This Maytag front load washer has been trouble from the day we bought it. The first problem seemed small in that mold formed around the seal in the front. When I called the appliance dealer where we bought the machine he told me to use bleach every time I use the machine! Well you can't use bleach on colors so I had to scrub the mold every few months. Performance This washer cleans well enough but the defects in construction would prevent me from ever buying a Maytag again. Design The terrible design is where my second problem started. Twice the shut off valve in the back wouldn't turn off and water continued to flow into the washer. Being a front loader, the latch couldn't take any more pressure and the latch came open flooding water all over my wood floors. We thought we had the problem fixed then it happened again. I will never buy Maytag or a front loader again. At least with a top loader the water would just stream out instead of flooding out in a waterfall like the front loader.
Red Lion, PA