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Maytag MEDX500X[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$629.00
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Summary: This Maytag electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - Maytag MEDX500X[W]

The Maytag MEDX500X[W] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the MEDX500X[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Maytag Bravos X MEDX700X[ ] come from our tests of model Maytag MEDX500X[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. The untested model has a door window, and more custom cycles.
About This Brand

This Whirlpool-owned brand is positioned as a durable brand but priced a bit lower than Whirlpool-branded products. The company makes electric and gas products and also sells models that are stackable with the washer. Prices for Maytag dryers range from $350 to $900.

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Features & Specs - Maytag MEDX500X[W]
info Stainless-steel drum No
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs No
info Steam option No
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User Reviews - Maytag MEDX500X[W]
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Not Bad, But Could Be Better!
8/4/2011
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
I generally like this dryer overall, however, a few things to watch for. I have found this dryer to be lacking in drying power with mixed loads. The sensor will allow the dryer to complete the cycle while some heavier fabrics are still a bit moist. I had to increase the default drying time (see manual) 15% to not worry about damp clothes. With loads of similar material, i.e. towels, wash rags etc., it does okay.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Nice dryer except for one tiny thing
2/28/2011
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Works Quickly
Cons
Door clip snags items
Small items catch on fins
Somewhat louder
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
Use average 3 loads/week. Does nice job on everything so far. The ONE thing I do not like about it is the tiny metal pin in the top center of the door opening because it catches and snags things going into the dryer. Not a good place to put that door latch pin. Lint filter is very visible as a reminder to clean after every load, and is easy to clean. The felt-type material around the edges of the lint filter is a bit of a nuisance with pet hair, but it does a good job assisting the filter.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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