Summary: Back in the day Maytag washing machines were spectacular. My parents would only shop Maytag! The past 3 washers I have purchased are Maytag and the next ones will NEVER be Maytag as all 3 have been problematic. Currently, what I dislike about the Bravos (energystar/HE/Econserve) is that: A. The clothes never get as clean as prior. B.
Summary: With 2/3 of a load, it becomes unbalanced - almost every load. After 6 months, I'm very tired of having the clothes tangled and stretched out of shape, having to pull them apart to rebalance the load even though I loaded it well balanced. I will lower the current Medium spin setting to Low and see if this helps but why have a machine that won't spin at Medium? I also really miss the agitator.
Summary: After deciding to replace a 20 year old Maytag w&d set with a new Maytag Bravos set, the effect of Whirlpool's aquisition of Maytag became evident quickly. Here is our "Laundry List" of problems with the washer: 1) (MOST IMPORTANT), The electronic circuit board went bad after just 3 weeks. It flashed an F54 code and the cycle would just stop.