Maytag mvwx655dw reviews: Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW Washing Machine Review

Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW Washing Machine Review

Outfitted with a 4.3-cu.-ft. drum and Maytag’s 10-year warranty on certain components, this washer will get your clothes clean, and won’t frustrate you in the process.

The only problem? You’ll notice the MVWX655DW wears no Energy Star badge. While it does meet the Department of Energy’s minimum efficiency guidelines, it uses about twice as much water as a comparable front-loading machine. That’s not unusual for a top loader, but those water bills add up over time.

Still, new technology means it’s more efficient than older machines, making the Maytag MWVX655DW one of the best values on the market.


The MVWX655DW is designed and assembled in America, and embodies the essence of a traditional top loader. Its body is metal all around, with plastic controls that still feel sturdy. All the knobs respond with a satisfying “click” when you turn them, and the windowed lid has soft-close hinges.

When you get the lid open, you’ll see a detergent dispenser. That alone is an unusual feature for a washer in this price range, but this one also slides easily on metal tracks. Keep in mind that this is a high efficiency machine, which means it needs less detergent to get the job done. It’s a bad sign if the machine isn’t using all the detergent you put in, and that could lead to soapy streaks on your dark clothes.

The drum features a wash plate instead of a pole agitator, which is gentler on clothing and requires less water. In practice, this means you cram a decent amount of laundry into the machine, and you can also reach it (the drum is just 29 inches deep) without any trouble later on.

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  • One of the most metal detergent dispenser we’ve ever seen. Credit: / Jonathan Chan

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  • The dispenser mixed water in at the right time to maximize performance. Credit: / Jonathan Chan

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Performance & Features

The balance of PowerWash

Broadly speaking, there are three ways to clean laundry: chemical, thermal, and mechanical. Only the thermal and mechanical factors are totally within a washer’s control. Thermal energy takes the form of hot water, and—since this mdoel lacks an internal water heater—the MVWX655DW scales back hot water use to avoid draining your hot water heater. To make up for this, each load ends up taking a long time, such as 52 minutes for Normal.

This machine also uses a lot of cold water to wash away stains. Based on national cost and use patterns, we estimate that the MVWX655DW will cost about $63 a year to run between water and electricity consumption. That’s on par with most top-loading machines, but double what an efficient front loader uses.

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A 4.3-cu.-ft. drum isn’t the biggest out there, but it’s certainly large enough for most families.

However, the MVWX655DW at least puts all of that water to good use. At an hour and fifteen minutes, the PowerWash cycle proved to be the most… well, powerful. It used 20 gallons of water, but was more than capable of tackling everything from cocoa to blood stains.

Normal was the next best lab-tested cycle. It tested close behind PowerWash with about 4% less stain removal overall, but struggled against sweat stains.

For in-depth performance information, please visit the Science Page.

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Don’t use powdered detergent, or you’ll get residue in the drawer.


Though there’s a big “10 Year Limited Warranty” badge on the front, the entirety of the Maytag MVWX655DW is only covered by a one-year limited warranty. This covers parts and labor for any defects found after the time of purchase. Maytag does include a ten-year warranty on its drive motor and drum, but that only covers parts. Getting a mechanic in to fix it will still cost you.

Your Mother’s Washer

Old-school design with some new-school tech

You likely learned how to do laundry from your parents on a machine that’s now outdated. If you long for those days, the user interface of the Maytag MVWX655DW is basically the same as the washer you grew up with. While some of the technological aspects under the hood have been upgraded, everything else is decidedly old-school.

Soft-close hinges, a PowerWash cycle, and a 4.3-cu.-ft. drum add touches of class—as well as some modernity—to a highly affordable machine. If you’re okay with those upgrades, and no others, and you don’t live in an area with high utility costs, this machine should do a fine job.

By the Numbers

Science is the bedrock of our review process. We use empirical data gathered in our testing labs to construct our reviews. For washing machines like the Maytag MVWX655DW, the most important factors are stain removal and efficiency. To learn even more about how we test washers, click here, otherwise… read on.

Cleaning Performance

To test stain removal in an objective manner, we use mechanically coated stain strips. These cloth swatches are covered in common household substances like cocoa, red wine, and a human sweat analog.

