Summary: It has taken awhile for me to get used to a machine without an agitator but all in all clothes are clean and the machine is energy efficient. One you get used to all of the sensing, cycling and machine noises it makes you will be happy with your purchase!
Excerpt: I bought the unit due to its energy rating. I did not consider that my laundry area is right off my main living area. Even with the door closed it is quite noisy. The cycles are longer than I had anticipated because of the sensing system. I also do not like the locking lid.
Excerpt: It has a bleach dispenser and not a softener dispenser. That is important to me. I am not sure about the washer that doesn't have the middle piece inside of washer. When it does wash the clothes are under one piece all bundled up in a ball.
Excerpt: I can't believe Maytag sells this product! It takes way to long to do everything....<br />The quickest cycle is an hour. What were they thinking? It saves H2o but takes forever to fill up. The shaking in spin cycle is ridiculous. Buyer beware....
Summary: I have been using this washer for two weeks now. Previoiusly had a front load LG that slowly got unbearably loud as the bearings degraded. It gets the clothes clean. Doesn't seem to get the clothes as soft as the front loader when using the Downey ball.