Maytag Commercial Top Load Washer MVWP575GW This is The Closest Thing To An Old School Washer I Have Ever Seen

After the post-Speed Queen apocalypse, (read more about that HERE ), I found myself unable to sell ANY new washers to my customers. Thankfully I had the sense to stock up on 2017 model Speed Queens so I had some time to figure out a replacement. (sorry, all the 2017’s are sold) I found this washer and (most) of my prayers were answered. 

MVWP575GW

How I test them:

I physically buy these machines, hook them up in my store and run them at least 10 times until I get a feel for how they work.  I do my own laundry in these machines to give a true “real world” test. 

The grading scale

My grading scale is 1-100, based on the following factors:
 
1. performance (20pts)
2. cost    (20pts)
3. build quality (repair-ability) (20pts)
4. how long I think it will last. (20pts)
5. My general feelings towards the machine (20pts)
 
Just for the record, I don’t believe any appliance will ever, ever get a score of 100.  I don’t even think there will be any in the 90’s, but I guess we’ll see. 
 

The review:

This washer blew me away when I first tested it. In the vast sea of crap washing machines, this little gem really shines.   Never have I ever thought I would find a new washer that performs almost as well as my coveted vintage washers.  

Performance:

Maytag finally made something that is worthy of their name.  Let me be up front: There are a lot of crap Maytag washers out there, but this one is not crap.  In fact, its one of the best I have ever tested.  It fills up all the way with water, it circulates the clothes properly, it rinses well.  The Maytag Commercial actually cleans clothes… Imagine that.  

Cost

This washer has a MSRP of around $879, but most are selling in the $799 range.  Pretty good value based on the performance it delivers.

Build Quality

This part is going to be a bit tricky.  This washer is relatively new, so there is not really enough data to come to a conclusion.  It looks really well built, the panels feel stiff, like real metal kind of stiff.  It doesnt look real fancy, although I find it to be very attractive. I guess its in the eye of the beholder.  

Basically every part looks like one of their basic residential parts, just beefier.  

 

Longevity

The Maytag does come with a 5 YEAR parts and Labor warranty.  This warranty comes directly from Maytag. Ive heard of a few reports of some washers being delivered “dead on arrival” but not really enough to make me feel concerned. At this time, I cant really say if it will be a reliable machine with 100% certainty, but I think it going to be a winner.

Personal Opinion

I was so pleased with how this washer performs that I started selling it in my store.  This washer is not a huge capacity, nor is it particularly energy efficient.  At 3.5 cubic feet, you can comfortably wash 6 full size bath towels with some room to spare.  The Maytag will actually clean them, which is something of a rarity these days with washers.  It will also do it in less than 3 hours.  A typical cycle on the MT is about 40 minutes.  

If you are at your wit’s end with washers that have poor performance, stink, leak, break down, and shake all over the place, Take a look at this Maytag.  Im not saying “take a look at Maytag”, Im saying “take a look at THIS Maytag”.  This particular model #MVWP575G is unlike all the rest of the Maytags. 

CategoryScore
Performance19
Cost16
Build Quality18
Longevity17* (not sure)
Personal19
Total Score89

Watch all the videos on this washer HERE

69 comments on “Maytag Commercial Top Load Washer MVWP575GW This is The Closest Thing To An Old School Washer I Have Ever Seen

  1. Thanks so much for all the information and good advice. It’s definitely overwhelming trying to find a washer that actually washes and cleans your clothes.

    I’m trying to decide between the Maytag in this post vs the 2018 Speed Queen (the one with the 5 yr warranty…TR5?). How do you think this Maytag would perform in the ketchup towel test when compared to the SQ 2018 model?

    I’m just wanting a dependable washer that’s going to get my clothes clean, don’t need a bunch of bells and whistles

    Thanks!

    • Hello,

      Watch my videos on the 2018 Speed Queen. All 3 models are mechanically identical. That said, I would definitely take a strong look at the Maytag and probably not consider the 2018 SQ.

