Maytag washer/dryer

Wanted to post a message regarding Maytag. We sold our 35 year old Maytag washer when we sold our house. Because of this history, 18 months ago we purchased mid-line washer and dryer. Both have been repaired several times. Now out of warantee, the washer floods the floor on any large load. Repairman says it's our fault. Dryer squeaks like a banchee. Maytag says "too bad". BEWARE.
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Did he give you specifics? Must be a reason.
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We had bad experiences with our Maytag, too - less than a year old - frequent but intermittent leaks - 6 service calls - it wasn't overloaded, it was level, yadda, yadda, yadda - FINALLY the last repair tech, noticed two or three drops of oil on the floor under the washer - he ordered a replacement transmission - BINGO - not a problem since. His thought was that the transmission was "slipping" causing the tub to go into it's spin routine before all the water was pumped out, and some of the water was getting slung out over the top of the tub when it went to spin. He also told us to NOT open the top when it was on the drain cycle, just before it went to spin - he said that he had seen that cause the transmission to "jump" into spin before all the water was pumped out.
All in all, next time I'll buy something better - the "quality" on these models sucks.
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No longer manufactured, could you still buy a Maytag? I must agree, our first Maytag lasted well over 20 years but our 3 year old Maytag washer will be on the third water pump - just junk. This is not unique to Maytag, you'll found other brands reliability are not much better. My GE stainless steel refrigerator lasted only about 1.5 years but fortunately its on a recall and was fixed free. Otherwise, the GE service call would be something like $150 for travel plus $150 for diagnostic plus $120 for the part for a total of $420 - ouch! The motor on our top rated Kenmore dryer gave up just after the one year warranty. That Kenmore now is on the third motor in three years and something else crapped out again just a few months ago. The new stuff is not reliable, regardless how much it cost.
My dad's Zenith b&w tv from the late 1950's lasted over 30 years, our old Maytag washers and dryers lasted almost forever, my aunt still has the 1950s vintage Frigidaire refrigerator in the kitchen. They don't make them like they used to.
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Maytag says no warranty because its not part of the transmission. Had serviceman check it and said the parts are all Norge. So what did I buy, certainly not a Maytag. Only the little plate on the top tha said Maytag. NO more maytag for me.
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records, meaning, their products are in for repairs more than others.
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don't let this main page bore you, this guy is really amusing; browse his repair expertise and wit at: http://applianceguru.com /
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That's why we spent $200 for a new motor for our 1974 Maytag, Too bad appliance makers haven't had the talent to build in longevity and reliability into their products like the automakers.
Joe
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