Need some technical help Whirlpool vs. Maytag

doral_gwJanuary 23, 2013

If somebody has access to more in depth information, could you please tell me the difference between the Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5640XW3 and the Maytag Bravos MVWX500XW. From everything I can figure out - they are the same machine with the same parts but different labels. However, when I go to all the ratings, the Maytag is rated much higher than the Whirlpool 5640 (which is the Lowes version of the 5600 ,except you also get a timer on the machine.

What am I missing?? Both 3.6 machines and the part list looks the same to me.

Does the Maytag have more sound insulation or something?

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GregRod

Whirlpool owns Maytag so my guess is that the internal and external parts are the same. Seems as if the Whirlpool simply has a few more bells and whistles.

I have not heard good things about either model. Both were on sale at HHGregg at Christmas. 1000 bucks for washer and dryer.We asked around repair shops. They laughed and said buy em because we like the business.

We passed. Call repair shops. If they are nice they will tell you the truth.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 3:42PM
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Janice63

GregRod:

Did you get any recommendations for which dryers would be reliable?

I am shopping for a new dryer and totally at a loss as to what to buy.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 4:01PM
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GregRod

Hey Janice63..

To be honest, we knew that when we found the right washer we would simply opt for the matching dryer. We did not put much thought into it.

We got the WA456 washer from Samsung, the dryer is the DV456.

It's a very good dryer. It has humidity sensing. If you set the dryer for normal at 1hr but it senses the load is almost dry 15 mins after you turn it on it will automatically adjust the finish time. Saves a lot of electricity.

Take a look on Samsung's website.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 4:24PM
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Janice63

Thanks, GregRod, I will.

Janice

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:31PM
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Janice63

The Samsung with the touch screen is snazzy but very expensive.

I wonder how reliable a touch screen would be with all the electronics?

This post was edited by Janice63 on Thu, Jan 24, 13 at 23:02

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 10:57PM
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