      • I’ve had this washer for about 2 weeks and I LOVE it! My clothes are clean and fresh, my towels are white…..life is good! Thanks for the great info.

      • I bought the 2018 SQ!! WORSE machine I have ever owned, and I am 68, so covers a lot of years. I took speed queen back and got this Maytag 575. After getting a GE, dumping it for the Speed Queen (where I made my mistake was biting the bullet and buying the SQ because of the name) this Maytag is WAY better than the 2018 SQ will ever be. SQ complaint department even admitted it. They have already made changes in the 2019 models of SQ because of complaints.

  2. I’m really happy I found your website. Thanks much for your thoughtful insights. My 13 year old GE Easy Care Top Load washer if about to die. It sounds as if the bearing is going. In any event, I’d like to replace with a larger capacity washer. I was considering buying a Maytag MVWB765W 4.7 Cu Ft washer. Any thoughts you have regarding this washer would be most appreciated.

    • Hi, you should watch my YouTube videos on a washer very similar to the one you are looking at. I personally don’t recommend any Maytag other than the commercial one mvwp575gw.

  3. Hello,
    I have watched all the videos on the Maytag MVWP575 over the past few months, as my 12 year old GE Profile top load washing machine WPRB8050D has been making grinding sounds when washing. I think the transmission is going bad, but not 100% sure. The part is almost $300, plus $200 labor to replace it. So I’m thinking of replacing the washing machine with a new model. This Maytag MVWP575 seems to have a similar wash action as my GE, even though it lacks a lot of features that my unit has (4 water levels, time display, etc).

    There are two newer GE washers (GTW755 and GTW685) that came out this year that also has an agitator, though the videos of them washing don’t appear as vigorous as my old GE or the Maytag 575.
    Do you have any experience with the GE GTW755 or GTW685? I have seen both of those in person, and they look and feel a bit cheaply made. I haven’t been able to find anyone yet in my area (Ft Lauderdale) that sells the Maytag 575.

    • From a performance standpoint the Maytag is better. That said the sq is a very close second. If the sq is under $500 I’d consider it. Otherwise I’d pick the Maytag.

    • YES! At least, I would, and without thinking twice.
      But without that choice, having seen the reviews of this machine, I would consider the Maytag 575, but no other Whirlpool-group washer, certainly never one of the Korean brands, never again a GE, and the rest are just an unknown but discouraging quantity. Even the “COMMERCIAL” Maytags in the big box stores, if you look any more carefully than lifting the lid, can be seen to be the same HE crap.
      The MT 575 appears to be the real deal, as this post shows.
      The new Speed Queen TC5 has just become available at this writing, and I bought one literally a half-hour after I saw it on Eugene’s site this past Saturday morning. I galloped my little Frontier out to Powder Springs Road in Marietta and slapped the Master Card on the top of the machine and said “Sold!” before the salesman could start his pitch.
      Having looked a bit more at the review of the 575, though, perhaps I should have given it a second look before buying the SQ. The TC5000WN is about $230 more than the best price I could find on the 575, and I am a senior approaching retirement.
      Then again, when I got home I had to run a couple of loads at the coin laundry, and ran them in Speed Queens I know to be at least thirty-five years old. I talked to the owner of the coin laundry, showed him the side-by-side comparison of the 2018 TR and the 2019 TC, and he said the TC looks like a great machine, and admonished me not to overload it, that that is the only problem he has with his top-loaders.
      I noticed a bank of four new top-loaders branded “IPSO” as I walked into his facility Saturday afternoon. I saw an “ALLIANCE” sticker on the back of these machines; I suppose they may be a new companion line of commercial-only machines alongside the more familiar “Speed Queen” and “Huebsch” top-loaders.
      Anyhow, good luck with your choice; I hope that whichever you buy, you get many years of satisfactory performance out of it.

