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Maytag Centennial Series MVWC400XW

27" Top-Load Washer with 3.6 cu. ft. Capacity, 11 Cycles, High-Efficiency, IntelliClean Impeller, Deep Clean Option, Stainless Steel Wash Basket and CEE Tier III Energy Star Qualified


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Energy Info
This washer uses 123 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $13.64.

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 (DOE): 3.6 cu. ft.
Capacity (IEC): 4.3 cu. ft.
Drum Material: Commercial Grade Stainless Steel
Wash Motor: 1/3 hp PSC
Lid: Solid
Lid Hinge: Standard
High-Efficiency Model: Yes
Low Water Wash System: Yes
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
Max Spin Speed: 800
Bleach Dispenser: Gravity Bleach Dispenser
Extra Rinse: Yes
Number of Temperatures: 4
Number of Soil Levels: 3
Water Level Sensor: IntelliFill Automatic Water Level Sensor
Height: 43"
Width: 27 1/2"
Depth: 27"
  • 2 X L Tested Drive System
  • This drive system is tested to 2X the life* to deliver years of dependable cleaning.
  • *Based on time accelerated 20-year simulated testing, normal cycle and average use.
  • ENERGY STAR - CEE Tier III Qualified
  • Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product listings--with Tier III being the most efficient.
  • This model features advanced water and energy savings and may qualify for rebates from local utility companies.
  • Low Water Wash
  • Use less water and get better cleaning performance through concentrated wash action.
  • Low water wash technology enables the detergent to penetrate better and pre-treat soils with a concentrated mix.
  • Deep Clean Option
  • Deep Clean uses a additional cleaning action and a deep rinse to ensure load is clean the first time.
  • 1/3 HP PSC Motor
  • Permanent split capacitor motor that runs at a higher power factor thus giving better performance. It also delivers lower heat build-up, lower operating costs and a smoother, quieter operation.
  • 800 RPM Spin Speed
  • A spin speed of up to 800 RPM at the end of the wash cycle removes more moisture from the load, resulting in faster drying.
  • MaxExtract Extended Spin
  • A faster spin speed of up to 800 RPM at the end of the wash cycle removes more moisture from the load, resulting in faster drying.
  • IntelliFill Automatic Water Level Sensor
  • The IntelliFill sensor regulates the amount of water being used, making automatic adjustments based on the size of the load and type of fabric.
  • By using less water, you'll save money and natural resources while still delivering improved cleaning performance.
  • Steel leveling legs
  • Steel leveling legs help minimize vibration during high spin speeds.
  • More Features
  • Maytag Commercial Technology
  • 3.6 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Smooth Balance Suspension System
  • IntelliClean Impeller
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Cycle Status Display
  • DependableClean Wash System
  • 11 Automatic Wash Cycles
  • 4 Selectable Water Temperatures
  • Wide-Opening Lid with SmoothClose Hinge
  • Extra Rinse Option
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Durable powdercoat-on-steel top
  • One-Piece Drain Hose
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Product Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1141 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Good Washer I shopped for energy/water efficiency and price. Delivery took a while, so don't get rid of your old washer until the new one arrives. This is a heavy duty machine. I use it on delicate for most of my wash loads, but for the first time, I can wash rugs and bulky laundry with no worries. The machine can handle it. 7/10/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy with this machine I am happy with the performance and the price. I was told before purchasing that the machine was loud while starting and changing cycles but that doesn't bother me as my laundry room is away from the other rooms. The clothes are clean and spun well. The on/off rubber button doesn't feel too durable but I have gotten accustomed to it. I think this Maytag is well worth the price. The rebate is a plus. 7/15/11
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor Quality This water saving machine leaves residue on clothes forcing you to re-wash 2 & 3 times so in the end, you are using more water and wasting more time on laundry. Using 1 or 2 spoons of detergent, like recommended, gets you the same results. I spoke with the manufacturer at least 8 times and have had service a half a dozen times and they find nothing wrong with the machine. On each occasion, they recommended something different and I have tried them all. Use less detergent; try less clothes; wipe out the inside with a damp cloth; try running hot water first; put detergent in-let machine fill-then add clothes; place clothes around center as if there were an agitator; use affresh tablets after every few loads and they even had me run an empty load with white vinegar. Nothing works!! I also notice dry streaks and patches on the finished load where the clothes are not even wet! If I could, I wouldn't even give it 1 star. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS WASHER!! 12/3/11
Rated 1 out of 5 Won't Re commend This washing machine maybe efficient but takes more than 1 hour to wash a batch of clothes no matter the size or setting. I would not reccomend this to anyone. 1/2/12
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Quick Specs


  • Type : Top Load
  • Color : White
  • Location of Controls : Rear
  • Stackable : No


  • Width : 27 1/2"
  • Depth : 27"
  • Height : 43"
  • Capacity : 3.6 Cu. Ft.


  • Control Type : Knobs
  • Wash Cycles : 11
  • Steam Cycle : No
  • Temperature Settings : 4
  • Bleach Dispenser : Yes
  • Stainless Steel Drum : Yes
  • Leveling Legs : Yes
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) : 800
  • Reversible Door : No
  • Self Cleaning Lint Filter : No
  • Soak Setting : No
  • Water Heater : No
  • Usage : Residential

Technical Details

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