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Making it a SNAP since 1965
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Front Load Washer with Fresh Hold® Option and PowerWash® System - 4.5 cu. ft.

Model # MHW5500FW

 4.6 out of 5 (991 Reviews)

Available in 2 Color(s)

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Features:

  • Wrinkle Control Cycle
  • 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor and Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • American Pride
  • Internal Heater
  • 4.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Cold Wash Cycle
  • Allergen Cycle
  • Advanced Vibration Control Plus
  • Cycle Memory
  • Rapid Wash Cycle
  • Maytag® Commercial Technology
Dimensions
Depth 32-15/16 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 52-15/16 in
Height 39-3/4 in
Maximum Height 39-3/4 in
Minimum Height 38-3/4 in
Width 27.0 in
Appearance
Window Yes
Details
Drum Material Stainless Steel
Interior Light Yes
Cycles and Options
Number of Wash Cycles 11
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
CEE Tier Tier II
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Size 27 in
UL UL
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes

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4.6

out of 5 (991 Reviews)

93% of reviewers recommend this product.

GEts clothes clean

Submitted by cici50 - 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.

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I own this model nothing but problems and no service wow

Submitted by Stevie - 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

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Great Washer

Submitted by Tom - Great!!!!

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Great Machine

Submitted by ilovemycat - 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.

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Great improvement

Submitted by mko - 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.

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Excellent Machine!

Submitted by Pleased Customer - We purchased this washing machine almost two months ago to replace our GE Front Loader. I was hesitant to purchase another front loader as our GE machine had been a nightmare with failing to spin heavy clothes well and making a terrible noise when spinning towels, whites etc. We love our new Maytag machine! It is a quiet machine that spins clothes exceptionally well without any vibrating or movement. My only regret is that we did not buy this machine sooner.

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Great cleaning

Submitted by Cowkitty - I had a Maytag Neptune and loved it. It died after 17 yrs and I just couldn't bring myself to buy anything else but another Maytag. I love it.

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front controls are usable

Submitted by reader - no size for loads

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So Far So GREAT but..

Submitted by Florida Gal - It Works great so far. It gets the whites REALLY white, and seems to get the clothes so clean with such a little amount of water its amazing. I am not sure it would fit 29 towels though , and was not thrilled with the results when i washed my queen size comforter. (I purchased this mostly for large comforters and dog beds., so i will give it another try before my final judgement. It does not seem that noisy to me at all . BUT . When it locks it is a VERY LOUD CLICK which does not sound right .I actually did not want a front load at first because of all the issues you read about and I only got this one because the first top load Maytag 5 CU machine I bought was horrible. This machine is 1000 times better. If it cleans my comforter right next time I would give it 5 Stars. I am dissapointed that because I bought my first one in MAY during Maytag month and got this one in Jul I missed out on all those great discounts which doesnt seem fair as it was a bad machine.

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Great

Submitted by Fran the crafter - Very happy with it.

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great wash

Submitted by Mam - I bought this 2 months ago...very pleased so far..little noisy. but would recommend to anyone.

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Great features

Submitted by Sunshine - I am very happy with my washer and dryer

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Bad sound

Submitted by Squeaky - Bought end of May,unhappy with sound it makes!

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Love my washer

Submitted by Nibs - Easier to use then my Maytag Epic Z.. thanks Finally as easy as my Neptunes..

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Loud, cannot disable sound notifications

Submitted by New Homeowner - I bought the set for my new home and if I had operated the washer and dryer in the store I would not have purchased this. Both the washer and dryer are loud and have power on/ power off "notifications" that you cannot disable. Along with the fact the "normal" wash cycle runs for 1:37- that is ridiculous!

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Squeaks

Submitted by Trudster - It squeaks!! Making awful sound

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Loud

Submitted by CalP - Loud. Limited cold wash settings. Already in for repair after literally one day of use, repairman said noise issue wasn't a defect, they are just very loud in operation.

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cleans wells

Submitted by bob - cleans very well and extracts water at high speed very well

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Excellent Product

Submitted by John - Useful features. Uses minimal water but cleans very effectively. Still getting use to the front loading and unloading. Good value for the money.

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Easy to use

Submitted by Grandma - My first frontload machine.

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Excellent Washer

Submitted by Casst - We have only had the washer a couple of months but so far it is an Excellent washer. Nice big tub. Quiet running. Excellent performance many features. I will add that figuring out how to use all the features was a bit overwhelming at one point, but once we got it was fine

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Cleans well, extremely quiet

Submitted by Mary - When I first went shopping for a replacement washer I told my husband no front loaders, I want a large capacity top loader like I have. Then I found out that the so called large capacity washers have no agitator which I wasn't happy to see. Looking at mixed reviews about them I reluctently looked at front loaders and liked the looks and price of this one and it was a very large capacity. I took delivery 2 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. It cleans better than my previous washer, which I didn't think was possible. I was concerned about the noise level because I read reviews on it being a noisy washer. In fact, it is so quiet that I don't hear it at all and my washer is on the first floor, main level of the house. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. My only issue is that every time I do a load of laundry I have to look at the book to figure out which setting is the best. A couple f the settings take twice as long to complete than my old washer but I'm sure I will get use to it all. Also like the fact that it's made in the USA

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Ease of use

Submitted by Nibs - So thankful that Maytag made the front loader easier to use. Had a Epic Z (9 years old) and did not like.. Had Neptunes before and loved them. Love the easy to use..

