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Maytag MAXIMA™ 4.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Steam Washer with Fresh Hold Option

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Model No: MHW5500FW


991 Reviews


10 Wash Cycles with 6 Options, PowerWash® System, Energy Star®, Fresh Hold™ Option, , Bleach & Fabric Softener Dispenser

Suggested Retail: $1,199.00

Our Low Price: $1,099.00

Available Colors/Finishes
4.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Steam Washer with Fresh Hold Option - White on White

White On White MHW5500FW

4.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Steam Washer with Fresh Hold Option - Metallic Slate

Metallic Slate MHW5500FC

Companion Products
7.4 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer with Steam - 7.4 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer with Steam - ( MED5500FW) $ 1099.00
7.4 Cu. Ft. Gas Dryer with Steam - 7.4 Cu. Ft. Gas Dryer with Steam - ( MGD5500FW) $ 1199.00

Tackle super sized loads with 4.5 cu. ft. capacity, enough space to clean 29 towels at once in this large capacity washer. Featuring the Best Cleaning in the industry driven by the PowerWash® system, everyday tough stains are no match for the extra wash action of the PowerWash® cycle and an internal heater. And to power out stubborn stains, get an extra boost with the Steam for Stains option. When you can't move clean clothes to the dryer right away, count on the Fresh Hold® option to keep them smelling fresh by tumbling loads and circulating air with a built-in fan up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends. And you can rest easy knowing that the Sanitize cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria and delivers thorough cleaning in this front load washer.

Additional Dimensions 27" Minimum Opening
Appearance ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
Door with Window
Stainless Steel Tub
Dimensions 38 3/4" - 39 3/4" H x 32 15/16" D x 27" W
Capacity 4.5 Cu Ft Capacity
Washing System 1200 RPM Spin Speed
4 Soil Levels
5 Speed Combinations
5 Temperature Settings
Auto Load Sensing
Direct Drive Motor
PowerWash® System
Manufacturers Warranty 1 Year Limited Parts and Labor
10 Year Limited Parts-Motor & Wash Basket
Controls Amber LED Display
Cycle Indicator Lights
Digital Time Remaining Display
Estimated Time Remaining Display
Tap Touch Controls
Wash Cycles 10 Automatic Wash Cycles
Allergen Cycle
Bedding Cycle
Clean Washer Cycle w/ Affresh
Cold Wash Cycle
Delicates Cycle
Drain & Spin Cycle
Extra Rinse Option
Fresh Hold™
Normal Cycle
PowerWash® Cycle
Rapid Wash
Sanitary Cycle
Steam for Stains Option
Wrinkle Control Cycle
Convenience Features Add A Garment
Bleach Dispenser
Clean Washer Reminder
Control Lockout
Delay Start
Detergent Dispenser
Door Lock
End-Of-Cycle Signal
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Additional Features 2 Springs & 4 Dampers - Suspension System
Internal Water Heater
Energy/sound/power CEE Tier III Level
Energy Star Qualified
Height 39 3/4 Inches
Width 27 Inches
Depth 32 15/16 Inches
Dimensions Guide Click here to download
Energy Guide Click here to download
Installation Guide Click here to download
Owner's Manual Click here to download

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Average Rating

out of 5 ( 991 Reviews)

0-5 of 991 Reviews |

GEts clothes clean

by: cici50

Location: providence ri

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-27-2017

This washer cleans clothes well although the steam stain removal works best when the stain if pretreated. The washer does have a design flaw. The detergent starts running into the washer door as soon as it is in the dispenser. If you remove the dispenser compartments from the pull out drawer, you can see the opening that causes this. The fix is to turn the washer on and select the settings. Add fabric softener, if using, then add the detergent. Start the washer and then push the detergent dispenser in. This will keep most of the detergent in the wash and only requires a dispenser that is about 2/3 full.

I own this model nothing but problems and no service wow

by: Stevie

Location: Quebec

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-07-2017

I bought this machine with taxes 3000$ new square glass front loaded all it marked is error codes I think maytag should go back to quality and stop the tech of problems

Great Washer

by: Tom

Location: Culver IN

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-05-2017


Great Machine

by: ilovemycat

Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-03-2017

After extensive research and the inability to obtain the MHW8200FW, which was our first choice, we decided to go with the MHW5500FW. Turns out all our trepidation was really much ado about nothing. We were most concerned about noise and vibrations, since our laundry room is on the 2nd floor above our living room and our prior machine, a Kenmore Elite would shake and be heard while downstairs. I finally decided to take the chance with this model and forget about the naysayers, a very small minority, who did write reviews citing their unhappiness with noise. Bottom line, the machine is quiet, no vibrations felt downstairs and a normal load takes 47 minutes (another concern where people would speak of very long cycle time). The settings I have used - normal, cold, delicate and bedding, all have worked as described. It is lovely to have a light in the tub, and just know that the light goes off after a few minutes when leaving the door ajar to dry the machine. We also decided on Maytag due to 2 conversations with appliance repair people about their issues with repairing LG and Samsung. Overall, we are very happy with this purchase, and I strongly advise to shop loca. That allowed us to have very qualified professionals install our machine, upgrade the hoses to stainless braided, match the price of big box stores, take away the old for free and just be accessible and knowledgeable with their years of expertise.

Great improvement

by: mko

Location: South Lyon, MI

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 08-19-2017

I have this washer for over a month now and it is a great improvement from the 10 yr old front loader I replaced. It is quiet, vibration is minimal, cleans clothes well. The interior light is a nice feature and the fresh hold option I use to dry out the machine when I am done washing for the day ( I leave door open also when I turn the fresh hold off.) Overall, I am very happy with the machine and I hope it continues to perform as it has so far.
0-5 of 991 Reviews |