allergens, small loads, speed wash, rinse & spin, soak and wrinkle control (circulates air in the washer for up to 16 hours after the cycle ends). Other features include sensor system that adjusts water levels based on the size of the load, an internal water heater and the ability to delay the start of a cycle for up to eight hours.

Models: MHW6000XW (White), MHW6000XG (Granite), MHW6000XR (Crimson)


(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
White      Granite    Crimson    Source
$1,200$1,300$1,300Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$988$1,078$1,078Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,199$1,299$1,299Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$998$1,169$1,169Abt Electronics (Typical estimated delivery $0-78)
$1,075$1,165$1,165AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$198)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
Starting From Item
$9997.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle MED6000XW Electric Dryer
$1,0697.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle MGD6000XW Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$200-$300Optional Pedestal
$15-$30Optional Stacking Kit
$10-$50+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$40-$320+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 38"
Width: 27"
Depth: 31.5"
Weight245 lbs.
PowerElectric, 110-120V, 15 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency); rated CEE Tier III (meets higher standards by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency -- Tier III is the highest rating)
Estimated Cost Per Year$14 with electric water heater, $9 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsWhite, Granite, Crimson
Capacity4.3 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
ControlsPush button and rotary dial, with LED display
Wash Cycles11: normal, wrinkle control, allergen, delicate, heavy duty, whites, power/speed wash, small load, rinse/drain & spin, soak, clean washer
Water Temperatures5: sanitize/cold, heat/cold, warm/warm, warm/cold, cold/cold
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Dispensers3-tray dispenser (liquid detergent, fabric softener, bleach
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed5: high (up to 1,400 rpm), medium, low, extra low, no spin
Other FeaturesCycle status lights
Estimated time remaining display
8-hour delay start
1,000-watt internal water heater
Warranty1 year limited, parts and warranty; 5 years on motor, wash basket, DVT fan; 10 year motor and wash basket

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

A top seller at several retailers, the Maytag Maxima MHW6000XW washer is on the 2012 Recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rates it excellent for energy efficiency, water efficiency, capacity and gentleness, and very good for washing performance, vibration and noise, noting that it has "excellent performance overall." This machine is named one of the Top Three Best Washers Reviewed at
User reviews are predominantly positive, with about 90% typically recommending this model. For example, in almost 250 reviews at Home Depot, 94% recommend this product. Those who like this machine praise its quiet operation (some report being unable to hear it at all), large capacity, wide variety of settings and ease of use. The few who dislike this machine report ongoing problems with small loads becoming unbalanced so the machine runs endlessly in the rinse cycle, as well as repeated breakdowns and repairs.