We place these stain strips in eight-pound test loads made up of towels, bedsheets, and pillowcases. The test loads are washed in selected cycles. When it’s done, we take the strips out and scan them with a photospectrometer. A computer then analyzes how much of each stain has been lifted.

Before and after test stain results using the Normal cycle. From left to right: control, sweat, dirt, blood, cocoa, and red wine.

After our analysis, we determined the PowerWash cycle lived up to its name. It outscored the Normal Cycle–the 2nd highest scoring mode–by 4%. Normal, in turn, outpaced the Delicates cycle by a whopping 10%.

Delving into individual stains, the MVWX655DW did best against cocoa and blood, and worst against oil and sweat stains. Both of these require a little heat to get rid of, which this Maytag doesn’t really bring to the table. The highest temperature we recorded on the Normal cycle was an balmy 101°F, and that was with our inlet temperatures set to 60°F for cold and 120°F for hot.


Efficiency testing is two-fold. We calculate utility consumption by hooking the MVWX655DW to wattage and water meters to measure how much water and electricity the machine uses. Based on national average use and cost patterns, we estimate the Maytag MVWX655DW will cost about $63 a year to run. That’s on the high side: typical front loaders cost about half as much.

The other factor is water retention, or how much excess water is removed from your laundry at the end of a wash cycle. The wetter your laundry is, the more time it needs to spend in your electricity-hungry dryer. We like to see washers spin out of at least 50% of a laundry load’s weight in water. The MVWX655DW only spun out around 38%, so it gets a middling score from us.

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Jonathan Chan

Senior Manager of Lab Operations


Jonathan Chan currently serves as the Lab Manager at Reviewed. If you clean with it, it’s likely that Jon oversees its testing. Since joining the Reviewed in 2012, Jon has helped launch the company’s efforts in reviewing laptops, vacuums, and outdoor gear. He thinks he’s a pretty big deal. In the pursuit of data, he’s plunged his hands into freezing cold water, consented to be literally dragged through the mud, and watched paint dry. Jon demands you have a nice day.

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MVWX655DW Review – HomeBrands

If you are looking to purchase a new washing machine, you are probably wondering where to begin. With so many different styles and brands to choose from, it can be confusing and overwhelming to know which machine may be the best option for you. 

In this article, we have focused specifically on one washing machine. the Maytag MVWX655DW. We will be discussing its specifications, some background information on the company, a list of its pros and cons, and whether or not we recommend purchasing it. We have done all of the work and research so you do not have to!

Maytag Background

Maytag is a company based in America that creates and supplies washing machines.

It was originally founded by Frederick Maytag in 1983. In the 1950s as washing machines gained in popularity, Maytag began to become well known and supplied machines for commercial use. In 2005, Maytag was purchased by Whirlpool and has integrated into this company since then.

MVWX655DW Review

We have split this review into handy sections explaining all of the specifications of this model to make it easier for you to find all of the information you need.

Wash Cycles

This washing machine contains eleven washing cycles in total, nine of which are similar in length and purpose as many other washing machines.

In addition to the nine washing cycles that are available on this model, the MVWX655DW has two additional wash cycles that are particularly useful, the PowerWash and the Deep Water Wash. 

The PowerWash provides excellent cleaning and has an additional cleaning action and heated water to get into even the most stubborn of stains. This PowerWash cycle is difficult to beat and provides great results for your clothes.

The Deep Water Wash cycle increases the amount of water in the washing machine to a depth of water that is deeper than average. This added water allows the clothes to soak for longer to encourage difficult stains to be lifted, especially if they are deeply soiled. The saturation of the clothes will help to lift even the toughest of stains.

It is worth mentioning that some purchasers have noticed that sometimes the clothes they have washed have not all been completely saturated and have experienced some dry patches on the clothes.

In terms of cycle lengths, they are varied with each setting. On average, the majority of the cycles last for around fifty minutes, although you do have the option to choose a longer or shorter wash cycle. 

With the MVWX655DW, you cannot see the length of time for the cycle you have chosen like you can on many other washing machines. For many people, this is an important feature as it will allow you to manage your time accordingly. However, if this is not something that bothers you, this machine is great.

Temperature Settings In terms of temperature settings on the MVWX655DW, there are four options to choose from – “Cold, Cool, Hot, Tap Cold, Warm”.  

