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Maytag Performance Series MHWE950WW 3.9 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  While not as large as some ultra-capacity machines, the Maytag Performance Series MHWE950WW front-loading washer should handle most loads for a typical family. A sensor system sets water levels and temperatures based on the load. Washing options range from delicates and hand-wash cycles to a whitest-whites cycle that raises temperatures (using a built-in 1,000W water heater) and automatically releases bleach or an oxygen-based cleaner. A Quick Wash cycle is designed to clean small, lightly soiled loads quickly, while the steam sanitize cycle is advertised as killing bacteria and reducing allergens.

Models: MHWE950WW (White)


(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$900Sears (Shipping starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$899Lowe's (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$999Home Depot (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$849Abt Electronics (Estimated typical delivery $0-$78)
$832AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$7647.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Maytag Performance Series MEDE500VW Electric Dryer
$8497.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Maytag Performance Series MGDE500VW Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$100-$350+Optional Pedestal
$15-$25Optional Stacking Kit
$0-$70+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$60-$550+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 38"
Width: 27"
Depth: 32"
Weight220 lbs.
Depth (door open)52.5"
PowerElectric, 110/120V, 15 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$16 with electric water heater, $11 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
Capacity3.9 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPowder-coated steel
Wash Cycles11: soak, whitest whites, heavy duty, normal/casual, delicate, quick wash, hand wash, power wash, rinse & spin, steam sanitize, clean washer
Water Temperatures5: cold, warm, warm rinse, hot, sanitize
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Dispensers4-tray dispenser (liquid detergent, bleach, fabric softener, oxygenated additive)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed 1,400 rpm maximum
Other FeaturesDisplays estimated time remaining
1000W built-in water heater
Drain and fill hoses and power cord typically included
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor; 10 years limited on motor and wash basket

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

What People Are Saying:

The Maytag Performance Series MHWE950WW was on the 2011 Recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for energy efficiency, water efficiency, capacity and gentleness; and very good for washing performance, noise and vibration. However, user reviews are mixed with a majority praising this as a solid, quiet and efficient unit with excellent features while about 20%-25% of online user reviews report that the machine failed in a few months or a few years due to "defective bearings."