  4. Mr. Pallas,
    I cannot thank you enough for your videos and blogs. I was going to buy a Speed Queen TR5 until I watched your videos and read your reviews. Your expertise and honesty save me from making a $1000 mistake. I cannot understand how Speed Queen’s 2018 washing machines ever passed a design review before they went into production. It doesn’t say much for their company with them blacklisting you either. I will be buying the Maytag MVWC465HW thanks to your reviews.
    Keep up the good work!
    David Seger

      • It doesn’t look like the new Maytag is constructed as well as the Speed Queen, more plastic and less steel. And why are both machines agitators moving so slow? We currently have a Maytag MTW5700TQ0 washer that’s on its last leg and it’s agitator turns faster than either of these, even on the delicate cycle.
        Thanks.
        David

  5. I appreciate your reviews on this Maytag and the SQ 2018 vs SQ 2017. Do you have a video showing how well this Maytag cleans a ketchup stained towel like your SQ video? I was ready to purchase a SQ until I saw your reviews and now questioning what to buy. My LG lasted five years and a GE fro five years before that. Thank you!

  6. I like the washer and dryer so far, and have followed your advice on getting this set of appliances. I really do need a “commercial” style residential washer as I’ve got a full house of kids, parents and grandparents. One thing you mentioned in the video is about adding an in line surge protector for the unit. That intrigued me. any specific recommendations for such a appliance?

  7. We just got this washer today, already did 3 loads and it worked beautifully. Very quick and does a great job. Clothes smell fresh and the spin dry works well. I will add the matching dryer when my current one dies. Good job by Maytag.

  8. I’m trying to decide between the MVWP575GW and the MVWC465HW. Based on the reviews of the 575 I will probably order one, but would like to know if you have any experience with the 465 since I would consider it if it is comparable since it is cheaper and larger. Thanks for your help.

  9. Thank You!!!!!!! I am glad I found your websight! I never new how anyone could wash clothes in four inches of water in some of the new machines. The people trying to sell such stupidity really don’t know how to wash!!!!!!!!! I think that’s why such sickness & disease gets started. Imagine trying to tell your grandmother to was a full load of laundry in four inches of water!!!!! She would probably tell you to take some medicine and lay down!

    • If you are in the Clevelans, OH area I would happily sell you one. Otherwise look for your nearest authorized Maytag dealer

  10. We bought a Maytag MVWP575 based on your great review. The first time we tried it, the rinse water would go in and right back out the drain endlessly. It never filled and never rinsed. A Maytag repair man came and said it might need a new control panel.

    He came back but did not want to install it. We tried to wash a load again today. Now it does a Normal cycle from start to finish but the rinse cycle only took 4 minutes from start to finish (we timed it). As the lid was locked for entire rinse cycle, we do not know if water is even going into the rinse. Have you heard of problems similar to this? Thanks, Eugene!

    • Hi, I’ve not heard of any issues like that. The agitation time during rinse is quick, I have not timed it but 4 minutes sounds right. As far as it filling and draining, is the discharge pump running? Is the drain hose elevated higher than the top of the washer?

      • Hi Eugene, Yes the discharge pump is running and the drain hose is elevated. Seems the machine does not fill on rinse in normal cycle. I have to do the double rinse to rinse the clothes. Maytag couldn’t repair it so the store we bought it from is sending us another machine.

        One thing to mention is that Maytag kept sending us a residential machine repair person. Something to consider when buying this model.

  11. Mr. Pallas.

    My deepest gratitude for your hours of research and leadership in the pursuit of cleanliness. We are a stinky family of 7 who are in need of a new, large washer. We’ve watched your videos and especially enjoyed this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qNlR2jfEqc We would love your recommendation on a larger size (something in the 5.2+ cu. ft. would be a dream come true!), top-load, family washer that is as close to excellence as the MVWP575GW. Any information will be extremely appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    • Nothing I’ve tested is as great as the mvwp575gw. That said, the larger capacity lg washers with the turbo wash feature seem to do a very decent job overall. I’ll be testing one similar to what your looking for in the coming weeks.

      • Did you ever test a machine like this? I’m in the same boat and looking for a quality machine for a family of 7 also. Mine is broken and I’m about to buy the MVWP575G but my biggest concern is that it is smaller than most machines.

