If I may chime in with my $.02, I don't recommend the Maytags
any more. They just haven't been doing well since they went to the
The most reliable (and time-proven) machines I'm seeing for the $
right now are the standard vertical-axis (midrange) Whirlpools.
Stay with a mechanical timer vs electronics - if you can find one.
The new Whirlpool tall-tubs look promising, but it's to early to tell.
And I've had to service several under warranty already.
Hope that helps someone a bit.
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