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Maytag MEDB400VQ 7-Cycle Electric Dryer - 7.3 Cu. Ft.

Another member of the Maytag Bravos series, the MEDB400VQ is a front-loading dryer with an ultra large capacity of 7.3 cubic feet. Using Maytag Commercial Technology, all the parts of this dryer are durable and commercial-grade, especially the hardy 5-rib dryer belt and powerful motor and blower. Like other Maytag dryers, this model also has a front lint filter and interior light. The MEDB400VQ boasts of a 360-degree front and rear heat seal. Available in white, its sleek looks coupled with a reversible swing door allow it to fit seamlessly into any available space.

Key features

- The very large 7.3 cubic feet capacity allows you to dry a huge amount of laundry in just one go, saving you time and energy.
- Seven automatic cycles with five temperature settings, this dryer can handle many types of fabric, while giving you the option to adjust temperatures as needed. This machine can care for delicates while still being capable of handling heavier garments.
- Using the GentleBreeze Drying System with IntelliDry Sensor, this dryer automatically senses moisture levels, allowing it to determine when clothes are already dry. This prevents fabric damage and overdrying, while saving energy at the same time. Thanks to this technology, the dryer can adjust the temperature and drying times for the most efficient, optimum performance.
- With the 90-minute Wrinkle Prevent option, delay unloading your laundry for up to 90 minutes, without worrying about any unpleasant odors or wrinkles that may set in. This option allows the dryer to continue tumbling clothes even after the end of a cycle, keeping them fresh until you have
the time to unload.
- The Quiet Series 300 Sound Package minimizes the noise your dryer makes during operation.
- With the DuraCushion dryer drum, the machine’s smooth interior also reduces friction and prevents wear and tear on garments.
- With the adjustable end of cycle signal, you’ll automatically be alerted when your laundry is done.


One of the biggest advantages this dryer has is its very large capacity. It makes it ideal for large families and busy households. With an average retail cost of US$700 to $800, this dryer is affordable. Like other Maytag dryers, this machine is very simple and easy to use. It’s also able to handle most kinds of fabric.


The reduced cost of this dryer also means reduced features. Unlike the other higher-end models Maytag offers, this particular dryer does not have steam-enhanced cycles.

Customers have complained about the laundry coming out very wrinkled. Some customers have also complained about the dryer’s performance. After one cycle, some loads are still damp. Customers have reported needing two cycles to have their laundry completely dry.

The machine’s noise is also an issue. Although it is reduced compared to other dryers, it is still significant enough to bother some purchasers. Even with a low cost, some customers feel that they have not received full value for their money. A few purchasers recommend getting a slightly more expensive model with better features instead.

Consumer like and dislikes


- large capacity
- easy to use
- durable
- more affordable


- poor drying performance
- noise
- no steam-enhanced cycles or sanitary cycles

Full Specifications »

Loading Type Front Load
Fuel Type Electric
Color White
Drum Material DuraCushion™ Dryer Drum
Control Type Dial Controls
Capacity 7.3 Cu. Ft.
Timed Dry  
Temperature Options 5 temperature options
Drying System GentleBreeze™ Drying System with IntelliDry® Sensor, IntelliDry® Sensor
No. of Cycles 7
MISC QuietSeries™ 300 Sound Package
Special Features Maytag® Commercial Technology, 90-Minute Wrinkle Prevent Option, Interior Light, Adjustable End of cycle signal, Damp dry signal, Spill-catcher top, Estimated Time Remaining Display, Last cycle recall, Reversible Side-Swing Door
Front Lint Filter, 360° Front and Rear Heat Seal

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Oct 19, 2011
quiet dryer
by: Anonymous

I love my dryer..quiet..clothes dry in record time & are not wrinkled..read alot of different reviews but I am very happy with this purchase..

Oct 17, 2011
Quiet Series my you know what
by: Anonymous

I bought a brand new Maytag dryer at Sears in Sept and was happy to see it was a Quiet Series. The first load that I dried was somewhat small, not unusual since I am a single woman with only my own laundry to do. The noise was quite rambunctious and very noisy. I was appalled at this and called Sears. Talk about the runaround. Each one tells me to call the other (I am going from the store to the courtesy center to the technical center and back around again). For 3 weeks I have tried to solve this and have been unsuccessful. It is almost not worth the hassell. In fact, I have given up trying to address this issue. My only recourse is to take the washer and dryer that I bought back to the store -- only problem is they took my old set away or I would do so. No more Sears for me!!!

Dec 18, 2010
by: Anonymous

This is by far the very worst dryer ever made... I bought the washer and this dryer and have never been so disappointed in my purchases.

Calling Maytag was a waste of time. I did go to Lowes where I purchased my items and was looking at something else, the salesman who sold me this set asked what was wrong. I told him about the washer and dryer and he said, "pick something else" and guess what, just a couple days later Lowes delivered my new washer and dryer and took these horrible items back. All with no cost to me.

Lowes has integrity in the products they sell. If you contact Maytag they will do nothing to assist you but Lowes will make it right. Love my new washer and dryer and they are not maytag!

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