Pros: Does an excellent job with the laundry!
My grandmother bought the Maytag Atlantis MAV6200 washer last July at Sears for $499. She is very pleased with it. It runs quietly and smoothly. It has not needed a service call yet! I am knocking on wood that her washer keeps running flawlessy.
Here are the features of the washer:
3.2 cubic foot #20 capacity washbasket
QuadClean wash system
SwirlAway drain system
Six point suspension
Unbalanced load compensator
Three Whites cycles: heavy/normal/light
Three Colors cycles: heavy/normal/light
Two Delicates cycles: normal/light
Extra rinse optional on every cycle
SuperWash optional on every cycle
Here are the cycles/options my grandmother uses most often:
Whites: normal/SuperWash/extra rinse
Colors: normal/SuperWash/extra rinse
Delicates: light/SuperWash/extra rinse
My grandmother does 2-3 average size loads every other day. The washer washes/rinses and spins very well. It leaves the clothes almost dry. The LoadSensor agitator senses the load size and adjusts the wash action for each load. The washer also has an 155 degree agitation stroke. It washes at 88 strokes per minute on normal speed and at 58 strokes per minute on gentle speed. The washer spins at 620 rpms on fast speed and at 410 rpms on slow speed. The machine's long agitation stroke is very effective in getting out heavy soil while remaining gentle to clothes. The washbasket is wide and shallow for easy unloading and loading. This machine reminds my grandmother of the belt drive Whirlpool/Kenmore #18 capacity machines equipped with the Dual Action agitator...She used to have a belt drive Kenmore #18 capacity machine equipped with the Penta Swirl agitator. The Maytag Atlantis spins out much better than her old Kenmore...She likes her Atlantis better than the Kenmore. The Atlantis is also easier to load and unload and it handles unbalanced loads much better. Above all my grandmother loves this washer...She highly recommends this washer.