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Quiet and cleans well

Submitted by Mouth - This washer is quiet and cleans clothes very well. Been using for a month now without any issues.

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Cleans very good

Submitted by Happy man - Will stick with maytag products.

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Awesome washer

Submitted by Emtpfd - Bought in may it has served great. Love the hold fresh cycle and sanitize cycle nice large capacity

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Quiet, Well Designed with useful features

Submitted by D & K - We bought the washer a month ago as a replacement. It is quiet in operation. The features are well designed and useful. The control panel is intuitive and easy to operate.

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Cleans Well

Submitted by Writerwifeandmom - We've had the Maytag for a few months, and I'm very pleased with the performance, especially since I was reluctant to buy Maytag (based on my previous Maytag washer/dryer's sub-par performance, but Maytag has done a great job with the new generation of washers/dryers. I'm a happy customer. I haven't been able to figure out how to add a few more items once the wash cycle has begun, which is a little frustrating.

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Love The Steam

Submitted by The Memaw - I purchased this machine because I've had good luck with Maytag. I love that you can freshen a load with the steam feature if I let it sit in the dryer over night. The wash machine does a fantastic job of cleaning for a front loader. I would buy this brand again in the future. Hopefully the way future as I would love for them to last 10+ years.

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Great features

Submitted by Penny - I bought it is June and am very pleased.

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Second one I owned in the last 5 years

Submitted by LSP - I had this model in another house and replaced a 20 yr old Maytag with this one. I have had an issue with liquid soap on the floor before the wash cycle. I think I loaded soap before clothes and door was open.

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Great washer

Submitted by Kitchen Bit-- - Great washer with kids it used everyday

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Great Machine

Submitted by NeeNawKat - Love this washing machine. Easy to use. Leave door open after use and have no problem; not noisy; cleans great

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Love everything about this machine so far!!!!

Submitted by Carol - We bought our new washer and dryer combo when we moved to our new home. These machines are awesome and love the color!

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Excellent features

Submitted by Mom - I got it in June and I absolutely love it

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Excellent Washer

Submitted by Laurie - Bought at Sherman's Peoria. Works great. Wish the design was different where you put soap & softener. Sometimes the soap splashes in the softener reservoir when filling. Then I have to wipe it out before adding softener.

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This is a very nice machine.

Submitted by Doug - This machine is far superior to the Bosch unit it is replacing plus it is made in the USA. This unit handle large loads with ease.

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Bigger capacity

Submitted by Spider Lady - I like my front load Maytag - I had previously bought the Neptune. This one is a bit noisy sometimes, but I guess I'll get used to it. This one has a much deeper tub - wow. It almost spins the clothes dry - love it.

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Best I've seen

Submitted by Knite63 - I purchased the black stainless steel top loader washer and dryer set. They are absolutely fab...and very quite, effective and cleans & dry very efficiently. Highly recommend Maytag.

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Love every thing about it ,except washer is louder than old1

Submitted by Poppy - We love our new washer and drier. We have had maytag washers and driers twice before and always loved them just got new ones each time just to update and give our old machines to our grown kids and they are still running fine!!!!!

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Amazing Machine!

Submitted by Patti - I actually love doing laundry now. Love all the features and how well my clothes are cleaned and gentle on clothes!

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Maytag wins again

Submitted by Rick - Been about a month. Really happy with it Does what promised

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Great features

Submitted by Mom of three boys - Very quiet, tons of features!

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Great Product

Submitted by granny - I love it

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My "talking" washer

Submitted by Otis B - This is such a change: front-loading, musical display, locked door, etc. I've run just 3-4 loads, but am pleased thus far.

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Great Washer

Submitted by Retired - I've used for two months, and very satisfied with the cleaning of all loads & simple to use

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Great so far

Submitted by Garden Gal - I bought this almost 2 months ago and I'm very pleased with this washer. The Cycles are correctly timed unlike my old front loader and much quieter too. I love the inside drum light. This model cleans well in cold or hot water.

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Looks great

Submitted by Mom - does the job \.

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Great Equipment

Submitted by Fred - We spent days studying which washer and dryer set to purchase, and after two weeks we narrowed the choice down to the 5500 series. Being as the 5500 is almost like the 8200 which wast rated at the very top by Consumer Reports, and they said the 5500 performed like the 8200, we made that choice. We have been using the washer dryer set now for several weeks and my wife is very happy. They are energy and water efficient, quite, good looking, have many good features, and made in the USA. We are very pleased.

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Love it!

Submitted by Elvia - We purchased the older model a few years ago in California and it worked well for washing comforters and larger loads as well as the regular laundry. After we relocated to AZ, we upgraded to this this model and absolutely love it. Easy to use, easy to clean, its quiet and the size is perfect and doesn't crowd our space in the laundry room. I recommend this model!

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