Maytag Purchase

I plan to buy a Maytag Washer and Dryer. Please give me any related recommendations.
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In Feb I bought the Neptune series with the stand so that they are higher off the floor. There are 3 models mine one for a couple of hundred more that spins faster. Duh mine has an "max extract" button, adds 2 minutes to the cycle. And then the monster machine with touch screen and multiple languages with was about $800 more.
Never been sorry I spent the money, quiet and they do the job well. It was a trick getting used to an front loader. But it handles an king sized comforter no sweat. My dryer is electric, old one was gas. Pleased as punch.
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So many models, try Consumer Reports online for good advise.
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I'm very happy with the Maytag dryer I bought 8 years ago. I don't know exacty what model it is, I think it says Dependable Care and/or Heavy Duty on it. I'm not sure what the equivalent would be today.
As for the Maytag Atlantis washer I bought 4 months ago, I am not as happy. Mainly, the clothes get roughed up a lot and the spin cycle doesn't get as much water out as our previous washer (17 year old Hitachi, small but very good, just expired). There is no setting for gentle wash + high spin, you have to choose between one or the other, but even their high spin is not very high.
Now I understand the comments by people who bought front-end loaders, regarding gentler handling of clothes and high-spin water extraction. However, our top-loading Hitachi was very gentle on clothes and had high-spin, so it's not related to front-load vs top-load, it's really related to machine design in my opinion.

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jstp wrote:

I bought the set (washer and dryer) about 2 years aog. I have not had any problems with the dryer, But I have had 2 problems with my washer. The first problem was a burned out circuit board. The tech that came out told me that there were problems with the circuit board. He said that they have been having problems with the boards burning out. I dont know if maytag addressed this problem yet. The second problem is mold in the washer drum. well actually its on the rubber flap that seals the drum to the washer. Today actually it smelled so bad I looked on the website and it said to clean it with bleach and water. I started to clean and then I noticed the mold. I was using a solution of 1 part bleach and 1 part water. There was a bunch of mold that I was able to get off but there was mold that I was not able to remove. I will be scrubbing again tomorrow. I dont think that a two year old washer should have mold, actually, any washer for that matter. Anyhoo it also takes longer to wash clothes but it does use less water. I prob would suggest the dryer but not the washer. By the way, I do 2-3 loads a day so lack of use, or sporadic use shouldnt cause mold.( I think)
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I bought Admiral branded (low end Maytag) washer and dryer set last year, and I love them. You can get them at Home Depot and they didn't cost much and work great.
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The mould issue is also well documented, they came up with a redesigned door seal and door liner with improved ventilation and drainage. I suggest you call Maytag re this, they've been pretty good at dealing with affected customers.
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Is this a frontload Neptune? The older ones had a mold and circuit board issue. Call Maytag to see if your is covered for the free repair.

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Front or top loaders? I am not impressed with my 7 year old Neptune dryer. A bit noisy and not great at getting wrinkles out. I think you can get a better deal on a Sears Kenmore dryer. My dryer is gas by the way. Check Consumer Reports. They consider the Maytag Neptune washer relatively unreliable but mine is fine. Early models had mildew problems but Maytag fixed them for anyone who asked ever after warranty by adding a seal drainage system and mold resistent plastics.

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Hi!
If we're talking top-loaders, I wouldn't do it. True Maytag toploaders ('Dependable Care') aren't being manufactured any more, but are now basically Admiral/Norge/M'chef machines with a redesigned cabinet and a Maytag nameplate. You'll be much better off in the long run with a Whirlpool - built 'direct drive' top loader. They're a very reliable, proven design.
If we're talking front-loaders, I personally wouldn't buy any of them. I'm sorry to have to say that, bc I like their water and energy savings and their overall efficiency and performance. But they just aren't lasting long enough to justify their cost.
I'm seeing rear bearing failures at 5-9 years of age on average, and that's just unacceptable in view of their price.
That's my $.02. Hope it's of some help.
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My direct drive Kenmore barely made it 5 years before the transmission went. That with only 2 people in the house. There is a seal under water level that went and let water in to ruin the transmission. I would not buy another unless that has been corrected. My Neptune frontloader has been running 7 years without issues except I did have the free mildew fix repair performed. Maytag offers a reasonably price extended warranty on the machine too. I gave the Neptune to my parents and now using the Kenmore HE3T front loader from Whirlpool. Seems a bit too complicated compared to the Maytag Neptune. The first one had to be replaced because the cabinet wasn't welded together correctly. Also the pump made a racket. 2nd one is ok so far.

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Thank you all for the advise.

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