What is great about these choices is that if you want to be more environmentally conscious, you can choose the cold or cool temperatures to help with your energy consumption. If you have delicate clothes or items you need to wash at a higher temperature, this option is available to you too.

This washing machine in particular does not have a steam cleaning option to help lift and remove stains. However, the warmer cycles and PowerWash will help this.

The temperature of the washing machine will also self regulate to an extent and will alter the temperature of the water to ensure it is at the correct temperature for the setting you have chosen.

Soil Settings

With many washing machines, you cannot choose a setting specifically to suit how soiled the clothes you are washing are. However, with the MVWX655DW, there are four different soil settings to choose from.

These are – “extra heavy, heavy, light, and medium”. This is particularly great if you have children as you may have more soiled items to wash. These settings give you the flexibility to tailor your wash cycle to best suit the clothes you are washing. If your job involves washing soiled clothes regularly, this washing machine would be a great option for you.  

Detergent DispenserThe MVWX655DW has one main detergent dispenser that is on metal tracks. As this washing machine is particularly efficient, you do not need a lot of washing detergent. One thing to note is that a few customers have experienced detergent being leftover on their clothes after their cycle has finished. This can occur when too much detergent is used.

The great thing about this machine is that you do not need to use an excessive amount of washing detergent, so if used correctly, this machine is cost-efficient in the long run and should not leave detergent on your clothes.


The MVWX655DW comes with a ten-year warranty on its motor and stainless steel wash basket, which, for a washing machine is fantastic.

This warranty will give you peace of mind that if anything should go wrong, you can look into having the problem resolved.

Power Impeller

The power impeller is a fantastic piece of technology. It helps to keep the clothes wet throughout the wash and helps to ensure that the washing detergent is spread equally throughout the load of clothes. It has a “triple action spray”, enabling the machine to be as effective as possible.

However, some people have noted that their clothes have not been as saturated as they would have preferred and some stains have not been lifted with this technology. 


The MVWX655DW has a particularly great capacity in the drum, so if you are purchasing this and you have a large family, it is a great option for you.

The bigger washing drum allows you to wash more clothes at a time and saves you time and money as you will not need to do as many cycles. The actual capacity is 4-3/10, and It has a height and width of 27 inches. The drum is made out of durable stainless steel. 

StyleThe MVWX655DW as a whole may not be the highest-tech or fantastic looking washing machine with wifi and smart options, but it is powerful and cleans clothes well. The door is at the top of the washing machine instead of on the front. Although this is a top-loading washing machine and does not have the same display options as some other washing machines do, it is sleek in its design, and being white, will fit most decor.

Pros And ConsIf you do not have time to read our full review, or would like to compare the pros and cons of the MVWX655DW, we have provided a useful table of these below for you.


  • 11 wash cycle settings
  • Range of temperature settings
  • PowerWash cycle
  • Deep Water Wash cycle
  • Ten-year motor and wash basket warranty
  • Large washing machine drum
  • Power impeller 


  • Soap potentially leftover after the cycle has finished
  • Potentially does not fully submerge clothes in water
  • Not all stains are lifted from the clothes
  • No time display screen

Final Thoughts 

Overall, if you are looking to purchase a simple washing machine that will clean clothes well and does not have all of the high tech options that many other washing machines have, the MVWX655DW is the perfect option for you.

Although it does not have a screen to notify you of how long the cycle has left, it will still beep when the cycle has finished.It has a particularly big washing drum which means that you can wash more things at once, saving you time and money. There are many cycle options to choose from and you are not limited in options.

There are different soiling and temperature options to choose from, allowing you to utilize the machine fully according to your different needs.With the MVWX655DW, you will not need to use a lot of washing detergent, which is cost-effective, and the PowerWash and Deep Water Wash cycles clean and lift any particularly difficult to remove stains well. This is a top-loaded washing machine with a simple white design, that will fit in with most types of decor.  

It is worth noting that some people have experienced with bigger loads of washing that not all of their washing was completely submerged in water. This may be as a result of what was being washed, rather than the washing machine itself.

This is a useful and functional washing machine that is simple in design, easy to use, and is great at cleaning clothes. It is versatile and includes everything that you would expect and want from a washing machine. It also comes with a ten-year warranty on the steel basket and motor which will give you peace of mind when purchasing. 