  12. Eugene,

    I appreciate the time and effort you have put into these washer machine reviews. You saved me $700! I have used the Maytag MVWP575GW in our kid and pet-friendly home about seven months now for an average of 5 or 6 loads a week. I can get through a mountain of laundry in no time. Clothes come out smelling fresh and clean!

    The wash action of the DUAL agitator is more effective at getting clothes clean compared to non-dual agitator models, water-saving models, and/or those that rely on a tumbling action or impeller to clean clothes.

    This washer also features commercial grade parts and simple controls and a design that makes it easy to repair or have repaired locally. However, with its 5-years parts AND labor warranty, I will not have to worry about that any time soon.

    Suggestions for improvement include mechanical controls instead of ones that rely on a control board and to add a water-level selector switch (full and half tub work OK for us but may not for some).

    The Maytag mvwp575gw is simply the best washer on the market today. I plan to buy the matching dryer soon.

    Thanks again,

  13. Mr. Pallas,

    I firstly want to express my sincere gratitude for all of the time you have invested testing, reviewing and answering questions regarding this topic! Your efforts are incredibly helpful in my research process!
    I am at the point in our post Hurricane Harvey rebuild where I need to finalize my decision regarding washers and dryers. We have planned accommodations for 2 washers/2 gas dryers as we are a large family and my husband also works in FR uniforms around chemicals at a refinery( the cleaning process of washing his clothes then clean cycle after times up one washing machine for awhile). I have a couple of questions I would greatly appreciate your input on! I’ve considered the SQ Sf7 stacked unit and the previously suggested Maytag top load, but also have wondered about other commercial units that are a larger capacity than the Maytag. Can you offer and suggestions regarding other larger commercial units vs SF7 vs Maytag
    MVWP575GW? Also gas stackable (stacking 2 dryers or once stacked unit)dryer suggestions?(First time with gas dryers:))
    Thank you again for all the insight you’ve already provided in this matter!

    • Hi, a lot to unpack. If you have the space, I recommend getting the Maytag set, and perhaps a LG front load set stacked. The fire resistant clothes need an aggressive agitator (and honestly should have it’s own washer if he gets greasy) The Maytag is lacking in capacity but more than makes up for it in SPEED.

  14. Do you feel the mvwp575gw is too hard on clothes? I understand it does a great job cleaning, but is the wear and tear on the clothing on normal cycle noteworthy? And does the delicate cycle actually work delicately? Thanks so much

    • Aggressive agitation is excellent at cleaning but rough on clothing. I have not tried the delicate cycle on the maytag commecercial but my customers tell me its pretty gentle

  15. Hi there – debating on this set or the speed queen lwnee22sp115tw01 set. Which do you prefer? The Maytag would end to being a little cheaper

    • The LWN is more expensive, and only comes with a 3 year parts only warranty. That said, they both perform very well. I would pick the Maytag just because of the better warranty and better price

  16. I bought this washer based on Eugene’s video and other source research. So far so good. Two questions
    1) WHERE IS THIS MODEL BUILT? Clyde, Ohio? Somewhere else? (I know it seems silly to ask, I’m just curious)

    2) When I first ran some loads there was a subtlbe burning smell that seems to be going away although its still kind of there. Is this from burning off oils from the factory?

    • 1. Clyde Ohio

      2. Slight burning oil smell is perfectly normal. Most new parts have a very thin coating to protect it from rust. As the parts warm up they cook off.

  17. Hi Eugene,

    Great blog and videos! Have you had a chance to check out GE GTW465ASNWW? The Maytag would be perfect if it had the cycles and options this machine has.

    Thanks!

  18. Is the 2019 Maytag commercial grade residential washer as good as this one? What about other 2019 top load washers? Did Speed Queen improve with the system of the fast changing direction of agitator and tub?

    • As far as I can tell, the MVWP575GW has not changed one bit. I heard the SQ 2019 had some programming tweaks, I have not tested it so I cant confirm or deny that its better than the 2018

  19. How long does it take to complete a wash load on the Maytag MVWP575GW? I was confused by your comment under personal opinion that it will wash 6 bath towels “is less than 3 hours”! Thanks!

