Thanks a lot for the prompt reply and info on the two models. One of your earlier posts caught my attention and I looked up the WTW57ES. On the surface it looks like it has more features and flexibility. We live in the country so cost of water is not a concern, but saving water and electric is more green, so this model is appealing
I just looked up the MVWC500VW. I've been bouncing back and forth between manufacturer's web sites trying to compare it to the WTW57ES and figure out the differences, and which might be a better washer. Per CR's repair history, Whirlpool has a slightly lower repair history. Is the Whirlpool WTW57ES more washer for the money?
Thanks again for the valuable information.
The WTW57ES is an energy star top load washer that uses an average of 26 gallons of water. The Maytag will use about 40 gallons of water per wash. The Whirlpool model will save you more water and energy in the long run and is not that much more expensive. The WTW57ES is a great washer for the price. The repair history for the Maytags on CR's repair history page is still going to be higher because a lot of those reports for repairs are going back to the old Maytag companies not so good products during that time period. They are both good washers though. Hope that helps.
We have sold over 100 of these units in the last year or so and I have not heard of that model making a noise like your saying. I would call a different service company out there to look at it. I would also try to have the machine running while they are there so that they can tell what noise you are talking about. Hope that works.