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Maytag MVWB765FW review: Stains can't hide from this tough Maytag washing machine

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The Good Maytag's $899 MVWB765FW top-load washing machine scored high on stain removal.

The Bad Its cluttered display panel makes it hard to find the settings you want and it uses more energy and water than most.

The Bottom Line The Maytag MVWB765FW can easily get the job done, but its annoying display panel might slow you down.

7.1 Overall
  • Design 5.5
  • Usability 6.5
  • Features 6
  • Performance 8.5

I am conflicted about the $899 Maytag MVWB765FW top-load washing machine. It performs well, but its display panel is a complete mess. The various buttons and related LED status lights are all jumbled together, making it hard to find the exact setting you want. Its clumsy design isn't a total deal breaker, but it will take some getting used to. It also used over 38 gallons of water on average per cleaning cycle -- significantly more than most washers we've tested. 

The MVWB765FW is a fine washer, but you can find even better performance on the $600 Kenmore 25132, and without any display wonkiness or excessive water usage. 

The MVWB765FW up close

Comparing washing machines

Maytag MVWB765FW Samsung WA52M7750AW Kenmore 26132
Price $899 $899 $830
Color finish White White White
Capacity 4.7 cubic feet 5.2 cubic feet 4.8 cubic feet
# of cycles 11 13 11
Energy consumption 356 kWh/year 180 kWh/year 169 kWh/year
Dimensions (width, height, depth) 27.5x42x27 inches 27x46x29.3 inches 27.5x37x27.9 inches
App No Samsung SmartCare No

The Maytag MVWB765FW's specs are pretty strong stacked up against some of its similarly priced competition. It has roughly the same cubic foot capacity and number of cycles as the $830 Kenmore 26132. Its 356-kilowatt-hour estimated yearly energy consumption is quite high, though, particularly compared to its counterparts. 

It also used over 38 gallons of water on average per normal cycle. Before testing the MVWB765FW, the Kenmore 25132's water usage was among the highest for the top-loaders we've reviewed at about 20 gallons per cycle. And, unlike either the Kenmore 26132 or Samsung's $899 WA52M7750AW, this midrange Maytag washer has an agitator. 

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