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Maytag Front Load Washer with Fresh Hold® Option and PowerWash® System - 4.5 cu. ft.

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Model No: MHW5500FW

991 Reviews

  • Wrinkle Control Cycle
  • 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor and Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • American Pride
  • 4.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor

Suggested Retail: $899.00

This item is available in the following location(s) only:

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Fresh Hold(R) Option

The Fresh Hold(R) option keeps clean clothes smelling fresh in the washer with an internal fan and intermittent tumbling that circulate air through clothes for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends.

Best Cleaning in the Industry Driven by the PowerWash(R) System 1

The Best Cleaning in the industry is driven by the PowerWash(R) system 3 , featuring the extra cleaning action of the PowerWash(R) cycle and an internal heater.(BR) 1 Models with the PowerWash(R) system: MHW8200F, MHW5500F, MHW3500F, MHW3505F. Based on 20

Steam for Stains Option

Power out stains using the additional soak time, optimal water temperature and boost of steam from the Steam for Stains option, which can be added to select cycles.

Sanitize Cycle

The Sanitize cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria 2 with extra hot water temperature, delivering thorough cleaning and peace of mind.

PowerWash(R) Cycle

The PowerWash(R) cycle helps remove everyday tough stains in a single wash by using a combination of extra wash action and heated water.

Internal Heater

An internal heater gives detergent a powerful boost, helping it to work harder against stubborn stains with increased water temperature, contributing to the Best Cleaning in the industry driven by the PowerWash(R) system 1 .

Cold Wash Cycle

Extra cleaning action and an active soak help wash away tough stains, while giving you the energy savings and gentle cleaning power of cold water.

Additional Features

  • Wrinkle Control Cycle
  • 10-year Limited Parts Warranty On The Direct Drive Motor And Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • American Pride
  • 4.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
Capacity 4-1/2
Depth 32-15/16 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 52-15/16 in
Height 39-3/4 in
Maximum Height 39-3/4 in
Minimum Height 38-3/4 in
Width 27.0 in
Window Yes
Drum Material Stainless Steel
Interior Light Yes
Cycles and Options
Number of Wash Cycles 11
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
CEE Tier Tier II
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - .
Size 27 in
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes
Stackable Yes
Energy Guide Click here to download
Owner's Manual Click here to download
Dimension Guide Click here to download
Warranty Information Click here to download
Installation Instructions Click here to download

No rebates currently available for this model.

Average Rating

out of 5 ( 991 Reviews)

0-5 of 991 Reviews |

GEts clothes clean

by: cici50

Location: providence ri

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-27-2017

This washer cleans clothes well although the steam stain removal works best when the stain if pretreated. The washer does have a design flaw. The detergent starts running into the washer door as soon as it is in the dispenser. If you remove the dispenser compartments from the pull out drawer, you can see the opening that causes this. The fix is to turn the washer on and select the settings. Add fabric softener, if using, then add the detergent. Start the washer and then push the detergent dispenser in. This will keep most of the detergent in the wash and only requires a dispenser that is about 2/3 full.

I own this model nothing but problems and no service wow

by: Stevie

Location: Quebec

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-07-2017

I bought this machine with taxes 3000$ new square glass front loaded all it marked is error codes I think maytag should go back to quality and stop the tech of problems

Great Washer

by: Tom

Location: Culver IN

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-05-2017


Great Machine

by: ilovemycat

Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-03-2017

After extensive research and the inability to obtain the MHW8200FW, which was our first choice, we decided to go with the MHW5500FW. Turns out all our trepidation was really much ado about nothing. We were most concerned about noise and vibrations, since our laundry room is on the 2nd floor above our living room and our prior machine, a Kenmore Elite would shake and be heard while downstairs. I finally decided to take the chance with this model and forget about the naysayers, a very small minority, who did write reviews citing their unhappiness with noise. Bottom line, the machine is quiet, no vibrations felt downstairs and a normal load takes 47 minutes (another concern where people would speak of very long cycle time). The settings I have used - normal, cold, delicate and bedding, all have worked as described. It is lovely to have a light in the tub, and just know that the light goes off after a few minutes when leaving the door ajar to dry the machine. We also decided on Maytag due to 2 conversations with appliance repair people about their issues with repairing LG and Samsung. Overall, we are very happy with this purchase, and I strongly advise to shop loca. That allowed us to have very qualified professionals install our machine, upgrade the hoses to stainless braided, match the price of big box stores, take away the old for free and just be accessible and knowledgeable with their years of expertise.

Great improvement

by: mko

Location: South Lyon, MI

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 08-19-2017

I have this washer for over a month now and it is a great improvement from the 10 yr old front loader I replaced. It is quiet, vibration is minimal, cleans clothes well. The interior light is a nice feature and the fresh hold option I use to dry out the machine when I am done washing for the day ( I leave door open also when I turn the fresh hold off.) Overall, I am very happy with the machine and I hope it continues to perform as it has so far.
0-5 of 991 Reviews |

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