Nai-kindness to the Maytag machine for 2019

Nai-kindness to the Maytag machine for 2019


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Belezhka to the editor: August 7, 2019

Updated the review, for yes, we include the new favorite Maytag puck, Maytag MVWB865GC. Testwamme has a lot of new pucks, so pay attention to more updates in the near future!

For over a century, experience in the production of the right machine, not from time to time, Maytag is the first choice for caps for fishing on a powerful puck. But dori and veche yes ste decided for Maytag markat, ima have a lot of options and functions, which tryabva and misunderstand, how to look for and intend a perfect car, which will dissuade you from your needs.

Right there, right there. Every machine for miena on Maytag, for some reason it failed our laboratories, for some reason it failed to check from our expert on praneto, separating the living from the swimmer. We’ve got Maytag pucks down the drain, cash in on your purchase.

Our Favorite Maytag Washer Maytag MVWB865GC (available at AppliancesConnection for $724.00) kato praneto is clean, without damaging delicate items such as lingerie or sportswear. Ako look for yes you know better, chete natatk!

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Maytag MVWB865GC installed and associated dryer.

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Maytag MVWB865GC

Nai- Maytag MVWB865GC Between the beautiful and metallic cover of chic and elegance, but the interface is simple, it’s a single front door, you don’t mind and show it on a guest. In a convenient combination of technology and legend, the Maytag washer allows you to select a cycle from the dial and punch through the options for the cycle (katon on soil, temperature on water and speed on varten) through the dokosvana on the button sensor on the display.

Byahme a lot of satisfaction from cleaning the tazi washer; Cycle on PowerWash depends on the task and win nai-uporite si petna. Dori is kind, tazi puck did a wonderful job, which was worn out on our test ashes, some impressive feat for the puck from the pole barkalka. If you are looking for a Maytag washer, you can not remove it from a Maytag MVWB865GC washer.

$724.00 from AppliancesConnection $989.10 from Home Depot

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Hello! Checking the crew for testing on uredi. Between the Trimata (John Chan, Kyle Hamilton and Julia McDougal) have spent many years in testwana on Golemi Uredi, including washers, dryers, coolers, washing machines, dusters, and dusters robots.

Imam has a lot of experience and testimme tezi products in the laboratory, but they used such a trick such that they sent the normal hora biha to daily this si, which means something that the imam was wonderfully aware of for tov, how uredi sa from time to time on technite price points and koi uredi Imat is truly useful additional functions (for the difference from the approach to the kitchen skat mivka kjm function).


Imaiki foresaw everything, you can even feel sure that I’m spoiling the product, giving you my seal for looking for approval, which means two things: first, tosi urede, presenting good, and secondly, tosi urede forest for crawling. Wines are a new product, so follow our reviews and discussions on new products in storage, refrigeration, home machines and cleanliness.


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Every peralnya, sometime in the lab on Reviewed, change the premise and switch mode on the testvan, somehow coping with both performance and convenience for the consumer. Efficiency test includes:

Premahvane for petna – for a tape from Aham-approval petna (which includes cocoa, sweat, pork krav, red wine and olio), how much from any petna can you premahne tazi peralnya?


Wear and tear – by the time of the given cycle, sharply strong mechanical action on the top of the skin?

Zadarzhane for water – how much water is poured out of your peralnya to the edges of the cycle?

Cycle time – how long is the cycle time for each cycle?

High-quality washers and matt tvardi ability for suspension on petna, do not damage the seat of the si, do not hold a little water and have short cyclic times.

Efficiency test test, estimating such an appraisal of use for any kind of work, based on our experience, some time on test and careless use (one sadness from working in Reviewed, which is a lot of room machine!) . Basically, we won’t get an excuse for one question: is it sharply necessary and do you use the basin of the peralnya? This product includes a cumulative assessment of the control panel, gate, dispenser for cleaning preparations and all the intelligent functions that turn on.

Combination data for efficiency with our own observations, we can give a solid argument for any, some sort of different type of transmission at any price.

