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Maytag Atlantis Washer
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I bought a matching Maytag Atlantis top load washer and dryer around 2005. We had problems with the washer from the first day. But I was a very very busy mother and thought the problem was me not knowing how to properly run the machine; sometimes, the spin cycle would just stop. Over the next year I would experiment with changing the buttons and dial combinations or redistribute the clothes, etc. In all instances, the spin cycle would eventually start working again. Over time I did start to notice a pattern. The spin cycle would work for a number of loads and then it would stop working. But just after about one year of use, I noticed that the problem was worse when I washed with hot or warm water, when the spin cycle would stop after only one or two loads. I discovered that if I waited at least an hour the spin cycle would start working again. It was a terrible inconvenience and added many hours to the task of doing laundry! By that time the one year warranty had run out. I made some calls and learned we would have to pay over $100 just for a service call -- not including parts and labor. I decided to live with the problem and hoped that by some miracle it would either fix itself or not get any worse. I have lived with this unbelievably irritating and inconveniencing problem for all these years. At times, the spin cycle would start screeching. At times, it would stop working altogether and I would have to wring out the clothes by hand and dry them for a couple of hours in the dryer!! But then, the next day it would work again! One time last year when it stopped and I couldn't get it working again, I gave up and called Maytag who referred me to a local Maytag repairman who did finally come to look at the machine, but I was so disgusted with his attitude and became so suspicious that he was not telling me the truth and was lying about what was wrong and how much it would cost, that I basically threw him out of my house and told him he would be lucky if I didn't file charges against both him and Maytag for criminal fraud! Anyway, lo and behold the machine did start running again, but with the same spin cycle problems I had for 8 years. Today as I waited the hour for the spin cycle to start working again, I decided to look online for complaints and found thousands just like mine. So here is my three cents worth. DON'T TRUST MAYTAG ANYMORE!
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Maytag Atlantis transmission # 3
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My story is not unlike the rest of you that purchased that high dollar piece of junk. Within the first year I had to have one transmission put in the clunker. Then within the next 1 1/2 yrs another..........now here we are again and time for another one. Lowes sent me back to Maytag and Maytag helped with the repairs but then the last time it was well, we will give you a 10% discount on a new one. I said what do you mean a new one this one is not 3 yrs old. Why would I buy a new one when this one has a better warranty than Lowes offers on the new ones. I have a 5 yr warranty through Maytag on the Transmission and 10 on the drum and the new ones have a one year warranty on them. What makes Maytag think I want to buy another one from them. There should be some recourse for us that spend that kind of money on an appliance. 600. dollars a lot of money in my book. and for them to offer you basically 60 dollars off a on new one when the one you have is less than 3 yrs old. This is disgusting to say the least.
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Anonymous on 10/07/2009:
yeah they pretty much screwed the pooch by lowering their warranty.

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Maytag Atlantis Washer & Dryer Love Them
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Been wonderful. Never have broke down. Great!!
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Maytag Atlantis Washer and Dryer
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We purchased a Maytag Atlantis Washer and Dryer in 2004, and it was NOT cheap. The dyer was an absolute piece of junk! (The washer not much better, will get there in a minute.) Within the first 12 months the dryer started squeaking as the drum turned. Shortly after the squeaking started the igniter had to be replaced; our model is gas. That igniter bit the dust in less than a year and a second igniter had to be installed (at $170.00 a pop!). Shortly after that, one of the paddles in the drum came loose and fell out while drying a load of clothes. I called the repairman—again—he told me it would be a $50.00 service call and 2 hours in labor just to tear the drum apart to screw that paddle back in. I chose not to have it replaced since we had already spent a fortune having two igniters installed. Where the screws came lose there were rough spots in the drum; thus, I could no longer dry my dedicates in the dryer. Ok…if that is not bad enough, last week I was drying a load of clothes and the dryer started making this very loud grinding noise as the drum turned; I went in and immediately turned it off. When I opened the dryer door half the felt gasket that goes around the front of the drum was in the dryer! Uuuuggg……. I am fit to be tied and dealing the “Maytag people,” is a waste of time. After the felt gasket came out of the dryer, we took it out to the curb and I bought a Kenmore.

The Atlantis washer has not broken down like the dryer has. However, it does a crap job of washing the clothes and is now starting to make squealing noises when it spins the clothes out. I am sure it is just a matter of time before it too bites the dust...

I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, own another Maytag product and they will never see another dime of my money! I would rather go down to the river and beat my clothes on the rocks by hand than purchase another one of their crap products!
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Maytag Atlantis
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NEW MEXICO -- I have a Maytag Atlantis that is less than 5 years old. The gears are shot and it sounds like a jet taking off when it spins. I was given a $300.00 repair cost. Obviously I wouldn't spend that much to repair this piece of junk. Plus I will never have another Maytag appliance of any kind in my home.

