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New Maytag Laundry Pair (Reviews / Prices)

July 2nd, 2019 | 3 min. read

By Dan Gauvin


Maytag has upgraded its most popular front load washer, the MHW8630.

In this article, we will go over some of the differences and best features for Maytag’s new model. Then you will learn Maytag's repair rates versus LG, Samsung, Whirlpool (same company), and Electrolux over the past two years.

In the end, you will understand if Maytag is a machine you should consider for your home.

New Maytag Washer and Dryer Review

Washer MHW8630HW - $949 | Dryer MED8630HW - $949


Top Features

  • Load & Go- up to 12 loads without refilling
  • Overnight Wash & Dry Cycle for 1 or 2 garments
  • Fan Fresh option
  • Steam in washer dryer. Helps open fibers in clothes and reduce wrinkles.
  • Stainless Steel Drum- conducts heat for better dry


Width: 27 Inch Width: 27 Inch
Depth: 32 15/16 Inch  Depth: 30 3/4 Inch
Height: 38 5/8 Inch Height: 38 3/4 Inch
Capacity: 5 Cu. Capacity: 7.3 Cu. Ft.

Fresh Hold

The washer has a fan installed allowing the machine to have a Fresh Hold option. In other words, you can leave your clothes in the washing machine after the cycle. 

The fan will run and spin the clothes every 30 minutes to keep clothes fresh and unwrinkled for up to 24 hours.


Maytag MHW8630HW Control Panel

As with the previous series, Maytag, made in Michigan, still has the overnight wash & dry cycle. 

For example, your child has a baseball game on a Friday evening with another Saturday morning. This cycle will allow you to wash his/ her jersey and pants overnight. 

At the end of the wash cycle, the clothes will spin to pre-dry the clothes. That same fan will then run overnight and the uniform will dry throughout the night.

You do not have to wake up and transfer the clothes from washer to dryer.

Maytag has also improved the load and go dispenser. In the previous series, the detergent receptacle could be removed for filling and then put back in. 

Unfortunately, that made the odds of breaking a little too easy. The 8630 still has the load and go, but it cannot be removed. 

You just fill your detergent. The drum of the washer acts as a production scale of sorts. It weighs the number of clothes and determines water as well as detergent usage. 

You can load up to 12 loads depending on how much clothing you wash at a time. 

This is key because people load too much detergent. You do not want to overdo your detergent in a front load washer. The machine then over suds and eats away at the bearings. Then the whole tub will need to be replaced.

With this dispenser, you will never use too much.



In the dryer, the stainless steel drum is an overlooked feature (most people look at just the washer). Stainless steel conducts heat better allowing for quicker drying cycles and more efficient air movement. You can also add steam into the dryer to help reduce wrinkles in your clothing. 

Lastly, Maytag has added Wi-Fi compatibility in these appliances. You don’t have to walk down to your laundry room to see if your laundry is done. You can just view the time remaining on your phone through an app.


Maytag Smart Appliances 


Both machines have steam. You can use it in the washer to power out stains. In the dryer, it can reduce wrinkles and refresh that favorite shirt before a night out.


In 2017 Maytag was one of the most reliable.

  Units Sold Units Serviced Service Rate
Whirlpool  524 20 3.82%
LG Electronics 320 17 5.31%
Maytag 1,124 74 6.58%
Samsung 154 12 7.79%
Electrolux 1,549 295 19.04%
Speed Queen Commercial 13 3 23.08%
Frigidaire 86 21 24.42%
Speed Queen 44 16 36.36%

In 2018, they were a bit higher than the average repair.

  Units Sold Units Serviced Service Rate
Samsung 178 8 4.49 %
LG Electronics 1246 72 5.78 %
Whirlpool 293 30 10.24 %
Maytag 1470 204 13.88 %
Electrolux 281 112 39.86 %
Frigidaire 9 4 44.44 %
Speed Queen 14 19 135.71 %
Grand Total 3494 455 13.02 %

Should you buy the new Maytag Washer and Dryer?

Maytag has great overall features. The overnight cycle, dispenser, and capacity are perhaps the best combination of features in the industry.

If their reliability returns to 2017 levels, then Maytag should be a consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you stack front load washers? 

Yes, these models can be stacked or as single units. 

Are Maytag washers reliable?

Here are our 2018 Reliability stats. We sold more Maytag than any other brand. 13.88% is not necessarily great, but considering our numbers are based on facts, not bad either. 

What are the best washer brands?

LG, Maytag, Samsung, Whirlpool are the best brands to consider for a front load washer.

Additional Resources

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