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Maytag MHWE550WJ
Washing Machine 4.5 cu ft

Featuring Maytag Commercial Technology the MHWE550WJ is durability and dependable. With a spin speed of up to 1300 RPM, you can wash the most delicate fabric efficiently.

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  Quick Specs  
Style: front load, grey, 3 tray dispenser, stainless steel basket
Cleaning: 1300 rpm, 4.5 cu ft, ,auto water levels
Cycles: 10 cycles, 7 wash options
Features: smooth balance suspension system, keeps clothes fresh 10 hours after wash, delay start
fast spinning washing machine

The MaxExtract or extended spin option allows you to remove moisture thoroughly, resulting in dry clothes in a shorter time.

This washer uses first-rate Maytag Commercial Technology and the power wash cycle feature results in excellent cleaning performance. There is a 10-year warranty on the washer motor and basket.

Washer Highlights

Interior highlights

  • Spin speed of up to 1,300 RPM.
  • Dynamic Venting Technology with fresh hold option keeps the laundry smelling fresh.
  • Steam Sanitation Cycle is able to remove potential allergens.

    Exterior highlights

  • Colors: Crimson Red, Oxide, and White.
  • 3-tray dispenser drawer for detergent, bleach, and fabric softener.
  • Display: you can see the estimated time remaining for the cycle.

  • Dimension Specifications
  • Height: 38 in.
  • Width: 27 in.
  • Depth: 32 in.
  • Total volume: 4.5 cu ft

  • The power wash cycle washes clothes completely and thoroughly
  • The easily adjustable spin speeds allow you to choose the best settings for the right types of fabric.
  • The MaxExtract feature assures clothes are drier at the end of your wash cycle, which will shorten actual clothes drying time.
  • Those who are sensitive to allergens find the steam sanitation cycle extremely useful, as it effectively reduces and removes allergens.
  • With its 10-year warranty on the motor and stainless steel wash basket, moreover, you are assured of getting the best return out of your money.
  • The Smooth Balance suspension system reduces noise and vibration even while the machine is loaded full.

  • Removing the laundry can be quite a task for some people because of its design.
  • This washing machine requires the use of specific types of detergents.
  • Some customers feel it can also be a hassle to operate and may take some getting used to.

    Consumer Opinions

  • Dynamic Venting Technology with built-in fan for odor elimination
  • Maytag Commercial Technology and commercial-grade components
  • Steam Sanitation option for removal of allergens
  • Variable spin speeds with a maximum of 1300 rpm
  • MaxExtract spin option results in faster drying
  • Sensi-care wash system offers highly efficient cleaning performance
  • Smooth Balance suspension system reduces noise and vibration

  • Can be a hassle to operate
  • Uses special types of detergent
  • Can be more expensive than most washers

    Full Specifications »

    Load Front
    Spin Speed 1300
    Number of Spin Speeds 5
    Temperature Settings 4
    Color Oxide
    Drum material  Stainless Steel
    Lid Hinge   
    Controls Digital and Knobs
    Height 38 inches
    Width 27 inches
    Depth 32 inches
    No. of Cycles 10
    Steam Yes
    Allergen Removal  Yes
    Power Wash Yes
    Bleach Dispenser Yes
    Add a garment  Yes
    Delay start Yes
    Control lockout Yes
    Sound Package Quiet Series 300
    Estimate time remaining Yes
    Energy Star Qualified Yes
    Fresh Hold Option Yes
    Max Extract Spin Yes
    Sensi-Care Wash system Yes
    Oxi-treat (stain fighting) No
    Smooth Balance  Yes
    Intelifill (water level sensor) Yes


  • Comments for Maytag MHWE550WJ
    Washing Machine 4.5 cu ft

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    Nov 05, 2012
    Maytag MHE550W
    by: canadian Owner

    I purchased this front load wash just 1 year ago, and the drum makes a load banging sound. It would appear the bearing are loose/ warn out in the drum
    It caused oil to stain the garments and Maytag USA
    would not warranty the washer because the warranty extired 2- days ago. It takes forrver to wash a laod. The system keeps on adding minutes to a wash. The machine could be washig at least 1-1/2 hours. I'v had a Kenmore for mora than 18 years, it was still working but I thought I would purchase a HE unit to be more efficeient and save energy. What a pices of junk.

    I would not buy MayTag is not dependable as they say in the commercial.

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