The Maytag man must be keeping busy now that they are proving to be junk.
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Anonymous on 03/26/2009:
By gears,do you mean transmission? You might want to check the warranty,some of those models had a 10 year on the tranny.I think my all time favorite Atlantis model is the one that had the soap dispenser in the lid...
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Maytag Atlantis
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NEW YORK -- My mom's Maytag washer had finally seen better days and she being a loyal Maytag buyer researcher around and purchased a new Maytag Atlantis. From the very beginning the washer was junk leaving lint and soap powder on all the items washed. Call me crazy but isn't the purpose of washing an item for the end result to be the item to be clean and in good order to wear?

She had the repairman come and he told her that Maytag doesn't make the washers like the old ones, and suggested she switch to liquid detergent and try running a cycle with white vinegar in order to clear any remaining lint.

Needless to say this did nothing and the clothes have dried detergent and lint all over them and are an embarrassment to wear.

Does anyone have the address to the Maytag corporate office (not the customer service office)???

Thanks in advance!
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Maytag Atlantis Is Junk
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MONROE, CONNECTICUT -- Bought Maytag because my mothers is 35 years old and still works good, my set about 8 years old has been repaired at least 4 times on each unit, I have become a expert at rebuilding their crap, have paid double and triple of unit cost in repairs....Contacted Maytag and the response was that they are sorry to lose me as a customer, don't know what I will buy in future but I will never spend money on any Maytag products every again, and will spend all of my days telling my story to anyone looking at Maytag products in stores.

Your customer service is the worst I have ever dealt with, you have ruin the reputation the Maytag founders work so hard to achieve.
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Slimjim on 02/26/2009:
The Atlantis junk should never have been allowed to carry the Maytag name.One of the many recent blunders Maytag has done to their decades old top reputation. These are the same machines available for years as Norge and Magic Chef. Maytag should have just left the MC name on them and sold them as a separate branding only.
qualityappliance on 02/27/2009:
Slim is correct, they sold these units for years through Montgomery Ward stores and after the BK had to find another outlet.
Anonymous on 02/27/2009:
Quality,remember the model with the detergent dispenser in the lid?
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Maytag Atlantis Motor Failed After 3 Years
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STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS -- After 3-years of good service the washer began making very disturbingly loud noise. The Maytag repairman determined the sealed motor bearings were shot. Replacement cost $400 for a $700 machine. Our previous Maytag worked well for over 19 years.
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Slimjim on 01/23/2009:
The Atlantis model is junk in comparison. Not your mums Maytag by any stretch.
qualityappliance on 01/24/2009:
The Alantis and Performa linse are the saame as the machines that previously were marketed with the Montgomery Ward, Norge and Magic Chef names, and as Slim aluded to, they are the bottom of the barrel.
Slimjim on 01/24/2009:
It always surprised me Maytag even put their name on these things.
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Poor Quality
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Bought a new Maytag Atlantis washer and dryer set about five years ago. I have had nothing but problems since with the washer. Had to be replaced a week after I brought it home. It was shaking all over the place. it wouldn't balance. They said it was my floor. That's a load of crap (8 feet between supporting walls, 2x12 floor joists. 2 layers of flooring). Then the belt burnt up twice in the first two years. Then the water pump went out at year 3. Midway through year 3 the transmission went bad. that was still under warrant, but I had to pay 130.00 for the labor. 2 months ago the timer went bad. 100.00 more dollars.

Tried to talk to customer service. It was like talking to the back of my hand. Bored Maytag repairman my ass! I will never buy another Maytag, or Maytag owned product.
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I hate Maytag on 12/15/2008:
Customer service with this company is like signing up to be treated like a Dog.
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Atlantis Piece Of $#@! Washing Machine
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My husband purchased a brand new washing machine for me. We shopped around and purchased the Atlantis, the middle of the road in pricing, but we thought Maytag was a name we could trust since our parents swore by them, also the Maytag Repairman Commercial that everyone refers to, how bored he is.

Well, everything went well for the first 2 years and then all of a sudden, the machine stopped spinning. It was the belt and the transmission. A sixty nine dollar service call and then a week and a half without a machine, and then $140 for Labor to remove the transmission and then put the new one in along with the belt which took him no longer than 30 minutes total. With tax, that was $220.00. Luckily the transmission was covered under warranty. The repair has lasted; however, another problem occurred two months later. Some pump went. So another $69 for a service call. This time, it was going to be in the area of $200 for the part because it wasn't under warranty and $50 for the labor.

Well, I paid the service call fee and told him to have a nice day. I went to the appliance store and ordered the part myself. My husband put it on. The part was $72 with tax. It took my husband ten minutes to put it on. These people are CROOKS!!! And now my machine is making a squealing noise on the spin cycle. I'm afraid to do laundry. I wished someone would get a class action suit against these idiots!!! I was told by a maytag salesman that maytag was cheapened because another company purchased them. How true this is, I haven't a clue.

In the meantime, I see hundreds of people with similar complaints as mine on this garbage machine we all bought and have sunk a ton of money into and / or have been inconvenienced by in one way or another. I really liked my Amana :) Wished I would have stuck with that brand!
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qualityappliance on 08/06/2008:
Maytag cheapened their products before they were bought out by Whirlpool. It sounds like the service company you had come was Sears/A&E, they have a reputation of seriously overcharging.

By the way, Amana is made by Maytag and has been for years.
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