Maytag Bravos vs. Bravos X

Bravos4meAugust 13, 2011

So, what do you think is the reason that Maytag's TL HE machines have 2 different drive systems? The Bravos are Direct Drive (Fisher-Paykal system, I think) and the Bravos X are belt drive. The Bravos X seem to be the lower to middle level machines, with the Bravos the mid to higher level (heater on the top of line 850 only). Why would I want one over the other, and why are they doing this to me?

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I'd suspect the F&P system is more expensive to produce. Maybe they pay a fee to F&P for each machine?

The belt-drive design is not exactly new, it's based on their existing World Washer design with a belt-driven "splutch" (a portmanteau for spring-clutch, I believe).

There's no reason to be concerned about the machine's drive system. Pick a model with the feature-set that fits your needs.

I doubt Whirlpool has a clue who are you ... so highly unlikely they're specifically targeting to create this decision problem for you. :-)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 7:27PM
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