  20. Eugene,

    Just received my Maytag Commercial washer through special order from Menard’s yesterday and so far am a little indifferent with the washer. The laundry looks clean and does have a very subtle fresh/detergent smell but not as fresh as my previous washer. The problem I am really frustrated with, is that the clothes and bedding is coming out extremely wet. Not dripping, but very damp nonetheless. I’ve ran PowerWash, Mixed, and Normal cycle and they all produce the same result with wet laundry. My dryer has been ran on two dry cycles to get everything dry enough to fold. Is this a common problem? Also, does the drum fill up 100% to the top? Mine only fills up about 85% to the top of the agitator/bottom of fabric softener cap for agitator. Thanks so much for your input!

    • The Maytag isn’t the fastest spinner, that said, if you can wring the clothes and get water to drop, something is wrong. Otherwise I’d try and dry a load with your dryer vent disconnected, with everything working properly you should be able to dry a full load in under 1 hour.

  21. Hi- You might have commented already on this but I didn’t see it. How does the 575 compare to the MVWP 765 ? And how would the 575 compare to the SQ LWN432 ?

    Thanks in advance and for all your efforts.

  22. Sir for the life of me I cannot figure out how to soak something in the washing machine for several hours. I love it but it’s time to soak my shower curtain. After filling the tub I push pause but it then starts to drain. How do I get this machine to fill up and stay that way? Any help would be appreciated.

  23. Hi! Love your videos and this blog.

    We bought a MVWP575GW washer back in November, and aside from the vigorous shaking it does, it’s been OK. Does the job. But this morning after a load of delicate whites (or course) we noticed that much of the load has black grease spots on them. Checking the washer, we found a blob of black grease on the bottom of the tub.

    My wife spoke with the dealer’s service department and they indicated that because it’s black grease (as opposed to a different color) it’s can only be from the gear box. It might take a while to get this all sorted out (service call, order parts, return, hope for the best, etc) but having spent so much on it for its ruggedness, it’s seriously distressing!

    My question is: knowing what I’ve described, does the gear box seem to be the correct diagnosis? And how on Earth does it allow grease into the tub environment?

    Thanks–you Youtube videos were a great help in sorting things out for us!

  24. Has anyone looked into the Commercial Top Load washer made by Huebsch.com out of Wisconsin? They seem to be what we are all seeking.

    • It is made by the same company that makes Speed Queen. The photo of a top loader for light commercial use on their website looks just like a Speed Queen, but with different branding.

  25. Hi Eugene. Love your honest test videos. Two weeks ago, my husband and I purchased the 4.7 Maytag top loader and are planning on returning. When doing a load in hot water, we noticed condensation forming on the control panel, Not a good thing. Do we dare try the mvwp575gw? Any suggestions?

    • The mvwp575gw is unlike any other Maytag I have tested- in the best way possible. This is still the best washer I have tested so far and is still my #1 recommendation for new top load agitator washers

  26. Thank you Eugene for your advice on how to fix my old Maytag that we’ve had for over 30 years! If I can’t get it done then I’ll definitely buy the Maytag 575 washer. Eugene finally bought some clarity to an otherwise sea of confusion when trying to figure out what is actually worth buying. By the way I live in California so Eugene helped me when I obviously won’t be buying from him.

  27. Mr. Pallas, I know you don’t know me from Adam but, from me to you, “thank you” for your work. You bring a little product happiness into peoples live and empower them to make informed decisions by sharing information in your area of expertise. Bought the Maytag ‘575 based on your take on it and it’s been great. I have no doubt it will be for years to come. Thanks again, Andrew

  28. Hi can someone please tell me:

    Does it have a lid lock or can I open
    during the cycle?

    And what does it do after the presoak happens? Does it drain or does it go right into the wash cycle?

    Thank you!!

  29. Can you please tell me if 575 has a lock lid or does it pause when you open?

    Does machine continue to wash cycle by itself when soak cycle is done?

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