Written on: 04/09/2005 by mallured (1 review written)
Not too many! Holds larger than average loads.
What else do you want the washer to do?
I don't read many reviews about how poor a rinsing job the Maytag Neptune Washing Machine does, but once you know where to look, it is all too obvious. I use 1/2 the recommended amount of HE detergent, and there are still suds in the gasket by the door. If users take the time to look into the gasket, where the few drain holes are after each wash, you will notice suds. Not always a lot, mind you, but try rinsing long enough to get them out. I have spent over 4 hours of rinsing (no detergent at all except for the initial wash), and finally got the last of the suds out.
An example: I did a load of 7 pairs of jeans, size 38 (not kids ones!) along with two work shirts. Two of the pairs of jeans had a lot of dirt and grease. I used Tide HE. There are two settings, one for lightly soiled and/or medium loads, and one for soiled and/or large loads. I used 1/2 the amount for the small load.
When I opened the machine during the wash cycle, there were only a few suds around the edge of the water, so I know I wasn't overloading on the detergent.
When I opened up the door at the end, there were suds at the bottom of the gasket. I put it on two more rinse cycles. Still suds. I put it on another full wash cycle without adding any detergent. Still suds. Once more, I put it on a full wash cycle, heavy soil (so it would slosh out as much detergent as possible), and finally after 4 hours of washing and rinsing, it finally came out without any suds at the bottom. And this is supposed to be a time saver? Or are we supposed to be wearing our clothes with detergent still in them?