How do you know for Maytag washers

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Maytag (often from Whirlpool Corporation) is one of the best and best recognize uredi brands in the SASH. The history of Maytag extends to the end of the 19th century / beginning to the 20th century, Maytag was run by F. L. Maytag, more than one enterprise, which backed up production and improvements were not made on the machine for the first time.


Now, more than 100 years ago, the Maytag brand is very well connected with the original machine. Dokato some brands imat better pazars with a pre-natally natovarvane on a pazar, Maytag is not true on a root si (and on your own return a fenov) through a delay on a focus on a traditional pazar with a nai-golyamo natovarvane, kato expand it in time and in some pucks with a product good.

Maytag One of a kind, always wear the “Made in the USA” sticker. Contrary to how many little verdi sa is truly directed from beginning to end, in the SASH veche, part for the front of the machine Maytag sa “Designed, designed and globen in SASH.”0005

Other machines Maytag, koito testvahme

Maytag MVWB765FW

New Maytag MVWB765FW otnema track Maytag MVWB865GC and covering new technologies, which are now in working order, koito horata trek in the washer on Maytag. Toy e is beautifully designed, but in spite of everything else, it has been dokosvaneto at the start of the school at the pole barkalka and single smoked for the election for the cycle. If you want to add more water to your cycle, the Deep Fill option can almost double the amount of water in a normal cycle.

Own 4.7-cu.-ft. capacitance, tozi top-company can be forested and clean comrades with golems, especially when using the PowerWash cycle, which is excellently suspended for a pet. If you are looking for advice from prescribing and purchasing Maytag MVWB865GC, without any tax and paying a full price, do not take and look at Maytag MVWB765FW.

  • Difficult for Prana

  • Long Cycle

$699.00 from AppliancesConnection $809.10 from Home Depot $625.00 from Abt


Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW

bells and whistles, Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW osiguryava forest and convenient consumer eradicated and powerful opportunity for cleaning, everything is at a much lower price. Tazi puck e nai-important peralna car with nai-golyamo natovarvane. For pity, tova is not very effective, but togawa povecheto top tovarachi not sa.

Aco ste good with minimal surpluses – like a panty with a brew and a cycle on PowerWash – and don’t look for high places for public services, a Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW machine is a breeze and all your needs are handled.


$563.80 from AppliancesConnection $567.90 from Home Depot $565.00 from Abt

Maytag MVWB835DW

Available now Maytag Bravos XL foot. capacity. Similar to the Maytag peralni machine, and the inclusion of high cycle ratings on PowerWash, which can be saved through the phone.

In addition, the normal cycle is almost perfectly effective, it cycles sharply on the PowerWash, so you can get almost more power on cleaning and yes, take 30 minutes to use the Normal cycle before the PowerWash. Be aware that PowerWash still won’t favor the choice of golems or a lot of rubbish comrades. Regardless, they gave a question for the bedding or the merchant’s prana, the machine for the mien on the Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW was not resolved.

  • Cyclic baths

  • I crawled a lot of water

$673.60 from AppliancesConnection $899.10 from Home Depot

Maytag MVWC465HW

Made in America d-highly natovarvane ss old man barkalka. The PowerWash cycle is a good job, it’s a big break, but it takes about an hour and a half to complete the cycle. Normally, it’s better from 47 minutes, but don’t sleep well clean.

The control panel has been rationalized and includes three options – one for the temperature on the bend, cycle selection and options for the bend – and a system for lighting the condition of the forests, starting with a visual check on the cycle in advance. Shaybata Maytag MVWC465HW is a dangerous product for the first time, some people have worked hard for a small and pure family.

  • Difficult for Prana

  • Malak capacity

$473. 80 from AppliancesConnection $477.90 from Home Depot $475.00 from Abt


Maytag MVWC565FW

Maytag MVWC565FW who work with the budget. Tazi washer with a high-quality product has a solid performance (boosted by the amazingly impressive cycle on the PowerWash) with a lot of customization options. Osven smoked for the choice on the main cycle, stop four smokers and allow you to regulate the soil on the incoming goods on the prana, the temperature on the bend, the weeping break and the amount of water, some of it in each cycle.

MVWC565FW can be praised with both Deep Rinse and Deep Water Wash; If you prefer and use a lot of water in the cyclite on miena, the goods will be charged for you.


$527.40 from Home Depot $525.00 from Abt

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