Maytag Bravos XL Series MVWB980BG
28" Top-Load Washer with 4.8 cu. ft. Capacity, 16 Wash Cycles, 5 Temperature Settings, PowerWash System, Allergen Cycle, Steam Option and SmoothClose Glass Lid: Granite


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Maytag: Dependability is their commitment to you.
For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Today, Maytag brand's unequaled tradition of quality production and unrivaled performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in Maytag brand appliances. Get yours today at AJ Madison.

Maytag 4.8 cu. ft. Bravos XL High Efficiency Top Load Washer with Steam
Take on that end-of-week laundry pile with confidence. You can power through more dirty clothes in fewer loads with this high-efficiency Bravos XL HE top load that boasts a 4.8 cu. ft. capacity. You get the Best Cleaning in the Industry enabled by PowerWash system, and the sanitary cycle with Oxi helps eliminate 99.999% of common household bacteria. The allergen cycle reduces 95% of common household allergens like pet dander and dust mites. You get all that and will still use less water and less energy in this ENERGY STAR qualified model. Now go enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Energy Info
This washer uses 159 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $17.63.

The estimated yearly operating cost is based on doing 8 laundry loads a week and the 2011 national average electricity cost of $.1109 per kWh. Your operating cost will depend on your utility rates and usage.
Capacity: 4.8 Cu. Ft.
Drum Material: Commercial Grade Stainless Steel
Lid: Commercial-Grade Glass Window
Lid Hinge: Wide-Opening Lid with SmoothClose Hinge
Hoses Included: No
Wash Sytem: Impeller
Max Spin Speed: 1100
Number of Spin Speeds: 4
Bleach Dispenser: Timed Bleach Dispenser
Number of Cycles: 16
Sanitary Cycle: Yes
Allergen Cycle: Yes
Clean Washer: Yes
Rapid Wash: Yes
Soak: Yes
Extra Rinse: Yes
Delay Start: Yes
Temperature Control: Automatic
Number of Temperatures: 5
Clean Washer Reminder: Yes
Number of Soil Levels: 4
Water Level Sensor: IntelliFill Automatic
Sound Package Name: Quiet Series
Dimensions and Weight
Width: 27 9/16"
Depth: 27 5/8"
Height: 45 1/8"
Gross Weight: 175 Lbs.
  • Extra-Large Capacity to Clean Your Largest Loads
  • Maytag brand's largest capacity washers ever. At 4.8 cu. ft. of capacity these washers can clean up to 21 towels in a single load.
  • Maytag Commercial Technology
  • The Bravos XL washers are made with long-lasting, commercial-grade components such as corrosion-resistant springs, Direct Drive motor and a durable wash impeller.
  • Power Wash Cycle
  • Extra cleaning action and a deep rinse tackles your dirtiest loads.
  • PowerSpray Technology
  • Water and detergent are sprayed directly onto clothes early in the cycle for enhanced cleaning. This unique technology delivers enhanced cleaning performance by ensuring that detergent is evenly distributed throughout the load.
  • Allergen Cycle
  • A washer cycle that has been proven to eliminate 95 percent of common allergens, such as dust mites and pet dander, from fabrics.
  • Cold Wash Cycle
  • Helps power out tough stains using cold water and extra cleaning action. This means you get energy savings with the gentleness of cold water.
  • Steam for Stains Option
  • Uses a combination of water temperature and steam to provide the optimal environment for detergent enzymes to work on removing organic stains.
  • Sanitary Cycle with Oxi and Steam
  • Uses steam and an oxi additive to kill 99.9% of bacteria-just one of the many ways you can depend on Maytag brand for cleaning solutions.
  • Optimal Dispensers
  • Work in unison with PowerSpray technology to inject detergent and other additives for better cleaning.
  • Recirculation System
  • Uses a pumping system to redistribute detergent and water from the bottom of the washer to the top, contributing to the best cleaning in the Industry.
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • The stainless steel wash basket adds a polished, premium look and feel.
  • SmoothClose Lid
  • Hinge design closes the washer lid slowly, helping with loading and unloading.
  • IntelliClean Impeller
  • This feature is a wash plate with fins at the bottom of the wash basket. The wash plate continuously moves clothes through the water to clean more gently than a traditional agitator, and takes up less space to maximize capacity.
  • American Pride
  • Maytag believes in investing in American workers. That's why they are proud to say thier washers come to you from Ohio. This washers was designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.
  • CEE Tier III Qualified
  • This washer meets CEE Tier 3 standards and is among the most efficient in the industry.
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 835 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by look for different washer Bought in May this year & first hot load error message LF came up. I called Maytag & was told open hot faucet al the way not 3/4. Seemed to solve problem. August back to back hot loads the same error appeared & I had to turn dial to rinse & drain then wash load in cold. knew something was wrong so I called Maytag & 5 weeks later a repair person came out and found there was a bad part in what he called the mother board. Not impressed. I feel I will be lucky if this washer lasts 5 years. I do not feel it washes the clothes like my old washer. You cannot wash a king size washable comforter in it. 9/14/14
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bearing Failure Bought this washer in Nov 2012. Discontinued version MVWB850YG. Started using in Feb 2013 once new house was finished. Bearings failed after less than 2 years use. Noticed when a circular splatter of grease/oil formed under the washer. I've read this is a common problem for Whirlpool HE washers. Trusted appliance repair friend stated it's the result of poor design. We also bought several KitchenAid (Whirlpool products) appliances for our kitchen in the new house. Already had repairs for fridge and double oven as well. Stay away from whirlpool. 1/4/15
Rated 4 out of 5 by satisfied I bought to replace my 20+ year maytag (that still worked great). Was nervous after reading a lot of negative comments. I can say that I am happy with the purchase. It is noisier than my old one, but am happy with it. I have not had any issues that the negative comments were about. I just hope it lasts as long as my old one. 5/28/15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice, Quiet and Easy to use! I love my new Maytag top load washer, it's quiet and easy to use. The spin cycle is great and my dryer does not have to work as hard. 5/28/15
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  • Type : Top Load
  • Color : Grey
  • Location of Controls : Rear
  • Stackable : No


  • Width : 27 9/16 Inch
  • Depth : 27 5/8 Inch
  • Height : 45 1/8 Inch
  • Capacity : 4.8 Cu. Ft.


  • Control Type : Digital and Knobs
  • Wash Cycles : 16
  • Steam Cycle : Yes
  • Temperature Settings : 5
  • Bleach Dispenser : Yes
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser : Yes
  • Stainless Steel Drum : Yes
  • Leveling Legs : Yes
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) : 1100
  • Reversible Door : No
  • Self Cleaning Lint Filter : No
  • Soak Setting : Yes
  • Includes Hoses : No
  • Water Heater : Yes
  • Usage : Residential

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • CEE Rating : Tier III
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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