How Do Maytag Front Load Washing Machines Compare to Top Load Ones?


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Maytag front load washers and top load washers are much alike except for the obvious difference of the door locations. However, the features, size, capacity and cycle options vary from machine to machine. Most features offered by Maytag can be found in both the top load and front load machines.

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As of 2015, Maytag front load washers range in price from around $800 to $1,500, while the top loaders can be somewhat less expensive, around $600 to $1,200. The majority of the front loaders are Energy Star® certified, but only the higher-end top loaders feature this qualification. The front loaders have a wider selection of interior capacities, from 2.0 to 4.5 cubic feet of space but the largest top loaders have 4.8 cubic feet of space, which is the highest capacity available in Maytag washers. However, the top loaders offered by Maytag usually require significantly less space than the front loaders, thanks to the location of their doors and their generally smaller size.

There are several features available for both the Maytag top loaders and front loaders, with a wide range of washer cycles from which to choose. Special stain-fighting options unique to Maytag include the PowerWash® system and PowerWash® cycle. Maytag also offers 10-year limited warranties with all its washers.

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