Background and Identification
The Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300 is a line of washing machines produced by Maytag, an American appliance company owned by Whirlpool. The Bravos series of washers are top-loading, meaning that they have a hatch for putting your clothes into on the top of the machine instead of on the side. They are usually made from white painted metal and bear the Maytag logo (the word “MAYTAG” in capital letters).
You can identify your specific washer model by looking for a sticker on the device containing identifying information such as the model number and serial number. As shown on this Maytag support article, this sticker is usually found on the back of the machine or on the rim of the hole where you load laundry into the machine. The Bravos Quiet Series 300 washers have model numbers like MVWB300xxx or MVWX300xxx. You can see in this Whirlpool naming document that each part of the model number has a meaning:
- “M” stands for Maytag
- “VW” stands for vertical washer
- “B” or “X” stands for Bravos or Bravos XL
- “300” is the series number
- The xxx can contain extraneous information
You can find replacement parts and manuals for these washers on the Maytag replacement website. Sometimes the washer will also display a status code to alert you to a potential problem. These codes are in the user manual and also listed on this Stack Exchange forum post.