Home Depot Informative - Maytag Bravos - Maytag Bravo Washer
DOUGLASSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA -- The High Efficiency washer is an evolving educational, and, hopefully, continuing engineering technology.
First time buyers should try to familiarize themselves with the proper use and maintenance requirements, as well as the engineering and common consumer complaints.
I strongly recommend securing the retailer's return/refund terms before making a purchase.
Unfortunately, the front-loading High Efficiency stench and mold problems may take a few months to incubate.
I am considering the spiffy new Maytag Bravo (700), but am hesitant absent the verbal 90-day consumer "no fault" refund guarantee in writing.
My experience with the major retail appliance professionals most recently resembled an exercise in a used car sales.
I believe the top loading washer represents a potentially safer purchase due to the absence of the large rubber door gasket that readily and most visibly lends itself to permanent molding.
However, I don't believe that the front-load gasket is the singular source of the infusion of nauseating odor into the clothing - particularly heavy towels and dark colored synthetics.
I am still uncertain about the role of any standing or recycled "grey" water originating from either the base of the machine or from the routine wiping of accumulated soap scum from the interior surfaces?
A routine, monthly cleansing cycle with the Affresh tablets now seems to be the industry standard recommendation, irrespective of brand or model.
A common complaint with the Bravo seems to result from the noise generated from the vibration on wooden flooring during the spin cycle. The spin cycle rpm's are significantly greater than conventional machines-which also explains the need for the automatic door lock.
Home Depot recommended placement of the appliance on a cement or tile floor (w/throw rug to reduce walking)?
Proper soap quantity and regular maintenance is a paramount consideration with these machines, given their limited rinsing capability. However, I believe this is the simplest answer, but not necessarily the complete one.
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