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Maytag® Front Load Washer with Fresh Hold® Option and PowerWash® System – 5.2 cu. ft

Tackle super sized loads with 5.2 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® system1,* 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 bacteria2** and delivers thorough cleaning in this front load washer.

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Top 3 Features

Fresh Hold® Option

The Fresh Hold® option keeps clean clothes smelling fresh in the washer with an internal fan and intermittent tumbling that circulate air through clothes for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends.

Best Cleaning in the Industry Driven by the PowerWash® System1

The Best Cleaning in the industry is driven by the PowerWash® system4, featuring the extra cleaning action of the PowerWash® cycle and an internal heater.

Steam for Stains Option

Available with select wash cycles including Allergen and PowerWash™, this option uses a combination of water temperature and steam to provide the optimal environment for detergent enzymes to work on removing organic stains.

Additional Features

Sanitize Cycle

The Sanitize cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria2 with extra hot water temperature, delivering thorough cleaning and peace of mind.

Wrinkle Control Cycle

The Wrinkle Control cycle is specially designed to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place with warm water and low spin speeds.

10-Year Limited Parts Warranty3 on the Direct Drive Motor and Stainless Steel Wash Basket

We don’t just tell you a Maytag® washer will get your clothes clean for years: we confidently back our washers with a 10-year limited parts warranty3 on the direct drive motor and stainless steel wash basket.

Designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

These laundry pairs are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

PowerWash® Cycle

The PowerWash® cycle helps remove everyday tough stains in a single wash by using a combination of extra wash action and heated water.

Internal Heater

An internal heater gives detergent a powerful boost, helping it to work harder against stubborn stains with increased water temperature, contributing to the Best Cleaning in the industry driven by the PowerWash® system1.

5.2 Cu. Ft. I.E.C. Capacity

The 5.2 cu. ft. I.E.C. capacity of Maxima® washers is designed to tackle your toughest loads.

Direct Drive Motor

The direct drive motor not only has the power to handle large loads, it’s backed by our 10-year limited parts warranty3.

Stainless Steel Wash Basket

Resists scratches and rust to help prevent the snagging and staining of clothes.

Cold Wash Cycle

Extra cleaning action and an active soak help wash away tough stains, while giving you the energy savings and gentle cleaning power of cold water.

Allergen Cycle

The Allergen cycle deep cleans fabrics with extra water to flush out 95% of common household allergens,5 like dust mites and pet dander.

Advanced Vibration Control™ Plus

Advanced Vibration Control™ Plus automatically redistributes unbalanced loads with a ball-bearing balancing ring and six-point suspension system, while advanced software learns its surroundings, adjusting and recalibrating from load to load.

Cycle Memory

Customize each cycle the way you want with cycle memory, which stores your last setting choices and then applies those options the next time you use that cycle.

Rapid Wash Cycle

The Rapid Wash cycle cleans small loads quickly with high speed tumbling and extra high spin speed for faster drying, and pairs nicely with the Rapid Dry cycle on matching Maytag® dryers to get your clothes ready in no time.

Maytag® Commercial Technology

Maytag® Commercial Technology ensures our washers are built to last, including a hard-nosed pump impeller for powerful cleaning action, a direct drive motor backed by a 10-year limited parts warranty3, and zinc-coated springs that are engineered to work like clockwork year after year.

Configuration and Overview
CEE Tier Rating Tier II
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Sound Package Quiet Series™
Out of Balance Sensing Yes
Hoses Included No
Basket Material Stainless Steel
Energy Factor 2.92
Motor Drive Type Direct Drive
Pedestal Options Yes
Stackable Yes
Maytag Commercial Technology Components Pump Impeller, Corrosion Resistant Springs and Dampers
Suspension System 2 Springs 4 Dampers
LED Color Amber
Feedback-Status Indicators Add Garment, Clean Washer Reminder, Delay Wash, Done, Door Locked, Estimated Time Remaining, Sensing, Steaming
Display Type Cycle Indicator Lights with Digital Time Remaining
Cycle and Options
Washer Cycle Selections Allergen, Bedding, Clean Washer with affresh, Cold Wash, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Normal, Powerwash®, Rapid Wash, Sanitize, Wrinkle Control
Number of Spin Speeds 5
Number of Soil Levels 4
Temperature Combinations Hot, Extra Hot, Cold, Cool, Warm
Washer Option Selections Control Lock, Delay Wash, Drum Light, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fresh Hold®, My Cycle, Steam for Stains
Number of Wash Cycles 11
Pre Soak No
Soil Selections Light, Extra Heavy, Normal, Heavy
Spin Speed Selections High, Max Extract, Medium, Off, Slow
Water Factor 3.20
Height 39 3/4
Width 27
Depth 32 15/16
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 52 15/16
Maximum Height 39 3/4
Minimum Height 38 3/4


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