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I've tried everything to get a delicate wash and am not able to do that. Invariably, it is a regular wash. As a result, I'm using Casual, which is NOT for delicates. I've only had the washing machine for one month. Have used Maytag previously (my daughter has a Maytag about 4 yrs. old) and had no problems at all. Frustrated and VERY unhappy with this washing machine! FYI the model number is: MVWC300VW - Line 10. The washer and dryer was purchased at Home Depot, Bel Air, MD.

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  • joedeefant Jan 04, 2011

    Very helpful - thank you so much.

  • joedeefant Jan 04, 2011

    Thanks for your info. I plan to contact Maytag immediately.

  • joedeefant Jan 04, 2011

    Thanks for your help. Plan to contact Maytag immediately.

  • joedeefant Jan 05, 2011

    Thanks very much for your help. Contactng Maytag directly.


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This is only the start im sorry to say this model is not very good and in the end is alot of headaches if it is not going into the delicate cycle then the problem would be in the timer where i would quickly call them because it is under warranty In recent years i find maytag has lost the quality that they used to put into makeing machines and unfortunatley the consumer pays the price this model top loader you should look on our site how many different problems customers have whereas a whirlpool would last you maybe 5-8 years in todays world a maytag will maybe last 3-4. The timer is what controls the washer to go into the delicate cycle also if you were to look up on google you will notice alot of peoples same unit just gets stuck in delicate and they cant do casuals if you have any further questions please message me back and please remember when our chat is concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation thanks again
p.s sorry to be so downgrading on your unit but Ive personally seen many people throw away hard earned money on this unit only to have to go out and get another. once again message me back if you have any further questions

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    Rick Ead Jan 04, 2011

    thankyou for using fixya and sorry took me so long to reply long work day today Happy New Year



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